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LONDON: Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty

The V&A presents its major exhibition for 2015, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the largest retrospective of the designer’s work to be showcased in Europe featuring his visionary designs.
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Selfridges breaks down gender barriers with new shopping concept Agender

Selfridges is breaking down the sartorial barriers between the sexes with a new multichannel campaign centered on genderless fashion, which launched store-wide yesterday. Called “Agender”, the aim of the project is to allow customers to choose how they shop and dress “without limitations or sterotypes." Three floors of the retailer’s Oxford Circus flagship have been transformed into gender-neutral shopping areas, with ...
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Denim Dudes Book Launch London

Last Friday 27th February saw the official London launch party of Denim Dudes, the recent book release by Amy Leverton that features over 80 industry names from the world of denim. Shortly after the initial release at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration LA, Amy Leverton continues her global book launches for the highly celebrated Denim Dudes book. As the hometown of the author, ...
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LONDON: Christopher Kane Opens Debut Flagship Store

London-based designer Christopher Kane has opened his debut flagship store in Mayfair’s luxury retail destination Mount Street, where stores for Balenciaga, Roksanda Ilincic and Céline also reside.
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Trend Alert – 1960s Psychedelia

1960s pop psychedelia hits the catwalk with hypnotic swirls and fluid abstract forms, moving on last season's retro floral trend. Prints are amplified to oversized proportions and adorn head-to-toe looks for graphic impact. Unexpected colour combinations feel new set against undulating black and white.
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Pattern, Patchwork and Print for Burberry

London: Burberry’s Autumn/Winter collection opened to a live performance from Clare Maguire singing “Will you love me tomorrow” – the title so apt! There was not one piece in this lineup that one would not love today! Christopher Bailey said “ It started with the idea of folk art and craftsmanship – and people who learn to do things with their ...
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Decadent Constraint at Osman

London: A stripped back colour palette of head-to-toe white, red and black allowed Osman Yousefzada to hone his creative energy on texture, proportion and fabric. The models glided down the colossal hallway of the Tate Britain in a mix of fluid and architectural silhouettes. Cut outs added a modern edge to matching separates whilst more languid shapes such as flowerpot flares ...
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A Nomadic Winter at Amanda Wakeley

London: For Autumn Winter, Amanda Wakeley drew influence from the Antarctic suburbs of Mongolia- “ I was inspired by the textural layering of the Nomadic tribespeople and the prevalence of extreme light and dark in the region.” This translated into a gorgeously tactile and textured collection- luxurious cashmere brushed and felted into ribbed merino wools, draped around the body asymmetrically creating ...
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Graphic, geometric, crafted and futuristic at Peter Pilotto

London: Crown Princes of Print, and current recipients of the Vogue Fashion Fund – Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos – were in a playful mood with colour cleverness as a game of snakes and ladders led their board game inspiration in this collection. With lace appliqué, embroidery and bonded velvet, their prowess in modern fabric innovation combined with love ...
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Bold colorful swirls of Print at Roksanda Illincic

London: Colour and conviction are what define the Roksanda woman. Bold swirls of print and colour combinations that might, if mixed by anyone else, look like a psychedelic meltdown, in Roksanda’s exacting eye become feminine, modern, romantic and strong.  Understanding a woman, and being a woman that listens to her client is what has strengthened the signature of this brand. This ...
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A romantic art collector at Erdem

London: Erdem Moralioglu asked artist Robin Brown to produce a set for his Autumn / Winter 2015 collection after seeing a Brown’s piece at Frieze Masters last year entitled “The Collector”.  ‘I was fascinated to create a character through environment as much as through clothes’ – said the designer backstage. The set imagined the house of an art collector filled ...
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Masterminded simplicity and beauty at 1205

London: After her training of menswear and womenswear couture on Savile Row designer Paula Gerbase presented her fourth collection at London fashion week in The Conservatory of the Barbican. There was not a lot of evidence of the title ‘The Eloquence of Ornament’ from a designer known for her sense of androgynous purity. Simple structured tailoring and minimal alpaca pieces draped ...
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Country girl by day, party babe at night at Topshop Unique

London: One of the hottest tickets in town and with a front row packed with celebrities, the Topshop Unique design team took us on a very stylish trip - from the English countryside to a glamorous evening cocktail party. Everyday pieces got a luxurious approach – hand crafted lace, plush materials, stroke-able silks and floral embroideries had a Couture-like appeal ...
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LONDON: Eley Kishimoto Designs New Southerden Patisserie and Cafe

London-based design company and pattern expert Eley Kishimoto has unveiled its interior design for the new Southerden patisserie and cafe in central London, in collaboration with long-term creative partner Studio MacLean.
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Carnival Queens and a sense of humour at Sophia Webster

London: Who says shoes can’t be out of this world? Each season Sophia Webster is a must-see invite as she creates an alternate universe to showcase the personality behind her accessories. Sophia creates shoe butterflies and is master of modern day branding. This season combined mind-bending prints with intricately engineered shoe patterns and a love of Gwen Stefani in the ...
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