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Christopher Bailey collection had knitwear and printed blouses inspired by the graphic covers of poetry and fiction works from the early 20th century in his resort 2015 collection.

Bailey showcased floaty silk dresses and lightweight cotton trenches done in dip-dyed motifs, with a safari theme in the form of jackets and trenches with oversize patch pockets, as well as pencil skirts.

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The Canadian born Thomas Tait proudly bagged the First LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. Giving a cut-throat competition to challenging designers like Suno, Chris Gelinas, Simone Rocha, Jacquemus, Tait received €300,000 after one whole year of guidance and mentoring.

A graduate from Central Saint Martins, Tait was presented the award by Delphine Arnault and a jury including Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs and Phoebe Philo.

However along with the winning prize, the competition was also accompanied by two runners up ‘special prize’ winners who received a grant of €100,000 and a year of mentoring. The lucky ones were Miuniku from Mumbai, India and Hood by Air from New York.

Henceforth, Tait looks forward expanding his scale of wholesale business along with opening his own flagship store. He also plans to add accessories and a skin care line to his label.

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This Delhi based designer launched her eponymous label in 2001. A graduate from Pearl Academy of Fashion, Ekta has been enthralling the fashionistas with her exquisite creations, with more than a decade of national and international experience. During her graduation, the designer backed the award for ‘Women’s Knitwear Collection’, which was among the first awards of her life.

Speaking of the pret label, ‘Ekta Singh’ is all about intricate embroideries and feminine clean lines. However, Ekta personally specialises in couture wear and loves to enhance them with minute detailing and embellishments. The label is also a fusion of both contemporary and traditional ensembles, created with a sense of fine aesthetics and handicrafts.

Meanwhile, Ekta has worked hard for her label and has held numerous exhibitions and shows at both national and international levels. To promote her creations among the conventional fashionistas, the designer has made participated in platforms like Dubai Fashion Week, Delhi Fashion Week and Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Her major accomplishments also include the brand being featured in various acclaimed international publications.

Presently Ekta successfully retails her collections through her own flagship stores in Delhi and Mumbai. Internationally, her collections can be found in Dubai, Europe, Australia and USA.

You can get Ekta Singh at:

www.ektasingh.com

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After a span of ten years, Kate Moss is back with the luxury jewellery brand ‘David Yurman’ for its latest campaign. Shot by Peter Lindbergh yet again, the campaign is titled ‘Enduring Style’ and focuses on the brand’s latest collections and its signature pieces.

With Moss becoming synonymous with the brand, the campaign this year reverts back to its classics and showcases the collection which has evolved with time, but keeps intact its timeless style. It is expected to be launched in August this year, while only a single teaser black and white image has been revealed as of now.

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With the advent of constantly advancing technology and speeding pace in research and development, from ordering food and books to ordering electronic appliances, everything is available online and is just a click away! What was left was a quick way to shopping, thanks to Comptoir des Cotonniers; it will now take not more than twenty seconds!

This French inspired retail chain launched an exclusive new ‘fast shopping’ concept that enables one to shop in a minimalist time span from ten thousand locations in France. It does it through an application called ‘PowaTag’, which works in a way similar to the old QR codes, which allows one to scan barcodes available on billboards, magazine ads etc. Having stored the relevant payment and shipping details, the PowaTag will scan the barcode, which will in turn be reverted to a website where the concerned product can be purchased, in as less as twenty seconds.

The application was launched in March and is now available on Android and iOS mobile software. It uses Bluetooth, QR codes and special audio sensors which assists effectively to locate the desired product and stores the payment details at that very moment. According to Comptoir des Cotonniers, the goods will be dispatched within 48 hours of the time the purchase is made.

With it present availability in France alone, ‘fast shop’ will soon be expanded to other markets, keeping in mind its speeding retail and demand.

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Now home to a trio of exhibitions Paris exhibits three centuries of French history, styles and fashions:

  • “Joséphine” at the Musée du Luxembourg  crowned as Empress of France ,has been assigned the role of “an ambassador” in charge of promoting luxury “Made in France.”
    “She wore three to four different dresses a day and rarely wore the same dress twice,” said Alain Pougetoux, the exhibition’s curator.

    Joséphine’s preferred tailor was Hippolyte Leroy, who supplied her with dresses embellished with embroideries, pearls, rubies and diamonds, some of which are on display here.

• “From Watteau to Fragonard” at the Musée Jacquemart-Andre through July 21: Showcases 18th-century France people dressed with intent, and clothes delivered a message; it was all about presentation and self-definition.”

The fetes galantes coincided with a strong period in the French textile industry, as Chantilly lace and Lyon silk were in abundance. Watteau was so fond of the most conspicuous dress of the epoch, a lavishly draped gown with a box pleat in the back, that it henceforth became known as the “Watteau dress.”

• “Paris 1900” at the Petit Palais until Aug. 17: The exhibition gives a glimpse of the early days of couture as well as the dynamic Art Nouveau movement, which quickly transitioned from art and interiors to fashion and jewelry.

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Lamborghini donated its newest super sports car, the Huracán LP 610-4 Polizia. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of amborghini, handed over the keys to the head of the Italian State Police, Prefect Alessandro Pansa, in a ceremony in Rome at the ‘‘Museo delle Auto Storiche della Polizia di Stato’’.

The new Huracán LP 610-4, which replaces the Gallardos used by the Italian police force since 2004 and 2008, features a 5.2 l V10 engine with 610 hp, and reaches a top speed over 202 mph.‘‘We have a strong and fitting relationship with the Italian State Police. The new Lamborghini Huracán stands for Italian super sports car excellence and we are proud to provide it to the Italian State Police to carry out the specialist tasks these police cars undertake,said Stephan Winkelmann.