Anthropologie, the American eco-friendly lifestyle and clothing chain under the group URBN*, opened two new boutiques in London (in 2009 and 2010). The first can be found on Regent’s Street in Soho whilst the second is located on Kings Road in the chic area of Chelsea. The latter located in an old antiquarian, Antiquarius – which reeks of cultural heritage and recalls the famous era of the Swinging Sixties – is where we decided to pay a visit.
Archive for January, 2013
Isa Arfen is the ready-to-wear womenswear brand from London, founded in 2011 by Serafina Sama. The designer started out by launching a small collections of summer dresses inspired by retro-glamour photographs which were initially sold through private sales. Following this, she then began her creative adventure by launching a ready-to-wear line.
Philippe XERRI, Parisian stylist and designer based in Tunisia since 2001, is the creator behind the brand, “Rock the Kasbah”, a ‘Rock deco’ concept that incorporates the expertise of the handmade craft you find in Tunisia.
After London, Turin and Moscow, this travelling exhibition “The Museum of Everything” has now landed in Paris and will be here until the end of February. The French version has been redesigned by Marc-Olivier Wahler (the former director of the Palais de Tokyo and founder of Chalet Society) and has already attracted 350,000 visitors.
Since 29th November last year, Somerset House in London has celebrated the work of Valentino Garavania in an exhibition titled, Valentino Master of Couture. The museum looks back on 50 years of creations and exquisite dresses from the Italian designer, giving us the opportunity to learn more about this sartorial genius who retired in 2008.
Since 2010, the Japanese restaurant, Inamo, situated at Regent’s Street in Soho London, has created a buzz for both geeks and tech-y enthusiasts alike. But what is it that makes it so extraordinary? At the weekend, Promostyl tested out this trendy restaurant on your behalf in the heart of the British capital.
In Cambridge in 2008, mother-daughter duo, Freda Thomas and Julie Dean, decided to create a small brand of 70’s-inspired traditional satchels, renewing them through colour and modernized design. Rapidly, this English brand, The Cambridge Satchel Company, has seen itself catapult to the forefront of the fashion scene, becoming the cult ‘it’ bag carried by fashionistas and trendy bloggers alike.
Whether in space, undersea or in – 40° igloos at the North Pole, now is the time for unimaginable modes of travel. Travellers and entrepreneurs are very interested in new ideas and experiences offered to wealthier clients. This is an exploratory trend that may not be accessible to everyone, but certainly introduces a new concept to the hospitality industry.