the 4th!

to all the other U.S. expats around the world and everyone in the States – have a VERY happy 4th of July!

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pantone bikes

following our june 27th post on bicycles, comes today’s announcement from pantone, stating that pantone universe bikes are now on sale and available in ANY color!

they have suggested that anyone interested in purchasing one of these adorable cycles should email pantone here: info@pantoneconceptstore.com

pantone ┬árecently opened their first concept store in milan – you should visit their facebook page for more info and pictures!

miles aldridge

Miles Aldridge is a Central St. Martins graduate who spent a brief time directing pop music videos before turning to fashion photography.

He has been published in Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numero, The New York Times, The New Yorker and others. His work is bold and glamorous and he almost makes the women he features look as if they’re dolls.

However, Aldridge define the women in his photographs as “in a state of contemplation” and asks viewers to imagine their inner lives.

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men’s only.

There is a fantastic article today on online-fashion-magazine The Business of Fashion┬áthat discusses the new trend within brands to open up men’s only flagships. Large fashion houses such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s and Jimmy Choo have all hopped on the bandwagon designing experiences for men built somewhat like old-world British gentlemen’s clubs.

It’s an interesting move, however in most companies womenswear still contributes significantly more to overall profits. Whether or not companies receive a significant return on investment on these elaborate menswear stores will be something to watch in the next few seasons.