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Ocean plastic to fantastic

By next year the global annual consumption of plastic is expected to break through the 300 million-tonne mark. Equally unsettling is the statistic that we recycle less than 10% of that. But thanks to the multi-talented, giant hat-wearing phenomenon that is Pharrell Williams, recycling plastic is about to become a lot more fashionable.
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Chanel checkout No. 5

Eggs? Check. Milk? Check. Bread, toothpaste and spaghetti? Check. Pair of Chanel knitted sneakers? Maybe not. Your local supermarket isn’t normally the place you’d expect to pick up the latest fashion tips, but that’s exactly what Karl Lagerfeld has recreated for Paris Fashion week.

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Yeezy does it

There have been some pretty impressive feats when it comes to sell-out products. The iPhone 5s sold out in less than 24 hours. PlayStation 4 wasn’t too far behind. And the 2014 Glastonbury Festival sold out in just 87 minutes.

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Different is beautiful

Tall. Beautiful. Barely old enough to vote. At first glance, the models in Barneys’ latest catalogue and campaign look like those in any other glossy magazine. But there’s one difference: they’re all transgender.

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Tweet shop

Put away your wallet. Chuck away your cheque book (really?). And stuff that wad of notes back in your pocket. The only currency you need in the new Marc Jacobs pop-up shop is the hashtag #MJDaisyChain.

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Not I, Frankenbeauty

It seems a little harsh to refer to the digitally enhanced models we see in adverts as Frankenbeauties, but it gets across a simple point: these are not real people; they’re people created by machine.

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Changing rooms 3.0

Back in the ‘70s Mr Benn would leave his house at 52, Festive Road, walk to the fancy dress shop and step through a mysterious door into magical worlds. Now, forty-odd years later it seems Selfridges have made this idea a (virtual) reality.

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Top of the Shops

Christmas is over. The sales are gone. And finally shops have removed the annual bombardment of Cosby, Wham and Wizard from their in-store playlists. Music has returned to normal. Or has it?

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DD printing

Flowers, polka dots, leopard, men’s magazines – lingerie is no stranger to print. Now, couture pioneer Victoria’s Secret has boldly gone where no bra has gone before, venturing into the world of 3D printing.

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From ironic to iconic

There was a time, not so long ago, when receiving a winter-pattern sweater on Christmas day would be greeted with insincere smiles and thanks. But in this world of ironic cool that we live in the Christmas sweater has been elevated to a must-have status, and Coke Zero’s Sweater Generator has just added a competitive edge to it.
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