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Land Rover celebrates 20 years of the Discovery

November 17, 2009/21.47

In many respects, we’re lucky the Land Rover Discovery is still around. In 1989, the British motor industry was excited by the prospect of a new model from Land Rover that would bridge the gap between the iconic Defender model and the Range Rover, which had become ever more plush in the 1980s. Tipped to […]

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Elle Macpherson Intimates enters continental European market

November 16, 2009/0.21

Just shy of its 20th anniversary, Elle Macpherson Intimates has announced its entry into the continental European market with a launch in Berlin last Thursday.    The spring–summer 2010 collection was displayed at the Galerie Morgen, with supermodel Elle Macpherson herself, as the creative director of her brand, present.    ‘The reaction to the launch […]

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is Maranello’s theme park

November 1, 2009/3.06

In tribute to its brand, Ferrari will open Ferrari World Abu Dhabi next year, a theme park with 20 state-of-the-art attractions including the world’s fastest roller-coaster (travelling at over 200 km/h), all under a roof spanning 200,000 m². A G-force experience ride goes over the 48 m roof, to a 62 m point. There will […]

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Twelve things you might not have known about Lucire

October 20, 2009/11.00

This post has gone online exactly 12 years since Lucire went live on the internet (October 20, 1997, 6 a.m. EST), to commemorate our anniversary.    Since those humble beginnings, Lucire has branched out from the web and into international print editions. And rather than go on about our history as we did in editions […]

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Australia’s Juli Grbac uncovers India’s fashion secrets

October 12, 2009/12.03

Brisbane fashion designer Juli Grbac (left), winner of Project Runway Australia 2008, has been invited by trade fair organizers to show an Indian-inspired collection at Brand India.    Brand India is organized by the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) and sponsored by the Government of India. It aims to bring together established Indian companies […]

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Blend the World

October 6, 2009/6.09

We’ve had brands that talk about their social conscience as far as the environment is concerned. Danish fashion house Blend A/S has taken its activities further: by creating a campaign that centres on the idea of global unity.    Its aim is to speak to the globally minded consumer, one which Lucire identified in 2003–4 […]

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Gisèle Bündchen is UNEP’s new ambassador

September 21, 2009/14.09

Today on the Lucire site: we have news that supermodel Gisèle Bündchen has followed in our footsteps by partnering with the UNEP. As Lucire pioneered the idea of partnering the UNEP with the fashion industry, we’re delighted to see the environmental organization find someone as high-profile as Gisèle.    Meanwhile, we have a road test […]

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Honouring 9-11

September 11, 2009/14.07

I don’t think we could let September 11, 2009 pass without marking what had happened in the United States eight years ago. As with this year, the day fell during New York Fashion Week, and as the publisher I had a few things to contend with.    I had returned to Wellington from Manhattan only […]

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Bex earns her stripes


New in stores this autumn, Rebecca Manners has created a collection called Safari Stripes for Made. These have been created by Fair Trade artisans in Kenya, with prices beginning at £50 for the brass rings’ cuff. You may also like Miksani introduces Carbon Neutral fashion range Fashion’s future purpose, heading back into the Zeitgeist Fashion […]

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CocoonU might have the finest cashmere scarves this winter

September 9, 2009/10.43

Don’t they look sumptuous? Better yet, these 100 per cent cashmere scarves from CocoonU are organically and ethically sourced, with yarn from outer Mongolia. There, because of the colder climates, a higher-quality, lighter yarn is sourced, and the company claims it helps supports the lifestyles of the nomadic herders in outer Mongolia. It also points […]

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