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Desperately Seeking Balance

September 23, 2022

Our relationship with work has never been more complicated, and what we choose to wear to work reflects this complexity. As companies seek to bring workers back into the office, it helps to consider why employees want to work and provide apparel that meets them where they are. The Style Network takes a closer look at the different motivations for employees and what they might want to wear if they’re coming back into the office.

Rebalancing Wardrobes

June 28, 2022

If you’ve ever watched a Sumo match, there’s a word they use when the wrestlers need some encouragement.The gyōji (a Sumo referee) will call out “Hakkeyoi!” in the ring, meaning “Put some spirit into it!” I’ve recently had the chance to present in front of real live people again and although it feels great to … Continued

Newtopia: Smart Wardrobes

March 21, 2022

A wardrobe doesn’t need a talking AI or fancy gadgets to be smart. The intelligent options are often the simplest ones, allowing room for easy and dressy to coexist in the same space, emphasizing utility and incorporating separates into smart, cohesive outfits.

Newtopia: Green Beginnings

January 18, 2022

So, we’ve started a new year. Did you notice? New beginnings mean starting out fresh, and the first color that comes to mind is often green. As a color it creates a visual reminder of nature, health and growth. As a concept, it speaks to our commitments to take better care of the world and the creatures that live in it. Both represent important apparel trends in the year to come.

Adapt, Survive, Thrive

May 14, 2021

We often see nature as a wholesome and healing place. Somewhere we can seek refuge from the modern world and get away from it all. And that is true, but the natural world can also be harsh and brutal too. It’s a place where survival of the fittest reigns supreme, though I’d argue that the … Continued

Connecting To Your Trend

March 10, 2021

Trends are defined by connections. A trend is not just an interesting data point. It’s not a graph in a media article or a whitepaper on some specific social movement. While we often get caught up in the statistics that explain trends, all that complicated info-wrangling doesn’t mean much without the connections we make to … Continued

Adventures in the Shire

January 20, 2021

Let’s start the new year with a cup of kindness, like we sing about in “Auld Lang Syne.” Let’s talk about the shire. Just using that word should conjure an image in your mind: a safe and cozy neighborhood where everyone watches out for one another. It’s a place where you could live your best … Continued

Investing in Our Shared Future

December 18, 2020

As we get ready to close the book on 2020, there’s a natural temptation to want to get a peek at what’s coming up. 2020 was full of unique challenges, exciting opportunities and unexpected curveballs, but there’s a whole new book waiting. Can we just glance at the summary on the dust jacket and see … Continued

When Elegant Meets Cozy

November 13, 2020

We’ve been talking for the last couple months about the trend of Elevated Active, and how utility and luxury come together to make workwear a category worth watching. Now let’s look at it a little differently – still the same subject, but from a different angle. An aspect of Elevated Active that we haven’t really … Continued

Remix Streetwear

February 3, 2020

Luxury fashion has been greatly influenced by Hip-Hop. Full stop. That is all. This is probably the understatement of the year — and it’s only February. What was once seen as a B-boy or B-girl, “urban” rapper uniform of sorts, has brought the street to the runway and shows no sign of looking back. Streetwear … Continued