Author: Fashion Bloc

Sustainable Fashion: It has never been so important

  As the world faces unprecedented times in the wake of the global pandemic, for many it is a time to reflect and question on just how have we been…
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Caroline Hu at London Fashion Week: Wendy Yu Endorsed

With the democratisation of London Fashion Week - quite a few shows are ticketed and open to the public - The Business of Fashion has invited their fashion community to…
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Audimas collaboration with Ieva Daugirdaite – AW collection inspired by old photo albums

Facing the upcoming autumn, designer Ieva Daugirdaite and activewear brand Audimas have built a bridge between generations. On Tuesday evening, Audimas and Ieva Daugirdaite collaboration has united past and present…
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Three Summer Jumpsuit Staples Every Woman Needs

Whilst dresses will always remain a staple of spring/summer dressing, for 2019 jumpsuits have seen a continued rise in popularity. No longer just for the fashion pack, women are now…
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The Main Reason Why Athleisure Continues to Gather Steam

    These days sportswear is no longer confined to gyms, sports clubs, or fitness studios. It seems like everyone is in sports clothes, and with this newfangled popularity, come…
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Uždaras mados verslo vakaras Lietuvos mados elitui

(text in Lithuanian) Pavasaris Lietuvoje žada dar neregėtų mados renginių. Vienas jų -  uždaras ir jau dabar “elitiniu” vadinamas mados verslo kontaktų vakaras, organizuojamas Mados verslo instituto. Dalyvavusieji Mados verslo…
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5 Golden Rules for Wearing Vintage Fashion

A guest post by Poppy Jones Switching from fast fashion to vintage may seem difficult to some, but have you ever been curious about vintage stores that are bursting with amazing…
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How 2019 is Challenging Conventional Spring Fashion

Under normal circumstances, spring fashion usually has a hint of the delicate to it. Floral designs often emerge at this time of year, not to mention light fabrics and a…
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Emerging Fashion Practices Making a Difference in 2019

A guest post by Natalie Wilson Fashion is a constantly changing industry, and it’s not always just the style of clothes. Fashion has never been as lucrative as in the…
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The First Sustainable Hosiery Brand Does Good and Looks Great

By Ieva Zu If you haven’t heard about the Swedish Stockings yet, the time has come. To discover fully recycled sustainable hosiery brand with such an appealing brand name and…
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DZHUS SS19 Collection “Process”

DZHUS is a conceptual womenswear brand launched in 2010 by Ukrainian designer and stylist Irina Dzhus. Avant-garde yet utilitarian, DZHUS is known for innovative cut, multifunctional transformer garments and austere…
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Craving Comfort in Clothing

‘Fast fashion’ uses inferior-quality materials and an underpaid outsourced workforce to create throwaway clothing. The ‘conscientious consumer’ movement is all about investing in high-quality pieces that will both last a lifetime and keep you looking…
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Raising Capital (Part 1): Financing Options For Emerging Brands

A route from being an emerging designer to becoming a global business is complicated and not for everyone. But if the ambitions go further than selling exclusively to a handful…
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5 Sustainable Fashion Brands You Should Know About Today

A guest post by Natalie Wilson There was once a time when the words “sustainable clothing” would have conjured up images of brown and suspiciously uncomfortable outfits. With issues such…
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We Spoke With Konstantin Kofta Who Creates The Most Magical Bags

Discovering Ukrainian designer Konstantin Kofta five years ago was a truly awe-inspiring experience. A clutch with sculpted hands in prayer, a backpack in a shape of human back - the…
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Vegan Footwear ABC

by Guest Contributor Kelsey Davis Many people today look for ways to be as eco-conscious as possible. Being eco-friendly requires a conscious choice to commit to a certain lifestyle. People…
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Top 3 Designers At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia SS19

When you think the Fashion Week season has ended in Paris, think again. The rest of the world still showing their SS19 collections. From Klaipeda in Lithuania a couple of…
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4 Of The Best Places To Dress Up In 2018

In the current decades, one of the biggest trends in entertainment and socialization we’ve seen is that people have less and less reason to leave the home. This is sometimes…
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New UK Visa Route Dedicated to International Fashion Designers

Brexit has created a lot of uncertainty in the fashion industry in the UK and outside the UK. Will the British industry be able to keep without the major workforce…
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Louis Vuitton Evolution: How To Successfully Rebrand A Colossus

The French Maison, worldwide renowned as Louis Vuitton started to make a lot of changes recently, which has come from people who joined the leading brand's team. First and foremost,…
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Pioneers in Sustainable Modern Fashion

As technology advances, the need for sustainable avenues becomes more necessary to protect the earth and all living things in the future. Sustainability can come from many channels in fashion,…
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How to Legit Check Pieces of Clothing: A Short Guide

Guest post by Vicky Layton Chinese manufacturers and factories have always dominated the fashion business, that is not a secret. Being naturally cheaper than the occidental ones, what now scares…
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From Warsaw To London: New Fashion Partnership To Grow CEE Designers

London fashion agency Fashion Bloc and Warsaw-based concept store TFH Koncept are looking into new ways of establishing emerging Europe as a fashion destination. Historically considered as younger sisters (hence,…
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Why Luxury Streetwear Is A Winning Fashion Business Model

Guest post by Vicky Layton 1994 was the year when skateboarding shop and clothing brand Supreme moved its first steps within the fashion industry. Almost 30 years later, the now…
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Why I Still Don’t Have A New Bikini? Ethical Swimwear Guide

Ok, when I say ‘bikini’ I actually mean monokini, most likely. But the question is – why don’t I have one? The answer is – there are too many ethical…
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Polish Designers On Image Distortion

Somewhere between reality and your public image - you are never your real you or are you? Langusta Lips SS19 collection by Polish designer brand Diligent Clothes is a response to…
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From The Industry: A Reality Of Being A Fashion Manufacturer

We met with Viktorija Ceplike, a women entrepreneur changing the fashion production industry from the inside. VIKE is a family-run fashion manufacturer in Lithuania that celebrates their employees and tries…
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Emerging Designers at Pitti Uomo You Need to Know

We looked at the extensive list of brands at the Italian menswear tradeshow to select 5 emerging designers at Pitti Uomo this season that you need to know before you go.…
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Go East: The Emergence of New Fashion Capitals

by Ieva Zu, Founder & Editor, Fashion Bloc Interesting things are happening in the fashion industry. You may still be talking about the head-carrying models at the Gucci AW 2018…
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Once I asked ‘Who made my clothes?’ and now I don’t eat meat

I am such a bad vegetarian. I am so bad at conscious shopping. I’m a hypocrite. And this is going to be a personal commentary in honour of the Fashion…
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Another Shape of Me by Dear Freedom

Dear Freedom, I hope this letter finds you in great spirits. I hope you’re enjoying the summer and every minute of your day. I can’t wait to spend more time…
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Is Gender Neutral the Future of Luxury Fashion?

