Ralph Lauren beats expectations in Q2 but cuts FY outlook on foreign exchange effects

Ralph Lauren’s Q2 results came in better-than-expected with revenues rising alongside a slender dip in net profit, but the company also warned that unfavourable foreign exchange movements are likely to harm full-year revenue growth. Ralph Lauren said that revenues grew 4% in Q2 to $2bn on the back of a strong performance at retail that included double-digit international growth. Total ...
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COMA- Missing Piece

For some hump day fun to get you through the week, check out this adorable music video by The duo formed by Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad aka Coma, featuring two little blonde cuties. COMA - Missing Piece from COMA on Vimeo.
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Next cuts outlook after warm weather hits Q3 sales growth

UK fashion retailer Next suffered in Q3 as warm weather deterred consumers from buying winter ranges, crimping its sales growth to around half of its original expectations and prompting the company to revise its guidance as a result. Sales in the period ended October 25 grew 5.4%, well below its initial expectations for a 10% hike. At Next Retail sales ...
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Hip Swedish brand Our Legacy opens first London store

Contemporary menswear brand Our Legacy has opened its first store outside Sweden in the heart of London’s Soho, close to stores such as Sunspel, Supreme, YMC and Oliver Spencer. Tucked away on Silver Place, just off Lexington Street, the store carries the brand's range of elevated basics and fashion-forward statement pieces for men. The interior design reflects the brand’s Swedish ...
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Calvin Klein Unveils Euphoria Gold Fragrance

Extending the brand’s existing line, Calvin Klein’s new Euphoria Gold fragrance for men and women claims to be a more seductive and sophisticated version of its predecessor. Taking on a fruity floriental form, top notes include apricot, kumquat and tangerine combined with a heart of honey, gardenia and daffodil and a drydown of white patchouli, sandalwood and musk, giving the fragrance ...
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Rock ‘N Roll Zoo by Dorothy

Manchester-based studio Dorothy has launched a new collection of prints called Rock 'N Roll Zoo. Each of the 77 animals featured in the prints was inspired by either famous songs or album titles, such as Hounds of Love by Kate Bush, Diamond Dogs by David Bowie and Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf.
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OSLO: YME Concept Store

A project designed by YME Studios and Snøhetta architects, and the brainchild of Central Saint Martins graduate Nicolai Schaanning Larsen, YME Universe is the latest major concept store to enter the Nordic market.
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UK retail sales up for third successive month in October as clothing surges ahead

UK retail sales rose again in October, posting above-average growth for the third month in succession and with the three-month average sales growth at its highest level since 2011, figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) show. The good news is set to continue with more positive news expected next month too, but the figures for the October show ...
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Does Oculus Rift have a future in retail?

Premium beer maker Dos Equis is the latest brand to immerse itself into virtual reality with Facebook-owned Oculus Rift. The brand has created an ad allowing viewers to experience a masquarade party hosted by Dos Equis character, The Most Interesting Man In The World, on the device, which will be located at bars and events throughout the US. The experience ...
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High Fashion’s Favourite Mouse

Copenhagen-based streetwear brand Wood Wood has teamed up with Disney to create a capsule collection for both men and women. This twenty-four piece collection features Mickey Mouse stretched and distorted for an original take on the familiar cartoon. Popular men’s streetwear silhouettes such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and bomber jackets feature Mickey’s new look, while women’s offerings range from a cropped ...
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Designers of the Future: La Rinascente x Salone Satellite

For the second consecutive year, La Rinascente and Salone Satellite (the section of the Milan Salone del Mobile dedicated to designers under the age of 35) have renewed their commitment to promote young design. Until 25 December, the Design Supermarket at La Rinascente in Milan will house the works of the top 7 designers from the 650 that participated in
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Space NK host Kevyn Aucoin: The Legacy of a Make-Up Icon

The first retrospective of its kind in the UK, Space NK’s latest exhibition, which took place this weekend, looked into the life and career of renowned make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin. Beginning with original polaroids, letters from stars of the screen and stage, footage and products from the Aucoin estate, attendees were privy to the life beyond the make-up, where Aucoin was ...
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Dolce & Gabbana’s tax evasion convictions overturned

Italian fashion team Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have had their conviction for tax evasion, along with their 18-month jail sentences, overturned by the Italian Court of Justice. The two had originally been found guilty in 2013 and in April an appeals court rejected their attempts to get the verdict overturned. The latest decision will have come as an understandable ...
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Pierre Frey x Lenôtre: Decoration Meets Pâtisserie

Lenôtre's confectioners, pâtissiers and chocolatiers have turned interior decorators to create a highly detailed and artistic Christmas dessert, in collaboration with French textile house Pierre Frey. The dessert is the representation of a welcoming and comfortable salon, decorated with Pierre Frey's beautiful fabrics. Through the windows in hard sugar and the façade in white chocolate, one can see a miniature room set, with chairs ...
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HOH x Mr Men -

Mr Quiffy: the latest character to be born following the recent collaboration between House of Holland and the Mr Men book series. Mr Quiffy is currently touring Asia with the HOH X Mr Men collaboration in tow. Henry Holland has created a collection for women with exact mini versions for girls. Inspired by the familiar characters, apparel features Mr Men pattern ...
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