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 …

From High School To Fashion Trade Shows And International Sales

From fashion design doodles in his high school notebooks to Japanese retailers carrying his wares, a lot has transpired in the life of Taofeek Abijako over the last year. One year ago, Abijako was still a senior in Albany when he tweeted out the first-ever lookbook for his luxury streetwear brand Head of State+. The tweet made its way to the buyer of Japan’s United …