Self-Made Design: Florence Exhibition

From 11th to 18th of September, the beautiful Limonaia di Villa Strozzi in Florence will host the second edition of Source: Self-made Design, an exhibition featuring projects by more than 50 Italian and international designers, as well as workshops and debates, all celebrating and exploring self-produced design. The target of Source: Self-made Design is to investigate the development of self-produced projects ...
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Tod’s, Topshop Open First Men’s Boutiques in Hong Kong

The menswear retail market in Hong Kong continues to grow as Tod’s and Topshop both opened their first stores this month. Tod’s men’s boutique is located at luxury shopping mall Landmark, featuring a sartorial collection and a customisation service which allow consumers to emboss their initials on shoes and bags. Topshop’s first Topman in Hong Kong opened in collaboration with Lane Crawford’s ...
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Designer to Watch – Trager Delaney -

Kim Trager and Lowell Delaney, design duo behind British label Trager Delaney, have come a long way since launching their collection for Spring/Summer 2013. For example, Dree Hemingway is featured in their latest campaign for Autumn/Winter 2014, which can be found in coveted boutiques such as Matches and Joseph. What has been inspiring you this season? This season is all about the ...
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Designer to Watch – Danielle Romeril -

Buzzworthy Irish designer Danielle Romeril cut her teeth at Sharon Wauchob in Paris, Alberta Ferretti in Italy, and Sinha-Stanic in London. Since the successful launch of her own line in 2012 she has garnered the support of NEWGEN and Topshop. What has been inspiring you this season? The collection is inspired by a wild camping trip I took in the Wicklow mountains ...
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Designer to Watch – Ji Oh -

New York-based, Korean designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus, Ji Oh, is gaining a well-deserved following with her eponymous line. Favoring leather, silk and jersey she creates her signature look through modern layering. What has been inspiring you this season? I’m inspired by people who draw attention with their glamour…those with a style that is simply-done yet provocative. What is the theme of ...
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Designer to Watch – Hellessy -

Hellessy designer, Sylvie Millstein, founded her luxe brand based out of New York in 2012. Born in Paris to a French father and Japanese mother, Millstein effortlessly blends characteristics of both cultures with a modern aesthetic. Each collection is made in America and incorporates sumptuous materials, exquisite details, and a precise fit. What has been inspiring you this season? Art, in particular, ...
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Luxury brands are missing out by snubbing the hashtag offline

Browsing through the September issues on our desks this month and one thing that particularly sprang to mind – other than the models reclaiming the front covers – was the dearth of hashtags being used in any of the season’s big fashion campaigns. Reporting on this space used to mean buying a stack of said publications twice yearly and physically scanning ...
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Fruity Windows by Bethan Laura Wood for Hermès UK

Known for her colourful and vivid patterns, London designer Bethan Laura Wood was commissioned by French luxury brand Hermès to create artful still life installations for its UK stores this summer. Called The Fruits of Labor,  the sets see the brand's scarves and accessories displayed with juicy, oversized fruits and vegetables. The installations wink at classical still life paintings - inspired by the work of French ...
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Hermès fashion sales strong in H1 as sales, earnings rise but forecasts drop in full-year margin

French luxury fashion house Hermès Friday posted single digit rises in H1 earnings and sales but blamed foreign exchange rates for denting profits and forecast a related drop in its operating margin this year. However, Ready-to-wear and Accessories were again its star category in H1, with sales jumping 16%, benefitting from the success of its latest collections, notably in fashion ...
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Trading Post by Dr. Collectors

American indigo craft brand Dr. Collectors brings its French chic-meets-Americana aesthetic to LA's up-and-coming La Brea district with the opening of their first flagship store. With over 40 years of collecting under his belt, vintage fanatic Olivier Grasset has become one of the most revered names in the business. Fascinated by American vintage denim, Gassett together with is wife Béatrice run Dr. Collectors, ...
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Denim Design Talent: Alex Mullins -

WGSN takes a closer look at the S/S 2015 collection of London based menswear designer Alex Mullins. Hailing from south west London, Alex Mullins studied BA Fashion with Print at Central Saint Martins, following with an MA in menswear at the Royal College of Art. A 2012 graduate, Mullins was part of the initial collective of young designers (alongside Craig Green and ...
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Digital Handwriting: Moleskine’s Livescribe Notebook

Stationery brand Moleskine has collaborated with smartpen makers Livescribe to develop a notebook with on-page icons that the pen recognises as commands to tag notes and start or pause audio recordings. Using the pen, writers can enjoy the process of drawing or making notes by hand while Livescribe uploads each mark digitally to its companion app. Notes can then be ...
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Guess foresees Q3 woes on autumn range weakness, slashes outlook, shares plunge

Struggling casualwear retail giant Guess late Wednesday issued a stark Q3 warning after reporting a steeper-than-expected dip in Q2 profit on continuing soft demand in North America and Europe. Admitting weak demand for its autumn collection in North America, Guess slashed its guidance for both Q3 and the full year and its shares fell 8% to $23.52 in after-hours trading, ...
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Pop-Up Characters For Bread by Torune

Japanese kitchenware brand Torune has created a set of animal-shaped moulds that turn normal slices of bread into pop-up characters - perfect for bento boxes, kids' lunches and cute breakfasts. Available at online store Jbox, the cutters come in three types - Frog, Panda and Bear - and cost $13.50 for the set. Users simply press the cutter into the bread, ...
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Tory Burch Launches Tabletop Collection

Fashion designer Tory Burch has enriched her product range with a new home décor and entertaining collection. Inspired by her own home and embodying her sophisticated everyday style, the line includes tabletop, soft goods and decorative accessories that can easily double as gifts, from brass picture frames and bolt-like bottle openers to serving pieces and accent cushions. Blue and white drive the colour palette, covering ...
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