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John Lobb’s Limited Edition Hayes Shoe

By Kristen Shirley In celebration of St Crispin’s day, the feast day for the patron saints of cobblers, luxury British shoemaker John Lobb releases one of its most special shoes; the limited edition Hayes. It is incredibly handcrafted from a single piece of museum calf leather and takes highly skilled artisans six weeks to create each pair. To achieve the […]

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Luxe Leopard

By Kristen Shirley The fashion world has long considered leopard to be another neutral and this season kicked its obsession with the print into high gear. Left: Givenchy, see pg.2. Right: Dennis Basso natural lippi coat, $35,000, Dennis Basso New York, Maria D’Este, +1 212 794 4500 The pinnacle of this trend? A leopard-spotted fur coat. New York designer and furrier […]

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Trends – Must Have Coats

By Kristen Shirley Whether wildly printed or tailored and elegant, a good coat elevates every outfit. Don’t stick to basic black; see our picks for fabulous coats (and a cape or two) for every occasion.

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Women’s Style: Velvet Touch

By Kristen Shirley If its ubiquity on the runways is any indication, you’ll be wearing velvet every day this fall. Don’t forget evening wear – black tie velvet is one of the most elegant ways to wear fashion’s fabulously regal fabric. Left: Monse velvet gown, $3,990, net-a-porter.com. Middle: Ralph Lauren, Pg. 4. Right: Roberto Cavalli velvet jacket, $9,010, Roberto Cavalli New York, +1 212 755 7722 At […]

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Harrods Launches Aquazzura Pop-Up

By Codelia Mantsebo Luxury department store Harrods has launched a pop-up by Aquazzura, featuring its iconic Christy flat in an array of rainbow colors. The selection features a broad palette of bright colors and animal prints, combined with classic dark tones. Harrods will have global exclusivity on colors including watermelon green and leopard print, with prices starting from £415. Located in […]

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Introducing the Zegna World Pass

Luxury Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna brings its refined eye and high standards of excellence beyond the realm of fashion and tailoring and enters the world of lifestyle experiences with its introduction of the Zegna World Pass. Zegna believes that one of the most personal relationships a man has is that with his tailor. Creating a custom suit requires more than […]

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Bionda Castana Announce Opening of London Flagship Store

By Zahra Al-Kateb Cult shoe brand Bionda Castana have opened their first store in London. Founded by Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman in 2007, the brand has been sported by celebrities including Keira Knightley, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Eva Mendes and boasts an impressive following. The flagship store is nestled in the heart of Belgravia on Elizabeth Street, a […]

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Ferragamo – A Man's Story

In 1914, 16-year-old Salvatore Ferragamo emigrated from southern Italy to Boston, USA, to join his brother who was working in a boot factory. He was soon to discover that the industrialized setting was at odds with his own vision and convinced his brother to follow him to California. It was here they began to create a made-to-measure shoemaking service. Within five years […]

Shanghai Tang's 20th Anniversary Celebration: Luxury Chinese Fashion Brand Steals The Show

Shanghai Tang celebrated its 20th anniversary with a breathtaking SS15 China Fashion Chic mega fashion show on October 22. Hollywood and Chinese celebrities and members of international fashion elite came together to join the celebration. The show wowed a sophisticated audience with breathtaking designs from Shanghai Tang’s own SS15 collection alongside capsule collections from celebrated Chinese designers Masha Ma and […]