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In Focus: The Art of Fashion in São Paolo

There’s plenty more to Brazil than football you know (and a good thing too, considering their 7-1 defeat in the World Cup the other week). Just the other month, I was invited to take a look at Brazil’s up-and-coming designers at Dragão Fashion Brasil in Fortaleza, and as you can …

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In Focus: Dragão Fashion Brasil

Brazil is, as you might expect, a paradise. Hundreds of miles of golden beaches, jawdropping mountains and jungle, a Latin atmosphere in a tropical climate and of course, the most beautiful people in the world. But what if its growing fashion industry? If you’re a regular reader of industry insider’s …

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News: adidas Originals’ Brazilian Collab #SS14

With summer approaching (finally!), adidas Originals have teamed up with with Brazil’s The Farm Company for a SS14 capsule collection. The focus is to bring The Farm Company’s signature prints and rework them through adidas Originals’ iconic styles, creating a hybridity between sport and street style. We’ve got some gorg …

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News: Centre Commercial Shoes

Centre Commercial have announced a line of footwear that compliments their ethos towards environmental concerns and artistic sensibilities. The line takes inspiration from traditional British footwear, as well as military uniforms as the iconic Derbys and Richelieus styles are given the CC treatment. All the shoes in the collection are …

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News: PUMA MMQ Cork Disc

Puma are taking tips from Brazil and Carnival with their new selection of PUMA macht’s mit Qualität (meaning “Puma does it with quality”, which is quite nice). There are four classic silhouettes that span Puma’s legacy of running and basketball heritage. We’re particularly taken with the MMQ Cork Disc, which …

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On the Road with Charli XCX & MECA Festival

Popstars really do live the life, don’t they? Not only is there the constant stream of money, adoration and mind-altering substances to dabble with, but there’s also the joys of weeks spent on the road to factor in too. Sure, taking a three-week round trip in a dilapidated van or

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Havaianas passport challange

Havaianas are on a mission – to prove just how long lasting they are. And in the process, are giving fans a chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to the home of the iconic flip flop brand… Brazil! You just have to head on on over to …

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Album Review: Gold Panda – ‘Half of Where You Live’

You could almost call Gold Panda’s latest concoction Half of Where You Live a concept rather than a record. It’s been nearly three years since the release of his debut, and the subsequent days have seen him travel the world far and wide, absorbing influences wherever he chose …

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New Track: Gold Panda – ‘Brazil’

2010 saw the release of Gold Panda‘s lauded debut LP Lucky Shiner. Despite the album’s success–winning the Guardian First Album Award and getting nominated for the Mercury Prize–it’s been three years since he produced any new material. March saw the release of an EP, Trust, and while …

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News: Protect Nature with Havaianas

Since its foundation in 1962, the Brazilian company Havaianas has provided millions with the best flip-flops available, unsurprisingly becoming the world’s leading flip-flop brand in the process, producing over 150 million pairs a year. In that time, like all major companies worth their salt, they’ve taken a little time to …

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