Vintage King by Larry McKaughan

Legendary vintage collector Larry McKaughan showcases a never seen before look at his prized collection of rare vintage finds in his new book "Vintage King." When it comes to vintage clothing collectors, they don't come more serious than Larry McKaughan. For more than 20 years, the vintage enthusiast has pioneered and set the standard in the vintage market and reproduction garment ...
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Maison Martin Margiela does Sleek 70s revival -

New York: Sheer nude layering acted as both a base and over-layer throughout the collection, creating a unique contrast to the heavier weight fabrics used such as denim, damask, and suiting. Some 70’s influences shone through with hand painted daisy patterns, off-kilter colour combinations, and silk scarf handkerchief tops. Wrap styling was the key takeaway with skirts, dresses, and jackets ...
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Fringe, feathers, and frayed edges at Isabel Marant -

New York: Raw luxury at Isabel Marant with a nod towards artisan handcrafted fabrics. Frayed edges, fringe, and feathers decorated the looks with puka shell embellishments. Traditional Isabel Marant styles such as wrap mini skirts and dresses were updated with ultra wide wrap belts accentuating the waist and creating an hourglass shape. The natural colour palette balanced neutrals and earth ...
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Flirty sportswear with plexiglass appliqué at Guy Laroche -

New York: Inspired by Claire McCardell, Creative director Marcel Marongiu created feminine sportswear that focused on fabric and simplicity. Leather mini dresses in neutral colour-blocked patterns started the show along with woven dungarees. Textured tweed raffia was used in basic silhouettes with interest being in the bold yellow and navy colour combination. Maxi kaftan dresses had plunging necklines appropriate for ...
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The Hiut Denim Co Hacks Rivet and Hide Window

Made in Britain denim brand Huit Denim Co push the boundaries of consumer interaction with their new window "hack" installation at London denim boutique Rivet & Hide. If you haven’t come across Hiut Denim Co, they are a small start up looking to bring jobs back to Britain by making raw jeans in a beautiful corner of Wales. Founders David and Claire ...
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Trend Alert – Modern Embellishment -

Shimmering silk ribbons, geometric beading on sheer materials and paper cutting add tactile surface interest to luxurious fabrics for S/S 15.
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Dark and stormy at Aganovich -

New York:  Aganovich’s spring/summer 2015 collection focused on dark deconstructed volume with oversized proportions, tucks, and drapes. Designers, Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor reworked their traditional tailoring to include angular folds, pleats, and layering, which created unique asymmetrical shapes. Varying collar styles carried the eye upward with extended angles, stand variations and off-the-shoulder portrait styles. The somber colour palette of ...
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Colourful and feminine sportswear at Roland Mouret -

New York: With Roland Mouret’s first US store opening up on Madison Avenue in the coming months, the collection embodied sophisticated tailoring with deconstructed yet feminine details, perfect for the New York woman. A vibrant colour palette was brought to life with colour blocking and bold combinations that accentuated the drapes, angles, and details. Collars continued to be standalone and ...
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Jonathan Anderson brings a light and organic aesthetic to Loewe -

Paris: Jonathan Anderson began his first presentation at Loewe with the notion of lightening the brand up, modernizing the aesthetic and creating a more youthful appeal. A soft palette of neutrals paired with unexpected brights did just that. The British designer also focused on steering away from all things artificial explaining, "The idea of luxury has changed. You need things ...
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Maserati – Sensing Speed

Automotive brand Maserati commissioned London-based design studio FIELD to interpret the speed of its cars using shape and sound. Using raw data and audio recordings from Maserati's Trofeo races, the studio created Sensing Speed, a dynamic combination of colour, fluidity and the buzz of the race.
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Karl Lagerfeld adds to Paris’s thriving menswear scene

Karl Lagerfeld has opened a new Paris boutique dedicated to the menswear line of his brand, Karl. The 1,430sq ft store is located on the upscale rue Marbeuf, close to other luxury menswear stores such as Berluti and Kiton. Spread over two floors, it carries everything from tailoring to casualwear and outerwear, along with watches, small leather goods, fragrance, accessories ...
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Nike beats expectations in Q1 as revenue and profit surge

US sports giant Nike posted a revenue and profit jump in Q1 that beat analysts’ expectations and sent its shares up in after-hours trading, as the company benefited from strong demand and an expansion in its gross margin. Revenues at the company grew by 15% in Q1 to hit $7.98bn, with those at its core Nike brand also rising 15% ...
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The Alexis Mabille woman steps into the ring -

Paris: Ever pretty, the Alexis Mabille woman this season was sassier than usual, sporting boxing-style satin robes and statement military chains – strewn with abandon across the body as waist belts and across the décolletage as heavy-duty necklaces. Sporty mesh was trimmed with delicate lace and worn over sequin-covered bikinis. If Mabille was inspired by the boxing ring spectacle this season, it was certainly a ...
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Chic, simple yet dramatic at Lanvin -

Paris: For Spring/Summer 2015, Alber Elbaz looked to the work of ‘Jeanne Lanvin, from her graceful, simple gowns to her lavish embroideries,’ and sent out a collection of real clothes for real women and ‘real’ models – “Amber, Violetta, Natasha, Malgosia,” Elbaz said, “It’s about beautiful women.” The opening, simple, fluid gowns save for a row of metal buttons, ...
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Boudoir femininity at Sharon Wauchob -

Paris: Femininity was all go at Sharon Wauchob’s show. Soft silk négligées and loose robes with lace and floral embellishment were sent down the catwalk. The mood was relevant and très Parisienne with nonchalant layering and covetable accessories in the form of short-fringed mules and clutch bags. Matching looks, such as an embellished peplum camisole with matching cigarette trousers, stood ...
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