Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jonathan Scarpari Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

Jonathan Scarpari Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

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Hailing from the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, young menswear designer Jonathan Scarpari started being noticed in his home country after taking part in prestigious regional and national talent-spotting competitions such as Entremeios and Movimento Hotspot

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Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

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In the introductory notes to his Spring/Summer 2014/15 menswear collection that he showed on the last day of the latest edition of São Paulo Fashion Week on 4 April 2014, Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch declared that he had found inspiration for his creations in the looks of the preachers and believers of the Nazareth Baptist Church…

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Burberry unveils new flagship store in Shanghai

Burberry unveils new flagship store in Shanghai

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Following an investment programme in China initiated in 2010, British luxury brand Burberry has opened a new flagship store in Shanghai

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Paula Raia Spring/Summer 2014/15 Womenswear: A celebration of Brazilian cultural identity through fashion, folklore and femininity

Paula Raia Spring/Summer 2014/15 Womenswear: A celebration of Brazilian cultural identity through fashion, folklore and femininity

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Finding inspiration in the universal idea of woman as a resilient tree (and in the indigenous mythological traits that it acquired within Brazilian folklore), Paula Raia resorted to natural fabrics and handicraft techniques to create a collection that is also an empowering celebration of womanhood and motherhood…

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R.Groove Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

R.Groove Spring/Summer 2014/15 Menswear

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Brazilian fashion designer Rique Gonçalves claimed to have been inspired by urban streetwear and the punk-rock and hip-hop subcultures of Los Angeles for theSpring/Summer 2014/15 menswear collection for R.Groove that he presented during the latest edition of Fashion Rio on 10 April 2014…

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#Nobel Center in #Stockholm by #DavidChipperfield #architecture

#Nobel Center in #Stockholm by #DavidChipperfield #architecture 

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David Chipperfield Architects have won an international competition to design and build the ‘Nobelhuset’, the new headquarters for the Nobel Prize in Stockholm

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The Grimsby Craft by Clarks: Weaving style into men’s footwear

The Grimsby Craft by Clarks: Weaving style into men’s footwear

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As I examined the men’s shoes collections arriving in stores for theSpring/Summer 2014 season, I was immediately drawn to the Grimsby Craftshoes by British footwear maker Clarks

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H&M partners with Alexander Wang for next design collaboration

H&M partners with Alexander Wang for next design collaboration

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Swedish clothing retailer H&M announced at an event during the Coachella Music Festival on 12 April 2014 that their next designer collaboration will be withAlexander Wang

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Patricia Motta Spring/Summer 2014/15 Womenswear

Patricia Motta Spring/Summer 2014/15 Womenswear

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Brazilian fashion designer Patricia Motta marked the twentieth anniversary of her eponymous label by showing her womenswear collection for Spring/Summer 2014/15 during the last edition of São Paulo Fashion Week

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Dior Couture announces double-digit growth and revenue over 1 billion euros

Dior Couture announces double-digit growth and revenue over 1 billion euros

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Following the success of its most recent women’s men’s wear collections (designed by Raf Simons and Kris Van Assche, respectively) Christian Dior Couture has reported revenues of 1.15 billion euros over the last nine months…

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