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....

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,...

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...

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...

MaryMe-JimmyPaul Autumn/Winter 2014 Womenswear

As the Autumn/Winter 2014 collections unveiled during the twentieth edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week oscillated between the technically proficient and conceptually accomplished designs by Mattijs and Tony Cohen and the politically-infused creations by Aziz Bekkaoui or Francisco van Benthum, the show that stood out for all the right reasons was...

Jorge Ayala Paris: on shaping emotions, architecture and fashion

As two creative realms that share a high level of social influence owing to their sensorial materialities, fashion and architecture have on many occasions joined forces through fruitful collaborations that have resulted not only in inspiring postulations, but also in seductive exercises about the perception of physical spaces and materials....