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Yves Saint Laurent, fashion legend, dies

June 2, 2008/0.13

Yves Saint Laurent, arguably the world’s most famous fashion designer, has died in Paris on Sunday, 11.10 p.m. local time, aged 71, according to the Pierre Bergé–Saint Laurent Foundation.    Born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent in Oran, Algeria on August 1, 1936, he had a childhood fascination for clothes, often teased and bullied […]

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The ’60s had it

May 29, 2008/11.24

The swinging ’60s, birthplace of the miniskirt, kinky boots, the Beatles, Mini Cooper and Twiggy, has been voted the decade that gave Europeans the most timeless styles, according to a survey conducted by LG Electronics, which commissioned the survey to coincide with the launch of its new third Black Label Series handset, the LG Secret. […]

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Renault launches Laguna Coupé at Festival de Cannes

May 27, 2008/9.07

Renault has launched its new Laguna 3 Coupé—and in one fell swoop, it has turned an odd-looking sedan into a sexy sports car. And as proof that cars are becoming fashion items, the company has launched it at the Festival de Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival, driven to a première by its boss, Carlos Ghosn. […]

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Cars and fashion: IADT students get inspired by GM

May 21, 2008/23.42

There’s a part of us that’s slightly cynical about the corporate involvement in this video, but it’s no different from sponsorships from fashion designers or fabric companies at polytechnic level. General Motors teamed up with the International Academy of Design & Technology and provided five cars from which students could be inspired. They had to […]

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Leadership comes from the grass roots, not institutions

May 9, 2008/11.37

[Cross-posted] Sometimes I surprise myself on what comes up in blog comments. In a thread about the Iraq war and the short memories of nations over on Vox, I wrote the following. And as I wrote, I believed this to be a possible truth. To go forth in the future we need to discover our […]

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The sex-obsessed world of the Miley Cyrus photographs

April 30, 2008/21.47

It’s not that we haven’t kept up with the row over the Miley Cyrus photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, which sexualize the teenage star, but I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to news coverage.    There are quarters in fashion publishing which would deem these photographs appropriate and […]

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Summer Rayne Oakes ranked fourth best dressed

/13.36

Our editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes has been named the fourth best dressed person by the Sustainable Style Foundation, up from ?fth last year. Congratulations! Number one by ’09! You may also like Summer Rayne Oakes one of Amica’s top 20 trend-setters Top model Jodie Kidd kicks off Fiat’s EcoDrive Five days in New Zealand with […]

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Out of Africa

April 26, 2008/11.44

Online today: a preview of the H&M summer 2008 range (left), which the company says is inspired by hot, exotic locations such as India and Africa.    This is clearly in the Zeitgeist: the same week we receive Peter Alexander’s latest catalogue (below), which has an African-inspired collection. There’s something about Africa this summer, so […]

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Glamour UK puts Kate Moss back as Britain’s best dressed woman

April 8, 2008/23.21

How reliable are these readers’ polls? The British edition of Glamour (May 2008) puts Kate Moss at number one for Britain’s best dressed woman, with Agyness Deyn not even making it into the top 50. It’s a switch from earlier polls, which had been putting Moss lower during the last four months.    Britney Spears was named […]

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2005: Summer Rayne Oakes’s first appearance in Lucire

April 6, 2008/10.12

It’s been three years since Summer Rayne Oakes first appeared in Lucire, as a feature interviewee rather than a member of the team. Since then, the association between the magazine and Ms Oakes has strengthened, with her taking the acting editor’s role in 2006 and as editor-at-large from 2007. Here are some shots from that […]

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