Books on fashion designing
Fashion festival climbs to dizzying new heights
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 16 July 2011]
The "The City Is My Catwalk" event in Sydney Australia, had three brave models take to the "runway" on top of the southern hemisphere's largest billboard.
West Australian ballgowns and bikinis in high demand for Hollywood divas
[SMH.com.au, Australia - 16 July 2011]
West Australian ballgowns and bikinis are a top priority for US celebrities this summer
Virtual Justin Wu catwalk experience in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 15 July 2011]
Virtual catwalk experience brings fashion festival to the Aussie masses on July 18 when fashionistas will have the opportunity to participate in an innovative virtual catwalk on thetelegraph.com.au.
China fashion market to triple over the next 10 years
[Reuters, Shanghai - 15 July 2011]
China's fashion market is expected to triple in size to more than 1.3 trillion yuan in the next 10 years driven by the rise of the middle-class affluent consumer in China, Boston Consulting Group said in a report on Friday. The low penetration rate means China will account for 30 percent of the global fashion market's growth over the next five years.
Interview with Canadian videographer Justin Wu
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 14 July 2011]
Justin Wu talks about his work as a fashion videographer ahead of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney virtual runway.
Business is brisk for fashion brand Valentino: CEO
[Reuters, Paris - 06 July 2011]
Italian fashion brand Valentino is enjoying solid demand for haute couture pieces, thanks to Middle Eastern, Russian and U.S. buyers and trading overall continues to improve, its head said on Wednesday. Valentino Chief Executive Stefano Sassi said buyers from China, the biggest growth market for many luxury brands, were starting to appear as well but it was still early days.
Claudia Schiffer aims to create lasting fashion brand
[Reuters, Paris - 06 July 2011]
Chanel German supermodel Claudia Schiffer launched her first cashmere collection during Haute Couture fashion week in Paris with the hope of creating a lasting brand that she could pass on to her children.
Bye bye Bluesteel - the pan-gender look limiting men's fashion
[WAToday.com.au, Australia - 27 June 2011]
Male models hoping to launch a successful career in fashion face more pressure and scrutiny than their female counterparts, according to long serving fashion stylist Aly May.
John Galliano trial: 'Fashion can be very toxic'
[Telegraph.co.uk, UK - 26 June 2011]
John Galliano was on trial in Paris last week. He blamed addiction for his anti-Semitic rant - but could industry demands have also pushed him over the edge.
2011 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week - RAFW
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 00 May 2011]
Models swanned around and designers sweated as Sydney's most prestigious fashion festival took place this week. Check out all the hot new styles from the 2011 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW).
Fashion graduates to 'raffle' feathers
[Mosman Daily, Australia - 05 May 2011]
Australian Fashion Week collections from Camilla and Marc and Alice McCall
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 05 May 2011]
Australia Fashion Week's evening shows including Camilla and Marc and Alice McCall didn't disappoint.
Dogs and colour the new black at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
[Herald Sun, Australia - 05 May 2011]
Colour - and a cute pooch - were the stars of yesterday's revelations at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
Guests joining Lisa Ho's A-list at Fashion Week, and Jennifer Hawkins is an Ellery queen
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 05 May 2011]
The Art Gallery of NSW's long, wide entrance hall was the perfect canvas to create a supersized, double runway so everyone had an all-important front row seat.
Paris fabrics, beachside chic
[The Australian, Australia - 05 May 2011]
Old-world fabrics and fluorescent wetsuit material combined on the Camilla and Marc catwalk in the grand, historic foyer of Sydney's State Theatre last night.
Gary Bigeni partners with shape wear company Spanx during Fashion Week
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 04 May 2011]
Gary Bigeni is so certain fashionistas are embracing lipo-lingerie that he's including it in his runway show.
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week kicks off
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Australia - 02 May 2011]
It was better late than never but Rosemount Australian Fashion Week kicked off in style an hour late with Zimmerman showcasing some summery and tribal prints at a car showroom in Sydney today.
