City by City’s Travel A-List is back for July, with their top six selects for exciting new openings in stylish cities, so you can stay ahead of the curve. Read on to find out the latest must-know openings in Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Melbourne (among others) – bookmark these travel tips and enjoy. Beauty & Essex, Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S / 1 702 737 0707 TAO restaurant group and innovative chef Chris Santos’ have now opened eatery Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Much like its sister restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side, the menu here encourages communal dining and features creative cocktails for every palate. The speakeasy-style bar and restaurant offers iconic dishes like grilled cheese soup dumplings and roasted bone marrow and encourages family-style sharing. Boutique Marmier Betina Lou, Montreal 6510 Henri-Julien Avenue / 1 514 274 6103 This new, minimalist atelier features Montreal’s own womenswear label Betina Lou plus its menswear counterpart, Marmier. The company prides itself on transparency through designing and producing its garments locally, which are merchandised alongside other coveted labels including Woolfell, Cantin, Odeyalo and Matu among many others. This is the only brick and mortar store where you can pick up Marmier products. Väkst, Copenhagen Sankt Peders Stræde 34 / 45 38412727 This beautifully Insta-worthy restaurant and bar by the Cofoco group (who also own Host, Oysters & Grill and Italy among others) is reminiscent of a greenhouse, spread over two floors and resplendent with plants and hanging foliage. The stripped-back menu serves delicious veg-based Nordic cuisine by chef Jonas Christensen inspired by that of its surroundings, with dishes including grilled pork neck from Grambogaard with cherry, chanterelles, Hawks Lundgaard from Arla Unika and yellow peas. Meanwhile, the interior was designed in cooperation with Genbyg, and features industrial concrete walls, wood seating, low-hanging lighting and recycled furniture, every bit as Danish as you’d expect. One not to miss if visiting the city. Generator Hostel, Stockholm Torsgatan 10 Situated right in the city centre, this latest location of the hip design-led hostel brand is said to be aimed at Millenials, with the hope of its communal spaces becoming a new city hang out at which to view art and design collaborations, live performances, and cool food and drink happenings. The hostel itself houses 233 rooms and 800 beds, with prices starting from $30, while the design, by Canadian interiors firm DesignAgency features retro furniture and colourways, and other quirky design details. A great choice for an inexpensive stay in notoriously expensive Stockholm. Studio Voltaire, Melbourne 80 Collins Street End Date: July 24 2016 The cult store from London-based art gallery Studio Voltaire has announced its first Australian shop. On sale are unique artworks, limited edition clothing, objects and homeware made by world renowned contemporary artists and designers including Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto and Eddie Peake, as well as a capsule collection launching exclusively for Melbourne shoppers. Artist Proof Printed Goods & Music, Seoul 3F, 9 Namdaemun-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu Printmaker and artist Choi has opened showroom and print office Artist Proof overlooking the bustling Namdaemun. A variety of stylish home objects, accessories, cards and materials featuring their own printed designs can be found here. Love this new series? Look out for monthly updates from the WGSN City team and check out the exciting new city scape video series. The post The WGSN Travel A-List: Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Melbourne appeared first on WGSN/INSIDER. http://ift.tt/2a22qdz

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As a child who grew up in the 80s and early 90s, I am thrilled to see the how DreamWorks team has evolved the beloved Trolls characters. Some new collaborations are beginning to surface as the upcoming Trolls movie release date gets closer, set to be in cinema theaters November 4, 2016. We spotted a heavy presence at the recent Licensing Expo in Las Vegas with Trolls being one of the key properties to watch. On a personal note, I recently cleaned out my childhood closet and found well over 50 trolls in storage with a “NEVER GET RID OF” label on them (thanks Mom!) Now, DreamWorks Trolls x the AKID kidswear brand present Good Luck Trolls, a limited-edition capsule collection. Fitting into the present obsession with adult inspired kidswear, this new line is perfectly fitting for cool kids everywhere. I am sure many fans would love to get their hands on these items including the trend-led furry slides (which channel the new Puma x Rihanna version), sophisticated graphic tees and the metallic gold pony hair trimmed hiking boots. Please make these in adult sizes too! Get ready for Saturday July 23rd, when this limited edition capsule collection arrives in-store at Nordstrom or shop online now at AKIDbrand.com for the coolest back-to-school gear around. Check out this new collection including Troll inspired sandals, sneakers, t-shirts and hoodies for children ranging from infants to big kids. Like this? Check out Erin’s other kidswear articles here Subscribe to WGSN to check out all of the latest kidswear reports The post The upcoming Trolls movie by Dreamworks is set to be a hit, as this new footwear collab shows appeared first on WGSN/INSIDER. http://ift.tt/2aj111W

