Oscar de la Renta, designer to the stars, dies at 82

Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at aged 82 at his Connecticut home. His death was confirmed by wife, Annette, to US newspapers late Monday, and understood to be due to complications from cancer, first diagnosed in 2006. Designer to first ladies and Hollywood stars, last night peers, models and celebrities paid tribute to the man who helped lead ...
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Dutch Design Week 2014: Top 5 Design Academy Eindhoven Projects

Design Academy Eindhoven has opened its home at the Witte Dame building once again this year for an inspiring and diverse graduation showcase that includes innovative material and process experiments alongside conceptual reimaginings of society and culture. Here are our top five projects from the show.
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Live From: High Point Market

High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the US, has returned with more than 2,000 exhibitors and countless product introductions for its autumn 2014 edition. With 11.5 million square feet of showspace spread out among 180 buildings, High Point Market draws buyers and sellers from over 100 countries, and registrations have increased by 3% this year, hinting at a possible uptick
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Dutch Design Week 2014: Inside Kirstie Van Noort’s Studio

Ceramics designer Kirstie van Noort has opened her studio workshop in Eindhoven up to visitors this week, as part of Dutch Design Week 2014. Inside the creative space, machinery and tools share space with glazes, colour samples and works in progress.
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Top 3 looks from October New York streets

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Jottum Winter 2014-15

Full of wallpaper prints and dark night florals highlighted with mustards and rich reds, Jottum brings a playful elegance to girlswear this season. Check out their lookbook featuring antiqued backdrops and gold crusted mirrors.
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Christian Louboutin Launches Beauté Loubi Under

Christian Louboutin is synonymous with the colour red so what better way to extend his recently launched Nail Colour Collection than with a specially tailored, state of the art nail tool set to transform the underneath of the nail into a perfectly lacquered Louboutin berry red? Loubi Under sees the Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour reformulated into a felt-tip pen like applicator ...
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Reebok a $2.2bn target for Hong Kong, Middle East consortium – WSJ

A consortium of Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi investors is launching a €1.7bn ($2.2bn) bid to buy athletic sportswear brand Reebok from German owner adidas. Shares in adidas, who declined to comment, traded up 5.6% at 3:15am EDT Monday. If the investor group, which comprises Hong Kong-based private equity investment and advisory firm Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the ...
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Acne Studios Opens First Hong Kong Store

The Swedish fashion label lands in Hong Kong with a new store opening in Central this week, marking its third outlet in Asia after Japan and South Korea. Partnered with the Hong Kong-based fashion management group I.T, the new Acne store sits on Ice House Street alongside covetable brands such as Isabel Marant, Comme Des Garcons and Maison Martin Margiela. The store ...
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Alexander Wang x H&M acrobatic catwalk debut

Last night in NY, Alexander Wang x H&M transformed the Armory at Hudson in Manhattan’s West Harlem for a theatrical runway show followed by an exclusive pop-up shop. http://youtu.be/bJ9kjTFR5x4 With the focus on athletic performance-wear, the  track and field racetrack was turned into a parkour performance stage and runway. Acrobatic dancers zip-lined down from the ceiling, while acrobats  bounced from wall to wall ...
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CHICAGO: David Bowie is

Making its stateside debut, David Bowie is chronicles the unparalleled career and seminal reinventions of musician, visual artist and fashion icon David Bowie.
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Petite Parade Is Coming Up Fast

Getting excited to see what Bonnie Young has in store for this season's edition of Petite Parade held at Bath House Studios in New York on October 18-19. Her collections blow us away every time, we can't wait to check out the runways.
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ISTANBUL: Mama Shelter Hotel

Located in Beyoğlu, one of Istanbul's most lively shopping districts, Mama Shelter boasts a playful take on modern style complete with cheeky details and sleek design, care of the prolific designer Philippe Starck. 
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Dior brand powers ahead as launches boost sales

Christian Dior SA enjoyed a strong fiscal Q1 with sales up 6% to €7.8bn and organic growth of 4%. While the biggest chunk of those sales came from its subsidiary LVMH, the Dior brand itself was buoyant. Christian Dior Couture saw its sales rising 13% to €417m ($553m) in the three months to end-September. Growth was strong in all regions, ...
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S/S 15 Colour Trends by Crown Paints

British brand Crown Paints has unveiled its spring/summer 2015 colour stories. The stories were influenced by expert panels from the world of styling and interiors, with the assistance of students from Manchester School of Art. The event also featured an inspirational talk by David Bachelor, an artist and author whose work has been focused on colour and its urban applications for over 20
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