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Style Addict: Fashion News & Views 7th October 2005


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Punk a la Paris


Fed-up of hearing about the new minimalism for next Spring/Summer – fancy something with a bit more grit? Then take a butchers at the latest collections from Comme des Garcons and Junya Watanabe. With a Union Jack here and a tartan drainpipe there it was Punk revisited – with a 2006 flavour of course.








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Selfridges London has just opened a brand new DKNY area on its second floor.



Harvey Nichols, meanwhile, has been welcoming customers to its first Irish store just a few miles south of Dublin’s city centre.


Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16






Elsewhere, at Harvey Nicks back in London you’ll find a new Demi-Couture boutique on the stores first floor. Harvey Nichols’ buyers noticed that customers are moving away from major labels to seek out pieces that will demonstrate an individual flair. In response Harvey Nicks have specially brought in a selection luxurious designs that use the finest fabrics and top-notch hand finishing. Designers include David Szeto, Martin Grant, Giles Deacon, Giambattista Valli, Francisco Rosas as well as some sumptuous creations by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin.






Future Trends 2005


Of course getting in the right stock for your target audience is half the battle which is why so many rely on the expertise of trend forecasters. Coming soon is the 10th Annual Future Trends Conference to be held in Miami. UK based fashion forecasters Trendzine are media partners for the event which will offer visionary information crucial for developing companies across the board.




A taster of who will be there:


Isaac Mizrahi:

Good design is serious business, no matter what industry you’re in, so we’re bringing to you the design guru of the last decade to entertain, inspire and educate you!


Daniel Pink:

Creativity is high on the agenda for any company seeking to succeed through innovation rather than cost-cutting. Hear why the future belongs to these creatives!


Cammie Dunaway:

Chief Marketing Officer, Yahoo

How does a leading-edge company like Yahoo! maintain its edge? You’ll find out how in a 1:1 interview with this pioneer.


Janet Sharp:

Senior Manager, Global Trends, P&G

Learn how to infuse trends information into your business strategy and planning.


Joseph Gubernick:

Sr. VP, Corporate Product Development, Estee Lauder

What are the trials and tribulations of getting something produced from trends? Hear from the creator of the esteemed Estee Lauder line “Origins”.


Blaise Zerega:

Managing Editor, WIRED

Technology is moving so fast, how do you keep up?


Alex Kuruvilla:

Former Executive VP, MTV Networks Asia

How do you translate global equity into local success?


Tom Barr:

Vice President, Food, Starbucks

How do instill passion in the hearts of your employees for success?


Dany Levy:

Founder, Dailycandy.com

How can you begin tracking what’s hot, new, and undiscovered? Kick off this year’s Future Trends conference with this business owner, journalist and savvy cultural observer.



Motorola, Philips Design, Cotton Inc., Hasbro, EA, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes & more!


The10th Annual Future Trends Conference will take place on November-14-16, 2005 at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach, Miami.


To register and find out more visit: www.iirusa.com/futuretrends




It’s Dress Up Central


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There’s nothing better than a good old dress-up. Time for everyone to forget about t-shirts and denims and get a tad more creative. Cream of the crop on the dress-up scene is Kash Point, there’s always a theme, which is most definitely open to personal interpretation. Saturday 15th October sees Kash Point’s 3rd Birthday and the theme this time around is to ‘Come as your Future Self.’


DJs: Bishi, The Lovely JonJo, OAP, Richard Torry


In the Future VIP Room (everyone welcome): Princess Julia & Tasty Tim


VJ: Lady Pat throws visuals like u never seen before – The New London Generation alive on the silver screen


Live: Andy Bell of Erasure performs songs form his new solo album Electric

Plus a galaxy of underground super stars: Bishi, Crazy Girl, Cursor Miner, Duke, HK119, Niyi, Replicant, Ryan Styles, Super Studio, Temposhark, The Most, Viktor, Warboy, Xavior & Yur Mum & Ya Dad!


Face of The Future: Katwalk contest open to all – celebrity judges & prizes for best looks.


Kash Point 3 – The ReBirthday Party


When: Sat Oct 15th 2005 10pm – 4am


Where: KoKo, 1 Camden High St, Mornington Cres, London N1.


Tickets: Buy tickets now for £8 increasing to £10 (£15 on the door)


Ticket Outlets: Shop (Brewer St W1), Kokon Tu Zai (Greek St W1),

Prowler (Soho/ Kings X), Hoxton Boutique (Hoxton St Shoreditch)




{mosimage}Whoopee presents Hip Hip Friday


If Burlesque is more your scene then check out Hip Hip Friday tonight! Hosted by the inimitable Miss Polly Cup Cake, the line up includes: The Painted Lady, Waterson – An Electronic Performer, Ryan Styles – performing a balloon routine called ‘A Bump in the Night,’ Elaine – performing with fans of fire, Bob – He Reads Minds, Cherry Contrary and Dee DeeLicious, Back by Popular Demand, Tutti Frutti and her Faberge Egg plus a cult band from Brighton – ‘The Dirty Cakes.’


Whoopee presents Hip Hip Friday


When: 7th October 2005 Bar opens 8.30 show starts 9.30 – DJs until 2am


Where: The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2


Entry: Tickets – £7 on the door



Our Matthew Does Good




Well done Matthew Williamson – named as Pucci’s new Creative Director. Williamson stressed that he will continue to run his own eponymous label alongside his new commitments. Excited and flattered by the news he told Vogue: “This is going to absorb my every waking hour. But I am not going to do Pucci half-heartedly. This is a dream come true. The problem is to balance it all.”




By JoJo Iles








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