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Before Iman or Naomi, there was Beverly Johnson. This August marks the 40th anniversary of Johnson’s landmark Vogue debut as the first-ever African-American to grace the mag’s cover. A year later, she landed the cover of French Elle, and later went on to score shoots with some of fashion’s most iconic photographers (like Irving Penn), Revlon campaigns, movie gigs, and more.
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Without a doubt, Edie Campbell is fashion’s muse-of-the-moment. Coming off of several seasons of stellar editorial and runway work, the It Brit model’s star continues to rise this summer with a deluge of recently released campaigns. Last week alone, Campbell debuted in ads for Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. The latter’s Tim Walker-lensed shoot was a true family affair: Campbell posed alongside her mom, Sophie Hicks; dad, Roddy; mullet-rocking brother Arthur; younger sister Olympia; and her oft-Instagrammed horse, Dolly.
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On July 11th, 2014 the greatest talents of the Dutch fashion academies present themselves in a central catwalk show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. Last month was marked by graduation shows of fashion academies. Each of the academies sent their best students sent.
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"In just a decade, Assoulin has gone from fresh-faced intern to creator of New York's most talked-about new line"
A quote from Elle Magazine 2013.
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G-Star RAW unveils the long awaited for the Oceans collection for Autumn / Winter 2014. This G-Star collection is the result of a collaboration with Bionic Yarn, the Vortex Project and Parley for the Oceans. RAW for the Oceans is curated by Pharrell Williams and made ??the breakthrough Bionic Yarn: a ecogaren fibers from recycled plastic bottles. The line fits perfectly with the innovative nature of denim brand G-Star jeans, and the first ever to be woven. Bionic Yarn
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Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson presented their first Grace Resort collection this week on the rooftop of the Nomad Hotel. The show turned into a party, where editors, buyers, and friends of the designers enjoyed the (finally) warm weather, champagne, and some loud tunes. Cofounders of Frame Denim, the designers envision their woman’s daily wardrobe in denim—but when it comes time for evening, she’s decked out in Grace. The contemporary market is a crowded one, but these Swedish designers are proposing something special with their take on slick evening dressing. Grace’s sexy LBDs, cool tuxedo jackets, and sleek jumpsuits are going to be a hit when they arrive in stores. And the price point ($260 to $600) will only feed the frenzy. Grace’s debut collection, which was unveiled in London in February, will be hitting Net-a-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, and other retailers soon. Needless to say, we’ll be buying a piece or two.

—Marina Larroudé
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The American fashion giant Opening Ceremony after his Mickey Mouse collaboration a new partnership with the Brussels-based floral artist Thierry Boutemy .
The collaboration with Opening Ceremony and Boutemy consists of a ready-to -wear collection , accessories and perfume , with floral prints will play the lead role . The prints will appear on the clothing of the U.S. concept store , Vans shoes and Manolo Blahnik and caps from New Era .
It is no surprise that the Opening Ceremony renowned floral artist asked for a collaboration. Thierry worked in the past with famous names in the fashion world , such as Dries van Noten , Givenchy and Lanvin . He also made ??some floral creations for the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West .
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From 2014 edition is Lichting supported by V & D, the largest department store in the Netherlands. Organizing Fashion Week and HTNK Netherlands, in collaboration with V & D, Lichting various events, which Lichting show is the highlight on Friday, July 11th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam. The fourteen best graduates of seven Dutch fashion academies show their graduation collections on the catwalk. The most promising graduate receives the V & D Talent Award. The winner will have the opportunity Lichting 2014 a capsule collection design, develop and produce, and thereby receives professional advice and guidance. In the spring of 2015, the collection sold in selected stores V & D.
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One of the top high-street labels in the U.K., Whistles has been on our radar for a while now—namely since Jane Shepherdson took the helm in 2008. Under her direction, the brand has developed a chic, minimalist tilt and rivals the big-name designers in our wardrobes, but Whistles’ attainable prices cannot be beat. To celebrate its upcoming expansion into the U.S. and French markets, Whistles teamed up with Garance Doré on a short video called #BellesAndWhistles, which debuts exclusively here.
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David Beckham hosted an exclusive rooftop pool party last night to mark the launch of his debut swimwear collection for H&M. Guests including Ellie Goulding, One Direction’s Liam Payne and Niall Horan and Aaron Paul soaked up the luxe party atmosphere in East London.

