The Los Angeles City Council has just voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur within city limits, making it the largest American city to do so since San Francisco, which passed a similar ban earlier this year.
Prime Minister Theresa May said British fashion was “serious business” and that she wanted to “see us continue this success as we build a new future for a global Britain where our fashion industry can thrive” at a Downing Street reception this evening, held to mark the final day of London Fashion Week.
The stars and glossy magazine editors came out last night to raise glasses to the launch of the new Stella #Stansmith shoes, the first vegan ‘leather’ edition of the iconic Stan Smith tennis shoes.
In just three short years, Rixo London, the fledgling fashion label launched by London College of Fashion graduates Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, has grown from a passion project run from the living room of their London flat to a global business with a seven-figure turnover.
Without loans or outside investment, Rix, now 26, and McCloskey, 29, have intuitively built a brand that boasts 120k Instagram followers and an army of loyal fans including Holly Willoughby, Lily James, Kylie Minogue and Sandra Bullock.
Riccardo Tisci showed his hotly anticipated first collection for Burberry this evening at London Fashion Week. Our two fashion experts, Sandra Halliday and Marcus Jaye, were poised to love it or hate it. In the event, neither of them were blown away but this was nonetheless an interesting start. (Could have done with fewer looks, more bags, logos and that much hyped monogram though). Read their full verdicts below.
River Island is upgrading from a boutique store to a 9,110 sq ft anchor store at The Grafton, Cambridge, which is nearing the end of multimillion pound refurbishment.
Victoria Beckham celebrated the 10th anniversary of her fashion label at the weekend and what had started as bemused shock on hearing she wanted to be a designer has turned into grudging respect as she (well, her design team, at least) has driven her label into a position where it’s a trend driver. And it’s also fairly frequently discussed as the one to step in now that Céline has gone from a Phoebe Philo-led wearable brand for sophisticated grown-ups, to what we assume will be rather more youth-oriented under Hedi Slimane.
If it’s summer, it must be … a stripe trend. Yes, we know that stripes and sunshine go together like a British summer and cloud cover (come on, you can’t believe that the summer just gone is going to be repeated any time soon, can you?).