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NYFW SS14: John Patrick Organic

By Arwa Lodhi Make Art, Not War.  This is the fundamental concept underlying John Patrick’s latest collection for Spring/Summer 14 at New York Fashion Week. The peaceful motto of New York street artist Jimmy Mirikitani, as well as Mirikitani’s…

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Boy Wonder: Nikolay Bozhilov

Nikolay Bozhilov, the Bulgarian fashion prodigy and two-time winner of the prestigious Golden Needle Award, has shaken the world of fashion up with his avant-guard, sustainably stylish creations. Here, he speaks to Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi about inspiration, success and…

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The Sad Beauty of Phannatiq

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The ethically produced London brand plays on the assonance of ‘fanatic’, and it can indeed be considered such in the field of sustainable fashion. The outstanding brand for men and women  was established by talented…

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PFW SS14: Valentino’s Fierce Muse

By Chere Di Boscio Valentino’s muse this Paris Fashion Week wasn’t the sunny, candy-coloured one you’d expect for a summer collection; on the contrary, the SS14 range featured influences from one of the darker women in mythology: Medea. The…

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Stella McCartney: Light & Lacy

By Chere Di Boscio After seeing her sporty collection in collaboration with Adidas in London, we at Eluxe awaited Stella McCartney’s women’s wear show in the setting of the grand Opera in Paris for Fashion Week with great anticipation.…

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Quietly Eco: Collette Dinnigan

By Chere Di Boscio I must admit I had a shock at the  Collette Dinnigan show this Paris Fashion Week. While I was familiar with the delicacy of the Australian born designer’s stitch-work, the fantasy behind her bridal gowns…

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Milan Fashion Week’s Greener Side

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Milan Fashion Week is notoriously unsustainable. Fendi, Prada, Versace, Miu Miu and other top Italian brands consistently rank an E grade for transparency and eco-friendliness, with the only exception of Gucci, thanks to the Kering…

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LFW Fave: Christopher Raeburn

By Chere Di Boscio While Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney remain the two most known ‘eco-friendly’ designers in the UK, their production practices are, in fact, not nearly as green nor as transparent as those of British men’s and…

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The Art of Fashion: Katrien Van Hecke

By Franziska Furst They say there’s nothing better to stimulate the creative juices than a blank canvas, and that’s exactly how Belgium based ethical designer Katrien Van Hecke starts to work. The designer always starts from raw white materials…