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Through the Eyes of TIM WALKERb5675-magdalenaf

On graduation in 1994, Tim Walker worked as a freelance photography assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon. On returning to England, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for UK newspapers. At the age of 25, he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has continued to work to much acclaim ever since. The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include the photographs of Tim Walker in their permanent collections. Walker staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008. This coincided with the publication of his book ‘PICTURES’ published by teNeues. In 2008 Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council. In May 2009 he received an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. In 2010 Walker’s first short film, ‘The Lost Explorer’ was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival, 2011. 2012 saw the opening of Walker’s ‘STORY TELLER’ photographic exhibition at Somerset House;

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Fashion forward eBay

eBay partners with BFC for Fashion Forward initiative

eBay have announced an exciting new partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) in a multi-season sponsorship deal of the Fashion Forward initiative. The fashion arm of the UK’s biggest online marketplace will help to support emerging British design talent through the programme, starting at London Fashion Week SS13 this September. Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council  says, “Fashion Forward is one of the British Fashion Council’s talent support initiatives; designed to help emerging British fashion designers show and develop their businesses here in London. In its sixth year it has grown to encompass both womenswear and menswear british fashion designers and now supports seven designers each year; making this the perfect time to announce eBay as its new sponsor. eBay’s sales statistics are overwhelming and we hope they Continue reading


Filmmaker for London Fashion Week

BREAKING: Fash/On Film Mentoring SchemeFilmmaker search, launched by the British Fashion Council is looking for their first nationwide emerging filmmaker talent, as part of their Fash/On Film initiative sponsored by River Island, inviting up-and-coming directors to submit film ideas in response to a brief set by leading British designer Emilio de la Morena in conjunction with British Fashion Council Fash/On Film. The winning filmmaker fashion film will showcase Emilio’s pre-spring 2013 collection. One filmmaker will be selected to receive professional support and mentoring through the production process, offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into and experience of the fashion film industry. This film will be shown at London Fashion Week September 2012, creating a prestigious launch pad into the fashion film industry and the British Fashion Council.

The deadline for Filmmaker applications is Friday 6th July 2012.

Apply online
Find out application criteria and guidelines
Read the treatment guidelines for Fashion Film

For further information please contact:
Laura Hinson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1969
laura@britishfashioncouncil.com : ©ourtesy of londonfashionweek.co.uk

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Los Angeles Fashion Week set to kick off Thursday

Los Angeles Fashion Week's 10-day schedule kicks off with a pair of charity cocktail party / fashion shows on March 8, and wraps up on March 18 with L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios. Labels set to show their fall and winter 2012 collections are local brands Stop Staring! and SkingraftPhotos: Runway looks from Style Fashion Week’s Gen Art Fresh Faces showcase in October 2011 included, from left, Odylyne, Funktional and Chambers. Credit: Luis Sinco / ©Los Angeles Times

Paris Fall 2012 ready-to-wear (RTW) shows now over, it’s time to bring the fashion focus a bit closer to home. Following are some of the noteworthy scheduled events of Los Angeles’ 10-day Fashion “Week Shows,” which begins Thursday, March 8, 2012:

“Attire to Inspire,” a Thursday evening cocktail party, fashion shows and silent auction fundraiser for BREATHE LA (a nonprofit focusing on lung health and air quality) is set to include Moods of Norway, Yotam Solomon and eco-contemporary label VBN. It is open to the ticket-buying public at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles. Cocktails will kick off at 6:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. fashion shows. Attire to Inspire, Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., $125 tickets available at attiretoinspire.eventbrite.com Continue reading


Samantha Cameron, Lana Del Rey at London Fashion Week

Samantha Cameron, Lana Del Ray, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are among the celebrities taking in London Fashion WeekIt’s Presidents Day in the U.S., but fortunately we have London to satisfy our taste for fashion news. Starting at the top, Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, sat on the front row of Christopher Kane’s runway show Monday during London Fashion Week. She is her husband’s “ambassador” to the British Fashion Council. [Telegraph] Mulberry adopted singer Lana Del Rey for its showing, creating a bag named after her, sitting her front row at the runway and enticing her to sing at the brand’s party Sunday night. [The Cut] Plenty of other celebrities and socialites have been taking in the shows as well, including Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and singers Alexandra Burke and Kate Nash.  [Telegraph] So far, the designers in London seem to be showing more colorful clothes for fall than did the designers at New York Fashion Week. [The Cut] Top modeling agencies in Britain are prohibiting their models from using tanning beds, due to the risk factors for skin cancer — and wrinkles too. [Fashionista]  — by Susan Denley

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London Fashion Week begins…

London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 LIVE Blog

Follow all the action from London Fashion Week as it happens. Today: London launches, Antoni & Alison kick off, get set for Emilia Wickstead, and more…
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Today: 15:30 Reclaim To Wear x Central Saint Martins
There’s an injection of new blood at London Fashion Week’s Estethica this season, showcasing the best in eco fashion. From Somewhere’s Orsola de Castro, who is also creative director of Reclaim To Wear, an organization that labels up cycled capsule collections, has been working with students of second years students from Central Saint Martins. Ten teams have been using the fashion industry’s surplus such as stock, remnants and off-cuts to create a catwalk piece and two “commercial” pieces. The work of Continue reading


First Look A/W ’12 Schedule

Let the countdown begin… The British Fashion Council has released a provisional schedule for London Fashion Week in February 2012, with a few noteworthy changes to the mix.  Brands joining the line-up for the autumn-winter ’12 shows include Stella McCartney, Dion Lee and Sophie Hulme.  Lee, a young Australian designer admired for his artfully draped dresses, will make his London debut with a presentation on Tuesday 21 February.  Also presenting for the first time is Sophie Hulme. The BFC/ELLE Talent Launch Pad winner previously showed her work in a small-scale group exhibition. On 20 Feb, she’ll present her designs solo in between the Peter Pilotto and Michael Van Der Ham shows.  One of the highest-profile additions to the schedule is Stella McCartney. The designer will show a special capsule collection on 18 Feb ahead of her full A/W ’12 show in Paris. Antoni & Alison and Twenty8Twelve, both of whom took breaks from the main schedule last season, also return with shows.  See you at the tents in just 10 weeks… By Emily CroninLet the countdown begin… The British Fashion Council has released a provisional schedule for London Fashion Week in February 2012, with a few noteworthy changes to the mix.

Brands joining the line-up for the autumn-winter ’12 shows include Stella McCartneyDion Lee and Sophie Hulme.

Lee, a young Australian designer admired for his artfully draped dresses, will make his London debut with a presentation on Tuesday 21 February.

Also presenting for the first time is Sophie Hulme. The BFC/ELLE Talent Launch Pad winner previously showed her work in a small-scale group exhibition. On 20 Feb, she’ll present her designs solo in between the Peter Pilotto and Michael Van Der Ham shows.

One of the highest-profile additions to the schedule is Stella McCartney. The designer will show a special capsule collection on 18 Feb ahead of her full A/W ’12 show in Paris. Antoni & Alison and Twenty8Twelve, both of whom took breaks from the main schedule last season, also return with shows.

See you at the tents in just 10 weeks… By Emily Cronin