In photos: 'Russia Fashion Week 2008'
[Monsters and Critics.com, USA - 04 Nov 2008]
Classic black wows fashion field at Melbourne Cup
[The Age, Australia - 04 Nov 2008]
A Melbourne girl in classic black has won the iconic Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field competition.
Look sharp: Vancouver Fashion Week starts Nov. 5
[Vancouver Sun, Canada - 03 November 2008]
YSL exhibit displays the art of fashion in San Francisco museum
[Canadian Press - 03 Nov 2008]
What makes a frock rock? Taffeta and tulle will take you only so far, say organizers of an exhibit celebrating the work of visionary designer Yves Saint Laurent. "If you want the dress to be not only a dress ... you need an artist," said Pierre Berge, Laurent's longtime partner and one of the people behind the retrospective which opened at San Francisco's de Young museum this month after an engagement at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. .
Austerity style: Men of Britain, put down your hair gel ...and pick up your shovels, because with hard times ahead, man-bag-clutching metrosexuality is out, and old-fashioned machismo is flexing its muscles once again
[Independent.co.uk, - 02 Nov 2008]
What is the correct response to a sudden straitening of circumstances? More specifically, what is the manly response? Is it one final, hysterical, shop-till-you-drop sweep of the Selfridges menswear department, girlish tears streaking our moisturised cheeks? Should the pretty boys of Britain unite for a mass bonfire of gym membership cards, interiors catalogues and cookery-show box-sets, to mark the passing of an era? Or could the correct response to global economic meltdown just possibly be something a bit more butch?
Why Milwaukee's Fashion Week Went Bust
[Today's TMJ4, WI, USA - 31 Oct 2008]
It was supposed to be a first for Milwaukee: A fashion week similar to something you'd see in New York, Milan or Paris.
Ukraine Fashion Week announces dates
[fibre2fashion.com, India - 31 Oct 2008]
Ukrainian Fashion Week is a unique professional fashion event in Ukraine which fully meets the global standards of pret-a-porter fashion weeks.
Fashion label Pierre Cardin on show in Shanghai
[Wapakoneta Daily News, OH, USA - 31 Oct 2008]
The fashion label, Pierre Cardin, showed its 2009 Spring/Summer collection in China's fashion capital, Shanghai Thursday as the city's Fashion Week got...
L'Oreal Fashion Week firsthand
[Ontarian, Canada - 30 Oct 2008]
Fashion-mobiles from Canada and around the world gathered last week to see the Spring 2009 Collections at the Toronto's L'Oreal Fashion Week.
Spring Style at Seoul Fashion Week
[Korea Times, South Korea - 29 Oct 2008]
Korea's top designers unveiled their fashion forecast for spring and summer 2009 during the eight-day Seoul Fashion Week.
Montrealers take the chill off at Toronto Fashion Week
[The Gazette, Canada - 25 Oct 2008]
The opening was a showing of bridal gowns by Canadian fashion pioneer Alfred Sung. The grand finale is tonight, LG Fusion Fashion, featuring a performance by Maroon 5 and clothes from Greta Constantine and provocative lingerie line Agent Provocateur, among others.
Pet Couture - Aiming to be top dog in canine fashion
[Chron.com, USA - 25 Oct 2008]
In the world of canine fashion, there are purebreds, and there are commoners...
RE:Fashion Awards, the world's first dedicated awards for ethical fashion.
[RE:FashionAwards, 24 Oct 2008]
Nominees have been announced for the RE:Fashion Awards, the world's first dedicated awards for ethical fashion.
The RE:Fashion Awards will take place on the 13th November 2008, celebrating people and organisations who have taken great strides in tackling poverty, healing the environment and changing consumer attitudes towards ethical fashion.
