British fashion veteran Chris Moore is the subject of a new retrospective exhibition at Duke Street Emporium: the concept store that brings British brand Jigsaw, The Shop at Bluebird and Fenandez & Wells together under one roof. The 80-year old fashion photographer, who has been documenting the catwalks since the ’60s, was recently honoured at the British Fashion Awards, receiving a special recognition for his contribution to the industry. Read more
Chanel have announced that Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica will take up a position as global creative make-up and colour designer in the new year. Read more
I’m not sure when the Christmas jumper first became a “thing”. Once upon a time it seemed only to be a feature of films, worn by Hollywood stars such as Macaulay Culkin in John Hughes’ Home Alone as he merrily detonated Christmas baubles to deter intruders, or corpulent John Candy-types as they made their flatulent passage across the US. In Britain, they appeared as significant extras in class-based seasonal tragicomedies starring Julie Walters or Jim Broadbent, where they were accessorised with glinting Santa earrings and coronary heart failure.
Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco of Gucci
Change is in the air at Gucci. Power couple Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini are to leave the luxury brand in a joint announcement issued by Kering this morning. Read more
David and Victoria Beckham arrive at the British Fashion Awards
Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and Nicholas Ghesquiere were among other designers honoured at last night’s British Fashion Awards 2014. Held at the London Coliseum and presented by Jack Whitehall, the star-studded event was attended by over 2000 industry figures including Alexa Chung, Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell. Read more
This morning’s news of the appointment of Johnny Coca as the new creative director of Mulberry ends months of speculation at the beleaguered British brand as to its creative future. More than a year since its previous director Emma Hill left, citing “disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy”, the news will be a welcome fillip to the house. The house issued a profits warning in October, with first-half sales down 17 per cent to £64.7m, and shares falling 10.1 per cent to 675p. Read more
How much time do you spend thinking about what to wear each morning? It’s a question that has taken on new significance in the past couple of weeks: especially for the menfolk.
Beauty is going back to basics. Clinique’s newly-announced 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, in stores February 6th, promises a youthful glow and a long-lasting flawless finish. So, after years of make-up/skincare fusions of the BBs, CCs and DDs, does Clinique’s new make-up/make-up hybrid spell the death of double letter beauty products? Read more
You probably want to talk about coats, right? Forget about it. Talk of coats is quite ridiculous. I bought mine in August, and even then it teased me from the shop floor weeks before I made the purchase: my favourite shop assistant was tasked with sending urgent text alerts as the stocks dwindled to danger levels. As a rule of thumb, I like to make my most significant winter purchase on the hottest day of the year and then shop for increasingly thinner layers as the temperature drops. Now there’s frost on the ground, I’m thinking about a nice, flat, strappy sandal.
Sienna Miller, Stella McCartney and Giles Deacon are among the many fashion power-brands opening up their wardrobes to donate coveted pieces to The British Red Cross’ pop-up designer shop, which opened in Covent Garden today.