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Germany: Karl Lagerfeld presents outfits to sew in Burda Style mag

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld talks about stylish craftsmanship in the October issue of Burda Style Germany and offers readers two exclusive “Lagerfeld patterns” to work.

He is one of the greatest fashion designers in the world: Karl Lagerfeld. His name is inseparable from the Chanel, Chloé, Valentino and Fendi couture houses. In the October issue of Burda Style of fashion czar will exclusively make two of his latest designs available to the readers of the magazine for free.  One is a jacket and the other one a skirt, both penned by the designer himself and available for the readers to sew themselves.

In the inside interview with the German master, he speaks up about style, craftsmanship and the current “Do-It-Yourself” fashion trend. His tip for timeless style: “Every woman should necessarily have a pair of jeans, a nice skirt, a white shirt, a classic jacket and a nice jumper in her wardrobe.”

Chanel Headquarters, Place Vendôme, Paris.

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To the question whether one can acquire style over time, the native of Hamburg replies: “It is better one was born with that notion. There are no after-hours classes one can attend, style comes naturally. One cannot analyze style. If you’ve got it, it will show in all things you wear or do. “

The full interview with Karl Lagerfeld and the exclusive patterns can be found in the October issue of Burda Style, available in German newsstands from September 15.


Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing its first handmade issue

Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing what it claims to be its most ambitious issue to date with “Handmade“, which is printed on seven different paper stocks, has 21000 unique covers and every object it features was reportedly commissioned by the magazine.

For the August issue, Wallpaper* magazine brought together and briefed some of the world’s leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to produce unique furniture, fittings, foodstuffs, fashion and more. The special issue chronicles the production and presentation of this astonishing collection of one-off designs and delicacies.

From cover to cover, Wallpaper* Handmade is a complete celebration of craftsmanship. Through working closely with paper supplier UPM, the issue is printed on no less than seven different paper stocks and includes an A5 sketchbook documenting how several of the designs evolved. There is even a paper house to cut out and assemble, courtesy of architect Ryuji Nakamura.

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France: Philippe Starck helps celebrate Télérama’s 60th anniversary in style!

The French cultural weekly Télérama just turned 60! To celebrate its anniversary in style, the publication asked design star and visionnaire Philippe Starck to share his vision of the world in 60, 600 and 6000 years!

On this occasion will exceptionnally boast 230 pages and will be perfect-bound instead of saddle-stitched.  The Télérama editors will offer their take on the major events of the past 60 years that changed the music business, TV, theater, cinema, radio and litterature of course!

Launched in 1950 as Radio-Loisirs, a supplement to catholic paper La Vie catholique illustrée, it becomes known as Télérama, which is the French acronym for Télé (TV), Radio and Cinéma, in the 70’s while simultaneously leaving all religious ties behind.  Télérama is some ways comparable to The New Yorker magazine.  While definitely a left-wing bastion amongst French publications, it is nevertheless always bi-partisan in its approach movie reviews or book critiques alike.  The magazine is known to Continue reading

UK: “Homes & Gardens” mag to launch cleaning range

The British high-end interiors magazine Homes & Gardens is about to launch its own line of (elegant) cleaning products for the home.  Indeed, its publisher IPC Media recently said, the range of natural, effective and beautifully scented products include washing-up liquid, multi-surface wipes and cleaner, window and glass cleaner, granite cleaner, moisturizing hand wash and hand lotion. Elegantly presented in stylish and biodegradable packaging, the outstanding design means this range of quality products can proudly be left out on any worktop. 

Homes & Gardens publisher Belinda Cooper reportedly commented that the magazine’s “readers love their homes and want the best, most beautiful things for them, which is why these inspirationally designed and fragranced products fit so well with our brand values.”

Wallace Tay, VP, Rights Management & Licensing – Entertainment & Lifestyle Global Brands Group, added: “It has been exciting to work with Kokomo and Homes & Gardens magazine on such a beautiful range of house ware products. The range really reflects the core values of the Homes & Gardens brand, from its unique formulation right through to its sustainability and elegant style.”

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Madame Figaro will celebrate its 30th anniversary on October 30th

Madame Figaro will celebrate its 30th anniversary on October 30th by offering its readers four key issues reflecting the main editorial themes of the women’s glossy magazine supplement. 

Indeed, the October 30 issue will be dedicated to “beauty”, the November 6 to “luxury”, the November 13 to “fashion” and the November 20 to “fashion design”. More to come on this blog as we’ll get closer to autumn…

Wallpaper mag has launched “Born in Brazil” special issue

Following the success of last year’s award-winning “Made in China” issue, “Born in Brazil” pays homage to another exceptional country.  To produce this special issue, the Wallpaper team established a temporary HQ in Rio and São Paulo.

Brazil is on a Wallpaper* Born in Brazilserious roll,  from the discovery of massive offshore oil reserves, to the awarding of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games, and Wallpaper got to the centre of the action.

The magazine’s aim was to produce a true portrait of a country at a moment of transition. Editorial highlights include profiles of Brazil’s brightest stars, including architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the Campana brothers, beachwear queen Lenny Niemeyer, cover star Ana Beatriz Barros, super chef Alex Atala and musician and actor Seu Jorge. Internationally feted artist Vik Muniz has also designed an exclusive limited-edition cover for subscribers.

Beyond the editorial content, “Born in Brazil” has broken new ground on a commercial level too. In addition to its faithful advertisers, Wallpaper has introduced an unprecedented 14 new brands to this special issue. New advertisers include the City of Rio, which chose “Born in Brazil” to unveil its extensive waterfront redevelopment project – Porto Maravilha – and Havaianas, which has a seven page campaign that was created just for Wallpaper.

Tony Chambers, Wallpaper’s editor-in-chief, says: “Brazil is the most exciting country on earth and Wallpaper was there, en masse, to capture this extraordinary country at an extraordinary moment of transition.”

Wallpaper will officially launch the issue, in association with Iguatemi, Brazil’s leading chain of luxury shopping centres. The launch event will take place at the stunning specialist Brazilian contemporary furniture gallery, Espasso, in New York on May 14th.  The “Born in Brazil” issue went on sale the day before on May 13th.

Click here to see IPC Media’s official press release.

Mexico: design and architecture mag “Abitare” to launch local edition

Abitare, RCS Media’s bilingual monthly architecture, design and art magazine edited by Stefano Boeri will launch an international edition in Mexico this Fall. 

The Mexican edition of Abitare will be published in partnership with Landucci SA de CV, a Mexico City-based international publishing house, well-known for its high-quality art books.  This joint effort will bring Abitare in what it is considered to be one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. 

The agreement also envisages the future development of the online platform and the organisation of events under the Abitare brand, such as the next Abitare Talks workshop, to be held in Milan on 14 and 15 April, on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the international furniture fair, during which Abitare’s Italian and foreign editors will hold an open meeting.

Launched in 1961 in Italy, Abitare now has international editions in Bulgaria and China, both published under license.