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The History of Cool: Balenciaga ‘Triple S’ Trainers

FASHION December 22, 2018 0 Comments

There have, of course, been wide-soled ‘ugly’ trainers before. As a skater myself back in the Nineties – and by ‘skater’ what I really mean is I owned a skateboard and subscribed to Thrasher magazine rather than being any good on a plywood ramp and four wheels – I remember a brand named ‘Nose’. They marketed their shoes as something a punk would play…

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Cartier’s new London Temple is a shrine to quality watchmaking

EDITORS PICK FASHION December 22, 2018 0 Comments

Why do they call it a temple? Well that’s easy. When you step inside Cartier’s new flagship at 175-177 New Bond Street, you’ll be met by a store of ecclesiastical proportions. Cathedral-like in its size, the temple stretches all the way back to Albemarle Street and spreads over two extra floors. But, though it is huge, everything is meticulously designed…

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Raff Simons leaves Calvin Klein as Chief Creative Officer

FASHION LIFESTYLE December 22, 2018 0 Comments

The designer Raf Simons is parting ways with Calvin Klein after two years with the fashion company. The company and the Belgian designer announced they were “amicably parting ways” after Calvin Klein “decided on a new brand direction different from Simons’ creative vision”. A representative for Simons said in an email on Friday night that the designer would have no…

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Dolce & Gabbana cancels China show amid ‘racist’ ad controversy

FASHION November 21, 2018 0 Comments

Fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has cancelled a major show in China after controversial videos and offensive private Instagram messages, allegedly sent by co-founder Stefano Gabbana, went viral on social media. The Italian designer has denied writing the messages. Amid accusations of racism, and boycotts from models and celebrities, the fashion house postponed its Shanghai event Wednesday night — just hours before…

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