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Basic Knits on Tap for Uniqlo x Lemaire

Lemaire x Uniqlo

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Uniqlo is famous for its affordable basics and is continuing the tradition of providing us with chic wardrobe building blocks with its latest collaboration. The retailer has teamed up with former Hermès creative director Christophe Lemaire and Lemaire’s Sarah-Linh Tran for its next LifeWear capsule collection.

And the range certainly lives up to the name. On tap is a selection of simple knits for men and women including pullover sweaters, a scarf, a belted wrap cardigan and more. We’re in the middle of summer, but we’ve got to admit: these lambswool and cashmere pieces definitely have us dreaming up outfits for fall. “Every item combines elegance with moderate relaxation and comfort, for modern, advanced wardrobe mainstays,” Lemaire said of the collection.

The full range is expected to have 30 pieces for women and 25 for men, a feat Lemaire calls “a very interesting exercise,” noting that he and Tran had to really think about the broad demographics they would be dressing. “Uniqlo challenges our conscientiousness as designers because we know we will dress many different people across the world, and therefore we have to be very attentive to proportions and style. It has to fit everybody’s lifestyle and morphology without compromising the style.”

Lemaire x Uniqlo is due to hit shelves in October. Check out a few images from the collection below. (more…)

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Zoe Jordan Is River Island’s Next Collaborator

Following in the footsteps of up-and-coming designers Jean-Pierre Braganza and Eudon Choi, Zoe Jordan is next in line to take part in River Island‘s Design Forum project. The Zoe Jordan girl embodies subtle sophistication with natural confidence and the designer aims to infuse her distinctive clean aesthetic into an 11-piece capsule collection. 


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We’ve enjoyed several of the London-born designer’s London Fashion Week presentations over the previous seasons and she was greatly missed by the Brits after choosing to show her Fall 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week instead. Her River Island collaboration, however, marks a move back to British soil as it’ll launch with a short film as part of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Film event during the September schedule.

As always with a River Island collab, price points won’t break the bank as they range between £35 and £250. Giving you plenty of options regarding just how much you’d like to invest in this limited-edition collection. So, set a reminder in your diaries for September when it will also be available to buy online. We’ve been really impressed with previous Design Forum collections, so we can’t wait to see exactly what Jordan has in store for us. 

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Beyoncé-Inspired Architecture Is Happening in Melbourne CBD

Beyonce vegan diet

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Who run the world? Beyoncé, people. The singer has inspired a 78-storey skyscraper going up in Melbourne’s CBD, because there ain’t nothing this girl can’t put her flavour on. Wuh, uh, oh!

NME reports that the Premier Tower, consisting of retail space, apartments and hotel rooms, will have serious curves that have Beyoncé written all over it.  “We will reveal that the form does pay homage to something more aesthetic – we’re going to trust you’ve seen the music video for Beyoncé’s Ghost,” architecture firm Elenberg Fraser’s press release explains of the building. (more…)

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Cara Delevingne Reacts to ‘Slashie’ Label, Reveals Charlize Theron as Inspiration

Cara Delevingne

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Although Cara Delevingne has now sadly left Australia, the bushy-browed beauty has opened up about the direction she wants her career to go in, what life’s been like living with those statement brows, and she feels about the term “slashie” while she’s been in the land down under.

Introduced on The Project as an “ultimate slashie” because of her new supermodel-slash-movie-star title, Cara admitted the term makes her feel a little confused. “This ‘slashie’ thing is killing me right now,” she said. “It’s only in Australia that people are like, ‘So you’re the queen of the slashie,’ and I’m like, ‘What does that mean? Queen of the slash? Huh?'”

Perhaps she’s uneasy with the label because she treats modelling and acting very separately. “I literally feel like it’s a different part of my life now,” the Paper Towns star said. “I feel like I’ve kind of been born again, I know that sounds really weird, but, honestly, acting I’ve wanted to do so badly, as soon as I got the opportunity I was like, “I’m here! Take me! I’ll do anything!'” (more…)

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Lara Stone Stars on Two Fabulously Tacky Covers for UK Vogue (Forum Buzz)

U.K. Vogue‘s July offering with Stella Tennant basically bombed on our forums and the dull cover will (thankfully) soon vanish from newsstands, making way for a set of flashy, fabulously tacky covers featuring a blonder than usual Lara Stone. Photographed by Mario Testino, the current face of Kurt Geiger posed before a white studio backdrop wearing glitzy designs from J.W.Anderson (left) and Versace (right).

UK Vogue August 2015 Lara Stone by Mario Testino


Forum members flocked to the thread within seconds. “Finally! I couldn’t stand that Stella cover anymore. I don’t really know what cover I like the best. The cat kind of annoys me. I like the Versace one but her pose is not the best, she looks uncomfortable,” Oxymore described right away.

“I like the first cover. I sort of get that she’s meant to look like a socialite/Donatella-esque person. I kind of like it. Least they attempted something this month, and I’m all for Lara on the cover. It’s a bit of a waste of her but still, let’s be thankful it doesn’t look like a grey day in January like last month’s,” added honeycombchild.

“This is SO bad it’s good. I think it’s meant to be tacky, and let’s be honest, when was the last time they dared to style their cover into something not boring?” appreciated Miss Dalloway.

Chanelcouture09 showed both covers some enthusiasm too. “I love both covers! I’m surprised how much I like the J.W.Anderson cover over the Versace cover. I also love the blonder hair on Lara,” he noted.

“I’m surprised. I hate U.K. Vogue and I don’t like Lara but they somehow made it work and this is cool,” admitted a surprised gossiping.

Also in the mood was tigerrouge: “I like the tackiness of it, finally a U.K. Vogue cover that feels alive, if not to everyone’s tastes. A few decent editorials, some new season ads, and my only problem with the issue would be choosing which cover to get.”

Which cover will you be hunting down? Let us know here.

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