As with all previous ranges, the focus of the swimwear collection is on fit, performance, and comfort and offers a fresh update on classic masculine style. The new range of boardshorts, swim shorts and trunks will launch in selected stores and online from Thursday 22nd May, 2014.
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Pint size Dutch celebrity Sylvie Meis the current face and body of German High Street
Underwear Brand Hunkemoller.
She will star in a four country TV Campaign modeling Hunkemoller's new summer bikini line.
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Seven years after the first Kate Moss for Topshop collection, and three years after the collaboration was put on ice, Moss for Topshop is back. Except this time it is different. Where the early collections were a Moss-influenced take on that season's trends, the new range is Kate on Kate: a wardrobe autobiography, in fringed leather and sequinned stars. Seasonal trends are mostly ignored and, instead, the references are to Moss's own wardrobe and personal style heroines. The silver-fringed jacket that she wears on the cover of the latest issue of Vogue is a recreation of a near-identical piece that she loved and lost. A white Aztec-embroidered linen kaftan is a reproduction of a vintage version that Moss still wears every summer.
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Graduate Fashion Week have partnered with Vogue Italia Talents and Fashion Scout to present the International Catwalk Competition 2014. The world’s leading fashion universities are invited to enter their top graduate’s collection. Each of the selected universities can enter just one graduate collection in the competition. The judging panel is headed by Sara Maino, Senior Fashion Editor from Vogue Italia and includes other industry experts including Prof. Wendy Dagworthy (RCA).

The prize for the winning collection is £1,000 for the graduate and £500 for the university plus the collection will be exhibited at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week September 2014.

The Catwalk Show and Judging will take place at GFW on Tuesday 3rd June 2014.

For full detalls and to confirm your interest, please email competition@gfw.org.uk and we will send further details.
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A wonderful photo shoot in Vogue Russia


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Nails by Sophie Harris-Greenslade at The Illustrated Nail using @SallyHansen @SallyHansenUK

Adam Whitehead (Photographer)

Katerina Zolototrubova (Fashion Editor/Stylist)

Ben Jones (Hair Stylist)

Jenny Coombs (Makeup Artist)
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A wonderful photo shoot in Vogue Russia
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A wonderful photo shoot in Vogue Russia
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A wonderful photo shoot in Vogue Russia
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When it comes to contemporary fashion design, the Nordic countries of Europe are anything but terra incognita. Brands from Scandinavia are well-established around the world and designers such as Henrik Vibskov have been lavished with international accolades for years.
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Fashion Scout
Proudly Supporting
Ukrainian Designers
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Fashion Scout
Proudly Supporting
Ukrainian Designers
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Gap released its Spring 2014 campaign called "Lived-In," which gets to the root of style that the company is all about. With a neutral palette that focuses on distressed denim and graying tones, the American retail giant proves that it can be cool again, making us obsess over their classic Favorite Tee.

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Inspired by the early morning light the skyline of a city shows
light shows EMERGE sensory moments of awakening to the
raw canvas of New York.
Top model Elise Crombez represents the iconic Stills woman in this
Spring 2014 campaign, captured by Stills' house muse and photographer
Anne Marieke van Drimmelen.

