Eternal Spirit – corsetry, lingerie and bridal wear

Award-winning Nottingham based company “Eternal Spirits” offer a unique range of corsetry, lingerie and bridal wear.

Their corsets are beautiful, and versatile enough to be worn in the bedroom or for a special night out paired with a pencil skirt or a pair of skinny jeans. Made in England, each corset is lovingly crafted by hand and delivered to you in a stunning corset box.  The emphasis is on making you feel pampered. Eternal Spirits are probably the UK’s most talked about corsetry specialist, establishing themselves as a market leader in the UK.

Beautiful awe inspiring corsets, bridal wear and lingerie. Directional yet timeless, provocative yet sophisticated. View the Eternal Spirits website to appreciate the beauty of what can also be described as an extraordinary form of art.

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Designer clothes with Norwegian roots

An after-party idea in Honolulu has turned into a centre of fashion in Stryn, a small summer ski resort in the west of Norway. The Norwegian designer duo ‘Moods of Norway’ are seeking to give people a taste of Norwegian history in their clothes.

‘Moods of Norway’ mixes traditional rose painting designs with a glamorous and urban look. Their unusual designs have won international acclaim and their clothes are sold in 120 shops in 13 countries all over the world. Their flagship store in Oslo will open in February.

“There were two things we wanted to do. One was to tell Norwegian stories, and the other was to make clothes. If you look at the details on Norway’s different traditional costumes, they each have their own history. One of the symbols we use on our clothes is the aerosol can – to show that this is a Norwegian invention,” says Simen Staalnacke.

The duo from western Norway design clothes for both men and women, as well as accessories such as sun glasses, bags, belts and earphones. They have specialised in three styles: street mood, casual mood and cocktail mood.

“We want to show that Norway is a good place to live and we see that people in other countries find these Norwegian roots fun and exotic. The stories behind the clothes give them their own

Moods of Norway was established five years ago by Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen. Their designs can be found in shops in a range of countries, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Jamaica, Japan, China and the US. Their collections can also be purchased at “Grandma’s super interactive webshop” on Internet.

Download catalogue (pdf approx. 5mb) – click here to start.


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Dutch Fashion Foundation and Mercedes-Benz – Autumn 2008 fashion show – Prelude

On Tuesday January 22nd 2008 the Dutch Fashion Foundation and Mercedes-Benz proudly presented the fourth edition of the exclusive fashion salon ‘Prelude’ with the presentations of the new Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 collections of Sjaak Hullekes, Sebastic, Mada van Gaans, Corné Gabriëls and Conny Groenewegen, hosted under the hospitality of NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.



Mercedes-Benz supports the Dutch Fashion Foundation in her mission to create awareness and international appreciation for the Dutch fashion industry. With their collaboration the allure, quality and pioneering values of both brands meet. Both are very excited about the Prelude platform and proud of the success it has gained for the participating designers. For emerging talents Sjaak Hullekes and Sebastic it was the first time to show during this fashion platform event. Mada van Gaans presented for the fourth time, Corné Gabriëls for the third time and Conny Groenewegen for the second time after her debut during the last edition of the Prelude salon in July. With the continuation of the Prelude salons Mercedes-Benz supports the Dutch fashion world by accentuating the clear values of avantgarde fashion within the Netherlands.

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By Malene Birger is esquisite on Kate Moss in French Vogue

Malene Birger is a Danish fashion designer – she has been crowned by MTV as the “Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen,” and international trend magazine Wear Global has nominated her boutique in Copenhagen as one of the world’s finest in terms of design and decor.


Birger has run her own fashion company, By Malene Birger, since February 2003

“Some Like it Hot” is the killer, animal print silk dress from By Malene Birger Christmas Temptation collection, seen on Kate Moss on a two page spread in the upcoming August issue of French Vogue. The Christmas Temptation collection will be out in October 2008.

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Two to Pull Artistic Reins of Marimekko

Samu-Jussi Koski and Minna Kemell-Kutvonen will become artistic directors of Marimekko.




Marimekko has closed and re-organized its design team after the owner change. Samu-Jussi Koski, the beloved Marimekko fashion designer, and Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, who has worked for Marimekko for a long time, have chosen to become artistic directors of the design team.

Koski, 32, and Kemell-Kutvonen, 39, will be in charge of artistic and design strategy of Marimekko. Their tasks include coordinating design of product lines and supporting designers. Koski will hold the reins of fashion and clothing, Kemell-Kutvonen of interior products.

Samu-Jussi Koski has worked as a fashion designer for Marimekko since 2004. He graduated a fashion designer from the Design Institute of the Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2001. He is currently taking a post-graduate degree at Polimoda Institute in Florence, Italy.

Minna Kemell-Kutvonen has worked for Marimekko in various positions since 1992. She has worked as a store manager and as a manager of collection team of Marimekko’s interior products. She graduated MA at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2005. She has previously also studied design at Kuopio Academy of Design at Savonia University of Applied Sciences. She graduated in 1992.
By HL / Photos by Marimekko

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