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Sonia Rykiel is H&M’s next guest designer

September 28, 2009/7.58

Matthieu Salving Above Nathalie Rykiel, President and Artistic Director at Sonia Rykiel. Sonia Rykiel will be the next guest designer for Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the Swedish company announced today.    Rykiel follows a long line of famous designers, including Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor & Rolf, who have created accessible collections […]

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Faux fur’s the trend at Lonely Hearts’ Club

September 27, 2009/9.18

Lonely Hearts’ Club has done it better, bolder, sexier and cleverer than before. Proving that it is a key player in the New Zealand fashion industry, it came out with beautiful layering, sheers and knits for autumn–winter 2010. I’m proud to see its look-book features our favourite model, Nicole Clulee of Red Eleven! A (faux) […]

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BMW’s new X1, not getting thrashed on Cobra 11


The BMW X1 received its début before it was even shown at the IAA, the Frankfurt Motor Show, namely on the hit RTL TV show, Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei. Rather than have it thrashed by Semir and Ben (or at least the stunt doubles for actors Erdogan Atalay and Tom Beck) as in […]

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Wooden gown wins supreme World of Wearable Art Award

September 25, 2009/13.37

Alaskan David Walker has won the Supreme award at the Montana World of Wearable Art Awards (WOW), held Friday night at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, New Zealand.    Walker’s Lady of the Wood, which takes the silhouette of an eighteenth- to nineteenth-century ball gown, but is made of mahogany, lacewood, maple and cedar, […]

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London Fashion Week, Day 4: Christopher Kane

September 23, 2009/5.10

Paula Reed, style director of Grazia, attends the Christopher Kane spring–summer 2010 show at London Fashion Week—probably the most anticipated show on the calendar there this season. You may also like Sam Cam, Burberry Prorsum and Pringle of Scotland lift moods at London Fashion Week’s busiest day London Fashion Week spring–summer 2013, days four and […]

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London Fashion Week, Day 3: Matthew Williamson

September 22, 2009/4.22

Grazia reports from the third day of London Fashion Week spring–summer 2010, with style director Paula Reed. Here, she interviews Matthew Williamson, one of London’s best, in our opinion. You may also like Connect the World talks to Matthew Williamson Behind the scenes with Louise Gray at her London Fashion Week autumn–winter 2012–13 show London […]

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New Zealand Fashion Week’s grand opening

September 21, 2009/21.51

The opening celebration was held at the New Zealand Fashion Week sheds at the Viaduct in Auckland. Moët and Ned wines were the sponsors of drink, though only Moët seemed to be drunk—it flowed like a river, poured over-excitedly by untrained waiters. Needless to say there were a few Moët-drenched Jimmy Choos about.    Speaking […]

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More from IAA, the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 19, 2009/12.25

The Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) saw numerous débutantes from the car companies, trying to look positive in one of the toughest years ever. Below are videos from BMW, where Dr Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board of management, is joined by German chancellor Dr Angela Merkel; and from Renault, where boss Carlos Ghosn gives insights, […]

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Saben prepares a second summer series


Saben, first profiled in Lucire in 2001, will launch a second series of limited-edition bags for the summer, hitting stores in November 2009. The themes are glo mesh and leopard print, and for some reason, despite our feeling that black can be a bit dull this season, they work with this shade. We love the […]

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Opel Astra to Bentley Mulsanne: new metal at the IAA

September 18, 2009/23.38

Ferrari wasn’t the only one making a big splash at IAA, the Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW officially premièred its X1 (which had already appeared in German TV show Alarm für Cobra 11 two weeks before) and its 5er Gran Turismo—a hatchback version of the 5, if we had to be crude—with chairman of the board […]

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