Italian Style: Wallpaper by Inkiostro Bianco

Italian interiors brand Inkiostro Bianco is deeply rooted in Italian culture and creativity, working with designers and artists to make each of its wall and floor coverings a small work of art. EQ Dekor, realised by Inkiostro Bianco in collaboration with Mapei, is a wallpaper for both protection and decoration, with dual application for walls or floors. A glass fiber reinforcement, applied ...
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Chantecaille Autumn Make-Up Collection

Chantecaille marks their 15 year anniversary with the launch of a collector’s limited edition Eye Shade Trio palette. Each shade symbolises one of three mammals: the African elephant (aubergine), monarch butterfly (pearlescent vanilla) and the sea turtle (copper with light-reflecting rose gold pearl). The compact lid is decorated with founder Sylvie Chantecaille’s signature and proceeds from each purchase will be donated ...
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Carhartt WIP x Neighbourhood Spring/Summer 2014

Carhartt Work In Progress collaborates with Japanese avant-americana label Neighborhood on a capsule collection of leopard-print workwear. This fall two acclaimed streetwear imprints, NEIGHBORHOOD and CarharttWIP, team up once again for a capsule collection of clean-cut heritage style. A testimony to both brands’ workwear aesthetic, the collection is crafted from each imprints signature iconic branding and fabrics; NEIGHBORHOOD’s leopard print on traditional Carhartt Dearborn canvas. The collection is filled with standout items ...
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The Mansur Gavriel Backpack

Fans of cult New York brand Mansur Gavriel will be excited to hear that they have added a backpack to their sleek range of Italian-made bags. Crafted from Italian vegetable tanned leather or coated calf, the backpack comes in two sizes; grande and mini, both of which feature an interior zipped compartment and adjustable straps. Predictably the backpack sold out almost immediately ...
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The Scrunchie’s Survival

There's no debating the resurgence of the late '80s hair accessory, the scrunchie. Spotted at this year's Osheaga festival, the trend confirms the recent online buzz seen across platforms such as Scrunchies of Instagram and the noteworthy piece in the The New York Times with Eva Chen weighing in on the hair craze. WGSN street shot, Osheaga festival 2014
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Urban Outfitters’ profit dips on costs, signature brand weakness

Urban Outfitters’ struggle continued into Q2 with profit down in double digits on higher costs as sales at its core signature brand continued to disappoint. On the bright side, its Free People and Anthropologie brands continue to show strength. Its shares fell 2% to $36.41 in after-hours trading. For the quarter ended July 31, Urban Outfitters’ profit slid 12% to ...
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New Denim Design Talent: HAMM

Today WGSN highlights Parson's graduate designer Hye Gin Hamm's thesis collection inspired by her native Korea's Seung Bok monk clothing fused with American style. Months of blood, sweat and tears culminate at Gradate Fashion Week, where BA graduate students showcase their collections to the industry for the first time. Each year delivers a swathe of fresh denim design talent with young designers ...
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Marcello Velho – Digital Strokes

Marcello Velho's prints are the definition of the current digital art trend, using digital strokes and abstract compositions in punchy hues.  
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Stuart Weitzman to go on auction block for around $800m – sources

US women's footwear retailer Stuart Weitzman is preparing to launch a sale process and has tapped investment banks Goldman Sachs Group and Citigroup to assist with the effort, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The selling price could be well below $1bn, two of the people said, while others put the price tag at around $800m. Stuart Weitzman’s ...
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China’s Social Commerce Innovations: Brand Tagging

China’s social commerce continues to lead global innovations with its ability to quickly adopt and deliver new functionality for mobile shoppers. In May, the country’s most popular mobile messaging app WeChat launched its version 5.3 which introduced embedded commerce to China. The move followed its acquisition of a 15% stake in B2C e-commerce platform JD.com, the country’s second largest online retailer. Eager to ...
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La Fille d’O Lingerie S/S 15: Avant-Garde. Wabi-Sabi. Clair-Obscur

Belgium-based lingerie label La Fille d’O brings the avant-garde to the everyday with highly creative collections which combine with excellent fit. Versatile pieces act as lingerie or swimwear or can be used for fashion styling. The brand also designs for breast-feeding mothers and women recovering from mastectomy, showing La Fille d’O supports women in more ways than one. The S/S 2015 ...
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Hong Kong Malls Boost Art Effort

Shopping malls in Hong Kong are leveraging art to create multi-channel experiences spanning themed cafés, pop-up shops, social media activations and mobile interactions. Hosting art exhibitions is not a new way for retailers to draw foot traffic, but major malls in Hong Kong are now expanding their effort to connect with consumers both physically and virtually, making their art collaborations a ...
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Rita Ora x adidas Originals Black collection

The teasing is finally over as Rita Ora’s hugely awaited collaboration with adidas Originals is finally launched. The sleek ‘Black Collection’ features varsity style chenille patches, leather fabrics, yellow accents and glow in the dark detailing. The launch is accompanied by a short video entitled “#unstoppable”, in which Rita talks  about living in the moment and saying goodbye to barriers and ...
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What Retailers Can Learn From Spring, A New Mobile Shopping App

After a long, secretive lead up, Spring, a mobile shopping app, finally launched this week. The user experience slightly mimics Instagram. Users download the app to their iPhone (it isn’t iPad or Android friendly just yet) and can follow up to 450 brands that range from Steven Alan and Jenni Kayne to Oscar de la Renta and Alexander Wang. Considering ...
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