With EMERGE Stills is a symbolic step toward a new light.
The images reveal a collection of smooth, tactile layers,
innovative use of materials and prints inspired by different
forming a new start. EMERGE invites you to the glow of Stills
to experience the cool aura of a bright New York morning.
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Just like the Punk subculture of the '70s and the Goth subculture of the '80s, the Chav subculture is mostly associated with the British working-class youth and supposedly appeals to uneducated ‘yobs’. Typical ‘Chav’ clothing included scruffy tracksuit bottoms, trainers, hoodies and a knock-off Burberry cap. The beige Burberry plaid became synonymous with the underprivileged youth of Britain and a symbol of all things unfashionable.
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Being Alexa Chung is lucrative, as the serial slasher's (model-presenter-writer-designer) latest company accounts prove.According to accounts filed on March 31, 2013, Chung's company, The Last Battalion, has over £1.85 million in its coffers.
Of that, almost £1.5 million cash is in the company's bank account with a further £539,000 in assets. The accounts also show that over £300,000 was added to the account from the end of March 2012 to the same time in 2013.
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Out of the Shower, Onto the RunwayTrendy Shoes: Slides and Flip Flops by Fashion Designers
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Adele in Stella McCartney to collect her MBE – a celebrity receiving an honour it was Stella McCartney wearing one of her own creations. This time Stella's back, but only in the form of a dress – singer Adele opted for a blue patterned Stella McCartney midi-dress and a Philip Treacy hat to collect her MBE. The patriotic nail art (a crown, no less) only turns a great dress into something definitively Adele
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Beyoncé’s ‘Visual Album’ Fashions
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The Silk Road: Kate Moss and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Urban Resort Looks for Vogue
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On Monday evening the British Fashion Awards celebrated the best of UK's fashion talent with a spectacular awards ceremony held at the London Colliseum. A total of 16 awards, voted for by over 300 prominent individuals from the fashion industry, were given to recognise creative talent and design excellence across all areas of the industry.Enter Your Description Here
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KARL LAGERFELD will open his first London store on Regent Street in March. The shop will be his largest European boutique to date, spanning 2,700sq ft, and selling men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories.
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"After years of art directing my own projects and visuals, I am SO EXTREMELY EXCITED to finally announce that I am now able to apply my passion for all things design into my new position as an Art Director and Creative Consultant for the iconic Puma!!!" an excited Solange Knowles announced to the world via
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Antoine: "It’s about the little surprise that the dress brings to the individual and her environment. Design is more and more about meeting the consumer’s wishes. You should be able to design it yourself, it should respond to the environment (hot or cold) or the person (physical, mood). I believe in the strength, vision and power of the designer. Suppose everything responds to our personality or desires, what shapes us then? I do not want to take into account the mood of a person, I want to have a positive influence."
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Photographer Bruce Weber is generally a shy and retiring type who rarely gives interviews, however, in conversation last night with host Fern Mallis at her New York salon series, Fashion Icons, he was remarkably forthcoming.
Most notably, he made a surprising revelation on the subject of the famous faces he's made it his career to photograph: "Photographing celebrities isn't so important to me," he said, "and I feel bad that so many photographers are forced to photograph them. I really miss having these really great girls who were great models on the pages of magazines."
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Just recently we looked at the obsession of the fashion industry with making models look ‘real’ with excessive photoshopping, however, not in this case.
British department store Debenhams has redefined the perception of beauty in today’s advertising industry. Their latest catalogue features models who may not make it to mainstream catwalks, but definitely expands the idea of what beauty truly looks like.
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The Swedish retailer Weekday launches capsule collection for spring 2014 MTWTFSS / HE - a compact collection of garments that can be worn by both men and women. Weekday archive classics get a 'gender-free' design update and studies in an innovative way the relationship between body, clothing and identity. The collection will be launched with a striking film in which the concept is explained and you can see the collection. MTWTFSS / HE 2014 is available at Weekday stores worldwide. Early February
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Canadian rapper Drake has announced that his 'Would you like a tour?' will be outfitted by Calvin Klein."I love Drake - he is very talented and I like his effortless attitude in terms of his style and music," Italo Zucchelli, men's creative director at Calvin Klein, told WWD of the relationship.
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You probably don’t know Anthony Vaccarello’s name. That’s fine. You’ll have seen his work, though, because it’s impossible to ignore.

That’s due to two reasons: first, the prominence of Vaccarello’s very many fans; and second, the prominence Vaccarello places on their bodies. Back in the early Nineties, Janet Street-Porter coined the phrase “result wear” to describe the sexy, souped-up frocks of Antony Price. It applies to this new Anthony, too. Whether you’re talking column inches or carnal inches, wearing Vaccarello gets results.
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A male model has bravely given up a successful career to start all over again - as a female model.
Chloé Lapper, 28, used to be a man called Shane, and walked the catwalks of some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
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Victoria Beckham is to open her own boutique in the affluent area of Mayfair in London.
The 39-year-old former Spice Girl will sell her collections of clothing and handbags from the new shop in Dover Street at the centre of the capital's fashion district.
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Kate Moss is set to resume her design collaboration with Topshop, and work is already well under way.
The 39-year-old model mother is said to be working with Topshop creative director Kate Phelan and stylist friend Katy England on a spring/summer 2014 collection, due to be released in April next year.
Moss first teamed up with the retailer - which is owned by her close friend Sir Philip Green - back in May 2007. After several sell-out collections, the partnership was put on ice in 2010.
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Topshop have added another stellar fashion talent to their already impressive staff roster with the announcement that Antiposium’s creative director, Geoffrey J. Finch will be joining them.

Reporting to ex-fashion editor Kate Phelan, Finch will work alongside head of design Emma Farrow in a new part-time role, which allows him to also stay at Antipodium.
Speaking about his new appointment, Finch said: "I am very honoured to have been chosen by Topshop as their new creative design consultant and thrilled that this will entail working with the enormously talented Emma Farrow and under the direction of Kate Phelan, one of the most influential and inspiring women in fashion."


An Australian native, Finch is obviously a London convert, adding, "I first came to London when I was 17 and have remained fascinated by the cultural melting pot that it represents; steeped in history, spiked with eccentricity and oozing with character. What's not to love?"
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We should start looking at frequent H&M’s designer collaboration leaks as kismet. Fashion freaks just can’t wait to get their dirty little hands on the latest greatest and cheapest thing, and we can we blame them? Nope, cause they are us. Last night, the lookbook for Isabel Marant’s upcoming collection for the Swedish retailer was prematurely revealed to the delight of everyone.
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With the opening strains of The Smith's "How Soon Is Now?" blaring in the Salvatore Ferragamo show venue, Massimiliano Giornetti sent out a Spring 2014 collection that is as wearable as it is inspiring. The designer's latest offering sticks mostly to shades of cream and white, with a few splashes of color by way of a gray-and-purple alligator trench coat and some lovely midnight-blue pieces that came out toward the end of the show.

