A relaxed sensuality at Stella McCartney -

Paris: Speaking backstage after the showing of her Spring/Summer collection, Stella McCartney said, “It was celebrating the softness of a woman, and her fragility....the collection is really about the softer side" – and it was. Diaphanous layers of circular cut silk billowed and flowed in breezy silk layers – cool enough for warm summer days. The idea of comfort ...
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Hedi Slimane takes us to the Sunset Strip at Saint Laurent -

Paris: For his latest collection, Hedi Slimane continued to express his enthusiasm for L.A youth culture and this season was no exception. The bold aesthetic was fit for cutting edge rock clubs on the Sunset Strip. There were a total of fifty-five outfits each featuring coordinated separates. Standouts included the covetable, cropped leather jackets which came in a plethora of ...
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Solid perfumes & travel spray collection by Ormonde Jayne

Ormonde Jayne creates two travel-friendly products from their luxurious fragrance collections. Ormonde Jayne has created a collection of solid perfume compacts which launches this month. The formulas contain an opal-coloured iridescence for a light shimmer when applied to the skin. The shape of the gold compact reflects the eight-sided lid design of the perfume bottle and contains a mirror. The travel-friendly ...
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Autumn Windows: United Colors of Benetton with De Padova

For autumn/winter 2014/15, the windows of the United Colors of Benetton store on Piazza del Duomo in Milan (reopened in April after restoration) have been furnished with several key pieces by Italian furniture brand De Padova.
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Chapeau by Lyngby Porcelain

Hamburg-based designer Milia Seyppel has created a collection of bonbon dishes for Danish brand Lyngby Porcelain. Named after the French for hat, Chapeau is shaped to resemble a bowler hat and coloured in soft, confectionery pastels.
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Next warns on profits if warm weather continues

Next on Tuesday warned it was concerned that if warm weather conditions continue the UK-based apparel retailer may not meet is earnings outlook for the year. The retailer said cooler weather in August resulted in several very strong weeks, while warmer weather in the more important month of September has had the reverse effect. That was reflected in its current sales ...
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Asian Retailers Embrace Normcore

Normcore may not be a new trend but this autumn, Asian brands have started to buy into the trend at retail indicating a shifting taste in the market. Long popular in the west, the newness is such that the concept was featured as a front page story in an August issue of Modern Weekly, China. Featuring supermodel Ming Xi the six paged ...
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Kids On The Moon AW 2014/15 Space Time Collection

Excited for the new Kids on the Moon A/W 2014/15 Lookbook full of minimal designs with interest in dimension and space.  Soft and cosy fabrics are quilted, printed and sculpted giving a space-like quality to everyday items.
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John Lewis announces beacon technology start-up Localz as £100k JLAB incubator winner

Beacon technology got another nod of approval from the retail sector today as start-up Localz was announced as the winner of John Lewis’ JLAB tech incubator. The ‘micro-location’ technology business wins £100,000 in investment as well as the chance to trial its solution with the department store in the UK. Its premise is to provide customers with access to enhanced services ...
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Trend Alert – Cosmetic Nudes -

Barely there tones are inspired by the light powdery hues of a cosmetic palette. Soft and sophisticated, neutral shades look light and luxurious, perfect for the sheer and silky satins in diaphanous silhouettes for S/S 15.
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Eastern birds and exquisite detailing at Giambattista Valli -

Paris: Was this a swan song from Giambattista Valli for Spring/Summer 2015 or a beautiful Eastern bird singing a sweet tune? Valli is the master of finite detailing and this collection was the epitome of such craftsmanship – from simple sheath minidresses that were seemingly handcrafted with mother of pearl to emulate the branches and flowers of cherry blossoms, ...
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Ocean Leather Collection by Decorum Est

Decorum Est has launched a new tile collection made from the skins of cod, perch, wolffish and salmon. The leathers are combined with calfskin to create new contrasting patterns. These luxurious leathers can be used for a textured finish on walls, furniture and floors.
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Press Preview: aden + anais

The WGSN Kidswear team visited the press preview for aden + anais's new pure Merino muslin collection. In partnership with The Woolmark Company, aden + anais have combined their signature muslin weave with Merino wool to create the most luxurious muslin fabric with ultimate softness and breathability for baby. Merino wool is naturally breathable, soft and smooth on the skin, keeping ...
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Wet look hair dominate on the Paris catwalks -

From wet comb-back hair at Balmain to just-got-out-of-the-pool damp hair at Jean Paul Gaultier and gelled strands at Devastee, the wet look hair is the standout style on the Paris catwalk. Loose strands of wet hair are styled over the forehead at Gosia Baczynska and Jacquemus to form a side-fringe.
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Sacai strikes a dynamic contrast between military and femininity -

Paris: The attention to detail that Chitose Abe of Sacai applies to each piece in her collection is incredible. This season, the designer merged a hard military look with soft, flirty ruffles producing movement and a dynamic aesthetic. Even the prints generated an interesting juxtaposition – masculine tartan and fair isle vs. feminine naïve florals and paisley. Guipure lace edged ...
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