Deeper Meaning Below A Glossy Surface
[Washington Post, USA - 26 Oct 2008]
The fashion industry has always struggled to burnish its image as something more than a vessel for insecurities, pretentiousness and superficiality. At times this struggle must seem particularly Sisyphean for editors of fashion magazines -- with their wrinkle creams, in-and-out lists and miracle diets -- who are trying to make a case for their social awareness and desire to do more good than harm.
Pub.date in-correct - article published 24 October 2008.
Fashion Springs back
[National Post, Canada - 24 Oct 2008]
If it's October, it must be fashion week season in Canada. First I took in Montreal and its stars Denis Gagnon, Helmer and Marie Saint Pierre, then the fashion feast moved to Toronto, where classics Joeffer Caoc and David Dixon shared a tented runway with the next generation of talent. Here are a few entries from my notebook...
Florals, coloured jeans and fedoras scream spring in Toronto
[Canada.com, Canada - 24 Oct 2008]
Spring has sprung at Nathan Phillips Square. Florals, bright colours and prepsters were the theme du jour for the fourth day of L'Or�al Fashion Week.
Mango adds a touch of romance
[Metro News, Canada - 23 Oct 2008]
While the latest edition of L'Oreal Fashion Week has its sights set on forecasting the hot trends for next spring and summer, fashion fans got a taste of style creations for the impending cooler months from Mango on Monday night.
Designer channels '50s and '60s-era girls for latest Pink Tartan collection
[Metro News, Canada - 23 Oct 2008]
Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran set style-watchers on a time-travelling journey, channelling iconic images of '50s and '60s-era glamour girls in the latest collection for Pink Tartan presented at L'Oreal Fashion Week on Monday night.
PHOTO: Manish Arora: Indian Style Fashion Circus
[Javno - 22 Oct 2008]
Manish Arora presented his recognizable style for spring/summer 2009, which combines tradition and modernity.
Fashion and Trade - Room for both on the runway
[Reuters - Fashion and Trade Blogs - India Masala, India - 22 Oct 2008]
First impressions at Wills Lifestyle week left me agreeing with my fellow reporter who claimed it would be more 'buzzing'.... Hustle and bustle and the sponsors' busy marketing stalls made for a more exhibitionist and business-orientated atmosphere.
Spotlight on outer space at India's fashion weeks
[Reuters - 21 Oct 2008]
Aliens and astronauts loomed large over two of India's premier fashion shows just days before the country launches an unmanned mission to the moon. Designer Prashant Verma was excited that his futuristic space-age collection was showcased on Sunday, ahead of the Wednesday launch of Chandrayaan-1, a spacecraft built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). But he wasn't really worried that dresses made to resemble space suits and what looked like robotic arms might be difficult to carry off.
Death of star Hollywood fashion bitch Mr Blackwell
[MIrror, UK - 20 Oct 2008]
The first to dare to slate the stars for fashion fiascos, he wrote five decades of Worst Dressed Lists. But many famous names felt they had not made it ...
Fashion Feast: Buyer budgets haven't shrunk despite economic gloom
[Economic Times, India - 19 Oct 2008]
The blues can wait. Right now, it's party time for fashionistas! The fashion weeks in the capital have seen an increase in the number of international buyers with fat budgets. And not only that.
L.A. Fashion Week revives '30s, '40s styles
[San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 17 Oct 2008]
The eye-popping colors shown for the spring season at L.A. Fashion Week stood in contrast to a somber question: Will this city have a fashion week again?
The green scene at L.A. Fashion Week
[Los Angeles Times, USA - 17 Oct 2008]
A show called the Green Initiative closed L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios on Thursday night. After starting an hour late, the show's producer and creator walked on to the runway to address the crowd, thanking everyone from the hair stylists to the DJ. Four eco-friendly clothing designers showed their lines after a little video ran about who they are and how much they care about the environment.