But the bulk of it was pure, understated, and almost minimal glamour. Think wide-legged leather pants, coats and skirts cut from an inverted blue pinstripe material, and interesting uses of pleating. Giornetti is a designer who understands that restraint can be a beautiful thing, and this collection makes that plain.
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Plus Size Bodies, What Is Wrong With Them Anyway?
New York, NY — Jan 09, 2012 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) – In the January 2012 issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus-size model Katya Zharkova is featured in an explosive editorial where thought provoking statistics and statements are revealed. The editorial was featured in a blog post on Friday, January 6th and was the most talked about subject throughout the weekend with over 300,000 in readership activity, 7,000 Facebook likes, over 7,600 Facebook shares and continuing it’s viral momentum with over 1,000 Twitter shares in three short days.“The statistics and photos in this article have had a global impact,” says Tulin Reid, Executive Marketing and Creative Director of PLUS Model Magazine
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FIVE of Britain's most famous fashion brands will fly 12 ft flags over Oxford Street from September 1 until September 17, featuring huge images from their autumn/winter 2013 catwalk shows. As part of a new collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Oxford Street, labels including Giles, House of Holland, Temperley London, Topshop Unique and Matthew Williamson have come together to celebrate London Fashion Week, which kicks off on Friday September 13 for five days.
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Fashion Scout Ones To Watch Designers September 2013
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At just 26 years of age, designer Charlotte Simpson is already in her third season - and a home-grown talent that Britain should be proud of.

Charlotte Simpson is about as home-grown as they come. Having studied Fashion at Northumbria University - a course which included placements with Julien Macdonald and Amanda Wakeley - before going on to win the Rhodes Catwalk Textiles award at Graduate Fashion week in 2009, Charlotte went on to finish her training at the London College of Fashion before setting up her own line.
Now in her third season, and at the tender age of 26, Charlotte talked The Telegraph through her design aesthetic.
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“Retail kismet” was how creative director Simon Kneen described the timing of the Banana Republic Issa London Collection,
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NEW YORK, United States -- For the last five years Jenna Sauers, a writer for the popular feminist blog Jezebel, has been analysing and reporting on the racial diversity of models at New York Fashion Week. The numbers have gone slightly up and down in each report. But from Fall 2008, when Sauers first began the study and discovered that a mere thirteen percent of looks were worn by non-white girls, until now, where the figure stands at seventeen percent, every season has brought the same conclusion: the vast majority of the women walking the runways are Caucasian.
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Following up the groundbreaking Issue Zero, Wolf Magazine continues its assault on newsstands with Issue One. Wolf Magazine shines a light on the previously obscure and near extinct facet of both still and cinematic photography – the personal and unfiltered work of the artist. The magazine is an homage to the independent photographer who fears no opinion. This philosophy was key to reaching the global creative community in the most honest way
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Mara Hoffman's 2014 collection Miami Swim Week comes to a close today, and on Saturday, New York-based designer Mara Hoffman sent her collection of mysticism-inspired maillots down the runway.This season, the collection was inspired by mythology and the mysticism of India.
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The House of McQueen placed an ad around various fashion and design colleges around the capital, and requested a "talented knitwear student" to work in the studio five days a week, nine and a half hours a day for up to 11 months. It further specified that only travel expenses would be paid, as well as just £60 per month in lunch vouchers.
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John Casablancas, the modeling agent whose shrewd and sometimes scandalous packaging of beautiful women ushered in the era of supermodels, died on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. He was 70.The cause was cancer, said Lorraine Caggiano, his executive assistant. Mr. Casablancas, who lived in Miami, was being treated in Brazil.

Head-turningly handsome, Mr. Casablancas courted scandal in his own life as well, accused of having sexual relations with teenage models and pursuing a playboy’s life of excess. For 30 years, through the Elite Model Management agency, which he founded in Paris in 1972, he shaped the careers of models who became household names, among them Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Carol Alt, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Andie MacDowell, Kim Alexis, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen.
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Diesel Black Gold SS14
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BROWN CLOTHES presents JUNE: the Spring / Summer 2014 Collection in Fashion Factory on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 July 2013 - booth 107


