Posts Tagged ‘ UK ’

Floral fever: Dr. Martens latest shoes to get Liberty treatment

April 14, 2012
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Floral fever: Dr. Martens latest shoes to get Liberty treatment

AFP Relax News – 21 hrs ago Just last month sportswear giant Nike unveiled its latest teamup with iconic UK store Liberty London, and now another footwear institution has received a floral makeover with the Liberty London for Dr. Martens collection being revealed. The Liberty and Dr. Martens collaboration sees two prints, Strawberry Thief and Martens...

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H&M new chain name confirmed as “& other stories”

April 3, 2012
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H&M new chain name confirmed as “& other stories”

AFP Relax News – 2 hrs 13 mins ago While H&M’s new retail chain launch remains shrouded in secrecy, the Swedish retailer did confirm April 3 that the upcoming store will have the name “& other stories.” The high street brand announced last week that it will launch a new store chain in 2013, although at...

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GDS international footwear event: unisex styles set to shine

March 13, 2012
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GDS international footwear event: unisex styles set to shine

The GDS international footwear and accessories trade fair kicks off March 14, with unisex styles among the key trends detected for Fall/Winter 2012. Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, the event will welcome over 800 exhibitors from more than 40 countries, including newcomers to the fair Roberto Cavalli, Kenzo and PLDM by Palladium. Organizers of...

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UK must do more to welcome Chinese – Fashion chief

February 17, 2012
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UK must do more to welcome Chinese – Fashion chief

LONDON (Reuters) – Yin Qi Du adjusts her cream Gucci bag as she waits for the Selfridge’s assistant to bring out another designer handbag for her perusal. She inspects it carefully, admiring the leather, the workmanship and discreet logo before shaking her head. It’s not quite the colour she was looking for. Like many...

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UK must do more to welcome Chinese: Fashion chief

February 17, 2012
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UK must do more to welcome Chinese: Fashion chief

LONDON (Reuters) – Yin Qi Du adjusts her cream Gucci bag as she waits for the Selfridge’s assistant to bring out another designer handbag for her perusal. She inspects it carefully, admiring the leather, the workmanship and discreet logo before shaking her head. It’s not quite the color she was looking for. Like many...

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Louboutin anniversary: pill bag among highlights of capsule collection

February 8, 2012
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Louboutin anniversary: pill bag among highlights of capsule collection

As he celebrates his 20th anniversary with a special capsule collection, French creator Christian Louboutin has shown his sense of humor by including a “Pilule” bag shaped as an actual capsule. Giving a new meaning to the term doctor’s bag, the shiny blue and white pill capsule even has “500 mg” stamped in red...

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Louboutin anniversary: pill bag among highlights of capsule collection

February 8, 2012
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Louboutin anniversary: pill bag among highlights of capsule collection

As he celebrates his 20th anniversary with a special capsule collection, French creator Christian Louboutin has shown his sense of humor by including a “Pilule” bag shaped as an actual capsule. Giving a new meaning to the term doctor’s bag, the shiny blue and white pill capsule even has “500 mg” stamped in red...

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A stylish year for Britain’s 2012 honors List

January 2, 2012
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A stylish year for Britain’s 2012 honors List

Key figures from the UK fashion industry including Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki, shoe designer Emma Hope and Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy have made Britain’s New Year’s honors list for 2012. The British honors system is one of the oldest in the world, recognizing achievement in various realms with lists announced twice yearly; at...

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Costume design in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

December 20, 2011
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Costume design in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Director David Fincher’s Lisbeth Salander speeds around on motorcycle, administers stitches with dental floss, and strikes fear into the hearts of grown men. But at her core is something of the same marshy emotional landscape that resides in us all. In Fincher’s 2011 adaptation of the blockbuster literary phenomenon, The Girl with the Dragon...

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