Heir to Hermes arrested for plane attack
[Times online, UK - 16 Oct 2008]
Heir to Hermes fashion house was arrested for allegedly attacking the pilot of his plane flying from Paris to New York. Mathias Guerrand- Hermes, a polo-playing international socialite, tried to punch the captain of AirFrance 008 and also grabbed his crotch. During the fracas he became so unruly it took three attendants to restrain him, and he was handcuffed and shackled to his first-class seat. He was arrested when the plane touched down in New York.
Difficult times for fashion, recession is the buzzword in industry
[IndiaExpress, India - 16 Oct 2008]
Recession may not be fashionable, but it's certainly the talk of the town. At the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, it is one of the buzzwords. Even with about 160 buyers registered at both the Wills event and the Delhi Fashion Week, the highest ever for any Indian fashion week, concern is palpable. .
Houston is hosting its own fashion week
[Chron.com, USA - 15 Oct 2008]
It's not that Houston is trying to be New York. But tonight Houstonians can see a New York-style fashion show on the Galleria's ice rink. It's the opening event of Simon Fashion Now, a three-day celebration of current fashion and beauty trends.
Two fashion events in a week not good business sense
[IBN Live, - 15 Oct 2008]
New Delhi: With the city witnessing two fashion weeks within the span of eight days, the national Capital is certainly in vogue. So while the Delhi Fashion Week spearheaded by Sumeet Nair kickstarted on Tuesday, Fashion Design Council of India's (FDCI) Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week opens just a day later on Wednesday.
Lunchtime Snap: Celebrity Fashion Labels - Are They Out?
[Wall Sreet Journal blogs, USA - 15 Oct 2008]
At the Los Angeles fashion show that's drawn the largest crowd so far, Lauren Conrad showed a spring collection Tuesday night that was filled with the kind of casual SoCal looks that she and her friends wear in her MTV reality show.
Tongue in chic: What a week!
[Times of India, India - 15 Oct 2008]
A look at the politics of the fashion business from India.
Bikinis or bust at L.A. Fashion Week
[LA TIMES, United states - 14 Oct 2008]
The designers at L.A. Fashion Week love to show a lot of skin in their collections. And since it's the spring/summer season, you bet they're gonna bring it.
Time to 'Change the Mentality' on Thin Models, Says Quebec Minister
[Epoch Times, - 14 Oct 2008]
As Montreal Fashion Week kicked off this week, the provincial minister responsible for the status of women in Quebec announced a plan that would call for an end to super-thin models. Christine St. Pierre said she would form a committee to look at adopting a charter that would prompt the fashion industry to take responsibility for the health of its models.
Bright colours, bold tattoos define Ed Hardy line at L.A. fashion week
[Canadian Press - 14 Oct 2008]
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Ed Hardy's spring collection, like the designer behind it, is bold, colourful and borderline ostentatious.
Delhi Fashion Week to combine luxury with creativity (Preview)
[publication or url, Country - 13 Oct 2008]
Luxury and creativity will be exhibited in full throttle at the inaugural edition of the Delhi Fashion Week (DFW) that starts at the Emporio Mall here Tuesday, bringing together an eclectic mix of designers ranging from industry top-notches to emerging youngsters.Organized by the newly created Fashion Foundation of India (FFI), the five-day DFW will run parallel to the premier Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) to be staged at the Pragati Maidan exhibition complex Oct 15-19.
Seoul Fashion Week Starts Saturday!
[The Korea Times, Korea - 13 Oct 2008]
Seoul is once again making a bid to become one of the world's fashion capitals, with Seoul Fashion Week kicking off Saturday. Top Korean designers will present their spring and summer collections for eight days at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center (SETEC), Daechi-dong, southern Seoul. Organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Fashion Center, the event features fashion shows for men's wear (Oct. 18-19) and women's wear (Oct. 21-25), as well as Asian designers (Oct. 20). Organizers hope Seoul Fashion Week will help boost Seoul's profile as a fashion hub, not just in Asia but around the world..
