Key Trends at Kind+Jugend 2014

This year’s Kind + Jugend, the Cologne-based show for children and babies, continues to showcase innovative product designs and launches across all its categories. Key directions highlighted last season - such as sustainability, multi-functional products and space saving design - continue to evolve, from super lightweight and compact pram systems to transformable furniture and the use of natural, recycled and ...
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-ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri

Design duo Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri have joined forces for London Design Festival this year to present -ISH, an exploration of materials and their sometimes deceptive appearance. Presented at the Herrick Gallery as part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, the collection uses recycled post-industrial waste materials that impressively resemble real stone and marble. Marblus and Denimite are made from ...
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Hermès Maison Opens in Shanghai

Today, French luxury house Hermès’ officially opens its fifth maison store in Shanghai following its locations in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Seoul. Located on Huaihai Middle Road, the new store is set in a historic 20th century building near K11, Lane Crawford and Xintiandi. Currently an inaugural exhibition The Hermès Horse is being held which will run through October 11. Curated by ...
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Meet our digital marketing executive, Yasameen Noorian #insidewgsn

#InsideWGSN heads over to the Marketing department to meet Yasameen Noorian, digital marketing executive at WGSN. Yasameen is instrumental in all aspects of WGSN’s digital activity and during fashion month you can find her in our #WGSNhub analysing the outcome of WGSN’s social output. Find out more about her work here. Tell us about your working day during Fashion Weeks. Fashion Week ...
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Turn of the century classics at Paul Smith -

London: For Spring 2015, Paul Smith put together another classic collection of ultimately wearable pieces. These were modern classics at their best in a quiet palette of khaki, china blue, grey, black, white, slate blue and a flash of red in the  easy to wear stripes. There was a sense that perhaps Paul Smith drew on a picture postcard of ...
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Preen plays cricket with a hip-hop attitude -

London: There was a distinct vibrancy and playfulness at Preen for Spring 2015. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were influenced by National Geographic imagery of the Massai Cricket Warriors with their red, black and white team colors and draped, wrap skirts. Graphic Breton stripes opened the dazzling show in fluid dresses with asymmetric hemlines, folds and tucks. Midi length silk dresses ...
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Feminine looks at Margaret Howell -

London: Margaret Howell stepped away from her expected design aesthetic for Spring 2015. Instead she replaced it with a streamlined, minimalist approach and added subtle feminine touches. Sunray pleated skirts and tailored bra tops were the unexpected feminine additions. Classic tailoring in clean lines were executed in a punctuated palette of black, white, grey and plare olive green. The refreshing laid ...
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Low multi-textural ponytails emerge as a key hair trend at LFW -

First spotted on the New York catwalks, low multi-textural ponytails also appeared in London confirming this classic look as a key hair trend for S/S15. This commercially wearable style was best seen at Sibling, J.W. Anderson and Holly Fulton.
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Backstage Beauty: make-up artist Attracta Courtney created a fresh modern 60s look at Orla Kiely. -

Our beauty editor, Theresa Yee, went backstage at Orla Kiely to speak to make-up artist Attracta Courtney about the look she created for the spring/summer 2015 show. This season the Orla Kiely spring/summer 2015 collection was inspired by the films Le Bonheur by Agnes Varda and Daisies by Vera Chytilova. Using this as the starting point for the make-up look, Courtney ...
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‘Put A Sock In It’ -

Bora Aksu pairs socks-with-sandals in such a fresh way, featuring cut-off toes and sweet scalloped top-edges, that he just may have proven the widely perceived 'fashion faux pas' a label of the past. Granola fans rejoice.
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LONDON: The GOODHOOD Store

Fashion and lifestyle shop The GOODHOOD Store has unveiled its new 3,000 sqft. flagship in Shoreditch comprising an extended edit of womenswear, menswear, kidswear, accessories, beauty and interiors, alongside its first GOODHOOD café in collaboration with Brett Redman (of Elliot’s Café Borough Market and The Pavilion Café Victoria Park).
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Wireframe Furniture by RO/LU at Patrick Parrish

Patrick Parrish has launched his gallery with a new name, new location and new exhibition - a showcase of RO/LU's experimental furniture, titled Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain. After 15 years in the same location, Parrish has moved his Tribeca gallery a few blocks east and changed its name from Mondo Cane to Patrick Parrish. The ...
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Wella Professionals To Open Pop-Up Hair Salon During LFW

Located at the Premier Models headquarters in Covent Garden, the Wella Professionals Instamatic by Color Touch pop-up salon will offer six fashion-led colours from the brand’s new mildly oxidising semi-permanent colour range titled Instamatic by Color Touch. The colours available include: Clear Dust, a subtle matte gloss finish; Pink Dream, a pastel feminine blush; Muted Mauve, a hint of violet; Jaded ...
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Meet our image production manager, Brittany DeNolfo #insidewgsn

As Fashion Week moves to London, we're continuing our #InsideWGSN series, speaking to the people behind the scenes who make WGSN happen. Meet Brittany DeNolfo our image production manager, who looks after the team who handle all the thousands of images published across the WGSN live site.                   Tell us a bit about your working day during fashion weeks? My job as Image ...
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Trend Alert – Knit Dresses -

Elongated form-fitting shapes and sheer materials update knit dresses for S/S 15. Active elements and refined stitch techniques create refreshing surface interest.
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