UN Women representative, Marie Sophie Pettersson, shares her experience of Bangladesh's nuanced garment manufacturing industry. She explains how different production facilities can generate income without disturbing local communities and little celebrated talents of Bangladeshi people.
I decided to comb through Advance Copy’s archive to compile a list of six values that drive our guests, brands like Cecilie Bahnsen, Holly Ryan, Aeron, Suku and Neous to continuously challenge old systems, and envision a new era of fashion.
Los Angeles-based womenswear designer Shaina Mote talks about the importance of partnerships in creating positive change, daily benefits of local garment manufacturing and her dreams for the future of fashion.
Interview with Founder of Hungarian womenswear brand Aeron. Established in 2012, Aeron is an exploration of contemporary elegance and quality with a personal touch. We talk about Eszter’s day-to-day approach to sustainability and embracing new dawn of creativity in fashion.
German fashion photographer, Alina Asmus shares how intuition played a vital role in helping her forge a unique career path working with renowned brands and magazines including Vogue, Matches and Interview Germany.
Conversation with Vanissa Antonious, Founder & Creative Director of women's footwear brand, NEOUS. London based Antonious reflects on her principles for creating artisanal Italian shoes that resonate with modern-day women.
Conversation with Chantal Spaas, business partner of the greatly admired Belgian designer Sofie D'Hoore. Chantal reflects on the brand's quiet approach to quality relationships and uncompromising garment engineering.
P.A.M. (Perks and Mini) is a Paris-based fashion and lifestyle label originally established in Melbourne by Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey. The company is respected in the world of fashion and art, a unique position earned by their unfaltering commitment to solid creative values and bypassing of industry standards.
Advance Copy meets Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA/AMO) to ask if the Office’s work with Manifesta Biennial on Palermo Atlas could hold useful lessons for fashion. As long-term collaborators of Prada and masterminds behind Fondazione Prada, Fondation Galeries Lafayette and Kadewe, our conversation expands to customer engagement, brand experience and retail architecture.
Melbourne-based brand SUKU Home specialises in bedding and leisurely ready to wear. Capsule collections are ethically made in Bali using natural materials and released gradually, keeping customers eagerly anticipating. Find out what factors make Christine Lafian's independent brand so unique and respected by its clientele.
Companies just want to please customers and buyers, but they don’t want to state their values clearly, in case these end up putting some clients off. I feel like we are living in a world where we need to stand for something.
Meet Joon Lee, Founder of Berlin-based knitwear label PLYS and winner of Samsung's 13th Fashion Design Fund. Joon explains how frustration with newness in fashion and early experience with video games led him to create PLYS.
I underestimated working for other people and then starting to work for myself, the pressure that is on you when you start your own brand, to run a business and be creative, that’s when independence becomes a real thing.