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7 September 2017 Essay How Did the 1980s AIDS Crisis Affect Fashion? NJAL expands on Charlie Porter’s review of the inaugural New York Men’s Fashion Week where the Financial Times Fashion Editor mused on why the city falls behind London in radical menswear design and
5 September 2017 Essay Appreciation or Appropriation? Adopting elements of different cultures is a natural, human consequence of the interaction between different groups. It is indicative of a diverse and vibrant society.
21 August 2017 Industry Mexico: LA’s Fast-Fashion Resource It remains to be seen if the U.S. administration will follow through on its recent threat to impose a 20 percent tax on goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. In the meantime, Alison A. Nieder, the
14 August 2017 Horizon Chinese Fashion: From Maoism to Individualism For nearly a decade, China consistently swept out anything old, feudal and foreign and replaced it with a mass revolutionary movement, the Cultural Revolution, tormenting a society that was reigned
21 July 2017 NJAL Projects Fashion & Fantasy | Part 7 A monthly curated fashion film selection by Niccolò Montanari: In a celebration of summer, the next Fashion & Fantasy installment features video content that let us travel without leaving our
14 July 2017 Essay Why is Berlin the Creative Capital of the World? Berlin has long boasted cheap rents, a low cost of living and a thriving creative scene, and its cultural cache only continues to beam with infectious cool. NJAL muses on why Berlin is still a city
19 June 2017 Essay New Africa: The Movement Redefining Black Masculinity in Fashion “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused
12 June 2017 NJAL Projects Fashion & Fantasy | Part 6 "I wanted to show content that made us a question what it meant to be a man and how that affected our relationships and bonds. Specifically, I felt necessary to share how the struggle we endure
7 June 2017 NJAL Projects London College of Fashion: BA17 | Graduate Highlight In partnership with NOT JUST A LABEL London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London is proud to present the Class of 2017. This year’s crop of fearless and talented young creatives embody
YOUNG DESIGNER
4 May 2017 Industry The Environment for Young Designers NJAL has asked me to write something about fashion today: the environment of smaller labels and young designers, the hurdles they face.
14 February 2018 Competitions Open Call For Entries: Redress Design Award 2018 Do you have what it takes to rethink fashion? Redress is scouring the globe for the top emerging
20 December 2017 Industry Fashion & Fantasy | Part 12 A Monthly Curated Video Selection by Niccolò Montanari: It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without the
5 December 2017 Competitions Feeric 33 | New Talents Competition Feeric Fashion Week has since 2008 developed itself in an international fashion hub for designers
21 November 2017 Competitions Open Call: 2018 Parsons x Flying Solo Fashion Award Revolutionary industry fashion hub, Flying Solo, has announced its open call for 2018 Parsons x
31 October 2017 Designer Focus Designer Focus: Ka Wa Key London based design duo Ka Wa Key Chow and Jarno Leppanen explore the relationship between soft
18 September 2017 Horizon Fashion, Sustainability and the Misplacement of Shame Silvia Bombardini delves into the layers of fast fashion, uprooting societal attitudes,
18 August 2017 Essay Fashion's Troubled Mind The fashion world is often portrayed as a place of glitz and glamour, excess, extravagance and
7 August 2017 Essay De-Centralising London as Fashion's Epicentre | Part One For the past three years, Professor Angela McRobbie has been investigating how fashion micro-
4 August 2017 Designer Focus Black Blessed Floriana Serani founded Black Blessed, a Rome-based concept-brand only after years of honing his
28 July 2017 Essay The Status of Fashion Education in the Middle East All eyes are on the Middle East, from the cultural, political, social, and religious matters that
24 January 2018 Industry FASHIONALLY Collection #11 | Young Stars Shine Bright On Hong Kong Stage The biannual FASHIONALLY showcase champions Hong Kong’s up-and-coming designers. In collaboration with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, NJAL
15 January 2018 Competitions Open Call for Entries: Fashion My Religion! The 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival During this three-day festival over more than 100 emerging designers and (performing) artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show
12 January 2018 Competitions ANDAM Fashion Award Paris Created in 1989, the annual ANDAM Fashion Awards offers a financial and logistic support to fashion designers chosen after a long and in-depth
18 December 2017 Competitions LVMH Prize 2018: Apply Now Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created to honour and support young fashion designers around the world. Every year, a young designer
2 November 2017 NJAL Projects HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design | Graduate Highlight NJAL is proud to introduce the 2017 HEAD – Genève (Geneva School of Art and Design) Bachelor and Master graduates. Following the graduate show live-
2 October 2017 Industry Fashion & Fantasy | Part 9 This month’s curated film selection by Niccolò Montanari is an ode to Mexico, its beauty and the creatives behind some of the best fashion films,
20 September 2017 Industry The Zeitgeist of Hong Kong's Emerging Fashion Designers The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) is arguably the most important annual fashion event in the city. No other show offers as much
13 September 2017 Industry Fashionally #10 | Young Stars Shine Bright on Hong Kong Stage The annual FASHIONALLY showcase champions Hong Kong’s up-and-coming designers. In collaboration with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, NJAL
25 August 2017 NJAL Projects Fashion & Fantasy | Part 8 The next edition of NJAL's Fashion & Fantasy series explores athletics, sports and movement. Established sportswear brands have so far
16 August 2017 Designer Focus D.efect Lithuania-based label D.EFECT looks for the beauty in imperfection and celebrates the defects that make each of us unique. These imperfections