“Moschino is H&M’s Latest Designer Collaboration” – Fashionista
H&M’s annual high-low collaboration has been announced for 2018. Due to debut in early November, Jeremy Scott of Moschino is teaming up with the fast-fashion retailer to create a capsule collection. Every year, H&M’s designer collaboration does extremely well. The most coveted pieces usually sell out quickly and there are lines outside the stores on the morning of the launch. I look forward to seeing what Jeremy Scott comes up with. His work for Moschino is always fun. I hope there are some lower priced accessories like iPhone cases up for grabs.
I found this article about globalization interesting because it pointed out something very accurate about the fashion industry: Made in China (or any Southeast Asian country for that matter) still carries a stigma. People tend to think that quality items cannot be made in these regions, despite there being skilled workers in each country. This was demonstrated when Balenciaga received criticism for moving production of their ‘Triple S’ sneakers from Italy to China without dropping the price of the product. They currently retail for $850. Balenciaga cited that the factories they were now using in China were actually better equipped to making a shoe that was “lighter” and therefore likely more comfortable for the end-consumer. Regardless, people still took issue with the Made in China label and thought the shoe somehow lost value. I don’t know about you but I don’t have an issue with my stuff being made in any country as long as the quality is there. I’ve had some crappy pieces that have been made in Europe and some amazing pieces that were made in China. It seems that perhaps quality isn’t the only issue at hand.