Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2014/15 Womenswear

According to the notes issued to journalists to introduce his Spring/Summer 2014/15 womenswear collection, Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch claimed to have found inspiration to develop it by looking into how Marilyn Monroe was depicted throughout her career and after her death. However, rather than focussing on the customary representations...

Tufi Duek Spring/Summer 2014/15

As I examined the mood board for Brazilian label Tufi Duek’s latest collection during a preview of the garments that would be shown on the runway of São Paulo Fashion Week on 31 March 2014, I could not help but wondering how well received and understood the collection would be....

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...