WATCH: WGSN Trend Minute – The High Ankle Boot

The new video series, WGSN Trend Minute features concise analysis of what’s currently on our editor’s radar. In this episode, senior footwear and accessories editor, Jaime Barr highlights the High Ankle boot, a fresh, updated silhouette on the classic ankle boot style as it transitions from the runway to the streets. WGSN subscribers can check out the full report here.
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Alexander Wang incorporates smart branding into his essentials

New York: Following on from his last collection, Alexander Wang went once again down the tough street vibe route mixing a dash of prettiness to his vigorous girl. Scalloped patterning made up with grommets adorned shorts, dresses, tops while pieces crafted in satin supported a rather feminine feel. The lineup was made of essential pieces yet with a unique Wang ...
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Disco Dog, the smartphone-controlled LED dog vest

New York and Tokyo-based creative tech lab Party New York has successfully funded its project Disco Dog, a smartphone-controlled light-up dog vest that both adds some disco dazzle to walks, and provides a useful tool for lost dogs.
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Peach Nougat – Catwalk Trend Alert Pre-Summer 2016

This beautiful, soft nougat tone adds a modern new perspective to Pre-Summer 16 looks, giving casual and relaxed silhouettes a more feminine appeal. Paired with camel and brown, this dusty peach spectrum offers a fresh and sophisticated vibe.
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Inditex shows how it’s done in Q1, sales, profits soar

The fiscal fashion machine that is Inditex powered on in Q1. Spain’s eight-brand global retail giant, with Zara at its heart, produced yet another set of eye-wateringly good figures Wednesday. Wait for it… Opening quarter net profits jumped 28% year-on-year to €521m ($589m) with core profit up 22% to €895m. And… Net sales leapt 17% to €4.37bn, or up 13.5% currency-neutral, compared ...
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Marc Jacobs gets Periscope, follows in footsteps of fashion brands Burberry, DKNY & Rebecca Minkoff

Fashion brands and retailers are quickly becoming the most creative early adopters of live streaming app Periscope with Marc Jacobs this morning becoming the latest designer to let consumers peer through the looking glass. Subscribers of the designer’s Twitter and Periscope accounts were given access to an intimate showing of the Pre-Summer 16 collections with only a handful of editors ...
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Mega luxury website moves step closer as Richemont invites LVMH, Kering to co-invest in combined Yoox/Net-a-Porter

The prospect of a global luxury e-commerce platform that can compete with the world’s largest online retailers has moved a step closer. How so? Johann Rupert, executive chairman of luxury goods group Richemont, said on Monday he had invited rivals LVMH and Kering to invest in the newly combined Yoox/Net-a-Porter online fashion retailer. His move comes as development speeds up in the ...
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Why are autumn campaigns already releasing? The fashion industry needs a rethink

When did ad campaigns for autumn/winter start launching in May? I returned to my desk today after a couple of weeks travelling to see notifications about ads released from Marc Jacobs, BOSS by Hugo Boss, Roberto Cavalli, Isabel Marant and Mango, to name a few. That’s far earlier than normal. Late June used to be the first release, and it ...
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Fendi: Lagerfeld’s Birds of Paradise

Milan: “Pleasant Aggressiveness” was the theme explored by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi’s Pre-Summer collection. Therefore, a bird of paradise flower as a recurring motif felt especially fitting. The flower represented the Fendi woman: delicate petals represented her more feminine aspects juxtaposed against its sharp leaves, which embodied a more hard-edge beauty. The reference was almost continuous throughout the line-up; the flower ...
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LONDON: Carsten Höller ‘Decision’ Exhibition Opens at Hayward Gallery

Captivating, perplexing, and utterly enthralling, Decision is a major survey of Belgian artist Carsten Höller’s works at the Hayward Gallery, presenting everything from specially created pieces, to early works such as ‘The Pinocchio Effect’ (1994).
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Joseph: The Luxurious 90′s.

Paris: Joseph is a brand respected for it’s luxury essentials and it’s Louise Trotter’s challenge to elevate the everyday season after season. For resort she did not disappoint! Trotter looked back to the 90’s as her influence; “..the simplicity, naturalness, ease and honesty of dressing at that time.” And so an anorak opened the show, (but in double-faced cashmere, of ...
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Castelbajac x Petit Bateau Capsule Collection

French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is to launch a special capsule line for Petit Bateau, reinventing their iconic pieces for both kids and adults. This bold collection will be available in Petit Bateau boutiques and online from the 19th October 2015.  The limited edition collection sees him transform the classic raincoat into a poncho and colourful portraits of sailors adorn cotton ...
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Ted Baker & Moore opens in London’s Shoreditch

Emphasising the lifestyle appeal of the Ted Baker brand, the UK based label have opened a brand new store in London’s Shoreditch. With less of a focus on the apparel (for which the brand is arguably best known) this new store highlights the ‘Moore’ that there is to the brand by spotlighting the footwear collection and extensive accessories offer that ...
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Jason Wu addresses Pre-Summer with a ‘wear now’ philosophy.

New York: Continuing on from the exquisite collection he presented for Fall 2015, Jason Wu presented a lineup for Pre-Summer that was versatile, precise and so very chic. His philosophy for ‘wear now’ ticked all the right boxes beginning with a streamlined belted pantsuit cut in starched wool – an important base cloth that appeared throughout – also appearing in ...
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Kapital Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Show Film

Last month we previewed some of the looks from Kapital's debut runway show that they hosted in Hiroshima, Japan. The brand reveals further behind the concept with a short behind-the-scenes film that comes ahead of a full documentary in July 1st 2015. Enjoy! KAPITAL RUNWAY SHOW HIROSHIMA from KAPITAL on Vimeo.
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