The Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity Pop-Up at Selfridges

Today marks the opening of the Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity one week pop-up counter at Selfridges - a one-off retail event to announce the launch of the Nexxus haircare range in the UK. Headed up by the brand’s global hair creative director Kevin Mancuso, this launch has been a long time in the making, designed to offer personal, one-on-one consultations with Mancuso ...
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Next’s Wolfson discusses results & outlines 2015 plans

UK fashion retailer Next posted healthy results today, but resisted over-optimism on its outlook for the year ahead, remaining cautious despite stores and online both performing well. In a results debrief with CEO Lord Wolfson, he told us this is because he expects to be up against tough comps from last year, when the retailer had warm weather and very strong ...
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Top tips for retail start-ups from VCs at #SXSW

In two years’ time, retail innovation will be led by start-ups more than by corporations, a panel comprised of venture capital firms stated on the closing day of SXSW Interactive. Eurie Kim of Forerunner Ventures, Janie Yu of Fung Capital and Stephanie Palmeri from SoftTech VC, each have a foot heavily placed in the retail space thanks to investments with ...
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Next steamroller continues to power ahead, hopes for sunny weather to really fire up 2015’s figures

Next unveiled a strong profits rise early Thursday as both stores and online performed well and more close-to-season products helped get its offer to the customer at just the right time. But it stayed cautious on its prospects for the rest of the year. Ok, we know that’s not exactly big news. When doesn’t Next announce strong results? And when ...
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Is ugly beautiful..? Musings from Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne 2015

The 9th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne is challenging the standards of Beauty to try offering a new take on what is considered beautiful today and might be considered beautiful tomorrow.
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Exclusive Interview with Olivier Grasset of Dr. Collectors

With the launch of the new Denim Dudes book having flying success, Author Amy Leverton (Head of Denim at WGSN) shares some of her favorite outtakes from the stunning shoot with Dr. Collectors, Olivier Grasset. With over 40 years of collecting under his belt, vintage fanatic Olivier Grasset has become one of the most revered names in the business. Fascinated by American vintage denim, ...
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Homme Boy – Blew -

LA-Based label Homme Boy introduces its first capsule collection inspired by Nirvana's debut album. Last year L.A. based fashion brand HOMME BOY burst onto the scene with its debut collection "Nevermind" inspired by rock's grimiest and grungiest rebels, Nirvana. For 2015, designer and founder Kyle J Pak continues to explore the Nirvana theme with a special capsule collection that acts as sequel to ...
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Business as usual at Inditex as sales, profits grow again; Spanish market recovers

Inditex simply let its awesome figures do the talking Wednesday as the Spanish giant saw the retail environment shifting in its favour while also continuing to deliver some of the most on-trend fashion around. The company said net profit grew 5% in fiscal 2014 to €2.5bn while operating profit rose 5% to €4.1bn. Net sales jumped 8% to €18.12bn, or ...
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Nicola Formichetti debuts Diesel campaign with Instagram artist collaboration at SXSW 2015

After four days packed with fashion focused talks from the likes of model Karlie Kloss and Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, the final day of SXSW Interactive saw a fireside discussion hosted by Dazed Magazine’s News Editor Zing Tsjeng with Diesel’s Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. The designer discussed a whole range of subjects ranging from ‘Insta-Identities’ and crowdsourcing to the changing ...
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Closed launches #denimlovers campaign for S/S 15 -

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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