Is there is a difference between “fashion news” and “fashion industry news”? If there is it is certainly a rather subtle difference. The two categories would clearly overlap in several ways. If there actually is a difference, we believe it would be categorized as follows:
Fashion News is any news that is relevant to fashion. Yes, that is rather broad. This would include issues directly relevant to consumers as well as topics of interest to members of the clothing industry.
Fashion Industry News is relevant to fashion, textiles, manufacturing, etc. Although topics that are important to consumers are covered in this category, the news is primarily geared to issues relevant to the industry. In other words, topics and details relevant to the business side of the apparel, footwear, accessory, and textile market.
Again, the categories definitely have significant overlap. A large majority of “fashion” relevant news that is relevant to consumers would also be important to the garment industry. Similarly, some of the news intended for members of the “industry” actually has benefit for consumers as well.
Here are a few examples of article titles that can potentially overlap between the two categories:
1) “Lady Gaga Spotted Wearing Silk Dress by Designer Average Joe” – an article on this subject may be interesting to consumers because they can view details regarding what a celebrity is wearing. Yes, celebrities occasionally influence trends. This will potentially affect consumer buying decisions. The industry may also be interested in this type of news article because it may remind them of the importance of silk being added to a collection. In fact, it may inspire them to research silk prices to determine if it is a good choice. The article may also inspire retail store buyers to further investigate the “Average Joe” brand for placement in their sores. All in all, this fashion news article may inspire consumers as well as the industry.
2) “Eastman Launches New Textile fiber Naia” – an article such as this may have interest to consumers, but it is primarily fashion industry news. The introduction of a new textile fiber will eventually make its way to the consumer. However, knowledge about the new fiber must first reach the yarn suppliers, fabric manufactures, and fashion designers. When a new fiber is launched, it first must be embraced by manufacturers & fashion designers so that they will put the fiber in their next collection. As designers begin to utilize fabric made from such fibers, the garments then get marketed to consumers. In the initial phase, this type of news is most relevant to the textile & apparel industry.
Where can we find fashion industry news?
Here on Apparel Search we have a splendid and equally blended news resource. We provide an equal mix of news that is geared to both "consumers" and the "fashion industry". In the past we had a section for articles which included categories such as runway show event news, shopping news, textile news, career moves, etc. We now post most of our news reports on the Fashion Blog. Below you will find easy access to a few of our resources as well as other media companies that also provide industry specific news.
Fashion Blog – our fashion industry and consumer news resource.
Fashion News – this is the section to find a compilation of articles as well as access to numerous media resources.
Fashion News PRNewswire – news feed of relevant press releases.
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Below are a few fashion industry news resources that you may find to be of interest.
Business of Fashion - Analysis and Business Intelligence from the leading digital authority on the global fashion industry. The Business of Fashion has gained a global following as an essential daily resource for fashion creatives, executives and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. The Business of Fashion began as a project of passion, aiming to fill the void for an informed, analytical and opinionated point of view on the fashion business. Today, the website has grown to leverage a network of savvy writers and fashion insiders in style capitals around the world, delivering fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies and global brands that are making their mark on the industry at a time of unprecedented change.
WWD – The Women’s Wear Daily is a leading fashion industry newspaper. Women's Wear Daily brings you breaking news about the fashion industry, designers, celebrity trend setters, and extensive coverage of fashion week. Women's Wear Daily (WWD) is a fashion-industry trade journal sometimes called "the bible of fashion." WWD delivers information and intelligence on changing trends and breaking news in the men and women's fashion, beauty and retail industries with a readership composed largely of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, media executives, advertising agencies, socialites and trend makers. It is the flagship publication of Fairchild Fashion Media, which is owned by Penske Media Corporation.
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fiber2Fashion - Find all the updates and news of fashion industry at Fibre2Fashion, to get more fashion trends and fashion event you can go to fashion news section of Fibre2Fashion.
Associated Press Fashion News / AP Fashion Industry News - The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. One of the many categories that they cover is fashion.
Where do you get your fashion industry news? Let us know and we can possibly add a link to their website on this page to help others learn more about the business.
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Which media company or website is the best at bringing the latest fashion industry news, views and updates from all top sources under one roof? Is it Apparel Search? Maybe, or maybe not. You should judge for yourself. Let us know your favorite resources for staying up to date on the latest news.
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