Marc Jacobs – feminine, polished and a ‘little undone’

New York: Marc Jacobs presented his Pre-Summer collection in the Mercer Street store to a select few in the early hours of the morning. Always a stickler for time efficiencies, he began a little before the allotted schedule due to the early arrival of some dedicated clients. The showing began with models wearing headscarves and severely painted brows, and to ...
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SHANGHAI: Airbnb x DongLiang – “Designers Home Project”

Airbnb has recently partnered with China’s leading fashion boutique DongLiang on “Designers Home Project”, for which seven Chinese designers are commissioned to travel to seven cities and record their trips with a Super 8 film camera.
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Christopher Kane and L’affaire d’amour

London: Christopher Kane presented a feminine collection with a single heart as his leitmotif – appearing as lace lapels, embroidery, shoes, and long red leather gloves as well as buttons for closures. Lace, the perfect partner, was transformed into a transparent duster coat backed with plastic, or cut in slim skirts, and pretty dresses, and also worked into thick soled brogues ...
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Fixing the clothes is Gap’s simple recipe for success – Peck

How do you fix Gap? Make its clothing more desirable and fashionable. That was the simple, overriding message from the struggling apparel giant hours after it announced US store closures and job cuts (WGSN News June 16). The brand has also given itself a spring 2016 “no excuses” deadline, too. "Frankly, all the rest of it - global growth, digital, everything ...
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Watch the Moschino SS 16 show at Pitti Immagine Uomo live here

Moschino is this year’s Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Immagine Uomo, the international menswear trade show where Jeremy Scott will present his first catwalk show held in Italy after making his debut in London. “In Jeremy Scott’s collections, we see the humour, the irreverence, the tendency to explode myths, and the manipulation of pop iconography – all that we knew to ...
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NeoCon 2015 – Editor’s picks

NeoCon 2015 has just wrapped up its second day and our eyes and ears are still buzzing with the plethora of colours, materials, products and captivating stories behind the collections we have seen so far. While we compile our full report on the show, here's a sneak peek at the brands and designs we found particularly inspiring.
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Peter Pilotto x Ancient Greek Sandals for Pre-Summer 2016

London: Following on from their Fall/Winter collection inspired by board games, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos showcased a strong trans-seasonal collection with an ancient whimsical feel, shot against Neolithic Avebury Stone Circle. There were pieces to take on an early spring holiday, like maritime poplin dresses with cloqué sleeves and an off-shoulder peasant blouse underlining Aegean summer ease. Embroidery ...
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Coach presents a knockout collection of 60s-meets-90s Cali’ skater

London: The Lindley Hall was transformed into a colourful skate park for Coach’s first ever men’s runway show, which made show-goers all the more excited to see what Stuart Vevers would be putting forward as his vision for the brand. He did not disappoint, and controversially defied all common perceptions of the brand’s traditional colour choices and refined leather pieces. ...
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Gap swings axe on North American stores, cites rising power of online ops

The Gap axe fell hard and true late Monday. The US apparel retail giant took decisive action to reverse disappointing performance at its signature brand saying it would cut 175 North American stores (a quarter of its store stock there), and eliminate 250 related corporate jobs. The retailer, however, did not say how many store employees would be laid off as ...
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Burberry – Straight-Lace, Sartorial Cuts, the new Chelsea fit and an English Spring day in Kensington Gardens

London: A perfect Spring day, sun shining, white shirted waiters holding trays of Champagne and Pims, plus, a 24-piece orchestra – all set in Kensington gardens. In this surreal ambiance, Christopher Bailey presented Burberry’s ‘Straight-laced’ menswear collection for S/S 16. Introducing the new sartorial cut of The Chelsea, a tailored slim fit silhouette that appeared in double-faced cashmere topcoats, suits, ...
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Margaret Howell continues with exquisitely cut, refined classics

London: Refined classics, exquisitely cut, this was the simple message put forward by Howell’s latest collection, which celebrated – as always – beautiful menswear pieces in their own right. The designer’s signature minimalist styling allowed each item’s beauty to shine through individually – among them came a pair of high-waisted pleated trousers, a boxy linen t-shirt, a crisp revere-collared resort ...
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Alexander McQueen spins a sailor’s tale with a modern twist!

London: Refined nautical references with an off-kilter edge were all on show at Alexander McQueen – the tale of a Victorian sailor at sea but with a very modern twist. Sharp tailoring with contemporary silhouettes stole the show – a double-breasted captain’s coat sat just below the knee, cinched at the waist, as were the slim-fitting dinner jackets. The sharpness eventually ...
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LONDON: Ride Republic & Tanya’s Cafe Opens

As the lifestyle trend for wellness, health and fitness continues to boom alongside the popularity of athleisure, London’s latest workout hotspot is Chelsea-based Ride Republic, with raw plant-based food business Tanya’s Cafe also open on the premises, complementing the all-round healthy offering.
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J.W. Anderson bridges the gap between a futuristic space odyssey and the occult

London: J.W. Anderson’s signature abstract aesthetic was executed with full force this season, as the designer looked to a daring yet playful clash of references. A futuristic space theme was defined through eclectic print and graphics; patches which read “orbital” and “flight” decorated astronaut-like zip-through jackets, which sat alongside sleeveless nude-coloured tees streaked with silver metallic paint. For silhouette, Anderson looked to the East, ...
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Les Bains, Paris – At the crossroads of cultural heritages

Created in 1885, Les Bains Douches have been a central part of Parisian social scene ever since, populated with trend initiators of all kinds. First they were private thermal baths frequented by Marcel Proust, before becoming Paris' own version of Studio 54 in 1978, turning into a legendary nightclub and concert venue where the likes of Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson ...
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