This Week in Fashion: Dolce & Gabbana's Lost Appeal, Public School Takes a Field Trip to the Cloisters

Plus—Uniqlo takes the Marais, VFiles' user-generated debut collection, and more.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: (L-R) Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce attend a party for Dolce And Gabbana hosted by Net-a-Porter at Westfield on July 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Image courtesy of Getty and Public School.

The week's top stories in fashion news.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana lost the appeal on their year-and-a-half long prison sentence this week, but don't worry—they probably won't be designing their next collection from behind bars. The two have been battling the Italian government's accusations of evading taxes since 2009, and they've maintained their innocence every step of the way. (CNN)

Uniqlo has opened a new concept store inside an old factory in Paris's Marais district designed by Wonderwall, the Tokyo interiors firm that's known for the BAPE stores. Eventually, the location will sell furniture and books alongside the company's rainbow of cashmere sweaters and skinny twill pants. If we're lucky, the furniture will also cost $12.99 and come in a pack of six. (High Snobiety)

Barbour is expanding from rugged outerwear to serious timepieces. Set to debut this fall, the new line will take cues from the color palette and traditional finishes of the outerwear collection, as well as motorcycle references from the brand's sportier Barbour International line. (EMag)

VFiles, ground zero for all things young and cool, has finally launched an in-house collection. Hitting stores this week, V Files Sport Plus is an amalgam of the types of styles that its users collect and share, including motocross jerseys and sweatshirts. The idea of a crowd-sourced collection is pretty radical. As founder Julie Ann Quay asks, "What if Facebook had a collection? What would that look like?" (

For those of us who still haven't made it to the Cloisters (it's a super long subway ride from the city), Public School's latest ad campaign offers a close-up look at all its cobblestone charm. Shot byDario Calmese, the photos of models Noma Han and Alexander Vander Stichele make the space look kind of hip—in a spooky, medieval way. (Stupid Dope)


Image courtesy of Getty and Public School.

—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.

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