Influences

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Style Tribes 2014: Basic Butch

Beards, tattoos, checked shirts, selvedge jeans, work boots, rucksacks and beanies – ‘Lumbersexuals’ are everywhere. A backlash against the ‘metrosexual man’ and his feminised, moisturised, groomed aesthetic and a…

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See This: Beard

London has officially hit Peak Beard with the arrival of ‘Beard’ set to hit Somerset House early next year. 2014 has seen the unstoppable…

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Totally Tropical: Food & fashion

Hawaii is inspiring food, fashion and hospitality, with tropical aesthetics influencing OTT kitsch print and colour. Pond Dalston is at the front of the ‘New Hawaiian Cuisine’ movement,…

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Inside out: food & beauty

As ingestible beauty products, probiotic supplements, nut milks and cold-press juices become the new natural choices for healthy fashionistas seeking enlightenment and a sense of wellbeing,…

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Immersive dining: Gone Camping

Tapping into a desire for fantasy, story telling and immersive experiences The Art of Dining‘s latest dinner experience Gone Camping invites visitors to gather up their sleeping…

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New Cafe Culture: Niche Experience

Cereal Killer Cafe Cafe culture in East London is changing, with niche experience and novelty becoming central. Social media has already created a buzz around the Cereal Killer Cafe,…

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Food inspiration: Is salt the new chocolate?

Food continues to inspire colour, texture and surface as well as influence consumer trends,  food producers focus their attention on singular ingredients. Elevating what are usually considered…

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Extreme beauty: Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia is often a source of great inspirational fashion and beauty images, and we love the latest editorial from photographer David Dunan. Strange and…

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FKA Twigs returns to the dark side

FKA Twigs’ latest video returns to the dark and unsettling roots of her first YouTube releases. Video Girl follows a condemned prisoner to a bare hospital room,…

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Dutch Design Week: Information Gluttony

Exploring the idea of being able to ‘hide’ from the digital world,  Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Myra Wippler created a film illustrating our addiction to information and technology and…

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Oscar De La Renta dies

Dominican born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta – famous for red carpet occasion wear and dressing royalty, first ladies and Hollywood, celebrities – died yesterday. De La Renta, who…