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Miss Sweden’s Kiwi connections

April 9, 2009/11.29

Lucire publisher Jack Yan is judging two beauty pageants this year: both Miss Universe New Zealand, at which he has served since 2007, and Miss Sweden.    Mr Yan chairs the international jury currently reviewing the résumés of the Miss Sweden entrants before the winner is voted by the Swedish public.    There’s another Kiwi […]

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BMW gives X5 and X6 the M treatment

April 8, 2009/4.59

When Hummer is the least fashionable brand on the planet, other SUV manufacturers can take one of two directions: trim down and look responsible, or go sporty and offer those who don’t mind poorer mpg figures a real alternative. BMW has taken the latter.    The München-based company couldn’t exactly stop its model plans, and […]

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Matthew Williamson explains his collection for H&M

April 4, 2009/9.37

Complementing our story on Matthew Williamson’s collection for H&M, Lucire TV features video where the designer himself talks about his ideas, and how he took his iconic pieces and revisited them for the Swedish retailer. You may also like Simone Rocha is H&M’s next designer collaboration Video interview: Alexander Wang on his collaboration with H&M, […]

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Court dress exhibition begins tomorrow at Versailles

March 30, 2009/11.36

Photo copyright Jean-Baptiste Leroux Costume pays court to the Palace of Versailles for an exhibition entitled Court Pomp and Royal Ceremony, to be held from March 31 to June 28, 2009. This exhibition is dedicated to court dress and to the influence of French fashion in European courts, featuring some 200 exhibits.    Most of […]

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Panos Emporio prepares for summer ’09

March 14, 2009/12.48

As mentioned in this weekend’s feature, we’ve had photographs from Panos Emporio’s summer 2009 for quite some time, but March is a far better time to release them than September. The ranges are hitting boutiques now, and we liked Panos’s inspirations this season from tropical gardens and deserts for his main collection. There’s more on […]

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Stockholm is Europe’s first Green Capital

March 11, 2009/11.01

We were delighted to hear that Stockholm has been named the first European Green Capital by the European Commission.    Stockholm is one of our favourite cities, and even though it never got congested compared to many European cities, the forward-thinking Swedes still implemented a congestion charge. The city has integrated environmental issues into its […]

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The search for the next Miss Sweden has begun

March 9, 2009/12.13

The search for the next Miss Sweden has begun.    My own affiliation with this pageant—Fröken Sverige to use its name in its native language—began six years ago, and I am happy to say this year I will be far more involved. I will let the publicity machine talk about my role in due course. […]

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Views from the Medinge Group’s Brands with a Conscience 2009 ceremony

February 22, 2009/0.34

With all that was going on during New York Fashion Week, we decided to delay these videos in case they got lost. They’re from the Brands with a Conscience ceremony at MIP in Paris earlier this month (we detailed the winners here at Lucire in January), which the Medinge Group has been running for six […]

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TOMS Shoes, Rag-bag, Paul Newman among Medinge Brands with a Conscience winners

January 1, 2009/7.42

Above: A 2005 photograph of Paul Newman with ‘Paul’, an eight-year-old Victory Junction Gang camper, during the Las Vegas Champ Car 400. Among the Medinge Group’s Brands with a Conscience winners, announced today by the international branding think-tank, is TOMS Shoes, known for donating a pair to communities in need whenever one is bought. Annually, […]

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H&M and Electrolux discuss CSR

December 10, 2008/11.21

I’ve been preaching corporate social responsibility (CSR) for many years—indeed, most of this century—which is probably why I was invited to the Medinge Group (though its name had not then been coined) many years back. Our first book, Beyond Branding, was a call to action for companies on transparency and integrity, and centred in many […]

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