Fashion Blog


Fashion Consumer Trends in 2020

Over the last couple weeks, TFC host Brandon Roe has been discussing 2020 consumer fashion trends on a number of radio shows across the country. In today’s conversation, he reveals some of the most important insights shared on those interviews. Highlights: How the constant noise online will continue to drive consumers towards real life experiences […]

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“Authenticity” as a path to fashion brand success

What’s the key to building a strong, authentic fashion brand today? Kelly Dee Williams of branding agency Superbase brings an interesting perspective to the conversation. Over the last few years, he’s built a practice that helps brands communicate that rare – but important – selling point: authenticity. Highlights: What it takes to build a strong […]

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“Positive Fashion” and the Happy Color

In 2016, the London College of Fashion was looking for someone to lead their brand-new Psychology of Fashion undergrad program. They found the perfect fit in Aurore Bardey, who has brought her considerable psychology experience to an industry hungry for a better understanding of the inner workings of today’s fashion consumer. Highlights: Counteracting the negative […]

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Beauty in the Age of “Perfect” AI Models

On one hand, consumers want to see the “real” in fashion sans Photoshopping. On the other, a new generation of AI models – used by the likes of Balmain, among others – introduces a sense of perfect that no human being can hope to match. How can these two elements fit together in today’s world? […]

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How Fashion Consumers Buy Today

In 1968, three researchers came up with a model that became the industry standard for marketers trying to understand how consumers buy. And for decades, it was fairly accurate. In today’s world it’s not. In this interview, Brandon Roe and Michael Solomon, authors of the bestselling Why Fashion Brands Die, talk about the new model […]

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Meet Fashion Santa

Fashion Santa wasn’t a guaranteed success. But the world took notice in 2014, after Paul Mason, aka “Fashion Santa”, showed up in a Toronto area mall. Massive international press ensured a great start for the brand, which five years later takes Paul across North America every Christmas season. Highlights: How veteran fashion model Paul Mason […]

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Sustainability Trends in the Fashion Industry

Fashion Designer turned Trends Forecaster Melanie Plank has developed a keen insight on what’s about to be “hot” in the coming seasons. She currently specializes in the complicated area that is fashion industry sustainability. Highlights: The positive and negative trends in fashion industry sustainability. The negative – and rarely discussed – side of the “circular […]

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Using “Magic” to Understand Consumer Behavior

The word “magic” doesn’t naturally seem to fit with fashion consumer insights. But in today’s interview, Matt Tompkins, a laboratory researcher currently at Oxford University, shows how the world of illusion can help us better understand the consumer’s mind. Highlights: How to use “choice blindness” to create artificial consumer demand for a product they very […]

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Heels that let you dance the night away (pain-free)

Most women know the pain that comes from dancing all night on a set of heels. It was one such experience that prompted the Leung twins to address the problem using space age materials, designing a shoe that allows the wearer to be on her feet longer with less discomfort. For more than 10 years, […]

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When Meghan Markle Wears Your Brand

When Meghan Markle wears a brand, sales tend to take off. That’s what happened for James Bartle, founder of Outland Denim. It’s an Australian firm that creates opportunities for at-risk women to learn a useful trade; something that then makes them self-sufficient. Highlights: What happens when a global celebrity like the Duchess of Sussex wears […]

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