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NJAL Open Call: The LVMH Prize 2016

20 January 2016 COMPETITIONS -

NJAL Open Call: The LVMH Prize 2016

NJAL announce the return of the LVMH Prize for 2016. Now in its third year, the prestigious €300,000 award has just opened applications to emerging design talent....

The Future of Fashion Program

20 January 2016 COMPETITIONS -

The Future of Fashion Program

Ahead of the ILKECOP’s participance in The Future of Fashion Program (TFFP)—an invaluable opportunity to enter Paris' trade show universe courtesy of Who's Next, Premiere Classe and...

Sound of the Studio: Jaimalàlatête

20 January 2016 COMPETITIONS -

Sound of the Studio: Jaimalàlatête

J ́ai Mal à La Tête consistently design to go against the grain, and it's an aesthetic strategy that has won them a place on The Future...

NJAL Open Call: The LVMH Prize 2016

18 January 2016 COMPETITIONS -

NJAL Open Call: The LVMH Prize 2016

The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers is entering its third year. Since its founding, the prize has become a reference among awards in the fashion industry,...

Vassiliki Charitou

23 February 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Vassiliki Charitou

Vassiliki Charitou’s simple design DNA is anchored by an exhaustive approach to materiality. The young Greek designer has only produced two collections, the first of which focused...

Nika Tang

17 February 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Nika Tang

In NJAL’s latest Designer Focus, Nika Tang steals the spotlight to talk through the trials and tribulations of building a brand, honing an aesthetic, and finding inspiration...

Sound Of The Studio: Jule Waibel

10 February 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Sound Of The Studio: Jule Waibel

NJAL continues to pay homage to the enduring love between the worlds of fashion and music with the latest in #SoundOfTheStudio. Today, Jule Waibel takes the helm...

Manonik

08 February 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Manonik

Meet Manonik, the New York-based brand radicalising the trajectory of slow fashion with handcrafted, one-off textile objects. As New York Fashion Week frenzy unfolds, NJAL slows the...

Sound of the Studio: 69

12 January 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Sound of the Studio: 69

NJAL pays homage to the enduring love between the worlds of fashion and music with the latest in #SOUNDOFTHESTUDIO.

Sound of the Studio: Jaimalàlatête

07 January 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Sound of the Studio: Jaimalàlatête

The sportswear enthusiasts share a mixtape of music that soundtracks their elemental approach to clean-cut shapes

Nudite

05 January 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Nudite

In NJAL’s latest Designer Focus, Nudite expands on a design philosophy founded on the aesthetic laws of simplicity

ThisIsNon

04 January 2016 DESIGNER FOCUS -

ThisIsNon

NJAL taps Poland’s THISISNON to find out more about the art of aesthetic restriction and why the white shirt always works.

Raun LaRose

17 December 2015 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Raun LaRose

Discover why LaRose's distinctive designs speak to individuality and unrestricted style, and defies fashion orthodoxy at every aesthetic turn while remaining wholly wearable

A Moodboard Moment: Yojiro Kake

08 December 2015 DESIGNER FOCUS -

A Moodboard Moment: Yojiro Kake

As part of NJAL's #AMoodboardMoment, Yojiro Kake visualises the winding journey of creativity and distils his process and practice.

Call For Applicants: Hyères Fashion And Photography Festival 2016

02 December 2015 DESIGNER FOCUS -

Call For Applicants: Hyères Fashion And Photography Festival 2016

These competitions highlight ten fashion designers and ten photographers, who are selected by a jury consisting of members of each profession. The selected artists’ creations are presented through a catwalk...

Fashion's Troubled Mind

22 February 2016 ESSAY -

Fashion's Troubled Mind

The fashion world is often portrayed as a place of glitz and glamour, excess, extravagance and excitement, where whimsical stories are created, culture is crafted and dreams...

The Textiles Of Change

19 February 2016 ESSAY -

The Textiles Of Change

Fashion has truly seen it all when it comes to materials. Name a fabric and someone, somewhere, has created a garment from it, be it paper, tin...

