The Test of Time

J Press York Street

Retailers debate the evolution of heritage as the trend hits the mainstream.

Fashion direction: For richer, poorer

Burberry Prorsum fall 2012 and swatches from Woolmark fall 2013

For fall 2013, opulence and simplicity will exist side by side — a trend report from fashion director John Jones.

Fashion on the Richter Scale


John Jones: As more men’s apparel stores bet on the contemporary customer for growth, it seems fitting that The Museum at FIT will present the exhibition Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution, this spring.

Fall 2012 market kicks off with fashion and color

Sophisticated casual. Bill Thomas's Bill's Khaki's.

John Jones: Michael Macko and Tim Bess each recently pointed out changes to the men’s business this season that I found to be quite true: Bess has forecasted the return of color to menswear, and Macko says it’s all about fashion.

Contemporary trend forecast: Rugged revival


Americana, heritage, workwear…those were the buzzwords in the contemporary market for 2010. Older brands reinvented themselves and became new again and all the downtown cool kids picked up on it (Barbour or Red Wing, anyone?). And look at all the collaborations between traditional brands and contemporary stores. It happened on all levels of retail, from […]

Sportswear Report: Knitting patterns

George Zaharoff sportcoat, Sal Cesarani tie, Agave shirt, Raffi linea uomo sweater.

Based on what retailed during the fall 2010 season, knitwear manufacturers are banking on novelty sweaters with retro styling to ride the pendulum swing from woven to knitwear into the fall 2011 season. “We sold sweaters early,” says Durand Guion at Macy’s. “Chunkier, loftier pieces with interesting design—shawl collars and metal buttons, all in the […]