Collect 2015 craft fair: the highlights

Contemporary craft selling fair Collect opened today at London's Saatchi Gallery, featuring new pieces from designer-makers and galleries around the world. Collect always offers an inspiring range of ideas for colour, material, finish and form, and this year feels particularly fresh. Here are our top picks from the show, which runs until Monday.
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Alibaba revenue beats estimates, CEO Lu to step down

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba both shocked and pleased analysts Thursday. How so? Let’s start with a set of impressive quarterly gains, including some amazingly active user numbers, and then go on to news of a leadership change from next week. Both sent Alibaba shares jumping 7.6% to $86.09 in premarket trading Thursday and then carried that through to market close. ...
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MADRID: El Huerto de Lucas

As the trend for healthy eating continues to gain pace across the world, Madrid is the latest city to take note, with the El Huerto de Lucas food market taking the commitment one step further.
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The Scented Home: Cire Trudon Unveils New Products for Summer 2015

This summer sees a host of new products from historic French brand Cire Trudon including limited-edition candle Joséphine, inspired by Napoleon’s first wife and her botanical mastery. With a heart of Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine and Chinese camellia surrounded by bergamot, lime, white musk and iris – the candle is presented in a unique frosted blue flacon emblazoned with a ...
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Amsterdam: INK, The New Denim & Lifestyle Store

Last month we were in Amsterdam for the amazing Denim Days events and we met Neil & Alexandra Melgaard-Lewty, founders of INK, a beautiful new denim and Lifestyle store in the Jordan area of Amsterdam. The partners in business and life have been working as consultants under their Style Foundry studio for five years and recently decided to put all that ...
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WGSN and Studio W Make-Up Inspiration Video: Elemental

WGSN teamed up with Studio W, a famous beauty salon, to create four make-up looks inspired by our A/W 16/17 beauty forecast during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Watch the video below for the Elemental beauty look. The Elemental trend is split into two themes: New Pearlescence and Smoky Mystery. THEME 1 New Pearlescene: A celestial and romantic make-up look. The skin is radiant ...
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Drinking stars: Dom Perignon’s luxury pop-up Les 3 Étages

Champagne brand Dom Perignon has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell to launch its new 2005 vintage with a series of limited-edition luxury events. Running for two weeks, Les 3 Étages includes tastings, lunches and dinners in a London townhouse furnished by Casa Fendi.
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Tu clothing’s bright sales, bright future, fail to mask Sainsbury’s woes with first loss in decade

OK, so UK supermarket Sainsbury’s results were bad and its shares fell yesterday as a result. They were so bad that the supermarket chain slumped to a much-publicised full-year loss for the first time in a decade, a casualty of the high street grocery price war. But the picture was so much brighter away from the food shelves with its general ...
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Watch the #LVcruise 2016 show live here

The latest in a long line of fashion brands heading to alternative cities to host their cruise collections is Louis Vuitton. The Paris-based luxury house will be live from Palm Springs in California today, taking advantage of its sun-drenched oasis, sparkling blue skies and cool mountainous surrounds as a backdrop to its 2016 line. Referred to as “the cradle ...
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SuperGroup still on a roll, year ends on a high after “robust” Q4

There were no surprises from SuperGroup Wednesday as the seemingly unstoppable company had another good quarter. As is the expected norm, the UK-based fashion retailer said it traded “robustly” in Q4 and will hit its profit targets for the year. The name behind the successful Superdry brand said total sales for the 15 weeks to April 25 soared 18.4% to £134.8m ...
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Kapital Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Highlights

Last month Japanese denim legends Kapital hosted their first ever runway show for the A/W 15 collection. Here, we take a look at what went down. Many Kapital fans would've seen images popping up on Instagram from Kapital's runway show. From what looked like to be an invite only event for close friends and kojima family, the intimate show, held in ...
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Strong dollar dents promising quarter but VF stays upbeat as brands continue to appeal.

Solid rather than spectacular would best sum up VF Corp’s start to the new fiscal year as the jeans-to-outdoor giant’s massive portfolio mostly returned slender gains. Why so slender given that most of its categories and brands were growing? Cue the strong dollar that’s been wreaking havoc for a number of US firms. Just while the weak euro has been buoying ...
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SYDNEY: Art Deco Feast at Potts Point

Potts Point is home to some of the city’s trendiest lifestyle and Art Deco shops. The leafy stretch of Macleay Road flanked by towering 19th Century apartments has become a lifestyle destination for antique and craft lovers, or discerning shoppers looking for a luxurious makeover for themselves or their homes. 
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Drone delivery is upticking for retailers, but Uber also has big plans for shoppers

Drones are back on the retail radar again, this time in Australia where e-commerce site The Iconic has announced its intentions to use them to deliver goods within the next two to five years. The company’s CEO, Patrick Schmidt, told the Australian Financial Review his customers would benefit from speedy drone delivery. “We are pioneers of fast and flexible delivery, ...
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Unleash Your Nature by Calik Denim

Earlier last month we premiered the new campaign from Calik shot by photographer Eric Kvatek. To expand the campaign the Turkish mill have now released a short movie entitled, Unleash Your Nature to coincide with the imagery. Read our full interview with Eric and Calik here. Unleash Your Nature by CALIK DENIM from Eric Kvatek on Vimeo.
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