Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lisbon Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Portuguese fashion breaks ties with the past and embraces a diverse modernity

Lisbon Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Portuguese fashion breaks ties with the past and embraces a diverse modernity

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Even though Portugal has had a long-standing history as a manufacturer of textiles, clothing and footwear, very few Portuguese fashion designers have grown to become familiar names in the international sartorial arena. This hasn’t certainly been for lack of trying…

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The most beautiful homes in the world: Villa Greda, Brazil

The most beautiful homes in the world: Villa Greda, Brazil

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As days in the northern hemisphere get shorter and colder as an unequivocal indication that winter is swiftly approaching, my thoughts turn to warmer and sunnier climates. While perusing a few websites to indulge my fantasy of whiling away a few days in an exotic location, I came across a luxurious villa in Brazil that decidedly topped my list of perfect places to escape…

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Versace unveils new store in Singapore

Versace unveils new store in Singapore

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Italian fashion label Versace inaugurated its latest store in Singapore on 17 October 2013. Located in the Paragon Shopping Centre, the 187-square-meter boutique has interiors by English architect Jamie Fobert conceived in consultation with Donatella Versace and features a mosaic floor inspired by Byzantine circular patterns found in Rome basilicas from the 9th century…

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7 Diamonds Autumn/Winter 2013

7 Diamonds Autumn/Winter 2013

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For Autumn/Winter 2013, American menswear brand 7 Diamonds found inspiration in the rugged outdoors to create a collection that explored prints, colour blocking and leather in a range of staple garments such as chunky knitwear pieces, sweatshirts, blazers, shirts, jeans, fitted trousers, wool overcoats and leather jackets…

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KRISVANASSCHE flagship store opens in Paris

KRISVANASSCHE flagship store opens in Paris

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Belgian fashion designer Kris van Aassche has inaugurated the first store for his menswear label KRISVANASSCHE at 16 Rue Saint-Roch, in Paris…

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Robbie Williams’s fashion label Farrell goes bust

Robbie Williams’s fashion label Farrell goes bust

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Farrell, the menswear line founded by singer Robbie Williams in 2011, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy six weeks after it opened its inaugural retail space in central London…

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David Bowie voted best-dressed British person ever

David Bowie voted best-dressed British person ever

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British singer David Bowie has been voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a recent poll by BBC History Magazine, winning the title with 48.5 per cent of the votes…

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Pringle of Scotland unveils new store design concept

Pringle of Scotland unveils new store design concept

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British fashion brand Pringle of Scotland has unveiled a new retail design concept by Swiss designers Atelier Oï in its flagship store in London’s Mount Street…

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G-Star RAW by Marc Newson Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection

G-Star RAW by Marc Newson Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection

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Dutch clothing, footwear and accessories brand G-Star RAW has collaborated once again with Australian-born and London-based designer Marc Newson to create a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2014…

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Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014image

Amongst the short list of Portuguese menswear designers, Nuno Gama is probably the most influential. A graduate of the fashion design course from CITEX in Oporto, Gama founded his eponymous label in 1991 and went on to open nine stores throughout Portugal within five years…

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