Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Design Treats

Holiday presents needn’t be expensive, extravagant or impractical—and, really, the less quirky, the better. If none of the suggestions at department stores or in gift guides quite cut the Christmas…

The Knitted Generation

When it comes to knitwear, choice seems to be key. In the ‘90s, there was Benetton’s array of mohair, cashmere and heavy woollen knits, coupled with some of the most…

Visvim's Niche Fashion Lessons Grow

Long before Muccia Prada initiated “Made In” to educate consumers and designers about craftsmanship and artisan skills, Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura used product education as a catalyst for his brand…

Smaller Bags Prove Less Is Literally More

Oversized bags have been the statement piece of the past few years, both on and off the catwalk, but a simpler, back-to-basics trend now seems to be stealing the accessories…

Individual Sentiments' Independent Spirit

A reserved approach to structured tailoring—best characterized by the catchphrase “less is more”—has defined the fashion design of the past few seasons. Celine is leading the mainstream movement, but Carol…

London Lives: Handcrafted Curiosity

Unlike  the over the top design ethos typical of the London fashion scene, accessories label Curiouser + Curiouser focuses its aesthetic ambitions on form and longevity rather than gimmicky pizzazz.…

Fall In Love with Lascivious Lingerie and Yes Master

Although Agent Provocateur has transformed the lingerie industry since the ‘90s, the lingerie company has lost some of its spunk since the departure of founder (and Vivienne Westwood’s son) Joe…

Power to the People: The Ultimate Investment Purchase

With the advent of blogging and live stream catwalk shows, fashion is becoming less of a dictatorship and more of a democracy. Opinions are heard, street styles are broadcast and…

Milan Fashion Week: Turning Up The Heat

The color palette permeating most spring/summer ’11 shows is the strongest it’s been in seasons. After the advertising-driven fashion week in New York and The International Herald Tribune‘s Suzy Menkes…

Superfuture's Niche New Media Empire

Everyone wants an insider’s guide to a new—or even a familiar—city, which is precisely what has made Superfuture such an urban-savvy online destination. Launched in 1999 by Australian designer Wayne…