Joao Paulo Nunes
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João Paulo Nunes is a fashion and lifestyle journalist based in London. He is the founder and editor of the website thestyleexaminer.com (selected as one of the best blogs by the British Fashion Council and Fashion Forward - organisers of São Paulo Fashion Week and Fashion Rio) and a regular contributor for Details magazine network. He has had numerous articles on fashion, art, design, and architecture published in several magazines including Vogue, GQ, L'Officiel, Tatler, DASH, Notion, Article, Muse, Schön!, Varon and Viktor. He has lectured and judged awards and competitions in the fields of fashion, design and architecture, and has provided consultancy services on fashion, style and trends to several companies.

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Paula Raia Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014/15

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2014 | (01:31)

On a sunny and warm morning in early April 2014 a van carrying me and about a dozen other international journalists arrives at a wide and leafy street in São Paulo's exclusive and affluent neighbourhood of Jardim Europa. As we park, I gather my thoughts and put away my briefing...

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Portugal Fashion: Unravelling Innovation in Fashion and Design

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (16:08)

In spite of having established a solid reputation in the manufacture of clothing and footwear dating as far as back as the late 19th Century, Portugal has not always been a country associated with sartorial creativity. However, that perception has been slowly changing owing to Portugal Fashion, a...

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Going Dutch: Amsterdam Fashion Week Turns 10 and Looks to the Future

(0) Comments | Posted 1 February 2014 | (19:25)

It is undeniable that, as the public perception of fashion weeks as uber-glamorous events has grown exponentially over the last few years across the globe, the role that they have played as professional trade shows has become gradually forgotten. If, for decades, the focus of a fashion week was the...

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For All it's worth: On Quantifying the Influence and Value of Emotions, Culture and Critical Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2013 | (07:00)

When you are a child and reach a certain age, your parents and other adults tell you that it's time to start going to school. It seems exciting that you are now able to join other children of the same age in a group in a place other than your...

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2013 | (07:10)

As guests gathered in central Moscow to attend the first show of the latest edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on 25 October 2013, their conversations generally included comments about how the unusually warm and sunny weather was a good omen for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections that 50...

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Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2014: A Magical Palimpsest of Staggering Sartorial Genius

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (23:39)

I feel that I should start this review with a warning: I openly admit that, at the end of watching Meadham Kirchhoff's Spring/Summer 2014 women's wear fashion show on 17 September 2013 (the last day of London Fashion Week), I joined those who stood up to fervently and emotionally applaud...

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Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2014: Of Songs of Innocence and of Experience

(0) Comments | Posted 15 September 2013 | (15:18)

For a considerable number of seasons, British designer Jasper Conran chose to show his women's wear collections in the main presentation space and as part of the official calendar of London Fashion Week. However, the decision to unveil the label's Spring/Summer 2014 collection in a unique and distinctive...

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Movimento HotSpot: A Celebration of Brazil's Future Creative Talent

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2013 | (21:34)

When it comes to writing the history of a nation, the gathering of facts from the past by historians and journalists is often overlooked, turning the reality of political conjuncture and cultural heritage into an often misconstrued narrative for subsequent generations. Such is the way that prejudices are born and...

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A Study On Seized Moments of Contemplation: Miles Aldridge at Somerset House

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2013 | (00:38)

London's Somerset House (which has over the years, secured a deserved esteemed reputation for hosting the best fashion exhibitions in the British capital) is currently displaying 'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me', a major retrospective of the work of photographer Miles...

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Celebrating the Right to Be Heard: 'The Color Purple - The Musical' Premieres in London

(0) Comments | Posted 15 July 2013 | (21:45)

Despite its success with audiences after it opened on Broadway in 2005, the adaptation of Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple into a musical play was never going to garner the most effusive of welcomes by theatre and literary critics. Rewritten for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award...

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Menswear Trends for Spring/Summer 2014 or: How Fashion Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Its Followers

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (16:40)

When it comes to trends forecasting, one of the most common assumptions (and also one of the most debatable) is that, in times of economic recession, fashion tends to follow rather than direct consumers perambulating through the path of style. As the global cycle of men's fashion weeks that showcased...

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London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2014: A Bright New World of Patterns and Textures

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2013 | (17:13)

By 15 June 2013, as London Collections: Men kicked off an intense calendar of runway shows and presentations of menswear collections for Spring/Summer 2014, fashion journalists and buyers from all over the world had arrived in the British capital with invigorated expectations about its sartorial talent. Four days later, as...

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Fashion Week Tunis 2013 or the Clamouring Whispers of a Revolutionary Spring

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2013 | (21:00)

When discussing the consequences of the Arab Spring situation in North Africa, historian Rashid Khalidi noted that, if and when democratisation happens in this part of the world, it will be independent of the West; in such context, political independence in Arab states will replace Western interference. However, and if...

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University of Westminster 2013 Fashion Graduates Runway Show

(1) Comments | Posted 26 May 2013 | (13:54)

When it comes to University end-of-year shows, comparing the work produced by a graduating cohort to the output generated by its predecessors becomes an almost unavoidable exercise. If this analytic approach does not always lend itself to the fairest scrutiny (particularly in the creative industries that tend to respond swiftly...

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Anamaya: A New Wellbeing Centre for London

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2013 | (13:10)

I first heard of Anamaya, a new wellbeing clinic located in the London neighbourhood of Kensington, from a friend of mine who always seem to be au courrant of the latest and most exciting ventures in lifestyle anywhere in the world. Anamaya (which means 'health' in Sanskrit) is...

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Fashion Rio: A Talented Sartorial Side of Brazil's Real Coin

(0) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (16:56)

It is undeniable that, over the last few years, the popularity of fashion as a status commodity has increased on a global scale. In addition (and either as cause or consequence), in most places in the world the platforms in which sartorial talent are displayed have become increasingly more diverse...

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Rio Moda Hype Spring/Summer 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (11:15)

Born out of an idea by Robert Guimarães and Fernando Molinari that came publicly to the fore in 2004, Rio Moda Hype has, over the years, evolved from being an awards scheme to reward emerging fashion talent in Brazil to become a fully-fledged business support programme that is vital to...

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Constructing Fashion and Design Layer by Layer

(0) Comments | Posted 12 April 2013 | (22:26)

London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery is currently displaying the exhibition Layer by Layer, the first of a two-part series which explores the role that digital print has had in fashion in recent years, as well as the potential of three-dimensional (3D) printing as a tool to generate new...

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A City of Two Tales: São Paulo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

(1) Comments | Posted 30 March 2013 | (13:09)

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (...), we had everything before us, we had nothing before us"
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

When, in late 2011, Brazil was announced as the sixth largest economy in the world, the country's...

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Look Back in Wonder: The Best of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2013 | (10:47)

After the hectic calendar of the major fashion weeks for Autumn/Winter 2013 is coming to an end and hundreds of fashion presentations have taken place, it becomes timely to pause and look back in order to re-examine the designs by emerging talent, appreciate once again the accomplished collections by established...

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