Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, by Zaha Hadid

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a cultural hub designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the historic centre of Seoul, was inaugurated on 21 March 2014 by hosting Korean Fashion Week. Conceived as an architectural landscape that revolves around the ancient city wall and the cultural artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations...

Reiss Spring/Summer 2014 menswear

With longer, sunny days and blooming trees as irrevocable signs that warmer months are slowly arriving to the northern hemisphere, British high-street mid-market retailer Reiss unveiled its Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection throughout its dozens of UK and international stores. Inspired by the old Hollywood glamour of the 1950s and 60s,...

Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2014 men’s trainers

One of the revelations of the last edition of London Collections: Men was Tom Ford’s retraction of his erstwhile claim that he would never design tennis shoes. Giving in to the currently popular trend of luxury sports footwear, Ford conceived a collection of men’s trainers for Autumn/Winter 2014 that relies...

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014

The Serpentine Galleries in London have today announced that Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has been commissioned to design its 2014 Summer Pavilion. Radic is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design the Serpentines Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, an architectural initiative that has become one of London’s leading summer...

Givenchy new Paris flagship store

French fashion house Givenchy has unveiled a new flagship store on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, as part of an ambitious plan to inaugurate 26 new boutiques worldwide by 2015. The interiors of the boutique were conceived by French designer Joseph Dirand in collaboration with Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci drawing...

Frank Gehry designs Berlin’s tallest building

Gehry Partners, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by architect Frank Gehry has been selected by American property developer Hines to design a 150-meter tall residential tower in Berlin, which will become the German capital’s tallest building. Located in Potzdamer Platz, the stone-clad tower will comprise 300 apartments and a hotel,...

Levi’s launches made-to-order jeans in Europe

Following the success of its bespoke jeans service in its stores in New York’s Meatpacking District and San Francisco’s Market Street, denim brand Levi’s has introduced its Lot No. 1 made-to-order service for the first time in Europe. Available at the Levi’s London flagship store in Regent Street, the service...

Michael Kors to open flagship store in China

American fashion brand Michael Kors has unveiled plans for its first flagship store in China. Located in Shanghai’s Jing An Kerry Centre, the new 6,000-foot retail space will be designed by Kors’ in-house team in collaboration with New York-based architectural firm KPF, and it will feature elements inspired by Michael...

Caudalie inaugurates UK flagship store and spa

French skincare brand Caudalie, which was founded in 1993 by Mathilde Thomas and her husband Bertrand using organic grapes as main ingredient, inaugurated its UK flagship store and spa. Located at 39 Monmouth Street in London’s Covent Garden, the boutique features exterior and interior design inspired by the Chateau Smith...