The evolution of fashion is both mesmerising and intriguing. More than just fancy fabrics or comfy trainers being worn by fashionistas, it can also symbolise a movement and stand for…
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Exclusive interview: Vegan fashion is the future

Vegan fashion, a term just recently associated with Peta and other animal rights organisations, has been gaining traction with a very high chance of becoming mainstream. Marche Ethique is one…
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Emerging Designers: How to Build a Successful Manufacturing Relationship?

Production is one of the main issues emerging brands face in their life cycle. More often than not, young brand undervalues the importance of their manufacturing partner which, according to…
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Ukrainian designer creates wearable zoomorphic fashion

DZHUS is a conceptual womenswear brand launched in 2010 by Ukrainian designer and stylist Irina Dzhus. Avant-garde yet utilitarian, DZHUS is known for innovative cut, multifunctional transformer garments and austere…
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7 Emerging European Designers we love at the LVMH Prize Finals

The 2018 edition of LVMH Prize finals in Paris ended with the major Fashion Week calendar. Twenty finalists, young brands or recent fashion design graduates, were presenting their collections to…
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European plus size designers who break size rules with style

It seems like a fashion industry is moving the right direction. Slowly or slower than it should but at least some progress is happening. Some of the recent and most…
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Polish Fashion Creatives Collaborate for a Trendsetting Photoshoot

Polish fashion designers Szymon Mrózek and Marta Pospieszna, designers of the Diligent brand, together with the fashion photographer Jan Kriwol created a fashion campaign that once again justifies the launch…
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Eastern European Showroom Brings Emerging Fashion Designers

A well known Lithuanian fashion festival FASHION INFECTION (Mados Infekcija) which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year is launching a new project - Eastern European Showroom. With a strong…
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Paris Fashion Week: Where Chanel meets Emerging Brands

Paris Fashion Week just ended with the likes of Alexander Mcqueen, Chanel and Louis Vuitton reining the catwalks on the last days of the Big Four fashion week season. The…
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Beyond Dolce and Versace: Top 6 Upcoming Designers from Milan Fashion Week AW18-19

Milan Fashion Week has just ended with Queen Paris on stage this week and next. Although still often skipped by some fashion industry insiders, Milan has become an interesting scene…
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DZHUS Escapism: Ukrainian Avant-Garde is a Real Thing

What springs to your mind when you think ‘avant-garde fashion’? Yohji Yamamoto? Rick Owens? Rei Kawakubo? You should add Irina Dzhus to your list. Ukrainian avant-garde designer has been consistent…
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Julia Janus SS18: Self vs Universe (VIDEO)

What do you think about the opportunity of taking a spaceship to explore another planet? Are you interested in other worlds? Are you scared of the unknown? What is unknown…
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London Fashion Week wrap-up: the rise of the emerging designers

London has long been known a hub for seeding fashion talent, through their leading fashion schools, and nurturing the best of British [based] brands by an active support mechanism of…
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Marta Jakubowski, who did you invite to your catwalk show?

‘Do you know the designer?’ – asks a colleague on the bench next to me at the BFC Showspace at London Fashion Week pre Marta Jakubowski AW18 official catwalk show.…
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LFW kicks-off with Vivienne Westwood’s pop-up fashion protest

The actual launch of London Fashion Week has started not with a Press Conference somewhere at the 180 Strand but with a public celebrity-stud peaceful fashion protest in Knightsbridge. On Thursday, a…
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Dos and Don’ts at PURE London Tradeshow

This is an emerging designer’s survival guide for Pure London tradeshow – one of the most popular fashion industry tradeshows in the United Kingdom for >premium fashion brands. To make…
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Lithuania tried to ban Jesus from wearing jeans

After more than five years since it all started, Lithuanian fashion designer Robert Kalinkin wins a case Sekmadienis Ltd (on behalf of Kalinkin) vs. Lithuania in the European Court of…
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Inside the Industry: Luxury Fashion Buyers

by Sebastian Burchell The world of luxury fashion buying is one of riches and pressure. Despite lying in the shadow of the more glamorous roles within fashion, these luxury fashion buyers…
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Victoria Dias: The main change for the brands in the future is cultural not technical

Fashion is an everchanging game and it's important to be on top of it if you are aiming to be successful. We spoke with Victoria Dias, an industry player with…
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Mummy moment at Paris Couture Week

If once becoming a mother might have been the end or a prolonged pause in your career, today, motherhood is celebrated as a natural life cycle, even on the catwalks…
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Three (Still) Fresh Menswear Designers We Loved at Milan Fashion Week

They say menswear is dead or is it? With Milan Mens Fashion Week just over, we must say that men's fashion is alive and kicking in Milano with the usual…
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Concrete Jewellery Designer: I grew up in a city where concrete was a major object

Celsius 273 is a contemporary jewellery brand handmade in Lithuania. It’s made of concrete which, according to the woman behind the brand Gerda Liudvinaviciute, is a piece of a city…
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An Ultimate Guide to B2B Fashion Tradeshows

With changing fashion week schedules, merging Menswear and Womenswear shows and shifting fashion capitals, you must have heard the discussion of the wholesale relevance many times by now. To wholesale…
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New Year Wishes 2018: Make an Impact

May your Christmas be white and your New Year be very colourful! The Christmas bit might not get real if you, like us, are based in London. But for the…
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Fashion Suppliers: Three tips to develop a seamless process

by Corinne Thompson In the fashion industry, you are reliant on suppliers for a number of services and goods, including: raw materials delivery manufacturing At a minimum, the effects of…
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Why ‘You work in fashion?’ is a question I dislike

by Ieva Zu It has been a while since I dedicated my mind and time to contemplate. I always read about ethical, positive and sustainable fashion, I discuss and meet…
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Designer diaries: Melita Rus on maturity

In our designer diaries series, we introduce new work and projects by Fashion Bloc designers from the first-person point of view. Yes, a designer will share their inspirations and emotions,…
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DILIGENT – finalist at the first Young Fashion Awards in Poland

On October 21st, the Lodz Young Fashion Awards 2017 in Łódź (Poland) took place. The international fashion contest attracts hundreds of talents. The selected finalists had an opportunity to show…
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Top 5 Looks from Tbilisi Fashion Week SS18 in Photos

Tbilisi has become a real fashion hot spot. After spending their days and nights at the main fashion weeks, fashion editors from major publications, such as Vogue, Elle, WWD, Fucking…
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JPL Atelier: What is it like to launch your own fashion brand?

