Lee Jeans for Soulland S/S 15 Patchwork Denim

Copenhagen menswear label Soulland collaborates with original jeans label Lee on a collection of abstract patchwork denim pieces. While Lee Jeans is best known for its classic styles, the 125 year-old heritage label keeps itself relevant for today through its designer collaborations that it completes each season. Recent alignments include London's Other Store, Donwan Harrell as well as its seasonal partnership with ...
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Captivating Skin: Dolce & Gabbana Skincare

An extension to the brand’s successful fragrance and make-up products, Dolce & Gabbana’s skincare features two luxury lines: Essential and Aurealux. It is the brand’s first venture into the skincare market and the result of several years of research and development to create the products. Both skincare lines, which were launched in Harrods last summer, focuses on helping women achieve “captivating ...
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UK’s BHS up for sale after receiving several approaches

Struggling UK department store group BHS is up for sale, with its owner Sir Philip Green having received several serious approaches for the high street brand over the past few months. “It is now the company's plan to explore whether any of these can be brought to a conclusion," a spokeswoman for parent Arcadia said on Sunday. Part of Green’s privately-held Arcadia ...
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Iluminage unveils two new at-home beauty devices

Iluminage has launched two new luxury at-home laser devices in the UK. The first is the Skin Smoothing Laser, a hand-held anti-ageing gadget designed for the face to target fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Utilising professional laser technology and with 11 pending patents, the Skin Smoothing Laser is said to deliver “visibly smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin”, backed ...
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Parisian Rock ‘n’ Roll at Saint Laurent

Paris: This season Heidi Slimane put a Parisian spin on his signature indie rock 'n' roll look with all black ensembles of super skinny pants and tight turtlenecks topped off by berets. Slimane favourites such as animal print came in the form of leopard print intarsia sweaters, zebra printed fur coats, and broad-shouldered monochrome leopard blazers. His nautical stripes were ...
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Trend Alert – Layered Outerwear

Cosy layering becomes a key theme for menswear this season on the Paris catwalks. Long coat silhouettes in different tones and patterns combine to expand this smart yet contemporary look. Casual and tailored styles overlap to introduce an effortless utilitarian twist to formal styling.
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Old Seafarers at Umit Benan

Paris: Umit Benan took to the sea for A/W 15/16 sending working seafarers down the catwalk with fishing rods and buckets in hand. Rubberized outerwear, protective parkas, wool overcoats and padded bomber jackets protected Benan’s fisherman against the elements. Both leather and knit jogger pants had a more utilitarian feel in roomier silhouettes and paired with collaged robe cardigans and ...
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Trend Alert – Artisanal Coat

The artisanal coat emerges as one of the most directional outerwear trends in Paris. Eye-catching graffiti-style patterns and abstract brush strokes lend an arty twist to formal lab- and top-coat shapes. Delicate embroidery and artisanal collages elevate traditional silhouettes, highlighting the importance of craftsmanship in contemporary menswear.
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Relaxed luxury at Lanvin

Paris: Military and Seventies rock ‘n’ roll references co-mingled harmoniously throughout Lucas Ossendrijver’s new collection for the Parisian label. Pared-back military uniforms opened the show – jackets with flat pockets and tailored joggers were presented in dove grey mélange fabrics or Prince of Wales checks. A silhouette of generous proportions and feminine-inspired elements dominated throughout the lineup – sculptural coats ...
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Techno sartorial at Dior Homme

Paris: Kris Van Assche re-imagined black-tie dressing putting a modern, cheeky twist. Precise tailoring blended with the right dose of sport – tuxedos and tailcoats were styled with baseball caps, sneakers and badges and flower pins. Starting with an array of evening suits, the designer introduced urban elements as models strutted down the catwalk – raw denim jackets and knits ...
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Maison & Objet: A Pineapple Feast

From Frankfurt to Paris, from Heimtextil to Maison & Objet, the tropics are still strongly driving print and pattern direction this January. It is even colder than Frankfurt outside here in Paris, therefore some bright and lush jungle scenery is very welcome to lift up the mood.
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Interactive Scenography: TeamLab at Maison & Objet

1616 / Arita Japan has collaborated with Bernardaud and Tokyo-based collective teamLab to create a mesmerising tabletop display for Maison & Objet this season.
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Luxe Familiarité at Hermes

Paris: This season Hermes continued to do what it does best, taking classic ensembles and selective trends and elevating them to the next level with unexpected, but no doubt luxurious, materials. The classics were shown with 2SB and 6DB fine wool suits coupled with tweed topcoats and shearling-lined leather overcoats. There were cashmere turtlenecks and sweaters and impeccably tailored trousers. ...
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Relaxed Tailoring & Covetable Outerwear at Wooyoungmi

Paris: Tailoring and overwear took center stage at Wooyoungmi this season with inviting autumnal colours of berry reds, tobacco browns, inky blues and granular greys standing out against a sparse industrial backdrop. Slouched trousers and roomy blazers were styled with fine gauge v-neck sweaters and cardigans instead of shirts. Occasionally blazers were swapped with tailored outerwear options such as herringbone ...
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Trend Alert – Futuristic Quilting

Following on from the enduring success of the classic puffer jacket, quilted nylon constructions continue as a practical, modern update for outerwear items such as the parka, bomber or city coat. Paris designers focus on stitch patterns and constructions with a futuristic utility feel, pared back in a sophisticated palette of tinted neutrals.
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