fashion

UNITY Magazine’s Q&A with Swimwear Designer Nikki De Marchi

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Nikki De Marchi is an Australian-Italian swimwear designer and founder of her eponymous beachwear brand based in London. She grew up surfing in Newcastle, Australia where her love of the sea and swimwear first began. It was there she developed a deep understanding of what women want when it comes to beachwear, and how swimwear should fit and perform in the w[...]

La Maison Bellini

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Why did you create Bellini in the first place..? We always thought of our market in a different way. Creating Bellini in 2012 was the opportunity for us to propose an offer never seen before in our region. We have become well known for offering prestigious but also innovative and trendy brands all the same. Brands that cannot be easily found in the south o[...]

Suiting up in New Threds!

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Bespoke suits for boys are an essential, but a changing trend is allowing girls to catch up. As you stroll up the steps into 26 Beauchamp Place, up the narrow staircase to the first floor atelier of Edward Sexton, you are struck with a buzz of activity, tailors hand stitching, sewing machines whirring, steam rising from the irons,  as integral parts of mater[...]

Belstaff’s Damian Mould on the David Beckham Campaign and Their Global Expansion

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YOU NOW LIVE IN NEW YORK, WHEREABOUTS AND WHY? I live in the West Village as it’s the closest thing to Notting Hill Manhattan has to offer. I decided to move to NYC because it is the epicentre of the fashion business and I’ve always loved the energy and vitality of the city. AS A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN AND INVEST IN BELS[...]

Q & A with Patrick Cox

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HOW ARE YOU AND THE BULLDOGS SPENDING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND NEW YEARS EVE? This year I’m having a traditional countryside Christmas with some good friends in Herefordshire, indulging in nice long walks, sitting by the fireplace and eating great food, together with my smelly, wet, happy dogs. WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHY? In Little Venice, London. I’ve l[...]

Solange Azagury is Everything and More!

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Contributing Editor Melissa Gerlach introduces us to jewellery designer Solange Azagury. The first time I met Solange Azagury Partridge was many years ago at her house when she launched and presented her first ever jewellery collection. It was amazing and so ultimately different! Within the intimate setting of her beautiful home in West London, surrounded b[...]

Melissa Odabash on Success, Her Brand and Powerful Role Moderls

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“I UNDERSTAND WHAT WOMEN LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT THEIR BODIES, SO I DESIGN AROUND THAT. THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN CRUCIAL TO MY SUCCESS.”  Melissa Odabash Q & A with Melissa Odabash BEING DESCRIBED AS THE ‘FERRARIS OF THE BIKINI WORLD’ YOUR PRODUCTS OBVIOUSLY STAND HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THEIR COMPETITORS, CAN YOU PIN POINT WHY THIS IS? I have to thank [...]

Michael Kors – The Fashion Label With A Generous Heart

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US fashion label Michael Kors kicks off World Food Day on October 16 with a host of initiatives around its ongoing Watch Hunger Stop campaign. In addition to the limited-edition watch launch, and as part of the month-long Watch Hunger Stop, Michael Kors will première a National Geographic video featuring actress Halle Berry on a trip to Nicaragua for Watch H[...]

Ralph Lauren Throws In The Towel

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Ralph Lauren, who created one of the first aspirational fashion labels, has relayed the torch to Stefan Larsson, former Old Navy and H&M head honcho.  As global president of Old Navy, Larsson achieved three consecutive years of growth and a total of $1bn in sales. Prior to that he was responsible for the colossal H&M sales which grew from $3bn to $17[...]

Q&A with Samuel Dougal

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Fashion   Samuel Dougal is the next big thing in women’s fashion – he’s the up-and-coming designer of the rich and famous.  The 26-year-old, who learnt his trade at Alexander McQueen and Savil Row, has designed dresses for a host of celebrities including Rihanna, Amanda Holden and Beyoncé. His big break came when he was 20, studying Bes[...]