Fashion industry for emerging fashion designers is tough. The journey from the idea to concept to the brand is long and challenging. What is it like to be an emerging…
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British shoe designer creates quality high heels for men

Daniel Bush is a British footwear designer who moved to Germany to master the technical shoemaking processes following his extraordinary idea for a shoe brand – high heels for men.…
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Kingston University celebrates 10 years of MA Fashion with top names in the industry

On 19th of October Kingston University’s School of Art celebrated 10 years of their MA Fashion degree with a sleek list of top-notch fashion insiders opening up London’s Design Museum…
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Gosha’s Generation: The Street Style of Millenial Russians

It’s been just a couple of years since the rise of the now eponymous Russian lux streetwear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy and his iconic friend-stylist Lotta Volkova, the Russian fashion crowd…
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Rebranding disability: Bezgraniz Couture brings fashion to the next level

Mercedes-Benz fashion Week Russia SS18 is one of the last fashion weeks of the season and I am always looking forward to seeing Bezgraniz Couture collection, developed in collaboration with…
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Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz takes Brooklyn by storm

Last week, Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz with her team landed in New York. It was the first time a 27-year-old visited America, the first time she showed her collection to…
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Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week kicks off: Wear your tampons wise

You might have heard about fashion from recycled leather scraps, upcycled denim or general textile waste. What about tampons, salmon skins and Nespresso capsules? Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week may not…
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Why Paris is attractive to Emerging designers?

Emerging designers or not, even fashion editors would normally say ‘Paris, obviously’, when asked what was their favourite fashion city of the season. Paris Fashion Week SS18 has just ended,…
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Crowdfunding platform for emerging fashion designers launches in London

Celebrating emerging fashion designers, we are happy to partner with Curated Crowd – a new crowdfunding platform specifically for fashion designers. Curated Crowd founder Ada has become a part of…
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WINNER: Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz goes to New York

Celebrating emerging talent from upcoming fashion capitals, namely, Central and Eastern Europe, we are proud to present a 27-year-old Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz as a winner of our competition that…
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Designer stories: Deimante is disregarding the rules

Deimante Litvinaite is a beautiful young woman behind Tadam! – a costume jewellery brand often referred to as jewellery deserts. Today, Tadam! is one of the best-known jewellery brands in…
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6 Eastern European designers you need to know from London Fashion Week

It’s been a week since the last shows at London Fashion Week. Naturally, we still remember the cocktail-filled tunes of the closing parties. It’s always nice to sit back and…
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NYFW review: Georgian designer at the CAAFD show (PHOTOS)

By Arnoldas Smitas (NYC) The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD), in collaboration with iFashion Network presented several showcases during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), including a collective showcase on…
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Top 10 designers at the Ukrainian Fashion Week SS18

Ukraine has not abandoned its title as the fashion capital of Eastern Europe. Quite the opposite, starting the official schedule of SS18, Kyiv is growing stronger season by season. Last…
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7 looks from Ukrainian Fashion Week I want to wear now

It’s the third day of the official Ukrainian Fashion Week and I already can’t take my eyes of some of the designers. If you were to choose some new perfect…
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Lithuanian fashion editorial brings back Soviet aesthetics

Lithuanian fashion editorial brings back Soviet aesthetics at one of the most popular seaside resorts in Lithuania – Palanga. For those of you who haven’t been to Palanga (most likely),…
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16-year-old Lithuanian designer creates ‘Cry Kim’ T-Shirt as a reflection of us all

Saidis Orda is a Lithuanian fashion photographer, designer and illustrator whose T-Shirt ‘Cry Kim’ has become one of the ‘must-haves’ for a millennial fashionista. He lives in Ukmerge, a province…
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Antiideal: Fashion Fights Stereotypes (Part 2)

In collaboration with Markuciai day care centre for mentally challenged people, Lithuanian fashion designers have challenged the concept of fashion. Launched in 2015, a fashion art project Antiideal has transformed…
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This Lithuanian designer’s promo video is probably the most uplifting thing you’ve seen in months

Have you ever wondered why fashion is for fashion models only? Why so many fashion designers create for the catwalk, ignoring the rest of us? This is not the case…
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Industry insider: how to work with a wholesale agency?

As a young designer or an emerging fashion brand, most of you will know that when the sales season hits it is good to be under the roof of a…
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Long read: Emerging fashion designers – good product is not enough

Arnoldas Remeika-Bomberis is a man with a vision – in just a couple of years, he changed from being a successful international sales manager for one of the biggest designer…
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Meet the designer: Vaidas Macas – emerging with couture

Meet Vaidas Macas, an artist turned couture designer who doesn’t fit in a small local market he is from – Lithuania - and who dreams big, bigger than most of…
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Julia Janus FW18 ‘Reset’ – another battle against fashion stereotypes

Do we really live the way we want? Maybe the time has come to release our inner freedom? When is the right time for the rebirth if not now? These…
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How to work with a fashion stylist

A Stylist is your secret key to a blog or a fashion magazine's pages. Often, they are the ones who bring young designers and emerging fashion brands in front of…
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Meet the Insider: Social Media for a Fashion Brand

Meet the insider - Ulrike Schulz, who, using Social Media nailed a dream job, became an entrepreneur and helped a number of creative businesses grow online. We met with Uli…
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VIDEO SERIES: Antiideal in Markuciai (Part 1)

Lithuanian social project uses fashion to fight against stereotypes about mental disability. Head of Markuciai day care centre for people with mental disabilities Inga Bagdonaitė-Miknevičienė says that we shouldn’t be…
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The Future of Fashion: 50 Shades of Nude or Fashion is for Everyone

Bags made of leftover orange peels, luxury watches with a brain of a smart watch, fully 3D printed Ready-to-Wear collections, a running shoe that will help you win a marathon……
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There’s a 99% chance London Fashion Week is not for you

Or any fashion week from the big four. Well, I hope you know what the big four is, otherwise there is a 100% you are not ready. In almost four…
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Meet the Designer: ATU Body Couture Challenging Romanian Fashion

  ATU Body Couture is a Romanian designer label launched in June 2011 by Lacramioara Ilie. The idea was born from the founder’s needs for the simple clothes with a…
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Honest review: What’s it like for a designer at Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week, the first one on the International Fashion Week calendar, ended last week. Yes, that means that the SS18 season is officially open. Thousands of hopeful independent designers…
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Meet the Designer: Tegul Bega, your legs never boring again

Ruta is a young Lithuanian on a mission to liberate the legs, everyone’s legs. In the bigger picture, to liberate the society from the norms and stereotypes. Her leggings' label…
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Kazauka: Concrete Makes Me Happy

If you think that a designer needs to have a design degree, think again. Andrius is an engineer from Lithuania who’s managed to combine his formal education and profession with…
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Meet the designer: Tapi Tapi will transform your favourite sneakers

Meet Tapi Tapi – an emerging accessories brand from Lithuania on a mission to change the way you wear a favourite pair of shoes. FB: Tell us about yourselves: who…
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How many fashion weeks are too many?

