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  • Pandabuy’s Open Secret

    The Fake It Till You Make You culture took a hit on Wednesday.  The Chinese fashion platform Pandabuy got raided by police.  The popular app is known for selling clothing at low prices. The open secret, many fake luxury goods purchased find their way to global influencers.  TikTok accounts littered with newly purchased designer labels […]

  • Talking the Hi & Lo:John Galliano

    Talking the Hi & Lo:John Galliano

    The rise and fall of fashion wonderkid John Galliano was a magical story of success. Championed by industry heavy weights as a visionary, Galliano gave the world frivolity on the runways of Dior. However, under the surface of smiles, showmanship and Champagne toasts lurked an individual coming off the rails. Academy Award winning director Kevin […]

  • Musical Chairs, AGAIN

    The musical chairs continue in the fashion world as yet more creative heads have departed major houses.  I was in a state of shock when Pierpaolo Piccioli exited as head of Rome brand house Valentino after twenty-five years.  The couture label epitomized glamour with its monochromatic pink looks and feathered head pieces.  All great rides […]

  • Ouest Paris makes a Menswear STATEMENT

    Ouest Paris makes a Menswear STATEMENT

    From Florence at Pitti Uomo, Arthur Roberts from menswear Ouest Paris talks about his brand’s combination of Hedonism and Space Age influences. Click below for the Before Tacky Podcast interview.

  • Fashion at 0331

    Fashion at 0331

    At Milan Fashion Week in the HUB, start-up label 0331 had a display in the new designers section. The Milan creative collectives started the brand with sustainable practices, up-cycling used denim to new forms.

  • Pilati Talks

    Pilati Talks

    “WORK IS NOT WORK IF YOU LIKE IT“, PILATI Fashion designer Stefano Pilati gave a talk during Milan Fashion Week at Istituto Marangoni on his career and the state of fashion. The Italian born former head of YSL spoke about practicing patience for young designers, not thinking success will come immediately, but taking time to […]

  • Milan Looks and Looks

    More looks from Milan Fashion Week.

  • Sneaker Style from Osaka

    Sneaker Style from Osaka

    Brightway from Osaka produces luxurious sneakers made from Japanese leather. The three generation footwear makers have a philosophy: “A Pair to Love Even After 10 Years.” Clic below to watch the Before Tacky podcast interview

  • In My Wardrobe From Japan

    In My Wardrobe From Japan

    The J-Quality Factory Brand Project is a project bringing together eleven certified Japanese garment producers showcasing the menswear fashion prowess of the island nation. Not knowing what expect the first time I met the team last year at Pitti Uomo, the guided tour of selected pieces got my attention. In 2024, for the second appointment, […]

  • Inspiration from a TMI Moment

    Inspiration from a TMI Moment

    A person never knows when or why an inspiring time will trigger an idea: looking at a painting, hearing a piece of music or from a TMI moment. Everton McDougall got triggered to start his brand Haus by Everton from a frank conversation. The Toronto native needed comfortable and stylish home gear during the lockdown. […]