Designers Team Up At Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022

milan fashion week spring 2022

Courtesy of the designers; Prada: Emmanuel Wong

style points

Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world.

Once, a collaboration was the ultimate in cred—high married to low, luxe mingled with quotidian. But after this just-concluded Milan Fashion Week, that kind of move looks so, well, 2020. Now, designers who once existed in their own never-intersecting, competing lanes are merging, with unexpected results. Perhaps the blueprint for this was the Gucci/Balenciaga linkup we saw at the former’s Aria collection in April, whose “hacked” pieces melded Alessandro Michele’s embellished maximalism with Demna Gvasalia’s Matrix-ready edge.

milan fashion week spring 2022
Fendi by Versace

Courtesy of the designer.

“Fendace,” AKA Fendi + Versace, was the portmanteau that became the talk of this Milan Fashion Week. But as the show notes for the collection were quick to declare upfront, “This is not a collaboration.” Instead, it was a meeting of the minds, as

Read More

Benjamin Bellwether launches as a fashion trend and education service

NEW YORK, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Benjamin Bellwether, a fashion trend forecasting service based in New York City, today announced the launch of its trend forecasting and business acumen service and release of its first set of insights and educational courses. Customers can explore free articles and subscribe to in-depth market shopping reports and education courses covering topics including Sustainability Basics of Fashion Business and Marketing Basics for Fashion Business.

Click here to read our latest Quick Insights trend articles.

Bellwether surveys street and runway looks, in-store and online comp shopping, social media and search engine traffic to distill market trends into actionable reports that customers can use to improve their product development and product processes. The service also uses this data to provide insights about marketing, sustainability and general business practices.

Benjamin Bellwether content includes:

  • trend alerts, industry news, shifts in consumer behavior and other quick insights 
Read More