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Laura Ashley, partnering with IMG, could make comeback through licensing

April 13, 2022/22.54

Mabalu/Creative Commons 4·0 Above: Laura Ashley dresses from the 1970s.   Laura Ashley could be making a bigger comeback, if its owner’s partnership with IMG bears fruit. Laura Ashley dates from the early 1950s and started in a flat in Pimlico. The brand’s dresses were particularly popular in the 1970s, when the floral, lengthy look […]

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Carla Zampatti, legendary Australian designer, dies from injuries after serious fall

April 3, 2021/3.22

Eva Rinaldi/Creative Commons 2·0 Above: Carla Zampatti photographed in 2011. Legendary Australian designer Carla Zampatti, AC died today (Saturday) from injuries resulting from a fall at the opening night of La Traviata at Mrs Macquarie’s Pt in Sydney last week that left her conscious.    Her family announced her death today. She died at St […]

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After the events of January 6, Emily Ratajkowski and others point to the real dangers

January 8, 2021/12.53

Inez & Vinoodh/Kérastase Above: Emily Ratajkowski (centre) in a new promotion for Kérastase, as promoted on her Instagram. But it’s what she wrote on Twitter that’s far more on point with the events of January 6 in the US. When you have US friends on all sides of the political spectrum—greens, Democrats, Republicans, libertarians—you tend […]

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Pierre Cardin, visionary designer, dies aged 98

December 29, 2020/13.43

Claude Iverné/Creative Commons 3·0 Top: Pierre Cardin’s official portrait in 1992. Above: The cover of the book accompanying Pierre Cardin’s 60th anniversary retrospectives in 2010. Legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin died December 29 aged 98, according to the Académie des Beaux-Arts, of which he had been a member since 1992.    Born Pietro Costante Cardin […]

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Letter from Venezia, July 2020

July 15, 2020/12.49

Stanley Moss The experienced traveller returning today will discover the Venice of 40 years ago.    It is amazing, starting with uncrowded passageways, the ability to navigate the streets to admire the architecture, and it’s quiet. The droves of Asian visitors have disappeared, nor does one find Americans. Mainly we encounter German tourists, a few […]

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Cashmere knitwear label Malo opens new boutique in Verona on July 14

July 11, 2020/10.22

Stefano Lanza In another sign of Italy beginning to open up again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malo, the Florentine cashmere knitwear brand, will open a new boutique in Verona, at 41, Corso Porta Borsari, behind Piazza della Erbe, on July 14. And it appears to be the first in a line of […]

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