Prada sales growth slows in H1, full-year outlook target now “challenging”

Italian luxury fashion house Prada reported H1 sales growth of just 1%, its slowest six monthly performance in three years, citing “a more difficult political and macroeconomic environment than expected”. More specifically, it acknowledged there were lower tourist numbers in key locations to buy its high-margin leather-goods. Chief executive Patrizio Bertelli said Prada could now revise its full-year guidance following ...
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The Colour Palate: Colour-Coded Dining

Diners at The Colour Palate, a five-course multi-sensory meal taking place this month in London, will see the colours of their environment change with each of the five courses they eat. Organised by The Art of Dining, the event will explore how colour psychology can influence the taste and perception of a meal. Between courses, the cutlery, tablecloth, walls, decorations and ...
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Anthropologie: Artful Partnerships

Anthropologie has unveiled its new autumn homewares collection, which is made in collaboration with an array of artists including Holly Frean, Rabbit Muse, Rachel Pruette and Michelle Morin. Product highlights include Rachel Pruette's wall hooks with hand-stitched embroidery details and Holly Frean's hen paintings on plates. - Heloisa Righetto
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Bourjois New Autumn Make-Up Products

Bourjois introduces three new make-up products for Autumn/Winter 2014/15, including the Rouge Edition 12 Hour Lipstick collection. The creamy formula lipsticks contain shea butter designed for long-wear without drying lips out and have been tested to last up to 12 hours without having to re-touch colour. The lipsticks settle to a semi-matte, velvet finish upon application. There are eight shades, including five ...
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Good news for Coach as Q4 tops expectations, but sales still fall

It was a brighter day for Coach on Tuesday despite its current sales and profits woes. The US accessories giant managed to beat expectations for Q4 on the back of strong international sales with Chinese revenues surging as much as 20%. Its shares were up $1.49 to $35 in Tuesday trade. Its overall international sales rose 7% and its impressive ...
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Outdoor Retailer // Summer Market 2014

It's that time again, and tomorrow kicks off the Summer Market for Outdoor Retailer. A jam-packed week is ready for attendees including film debuts, launch parties, and fun-runs. We've highlighted a few of the events we are looking forward to the most as we kick off the show! Range Magazine // Launch Party After the successful launch of Scramble at the Winter ...
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Topshop Beauty’s New Autumn Make-Up Collections

Bright citrus and berry pigments suggest a gradual transition from summer into autumn for Topshop Beauty’s fall make-up collection. The line comprises of three key products: Lip Polishes, Cheek Gels (our beauty editor’s hot pick) and Nail Polishes, which launches in October. Cheek jellies, lipsticks and nail polishes each span the spectrum of red hues from orange to vermilion, dark red, ...
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Padpod by Bark & Miao

The first product by new British pet brand Bark & Miao is the Padpod, an elevated pet bed that has a 1960s Space Age feel about it. Sized for use by cats or small dogs, and available in a choice of three colours, the Padpod is upholstered in a soft wool fabric and provides a cosy, cocooning home for pets while ...
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New WGSN goes live today, offers clients enhanced platform

WGSN Group, the knowledge partner for the global style and retail sectors, today launched the new WGSN, bringing together the former WGSN and Stylesight products onto an enhanced, single technology platform. The new WGSN provides: -      intuitive navigation and easy search functionality; -      a customisable homepage; -      enhanced catwalk content – gallery and analysis; -      a sophisticated suite of design tools, including colour play, high ...
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Bread Collective – The Power Of Summer

This Summer, Bread Collective has put their graphic stamp on London’s Battersea Power station, with big bold typography hand-painted across the famous landmark as well as signage, posters, postcards, web graphics and T-shirts.  Check out more of their award-winning projects at breadcollective.co.uk.  
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Tattooed Grand Prix chairs by Fritz Hansen

To celebrate the re-launch of Arne Jacobsen’s 1957 Grand Prix chair in its original version with wooden legs, the Fritz Hansen Store Milan has launched an exhibition of the chairs with tattoos created by Italian designer Diego Grandi and tattoo artist Pietro Sedda. Grandi decided to celebrate the authenticity of the chair by writing a story directly on its skin. Sedda worked with ink ...
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The New Sartorial

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Mad Men collection by Waterford

Waterford is paying tribute to the Mad Men television series, which will air its final episodes in the spring of 2015. The brand's collection of barware accessories celebrates the indulgently daring style of the late 1950s and early 1960s, when conformist looks gave way to bolder attitudes and fashion. Deep cut patterns and large gold or platinum bands decorate the fine crystal, making ...
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First Light by Dana Cannam for Another Country

UK manufacturer Another Country will launch its first lighting collection during Maison & Objet in Paris this September. Designed by Dana Cannam, the First Light pieces are made of brass and ceramics and will be available in three versions (pendant, table and floor) and three colours (black, natural and terracotta). Homebuildlife subscribers will be able to see our full coverage of Maison & Objet this September. - ...
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