The January and June Collection originated from BROWN'S vision: Fashion is a direct reflection of what is happening around us. Faster, faster, faster, fastest ....
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Rem D Koolhaas, the Creative Director of United Nude, unveiled the new limited edition haute couture shoe designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid in Paris this week. Zaha and United Nude’s Creative Director Rem had talked about shoes since they first met years ago, and agreed to collaborate on the design of a shoe which ignores rules and conventions. The design of the NOVA shoe (pictured here) combines innovative materialisation and ergonomics with Hadid’s architectural to convey a sense of movement. United Nude launched in 2003 and is now available in over 50 countries worldwide, United Nude has seven flagship stores in Amsterdam, London, New York, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Seoul and Tokyo.
www.unitednude.com / @unitednude
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LONDON (Reuters) - Suzy Menkes, doyenne of the fashion press, says she plans to auction off part of her own label-strewn wardrobe at a two-week online sale in July.
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British menswear is one of the most exciting areas of fashion at present. Growing 12% in the past 5 years, it is now worth £10.4bn. It is thanks to initiatives like Fashion Forward that has seen this industry boom, supporting talent with a unique platform.
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At 39 years old, Kate Moss' modeling career shows no signs of slowing down.
With one quick runway appearance at Marc Jacobs' Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, she stole the spotlight from her much-buzzed-about model and fellow catwalkerCara Delevingne, and in the past year, she's booked campaigns for Stuart Weitzman and Versace.
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The British Fashion Council announces that Stella McCartney has been named Designer of the Year, receiving the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards 2012. Stella also received the Designer Brand award on behalf of her eponymous label, picking up two awards on the evening, both of which recognise a momentous year for the designer through her achievements in the fashion industry and her contribution to Team GB in 2012.
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BIZARRELY RESTRICTIVE FASHION BY UNA BURKE
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The only thing that’s more intimidating than a meeting with Anna Wintour is a job interview with her. Even among staff members whom she likes working with, the editor-in-chief of Vogue is notorious for giving employees’ outfits a knowing once-over. So what happens when you not only need to dress up (it’s an interview, after all), but also must choose a look that convinces her you’re Voguematerial? That’s what we asked dozens of people who’ve been through the ringer in the past few decades.
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Almost a decade before Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra, Joan Collins starred as Nelifer in an epically camp Hollywood film calledLand of the Pharaohs. She played a money-hungry and shallow woman who weasels her way into the pharaoh's life in an effort to obtain riches — a role that would set her up for many to follow, most famously as Dynasty's Alexis Carrington. Zoom in here on never-before-published contact sheets taken in an off-moment between filming. The low-cut V-necks and halter dresses are fifties-pinup chic. And that classic Collins stare is in full effect.


