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Following the tendency for creating paper and pen lines, Bershka launches its first stationery collection. Made up of articles such as notebooks, highlighters in all sizes, agendas, markers, erasers and more, the designs are crafted in the same way as a fashion garment. The style follows the latest trends with the brand’s touch. This season, the inspiration comes from Japanese and Korean drawings with a touch of ’90s groove.
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Since the arrival of Stuart Vevers at Coach in 2013, the brand has been reinvented. The British designer brought in a younger and fresher look, attracting new customers and possibilities. One of the concepts embraced by Coach and various other brands for the spring and summer collections is to sell pieces straight from the catwalk show. The SS2017 Coach 1941 collection explores the American spirit, mixing femininity with punk and street style. The pieces available are exclusive limited editions inspired by America’s king of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.
Choosing the right bra for your figure can make or break an outfit. The Sleekback by La Vie en Rose is the new addition to the extended bra line of the Canadian lingerie brand. Designed to minimise the appearance of the back and underarm folds some women battle, it offers a smooth silhouette and provides comfort and support. It also features a back with inclined lines to cover a wider area, four levels of hook-and-eye closures, flexible and lightly-lined moulded cups with underwire, seamless torso band with lined edges, wider side panels and wider- than-average straps.
The Christopher Kane brand is celebrating the most iconic prints in its 10-year history with a sweatshirt capsule collection. “We wanted to celebrate some of our most iconic and popular prints with the 10 capsule and felt the sweatshirt is something you can wear with anything. There was a lot of debate with my studio team over which prints to choose but in the end it was very easy. Each print means something to me and says so much about me, my interests and my collection over the last 10 years,” says designer Christopher Kane. NET-A-PORTER is the global exclusive retail partner and offers four styles from the collection featuring the brand’s famous floral themes from the SS08, AW10, SS12 and SS14 runway shows.
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The model Gigi Hadid and fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger have come up with a collaborative collection for the autumn 2016 line. The pieces were co-created by the designer and the supermodel and the capsule features women’s sportswear, footwear and accessories. Sporty-chic silhouettes are modernised with feminine chiffons, cosy cable-knits and sleek leathers. The designs celebrate Hadid’s take on modern style, fused with Hilfiger’s signature, and the looks are effortless, youthful and cool.
Italian fashion house Gucci is one of today’s most bold and innovative brands. Its modern vintage style is expressed in out-of-the-box collections and creative campaigns. For its Cruise 2017 advertising campaign, the photoshoot was set at Chatsworth House, in the UK, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The collection is a celebration of quintessentially British culture and the campaign features young punkish characters alongside iconic actress Vanessa Redgrave, surrounded by chickens and dogs.