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Comfort for summer

The upcoming summer season is all about being comfortable, and who can blame us, after the stresses of the pandemic? We look at accessories from both sides of the Atlantic

 


Exposing fast fashion

Victoria Whisker speaks with Berlin-based French designer Justine Leconte, who is passionate about ethical fashion and making sure that labels don’t use the COVID-19 crisis to stop paying their suppliers
First published in the October 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Denim hits high gear

Declare Denim’s unique, handmade denim jackets are conscientiously and sustainably put together for those who consider themselves disruptors and part of a cultural shift. Jack Yan interviews its founder Clare Hamilton
Photographed by Matthias Carette

 


Creating the future

Annabelle Azadé, the woman behind the first sustainable ‘see-now, buy-now’ digital fashion show, tells Lucire how she went from studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, to travelling the world, to representing and showcasing eco-fashion brands in Los Angeles
Photographed by Matthias Carette

 


Salone Monet’s nude revolution: made in your shade

Jody Miller talks to Salone Monet, who learned the craft of making luxury shoes herself to redress the balance of an industry that can treat women of colour as an afterthought

 


Cupid’s kiss

Sopheak Seng asks: why go down the traditional route of chocolate and roses for Valentine’s Day? Think outside the heart-shaped box this year

 


Classic with a twist

Karnit Aharoni lived and worked all over the world before deciding to create her luxury designer label in France. She tells Jack Yan her story and her approach to creating fashion
Photographed by Greg Alexander

 


Fresh starts for the Spanish spring

Madrid wanted audiences to cast off their pandemic-affected winters as it showed vibrant spring 2021 collections. Meg Hamilton makes her picks for the season

 


For the love of it

Based in Bologna, the Outlierman is a high-end luxury brand creating driving gloves, accessories and bags—all founded on a passion for classic cars. Jack Yan talks to co-founder Andrea Mazzuca
First published in the August 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Rebuilding nature through fashion

Model, entrepreneur, fashion designer and actress: 25-year-old Joy Corrigan has a passion to protect our planet’s endangered species through the fashion label she founded with her sister. Jack Yan interviews her

 


Realizing your dreams

How does a successful London-based architect change career and become a shoe designer? Jack Yan talks to Jori Papa, whose unique designs have been winning acclaim internationally
Photographed by the author
First published in the September 2020 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


Colourful and inclusive

Clothes should empower and bring a smile to your face, and Adedoyin Okuleye’s Afrispec designs do just that. Bhavana Bhim speaks with the Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based designer
Photographed by the author

 


Sure-fire fashion

Sustainable accessories’ label Elvis & Kresse—which began by finding a new second life for discarded London Fire Brigade hoses—has an inspirational story that now sees it partner with the Burberry Foundation to handle its leather waste. Jack Yan spoke to co-founder Kresse Wesling
From issue 41 of Lucire

 


Unmasking the history

From the history books to hot off the runway: Victoria Whisker looks at how the face mask has evolved from necessity to a fashion accessory and why so many people are creating their own
First published in the July 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


The nonconformists

Meg Hamilton examines some of Paris’s best ready-to-wear for autumn–winter 2020–1, discovering that designers were ready to question and break apart convention, letting their creative forces take hold
Photographed by Olivier Saillant, Marie Rouge, and courtesy labels
First published in the May 2020 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


Coat tales

With winter fast approaching there is no better time to invest in the perfect coat. There is a plethora of options when it comes to outwear this season, from classic camel to textured plaids, and coloured and quilted. There is something to suit any mood, writes Sopheak Seng

 


Halo effect

Malaika Boysen Haaning, the designer behind Malaika New York, differentiates her label through its commitment to zero waste. Jack Yan interviews the Danish-born, US-based designer
First published in the April 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Fast and furious fashion

After decades of being the realm of early adopting computer users, e-commerce is now the norm—but will a western or Chinese model prevail? Bhavana Bhim asks
First published in the September 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Exchange you can believe in

Some fashion labels merely preach sustainability. Abury goes several steps further, equipping communities and inspiring creativity. Jack Yan talks to its founder Andrea Bury
Photographed by Suzana Holtgrave
First published in the July 2019 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


In a more meaningful mode

The fashion, beauty and luxury sectors respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the west, now the hardest hit part of our planet. Jack Yan looks at their activity to date

 


Less is amore

Jalila Nayil’s minimalist philosophy informs her approach to fashion design with her label Laith. Qurratulain Wahab speaks with her
Photographed by Ayesha Tariq and Jalila Nayil
From the February 2020 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


The perfect fit

Forget mass production: the perfect pair of shoes should be personally measured and painstakingly hand-crafted in Italy—that’s Barollo’s philosophy. Jack Yan interviews its founder and creative director, Darren Smith
From issue 41 of
Lucire

 


Carving her niche

Balqees Bandar is an up-and-coming Saudi fashion stylist and consultant who has converted her passion for fashion into a career in Saudi Arabia. She talks about how she started her journey as a stylist and shares her thoughts on the Saudi fashion industry in this interview with Qurratulain Wahab
Photographed by Adam and Raoufa
From the December 2019 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


In the mood for love

Think outside the box of traditions, flowers and chocolates when it comes to Valentine’s Day this year. Fashion and beauty editor Sopheak Seng has included some classics, as well as something a little bit more unusual

 


Escaping the black holes

Colette shut in 2017 and other retailers are either disappearing or selling up. Bhavana Bhim examines how retailers can do some soul-searching to present a more authentic face
From the May 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


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