Lucire
The global fashion magazine May 28, 2022 

Brands need special spaces in the metaverse, rather than mixing it with everyone

Filed by Jack Yan/March 30, 2022/12.05

There were three stories in Lucire during March on virtual worlds. First, Riveka Thevendran took us into gaming fashion with a brief journey into its history, for a feature originally published in print. Secondly, DeepBrain announced that Chinese state TV channel CCTV will have an AI anchor. And thirdly, Kate Moss now has an avatar […]

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Kate Moss enters the metaverse with avatar on mobile fashion game Drest

Filed by Lucire staff/March 28, 2022/22.06

Kate Moss now has an official metaverse avatar, appearing in Drest, the mobile fashion game created by Lucy Yeomans, the former editor-in-chief of Net-à-Porter and Harper’s Bazaar UK. The virtual Kate Moss will appear for the next two weeks, and players are invited to dress her using clothing and accessories from the game. There are […]

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Eternal Nineties exhibition pays homage to the era of the supermodel

Filed by Lucire staff/February 26, 2022/0.00

Above, from top: Sylvie Castioni: Dans les draps de Léa Seydoux, 2010. Jacques Burga: Valentina Hites, 2021. Pierre-Alban Hüe de Fontenay: Margot, rue de la Croix Nivert, 2019. Jacques Burga: Charlotte Lawrence, 2021.   Running from February 26 to March 9, 2022, Galerie Duret in Paris (7bis rue des Saints-Pères, 75006) is paying tribute to […]

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Skinn’s Lab Insider début eye kit brings spa insight into daily skin care

Filed by Lucire staff/February 16, 2022/11.18

In 2022, you know a small company is making a big splash when its citrusy-floral, hyaluronic acid-enriched hand sanitizer can be seen all over town everywhere, from beauty salons and day spas, to trendy restaurants and public school classrooms. However, Los Angeles-based spa skin care and cosmetics brand Skinn, its manufacturer, is setting its sights […]

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Cover notes

Filed by Jack Yan/December 26, 2021/12.05

  During the course of 2021, I came across a number of magazine covers from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The era has been the subject of a few pieces from me in the print editions of Lucire, especially the stylistic parallels, but one thing that has not followed suit, apart from some independent […]

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YY Nation launches sustainable Legacy Footwear Collection, with lower carbon footprint

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 3, 2021/1.51

  YY Nation, a New Zealand footwear company, launches its Legacy Footwear Collection in New Zealand and the US, presenting its gender-neutral and sustainable sneakers following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020. Made from a combination of wool, bamboo, pineapple husk, recycled post-consumer plastic, algæ and sugarcane, the collection, which took three years of intense […]

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A tribute to the uniquely creative and brilliant David MacGregor

Filed by Jack Yan/November 28, 2021/9.45

Wayback Machine at Archive.org Above: A 2000 screenshot of Emale, created by David MacGregor.   I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend David MacGregor, with whom this magazine collaborated in the early 2000s. But David was much more than the creator of Emale (eMALE in its official form), New Zealand’s […]

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Kristen Stewart wears spring 1988 Chanel haute couture re-creation on Spencer poster

Filed by Lucire staff/August 31, 2021/23.11

There’s been a tremendous amount of interest in Diana, Princess of Wales of late—especially around the time of what would have been her 40th wedding anniversary to HRH Prince Charles. The Crown has added to interest in the People’s Princess, and the latest encroachment on her memory is Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, a biopic with Kristen […]

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Is the sun setting on Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei?

Filed by Jack Yan/August 3, 2021/12.10

It does seem the sun is setting, after 25 years, on Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei on RTL.    Last Thursday, the network released three episodes from 8.15 p.m., and to heck with the low ratings of the last episode which would be far too late for younger viewers. They’re doing the same this […]

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MoEa launches sustainable sneakers made from fruits and plants

Filed by Lucire staff/August 1, 2021/13.16

We can see MoEa’s bio-based sustainable sneakers, made from fruits and plants, being the next big thing in footwear. Fully vegan, fully recyclable, PETA-audited and approved, and handcrafted in Porto, Portugal, each MoEa pair is made from one fruit and one plant that have been turned into wearable materials.    The first batch comprises designs […]

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