Costume National breathes new life into the ’70s -

Milan: Costume National offered a '70s-inspired collection of suede and denim separates. The theme was exemplified even further with loop zip details, lace-up tops, riveted ruffles and patch pockets, all set against a dark colour palette of rich brown and berry tones. Current trending details included contrast top stitching along seams, asymmetry, whilst gilets, crop tops and culottes plunge ...
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Festival ready looks at Blugirl -

Milan: Blugirl took the girl to the festival this season, with lumberjack shirting, oversized beanies, layered sheer dresses, biker jackets and chunky ankle boots all shown on a grass catwalk – as if to really make the point. Again, a dark colour palette was key, but floral prints and appliqué kept the mood light. Embellishment referenced several era – ...
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Light, bright and fun at DSquared2 -

Milan: Unlike many collections this season, Dean and Dan of DSquared2 were on hand to remind us that summer is for dressing light, and so a collection of light, bright and fun filled separates were sent down the catwalk. Plisse ruffled skirts and cocktail dresses stole the show – this was a collection that comprised the real cultural mash-up ...
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Uniqlo plans major childrenswear expansion, 600 overseas stores to carry wider line

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo said on Friday it would expand its kids' and babies' collection by 50% as the Japanese casualwear brand pushes ahead to become the world’s biggest apparel retailer by 2020. "Until now, our offering, particularly for girls, wasn't sufficient," Shuichi Nakajima, group executive vice-president, said. Uniqlo said it aims to double revenues for the kids' and babies' lines ...
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‘Glamiators’ by DSquared2 -

Dsquared2 generates buzz with show-stopping 'Glamiators' on Milan catwalks. Gold metallic hardware decorates thigh-high gladiator sandals creating the ultimate glam look.
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Beautiful Hand Painted Prints at Indigo

The best selection of beautiful hand painted prints from Italian print house Superstudio at Indigo trade show Paris A/W 15/16.
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Vibrant Velvet at Squint: London Design Festival 2014

British interiors brand Squint has added to its energetic collection of mix-and-match patchworked furniture with a range clad entirely in brightly-coloured velvet. Launching this week as part of the London Design Festival 2014, the new range is presented throughout the store's Brompton showroom, with velvet surfaces enveloping tea sets, vases, tables, candlesticks, statuettes and more. The pieces have a vivid, hyper-real quality ...
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Trend Alert – Light as a feather -

Soft to the touch and light as air, feathers create an ethereal vibe with delicate placements on hems or as allover decorative embellishment.
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Modern Classic Update: YSL’s New Fragrance Black Opium

Perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Honorine Blanc and Olivier Cresp created a brand new formulation from the Opium fragrance to present a gourmand floral scent designed to attract a younger demographic. The top notes include coffee bean accord and pink pepper with a dry down of white flowers and crisp pear for a dark yet sweet complexity. The juice is ...
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Fendi combines fashion and architecture with a ’70s spin -

Milan: Karl Lagerfeld drew his inspiration from the famous Palazzo della Civilta de Chiricos and the metaphysical paintings from the years just before the turn of the century. This collection showcased the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that exists within the house of Fendi. With an articulate reference to the seventies, silhouettes were treated to sculptural and spliced ...
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Alberta Ferretti creates a free spirited mood for Spring 2015 -

Milan: Alberta Ferretti took us back to the bohemian ’60s for Spring 2015. Filmy, translucent chiffon and organza created a light and ethereal aesthetic. Intricate lasercutting, fringing, embroidery, and appliqué showcased exquisite handcraftsmanship. Whisper light colours were as graceful as the materials allowing delicate pleats and lace inset details to shine through. –Deirdre Pérez Silhouette: Empire / Fit-and-flare / Floor-sweeping / Body ...
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MaxMara relives the ’70s -

Milan: The '70s and the archive campaign imagery of Angelica Huston photographed at Milan's Grand Hotel in 1971, appeared to be the inspiration for the Spring Summer collection at Max Mara. Micro florals and mini geos were scattered over blouses, midi skirts, not to mention, knee high boots, sandals, and cloche hats for a disarming head-to-toe look. Larger florals ...
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Timberland targets $3.1bn in global revenues by end-2019 backed by e-commerce, stores growth

Timberland expects total revenues to hit $3.1bn by the end of 2019, growth of 13% a year, the VF-owned outdoor lifestyle brand said Wednesday. E-commerce is expected to grow 31% annually to $180m over the next five years while its global store count will also jump by 130 units to 400 over the same period. Timberland said it expects to ...
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Matching accessories and apparel takes the co-ordinates trend to the next level

First spotted at Preen where we saw matching Breton striped outerwear and backpacks, the Max Mara collection confirms co-ordinated apparel and accessories as a directional styling story for spring/summer 2015.
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Woodcut Printing at Premiére Vision

Stunning original woodcut printing from Italian studio Ratti Marzotto Group at Premiére Vision Paris A/W 15/16 tradeshow.
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