Jihee Ahn is The Cordwainers Footwear Awards 2021 winner. The De Montfort University student beat Kamile Peleckyte and Reuben Crabbe, both from the London College of Fashion, who were placed second and third.
Mr Porter’s on the search for new global design talent. The online menswear retailer has launched Mr Porter Futures, a “first-of-its-kind global and comprehensive talent search” for three aspiring menswear designers.
Alek Wek has developed a colorful new capsule collection with Weekend Max Mara. The Sudanese-born model worked with Max Mara’s design team to create a blend of her African roots, cosmopolitan lifestyle and artistic eye.
With the pandemic continuing to put the brakes on the fashion industry, a number of retailers are taking the time to re-evaluate their business models in response to consumer demand for more responsible products.