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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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PARIS: HOTEL BOOM

Everyone it seems is trying to get a piece of the pie. In 2015, the most visited city in the world can expect to see a plethora of unique new hotel projects open. The ‘rock n roll chic’ Grand Pigalle Hotel opens ‘soon’ at 29 rue Victor Massé in Pigalle, from

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PARIS: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS

On our radar this season, a Korean restaurant and bar Hero from the talented crew behind Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste and Glass will be opening soon near Strasbourg St-Denis. Kristin Frederick, of pioneering food truck Le Camion Qui Fume fame is about to open a Chinese take-away Huabu at 67

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PARIS: GAULTIER & VIKTOR & ROLF BOW OUT OF RTW

The fashion world is mourning the loss of two fixtures on the Paris fashion week calendar, both choosing to abandon their ready-to-wear collections to concentrate on couture and perfume. After Gaultier presented his final show last Sep – a joyous celebration of a history making 3-decade career, Viktor & Rolf

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LONDON: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS

On our radar this season: The Richmond at 316 Queensbridge Rd in Hackney – a joint effort from Brett Redman, of popular Elliot’s Café in Borough Market, and Margaret Chow, a stylist with names like i-D and Love on her CV – will offer an eclectic mix of negronis on

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LONDON: SPITALFIELDS RESTAURANT BOOM

All signs point to Spitalfields as the destination du jour for London’s everburgeoning food scene. Clive Watson of the Riding House Café has opened Blixen, an informal take on a grand European brasserie; brightly coloured Jago debuted last December, helmed by former head chef of Ottolenghi in Notting Hill; the

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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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