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The Noah Noodle Shop, Osaka



Noah Noodle Shop Osaka

I stumbled upon these snaps on Instagram. The preppy-street brand Noah just opened the Noah Noodle Shop in Osaka, Japan and isn’t it a beauty!

It’s a mighty tough time for physical retail in the world and Lord knows Japan has had its problems this year (don’t mention the Olympics), but this is a little slice of optimism in all the doom.

Onwards!

Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Noah Noodle Shop/Instagram
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So how did Digital London Fashion Week go?



Nicholas Daley AW20

Digital LFW was overall a bit of an anti-climax. Unlike many, I don’t ridicule the British Fashion Council for it. I applaud them for trying in #unprecedented times. The main criticisms of the new ‘digital hub’ format were that the content wasn’t exciting enough, there were too few new collections, the panel discussions were too focused on the same topic (Covid) and panellists were ‘the usual suspects’. (more…)



Acqua di Parma’s new Roman townhouse



New Acqua di Parma Boutique Rome

Something to celebrate – the shops are opening in Rome!

And what could be more Italian or uplifting than Acqua Di Parma, who has opened a new yellow and cane wood townhouse boutique at Piazza di Spagna 27?

To celebrate, Acqua di Parma has also released a special edition of its signature Colonia fragrance (my all time favourite cologne) as Colonia Edizione Speciale Roma in a hand painted bottle, limited to 300 bottles and available exclusively in the new boutique (below). (more…)



Are we ready for a new fashion system?



Emmanuelle Alt street style at fashion week

It’s really quite remarkable that the British Fashion Council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have joined forces to outline a new future fashion system.

The key is a slower system, that’s fairer for designers (less relentless churn and burnout) and press (fewer fashion weeks to attend), as well as better for the environment (an overall reset on consumerism). The ‘reset’ suggests going back to only two collections a year (more…)