Jack Spade London Store

American menswear brand Jack Spade has selected London as the location of its first European store. With seven stores in the US and one in Japan, this is the ninth Jack Spade store in the world since the brand’s original shop opened on Greene Street in New York City in...

London Olympic Torch Wins Design of the Year 2012

British design studio Barber Osgerby have won the Design of the Year 2012 for their design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. The overall winner was chosen from 89 entries to claim the winning title. The award, designed by Swarovski, was presented by Anya Hindmarch at the awards ceremony held...

London Approves Plans for First New Theatre in 30 Years

London’s Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for a regeneration project in the city’s centre at Number One Oxford Street that will include the West End’s first new theatre in 30 years. The project of office, retail, theatre and public realm was designed by AHMM Architects and includes two...

Maison Martin Margiela Presents New Furniture Line

Maison Martin Margiela has unveiled its new range of furniture produced by cerruti baleri in the form of the installation ‘Chers Voisins’ (‘Dear Neighbours’) at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. For the display, the Maison created a temporary apartment that blends interior architecture and design in a style inspired...

Façonnable and Italia Independent Unveil Sunglasses Collection

Façonnable, the French high-end retailer that specialises in tailored men’s and women’s clothing, has just unveiled an exclusive collection of limited-edition sunglasses in Monte Carlo during the ATP tournament. The collection, produced in partnership with Italia Independent, is exclusively available for a limited time in all Façonnable stores worldwide, including...

Veja Footwear and Accessories: Style with a Conscience

With its exciting ranges of footwear and accessories, Veja is a footwear and accessories brand that has been on The Style Examiner’s radar for a while. Since it was established in Paris in 2004, the company has been growing from strength to strength and have never forgotten their eco-friendly and...

The Regent Street Windows Project 2012

This April, Regent Street, one of London’s premier shopping destinations, will be transformed by some of the world’s best up-and-coming architects as part of the Regent Street Windows Project, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). As part of the project (now in its third year), architects have...

Marios Schwab Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012

More often than not, London fashion designers produce collections that are frequently renowned for their unbridled eccentricity rather than commercial acumen. Over the last few decades the prestigious fashion schools based in the British capital have established their reputation as cradles for outlandish sartorial creativity despite the fact that, on...

Kenzo Designs for Vans

When The Style Examiner had access to this news, we couldn’t feel more ecstatic about sharing it with our readers: Paris-based fashion label Kenzo has worked with California sports footwear maker Vans on three limited-edition series of Vans Era sneakers. For the first assortment of styles, Kenzo’s vibrant colours and...

What We Are Loving Today: Balenciaga Panelled Leather Sneakers

Not only have Balenciaga produced one of the most stunning menswear collections for Spring/Summer 2012, but they have also designed these outstanding futurist-looking panelled leather sneakers with contrast raised squares and transparent rubber soles that we are coveting today....