Ermenegildo Zegna entertains with a Modernist 50’s approach

Milan: Ermenegildo Zegna, the tailoring behemoth, has flourished under the direction of Stefano Pilati and today’s modern outing, with a whiff of 50’s inspiration, showed his confident menswear hand in a white cavernous space that let the clothes do the talking. Pilati top and tailed the showed with a transitional all black mixed with summery optical white looks respectively making the ...
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Marni infuses a playful utility with new menswear collection

Milan:  Consuelo Castiglioni's menswear at Marni have never had the same wayward spirit as her women, preferring a more stripped back, utilitarian look – which is what we saw today. Marni’s signature prints were sparingly used for shirts in abstract floral patterns and a tessellated 60’s inspired print also used for two directional jacquard tops that looked like two squares ...
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Bottega Veneta – “A journey back to Nature”

Milan: A relaxed Bottega Veneta was on offer this season from Tomas Maier with a collection of elevated casualwear infusing the signature, pared-back luxury aesthetic with an outdoorsy attitude. The designer’s inspiration was an “A journey back to nature” which meant slouchy silhouettes of oversized and loose trekking inspired gear. Cagoules, anoraks, tight trousers and quilted summer liners with athletic components ...
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HANGZHOU: Yuhang Rong Design Library

Design studio PINWU has stepped up its game and opened a design library in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, where the studio is based and gets its inspiration from.
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Rochas – lightness, freedom and femininity

Paris: It was with an intimate touch that Alessandro Dell’Acqua presented his Pre-Summer ‘16 collection in New York – this portrait of intimacy was apparent throughout the lineup. Dell’Acqua was inspired by Dame Margot Fonteyn, the prima ballerina who was regarded as one of the greatest classical dancers, infused his designs with all the delicacy of Swan Lake. Exquisite lace, ...
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Paperchase puts cool into Back To School

Stationery brand Paperchase unveiled its Back to School 2015 collection last week at its flagship London store. New motifs across products such as notebooks and flasks include rainbow unicorns and playful monsters.
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#CannesLions day one: zombies, Tinder, China and more

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity kicked off in the South of France today with a wealth of content spanning storytelling and new platforms for distribution through to generating fresh ideas. Here’s a highlight of some of the best bits. 1. Combining zombies and data It might have been a bit of a shock to the system being welcomed ...
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Hey marketers, you should be creating content for Tinder

Forget just thinking about your content distribution strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, the next big platform brands should be thinking about is Tinder. You might just think it's a dating app, but Tinder has a mission of bringing people closer together around the world. In just 2.5 years, it's made significant progress towards that goal - 8bn matches ...
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Tips and tricks for surviving Cannes Lions

In no place is the saying ‘burning the candle at both ends’ truer than at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Especially if you’re a first timer. With a week full of back-to-back meetings, endless high profile speakers, multiple Oscar-worthy award ceremonies, and enough parties, networking opportunities and bottles of rosé to sink any one of the hundreds of glamorous ...
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Ports 1961: An Artisanal Exploration

Milan: Natasa Cagalj wanted to convey a sense of spontaneity in the Ports Pre-Summer collection: “I wanted to celebrate the haphazard beauty of the design process, embracing its trials and errors – making for unpredictable yet creative results.” So with her attuned eye for artisanal details and a selection of refined silhouettes, her vision came to life: pieces made entirely from ...
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Camilla and Marc : Soft yet Sturdy

New York: Camilla and Marc cited their customer as their inspiration for Pre-Summer; “She’s confident, yet there’s a sense of softness.” they explained. The sentiment struck home in a series of languid yet structured silhouettes emphasizing bold graphic patterns and a play on fabrications. With this in mind, a cream fabric looked similar to lace but came in a more robust ...
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Opening Ceremony: Best in Show.

New York: Let us set the scene; A 70’s suburban utopia – manicured lawns, lush topiaries - perfectly groomed women walk their perfectly pampered pooches: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s very own eccentric cast of “The Stepford Wives” meets “Westminster Dog Show”. For Pre-Summer, Opening Ceremony’s woman is one of great refinement: a nosey neighbour, a proud pet owner - with ...
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Denim Premiere Vision Autumn/Winter 2016/17

The 16th edition of Denim Première Vision, and the third in Barcelona, saw the usual busy show floors as attendees arrived from all over Europe, the US and Asia to what is known as the denim industries essential fabric fair. The WGSN denim team were on the floor scouting the latest denim trends, industry news and street style from the show. ...
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Could do better – UK clothing, footwear sales disappoint in May and e-tail growth slows too

There was discouraging news mixed in with some better news in the latest UK retail sales figures for May on Thursday. The overall picture may have been of improving growth but for clothing and footwear stores, as well as e-tailers, that picture was not so hot. And April doesn't look as good as it did at first either with figures for ...
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London Collections Men Spring/Summer 2016 – Top 10 Denim Looks

London kicked off the Spring/Summer 2016 Men’s Fashion Week season last week with a full 5 day schedule packed with tons of indigo inspiration. Denim is always a guarantee on the catwalks of London Collections: Men and this season proved no different with many of the local labels, both established and emerging designers using jeanswear in new and exciting ways for summer. Here ...
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