How many fashion weeks can you count in the fashion calendar? How many fashion weeks can one country have? Not too many! We are only counting European international fashion weeks…
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Diversity is not an issue at the Odessa Fashion Days

Somewhere by the Black Sea, that's where your Cruise season starts. True to life – Odessa Fashion Days is one of the best locations to showcase Cruise collections for aspiring…
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Meet the Designer: Mellow Jewellery Born from the Screw

Mellow is a misleading name for costume jewellery made of construction & building materials. The designer Melita Rus, however, is mellow. Her Mellow jewellery brand is a combination of her…
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What will happen after the Graduate Fashion Week?

Each year fashion world welcomes more than 4000 fashion design graduates. There are over 30 universities and private schools in the UK only preparing fashion designers. The majority of them…
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Odessa launch: M.I.A. meets Ukrainian fashion

A new campaign by Mercedes-Ben featuring M.I.A. Celebrates Ukrainian fashion. Launched at Odessa Fashion Days - one of the many international fashion weeks supported by Mercedes-Benz group, a video campaign…
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iTEM mag celebrating rising fashion stars

Meet iTEM magazine, a California-based bi-annual print magazine and online platform for rising stars in arts and fashion. The interview is a part of our DIY Fashion Agency membership subscription.…
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SCOOP International Tradeshow Overview

SCOOP international tradeshow is one of the leading womenswear and accessories trade shows in the United Kingdom. It takes place during seasonal FWs as well as in-season. If you are…
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Polish designer brand Diligent wins a Fresh Fashion Award

We love Diligent for their brave experimental nature, unconventional approach to fashion and open-mindedness. This led the creative duo Szymon Mrózek and Marta Pospieszna to win a £100K worth prize that…
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Shop online and walk the isle: Bridal Ready-to-Wear

Contemporary womenswear designer Robert Kalinkin is one of our favourite fashion innovators in Lithuania. Always open to accept new challenges, first to test the waters in new business areas. This…
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How can you become a part of the Global Fashion Agenda?

By Ieva Zu Having worked with emerging fashion designers from different corners of the world, we have witnessed the struggles and problems designers face when trying to grow their business…
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Care Label Project: Can you wash your clothes less?

by Pebble Magazine Guys, we hate to break it to you but it’s time to ditch the dry cleaners and the daily wash. Ethical fashion designers are coming together to…
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Natalia Vodianova: A Russian model philanthropist

A Russian Supermodel Natalia Vodianova is one of the fashion superstars coming from Eastern Europe. Successful in her career and generous in her life, building a bigger picture. To me,…
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Top 3 Fashion Designers to watch at MBFW Tbilisi

by Viktorija Martinenaite Since the launch in 2015 MBFW Tbilisi, each year attracts dozens of fashion industry professionals and receives a lot of international attention. MBFW Tbilisi is organised by…
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Vegan Jewellery Explained by Tadam! Creative Director

Sustainable fashion is a term we hear more often now than ever. Using this momentum, we are happy to celebrate sustainable fashion designers represented by Fashion Bloc – from locally…
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Berlin Calling: A guide to Panorama Berlin Tradeshow

In their own words: As an overview of the most important trends and tendencies of the coming season, Panorama Berlin presents a contemporary and relevant selection of women’s and men’s…
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Fashion Artista: A Blogger’s Guide How to Use Twitter for Business

We had a chat with a London-based blogger Tatjana (Fashion Artista) to find out how she uses Social Media to reach her target audience and how Twitter, that not everyone…
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Fashion Revolution on Fashion Bloc: People Behind the Labels

#whomademyclothes is a question you will hear a lot this week. April 24-30 is the week of Fashion Revolution – commemorating a tragic Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh…
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Best of the Week: British Vogue, Model for Green Living and Inside the Fashion Industry

This week in the fashion news I’ve discovered some really interesting and provocative stories and I would like to share them with you, in case you missed them! Stay tuned…
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Fresh flavour in the Jewellery Dessert Kitchen of Tadam!

One of the most exciting jewellery brands from Lithuania Tadam! is counting 5 years of success and welcomes spring with a fresh flavour. Celebrating their birthday, Tadam! has introduced a…
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Five Minutes with Gabriele Gz – a London Blogger from Lithuania

by Viktorija Martinenaite After joining the blogging industry over five years ago, today a Lithuanian-born and London-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Gabriele Gz with an impressive 69.9k Instagram following, has…
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British men’s swimwear brand setting sustainability standards

by Pebble Shifting into the month of Fashion Revolution, we are happy to share an inspiring story of the Bristish sustainable men's swimwear brand Riz boardshorts. Interviewed by Pebble magazine,…
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FarfetchOS Conference in London: The Future of Retail

Farfetch.com - one of the Multi-channel retail leaders in the world has invited key fashion and technology players to London’s Design Museum for their conference FarfetchOS on Wednesday. Farfetch has…
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Sustainable knitwear brand The Knotty Ones: For shopping less but better

by Ieva Zu Every time I speak with the Lithuanian sustainable knitwear brand The Knotty Ones, I get inspired and the girls make me really happy. Sandra, Danute and Akvile,…
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Riga Fashion Week review curated by Latvian fashion model Vinita Vilcane

by Viktorija Martinenaite The 26th Riga Fashion Week kicked off on March 28th. Local and international fashion designers presented their Autumn-Winter 2017 collections. Riga Fashion Week is organised by the…
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Protected: How to get free PR for your fashion brand: emerging designer’s survival guide

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3 womenswear designers we loved at Belgrade Fashion Week in Serbia

