Scottish Fashion Awards: Jonathan Saunders is Designer of the Year 2010

On Sunday 20th June 2010, Scotland’s brightest and best fashion talents were awarded at a star-studded event at the Glasgow Science Centre. Among the judges were; Amanda Wakeley, designer, fashion editor Dolly Jones and the renowned fashion journalist Hilary Alexander. In honour of the event, Swarovski even designed a special Saltire encrusted bag and ring. … Read more Scottish Fashion Awards: Jonathan Saunders is Designer of the Year 2010

Fashion: Christopher Shannon Spring Summer 2010 Menswear

The Christopher Shannon Spring Summer 2010 collection is now available through OKI-NI. This backstage video shows the models being lathered in some serious fake tan, courtesy of St Tropez. Shannon nearly always street casts his models, but you can also see some familiar faces such as Josh Bitelli and Dominique Hollington. The catwalk itself consisted … Read more Fashion: Christopher Shannon Spring Summer 2010 Menswear

Fashion: British Fashion Council Talent Launch Pad – Application Now Being Accepted

The British Fashion Council is now accepting application for the “Talent Launch Pad”. British fashion houses producing womenswear or accessories can apply for the support package, which includes access to the industry’s top stylists, photographers and creative directors to create images, films and online profiles. Major UK glossies will also give the initiative extensive editorial … Read more Fashion: British Fashion Council Talent Launch Pad – Application Now Being Accepted

World Cup 2010: Louis Vuitton to Design World Cup Trophy Case

Louis Vuitton has been drafted in to help design a travel case for the World Cup Trophy. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, designed by Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga, stands 36.8cm high, weighs 6.175 kilograms and is made of 18-carat gold. Antoine Arnault, Head of Communications for Louis Vuitton, said: We are very proud to have … Read more World Cup 2010: Louis Vuitton to Design World Cup Trophy Case

Alex Monroe Jewellery Auction for Fight for Sight

Alex Monroe, the coveted jewellery designer, is auctioning 18 carat gold bicycle pendants for the charity Fight for Sight. The pieces are handmade by Alex Monroe himself and have moving wheels. The designer will also be taking part in a bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the charity, which … Read more Alex Monroe Jewellery Auction for Fight for Sight

Can Lily Cole Spark a Revival of Rare Breed Sheep Farming?

On Wednesday 24th February 2010, supermodel Lily Cole hosted a party at the Brompton Club in Kensington to launch the first womenswear pieces from her collaborative ethical fashion label, The North Circular, which uses British sourced wool from rare breed sheep. The launch marked a step-change  in the momentum behind ethical fashion which has been … Read more Can Lily Cole Spark a Revival of Rare Breed Sheep Farming?

London Fashion Week AW 2010 – New Digital Era Spells Trouble for Fashion Bloggers

The world of fashion writing is changing. Like all forms of media of late, fashion, in particular, has seen a huge surge in the numbers of both skilled and unskilled practitioners making and developing their own niche or mainstream fashion blogs. At the opening day of London Fashion Week yesterday, I witnessed at first hand … Read more London Fashion Week AW 2010 – New Digital Era Spells Trouble for Fashion Bloggers

London Fashion Week: Peaches Geldof with Jonny Makeup

Peaches Geldof was interviewed this morning by Lorrain Kelly in the catwalk tent at London Fashion Week. After the interview, Peaches was straight on Facebook as well as chatting away to her friend Jonny Makeup – a makeup artists from California. Lorraine Kelly then went on to present the hot looks from the catwalk with … Read more London Fashion Week: Peaches Geldof with Jonny Makeup

London Fashion Week: Midweek Highlights

London Fashion Week has well and truly bedded into its new location with exhibitors and press alike taking to the elegant surroundings of Somerset House. So far, the highlights of the week have been the giant headpieces in Aminaka Wilmont’s collection and Stella McCartney’s Adidas range. The dominant themes of the week so far are … Read more London Fashion Week: Midweek Highlights

London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010 Opens

London Fashion Week S/S 2010 has just opened with the reception hall at Somerset House stuffed full of fashionistas, editors and designers. Stephen Jones, the world famous milliner who curated an exhibition at the V&A Museum recently, has an exhibition of men’s and women’s hats. Paul Costelloe has just finished the first catwalk show of … Read more London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010 Opens

Christian Lacroix May Have a Buyer

Christian Lacroix, the top-flight couture designer, earlier this month oversaw what many thought would be his last show for the time being as the global recession hit the luxury label he had grown for 22 years. Lacroix needed backers with deep pockets to plug the estimated £50 million shortfall for a re-launch of the label … Read more Christian Lacroix May Have a Buyer

Scottish Fashion Awards 2009

The Scottish Fashion Awards took place in June at Stirling Castle and were attended by big names such as; Henry Holland, Siouxsie Sioux, Vogue’s Kate Phelan, supermodel Kirsty Hume and (Official Jeweller of the event) Swarovski’s creative director Nathalie Colin. Here is the list of winners: Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame Sponsored by Hotel … Read more Scottish Fashion Awards 2009