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New York : The Cosmopolitan woman was at the forefront of Daniel Wingate’s mind for Resort. A plethora of long and lady-like tailored silhouettes introduced the collection, cut with exquisite precision in technical pliqué and crepe. Floor sweeping, wide leg trousers added a contemporary ease in shades of delicate rosehip and midnight black, balanced against intricately pleated tie neck blouses ...
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Eighties graphics mix with retrospective femininity at Preen

London: Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, designers for Preen, looked to the late Ray Petri’s work at the Buffalo label and his images of the early eighties for inspiration. The endemic bold graphic elements were worked in to the brand’s signature floaty drop waist dresses, while striking panels of black and white in slim skirts were paired with crisp white ...
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LONDON: Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900 Exhibition Opens

The Fashion and Textile Museum presents Riviera Style, an exhibition focusing on resort and swimwear since the 1900s.
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Fears of Michael Kors slowdown spook analysts as share price takes a beating

Michael Kors shares were left battered late Wednesday as the golden brand of aspirational luxury saw its stock plunge over 24%. So why the hammering? Sure, Q4 profits ($182m) and sales (over $1bn) would be envy of many as demand for its fashion accessories around the world appears to be holding up. But analysts and investors were expecting a rallying call in ...
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Tootsa MacGinty scoops ‘Best Childrenswear Brand’ at the NatWest UKFT Award 2015

Unisex childrenswear brand Tootsa MacGinty won the "Best Childrenswear Brand" at the NatWest UKFT Awards held on May 28th in London. This award was created to highlight the most innovative, exciting and successful businesses in the UK for apparel and textiles. Tootsa MacGinty launched 4 years ago with unisex clothing for kids ranging from 0-8 years with colourful, creative and bold ...
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Race Furniture at Selfridges – artists & celebrities customise chairs for charity auction

Race Furniture is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its BA2 chair (the company's first chair to be produced) with a charity auction and installation at London department store Selfridges that runs until June 14 curated by Fair & Co.
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SEOUL: 1600 Pandas World Tour Arrives

The adorable paper mache pandas have arrived in Seoul as their third stop in Asia after previous residencies in Taipei and Hong Kong.
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UK retailer optimism hits 27-year high as May sales jump

Summer has arrived early in the UK, according to one important domestic survey. Sales growth surged in May and expectations for June hit their highest level in 27 years, the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) survey suggests. OK, first let’s qualify that statement. The survey covers UK sales volumes and it speaks to 134 companies, around half of them retailers. ...
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Opening Ceremony’s Humberto and Model Kendall Jenner Talk #MYCALVINS

For Spring/Summer 2015, Calvin Klein launched the #mycalvins denim series exclusively at Opening Ceremony, with 19-year-old model and internet sensation Kendall Jenner as its Face. To celebrate the launch, founder Humberto Leon and Kendall talk California upbringings, dressing for airports and mom jeans. "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins?” a 15-year-old Brooke Shields asked America, after whistling ...
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Topman Launches Affordable Japanese Selvedge Line

British high-street staple Topman announces the launch of a small Japanese selvedge denim line in partnership with legendary producer Kurabo Mills from Japan on June 4th. Ask the average man 2 years ago most would be baffled when asked what selvedge denim was. Yet today we are seeing a growing number of commercial retailers offering up decent and affordable lines of ...
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Pierre Frey x Toxic – historical heritage meets street art

Despite its traditional background, French 80 year-old and family-owned textile company Pierre Frey keeps on innovating, always keen to marry history with modern design. For its latest collection, the brand has teamed up with American graffiti artist Toxic, one of the pioneers of the discipline who founded the Hollywood Africans along with Rammellzee and Jean-Michel Basquiat, in the early 1980s.
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Royal Baby: Princess Charlotte

Here at WGSN the kidswear team are always wondering what Princess Charlotte our new mini style icon will be wearing next. The first outfit included a white bonnet, booties, and delicate handmade sweater set bought from Irulea, a clothing store in San Sebastian, Spain. Kate seems to have a preference towards British brands including Amaia Kids, Rachel Riley and Cath Kidston ...
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Fespa and Printeriors 2015 – printing tech comes to life

We flew down to beautiful Cologne last week to take part in the first edition of Printeriors by Fespa. Launched to celebrate all things pattern and the great possibilities that print - either digital or screen - can do for the residential, contract and retail markets, Printeriors consists of 11 environments where brands can showcase their extensive range of technologies.
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China to slash clothing, beauty tariffs to raise domestic spending, boon for international giants say analysts

It’s news major European cities may be dreading – China is to slash import duties by 50%, on average, on a wide range of goods including Western-style clothing, footwear and beauty products in a bid to boost domestic spending. The Ministry of Finance announced Monday that it will cut import duties from June 1 with tariffs for clothing reduced to 7-10% ...
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Denim by Premiere Vision: 10 Things Every Denimhead Has Experienced at the Show

With Denim Premiere Vision (now officially without the 'by') A/W 16/17 edition on the horizon, WGSN's Denim Teams prepares you with a breakdown of the top 10 denim moments you're bound to experience over the 2 day show this week.   1. You spend the last 6 months planning your day 1 denim outfit and it consists of 7 different indigo pieces. Denim by ...
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