BY STELLA BUGBEE
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After Kate Upton’s shoot a couple of weeks ago, it now was Rihanna’s time to pose for photographer Terry Richardson. Of the experience, she tweeted: “Check out what me and @Terry_World do in 10 mins after work #impromptuShit.”
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Denmark sets new catwalk record
A short while ago, the last model stepped off the podium of the World's Greatest Catwalk in Hong Kong,
sealing the world record that the Guinness Book of World Records had arrived to register.
With a 3.2 kilometer-long runway and 343 models, the World's Greatest Catwalk is now officially the
greatest catwalk ever recorded with its amount of models. And that's something to be proud of, because the
record-breaking event has spurred a collaboration between Danish Fashion Institute and Hong Kong
Fashion Designers Association. The fashion displayed on the runway was, for this reason, from both
Denmark and Hong Kong.
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Teen fashion blogger branches out with book
Tavi Gevinson has accomplished more in her 16 years than most people double her age.
The style blogger, writer and darling of the fashion set launched afashion blog from her suburban Chicago home before she turned 12. Two years later it was getting 50,000 hits a day and she was a fixture in the front row of fashion shows in New York, Paris and Tokyo.
Profiles of the young fashionista followed in the New York Times and the New Yorker, along with stories in French Vogue and in teen magazines.
Gevinson has added editor to her credits with the publication of "Rookie Yearbook One," a compilation of articles, photographs and drawings from her Rookie website, which she started about 15 months ago.
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Do good clothes stop at size 12?So-called 'plus-size' women like fashion as much as anyone, but the high street is catching on too slowly
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Karolina is based in Leicester, United Kingdom. She studied at De Montfort University. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
'Karolina Laskowska' is a niche lingerie brand, creating luxury, sophisticated garments with a cheeky erotic twist… Drawing inspiration from the world of fetish and contrasting it with sophisticated feminine accents and materials, this is lingerie for the modern and fashion-forward woman. As well as the ready-to-wear range of striking boudoir-wear, Karolina Laskowska’s passion lies in bespoke and limited edition designs, often using rare and luxurious fabrics so that no two garments are the same.
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How do you mark the 50th anniversary of a legendary couturier like Valentino Garavani? With a retrospective of his life’s work, of course. And where else would it be but in a world capital like London, where it will receive more lavish exposure than if it were in Rome and Milan in tandem. From tomorrow through March 3, 2013, the Embankment Galleries at London’s Somerset House will spotlight Valentino’s extraordinarily glamorous career through pictures, film and a selection of the designer’s couture, two thirds of which has never been on public display.
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Over the course of his career as a fashion editor and stylist Matthew Edelstein has had plenty of opportunity to form opinions about American fashion — and now, with his new clothing line, he’s decided to do something about them. “In the past few years it’s become all about heritage,” he says. “I want to pull away the heritage, strip away the nostalgia and do modern sportswear. I love the idea of taking back that easy, modern spirit that designers like Claire McCardell and Geoffrey Beene and Perry Ellis had.” Friends & Associates, named for what Edelstein considers the collaborative spirit of creative ventures, does just that, focusing on bright, polished pieces that make getting dressed in the morning a breeze. The resort collection, which is available beginning today on the Friends & Associates Web site, features lots of crisp cottons and an oversize polka dot prints.
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Esther Heesch is a 16-year-old of many talents — she surfs, she plays piano, she practices ballet, she can sit through episodes of Germany's Next Top Model with Heidi Klum in their entirety, and she's already racking up the jobs since she first stepped foot on a runway at Dior's fall 2012 couture show last year. For the spring 2013 season, Heesch booked a total of twenty slots at Milan and Paris fashion weeks (she skipped New York and London), walking for Prada, Céline, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Chloé, Chanel, and Dries Van Noten, and opening for Valentino. She went on to nab the Céline pre-fall 2013 look book, Chanel pre-fall 2013 show in Edinburgh, and Valentino spring 2013 campaign, not to mention editorials forInterview and Vogue Japan (the latter, on newsstands now!). The Next model stopped by our offices before heading back to high school in Lübeck to talk about her teachers, eating organic, and Karl Lagerfeld's Hula-Hoop bag, which she saw in real life.
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From J.W. Anderson’s tube tops and frilled shorts (above right) to Meadham Kirchhoff’s tunics and skirts to Sibling’s fluffy cotton-candy-pink shorts, London’s up-and-coming designers put some extreme feminine twists on their Fall ’13 menswear collections. But while men (who aren’t Marc Jacobs or Andrej Pejic, that is) may be a little hesitant to jump on the gender-bending bandwagon, it would seem that women are, once again, craving an androgynous edge. The proof? Due to popular demand, menswear designers are creating looks tailored just for the ladies.
—Katharine K. Zarrella
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Yesterday at 11:30 pm the Diesel Black Gold menswear show held in Milan.
The womenswear show takes place in New York on 12 February at 13:00.
The inspiration of the Diesel Black Gold FW13 menswear collection is' Psychedelic Rock and Interplanetary Travel ", or a psychedelic rock band on tour
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Supermodel Kate Upton is the new face of the New York-based Sam Edelman footwear brand.
The campaign, which will run for six months, pays tribute to Edelman’s urban heritage and is part of a larger strategy for the brand as it strives to grow into a lifestyle player.“It felt like the right time,” Sam Edelman, designer and Division President told WWD. “We had a major ad campaign with Charlotte Kemp Muhl 18 months ago. It carried us for a long time. [By choosing Kate,] it was a hell of a decision to go with an indie girl.”
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The wait is over. Ten years after the opening of the first store in Weekday
Stockholm, it's finally time to a wider audience acquainted with
Weekday's multi-brand offering.
Many garments that you encounter in the Weekday stores are also available via
weekday.com. All in-house labels are available: MTWTFSS Weekday, MTWTFSS
Weekday Collection, Weekday collaborations and Fade to W, but also the external brands
Cheap Monday, Back, Rodebjer, Örjan Andersson, Cedric Jacquemyn and Christophe
Lemaire.
Until now, the Weekday stores opened in major cities in Northern Europe. with the
adding the ONLINE STORE Weekday now reached 18 European countries.
Online store: Weekday.com
Facebook: facebook.com / weekday
Instagram: weekday_stores
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Eleven years at any fashion company is

considered an eternity, but for Marissa Webb, those years at J.Crew were a study in the ins and outs of a successful brand. After working up to vice-president of womens wear design, Webb left in 2011 and debuted her eponymous collection at New York Fashion Week spring 2013. Channeling her prior retail experience, the twenty-look collection focused on tailored sportswear separates in sleek neutrals accented with pops of color and pattern. Retailers like Barneys and Steven Alan quickly embraced the easy-to-wear pieces; boutiques as far as Kuwait and Japan carried the line. (Click "view slideshow" to see the collection, which is in stores now.)

