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For S/S 15 Closed denim is looking back into their famed archives of their 1985 heyday reviving some of the most iconic styles for today. To celebrate the launch the French brand is taking the new collection to the street with the new #denimlovers campaign. Since the 1980s, Closed has been a favorite among actors, musicians and plain old denim heads ...
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North Mayfair renaissance continues with the arrival of Balmain

In what is another sign of the renaissance of north Mayfair as a major destination for luxury fashion retail French label Balmain officially opened its first London store this week, choosing South Audley Street as its location. The street is fast-becoming an overspill alternative for luxury brands to popular Mount Street, which is home to stores from Marc Jacobs, Celine, Roksanda ...
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LONDON: Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty

The V&A presents its major exhibition for 2015, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the largest retrospective of the designer’s work to be showcased in Europe featuring his visionary designs.
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Introducing: everyday.day.counts

Late last year, Espirit unveiled its every.day.counts brand to Amsterdam.  If you were test a new denim programme in any European city right now it would have to be Amsterdam, the denim capital of Europe. So it came as no surprise when Espirit decided to kick start their new brand every.day.counts there last October with a small test store in the ...
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Margherita Missoni Launches Childrenswear collection in partnership with YOOX.com

Margherita Missoni has launched a brand new kids collection entitled Magherita, in partnership with YOOX.com. The range is aimed at girls and boys  age 6-24 months and girls aged 3-10 years with fun, comfort and nostalgia at its heart. Key silhouettes include  ditsy print smocks with butterfly cap sleeve and matching bloomer for baby, while for boy’s a simple resort shirt with matching Bermuda offers a retro appeal. Indigo, papaya, ...
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Foot Locker targets global domination, wants $10bn in sales by 2020

Athletic sportswear retail giant Foot Locker want to get a whole lot bigger. How Big? World domination no less. It aims to be the leading global retailer of athletically-inspired shoes and apparel by growing annual sales from $7.15bn currently to $10bn by 2020. Updating its strategic priorities Monday, Foot Locker said its aims to drive core business performance via compelling customer ...
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Fashion: the leading buzzword at SXSW 2015

Fashion is the word on everyone’s lips at this week’s SXSW. With panels that boast a who’s who of the fashion industry including Yahoo’s Joe Zee, Tinker Taylor’s Aslaug Magnusdottir (formerly of Moda Operandi), and even supermodel Karlie Kloss, you can be sure that the new tech agenda is one that’s going to last longer than the Celine sneakers spotted ...
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TOKYO: Fashion Week for Foodies

As one of the last major fashion weeks on the global calendar, this year Tokyo Fashion Week takes place from March 16– 21, and for five days becomes home to tired and travel-weary industry professionals.
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Life Below Zero: National Geographic Channel’s SXSW experience

National Geographic Channel has installed a series of puzzle rooms at South By Southwest in which visitors get the chance to see how good they'd be at surviving Life Below Zero.
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Selfridges’ Agender – too much concept, not enough access

Selfridges’ much-anticipated, gender-neutral space Agender was unveiled in its London flagship last week but a quick visit over the weekend left us somewhat non-plussed. For a retail story that’s all about breaking open a new category and breaking down barriers the reality in store doesn’t fit the bill. The space is much more firmly at the concept end of the spectrum than ...
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A Beautiful Mind: Harvey Nichols GWP Beauty Box

Harvey Nichols has created a limited edition spring/summer 2015 gift with purchase beauty box to tie in line with the month-long event called A Beautiful Mind. This in-store event celebrates all things in beauty focusing on bespoke beauty and game-changing brands through panel discussions, tutorials, exclusive pop-ups and product launches. Presented in a white book-inspired packaging, the box, which is worth ...
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H&M breezes through February with impressive ease

How good is H&M? While many of its rivals appear to be holding their own at best, the Swedish fashion giant Monday showed why it is such a powerful force in fashion retail with an impressive February display of revenue power. Not only did sales jump 15% year-on-year last month, beating analysts’ estimate for a 12.7% rise, but they had tough ...
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Virtual reality: an update from Oculus at SXSW

Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, took to the stage with his colleagues at South By Southwest's Gaming Expo this weekend, to discuss how the past year has been for the VR brand (hint: it's been good) and where he sees the technology going next.
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#SXSW musings: is Tinder the next marketing opportunity?

You might remember Gap launched a micro-series on Instagram for the spring season. Tied to that for Valentine’s Day was a campaign on dating app Tinder that invited users to its “Pants Party” before offering 30% off denim styles. What was intended as a fun, guerilla marketing idea, quickly got nixed by the app for being an “unauthorised violation of ...
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Technology meets design: the 5 coolest takeaways from MoMA’s Paola Antonelli’s #SXSW keynote

The first keynote speech from SXSW 2015 saw MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, Paola Antonelli, talking about the ways in which design and science can bridge the gaps between our understanding of digital and physical technologies. Antonelli likened the discipline of urban gymnastics called parkour, to how we should think about exploring the space between design and technology. ...
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