PARIS: JOHN GALLIANO MAKES A COMEBACK
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PARIS: JOHN GALLIANO MAKES A COMEBACK

The shamed fashion designer, ousted from Dior in 2011 following anti-Semitic tirades, and with a stint in rehab under his belt, previewed his first collection as Creative Director of a rebaptised Maison Margiela in January in London. The ‘Artisanal’ couture line for the Paris based fashion house was warmly received

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LONDON: GARETH PUGH RETURNS HOME

To celebrate a decade in fashion, the dazzling, experimental designer returns to where “everything began,” presenting his AW15 collection on the London Fashion Week calendar in February 2015. After receiving the French fashion ANDAM prize in 2008 Pugh integrated the Paris fashion week calendar, then did a one-off show last

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LONDON: DOVER STREET MARKET TO MOVE

Ten years after Dover Street Market opened in Mayfair and subsequently transformed the area (Victoria Beckham is the latest label to move in, just up the street from DSM), the tastemaking concept shop has surprised the fashion world, announcing plans to move to Haymarket later this year. The change of venue

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PARIS: FRENCH MENSWEAR BOOM

Paris Men’s Fashion Week now rivals that of Milan for style influence. Hedi Slimane was a pioneer back in the early “noughties,” getting everyone excited about the male silhouette during his tenure at Dior Homme. But today a generation 
of newcomers is giving new energy to contemporary men’s style. Workwear

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LONDON: LOEWE RELAUNCH

Now with UK fashion talent J.W. Anderson at its helm, the Spanish luxury fashion and leather goods brand is getting a serious shake up. Loewe’s first advertising campaign and brand identity – by Anderson in collaboration with M/M Paris – was recently unveiled. And the “reinterpreted” Mount Street boutique reopened

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LONDON: FOYLES

The renowned London bookseller and literary landmark has just moved down Charing Cross Road a bit to a massive new flagship located inside the former site of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Designed to be ‘a bookshop for the 21st century,’ the light-filled 1930s Deco space was

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PARIS: OFFICINE GENERALE

More newly opened menswear on the Left Bank with a first store for young French label Officine Generale. The collections mix military and workwear influences with classical tailoring and fabrics from Japan, England or Italy. 6 rue du Dragon, 6th. > www.officinegenerale.com – – – – – – – – –

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PARIS: BLEU DE PANAME

After an extended pop-up at Docks en  Seine last year, the Paris based workwear brand – already a fave with Dover St Market and Japanese fashionistas – has just opened its first own-name boutique. Located in the Les Halles quarter, historically filled with the full panoply of working professions and

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LONDON: ROKSANDA ILINCIC

Bold London designer Roksanda Ilincic is the latest arrival to Mayfair’s booming Mount Street. Her first-ever standalone store just opened, in excellent company alongside the new Céline store, Nicholas Kirkwood and BookMarc etc… 9 Mount Street, Mayfair. roksanda.com – – – – – – – – – – – –

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PARIS: AMI GRENELLE

Hyped French menswear label Ami recently opened a second store on the Left Bank, in the heart of St Germain, in time for the last Mens Fashion Week. Like their original Marais flagship (next door to Merci), the compact space is another original fit out in collaboration with Studio KO

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