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G-Star Raw has moved from a “toxic greenwasher” to a “Detox leader,” according to Greenpeace. Following pressure from the environmental nonprofit’s “Detox” campaign, the Dutch fashion retailer committed on Thursday to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its global supply chain products by 2020, the 15th corporation to do so to date. G-Star’s announcement comes just a week after Greenpeace activists picketed the brand at the opening ofAmsterdam Fashion Week for declaring a zero-discharge intention but failing to follow through with credible individual commitments or action plans.

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“Today G-Star has shown its true face and sent a clear signal to its customers and competitors that toxic textiles are a fashion faux-pas,” says Ilze Smit, toxic campaigner at Greenpeace Netherlands, in a statement. “Now is the time for G-Star to turn their ambitious plans into transparent action that will make a real difference for people around the world, particularly those living in the areas affected by the fashion industry’s long-standing toxic addiction.”
Other companies that have made similar pledges Adidas, Benetton, C&A, Esprit, H&M, Levi Strauss, Li-Ning, Mango, Nike, Puma, Marks & Spencer, Uniqlo, Zara, and most recently,Victoria’s Secret.

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Alexandre Herchcovitch sends blindfolded models down the runway The Brazilian designer's models didn't miss a step, though their eyes were covered with fashionable accessories. Applause erupted at the closing of the show, a rare feat in the highly competitive world.Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, known for his exaggerated proportions and silhouettes, took things a bit further at his Saturday evening fashion show in Milk Studios when he sent several models down the runway wearing sheer blindfolds.The girls -- with one side of their hair in a braid and the other half kept straight -- walked the U-shaped catwalk confidently, never missing a step despite their impaired vision.
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Shoppers have become accustomed to the steady stream of colorful clothing that so-called fast-fashion apparel chains churn out. Rather than launching lines only at the beginning of each season, chains such as Inditex’s (ITX)Zara and Hennes & Mauritz’s (HMB) H&M introduce styles as often as every two weeks. The constant replenishment keeps fashion-conscious customers coming back for the generally low-priced goods.

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But worker rights advocates say fast fashion has another, darker cost: Demands for constant product turns may be putting workers’ lives at risk in developing nations such as Bangladesh, which suffered two fatal garment factory fires in as many months.

Apparel sold by Spain’s Inditex, the world’s largest apparel company and a pioneer of faster fashion cycles, was found at a factory that caught fire on Jan. 26, killing at least seven people. More than 100 were killed on Nov. 24 at another Bangladeshi plant producing garments for companies including Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Wal-Mart Stores (WMT).

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In Nike’s (NKE) 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, the company noted, “asking factories to manufacture too many styles is one of the highest contributors to factory overtime in apparel.” And when workers don’t take enough breaks, Locke says, accidents can happen. Rapidly changing orders adds to the pressure.
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The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton should re-wear her outfits to help the environment, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood said on Sunday.

The designer advised Middleton, the wife of Britain's Prince William and the country's future Queen, that she should recycle her outfits if she puts a lot of effort into her appearance.

"I don't have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that's very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message," Westwood said before her Red Label fashion show at London Fashion Week.

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Anders Holch Povlsen buys 10 percent online fashion retailer Zalando,
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They perch along the runways like birds on a wire, each with vivid markings: the celebrity editors Carine Roitfeld, working her swag of dusky hair, kohled eyes and killer stilettos, and Grace Coddington, her flame-colored mane framing her face like a cloud; and the photographer Terry Richardson, his downward-drooping mustache lending him the look of a ’70s porn king.

And you won’t need a field guide to pick out professional show-offs like André Leon Talley, descending on the catwalks with a great sweep of his stole; or the fashion scribe Lynn Yeager tricked out like a Kewpie, all cupid’s-bow lips, voluminous skirts and coin-dot spots of rouge on her cheeks; or, in their midst, Anna Wintour, Vogue’s vixenish chieftain, ducking, as the house lights fade, behind precision-sheared bangs and dark glasses.

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MILAN (Reuters) - Italian designers put craftsmanship before reckless glamour at the Milan fashion week, in a bid to defend their tailoring tradition in the face of global competition.

Fashion houses PPR's Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli andErmanno Scervino on Saturday proposed sculpted flannel coats and steel-embroidered dresses for their 2013-14 autumn-winter collections.

"I am based in Florence because this is where I find a know-how that I don't find anywhere else," Scervino told Reuters in the backstage of his packed show.

