The most beautiful homes in the world: Villa Greda, Brazil

As days in the northern hemisphere get shorter and colder as an unequivocal indication that winter is swiftly approaching, my thoughts turn to warmer and sunnier climates. While perusing a few websites to indulge my fantasy of whiling away a few days in an exotic location, I came across a...

Versace unveils new store in Singapore

Italian fashion label Versace inaugurated its latest store in Singapore on 17 October 2013. Located in the Paragon Shopping Centre, the 187-square-meter boutique has interiors by English architect Jamie Fobert conceived in consultation with Donatella Versace and features a mosaic floor inspired by Byzantine circular patterns found in Rome basilicas...

7 Diamonds Autumn/Winter 2013

For Autumn/Winter 2013, American menswear brand 7 Diamonds found inspiration in the rugged outdoors to create a collection that explored prints, colour blocking and leather in a range of staple garments such as chunky knitwear pieces, sweatshirts, blazers, shirts, jeans, fitted trousers, wool overcoats and leather jackets. Founded in 2000...

Robbie Williams’s fashion label Farrell goes bust

Farrell, the menswear line founded by singer Robbie Williams in 2011, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy six weeks after it opened its inaugural retail space in central London. Despite a promising start under the creative direction of former design director at Burberry, Ben Dickens, the pop-up shop in Covent Garden...

KRISVANASSCHE flagship store opens in Paris

Belgian fashion designer Kris van Aassche has inaugurated the first store for his menswear label KRISVANASSCHE at 16 Rue Saint-Roch, in Paris. Designed by architecture and design studio Ciguë, the boutique makes the most of its 55 square meters by featuring minimalist and brutalist interiors that conjure the ambiance of...

David Bowie voted best-dressed British person ever

British singer David Bowie has been voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a recent poll by BBC History Magazine, winning the title with 48.5 per cent of the votes. The public survey included the following 10 contenders nominated by leading academics and fashion experts for their sartorial style and...

Pringle of Scotland unveils new store design concept

British fashion brand Pringle of Scotland has unveiled a new retail design concept by Swiss designers Atelier Oï in its flagship store in London’s Mount Street. The design, which is planned to be incorporated into future Pringle stores, draws inspiration from the brand’s own heritage and imagery by featuring materials...

G-Star RAW by Marc Newson Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection

Dutch clothing, footwear and accessories brand G-Star RAW has collaborated once again with Australian-born and London-based designer Marc Newson to create a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Underpinned by a utilitarian approach to clothing and drawing inspiration from American sportswear, the collection is the latest output from the ongoing creative...

Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

In spite of its long-established clothing and footwear industries, Portugal has remained as removed from a position of influence in the realm of fashion as its isolated geographical location in Europe. With the oldest political borders in history and with the vast majority of its population living within a few miles of the Atlantic coast in a strip between Oporto and Lisbon, Portugal has...