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Burberry to Bid Farewell to Christopher Bailey

Having grown Burberry from a small label associated with outerwear to a luxury worldwide brand, Christopher Bailey, the Chief Creative Officer is to step down in that role at the end of 2018, though he will remain during the transition to his successor.

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Gucci ‘Guccy’ Cool

Alessandro Michele’s latest stunning collection seems derived from the opulence and historical heritage of Italy itself. Almost outshining the work of the Renaissance masters Rubens and Caravaggio, Michele’s Cruise 2018 collection wowed a rapt celebrity audience in the Palatine Gallery, Florence. Drawing his inspiration from Mediterranean Roman and Greek culture, it’s evident that this influences much of Michele’s thought around extravagance symbolism and perfection.

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Matty Bovan: DIY Instinct

As a delightful contrast to haute couture and certainly an antidote to dullness in all its guises, the playful, DIY aesthetic currently emboldening much London style can be seen in the work of Matty Bovan. Though based in Yorkshire, the digital world in which we live ensures that Matty’s instinctual, textile-led style is having an influence in the capital.

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Monochromatica

Channelling the spirit of provocateur Helmut Newton, Barcelona-based swimwear brand allSisters looks stunning set in the Barcelona Pavilion. Designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in the twenties and recontructed in the eighties, the Pavilion continues to inspire debate and artistic response to this day. The models were photogaphed by Raúl Hidalgo in Newton’s trademark analog style, heightening the dramatic aesthetic effect of the eco-conscious swimwear brand and the clean lines of the Pavilion, giving a suitably theatrical air to proceedings.