The Quest for the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Whether you are reading The Style Examiner for the first time or you have been following it for a while, chances are that you subconsciously regard style as a physical embodiment of a cool, calm and collected state of mind best experienced when wearing clothes that make you feel both...

Asymptote Architecture unveils Sejong Centre for Performing Arts

New York architecture practice Asymptote Architecture has unveiled the first public renderings of a new centre for the performing arts for the city of Sejong, South Korea. The design of the 15,000 square-metre multifunction building references the curving structures of local temples in an attempt to conjure a modern reinterpretation...

Printemps creates urban jungle in the middle of Paris

French retailer Printemps has collaborated with textile designer and illustrator Frédérique Vernillet on a series of displays for the windows of its department store on Boulevard Haussman in Paris that brings the flora and fauna of the tropics to the city. Entitled ‘Inspirations d’Ailleurs’ (“Inspirations from Elsewhere”), the displays feature...

The most beautiful homes in the world: Loft in London, UK, by Craft Design

Hugo D’Enjoy and Armando Elias from London-based studio Craft Design have transformed a small loft office in the British capital into a bright living-working space by keeping a simple and efficient layout. The challenging brief to maximise the sense of space was resolved by introducing a single volume in the...

Rihanna for River Island second collection unveiled

Following the launch, earlier in the year, of the inaugural Rihanna for River Island collection (reviewed by The Style Examiner), British brand River Island has unveiled images of a second womenswear collection inspired by the singer for autumn/winter 2013. Scheduled to hit River Island stores in two tranches in September...

Movimento HotSpot: a celebration of Brazil’s creative talent

When it comes to writing the history of a nation, the gathering of facts from the past by historians and journalists is often overlooked, turning the reality of political conjuncture and cultural heritage into an often misconstrued narrative for subsequent generations. Such is the way that prejudices are born and...

River Island Holloway Road autumn/winter 2013 menswear

British high street, mid-market brand River Island has unveiled the first promotional images for its Holloway Road autumn/winter 2013 menswear collection. Named after the location of the first River Island store in London, the Holloway Road range draws inspiration from the brand’s archives to produce pieces that combine sartorial heritage...

Mazorin: skin care for men with visible results

The Style Examiner was recently approached by men’s skincare range Mazorin with information about their products and an invitation to try them in order to write a review. Before allocating a few weeks to do so, I did some research on the brand to find out what sets them apart...