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Manolo Blahnik Immersive ‘The Craft Room’ Exhibition Opens

Luxury shoe brand, Manolo Blahnik is delighted to announce upcoming immersive exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Craft Room – the first multi-sensory virtual reality experience opening at xydrobe, Mayfair.  A spellbinding journey, Manolo Blahnik: The Craft Room dives into the dreams and designs of the heritage shoemaker and celebrates the brand’s extraordinary craftsmanship behind the men’s and women’s collections.   Designed by CEO Kristina Blahnik, creative features in the virtual space include the house’s signature polka dot motif as a ‘wallpaper’, originally inspired by Blahnik’s Spanish roots. The centre point of the experience is a replica of the designer’s desk which acts as the wayfinder to other...

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Kurt Geiger Oxford Street Opens

British accessories brand, Kurt Geiger, launches its flagship store in the centre of London’s Oxford Street. Within the doors of the 2,916 sq. ft. space is a new concept envisioned by Kurt Geiger’s Chief Creative Officer Rebecca Farrar-Hockley and brought to life by architect Stefano Ripoli, formerly of David Collins Studio. Offset by cool concrete ceilings and walls, retained from the inherited (G-Star) interior, Kurt Geiger’s playful British spirit and love of colour is evident throughout the new store. Rainbow-hued glass, reminiscent of stained-glass windows, frame the spaces. Illuminated antique brass shelving and display cases with eccentrically fringed accents hosts the full range of accessories, footwear and gifting for men and women. The focal point of the floor is without...

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Splash Or Cash? The Acid Yellow Wallabees

Daniel Lee’s first collection for Burberry has dropped, and, while prices are ridiculous, it has got the fashion crowd looking. When he was at Bottega Veneta he was very good at bringing a new colour – read difficult – into the mainstream. The Italian brand is still milking that green. While the Burberry brand is pushing blue in its advertising, there is also this acidic yellow running throughout which isn’t far on the spectrum from the BV green. These furry shearling Burberry ‘creeper’shoes are very similar to a classic Clarks Wallabee at a fraction of the price. Burberry calls the colour ‘Manilla’, and, in this shaggy length it’s a definite thriller. Clarks’ is more a green yellow and in corduroy like suede with a...

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Sebago & Drake’s New Footwear Collaboration

Sebago, the legendary New England shoemaker, has collaborated with Drake’s. Beginning with the Docksides, the boat shoe that helped to define 20th century university campus culture — worn by Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Pharrell Williams and countless other individuals of style and influence — the Drake’s for SebagoDockside is available in both navy and white leather with paracord laces, and patchwork navy, red and white leather with leather laces. Other special details include contrast hand-stitching, white eyelets, a green and white side tab, inspired by the awning outside of Drake’s shops, and embossed co-branding on the shoe’s insole.  “I have a deep affinity for Sebago,” says Drake’s Creative Director Michael Hill. “In fact, the Dockside is the first shoe that I remember...

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