Ann Binlot
Fashion & Style News


Uniqlo’s Kabuki-Inspired Line Bows March 23

Uniqlo is launching a special kabuki-inspired line to showcase Japanese traditions in pop culture through clothing.

Produced in collaboration with Shochiku Co., Ltd., a major kabuki, film and theater company in Japan, the Shochiku Kabuki x Uniqlo Collection will bow first in France on March 20, and in other markets thereafter, including the United States on March 23. Continue Reading

Charlotte Olympia’s Cinderella limited edition

Piggy-backing on the release of a new Cinderella movie, Charlotte Olympia has released a capsule collection fit for a fairy tale princess.

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Hugo Boss Prize Winner Exhibits at Guggenheim

Paul Chan, Plow Highness, 2013
Cords and video projector with digital color video, silent, 15.2 x 436.9 x 297.2 cm overall
Installation view: Paul Chan – Selected Works, Schaulager, Basel, April 12–October 19, 2014
Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
© Paul Chan. Photo: Tom Bisig, Basel

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Gucci Names New Creative Director

Gucci has promoted Alessandro Michele, the label’s head of accessories, to creative director, 10 days after Frida Giannini vacated the post, French luxury group Kering said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Versus Versace Appoints Anthony Vaccarello Creative Director

Following a well-received capsule collection for Versus Versace in September 2014, Anthony Vaccarello has been appointed the brand’s new creative director, the Italian house announced Wednesday. Continue Reading

Clarks Taps 14 Artists for 65th Anniversary of Desert Boot

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jason Wu Dress Martell Cognac bottles

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jason Wu have each created a limited edition pack for Martell Cognac.

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Fashion Trend for 2015: Back to ’70s

Style doesn’t have to be new to be stylish. Seventies style, for instance, is set to make a big comeback in 2015 and it will leave its big, bold mark on fashion, beauty and lifestyle products and campaigns throughout the year.

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Puma Taps Rihanna as Creative Director

Rihanna has been named creative director of Puma, charged with overseeing the sporting goods maker’s women’s line.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner and CFDA’s Fashion Icon laureate “will work with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” the company said on December 16. Continue Reading

Faconnable Launches Cocteau-inspired Capsule

One weekend in 1950, the French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, visited the villa of his friend Francine Weisweiller in Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and decorated all the walls with a series of fantastical drawings, among them a star with eight points, an infinity sign, a treble clef eye, and a pair of Inca twin heads.

Now, French fashion brand Faconnable has appropriated these art works for a capsule collection bowing for Spring-Summer 2015. Continue Reading