Beirut Terraces by Herzog & de Meuron

Beirut Terraces is one of architects Herzog & de Meuron’s most exciting latest projects, a vertical village composed of thin platforms layered in an irregular formation that rethinks the concept of the skyscraper. The residential tower offers 132 living units that range from 250 to 1050 square metres in the...

Amapô Spring/Summer 2014

Founded in 2004 by designers Carolina Gold and Pitty Taliani, Amapô is one of the few Brazilian fashion labels that celebrate avant-garde street style in its cosmopolitan sense and as it is better understood by style-savvy fashion consumers in metropolises such as Tokyo or London. Gold and Taliani’s approach to...

Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2014

As an admirer of the work produced over the years by Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, I very much looked forward to the runway show that unveiled the Spring/Summer 2014 womenswear collection for his eponymous label during my recent visit to São Paulo Fashion Week. I was thrilled to witness...

Colcci Spring/Summer 2014

Under the creative direction provided by Adriana Zucco in womenswear and Jeziel Moraes in menswear, Brazilian label Colcci described the main inspiration for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection as being a geometric garden (a design inspiration that, one may add, is currently at a level of popularity that matches the esteemed...

Triton Spring/Summer 2014

Inspired by a trip to San Francisco after being away from the Californian city for 12 years, for her Spring/Summer 2014 collection for Brazilian clothing brand Triton, fashion designer Karen Fuke delved into how the Flower Power of the late 1960s was reinterpreted by the subcultures of the 1990s and...

Selfridges Expands Men’s Bodywear Department

Following the launch of the largest men’s shoe department in the world in November 2012, Selfridges department store in London is now relaunching its men’s underwear and swimwear department. The new retail space will occupy 8,500 square feet (20% bigger than the previous area) on the store’s first floor, and...

San Francisco Transbay Transit Center by Pelli Clarke Pelli

In order to accommodate the ever-increasing and faster-moving population of San Francisco, California, architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed the Transbay Transit Center, a large project conceived to serve 45 million passengers per year and address the needs of the city’s transit systems above and below ground while also...

Dior to Stage Couture Show in Shanghai

Confirming that the Chinese market for luxury goods is a strong force to reckon with, French fashion label Christian Dior will stage a couture show to unveil its Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Shanghai on 30 March. This is the second time Dior has presented its haute couture range in the...

Dalian International Conference Centre by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Austrian architecture practice Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed the Dalian International Conference Center in China. Located by the harbour in the city of Dalian (located in the southernmost part of the Liaodong Peninsula in the Liaoning Province), the building features a sweeping, faceted facade and, on the inside, a 1600-seat theatre...

Alice Temperley London Flagship Store by Found Associates

Design and architecture company Found Associates have designed the flagship store for fashion label Alice Temperley in London. Located in a Grade II listed, six-storey Georgian town house at 27 Bruton Street in Mayfair, the store houses the three Temperley collections (Temperley London, Temperley Bridal and ALICE by Temperley), as...