Substance And Extravagance: Rubelli’s 2015 Collection

Rubelli has launched its 2015 fabric and wall coverings collection, Substance and Extravagance. The collection honours Italian craftsmanship and celebrates the past, present and future, both visually and through tactility. 
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Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2015 Collection -

Ferm Living's Spring/Summer 2015 collection is driven by a true passion for well-crafted design and everyday aesthetics. The collection includes vases, wire baskets, rugs, tableware, bathroom accessories, soft furnishings as well as building blocks for kids.
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This girl can…and will!

Ladies! If you haven’t already watched Sport England #thisgirlcan video make sure you click below. Myself and the active team love this celebration of women doing their sport thing and feel it should be practically compulsory for all women and girls! I shows that no matter what your size, shape or ability sport is a fun, enjoyable and vital part of ...
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Marc By Marc Jacobs debuts S/S 15 #CastMeMarc winners

Marc by Marc Jacobs debuts its Instagram casting winners in the brand’s second foray into social media scouting for its Spring 2015 ad campaign. The 11 lucky winners take over where last season’s Instagram cast models left off with a shoot by David Sims and styling by Marc Jacob BFF Katie Grand. Debuting (naturally) on Instagram, the campaign highlights each of ...
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The cost of keeping up with omnichannel – NRF Big Show 2015

US retail was in the mood to splurge at the Expo at NRF's BIG show this week, you could sense the shopping lists coming out of CTO and CMO’s little black backpacks. After years of talk about what strategies are needed to build a seamless shopping environment, retailers now have a clearer view of their priorities and are tooling up for ...
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Ebbe A/W 2015

Crowned, Kids fashion supplier of the year, by Swedish trade magazine Habit, Ebbe now launch their A/W 2015 collection in preparation for Playtime Paris and CIFF Kids Trade shows later this month. Themes include “Captain at sea", a winter nautical look, “My own band", for a party twist and "forest hiker", inspired by woods and nature. Expect to see an ...
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Burberry Q3 sales better than expected as heritage trenches, ponchos demand pleases Bailey

UK-based luxury fashion house Burberry Group Wednesday reported a better-than-expected 8% rise in Q3 comp sales, underpinned by strong demand for its relaunched heritage trench coats and runway-inspired ponchos. Analysts had forecasts a 7% rise. The group also reported double-digit growth in The Americas and EMEA, noting it achieved low single-digit growth in Asia as disruption in Hong Kong, partially offset ...
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What Retailers Need to Know About Click and Collect – NRF’s Big Show

As we’ve previously covered on WGSN, click and collect is popular and it’s not going away. During a presentation at the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Big Show, Lee Peterson of WD Partners, a retail consulting firm, offered up this telling stat: in 2013, 4% of customers selected BOPIS (Buy Online Pickup In Store), and in 2014, 64% of customers selected ...
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Asos Christmas sales 15% higher thanks to strong domestic demand

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos Tuesday reported a 15% rise in Holiday retail sales and left its full year guidance unchanged. Asos' shares rose over 9% in early trading. Domestic sales for the six weeks to January 9 jumped 27% reflecting a strong operational performance over peak trading period, Asos noted. International sales, which now account for 51% of total sales, ...
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The Clear Case for Mobile-First – NRF’s Big Show

How shoppers want to interact with brands digitally versus how they are able to, have been key subjects at NRF's Big Show this week, but in too many cases the gap between them is as wide as the Grand Canyon. More often or not that is because retailers are too focused on conversion and channels rather than recognising where a shopper ...
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A day in the ‘pre-digital’ office at Carven

Paris:  Carven's Pre-Fall collection evoked a desire for simpler, pre-digital times. Old-school graphics like a vintage cassette print and an old television sets made us feel nostalgic as we all loved listening to cassette tapes on our good old Walkman. With it's retro-tinged colour palette from aubergine to forest green, camel, beige and soft pink Guillaume Henry made sure to ...
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Paper Clip Chandelier by Aktiva and Miguel González

Creative agency Aktiva have commissioned lighting designer Miguel González to create an upcycled chandelier for their Barcelona office. The briefing was to create a chandelier-inspired lamp made with low cost materials. The result is a piece made with 90,000 paper clips, put together by hand.
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Seductive and sharp tailoring at Mugler by Koma

New York: Creative Director David Koma presented his third collection for Mugler applying a laser-sharp focus to his tailored silhouettes for Pre-Fall 2015. Not withstanding true to the house codes, and Koma's vision for the brand based on sharp detailing, sleek hardware details and seductive cutouts, continued with the body contouring shapes that make this brand such a favourite at red carpet ...
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Lo-fi tech a winner at #NRF15 show

One of the wonderful things about technology in the store is of course the way it can surprise and delight shoppers. While the expo floor of the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York this week is comprised of all manner of impressive front and backend IT solutions for retailers, there’s a flurry of much simpler ideas that also ...
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Trend Alert – The Shearling Jacket

Plush, piled and furred materials are a strong trend on London's catwalks, and the shearling jacket continues as the stand-out commercial outerwear piece. Hybrid biker styling and contrast leather panels provide seasonal newness.
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