Both Scervino and Cavalli dedicated their events to Florence, a city famous for its artisanal leather goods, also the signature lines ofItalian fashion giants Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci.
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For Karl Lagerfeld, too, this is a debut: for the first time, the German designer will sign a collection of shoes that are wholly made of PVC. The Brazilian brand Melissa has indeed given Kaiser Karl free reign while creating two new models and personalizing another two, that were already part of the collection.
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DIESEL + EDUN
Spring 2013 is marked by the launch beyond fashion: DIESEL + EDUN presenting a denim collection originated in Africa and worn by a generation of creative talent. Inspired by African creativity, the collection is made ??in Africa with the best CCI cotton from Uganda.
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For the 25-piece collection consisting bring to life the concept EDUN have DIESEL + Studio Africa developed a virtual speaker and a platform for a new generation of creative talent from across the continent.
Studio Africa is launched with a series of live events in collaboration with Boiler Room, the online broadcaster for live-stream music. Shows in Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and Los Angeles bring African and Western musicians together in a celebration of creativity cross.
As an advocate for Africa Studio supports Solange the commitment of the project to promote African creativity in 2013 by the launch event in Paris on Sunday, March 3rd exit.
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"My love for African fashion, music and art runs deep to my core and has been a significant source of inspiration to me as an artist.'m Constantly being exposed to African Such innovative talent so I'm excited That Diesel + Edun is That extraordinary celebrating creativity through Africa Studio and taking me along for the journey! "- Solange, March 2013
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With the artistic collaboration of L’Uomo Vogue, the Citroën style center created Ds3 Cabrio L’Uomo Vogue, by taking inspiration from the stylistic code of the magazine. Free place then to a masculine and sophisticated aesthetics, in an harmony of different shades of black and grey, of haut de gamme materials and details that highlight the pureness of shapes. A true homage paid to the personalities of the protagonists of the world of fashion, of show, of sport and of art, that have been appearing for more than 40 years on the pages of L’Uomo Vogue, the most eminent style magazine on an international level.

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LONDON (Reuters) - As hundreds of models have strutted down catwalks in New York and London this month for the fall fashion shows, one face has emerged from the crowd -- British model Cara Delevingne.

At New York Fashion Week last week Delevingne, 20, walked in 13 shows, including Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, and in Londonthis week she sashayed in various shows, for Burberry, having previously modeled for Stella McCartney. Milan and Paris come next.

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Top model Bar Refaeli's latest assignment sees her swap lingerie for a chic, date-appropriate outfit in a new TV ad launched by her native country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Promoting Israel's advanced technologies, the former girlfriend of Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio plays the love interest of a gentleman who's encountered every type of futuristic gadget available during the course of a jog around his neighbourhood.
However, her cameo has upset the Israeli Defense Forces because the 27-year-old has never served in the Israeli army, a duty required by all Israeli women over the age of 18, reports the Daily Beast.
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British brand Matchless, famous for motorcycles, clothing and accessories, is launching its debut mens and womenswear outerwear collections in June. To celebrate the launch, Matchless' advertising campaign features Kate Moss shot on location at MC Motors in Hackney. Kate was photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Joe McKenna. Matchless’ campaign features the model on Marlon Brando’s motorbike from the iconic film ‘The Wild One’ alongside model Andre Van Noord. Kate Moss can be seen wearing the Matchless ‘Notting Hill’ jacket and the ‘Soho’ jacket. The AW13 campaign is planned for release in June issues select publications.
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Tax Commission has fined fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana 343.4 million euros ($441 million) for tax evasion.

The decision confirmed to Reuters by Italy's tax agency on Tuesday relates to payments the agency says should have been made when the designers sold their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to their own Luxembourg-based holding company GADO in 2004.

The authorities ruled that the designers engineered the transaction to avoid paying taxes in Italy, where corporate tax rates are among the world's highest.

Dolce and Gabbana, known for their Sicily-inspired style, were not available for comment on Tuesday, though they have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

"GADO operated as an 'ad hoc' safe, an operation to carry out illicit international fiscal planning aimed at saving taxes," the Tax Commission said in its February ruling, which was filed on March 20 and first surfaced in the Italian media on Saturday.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is continuing his public image rehabilitation with an upcoming stint teaching a master class at one of New York's leading design schools.
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After news of devastation, fires, building collapses, and an ever-rising death toll from the back-to-back disasters that ravaged Bangladesh's garment industry over the past couple of months, there appear to be movements toward implementing change to the much-flawed manufacturing system. And it's about time — retailers surely want to get ahead of what has turned into a PR nightmare.
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GRACE NDUTA has never ventured far from Korogocho, the Nairobi slum where she lives. But her handiwork has. Bags she helped make were slung over the skinny shoulders of fashion models as they strutted the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.
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“I don’t pretend to be an artist, I just play with dolls.”

Moscow-born New Yorker E.V. Svetova’s intricate, elaborately styled characters and the urban scenarios she puts them in are as cinematic and compelling as anything that Cindy Sherman has created. If not more so. Svetova became an internet sensation after the photographs of her series of David Bowie dolls went viral. She continues to refashion existing fantasy dolls – from Soom and Dollstown – and custom sculpt her own models to create tableaux that add an extra dimension to the characters that can be found in her written fantasy fiction.

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