Kiriko Made – Making Memories Not Mass-Produced Goods

Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka of Kiriko are taking the ancient traditions of Japanese textiles and reviving them for today through their range of handcrafted accessories and apparel. For Kiriko owners Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka, fabric is everything. Thats why the pair search far and wide for century-old denim, hand-dyed shibori and vibrant kasuri for their joint project. Based out Portland, Oregan, ...
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Classic and feminine elegance elevated with surface interest at Burberry

London: Burberry’s Pre-Collections are always more focused on the actual clothes rather than the spectacular show one would usually expect from the brand and this season was no exception. Christopher Bailey made an impression with varying textures and structured yet ladylike silhouettes – feathered animal print, shearling zebra intarsia, macramé lace and patchwork engineered lace with incredible intricate details were ...
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Life-styled surfaces – Strata Tiles at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Conceptual artist Alana Madden has installed a series of 'personas' in Strata Tiles' Clerkenwell showroom this week. Located in the basement of the showroom, the three "shrines" are made from piles of concrete, marble and ceramic, each one built into a personal portrait using a handful of lifestyle accessories.
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Richemont hit by currency issues and poor trading in Hong Kong and Macau

Luxury goods operator Richemont, owners of jeweller Cartier, saw its total sales slide 8% in April, signaling a poor start to its new trading year. This was not what the market wanted to hear particularly as the business confirmed that net profits for 2014-15 had dropped 35.4% following on from last month’s warning that they would come in below estimates. That ...
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Bedeck launches lifestyle brand Murmur

Bed and bath company Bedeck is launching Murmur, a lifestyle brand that includes tabletop products, glassware, kitchen textiles and accessories, bedlinen, towels, stationery and fragrance.
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BARCELONA: Hotel Brummel

The latest boutique hotel to hit Barcelona is Hotel Brummel, located in an 1870s building in Poble-Sec.
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London in all it’s facets at Max Mara

London: With the opening of it’s new flagship store on Old Bond Street the Italian house presented a collection inspired by London and all it's facets including Cecil Beaton’s iconic photography of Britain during World War II. From the shadowy environs of Hackney to glamorous Mayfair, the contrast was translated with understated luxury into pinstripe looks layered in capes, pyjamas ...
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7 steps to get your fashion brand venture capital funded (and what to do with the money)

Speaking at Internet Week in New York (IWNY) on Tuesday, Mona Bijoor shared her experiences and tips in getting venture capital funding for her start up JOOR, a B2B online marketplace for wholesale fashion buying used by retailers and brands like Neiman Marcus and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Fashion tech start-ups are a hot commodity at the moment with sites such as ...
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3D Printshow London 2015 – top five innovations

Running until 23 May, 3D Printshow London is showcasing the latest developments for the technology, including machinery, filament and products. The show's 3D Printed Restaurant is creating most buzz - serving up full meals to diners, twelve people at a time; elsewhere, there are valuable steps forward for materials and surface effects.
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Levi’s Launch Tailor Shop Store Service

Levi's expands its in store experience with the launch of its customisation service - Levi's Tailor Shop. One of the best things we love about denim is its versatility. Whether raw and clean or beaten to bits and patched up, each pair of jeans is open to its own personality. Levi's are tapping into this with the opening of their new ...
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Target reinvention paying off as fashion demand helps Q1 numbers fly

After its bruising exit from Canada, at last some good news for Target. The US value retail giant, which is busy revamping and reinventing its operations, came out with some impressive figures Wednesday, outpacing its bigger rival Wal-Mart to boot. A near-52% leap in Q1 profit reflected demand for the retailer’s revamped product selection, with strong fashion sales led by a ...
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HONG KONG: Alexander Wang Reopens at Harbour City

The renovated Alexander Wang store in Harbour City has reopened in a new location, with a new façade, and a fresh line-up inside the 970 sq. ft. space. A signature glass door accented by black framing leads the way in to the store, designed in collaboration with Vincent van Duysen of VVDA. The retail space is covered in monolithic stone, ...
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Chip Foster Introduces American Made Denim

Lifestyle denim brand, Chip Foster steps into the Fall/Winter 2015 season with their American Made collection 100% sourced and manufactured in the US. Like many local brands in LA, Chip Foster is looking to bring his denims back to the original roots of American jeanswear and producing them domestically. The capsule collection which will be launching for F/W 15, Chip Foster ...
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The Kind is Simple Store: Simple Skincare Accepts Kindness as Currency

This week Simple Skincare is rewarding acts of kindness in a new Covent Garden pop-up designed to encourage people to learn, create and share kind acts in exchange for their latest product launches. Open for two days from tomorrow, the Kind is Simple Store will play host to the new Kind Community consisting of skin expert Dr Phillipa Lowe, skin artist ...
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WGSN and Studio W Make-Up Inspiration Video: Remaster

Check out our last video made in collaboration with beauty salon, Studio W, on the Remaster trend. This trend is split into two themes: Edgy Decadent and Future Historical. THEME 1: Edgy Decadent  It's all about impeccable skin texture with copper tones highlighting the cheeks. Eyes and lip feature strong colours. Thick black eyeliner is applied onto the eyelids and paired with a reddish brown on the ...
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