Highlights from the International Talent Support Contest

We wander through the show in Trieste, discovering explosive developments in fashion

Italy‘s most eastern city, Trieste is geographically and culturally located at the intersection of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. It’s there that Barbara Franchin created International Talent Support (ITS) back in 2002, one of the most respected events for emerging talent in fashion design. This year’s event saw some 900+ creative projects submitted from 80 countries centered on the theme “So bold, almost incredible.” From …

Daisy Harris-Burland Turns Recycled Materials into Couture Fashion

A glimpse at one of Tiger Beer's "Uncaged" artists and an opportunity to join in the program

“I want people to be stunned by my work before they realize what it’s made out of,” fashion designer Daisy Harris-Burland says. The co-founder of Dumpster Design (and “Radical Designer of The Year” according to the UK Fashion Design Council) Harris-Burland crafts striking, extravagant and future-forward couture pieces—from materials she’s salvaged. In so many ways her work defies the age of fast fashion that’s grabbed …

Farewell Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent Co-Founder

Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé has died aged 86 years old, 19 years after his parter. The French luxury fashion house was founded in 1961 after Saint Laurent was fired from Dior having been conscripted. Bergé and Saint Laurent went on to create one of the world’s most influential, recognizable and aspirational brands. As Dazed explains, “With Bergé in charge of the business, Yves …

Amazon’s AI Fashion Designer

An algorithm developed by Amazon can create clothing designs based on images of various other items of apparel. Developed by Amazon Lab126 (the R+D arm of the company), this tech is most probably for fast fashion—so that Amazon’s AI can analyze new styles and craft similar pieces quickly. As The Verge says, “Amazon’s reach coupled with consumer desire for cheap, trendy clothes could one day …