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It is commonly acknowledged that the high street copies the catwalk. It is rarely acknowledged the ways the fashion elite copy the street. So fashion collaborations represent an interesting 'turn' in fashion, perhaps the logic of which we can see connected to issues of intellectual property. As fashion blogger Susie Bubble recently said , 'fashion is creativity first and commerce second' but if IP is the cultural currency of creativity and what helps to turn fashion into a commercial industry - it is worth us asking some serious questions about the value intellectual property for those especially emerging designers engaged in the production of culture in the connected creative economy?
From start-up to catwalk, a four city investigation,' for CREATe the centre for new business models in the creative economy and previously was a lecturer of intellectual property law at Hertfordshire University.
Essays on cultural appropriation. Rutgers University Press, A social critique of the judgement of taste. Harvard University Press, Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Intellectual Property Since the modern French couturier Paul Poiret attempted to protect his unique couture designs from being knocked-off by American manufactures in , intellectual property has been an on-going issue for the fashion industry.
Hoodie with croco-patterned sleeves, with mesh backpack, boxing gloves, key ring, and metal water bottle. Metallic grey coat with hood over pull over with Aztec prints, and scuba foam pants. Hoodie windbreaker with large buckle belt. Scuba sweater with bandage sides with silver and black leggings.
Boxing gloves, shades and body towel. Woven biker jacket over black and gray bodycon long-sleeved dress, over matching leggings and scuba boots. These stories made other people. Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Each collaboration is different, because the designers themselves are such individuals with their own style and point of view.
It means that our customers will get the chance to buy exclusive pieces by Alexander Wang that will only be available in this one-off collaboration. Alexander is a very clever designer, because he is always challenging himself to find new ways to work with garments that are familiar. The collection is very urban and is full of attitude, but it also has lightness and humor, which makes the pieces very approachable and desirable.
For me, our designer collaborations have always been a celebration of fashion. But I think Karl understood how fashion was becoming a global conversation that went beyond the old boundaries. Each time, we want the collaboration to be something completely unexpected, and different from the season before. Fashion is such a diverse industry, that we have a wide variety of designers to approach.
When we decide to collaborate with a designer it is because it is the right timing, both for the designer and us and we also believe that it is right for our customers. This year, is the perfect time to collaborate with Alexander Wang. I really wanted to relook at the nature of their collaborations, and to do something different.
We utilized techniques such as bonding, welding and foam injection treatments in select items that feel innovative and modern. What prompted this design direction? For me, functionality is also one aspect of style in a piece. Functional details, such as the rubberized zip or a particular grommet, can additionally be interesting.
Update: As of a.m. today, the line is available to shop online! You can stock up on all of Alexander Wang For H&M's WANG-emblazoned sweatshirts and dresses, mesh-paneled leggings, and more. Every piece (and price) from the highly anticpated collaboration between the Swedish retail giant and NYC's king of Downtown cool, available in select H&M stores and at hitmixeoo.gq on November 6th. Sold out—and in no time at all. Despite reported "collab fatigue," Alexander Wang x H&M managed to inspire shoppers to line up a day in advance of the November 6th drop and completely overload H.
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