Global Fashtech Ecosystem
Fashion, Luxury & Lifestyle Vertical Integration
For the next generation digital commerce experience, we're mapping the world of fashion and connecting 190+ countries to create an inter-connected global fashtech ecosystem to create new connections for global flows and trades. It's value extends beyond just the clothes we wear as it relates to the way we live, the way it's made and consumed. We believe that every country in the world could build a thriving fashion industry for the benefit of their economies and communities that interplays with globalization and moves to become a steadfast symbol for humanity. We know that everyone in the world must wear clothing, but not everyone identifies with fashion or sees the value in cultivating their unique style. We feel that there is immense value in consumers caring about the clothes they wear, where it's made, how it's made and understanding the value of design, the qualities and characteristics that make it special, worth buying or even paying a few dollars more for a more consciously produced garment. We think that is a first step to bringing a more circular economy to the fashion industry, by developing the platform and tools for our partners in the fashion industry for a more unified language of emotional durable design that continually refines and cultivates connoisseurs of luxury and fashion beyond the notions of price, supply and demand, the efficiencies of technological disruptions and the forces of economic growth, to a more multi-dimensional and comprehensive view for a sophisticated consumer that fosters new forms of reciprocity and virtuous cycles of evermore progress. The benefits to individuals, society and our world are manifold. This will require ever more niche data services to personalize recommendations which will result in incredible innovations, connectedness across industries and the world. We look forward to partnering with you to unleash and discover exciting new products, services, experiences, innovations, ideas, businesses and opportunities.
As continues their rise on the global stage, China in the modern world focused on manufacturing for western fashion brands, today talented Chinese fashion designers are now competing domestically as they move on to the global market with highly creative brands from all over the world. Their success is helping to build a creative class of graphic designers, stylists, retail architects, photographers, art directors, digital creatives and more, creating a ripple effect in adjacent industries.
From street youth skater photographer to international fashion sensation. He stays true to his home of Moscow inspired youth. Rubchinskiy never set out to launch a fashion business and his first forays into design, in the summer of 2008, reflected a scrappy, do-it-yourself approach. “We started from making t-shirts — very cheap — and we bought Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts and put embroidery on top. Very DIY. Today, the price of a zip up jacket creation at Dover Street Market, £265.00.
When two sisters from Turkey dreamed of launching their own bags, Manu Atelier was born and they were fortunate enough to seek out a master leather artisan in that of their father -- combining their vision of heritage techniques from his catalogues, dating more than 60 years ago with contemporary design. They found a niche in the market for unique leather bags that were not $4000 but $400. The result, orders from major department stores and social media adorement from the likes of Eva Chen, Instagram's Fashion Director, building a frenzy of buyers internationally, most especially China.
A commitment from the Philippine fashion industry to invest in its talent to appear on international fashion stages, such as Rhett Eala who is amongst the first to show at Paris Fashion Week.
Based in NY, handcrafted by Spanish artisans from the finest quality Italian suede, Margaux’s ballerina flat is a wear everyday, everywhere shoe that maintains the grace and refinement of the original while incorporating precision engineering for optimum comfort and a perfect fit.
Sometimes the most special and one of a kind is about being transported back to a time and a place, such as the Bali street vendor with their vibrant locally made clothing and cultural heritage.
New hotbeds of fashion are emerging around the world from Tbilisi Fashion Week, Copenhagen, Budapest and emerging fashion capitals such as Sao Paolo, Mumbai and Shanghai. And it's just getting started.
Kenya Worlwide Fashion Week Into its 6th successful year is Sub-Saharan Africa's most beloved Fashion Extravaganza ,Strongly contributing to consolidating Kenya's Positioning as the Fashion/Urban Lifestyle capital of Africa.
Although its artisanship heritage is ancient. In the modern world, Mumbai is now re-emerging as one of the fashion capitals in the world within two short decades. Within a national population of close to 1.3 billion. Their fashion week is considered a premier fashion event in India. It is run by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and the title sponsor is Lakme.The event first took place in 1999 and international models such as Naomi Campbell as well as Indian film stars. International labels that have taken part in LFW include Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli
What happens when you combine the artistic vision of a Dubai designer trained at Paris fashion school ESMOD and in business at Parsons and interned at Proenza Schouler to create with the artisans of the Philippines. Exquisitely made objets d'art. Trad’s architectural clutches, which ranges between $980 and $1610 are luxury favourites with fashion trendsetters Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller and Laura Bailey.
With a heritage of Nike, sportswear and the great outdoors, even the most unlikely place for fashion, Portland, Oregon is emerging to find its voice on the global fashion landscape and unique contribution. FashioNXT is a fashion week in the most contemporary sense showcasing “what’s next in fashion”exploring wearable technology and the innovative ways technology connects people to fashion. Their exhibits feature an expression of fashion today, fitting an individual's lifestyle.
Each pair of Sofia Capri sandals is made-to-order and lovingly handcrafted on the isle of Capri by a local family of artisans whom have been plying their trade for over three generations. The name of each sandal style is drawn from the names of the cobbled lanes and streets of the isle.
THE EXPERIENCE ECONOMY
At Artemis, true luxury, is experience. Our members are international, intelligent, influential and driven. Passionate about style, design and culture -- from fashion to music, travel, hotels and retail, food and drink to urban, landscapes and architecture, we explore the world with our members in a vibrant digital cosmopolitanism that at once celebrates global brands, local businesses, lifestyle entrepreneurs and innovators. Our members are affluent and travel on average of 11 times per year, shop online and are constantly searching for inspiration and information for their personal lifestyle and professional endeavours.
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Hong Kong, China
Fashion Industry Economic Impact CASE STUDY: New York City
New York Fashion Week generates an economic impact of $900m with their fashion industry worth $98b, their fashion industry generates $2b in tax revenue each year, 180,000 people work in their fashion industry and are paid $10.9b in wages each year, with more than 900 fashion companies headquartered in the big apple. To maximize the economic benefits, the government is tripling its investment in New York’s fashion industry. With more than $250b spent annually in the United States.
Fashion Industry Economic Impact: United Kingdom
In the UK, their fashion industry has outperformed their economic growth by 7%.
Emerging Fashion Industries: Global
New hotbeds of fashion are sprouting around the world in places such as Seoul, St. Petersburg, Budapest, South Africa and cities across America such as Los Angeles and non-traditional fashion cities such as Washington D.C and New Orleans. And while New York, Paris, London and Milan have maintained their status as the world's fashion capitals with 78% of luxury exported from Europe; new fashion capitals are taking the world by storm and can not be ignored such as Sao Paolo, Copenhagen, Mumbai and Shanghai. In China, across the board, clothing is amongst the most purchased items online. With the number of online shoppers soaring 60 million to 360 million, in 2014 clothing sales surged 42% to 6.2 billion rmb. 60% of the world's millennials live in Asia. Trade fairs and exhibitions remain common places for buyers and suppliers to congregate to establish connections and explore market opportunities. Fashion once viewed as a glossy image, illustrates its very importance in the digital world and as a significant business with major economic benefits for the transformation economy and should be an area of strategic focus for any national, regional or city planning and likewise could reap many benefits to specialized towns and villages.
creativity and its economic impact
The great urbanist Jane Jacobs once remarked that “diversity is natural to big cities.” Her point was that the intermingling of different firms and industries that work together to produce things and ideas is a central feature of an urban economy and accounts for its ongoing vibrancy. Creativity and its economic impact – whether producing a wrap dress or a semiconductor – is rarely an act of genius in isolation. It instead is the interworkings and interventions of a highly efficient and effective cluster of firms and those who work for them.