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Urban style blog Hypebeast reports, citing Asian fashion site Fashion Snap, that the designer’s upcoming fall/winter collection for the Japanese retailer – scheduled for a September release – will mark the end of their collaboration.

Initially launched for fall/winter 2009, the partnership brought the German designer’s minimal creations to the mass market for the first time. Sander had left her own fashion house, now headed by Belgian designer Raf Simons, when it was bought by Italian luxury company Prada.

“With the recent completion of the design of the fall and winter collection, Ms. Sander and Uniqlo agreed that they had fully explored the possibilities of their creative collaboration and accomplished what they had set out to do. Consequently, the two parties have decided to wrap up their design consulting agreement with this collection,” said Uniqlo in a press release.

Having established a cult-like following with her eponymous label, which she resigned from in 2004, Sander’s affordable and high-quality ranges for Uniqlo – all conceived with her less-is-more aesthetic – featured covetable coats, elegant white shirts and tailored trousers praised by shoppers and fashion insiders alike.

This Lady on a Vespa finds not better way to say farewell than to browse for best +J pieces, now up to 50% off their original prices!


Yay!! It has beennearly a year already since the beloved and well kept American high street secret crossed the Pond for good and…forever!

Early this year, Forever 21 announced plans to open up four stores in London’s Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Westfield London.

This announcement follows the successful launch of its debut UK store in Birmingham late last year, as well as its European e-commerce sites, and

This Lady on a Vespa does not know yet about three of the promised stores but can assure you that the Regent´s one is already on its way. Just off Bond St. Tube station, where not so long ago there was an HMV…They are ready to open and also looking for people, so if you are up for a retail career, this might be a great chance!

In the meantime, keep scouting their bargains online, all price come in GBP!



Quoting Selfridges, so many beautiful things, so little time…If you want to make the most of the most waited for week of the year, the Summer sales’ one, you have to plan your agenda with military precision!!

Keeping with the luxury department store, as well as with hottest trend this year, not only for this season but also for the coming one, take good care of colored jeans. Try 7 for All Mankind, the uber trendy Citizens of Humanity (specially if you are among those having a girlie crush with Miss Middleton, the Pippa one, of course) or covetable Juicy Couture.

Next stop, high street´s big brothers! Gap is well worthy a visit as they are giving away tons of summery basics with discounts up to 50%off. Their selection of stripped cotton t-shirts and work attire staples is just unbeatable…New Look is treating its loyal ones with free sunglasses for any purchase over £35, don´t wait until the last, as they will do it for short!

Hit Top Shop online to make the most of their sale range, don´t miss this absolutely basic yet glam indigo shirt dress, perfect with wedges or brogues. Also at click reach, don´t forget visiting Warehouse, they are also offering 50% discounts in a large range of ittems, including this cute cropped and fitted denim jacket.

Never mind if you didn’t get your tickets for Ascott, you´ll need a nice day dress, so visit Oasis and try on the Senorita number, perfect for cocktail parties and smart garden fêtes.

Finally, treat yourself at Harrods, as they offer you the chance to get your hands on designer pieces with 60% off!!

The Scotish spoilt child of British Fashion will be throwing a shopping escape labeled with catchy 70% off tags on its ready-to-wear and accesories. Christopher studied at Central Saint Martins for six years. He interned with Giles Deacon and Russell Sage before setting up his own label as soon as he graduated.

He describes his own style as follows: “I love detail, especially some sort of embellishment that can transform a garment instantly. It’s always good to move out of your comfort zone each season, to learn new things and to challenge your senses.” Brainchild behind Christopher Kane brand loves real women:  “She is a real individual and a keen follower of fashion. She maybe works in the industry or another creative field. Age doesn’t really concern me; I’m more interested in personality and the way a woman carries herself.”

Trademark piece: “I wouldn’t want to be known for doing one thing but the girls in the studio think it would have to be the neon collections.”

Today, 5-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Londonewcastle Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Rd., N1 7SL.
To watch more, visit designer_profile.aspx?DesignerID=69

MAC Cosmetics and British designer Gareth Pugh have collaborated on a multiple colour product and accessory collection that is due to roll out globally in November, note the date in your diaries!! Taking into account that he is a favorite among most fashion-forward thinkers such as Lady Gaga or Kylie Minogue, expect quirky and stating pieces, darlings.

MAC has supported Gareth since his debut almost seven years ago. A party to celebrate the launch is scheduled to take place next month, but details have not been unveiled yet, keep checking this page for further and exciting info on that issue…

Kylie Minogue has used many of Pugh’s designs over the recent years, most famously in her Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour and Showgirl – The Homecoming Tour. Róisín Murphy recently appeared flamboyantly sporting one of Pugh’s distinctive outfits in the videoclip promoting her 2007 album Overpowered, and on the cover of her single Let Me Know, and on other occasions.Minogue has been seen wearing the same dress in her 2008 video for her single In My Arms. Beyoncé wore Pugh at the MTV Europe Awards in 2008, and for her Diva video.Singer Lady Gaga recently wore a jacket designed by Pugh at the Wango Tango concert 2009 and another piece on X Factor. Ashlee Simpson wore a leather and clear plastic striped Gareth Pugh dress in her video “Outta My Head.” In 2010, Gareth Pugh has opened his first boutique in Hong Kong.

Comradettes is a clothing project inspired by socialist work culture. Created by artist and designer Eldina Begic, its aim is to shift the perception of manual workers and production in society.
Comradettes encourages people to take pride in utility clothing, questioning our aspirations and value systems. Drawing on Constructivist ideas, Begic describes her clothing as “Productivist worksuits”.

Comradettes launches on 22 June with an exhibition of the clothing in an ex-industrial hangar, the Londonewcastle Depot, in London.
All the clothes are tailored, and will be available to purchase from
Private View 22 June 2011, 19.00-22.00
The Londonewcastle Depot 1-3 Wenlock Road London N1 7Sl


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