Last week, Serbia was in the mode of AW17. Southern-Eastern European fashion designers brought their latest collections to the capital Belgrade. We discovered a handful of great Serbian brands (watch…
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Harries & Jones: Redefining Fashion Business

Fashion system is constantly shifting to the more consumer-focused fashion business model. Having that in mind, new retail opportunities arise as industry insiders come up with innovative ideas. One of…
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What you need to know before applying for Tranöi Paris

What is Tranöi Tradeshow? In their own words: Four times a year during Paris Fashion Week, and twice a year during New York Market Week, the TRANOÏ fashion trade show takes place…
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Meet the lnfluencer: Preppy Fashionist

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging for almost 6 years. What is your main Social Platform? My main social platform is my Instagram @preppyfashionist How to get…
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Maisons de Mode Fashion Accelerator and Competition €25.000

What is Maisons de Mode? Endowed with a rich history in textiles and benefiting from its enviable geographic location, France’s Lille Metropolitan area in 2007 launched a huge project aimed…
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Dear Freedom SS17: Femininity meets Childhood

Summer is around the corner, or at least we hope so. While still waiting, we can definitely locate our minds on a sunny beach or a French Riviera. The best…
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Diligent Clothes: Hip-Hop is not Dead

If you thought you knew what oversized meant, think again. Inspired by the 80’s and 90’s American hip-hop culture, a new collection by the Polish designer brand DILIGENT redefined the…
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The Fashion Week is not Over: MBFW Russia

By Viktorija Martinenaite and Ieva Zu When you thought that Fashion month has ended in Paris a few weeks ago the main event in the Russian fashion calendar MBFW Russia…
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NAT Atelier: London-Lvov-Poznan

When Fashion Bloc became a media partner for NAT Atelier, AW17 show at Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days with Fashion Scout, it was the first time I heard about the Ukrainian London-based…
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Made in Poland, shot in Tel Aviv (Campaign Photos)

Polish designer brand Kas Kryst is one of the best-known emerging independent designers made in Poland. There's no surprise to that - creativity meets wearability in a very rare combination, usually…
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New Fashion Faces from Eastern Europe Everyone Is Crazy About

by Viktorija Martinenaite The month-long fashion show season has ended in Paris. Each season brings new collections but also fresh faces on the catwalks. Brand endorsement is one of the…
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How did Ukrainian designer Natasha Zinko become an epicentre of LFW?

by Ieva Zu It was in 2015 that I first met Natasha Zinko and her amazing CEO John W. Murphy. This was the first season when Natasha Zinko, Ukrainian-born, London-based…
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Milan vs. London: Where should emerging brands go next?

Where should emerging brands go next? That was the most common question at the Fashion Business Course in London last week, organised by Fashion Bloc and Felicities PR. Is London…
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Opportunities vs reality in the European fashion capital

By Viktorija Martinenaite Last Friday marked the end of a fascinating event put together by Fashion Bloc and Felicities PR, a three-day fashion business course which enabled fashion entrepreneurs and…
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Top Picks at International Fashion Showcase LFW 2017

London is home to international designers; this is obvious with the ever growing International Fashion Showcase. Today is the last day when you can still visit IFS at Somerset House,…
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Just one day to go before London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017 is over. And this is your insider information to the London Fashion Week. What is it actually like to…
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On Thursday night, London Fashion Week has officially started with several parties across the city. One of them – International Fashion Showcase IFS 2017 at Somerset House. Showcasing designers from…
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On the 22-24 February 2017, an international selection of emerging fashion brands, fashion entrepreneurs and emerging talents will share a unique experience of professional development. An international fashion business course…
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The 20th anniversary of Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 17-18 in Kiev just marked a new era for Ukrainian designers. Newcomers have become trendsetters, national heritage elements have been masterfully blended…
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By Laura Gedvilaite and Ieva Zu What is a fashion city of tomorrow? Might it be Kiev in Ukraine? Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days is the first international fashion week to…
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Have you ever thought how do you look like while asleep? Do you make funny faces, frown, your eyeballs rolling under the eyelids? Belarusian designer Lesha Limonov is offering to…
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Ever wondered what is it like to create a product that everyone else will enjoy wearing? What are the essential steps? In this short video a European footwear design platform…
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2017 started with at least three major fashion (and not) celebrities wearing Eastern European designer brands. According to Vogue, fashion from Eastern Europe is not going anywhere in 2017. Eastern…
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Veronika Kallaur is a 29-year-old fashion illustrator, designer and fashion model from Minsk, Belarus. The last modern dictatorship in Europe. Passionate about fashion, art and travelling Veronika is our European…
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Sandra, Danute and Akvile are three best friends who celebrate girls power by enabling local Lithuanian craftswomen (usually, stay-at-home mums). The Knotty Ones is a sustainable contemporary knitwear and everyday…
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Did you know that lawyers who wear colourful socks are seen as more trustworthy? Founder and Creative Director of the colourful sock brand Smart Booby Simona Valikonyte told us so,…
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Lithuanian fashion designer Juozas Statkevicius is always a talk of the town. He claims to be the only couture (real one, Paris approved) designer in Lithuania (or the Baltics) and…
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If you’re reading this post, you must be related to fashion one way or another. Meaning, you are a part of it and should be interested in the state of…
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Say Goodbye to the Rose Quartz people, that pale rose full of romance, the favourite of girly girls and flamboyant boys, has been left behind in 2016 (although we will…
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Beauty is imposed on us – staring at us with perfect blue eyes from the cover of a magazine, smiling with shiny white teeth from a flat TV screen or lurking…
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Dovile Sertvytyte is a Lithuanian based in Spain who brought a new meaning to the footwear design. A game-changing collaborative design project Dots Dash is a footwear brand and an…
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Hooray – it’s 2017! Time for a change, new hopes, new goals… or is it? It is somehow nice to know you have the whole New Year to achieve something…
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2016 was a strange year in the World. Whatever happened or is still happening is clearly asking for a change. We, people, want change. Some of us want Brexit (not…
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Robert Kalinkin is a designer brand you might have seen in one of those artsy fashion editorials without even knowing it’s a Lithuanian designer. Always making a statement, Robert Kalinkin…
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Born in 1981 in Soviet Georgia, Vetements designer and Balenciaga’s Art Director Demna Gvasalia was announced a person of the year by the fashion industry’s leading media Business of Fashion…
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It’s almost the end of the year. The last month of the year started with a great fashion conference for big thinkers – BoF Voices. Inspiration mixed with industry files…
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Christmas is coming, and we are happily practising our best handwriting re-writing our letters to Santa. Or at least in our heads. A Christmas wish list is a magical list…
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Bucharest Fashion Week must be the last fashion week on the calendar for SS17, just over a month till the next season Men's shows will start in 2017. On December…
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On Wednesday we introduced a fashion icon Reda Mickeviciute, a Lithuanian fashion photographer with an inspirational sense of style. Today I am delighted to share the most invaluable insights from…
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European Fashion Icons: Photographer Reda

