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3 Jul

RIHANNA’S SAVAGE X FENTY UNVEILS ITS JULY SUMMER DROP

Savage X Fenty‘s final summer collection has officially arrived. Back in May, the Rihanna-helmed brand announced that it would release a different range from May to July, along with a special campaign starring the brand’s community members self-photographed at home.Following its June drop, the last installment consists of re-issued fan-favorite lingerie silhouettes, as well as the newest Xtra VIP Box “Cabo Crush” in collaboration with artist Rafatoon. In the campaign imagery above, Rihanna is looking as stunning as ever in the Sweeter Ombre Floral Lace Unlined Bra and Cheeky.   As for the contest winners, Gerlind is seen in the Iridescent Snake-Print Strapless Bra and High-Leg Bikini with Divorce Court Stockings from the “Cabo Crush” Xtra VIP Box; Sariena is wearing the Cherry Tomato Leopard Lace Pushup Bra and Cheeky Undies...
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2 Jul

LA BOUCHE ROUGE TO LAUNCH FIRST-EVER REFILLABLE & RECYCLABLE MAKEUP LINE

A French label founded in 2017 with the aim to combine luxury with sustainability, La Bouche Rouge is building upon its strong line of refillable lipsticks, expanding to more makeup products later this year. With the launch of a full collection featuring highlighters, eyeshadows and more, the maison is the first to introduce a complete makeup routine that avoids the use of microplastic. Adding to La Bouche Rouge’s original line of recyclable lip products is Le Sérum Noir, a mascara that arrives in a container made of 100 percent recycled glass. The applicator brush avoids the use of microplastic and is instead made using castor bean oil, its shape providing thickness and volume to the lashes. Meanwhile, the Le Khôl Noir eyeliner is a 98 percent natural formula with ingredients such as castor oil, squalane and...
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1 Jul

Shawn Stussy and Dior Debut Collaborative Surfboard

Shawn Stussy and Dior have continued their collaboration, celebrating the artist and designer’s roots as a surfer with the latest release. The joint surfboard has been designed in the “Gun” shape, which s known for its streamlined silhouette and features a special fin to create a smoother and easier drive. The board comes in a color palette of gray and “Ice Blue” on a white base, with one side featuring the “Dior” signature collage from the Fall 2020 men’s collection.   Speaking about the surfboard, Shawn Stussy explained his desire to create something “that seems to dance on the ocean,” while Dior artistic director Kim Jones explained the collaboration’s origins. “Shawn Stussy is one of my great heroes. He started out as a surfer, making his own boards and...
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29 Jun

TAG Heuer Celebrates Its 160th Anniversary by Combining the Carrera and Montreal

2020 marks the 160th anniversary for Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer, and earlier this year, the brand had released a 1964 Carrera chronograph reissue to celebrate the occasion. Now, it’s following up with yet another limited edition, this time combining the iconic Carrera chronograph with a rather surprising watch: the first-generation Montreal.   Taking a ’70s Carrera chronograph as its base, the brand applied the design sensibilities of the first-generation Montreal, creating a truly bold chronograph filled with whites, blues, reds, and yellows, adorning all parts of the watch including the dial, indices, minute and hour hands, the vibrant seconds hand, as well as all three subdials. The case itself is stainless steel and measures in at a more classic 39mm, with a windowed caseback on the...
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28 Jun

Introducing Gucci Off The Grid: a Sustainably Minded Collection

Gucci is the latest designer brand to put a focus on sustainability. As consumers begin to shop more eco-friendly brands, products that don't harm the environment have become highly marketable. Like its luxury counterparts (Prada, Burberry, Stella McCartney and more), Gucci is establishing new ways of thinking when it comes to sustainability. The brand has been following a ten-year plan, committing to amplify its focus on social and environmental sustainability. This sustainable business model was announced in 2015, and Gucci has aimed to hit specific milestones by 2025 like reducing its environmental footprint and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. And now, as the brand continues to refocus its energy on bettering the environment through innovation and creativity to reinforce positive changes, Gucci has released its first-ever...
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26 Jun

