In my latest Bubble and Speak (seriously...the name still tickles me...) column for Business of Fashion, I profiled the French-born, London-based designer Faustine Steinmetz who is about to hit us with a new wave of trompe l'oeil. Pah! New wave of trompe l'oeil indeed... Haven't we mined every...

design qualities as we tried a few of the styles on - love that Faye and Erica encouraged the trying on process). They protect. They feel lived in. And yet there's a ceremony to putting them on. They feel extra ennobled because Faye and Erica have constructed them out of hardy and sometimes...

Elaine, the owner of The Olive Shoppe, the former vintage eBay store once based in California, has been bouncing around the world, from Beijing to Bangkok and now to Shanghai for an indefinite period of time. Their website Olive Shoppe is still going, filled with Elaine's quirky eye for...

An escape route that the fashion world are so good at perpetuating even if it is all fantasy and fluff. In this instance, from a country beleaguered with financial crisis, comes a product that contributes in its own little way to projecting an image that goes beyond deficit figures, protests...

) as well as to the weird whimsies of a teenager finding/discovering style. Yes, it is a little strange that aged 28, I'm still grasping at this non-existent magazine that isn't even targeted at my age group. Then again, I'm also curiously fascinated by young adult fiction or the reaction to...

>> It might sound a little condescending to constantly be surprised at the fact that Singapore seems to have a flourishing fashion design scene but honestly the wee wee size of the country does make you marvel at its ability to produce a sizeable number of designers presented at the Blueprint...

In ways, it comes with the territory since she not only had to dab in PR, but photo post-production, styling, location scouting and etc... After finishing with a BA in Business Marketing from California State University, Fullerton, Tran went through various stints in just two years. From...

Tamai may or may not be consciously catering to this particular style tribe but after breaking away from his former label writtenafterwards, it's clear that ASEEDONCLOUD has a gentler approach that goes hand in hand with his appreciation for wonderful textiles and an aesthetic that may well...

Still a "rag trader" at heart though, James now navigates through City of Angeles' various flea markets in the hunting of vintage goods. Except now, it isn't just about clothing but modern art, furnishing, or anything that he knows will be a classic 30 years down the road.

Name:Chris Stamp Occupation: Owner/Creative Director of STAMPD Top:STAMPD Strapped Bomber (Jacket), STAMPD Calf Print (T-Shirt) Bottom: STAMPD Black Distressed Essential (Jean) Accessory: STAMPD Coffin Necklace, Four Two Four on Fairfax Silver Necklace, The Great Frog London Wolf Ring, STAMPD...

 

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