Guiding you to the contemporary fashion scene of the emerging Europe (formerly known as Eastern Europe), we are keen to celebrate creativity, be it creativity as fashion design or as…
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London, Paris and New York might still be crazy about Gosha Rubchinskiy, but he is definitely not the only Russian fashion designer to know. Surprisingly, in Russia, Gosha is not…
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is an exciting fashion extravaganza every season uniting a variety of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear designers from Russia and Eastern Europe. We have an exclusive opportunity…
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Summer 2016: Donald Trump in Shoreditch Garbage

Just a quick note to say: This photo was taken in Shoreditch, summer 2016. Everything looked like a joke back then, even Brexit didn't look real. Then, despite all major organisations, including…
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When in Ukraine: Fashion Editor’s Notes from new Europe

Last weekend I travelled to Ukraine for the first time in my life. I had a business visit planned to Kiev almost three years ago, in March 2014, but at…
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Cheap Fashion: Syrian Refugees Working for UK Brands

If you know a British pop singer Lilly Allen, you might have heard about her recent spotlight in the media after she publicly apologised for her country (England) to refugees…
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by Ieva Zu As part of my job I tend to travel back home, to my native Lithuania, a small Eastern European/Baltic/Nordic country. A country that aspires to be called…
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Overview: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia SS17

By Evgeniya Ratnikova and Ieva Zu Once a regional Fashion Week, today Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is an international fashion event attracting dozens of respected titles, counting over 50 this…
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FASHION BLOC TOP 3: MERCEDES-BENZ FW CENTRAL EUROPE

by Viktorija Martinenaite If we look at the emerging fashion scene in Central Europe, Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Central Europe (!) in Hungary is the one to look at. The fashion…
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE H&M CEO KARL-JOHAN PERSSON

by Ieva Zu This letter was originally sent in support of the 'H&M: End Deathtraps - Make Factories Safe!' letter campaign. To H&M CEO Mr Persson or whoever is reading this letter…
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by Viktorija Martinenaite Ukrainian- born, London-based designer's Natasha Zinko collections and shows keep surprising every season since her precious debut on the fashion scene. This time, the designer presented her Spring-Summer…
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SUCCESS STORIES: HOW LITHUANIAN DESIGNER CONQUERS EUROPE

A Contemporary fashion brand D.Efect and their Creative Director Egle Ziemyte were busy expanding their European scope. Amsterdam and Milan, two completely different poles of the European fashion industry, have…
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TOP 3 DESIGNERS AT MERCEDES-BENZ KIEV FASHION DAYS S/S 2017

by Viktorija Martinenaite Ukraine's biannual international fashion week aka Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion days started on Thursday, 1st of September. The fashion event was founded in 2010 to help Ukrainian designers…
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10 YOUNG CONTEMPORARY FASHION BRANDS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

by Ieva Zu First of all, let’s define what’s Eastern Europe. In this particular case, Eastern Europe is a geopolitical term to describe the East of the European map and…
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Meet Diligent Clothes – a team of two ambitious and super creative modern minds that have met, have started their collaboration and are still based in Poland. Szymon Mrozek and…
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VERY YOUNG AND VERY TALENTED: MEET ANNA K

by Viktorija Martinenaite Young and beautiful. Ukrainian fashion designer's shows and showrooms have been presented in London, Paris, Milan and New York, she is being praised by such fashion media giants as Vogue,…
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF D.EFECT SS17: INFUSED WITH POST-SOVIET FREEDOM

We are not trying to hide that we have a major crush on the Lithuanian contemporary designer brand D.efect. The Autumn-Winter collection is coming to our online shop very soon (we’re…
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ABOUT: WE ARE OBSESSED WITH GOOD DESIGN AND TWO MORE THINGS

Welcome to Fashion Bloc – an exclusive selection of European designer brands with a sweatshop-free guarantee. Fashion Bloc was founded in 2013 by Ieva Zu, a Lithuanian-born Londoner, fashion journalist and…
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BREXIT & FASHION: WHY BUILDING COMMUNITIES IS A SOLUTION?

by Fashion Bloc We all knew (the ones that voted ‘leave’, the ones who voted ‘stay’ and the ones who didn’t (have a right) to vote) that Britain leaving the…
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HOW TO BE A BETTER PERSON BY SHOPPING FASHION?

by Ieva Zu If someone would have asked me if I cared about slow fashion movement, fair trade or sweatshop-free fashion 4-5 years ago, honestly, my answer would have been ‘I…
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Dear Freedom, I hope this letter finds you in good health. I hope you’re enjoying the summer and every minute of your day. I hope you can share some of…
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ULYANA SERGEENKO FW16-17: SOVIET NOSTALGIA OF THE 60S

by Viktorija Martinenaite Kazakhstan-born, Russian-based fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko entered Haute Couture world four years ago. Her signature style - a feeling of nostalgia for the Soviet past. Last Week, she presented…
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THE KNOTTY ONES: DELIBERATELY THROWING AWAY THE FAST-FASHION MODEL

Established in 2014 The Knotty Ones (pun intended) is a Lithuanian designer brand ‘for the babes by the babes', as they say. To best understand the concept, ideology and ethos of the…
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WHY MADE IN EUROPE IS A NEW LUXURY?

by Ieva Zu Waking up to the news of the British referendum last Friday, I felt disappointed, angry, and helpless. The Great Britain that I call my home has become…
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YOUNG EUROPEAN FASHION BLOGGER ALWAYS GETS BACK TO LONDON

by Viktorija Martinenaite Kriste Stankeviciute is the one to know on the Lithuanian blogging scene. Bright red hair, eye-catching outfits and unique style separate this stunning illustrator and fashion blogger…
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: WHY ROBERT KALINKIN IS 100% TRANSPARENT?

