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Milan menswear splashes color on grey times

June 26, 2012
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Milan menswear splashes color on grey times

By Antonella Ciancio | Reuters – 48 mins ago MILAN (Reuters) – Menswear designers showcased colorful jackets, mid-thigh shorts and sockless loafers in Milan this week to impress men who need more than grey suits to shine in tough economic times. The Milan fashion shows that ended on Tuesday brought fresh ideas to an industry starting...

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In the mood of Arashi Yanagawa for John Lawrence Sullivan: Summer style can be simple

June 26, 2012
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In the mood of Arashi Yanagawa for John Lawrence Sullivan: Summer style can be simple

AFP Relax News – 2 hrs 53 mins ago To mark Paris Menswear Fashion Week (June 27-July 1), Relaxnews chats to Japanese designer and ex-professional boxer Arashi Yanagawa, who on June 27 will showcase Spring/Summer 2013 creations from John Lawrence Sullivan — the label he founded back in 2003. Here, the creative shares his passion for...

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Gucci’s U.K. Dandy Cruises the Riviera

June 25, 2012
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Gucci’s U.K. Dandy Cruises the Riviera

By Godfrey Deeny | Fashion Wire Daily – 22 mins ago Europe might be in the midst of the worst financial crisis in a half century, but most of the clothes in the current Italian menswear season in Milan are essentially designed to be worn on a vacation, not to work in the corporate world. None...

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Ray-Ban launches limited-edition range and epic campaign for 75th anniversary

June 25, 2012
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Ray-Ban launches limited-edition range and epic campaign for 75th anniversary

AFP Relax News – 6 hrs ago For the 75th anniversary of the debut of its Aviator sunglasses, Ray-Ban is launching a limited-edition capsule collection, featuring four of its legendary models. This 18,000-piece collection is accompanied by a special anniversary campaign about men and women who made history by achieving social changes. Featuring the yellow polarized lenses...

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Bottega Veneta’s California Dreamin’

June 24, 2012
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Bottega Veneta’s California Dreamin’

By Godfrey Deeny | Fashion Wire Daily – 39 mins ago Though it was founded near Venice and boasts a German designer, the overriding mood in the latest collection from Bottega Veneta was the easy charm of southern California. For no brand in menswear better expresses the biggest dominant trend in men’s fashion today, nonchalance sportswear,...

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Germany’s Jil Sander’s Milan comeback warmly welcomed

June 23, 2012
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Germany’s Jil Sander’s Milan comeback warmly welcomed

AFP Relax News – 53 mins ago After a seven year absence, the German designer Jil Sander made her comeback on the Milan catwalks Saturday to a rapturous reception with her menswear collection for spring-summer 2013. Visibly moved, the 68-year-old queen of minimalism, her blue-eyes framed by her trademark blonde haircut, emerged in an immaculate white...

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Saint Laurent Paris: Pierre Bergé praises plans to return label to its roots

June 22, 2012
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Saint Laurent Paris: Pierre Bergé praises plans to return label to its roots

AFP Relax News – 4 hrs ago Late couturier Yves Saint Laurent‘s partner Pierre Bergé has offered his seal of approval for creative director Hedi Slimane’s plans to rebrand the iconic French label as Saint Laurent Paris — while more details of plans to bring the house back to its 1960s roots have been unveiled. The...

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Paris Menswear Fashion Week Schedule

June 22, 2012
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Paris Menswear Fashion Week Schedule

AFP Relax News – 10 hrs ago Running June 27-July 1, Paris Menswear Fashion Week presents the Spring/Summer 2013 collections from some of the top designers as well as two newcomers — Tillmann Lauterbach and Hardy Amies, whose shows open the week. Jean Paul Gaultier will not be showing on the runway for this edition, having...

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‘Duchess effect’ cited in survey showing UK women most demure dressers in Europe

June 21, 2012
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‘Duchess effect’ cited in survey showing UK women most demure dressers in Europe

AFP Relax News – 2 hrs 46 mins ago While London in the swinging sixties may have been famous for heralding the mini skirt, a new survey claims British women are in fact some of the most covered up in Europe — with the Duchess of Cambridge‘s style icon status cited as a contributing factor. The...

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Valentino at Pitti: Color Blocking and Camouflage

June 21, 2012
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Valentino at Pitti: Color Blocking and Camouflage

By Godfrey Deeny | Fashion Wire Daily – 13 mins ago That tired old argument that you can never really invent anything terribly new in men’s fashion died a dramatic death in the latest menswear collection from the house of Valentino, in what ultimately turned out to be an important statement about modern chic and fine...

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