Valentino Store in New York by David Chipperfield

Luxury fashion house Valentino has recently opened its largest ever retail space. Located at 693 Fifth Avenue in New York City, the new 20,000 square foot flagship store was designed by British architect David Chipperfield, who has worked on other projects for the Roman fashion brand. The store houses Valentino’s...

Alexa Chung is face of Longchamp Spring 2014 campaign

French leather goods company Longchamp has unveiled images of its Spring 2014 promotional campaign, featuring British model and TV presenter Alexa Chung. Set in the French seaside resort of St Tropez, the campaign also marks the 20th anniversary of Longchamp’s Le Pliage bag. The full print campaign (photographed by Max...

GANT Rugger Spring/Summer 2014

According to the guys in the GANT Rugger creative team, the current conceptual focus in menswear is the adaptation of Swedish design to American style in a combination of Scandinavian midsummer bucolicism with Ivy League sportswear and preppiness. As such, their Spring/Summer 2014 collection is all about ‘Stockholm meets New...

Winners of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue magazine announced the recipients of the tenth annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF). Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (the duo behind the menswear label Public School)  were the winners of the prestigious award, which, in addition to a...

Alexander Wang unveils new Tokyo store

New York-based fashion designed Alexander Wang has unveiled his first freestanding store in Tokyo on 5 October 2013. Located in the city’s Aoyama district, the new store occupies 345 square meters across three floors that make available the entire Alexander Wang men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, the T by Alexander Wang...

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...

Inside Thom Browne’s New York City apartment

Fashion designer Thom Browne allowed a glimpse of his personal life by opening the doors of his New York City apartment to Architectural Digest. In an article written by Lynn Yaeger with accompanying photographs by Douglas Friedman published in the September 2013 edition of the magazine, Browne described how it...

Zaha Hadid unveils plans for first building in New York City

London-based architect Zaha Hadid and property developer Related Companies have unveiled plans for an 11-storey building that will be built beside the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in New York City. The residential building, which will be Hadid’s first project in the city, will comprise approximately 37 luxury...