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  • 22nd Jun 2011
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Get waisted: An ode to the peplum

The peplum originates from the ancient Greeks, but if you’re anything like us, the waist adornment conjures up more images of Cindi Lauper than Homer. Once seen as a perfect accompaniment to sequins and shoulder pads, over the past few seasons the style has been pared down to become the centrepiece of a garment.…

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  • 17th Jun 2011
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Neon and on and on…

Looking ahead to Springtime with one foot still in Fall, the high voltage hues displayed in the Resort 2012 shows inject some energy into a period where we can sometimes feel lost as our wardrobes straddle seasons. The message is loud and clear. It’s still all about neon.

Some designers stuck to neon as an accent, including Marc by Marc Jacobs who toyed with a toxic lemon for neck bows and belts and Balenciaga who used a perky pink to pack some punch behind prints and highlight bags.…

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What is the point of Net-a-Porter Live?

By now, most of the fashion world has seen (and pored over) Net-a-Porter’s latest stroke of genius, Net-a-Porter Live. The tool offers a real-time view of what shoppers across the globe are buying, wish-listing and sharing from the site. For those that have already checked it out – and potentially lost a number of hours to it – you will know that it is the most addictive thing that has happened to online fashion since eBay; Signature9 aptly described it as “equivalent to online fashion crack”.…

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  • 14th Jun 2011
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Flashing your clashing

Clashing florals, mismatched stripes and a cacophony of animal prints; the fashion pack have well and truly embraced all manner of offensively wonderful print combinations this season.

While the SS11 collections late last year introduced the look and the AW11/12  collections continued the style, the current resort collections are really launching the trend into the stratosphere.…

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  • 7th Jun 2011
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$1.6m worth of rocket fuel

We are delighted to announce we’ve raised $1.6 million in seed funding, with the round being led by venture capital firm Index Ventures.

We know we’re building something that’s essential for fashion businesses, and with this new capital and the combined wisdom of our brilliant backers, we’re priming the pump with more products, people and information.…

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  • 6th Jun 2011
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Is anyone sick of colour blocking yet?

Summer hasn’t even properly kicked off yet (well, not in London) and yet colour blocking has already been covered in almost every magazine and blog across the globe. The Daily Mail even blamed Cheryl Cole’s horrendous attempt at colour blocking for negatively affecting the sales of similar items of clothing online, ouch! …

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