Robert Kalinkin is one of the first Lithuanian designer brands that have been backed by a Venture Capital firm. It is definitely not your ordinary contemporary designer brand. Instead of choosing…
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FASHION BLOC VISITS LITHUANIA: EXCLUSIVE FROM LAURA DAILI SS17

By Laura Gedvilaite and Ieva Zu On a sunny afternoon last Thursday, Lithuanian designer Laura Dailidėnienė - “Laura Daili” presented her SS17 summer collection in Vilnius. With few contemporary fashion designers having…
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by Ieva Zu I wrote about ‘Eastern Bloc’ aesthetics (or, more accurately, that there is no such thing), I wrote about Gosha Rubchinskiy’s dangerous political connotations and all sorts of politicised fashion. I…
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A NO-BRAINER EU REFERENDUM VOTING GUIDE TO A BRITISH FASHIONISTA

By Ieva Zu, Founder of Fashionbloc.co.uk Politics, sometimes, may seem not entirely related to fashion, but voting in EU Referendum should be an ultimate ‘must’ to every British fashionista. As strong supporters of…
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ROMANIAN DESIGNER FLORE DIANA: MADE IN TRANSYLVANIA

Meet Diana Flore, one of the designers that put Romania on a fashion map, it is indeed a hidden fashion gem in the new Eastern Europe (and the designer herself is…
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A DANGEROUS WORLD OF GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY

by Ieva Zu Without a question, a 32-year-old Gosha Rubchinskiy (гоша рубчинский) is the most popular Russian fashion designer internationally. As he says, he represents New Russia, a new generation of Russian…
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JEWELLERY THAT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE? TADAM!

Meet our very good friends from Lithuania – Tadam! Jewellery. A unique fashion jewellery brand of good looking, sweet smelling, gold or silver dipped precious donuts, chocolates, peas and what’s not…
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IRINA DZHUS: I CREATE FOR INTELLIGENT AND CONSCIOUS PEOPLE

Fashion Bloc: What is your name, how old are you and where are you based? Dzhus: My name is Irina Dzhus, I’m 26 and I’m based in Kiev, Ukraine. FB:…
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FASHION BLOC ON BBC2: WATCH NOW

by Ieva Zu On 23ed of this month, Britain will vote in a referendum popularly referred to as Brexit, referring to the Britain leaving (or staying in) the European Union.…
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TOP POLISH FASHION BLOGGERS WE LOVE

Poland is a Central European country where you can meet unique designers and discover new inspirational bloggers to follow! A country full of beautiful and stylish ladies, so no surprise that…
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THREE LITHUANIAN RTW DESIGNERS TO KNOW

by Viktorija Martinenaite Many people around the world admire Lithuanian designers because of their expressive, charming and unconventional creativity and quite often due to the good price and quality  ratio…
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KAZAUKA: AN ENGINEER-TURNED-DESIGNER

Unique designer fashion made in Europe – this is what all of the designers represented by Fashion Bloc stand for. We are very proud to introduce one more original and…
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MEET SUPER MODEL EDITA VILKEVICIUTE

Who’s that Girl? At 27, Lithuanian born super model Edita Vilkeviciute has debuted among the highest-paid fashion models in the world, is heading ‘Top Sexiest’, ‘Industry Icons’ and ‘Money Girls’ lists on Models.com and has…
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FIVE MINUTES WITH AGNIJA GRIGULE

Text: Viktorija Martinenaite After joining the fashion blogging industry in 2010 on lookbook and tumblr, today, the 21-year-old blogger Agnija Grigule is the brand ambassador for Missguided and Komono,and recently Adidas, social media editor for Arterritory.com, a photographer at Agnija Grigule…
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TOP FASHION MODELS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

With fashion weeks travelling around the world this and next month and London Fashion Week sparkling in the city already, we see many beautiful women on the catwalks. Without them…
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HOW I MISSED FASHION BLOC WAS ON VOGUE.COM

by Ieva Zu I am proud to say that we are the only content driven highly curated platform representing prestigious selection of designers and merchandise from Central and Eastern Europe…
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YOUNG GEORGIAN MODELS PRAISED BY VOGUE

There was quite a lot of great fashion and beauty, of course, going on around Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi (MBFWT) that took place from 6 - 9 of May. Beautiful Georgian models have…
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HERVE LEGER LOVES TBILISI FASHION

Mercedes-Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week has just ended with international media and famous guests talking about how good is Georgian fashion, even without Vetements  and Demna Gvasalia in the picture. On…
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POLISH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER REDISCOVERS HERSELF IN LONDON

With the referendum for Britain to exit the European Union approaching, UK media is tireless of pointing fingers, giving facts or stories about new, Central and Eastern European, migrants; at the core…
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JULIA JANUS: A WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO BE HAPPY

by Ieva Zu I remember meeting Lithuanian fashion designer Julija briefly over eight years ago; it was one of my early assignments at the start of my journalism career. I…
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FASHION REVOLUTION: WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES?

by Ieva Zu #Whomademyclothes? 18-24 April the initiative called Fashion Revolution calls all fashion consumers, designers, manufacturers and distributors to join forces and ask or answer a simple question: who made my…
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AT 32 I PRETEND TO BE A MODEL

y Ieva Zu At 32, I am not a fashion model (although tried my best). Playing fashion, though, is always fun. And I do admit we had lots of fun with…
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HOW TO BREAK IN TO THE BUZZIEST MARKETS OF THEM ALL?

London, the fashion capital of Europe (or so they say). Eclectic, posh, hipster, extravagant, elegant, sophisticated, you name it – London has it all and it’s no surprise it attracts…
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NEW FASHION HYPE: WHAT IS EASTERN BLOC AESTHETICS?

by Ieva Zu ‘Fashion comes from Eastern Europe’ - the newest trend that has been picked up by major fashion publications and editors lately. ‘Eastern Bloc’, ‘New Eastern Europe’, ‘post-Soviet’…
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LAURA THEISS: KNITTED FASHION REIMAGINED

Text: Viktorija Martinenaite Meet Laura Theis, a Lithuanian-born designer who made knitwear fashionable again. Laura graduated from London Central Saint Martins and soon after, in 2012, launched her own brand Laura Theiss. Her newest Autumn/Winter…
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TOP 5 DESIGNERS FROM LITHUANIAN FASHION WEEKEND

Text: Laura Gedvilaite The annual Lithuanian fashion festival "Fashion Infection" took place in Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre on 18-19 of March. Among the veteran fashion designers and emerging talents from Lithuania there…
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MAISON MARGIELA AND THE EASTERN BLOC AESTHETICS

by Ieva Zu Recently I read a nicely written fashion review on The Guardian of the Maison Margiela’s menswear collection (now by John Galiano) presented in Paris over a week…
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MY FASHION PICKS AT INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE

by Ieva Zu This year International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at London Fashion Week, discovering and promoting young fashion talents from across the world, hosted designers from far East (Egypt, UAE…
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INTERNATIONAL FASHION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

