Game changer from Nike x Undercover Gyakusou

NikeLab's latest Nike x Undercover Gyakusou collection is set to turn running apparel on it's head as designer and runner Jun Takahashi applies some revolutionary thinking to the modern runners uniform.   Among the key innovations as a one piece base layer, a composite jacket and  sweat mapping tops.   Full details for WGSN subscribers will follow on the site.
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Antigoon’s Never-Ending Illustration

The Dutch illustrator, Antigoon, invited some of his favourite illustrators to take part in a never-ending collaborative illustration project using the experimental Exquisite Corpse technique. Each illustrator is only allowed to see a glimpse of the previous section, and the illustrator then adds their composition to the sequence, resulting in a never-ending surreal illustration. This technique was kick-started by Surrealists in the early part ...
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Mini Me

This autumn/winter sees the mini me trend continue, filtering from the womenswear catwalks in the luxury market and directly from the men’s and women's collections on the high street. Many brands that feature on the catwalks including Chloé and Jean Paul Gaultier resize items into mini versions of themselves for their own Kidswear brands. Chloé winter warmers mirror the pre fall catwalks of ...
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Normann Copenhagen Launches New Lighting Range

Danish designer Simon Legald has created a collection of lighting pieces for Normann Copenhagen called Amp. The collection comprises a table lamp and 2 pendants, all made from glass and marble.
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Why Retailers Need to Invest in Same Day Shipping Now

During an insightful meeting with Stella Service, a startup that rates online retailers’ customer service performance, I was shocked when Kevon Hills, Stella Service’s VP of research, said this: “More and more companies offer some sort of same day service, but I question how fast is too fast? Do you really need that pair of shoes within the next four
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Alexander McQueen sends out an army of Eastern warriors -

Paris: Drawn to the Eastern-influenced motifs found within the Alexander McQueen archive, Sarah Burton sent forth a fierce line-up of kimono-inspired dresses. Tailored looks were precise, rigid and displayed the expert craftsmanship that McQueen is known for. Structured bra-tops and harnesses worn with and over dresses produced a strong warrior vibe. Burton added softer looks for the finale, complete with ...
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Miuccia Prada plays rebel girl for S/S 15 at Miu Miu -

Paris: For Spring / Summer 2015 Miuccia Prada referenced the 1974 film by John Waters, Female Trouble – which tracks the sordid toils of Dawn Davenport, a waitress, go-go dancer, prostitute and thief – perhaps a surprising theme for a collection that was played out in one of Paris’ noble palais. However hard-hitting the inspiration, the collection was simultaneously ...
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Hisashi Hidano Baby

These handmade baby pram shoes are cropping up in lots of editorial shoots at the moment. Designed and produced in Florence by Japanese craftsman, Hisashi Hidano they are developed with playfulness and wit in mind. Our favourite pieces include skeleton toes, zigzag smile and sharks. Check out the great atmospheric shots of the workshop below where the items are expertly constructed ...
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Grown up ’70s and a mix of the future at Vuitton -

Paris: For Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière continued to build on the ideas he put forward for his Fall debut collection, and consequently, this Spring/Summer 2015 became more rounded, grown up and cohesive. The ‘show’ opened with a group of beautifully executed little dresses, sweet tops and jackets, crocheted with finite details and played back with abbreviated jackets made up of strips of ...
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Confident Ted Baker delivers strong H1, second half starts well

UK fashion retailer Ted Baker gave a confident outlook Thursday after saying it saw strong performances across its global markets as H1 profits and revenues impressed. The retailer also noted that its H2 had “started well” with a good performance from its autumn/winter collections “despite unusually warm weather in September”. Pre-tax profit for the 28 weeks to August 9 leapt ...
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Musical Food: Multi-Sensory Meatballs & Mixology

Two design studios have developed new products that pair food and drink with music in innovative ways. Bompas & Parr's latest project, the Chladni Punch Bowl (named after German physicist Ernst Chladni), pairs cocktails with corresponding music, using the vibrations of the sound moving through the bowl to jig the liquid as if it's dancing. Rum & Coke shimmies in the ...
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Beautyspotter App used to capture looks seen on Fashion Week’s Catwalks

The snapshot-based Beautyspotter app was used by selected high-profile press to upload their favourite behind-the-scenes beauty looks from September’s shows to social media. During Fashion Week, the company selected high-profile beauty press to ‘beautyspot’ the looks created backstage at the shows using the digital app with the hashtag #LFWBeautySpotter. The ‘beautyspotters’ were each given a new Olympus Pen Generation Camera, which ...
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Paola Navone’s First Textile Collection

Italian textiles company Rubelli has commissioned Paola Navone to create a colourful collection of fabrics for its Dominique Kieffer range, which launched this September. It is the first time the designer has worked on a textile collection and the result is faithful to her love for vibrant and textured surfaces.
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Are we over the next big thing? Omnichannel’s reality bites at Shop.org Summit

The US digital retail crowd hit Seattle this week for the National Retail Federation’s annual e-commerce event, the Shop.org Summit. Once a must-attend event for cutting-edge insights on what newness was coming out of the online retail space, this year felt like a repeat of many strategies we’ve heard before: the importance of mobile, the push for omnichannel, the overwhelming plethora ...
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Denim Design Talent: Ximon Lee

Young menswear designer Ximon Lee pushes the boundaries of denim textiles with his graduate collection that explores the contrast between synthetic and organic textures. A recent graduate of Parsons New School of Design, Ximon Lee emerged as one of 2014's most promising new design talents with his final thesis collection entitled “Children of Leningradsky.” A former intern for the likes of Calvin Klein ...
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