Trend Alert – Optic Black & White -

Optic black and white made a visually stimulating impact for S/S 15. In prints, colour-blocking and material mixes, these classic colours are set to be the must-have combination for season.
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A youthful seventies luxe vibe at Gucci -

Milan: Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, presented a most desirable collection. She continued in the vein of the late 60s and 70s theme that was presented this last season, although here was a more relaxed look with covetable pieces that would grace any wardrobe – pieces that will be kept season after season without ever dating. The Gucci woman, ...
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Collective Futures at Berlin Community Radio

Colectivo Futuro will be taking residency at Berlin Community Radio and have hand-picked four local artists to join them. For four days only, the "Collective Futures" exhibition will feature work by Drury Brennan, Ina Weise, Palefroi and Yoko Seyama, displaying light and wood installations, screen-printed artworks, zines and ceramics. Dedicated to exploring independent doing and thinking, this is a not-to-be-missed event for ...
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Stella Jean makes us long for a taste of the Caribbean -

Milan: True to her signature, Italian-haitian designer Stella Jean honed in on her Haitian roots. Colourful, painterly prints featured women in traditional dress, landscape scenery and tropical motifs, which were complemented by lighter polka dots and stripes. A feminine collection overall, the lineup included a plethora of skirt varieties and shirtdresses. Sport jerseys and t-tops added an active element with ...
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Inditex H1 profit dips on weak margin

Inditex reported a surprise dip in H1 profit Wednesday, hurt by margin pressure, although global revenue gains remained solid despite political and economic turmoil in some of its high-growth markets. The Spanish fashion giant noted that currency neutral sales in the most recent August 1-September 12 period jumped 10%. For H1, net income slipped 2.4% to €928m ($1.2bn) from €951m ...
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Backstage Beauty: Glitter, sparkle and ‘cosmic clusters’ at Ashish -

Models at Ashish looked as though they had been dipped in glitter from head to toe. The make-up focused on bright, shimmering eyes. Make-up artist Sharon Dowsett, using Maybelline New York, covered the eyelids with Coral Drama from the Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Palette, then decorated eyes with glitter and iridescent star cut-outs. Dowsett took the Big Eyes Pencil along the lower ...
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‘Spring Chicken’ by Simone Rocha -

Simone Rocha faithfully delivers another uniquely compelling collection of forward footwear. Sweetheart cut slippers step into a bed of soft chick feathers creating a weightless effect, referencing boudoir styling.
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LONDON: The BLEACH Bar

BLEACH founders Alex Brownsell and Sam Teasdale’s East London Empire continues with the addition of The BLEACH Bar, just a few doors down from their cult Dalston-based hair salon. 
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Dogs of London: Volte Face Celebrates Canine Cartography for LDF 2014

London boutique Volte Face is celebrating this week's London Design Festival with a pet-friendly display of the dogs of London. A magnetic map installation designed by Garudio Studiage can be customised to document which breeds are most frequently seen around London's boroughs. Customers can interact with the display, sliding each dog to where they think it would reside - from the Peckham ...
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All That Glitters: Nails at House of Holland S/S15 Show -

With nude nails popping up at most shows on the London catwalks, we were pleased to see some colour and glitter at House of Holland. Queen of nail art Sophy Robson created a glittery red and pink nail, inspired by the sandals in the collection. “The nail look was inspired by one of the holographic sandals in Henry’s collection and ...
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Trend Alert – Petrol Greens -

S/S 15 colour sees the blue palette extend to deep ocean greens in elegant petrol and emerald hues.
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Meet our data analyst, Francesca Muston #insidewgsn

As London fashion Week packs up and we head over to Milan, we speak to the last of our #InsideWGSN interviewees. Meet Francesca Muston, Head of Retail at WGSN, who tells us all about how data feeds into our trends work and where the future of data analytics is headed. What does an average day for you entail? My day tends to ...
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Trend Alert – The Long Tunic Dress -

Ankle-grazing and floor-sweeping layers emerge and important silhouette for S/S 15. Ultra-lightweight materials provide fluidity and movement.
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Pared-down and understated nude nails dominated on the New York and London Catwalks -

Nude nails are a key trend on the S/S15 catwalks, seen in glossy and matte finishes. Marina Sandoval for Bourjois created a “shiny nude nail” at Orla Kiely. Sandoval applied two thick coats of So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge and one coat of clear 1 Seconde Nail Enamel on the fingertips for a super glossy finish. For Hemyca, ...
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Print: Fashion, Interiors, Art

Published today, Print: Fashion, Interiors, Art by Simon Clarke explores print and pattern from across three creative industries. The book is organised in three sections: in Fashion, Clarke delves into the work of labels such as Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Dries Van Noten and Issey Miyake. In Interiors, he profiles designers including Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties and Astrid Sylwan's designs for Marimekko. In ...
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