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Alexander Wang x H&M Collection

December 10, 2014 by Admin

By Lauren Dobrin After an endless slew of sneak peaks, ad campaign previews and instagram teasers, the highly anticipated Alexander Wang x H&M collection, announced at Coachella in April, finally hit the stores on November 6th. The inordinately long queues … Continue reading

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Smells Like Niche Spirit: Rodin Olio Lusso, Le Labo and Frederic Malle to Join Estée Lauder Companies.

December 9, 2014 by Admin

by Brianna Carr In the space of a calendar month, it is possible that Estée Lauder Companies have completed three of the most important acquisitions that the premium beauty and fragrance industry has seen since its partnership with Tom Ford … Continue reading

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The Power of the Cult Model

October 31, 2014 by Elisa

For the casting of the SS15 show, and the 125th anniversary of the House of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz looked back through the model archive. The designer explained: “I did not want it to feel like a coming-back-type-of-thing, but almost like … Continue reading

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 4. Redressing Feminism: Chanel’s Fashion Riot

October 10, 2014 by Julia

Under the glass roof of Paris’s Grand Palais, a protest is taking place, a procession of women, signs held aloft, calling for female empowerment, as they stride confidently past the large crowds they have attracted. Its setting is a monumental … Continue reading

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 3: JPG retires from RTW

October 7, 2014 by Fruzsi

The expression ‘enfant terrible’ seems to crop up frequently when Jean Paul Gaultier is mentioned. Since the founding of his fashion house in 1976, the designer has become known for collections characterised by a canny, yet humorous take on current … Continue reading

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 2

October 3, 2014 by Rebecca

As part of a special series this week, we give our reactions to the recent fashion weeks… Rebecca: One of the most striking aspects of the current fashion weeks’ coverage is the shift of focus away from the catwalk and … Continue reading

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 1

September 30, 2014 by Alexis and Katerina

As part of a special series this week, we give our reactions to the recent fashion weeks… Alexis: “I love New York, I’m a New Yorker, I can’t imagine living anywhere else” – video, DKNY S/S 2015 The city of … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOT: ISABELA CAPETO

September 23, 2014 by Liz

Over the last few seasons the Brazilian fashion designer Isabela Capeto has concentrated on expanding her eponymous design house into a globally recognized brand, at the same time that she has been designing and producing innovative collections. Capeto graduated from … Continue reading

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Collar meets Bar: historicism and circuitous timelines at Dior

September 2, 2014 by Alexis

One look from Dior’s Autumn-Winter collection, which was presented in July, comprises a top and trousers in blue taffeta. Its individual elements present a synthesis of references and blur the boundaries between casual and formal wear: while the trousers evoke … Continue reading

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Adidas shows the changing face of Brazil with tropical collection

May 27, 2014 by Liz

A row of ripe orange pineapples with green stalks, blossoms of fresh white orchids amid verdant foliage. A tranquil sunset of turquoise green, fuchsia pink and deep purple, a flock of yellow-beaked toucans, bright red parrots and lurid green macaws. … Continue reading

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