Could St. Louis Be The Fashion Capital Of The Midwest?

12 February 2016 ESSAY -

Could St. Louis Be The Fashion Capital Of The Midwest?

The US encompasses 50 states over a vast 9.857 million km², yet its purported fashion mainstays are universally considered New York City and Los Angeles. They’re on...

What Is Origin Labelling And Why Should You Care?

09 February 2016 ESSAY -

What Is Origin Labelling And Why Should You Care?

As a designer, do you promote the origin of manufacture of your product? If you’re a savvy consumer, can you be confident that you can say that...

NOT JUST A LABEL | Made in NY

20 January 2016 ESSAY -

NOT JUST A LABEL | Made in NY

NJAL is transcending its digital roots once again, to open NOT JUST A LABEL | MADE IN NY, a dedicated fashion hub for luxury fashion designed and...

NJAL Made Nominating Body for International Woolmark Prize

20 January 2016 ESSAY -

NJAL Made Nominating Body for International Woolmark Prize

NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL), the world's largest community for emerging designers, is pleased to announce that it has become a nominating body for the one of...

Masculinity, Youth and Fashion

11 January 2016 ESSAY -

Masculinity, Youth and Fashion

NJAL probes the tropes and parallels within fashion’s treatment of youth, masculinity and urban culture

Fashion & Race

30 December 2015 ESSAY -

Fashion & Race

Difference and visibility in the world of fashion is a viral talking point today, but why does it remain such a contentious topic in 2016? As diversity in fashion holds global conversation, NJAL asks why has the fashion industry failed to correct an imbalance of ethnic representation?

Editor's Letter 2015

22 December 2015 ESSAY -

Editor's Letter 2015

Driving home for Christmas always feels like one last, metaphoric, climb of a mountain—until I reach my hometown in the Italian Alps. While the winding roads take me through a picturesque landscape, it is hard to deny the exhaustion accumulated over a year, which has taken us to hell and back, but has most definitely left us a little closer to heaven. As one of my mentors put it, 2015 has been a breakthrough year for NJAL, and as such, it must be celebrated.

How Did Social Media Change Fashion Consumption?

21 December 2015 ESSAY -

How Did Social Media Change Fashion Consumption?

How does social media’s capacity for constant surveillance in real time effect the way we consume fashion? Do we dress ourselves directly in response to a veiled sensation that we're always seen on an infinite scroll? NJAL investigates human behaviour in the age of the selfie.

A Look Back on NJAL in NYC

15 December 2015 ESSAY -

A Look Back on NJAL in NYC

NJAL finally dims the lights on its holiday pop-up shop at Waldorf Astoria New York. Now that NJAL’s New York Minute is finally up, it’s an apt moment to reflect on all that unfolded.

Shades Of True

02 December 2015 ESSAY -

Shades Of True

Meet Sinead Curran, the design force behind Shades of True whose handcrafted luxury knitwear redefines a tactile on texture. Using fine handwork techniques, Curran’s textured treatment unfolds...

Statement Coats

24 February 2016 HORIZON -

Statement Coats

When winter lingers on a little too long and temperatures continue to drop, it’s time to upgrade your classic black peacoat or camel trenchcoat for some show-stopping...

Why Apply for The Future of Fashion Program?

20 January 2016 HORIZON -

Why Apply for The Future of Fashion Program?

Last Call for Applications! On Friday 19th June, applications for this year's The Future of Fashion Program in collaboration with Who's Next and Premiere Classe in Paris...

Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016

20 January 2016 HORIZON -

Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016

NJAL are pleased to announce that the Berlin Fashion Film Festival is opening submissions for its 5th edition. To celebrate the rise of fashion film, the film...

White Wash Tailoring

18 January 2016 HORIZON -

White Wash Tailoring

This asymmetric, oversized shirt is cut from the highest quality English Cotton, and features a small collar and subtle detailing at the back. Finished with French seams...

