Rock ‘N Roll Zoo by Dorothy

Manchester-based studio Dorothy has launched a new collection of prints called Rock 'N Roll Zoo. Each of the 77 animals featured in the prints was inspired by either famous songs or album titles, such as Hounds of Love by Kate Bush, Diamond Dogs by David Bowie and Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf.
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OSLO: YME Concept Store

A project designed by YME Studios and Snøhetta architects, and the brainchild of Central Saint Martins graduate Nicolai Schaanning Larsen, YME Universe is the latest major concept store to enter the Nordic market.
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UK retail sales up for third successive month in October as clothing surges ahead

UK retail sales rose again in October, posting above-average growth for the third month in succession and with the three-month average sales growth at its highest level since 2011, figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) show. The good news is set to continue with more positive news expected next month too, but the figures for the October show ...
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Does Oculus Rift have a future in retail?

Premium beer maker Dos Equis is the latest brand to immerse itself into virtual reality with Facebook-owned Oculus Rift. The brand has created an ad allowing viewers to experience a masquarade party hosted by Dos Equis character, The Most Interesting Man In The World, on the device, which will be located at bars and events throughout the US. The experience ...
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High Fashion’s Favourite Mouse

Copenhagen-based streetwear brand Wood Wood has teamed up with Disney to create a capsule collection for both men and women. This twenty-four piece collection features Mickey Mouse stretched and distorted for an original take on the familiar cartoon. Popular men’s streetwear silhouettes such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and bomber jackets feature Mickey’s new look, while women’s offerings range from a cropped ...
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Designers of the Future: La Rinascente x Salone Satellite

For the second consecutive year, La Rinascente and Salone Satellite (the section of the Milan Salone del Mobile dedicated to designers under the age of 35) have renewed their commitment to promote young design. Until 25 December, the Design Supermarket at La Rinascente in Milan will house the works of the top 7 designers from the 650 that participated in
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Space NK host Kevyn Aucoin: The Legacy of a Make-Up Icon

The first retrospective of its kind in the UK, Space NK’s latest exhibition, which took place this weekend, looked into the life and career of renowned make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin. Beginning with original polaroids, letters from stars of the screen and stage, footage and products from the Aucoin estate, attendees were privy to the life beyond the make-up, where Aucoin was ...
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Dolce & Gabbana’s tax evasion convictions overturned

Italian fashion team Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have had their conviction for tax evasion, along with their 18-month jail sentences, overturned by the Italian Court of Justice. The two had originally been found guilty in 2013 and in April an appeals court rejected their attempts to get the verdict overturned. The latest decision will have come as an understandable ...
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Pierre Frey x Lenôtre: Decoration Meets Pâtisserie

Lenôtre's confectioners, pâtissiers and chocolatiers have turned interior decorators to create a highly detailed and artistic Christmas dessert, in collaboration with French textile house Pierre Frey. The dessert is the representation of a welcoming and comfortable salon, decorated with Pierre Frey's beautiful fabrics. Through the windows in hard sugar and the façade in white chocolate, one can see a miniature room set, with chairs ...
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HOH x Mr Men -

Mr Quiffy: the latest character to be born following the recent collaboration between House of Holland and the Mr Men book series. Mr Quiffy is currently touring Asia with the HOH X Mr Men collaboration in tow. Henry Holland has created a collection for women with exact mini versions for girls. Inspired by the familiar characters, apparel features Mr Men pattern ...
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Negative Gucci turning the corner for Kering as Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent excel in Q3

There were enough positives to please Kering late Thursday as the luxury goods group talked up its star brand Gucci and sports brand Puma with both showing signs of a turnaround in Q3 while performances at its other smaller fashion brands, especially Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent, impressed. However, its stock was down almost 4% in early Friday trade to ...
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Preview the Simone Rocha for J Brand Collection -

It British fashion designer shows what frills can do for denim in her forthcoming collaboration with premium jeanswear label J Brand. This week J Brand unveiled the preview to their latest collaborative effort with runway designer Simone Rocha. The capsule collection, due to launch in November 14, comes after a run of successful collaborations with notable fashion houses including Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler and ...
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Wang teases H&M collaboration with badass video campaign

H&M is marking the launch of its Alexander Wang designer collaboration with the release of an interactive campaign film dedicated to the activewear-inspired line. The two-minute spot opens on Wang himself setting the timer on what looks like a miniature fortress within a control centre. He places a flag on the top of the rotating stand before the camera spins to ...
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Dutch Design Week 2014: Volvo Design Challenge

As well as providing the free transportation for Dutch Design Week visitors this year, Volvo is staging an exhibition of proposals by established and emerging designers that rethink the materials, texture and experience of car travel. Commissioned to respond to the idea of "experience in motion", Dutch designers Van Eijk & Van Der Lubbe have created a fabric-covered space in the
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Cautious Debenhams happier with H2 improvement after difficult H1

There were no surprises from Debenhams Thursday morning as the UK-based department store group posted an expected dip in annual profits mainly reflecting a difficult H1 when warm autumn/winter weather hurt sales in the run-up to last Christmas. The retailer reported underlying pre-tax profit fell 20.6% to £110.3m in the 12 months ended August 30, in line with analysts' forecast, ...
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