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Couture, Vintage And Designer Fashion

Felipe Oliveira Baptista will stop his position as inventive director of Kenzo this summer season, not even two years after being appointed. The information also comes just three months after the dying of founder Kenzo Takada.

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One research discovered that, whereas the average shopper visited any given store about 4 occasions a 12 months, Zara shoppers stopped in as soon as each three weeks. PrettyLittleThingWhen the coronavirus arrived, Tricia was worried—with the world falling aside, would anybody care about shopping? In April, U.S. clothing sales plummeted by 79 % from March; McKinsey predicted that international fashion-business revenues would contract by 30 percent in 2020. Brands like Primark were saddled with what one business observer called an “stock crisis”—billions of dollars of merchandise supposed for now-closed retailers. With many people working from residence and social distancing for the foreseeable future, fashion manufacturers have toned down their styling in favor of comfortable … Read More

A Legendary Designer Strikes Out on His Own to Redesign Legends

Ian Callum, the noted automotive designer, has started a new company, simply named Callum Design. It could just as easily be called Unfinished Business.

Mr. Callum believes there is still mileage left, so to speak, in some notable car designs, and his shop intends to bring certain models of yesteryear forward and show how they retain their vitality in the modern world.

“We are in the business of reimagining,” said Mr. Callum, 66, who has been working out of his design shop in Warwick, England, since retiring in 2019 after two decades as Jaguar Land Rover’s top designer. To date, he and his team of stylists, engineers and fabricators have “reimagined” the Aston Martin Vanquish and the Jaguar Mark 2; most recently they’ve announced a second-generation Corvette project.

“Some stories,” he noted with a wink during an online press event, “are better the second time told.”

The tragedy of

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Daimler Designer Says Mercedes Is More Of A Lifestyle Brand Than Car Maker

Don’t worry, it’ll continue to build mostly cars.

Daimler is in the midst of an interesting process of reconstructing its business. Or, rather, restructuring its operations, which includes deeper ties with other manufacturers, rethinking of the Smart brand, and turning Mercedes-Benz into a much more than just a carmaker. In fact, Daimler’s lead designer believes the marque is already more of a lifestyle brand than an automaker.

In a recent Skype interview with Forbes‘ Nargess Banks, Daimler and Mercedes chief design officer Gorden Wagener provided details about the latter’s transition into a luxury lifestyle brand that offers a wide range of products, varying from small electric city cars to Maybach limousines. 

“I don’t see us as an automotive company so much but more of a lifestyle and luxury brand as our work goes way beyond cars,” Wagener said when asked to define the company he is working

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