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Death of Taste, March 2007 The Death of Taste, a two-day series of talks hosted by London’s ICA, examined the ever-increasing speed of fashion trends and the “constant plundering of the recent past”. WGSN reports. Vivienne Westwood Vivienne Westwood spring/summer 2007 Colin McDowell Speeches at the ICA’s Death of Taste symposium from designer Vivienne Westwood and journalist […]

Brazilian swimwear: catwalk highlights, August 14 2006 Swimwear was the highlight at both São Paulo Fashion Week (July 11-18) and Fashion Rio (June 6-11) in Brazil. WGSN reports on the key summer 2007 swimwear collections. Agua de Coco Agua de Coco Movimento A WGSN swimwear favourite this season at SPFW – where there were six swimwear collections shown […]

São Paulo Fashion Week highlights

WGSN, July 31 2006 São Paulo Fashion Week hosted a tropical-minimalist summer for 2007. Hosted in the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Bienal, the interior was decorated with a colourful “Africa Remix” theme in a nod to the continent’s role in Brazil’s history. Neon V.ROM WGSN Lounge Although the clashing prints and patterns that we’ve come to expect […]

Hotel trends

WGSN, January 5 2006 WGSN speaks to two innovative hoteliers about trends within the travel industry. Alan Faena Vikram Chakwal Alan Faena, the man behind the Philippe Starck-designed Faena Hotel + Universe in Buenos Aires, is regenerating the city with the creation of a new art district. His ideal is constantly striving and creating for […]

Top 10 trends in luxury gifts

WGSN, December 11 2003 As Christmas approaches, WGSN looks at some of the major trends (and hot items) for 2004 that are shaping the luxury jewellery and watch industries – key sectors in this important gift-giving season. Diamonds for her Diamonds always have been and always will be a girl’s best friend. No longer the […]

The Power of Accessories: Luxury Vintage Jewellery Trends

WGSN, January 23, 2003 The luxury jewellery industry is currently seeing something of a revival with established houses, such as Garrard and Boucheron, undergoing dramatic revivals. London is also playing host to various exhibitions and fashion auctions covering the work of exclusive jewellers such as Joel Arthur Rosenthal and Verdura. WGSN spoke to Sotheby’s jewellery […]

Frontier fashion – nonwoven fabrics, interactive fibres and nanotechnology

Financial Times, Feb 02 2002 Forget chainmail and silver trim, Fiona Harkin finds laboratories are stitching up the future with nonwoven fabrics, interactive fibres and nanotechnology It’s 2002. Why aren’t we dressed in temperature-controlled clothing with built-in radiation protection and, of course, silver trim? At least on the surface, third-millennium fashion is far less futuristic […]