Patrik Ervell Makes Tech Futurism Modern -

New York: This season Patrik Ervell was inspired by interiors and the persistence, durability, and functionality of trends within this space. This concept was most influential in the designer’s material choice with performance driven textiles like vinyl, polyurethane, and technical jersey used for parkas, anoraks, and simple mockneck shirts. The result was a futuristic look that still seems applicable today. –Matt ...
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Craig Kauffman inspires molded plastics for MBMJ accessories

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley cited a group of artists at the Ferus gallery in L.A as a major point of reference for their second catwalk collection at MBMJ. Renowned for his work with vacum-formed plastics and acrylics, the specific influence Craig Kauffman had on the spring/summer 15 bags at MBMJ was clear to see; from the molded constructions and lozenge ...
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Muuto Launches New Collection

Nordic design brand Muuto's new collection of pared-back homewares includes clever candlesticks, marble serving boards, tonally gradated rugs, a tactile coffee maker and a set of magically balancing vases. The new Fiber chair, designed by Iskos-Berlin, is 100% recyclable. Made of a shell made of plastic and wood fibres, the chair offers a choice of four bases: wooden, wireframe and metal ...
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Backstage at Jenny Packham: Hair, Make-up & Nails -

We take a look behind-the-scenes at Jenny Packham as it prepares for the spring/summer 2015 show. Marilyn Monroe was the inspiration behind Jenny Packham’s collection this season and this was reflected in the hair, make-up and nails. Make-up artist Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier created a fresh face with radiant highlights on the eyes paired with natural coloured lips. Over at hair, ...
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Summer pursuits at Thom Browne -

New York: Although Thom Browne has a happy knack of creating an extraordinary performance, he always manages to infuse his masterful tailoring skills in to the drama. This Spring 2015 was no exception. The scene was set in a scented, box-hedged lawn surrounded by quintessential summer pursuits and so ensued the procession of exquisitely cut silhouettes. Browne employed master milliner Stephen ...
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LOS ANGELES: Wildfox

Open this week, cult juniors brand Wildfox bows its first flagship in West Hollywood.
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Is Apple’s smart watch the key to the wearables market?

The debate around Apple’s smart watch at WGSN seems to be whether, feature packed as it is, it will be enough to open up a market in the way that the iPhone and iPad did for smartphones and tablet sales. Because a market is what wearables just ain’t at the moment – when they become one, that’s when everything changes, when ...
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Meet our videographer, Marvic Paulo #insidewgsn

On the eve of our latest #WGSNhangout , we speak to a member of the team who is key to making it happen. Meet Marvic Paulo, WGSN’s Director of Video Production. Whether it’s directing a Google Hangout, shooting backstage during fashion week or recording while riding a bike to capture a youth team member, Marvic is on hand to realise ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim Perfected Eclectic -

Taking inspiration from interiors, the SS 15 3.1 Phillip Lim footwear collection is truly innovative with an eclectic combination of details. Woven uppers reference macrame planters, while metal heels resemble chair legs and soft nubuck gathers at the seam similar to folds in a cosy leather couch.
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A day with Marilyn -

New York: With Marilyn Monroe as her muse, Jenny Packham’s collection was inspired by her films, style, and attitude. Her body con screen siren style in sheath midi dresses and fit and flare gowns were adorned with ornate embellishments and floral appliqué. More casual styles were crisp and clean in basic slip dresses and strapless jumpsuits with silk jackets and ...
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Pretty goth at Vera Wang -

New York: Street style with a dark edge took center stage at Vera Wang. Tiered tent maxi dresses in lightweight silk and chiffon contrasted the tailored suiting looks, which opened the show. An emphasis on pleating, ruffles, embroidery and texture created tonal interest while multi colour embellishments on white organza added a panel of shine on mini origami pleat dresses. ...
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Catwalk Trend Alert – Daring Stripes -

Daring stripes of various widths are placed in abstract and artistic positions, evoking a sensual appeal and adding and unexpected twist to silhouettes.
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Sparkle and whimsy at Badgley Mischka’s 25th anniversary show -

New York: For Badgley Mischka’s 25th anniversary, the show closed with Model Naomi Campbell escorted by designers James Mischka and Mark Badgley while silver balloons fell from the ceiling. The collection embodied the brand’s essence with romantic and airy styles encrusted with jewels, sequins, and embellishments. Prints were whimsical with ombré florals and soft watercolour florals on sheer silk chiffon. ...
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Rag & Bone taps into “the cult” -

New York: This season David Neville and Marcus Wainwright were struck by the idea of "the cult", not necessarily anything morbid more the social ideologies behind it. Touches of spiritual influences were visible, most blatantly so in the prayer bead necklaces. The collection itself was a breath of fresh air – minimalist in palette and silhoutte, light and easy-to-wear. This is ...
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Autumnwear demand, Back-to-School lift UK August retail sales, online sales continue to grow

Strong demand for autumnwear and Back-to-School apparel helped retail sales bounce back in August, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Total retail spending was up 2.7% year-on-year, up from 1.3% in July and the best performance since January, excluding April when sales were distorted by the late Easter. Analysts had forecast a 2% rise. Same-store sales last month rose ...
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