New York Fashion Week forced to leave Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week has been turfed out of the Lincoln Center. Its February edition will be its last in the venue. Organisers IMG have yet to announce a location for September’s event, reports state it is making plans to move into several locations. New York Fashion Week caused issues with locals who objected to it and other events held in Damrosch ...
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Levi’s Laundrette Advert (1985)

In 1985, Levi's changed denim advertising history forever with its high brow ad, "Laundrette". Here WGSN takes a look at the story behind the notorious commercial.  1985 was a big year. Boris Becker won Wimbledon aged 17. Live Aid changed pretty much everything, and Marvin Gaye’s “I heard it through the grapevine” provided the soundtrack to one of the most notorious ...
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Prince George’s Christmas Portrait

Last week saw the release of Prince George’s adorable Christmas portrait. He is wearing a Cath Kidston London Guards tank top, Amaia Kids corduroy shorts and matching socks with a white cotton shirt from Polarn O. Pyret. The tank top sold out within hours along with the corduroy shorts in navy, but the shorts are still available to buy in alternative colours. The shots of the prince ...
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TRNK Presents: At Home With Frank Muytjens

Burgeoning design authority TRNK takes a look inside the upstate New York home of J. Crew's Frank Muytjens. In line with the brands they masterfully curate, denim designers are known for kitting out their houses as perfectly as their collections. Thanks to a number of glossy mags we've had the chance to peek inside the walls of Scott Morrison's Catskills retreat and dug through ...
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Classic American sportswear with a chic Seventies touch at Derek Lam

New York: For his Pre-fall inspiration, Derek Lam mentioned an exhibit that had been in his mind for some time: Malevich and the American Legacy, a retrospective of the Russian artist at the Gagosian gallery. The show delved into minimalist Kazemir Malevich’s influence on American art of the Seventies. Lam's lineup consisted of an array of unfussy urbane separates in clean ...
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A clean, sharp and bold outing at Versace

Milan: Donatella Vesace presented a clean, sharp and bold outing for Pre-fall – “I love this look that is both simple and complex, with neat silhouettes that are full of luxurious Versace details” stated the designer on the press release. It was a new direction for the house where masculinity and sporty references mingled together. The results were convincing, polished and ...
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Net-a-Porter buys troubled etailer My-Wardrobe

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has bought the domain name and assets of troubled UK etailer My-Wardrobe, which has now ceased trading online. The sale follows a turbulent few years for My-Wardrobe, which in September told Drapers it was “pausing to review all strategic options” and raised alarm bells among brands as it cancelled all spring 2015 orders. In November 2013 the ...
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Diesel presents its Pre-Fall 2015 collection

Centered on three subcultural themes, Diesel presents its Pre-Fall 2015 collection with a strong helping of leather, denim and bleach-splashed garments. Marking the second seasonal showing from artistic director Nicola Formichetti, the Italian-Japanese designer once again captures the youthful spirit of Diesel in this winter collection. Entitled Wolfpack, the Men’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection draws inspiration from the style and fabrics worn by bikers of the ...
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A rustic take on sartorial sophistication at Sportmax

Milan: The Austrian painter Egon Schiele was the main inspiration behind the Sportmax Pre-fall 15 collection. The brand has gained momentum over the past few seasons turning fashion-forward inspirations into wearable, covetable clothes. The silhouettes were long and lean -  A-line coats were nipped at the waist by a single leather cord, while wraps, layers and circular cut panels on tops, ...
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Androgyny blends with feminine silhouettes at Yigal Azrouël

New York: For Pre-fall 2015, Yigal Azrouël took us on a captivating journey where androgyny blends with feminine silhouettes in distinctive materials. The designer’s outing was sexy and urbane, where engineered constructions, sharp tailoring and astute pairing fused together. The main focus of the collection was on texture and fabric – braided leather, delicate jacquards and a basket weave material made ...
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The DropIt cart – Crown Estate’s ‘convenience’ offer for Christmas

London’s Crown Estate – the landlord behind Regent Street – has come up with a ‘surprise and delight’ way to encourage shoppers in the final flurry before Christmas. Working with certain stores (with more to follow) shoppers can drop off their purchases at branded carts located on the street and have the goods sent home or to hotels in the London ...
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US Retailers change holiday shipping cut-off dates to meet expectations

Many US retailers have switched or are yet to finalise online order deadlines for guaranteed arrival by Christmas according to Stella Service, a company that measures customer service performance. Retailers are either not promoting a deadline or they are changing cut-off dates as the holiday approaches to ensure Christmas arrival or manage customer's expectations. Target's website originally said December 20 would be ...
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Marite Iglesias witnessed the Wynwood Walls come to life, and is today an integral part of the rapidly growing operation.
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Creative Cocktails: The Club at Cafe Royal

London venue Cafe Royal has launched the new winter menu for its members' area, The Club. Inspired by fashion, perfume trends and the winter season, flavours include Japanese plum essence, Siberian pine needle oil and rhubarb and custard sherbet.
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The Social Media Trends of 2014

As a general rule at WGSN, we like to look towards the future, but with 2014 nearing its end, you’ll perhaps forgive us a peak over our collective shoulders at some of the trends that went viral during the past 12 months. (And there’s not a cat in sight.) Insta-gratification Count the numbers: 300 million users and counting. 70 million videos and ...
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