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Seven key steps to making a fashion business successful with today’s Market.

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Stella McCartney is the perfect role model for young fashion entrepreneurs, says a report by the British Fashion Council
A model with a Stella McCartney creation at last year's Paris fashion week.
 A model with a Stella McCartney creation at last year’s Paris fashion week. Photograph: WireImage
 Young British designers should emulate Silicon Valley and Stella McCartney and view the launch of a fashion brand as an entrepreneurial venture – not solely a creative endeavour – according to a report published today by The British Fashion Council. Titled Commercialising Creativity – Creating a Model for Success for British Fashion Designers, the paper claims that there is a dearth of guidance available to fashion designers starting their own businesses, an anomaly in an industry that employs almost 800,000 people and makes £26bn annually.

“Our ambition is that future generations of designers will understand how to create a business plan and source investment in the same way the tech industry does,” said BFC CEO Caroline Rush. Rush added that the findings would help young designers “evaluate the kind of business they want to be and the questions they should be addressing from the start.” Continue reading

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Dresses With Cutouts for this Summer

©ourtesy of Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey white dresses 4summer

Keeping with the already-established midriff trend, this season’s little white dresses are all about the bits they’re missing. From Topshop Unique‘s sheer panels to Stella McCartney‘s sharp angles and lacy eyelets, these are summer frocks by way of paper snowflakes. Click through the gallery to see those, plus nine more, and three members of the cutout club spotted on the streets of New York.

*This article originally appeared in the May 27, 2013 issue of New York Magazine. (Slideshow)


Animal Rights [PETA] No matter at Fendi Milan F/W show.

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Animal rights activists will be up in arms after seeing the Fendi show today at Milan Fashion Week. While fur has been a big trend this season, the Italian label unveiled a collection of pelts that featured in almost every look. From antelope to goat, mink to crocodile – it seems no hide was spared.

Animal Fur. Are you fur real? Fendi unveil a collection of animal pelts at their Autumn/Winter show at Milan Fashion Week. Models wore braided hair – lending a tribal feel but it failed to camouflage the amount of animal skin on display. Even handbags and iPad cases were fashioned using fur. No stranger to controversy, designer Karl Lagerfeld will no doubt have little regard for Peta’s opinion. A spokesperson for The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal said: ‘Fashion should be fun, and there’s nothing fun about draping models in skins torn from the backs of an animal who may have been alive and able to experience every agonizing second of it. So much for Fun fashion! Continue reading


Day #2: London F/W

London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012 live blog day two

Follow all the action from London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012 as it happens. Today: Get excited about Simone Rocha; Moschino Cheap and Chic makes its LFW debut; OMG Stella McCartney’s in town, and more…

With a soundtrack spattered with hammering rain mixed by The Libertines, and a press release promising ‘corrupted elegance’ we were expecting big things from Todd Lynn. With well-cut seperates in autumnal tones of rust orange, chocolate brown and teal – Lynn seemed to tick all the boxes at first. Fur stoles made of Fisher, a ‘relation’ of Sable, added a touch of glamour but the collection still fell a little short. The designer’s usual sculptural, futuristic aesthetic was there, while he attempted to branch out and make his first foray into draped silk. Shoulder high leather gloves added an interesting twist but otherwise the styling was basic. One note of interest came in the form of a gold feathered collar courtesy of Shaun Leane. – Sophie Warburton, fashion assistant, ©Daily Telegraph. Can you eat a jam doughnut without licking your lips? Well get practicing because if today’s make-up looks are anything to go by, next season will be all about glitter on your lips. Call it a fajazzle if you will. We will. International Icons reign supreme at this London Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits more of London’s fashion industry’s fashion shows. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up many choices for the Fall season events. Fall 2012 is no different and the “Looks” are very strong and marketable. Continue reading


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


Stella McCartney shows Autumn 2012 in New York City

AT AN INTIMATE PRESENTATION, COCKTAIL PARTY FOLLOWED BY HER NEW STORE OPENING, STELLA MCCARTNEY BEGAN 2012 AS SHE MEANS TO GO ON.

 

Stella McCartney launches Pre-Fall 2012 and opens new Soho storeStella McCartney’s in between seasons presentations are always something to look forward to. Her autumn 2012 collection was held in New York, at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant often voted the most romantic in the city. Models wandered around the candlelit cocktail party drinking champagne and playing pool and backgammon. The roaring fires, huge bouquets of flowers, photography books and a jazz band playing in the corner, meant McCartney’s presentation felt more like a convivialhouse party, not a stress inducing rushed runway show. There were vegan hors d’oeuvres. McCartney’s autumn accessories collection – also vegan – were on display in a room overlooking a winter garden. – – read more

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Stella McCartney shows Autumn 2012 in New York City

At an intimate presentation, cocktail party followed by her new store opening, Stella McCartney began 2012 as she means to go on.

Stella McCartney launches Pre-Fall 2012 and opens new Soho storeStella McCartney’s in between seasons presentations are always something to look forward to. Her autumn 2012 collection was held in New York, at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant often voted the most romantic in the city. Models wandered around the candlelit cocktail party drinking champagne and playing pool and backgammon. The roaring fires, huge bouquets of flowers, photography books and a jazz band playing in the corner, meant McCartney’s presentation felt more like a convivial house party, not a stress inducing rushed runway show. There were vegan hors d’oeuvres. McCartney’s autumn accessories collection – also vegan – were on display in a room overlooking a winter garden. – – read more


Bottega Veneta Goes Green

Bottega Veneta may not rank highly in the minds of animal lovers, seeing that their spring 2012 collection alone featured glazed crocodile, grommet-covered ostrich, and lizard skin accessories.  But their standing with tree-huggers just went up. The luxury brand’s Milan headquarters was recently awarded a “Carbon Neutral 2010” certification. It’s apparently just the beginning for Bottega though. The brand is planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during their fashion week and sales campaigns—times of the year when pollution spikes, according to the brand.  No surprise, considering the amount of power, energy, and air travel that goes into producing a single show. Luckily they’re already moving in the right direction by using carbon credits to offset additional impact. Bottega isn’t the first luxury label to go green, though.  Stand-out predecessors include Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood who takes part in the International Trade Centre’s ethical fashion program.  Maria Cornejo‘s also on board—she used fabric made of recycled cassette tapes in her pre-fall collection. All in all, this is certainly a spring trend that we can get behind. – – follow more on Bottega

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