Bold graphics and striking shapes at Balmain -

Paris: Olivier Rousteing’s latest collection for Balmain was graphic with grids and stripes blocking the body. The female form was still celebrated though, and clearly seen – through sheer Perspex panels. Some silhouettes featured languid layers and handkerchief hemlines – a key trend for the season. The Balmain woman is no doubt bold and this season’s colour palette furthered ...
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Ra-Ra-Rochas! -

Rochas show they have spirit with varsity heel-less varsity socks and festive toe fringe referencing cheerleader pom poms. Not too mention, a jock-strap inspired sling back.
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Flower child statement at Emilio Pucci -

New York: For spring/summer 2015, Peter Dundas perfected the 1970’s influences we’ve seen throughout this season with exaggerated flowing kaftan dresses in tie-dye or signature Pucci prints accentuated with embellished necklines. Woven leather fringe, floral embroidered lace and suede, and intricate bead embellishments created stunning details, setting this collection apart. Standout styles within the collection included bodycon dresses with embroidery, ...
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Short and sharp at Carven -

Paris: Guillaume Henry gave out the idea that he created a Spring/Summer collection for  " a Carven girl who is dynamic, energetic, spontaneous, fresh and efficient. This presentation was all of that. With athletic, boldly colored A-line dresses with bands of contrasting colors or snakeskin wrapped around the upper torso, there was perhaps a little of a modern Courreges in the ...
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Lot, Stock & Barrel Opens Second Concept Store in LA

Following the successful launch of their debut store in LA's burgeoning downtown district, vintage enthusiasts Lot, Stock and Barrel continues their expansion with their second concept space in the nearby Art District. When it comes to vintage denim, LA has some of the best second-hand boutiques in the world. From bargain local thrift stores to designer vintage meccas and of course the infamous ...
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Hong Kong: Design Carnival 2014

Hong Kong Design Centre and K11 Art Mall will join hands again to co-organise a 3-day design market this month named “DESIGN MART 2014 @ K11” for design entrepreneurs to showcase their newest innovations and original designs. 
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Vionnet evokes the spirit of a dancer -

Paris: Goga Ashkenazi, creative director of Vionnet, expertly manipulated fabrics in an effort to evoke the spirit of a dancer – American expat Isadora Duncan of the late 19th-century to be exact. Sheer was the order of the day, producing fluid movement and showing off seductive garter belts. Ashkenazi also referenced 'curves' as being a key element to the collection ...
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A day at the beach with Damir Doma -

Paris: Damir Doma presented a collection for Spring/Summer 2015 that was extensive and varied in application. In the show notes, he cited New Order’s “Power, Corruption & Lies” album, and Audrey Hepburn carrying a fisherman’s net on the beach. This idea of a summer escape set the tone for a line up of clean cut pieces. Details were minimal ...
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Trend Alert – Exotic Skins -

Snakeskin, crocodile and ostrich skins are emerging in Milan as a new textural leather trend for S/S 15. Besides neutral snakeskin, crocodile in cognac is perfectly suited to the season’s 1970s look, while baby blue adds a modern twist to the retro mood.  
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Sumptuous femininity with a hint of sport at Rochas -

Paris: Alessandro Dell'Acqua fused all things feminine and romantic with touches of athletic, varsity influences. The Rochas "R" adorned featherweight, gossamer button-front blouses, must-have blazers, and accessories producing unexpected appeal. A patchwork mélange of openwork macramé, delicate Chantilly, and heavier Guipure generated alluring depth and dimension. Flocked floral and hummingbird patterns were light and added deluxe surface interest. – Deirdre Pérez Silhouette: Feminine and ...
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A streamlined sporty aesthetic at Balenciaga -

Paris: Alexander Wang presented his Spring/Summer collection for Balenciaga with an athletic aesthetic in mind. Wang happened to be in Paris during the Tour de France and there was no question that the cyclists’ second-skin performance-wear influenced this dynamic lineup. Amid swirling vapors of smoke, models swept down the catwalk – sweeping maxi trapeze duster coats were layered over ...
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US Holiday retail sales to beat last year’s growth with 4-4.5% hike – Deloitte

US Holiday retail sales are forecast to rise by 4-4.5% this year with upbeat economic indicators set to prompt a “moderate” gain in spending, while the power of digital interactions on consumer spending is also expected to be demonstrated by influencing half of all physical store sales as well as driving a significant gain in online sales too. Deloitte’s annual ...
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Contemporary Cement Tiles by Bisazza at Cersaie 2014

Renowned for its precious mosaics, Bisazza is launching a contemporary collection of cement tiles at Cersaie this week. Designed by Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon and Carlo Dal Bianco, as well as Bisazza's own design studio, each pattern can be combined in various ways to form a multitude of graphic compositions.
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Experiential lifestyle retail expands in Hong Kong

Bookstore Page One is among the latest retailers to expand their store footprint to create more sociable and experiential space despite the skyrocketing rents in Hong Kong. Following HMV’s new retail concept launch in Central two months ago, Page One is set to open a completely revamped store at one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping mall Harbour City. Standing at a ...
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LOS ANGELES: Doug Aitken

Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken examines the modern landscape in his solo exhibition Still Life at Regen Projects.
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