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In Melbourne, food and fashion are basically the city’s favourite past times. So in keeping with this idea, live from the WGSN office in Melbourne I’ve curated the definitive mini food and fashion guide for anyone coming to the city. See below for your guide to the best eats, exhibitions and most delicious cocktails if you’re in town soon (and if you are around on August 3rd, may I suggest you attend our WGSN Designing Summer: Lifestyle, Interiors & Retail Trends S/S 16 to S/S 18 trend seminar, details below). Eat at: Lune Croissanterie… Notorious for customers waiting out as early at 3:30am, there’s no wonder the New York Times have posed the question “Is the World’s Best Croissant Made in Australia?”. What started off as a hole-in-the-wall pastry business in 2012 has seriously evolved into the very sleek, very Melbourne converted warehouse space in Fitzroy – complete with Star Wars inspired LED light installations and climate-controlled cube, designed to keep croissant crazed customers out (just kidding – it’s where the croissants are artfully prepared at a perfect 18 degrees). Items on the menu include traditional variations, some twice baked and an assortment of glorious cruffin’s (croissant and muffins love child for those new to the term). Open from 7:30am Thursday, Friday, Monday, and 8am on Saturday and Sunday. 119 Rose St, Fitzroy Be Inspired by: Designing Summer at Palace Cinema Como The trend seminar, delivered by our very own Head of Lifestyle & Interiors, Lisa White, will feature a forward-looking view of the macro trends for Spring/Summer 18. From 9am, the trend seminar will dive into consumer and cultural trends that will shape design and style. The second session will then move closer to season with detailed product trends for Spring/Summer 17, with full design direction, colour and materials for every area of lifestyle and interiors. The session will finish with a look at the retail trends that will impact the commercial aspects of the lifestyle and interiors markets. Don’t miss your chance to soak it all up and mix it with some of the industry’s best! August 3rd, 2016, Palace Cinema Como, Toorak Road, South Yarra, 3141 For more information and tickets, click here Have a fashion moment at: The Henry Talbot fashion exhibition. In 1983 commercial photographer Henry Talbot donated his archive to the National Gallery of Victoria. Among the negatives, contact strips and prints were the foundations for the NGV’s latest exhibition titled ‘Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer’. Previous collaborators include renowned international fashion photographer, Helmut Newton. The two founded Flinders Lane Studio back in the 60s and since then Talbot is synonymous with contemporary fashion, popular culture and the unique way he joined dots between the two to exemplify the ‘emerging youth culture of these exuberant times’. With a reputation as the ‘Australian Sartorialist in the 60s’ the exhibition spans the entire decade, featuring everything from vintage Vogue editorials to double denim- youth-infused-60s goodness, this one is not to be missed. NGV Australia, Level 3. Until 21 Aug 16 Open 10am–5pm daily Grab a drink at: South Press Wine House. The stylish wine bar ticks all the boxes when it comes to interiors and wine list, complete with a cheese, charcuterie and olive offering. 27 Toorak Road, South Yarra (03) 9866 4635 And in your Uber on your way home don’t forget to stop by the Joylati for a sweet treat! 325 Chapel Street, Prahan (03) 9939 4922 ALWAYS TRAVELLING? Discover the coolest neighbourhoods, must-see stores and best hotels, restaurants and inspiration spots with our incredible City-By-City guides. The post Melbourne, Australia: A mini-travel guide to the city appeared first on WGSN/INSIDER. http://ift.tt/29Sym1X

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Though his work can be found in some of the most inspirational restaurants, hotels and social clubs in the world, Tom Dixon’s retail footprint has always remained relatively small. For his third retail store, which opened at the end of June, Dixon headed to Los Angeles for “The Shop,” collaboration with high-end fashion boutique Curve. “What I had been looking for was ways of working slightly outside the norm, in terms of partnerships with other sectors,” Dixon told WGSN. “It’s nice to be in the faster moving, more community-driven world of fashion. The reason we said yes was because of the mix of tenants and the vision, but also because we could show things alongside more colour, more softness, than we would normally be able to, working on our own or with another interior brand.” The 7,000 square foot space is split between Dixon’s range of furniture, lighting and objects and Curve’s assortment of pulled-from-the-runway looks. Here, high-end collections from Balmain, Viktor & Rolf, Galvan and Isabel Marant are separated from Dixon’s work via movable metal screens covered in faux fur rugs and white marble. The store is part of Platform, a mixed-use, urban development project that combines hip brands like Blue Bottle Coffee, Linda Farrow, Aesop and Soul Cycle. It’s LA’s newest community hang-out, shop, eat and exercise zone, a concept that’s becoming even more appealing as physical retailers try to stand up to the digital takeover. “You can’t just sit back and expect people to come anymore,” Dixon explains. “People have so much choice, and they’re spending their whole lives on their screens, so if you want people to come out and enjoy your stuff, you have to do something that is a bit closer to entertainment than to retail.” Dixon isn’t a stranger to experiential retail. Last October, he collaborated with Wallpaper Magazine on Multiplex, a “retail space of the future” which hosted fashion, tech, furniture, beauty and food from over 30 international brands and designers. Following suit, “The Shop” also features a food component—the store’s eye-catching marble bar will start serving champagne later this month. WANT MORE? Check out WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors for all the latest news, reports and trend analysis. The post British designer Tom Dixon discusses experiential retail and his new LA store appeared first on WGSN/INSIDER. http://ift.tt/2a1DwL8

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