London Fashion Week will be welcoming its 5th season of International Fashion Showcase, IFS16 ,this month. Sommerset House will become a house for Fashion Utopia, which is a theme of…
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6 FASHION MISTAKES THAT YOU MUST AVOID

There are times when even the best dresser would forget to take care of certain things and end up making mistakes. Sometimes, there is a very little difference from being…
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ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS16: WHEN PARIS MEETS RUSSIA

Kazakhstan-born, Russian-based couturier and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko showed her Haute Couture SS16 luxurious collection in Paris on Wednesday. It is only her seventh collection to date but she has…
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OFF THE CATWALK: MEET JULIJA STEP, A FASHION MODEL AND FOODIE IN ONE

By Viktorija Martinenaite Julija, a Lithuanian-born beauty, began her career as a model at the age of 14. She is only 22- and have already worked with such fashion giants…
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SPECIAL PROJECT: UKRAINIAN DESIGNERS HELPING ORPHAN CHILDREN

Anton Belinskiy, one of the pioneering contemporary Ukrainian designers, is on the news once again. We introduced Belinskiyalongside Anna K as leading fashion names that put Kyiv on a fashion map…
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HOW VIKE BECAME A LEADING FASHION MANUFACTURER

Since the early days of her childhood Lithuanian Viktorija Ceplike recall herself being involved in her family business. Back then, when Lithuania was still a part of the Soviet Union,…
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INSPIRATION: TOP FASHION MODELS HUMANITARIANS

If you are good with Eastern European names, you can always spot Eastern European fashion models amongst the Top 50/ Top Sexiest or other TOP rankings. Edita Vilkeviciute, Emily Ratjakowski or…
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HAUTE COUTURE DESIGNERS BEYOND CHANEL: FROM SYRIA TO KAZAKHSTAN

French Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier; Italian Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Atelier Versace; Lebanese Ellie Saab and Zuhair Murad – these are the Haute Couture fashion names every fashion veteran…
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MAKARA GIRL GERDA: A MERMAID WITH LEGS

Meet Gerda, a 26-year-old business owner/designer of the Bond’esque like swimwear brand Makara. Besides running a successful swimwear and surfwear brand she is a super hot surfer herself (see the photo gallery). What…
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FASHION BLOC EDIT: BEST OF BELGRADE FASHION WEEK

Do you know any Serbian fashion designers? Yes you do! Roksanda Ilincic is a Serbian chic. Who else is Serbian? Rita Ora, but you knew that already. We are in…
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10 EASTERN EUROPEAN DESIGNERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Fashion is an ever-changing game with new players coming in, old players leaving it, or all playing together trying to find their own individual comfort zone. Eastern and Central European…
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POLISH FASHION WEEK: TOP 6 BY FASHION BLOC IN PHOTOS

Łódź (yes, that is exactly how it’s spelled) is the third largest city in Poland with a population of 700.000+ and is apparently a fashion capital of this Central European…
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PHOTO GALLERY: FASHION BLOC SPECIAL FOR BLOGGERS AND STYLISTS

They call it #ThursdayThrowback we call it #WonderfulMemories from our special invite only event for UK bloggers and fashion stylists. On 23ed of October we invited a handful of bloggers…
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FASHION REVIEW: SOUTHERN EASTERN EUROPE IS DOING IT RIGHT

by Ieva Zu When I started my research of Eastern European fashion industry over three years ago Ukrainian fashion week wasn’t ‘a thing’ but international fashion media were travelling to…
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PRIVATE FASHION BLOC LAUNCH WAS ACE! (PHOTOS)

Last Friday (23 October) Kaizo Hair studio in Shoreditch opened their door to the fashionable crowd of fashion bloggers and stylists to celebrate the official Fashion Bloc London launch in…
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THIS IS NOT A PRESS RELEASE

by Ieva Zu This is not going to be an ordinary press release; potentially breaking some PR rules (but following my best intentions) I am going to summarise the event…
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RAMUNE PIEKAUTAITE: ICONIC LITHUANIAN DESIGNER

Ramune Piekautaite is one of the best known designers in Lithuania. Her own name fashion house has been a leading name for almost two decades. Meet Ramune - the most elegant…
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TOP 5 FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK

It’s over – fashion crowd left for another city. London is fashion week no more. And it was spectacular – the weather was mostly good, the venue was new and…
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MERCEDES-BENZ PRAGUE FW: FASHION BLOC TOP 3 IN PICTURES

Some Fashion Weeks around Europe take place even before the major four (NY, London, Milan, and Paris) hit the catwalks. One of them is Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. According to…
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STREET STYLE AT KIEV FASHION DAYS

It has been a while since I praised Ukrainian fashion. This is the time of the year again – just a couple of days ago Kiev was hosting bi-annual Mercedes-Benz…
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FASHION BLOC TALKS FASHION WITH AMAZON CTO WERNER VOGELS

What do you get when you put on a dress, a lipstick, and cycle to the afterwork party hosted by Amazon? You get an exclusive interview with the Chief Technology…
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by Ieva Zu I have started my collaboration with The Huffington Post today. I will be blogging about fashion, arts and culture in relation to my favourite subject - emerging…
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FEMALE POWER: FASHION BLOC HELPING AFRICAN WOMEN

by Ieva Zu The Fashion Bloc poster on the left is not an ordinary commercial. First of all, you can find it at one of London' Underground stations (and help…
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DESIGNER TO WATCH: ELOSHI

Text: Mariam Bezhuashvili @FashionGalactic Georgian based fashion designer, Lela Eloshvili, whose clothes speak volumes of her sense of fashion, creativity and individualism, presented  Resort 2016 collection. Her new collection is…
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FASHION MAPPING: BLOSSOMING GEORGIA

Georgia is a transcontinental country based on the verge of Europe and Asia. Exotic and attractive, rich in nature and culture. Apparently, also becoming rich with exceptional and distinctive fashion…
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WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY LIKE TO RUN A START-UP AND A BABY?

by Ieva Zu If I was featured on ‘Stylist’ column Work/Life this is how it would look like WORK LIFE: IEVA ZU, FASHION BLOC FOUNDER, JOURNALIST AND TALENT SCOUT Ieva…
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