Harrods Announces Opening Date and Brands Coming to New London Concept Store

Earlier this year, the luxury multi-brand retailer Harrods announced that it will be opening an outlet store, and now it has confirmed an opening date along with the brands customers can expect to find inside. The Harrods Outlet concept store spans over 80,000 sqft. in the Westfield shopping center in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. It occupies two floors which have been designed to support social distancing measures by allowing customers more space between aisles.   Harrods will be stocking womenswear, menswear, beauty, accessories, childrenswear, and home goods, offering over 100 notable names in the fashion industry to choose from. Standout brands include Off-White™, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne in menswear, as well as accessories from LOEWE and Tom Ford. Furthermore, Harrods’ outlet has changing rooms that guarantee good hygiene, designed to allow the highest...
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24 Jun

UNIQLO UT Celebrates Doraemon’s 50th Anniversary and New Film With Exclusive T-Shirts

UNIQLO hasn’t stopped issuing head-turning UT offerings, including customizable Pokémon tees and special Evangelion goods. The company’s latest offering is a series of Doraemon-themed items launching in time for the Japanese cartoon character’s 50th anniversary, a landmark event in its native Japan. Doraemon is a well-loved cartoon and manga series that follows the exploits of the eponymous time-traveling robot cat and a Japanese boy named Nobita. The series’ enduring popularity has been reflected by entities like Takashi Murakami (and a previous UNIQLO collab) and Medicom Toy. The new UNIQLO offering is rich with stylized takes on the eponymous character, tying in with the forthcoming anime film Stand By Me Doraemon 2. T-shirt designs range from a classic 2D Doraemon profile (complete with biographic text) to stylized designs that showcase Doraemon’s silhouette in familiar flying and...
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23 Jun

BEAMS Launches “Best 100” Project Spotlighting Essential Items

Japanese stalwart BEAMS has launched its “Best 100” project, showcasing 100 essential items covering clothing, homewares, gifts and more. All of the items spotlighted in the selection are described as “inconspicuous because they are not flashy.” The clothing section is split into varies categories, including “Holiday Casual,” “Business” and “With Girlfriend,” all of which feature a mixture of BEAMS collaborations and main line items. Elsewhere, the “At Home” section features a range of classic homeware items such as ARTEK stools and Seiko clocks, while the “For Gift” categories covers everything from footwear and card holders to watches and towels. Head over to the BEAMS website to look at the full “Best 100” project so far. Other categories including “Outdoor and Sports,” “Travel” and “Formal” are set...
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22 Jun

GUCCI INCREASES HANDBAG PRICES FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS IMPACT

Following impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gucci has decided to increase prices of its handbags to combat losses throughout Q1 and Q2. The pandemic has impacted the luxury sector immensely, and we’ve already seen Chanel change its prices to reflect the current climate. Gucci’s adjustments were detailed in a report by Jefferies analysts, seeing surges between five to nine percent for the Dionysus ($2,290 USD) and Zumi ($2,980 USD) bag silhouettes across China, Italy and the U.K. Labels like Louis Vuitton have also followed the same business move, relying on their key demographic of wealthy spenders to remain loyal and continue to shop, despite increases in price. “We are unsurprised that Gucci, another brand with strong brand heat, is following suit with opportunistic price increases in...
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20 Jun

Brain Dead Teams with Evolv for Charity-Focused Zenist Climing Shoe

Kyle Ng‘s Brain Dead and performance outdoor footwear brand Evolv have joined forces for a charity-focused Zenist climbing shoe. A result of the friendship between Ng — a noted climbing enthusiast — and Evolv athlete Ashima Shiraishi, the Zenist is a lightweight, high feedback climber that’s awash in Brain Dead’s signature bright colors and bold logos.   Constructed of vegan synthetic material, the upper molds to the wearer’s foot over time and blends sandy, earthy oranges, greens and blues with sporty blue and purple detailing on and around the throat. Branding is provided by Ashima’s name in retro font on the Velcro fit system, text hits on the doubled-up heel tabs and climbing-centric Brain Dead graphics on the lateral and medial quarters. A gridded...
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