The Rise Of Repurposed Plastics

02 December 2015 HORIZON -

The Rise Of Repurposed Plastics

Currently, we recycle between just 5 and 10% of the plastics we produce. 50% of which is buried in landfill and much of what’s left is littering...

Diamond Jewellery Competition - HRD Awards 2015

20 January 2016 INDUSTRY -

Diamond Jewellery Competition - HRD Awards 2015

HRD Antwerp, one of the world’s leading diamond grading labs and global service provider to the diamond and jewellery industry, announces the launch

The Classic White T-Shirt

18 January 2016 INDUSTRY -

The Classic White T-Shirt

This perfunctory item may be sculpted from downy soft, luxurious cotton forming the foundations of a carefully curated wardrobe. Yet the classic white t-shirt, though simple in...

Fashion As Sportswear

02 December 2015 INDUSTRY -

Fashion As Sportswear

Once upon a time it was considered slovenly and sloppy to walk around in your gym wear in public. A few years ago a mother who dropped...

The Fashion Film Edit: Female Directors In The Spotlight

17 February 2016 NJAL PROJECTS -

The Fashion Film Edit: Female Directors In The Spotlight

Last month Kering announced a collaboration with the Sundance Film Festival, promising year-long support to six female filmmakers. Women are notoriously under-represented off-screen with just 9% directing...

New Year, New Style

07 January 2016 NJAL PROJECTS -

New Year, New Style

Enjoy NJAL’s carefully curated edit of pieces to ring in the new year for your very own stylistic metamorphosis. From fail-safe accessories to luxe tailored looks, it's time to invest in fresh style staples for now and later

White Wash Tailoring

04 January 2016 NJAL PROJECTS -

White Wash Tailoring

Discover a distinctive new take on classic white tailoring, by NJAL’s community of contemporary creatives, who have all reworked, reconstructed and reinvented aesthetic simplicity in fashion.

NJAL Looks Back on 2015

30 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

NJAL Looks Back on 2015

NJAL reflects on a defining year that has seen the digital platform expand offline into new territories like never before

The Menswear Edit

28 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

The Menswear Edit

As the carousel of global mens fashion weeks churns, NJAL emphasises the boundary-breaking creativity and emerging talent within menswear, with a curated selection of fearless menswear designs

The Bestsellers

23 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

The Bestsellers

As the curtains fall on 2015, NJAL shares exactly which pieces and style trends are firm favourites this year

The NJAL Shop Edit: Sun to Slope

17 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

The NJAL Shop Edit: Sun to Slope

Whether you’re hitting the sun or slopes this winter holiday season, fill your suitcase with pieces from NJAL’s dedicated edit, that promises effortless ease every day of your trip

Luxe Loungewear

17 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

Luxe Loungewear

Slip into NJAL’s edit of luxurious joggers, slouchy knits and pieces that ooze pure comfort

The International Woolmark Prize: NJAL's 10 Finalists for Rest Of Europe

15 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

The International Woolmark Prize: NJAL's 10 Finalists for Rest Of Europe

NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) is pleased to announce our 10 chosen finalists for The International Woolmark Prize (IWP).

The NJAL Guide to NYC

08 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

The NJAL Guide to NYC

NJAL’s very own New Yorkers share their top tips on how to spend your time in the best city in the world.

What Should Fashion Students Know About Sustainability?

02 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

What Should Fashion Students Know About Sustainability?

There are some basic questions that need answering in a more accessible language. How can a young designer begin to understand where the beginning of the supply...

NOT JUST A LABEL | Made in NY: The NJAL Forum

01 December 2015 NJAL PROJECTS -

NOT JUST A LABEL | Made in NY: The NJAL Forum

Join NJAL for a series of conversations addressing Made in New York with some of the city's leading figures in fashion and beyond

Njal X Cfda: A Look At L.a. Manufacturing

02 December 2015 THE CONVERSATION -

Njal X Cfda: A Look At L.a. Manufacturing

On the heels of NJAL’s global workshop series this year, in tandem with a year of colossal projects in Dubai and Berlin, as well as the digital...