Hemlines rise in India fashion despite global doom
[AFP - 13 Oct 2008]
Skirts will inch up when Indian designers launch their new collections at two competing fashion shows this week despite a popular theory linking rising hemlines to a booming economy."In these times of global doom and gloom, Indian colours will bring out the bloom," said Sunil Sethi, the president of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), which will host India Fashion Week Wednesday.
Charity and commerce to share centre stage at Montreal Fashion Week
[Canadian Press via Google News, Canada - 12 Oct 2008]
Charity and commerce will share centre stage when curtains go up on spring/summer 2009 collections at Montreal Fashion Week at historic Bonsecours Market in old Montreal. The 15th edition of the semi-annual showcase kicks off Thanksgiving Monday. In addition to featuring the work of design talents from within and outside Quebec to domestic and international buyers, the event will see artists decked out in original designs for a fundraising runway show.
Fashion: Top of the knit parade
[Independant, UK - 12 Oct 2008]
For fashion buffs, 1968 has a unique significance. As Parisian students ripped up paving stones, a French housewife called Sonia Rykiel was running up the kind of clothes that came to define Left Bank chic: slinky knitwear in black or Breton stripes, trench coats and glammed-up berets.
LA FASHION WEEK: THE FANTASY EDITION
[LA Times, USA - 12 Oct 2008]
With Smashbox Studios and IMG parting ways, doesn't a major revamp of the city's big design event seem in order? Yeah, we thought so too.
Is Indian market ready for virtual fashion onslaught?
[economictimes.indiatimes.com - 11 Oct 2008]
In the existing global financial turmoil, India has emerged as one of the most favoured destinations. Afterall, we have statistics to prove that by 2020, we will have the highest number of young spenders, even overtaking the likes of China, Russia and the Middle East. And cashing in on this hype are international brands.
The top 10 places to be for L.A. Fashion Week
[Los Anglels Times, USA - 10 Oct 2008]
Didn't know it was Los Angeles Fashion Week? Well, it may be less high-profile than its Christian Louboutin-strutting, couture-flashing older sister in New York, but that doesn't mean its pret-a-porter lines can be considered less than avant-garde. After all, L.A. is where ready-to-wear became glamorous; where everyday clothing like hoodies, hats and jeans transformed into high-end fashion from the help of Angeleno designers like Christian Audigier of Ed Hardy, and Michael Ball of Rock and Republic. Catch a glimpse of the latest trends for Spring '09 at the 7th-Annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, kicking off this Sunday.
Los Angeles Fashion Week: Is the Party Over?
[Wall Street Journal, USA - 10 Oct 2008]
The hard-partying days of Los Angeles fashion week may soon be coming to an end. On the eve of the L.A. fashion shows, which begin Sunday, the future of the event remained uncertain.
IBM Signs Services Agreement With Fashion Research Institute for VR
[www.marketwatch.com, 10 Oct 2008]
"We're proud to pioneer the first big business solution that leverages the OpenSim virtual world platform to address economies of scale," said Shenlei Winkler, FRI. "The Fashion Research Institute understands how to design real world consumer goods using a virtual world environment, and IBM understands the scaling challenges of global enterprise. Taking on both simultaneously is a winning move."
"50-50 chance" LA Fashion Week will continue
[Canada Press via Google - 09 Oct 2008]
Dean Factor says next week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be Smashbox's last season with IMG, and there's a "50-50 chance" that they will continue with L.A. Fashion Week. It was unclear whether another group would continue without them. IMG, which also produces fashion weeks in New York, Miami, London, Moscow, Berlin and other cities, did not immediately comment beyond saying "we are 100 per cent focused on the current event."
IMG, Smashbox Dissolve Partnership
[vwd.com - 09 Oct 2008]
IMG and Smashbox Studios have mutually decided to dissolve their five-year Los Angeles Fashion Week partnership, making next week's Spring '09 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios the final one.
Venerable British fashion house Hardy Amies is nearing collapse
[Canadian Press via Google news - 07 Oct 2008]
Hardy Amies made a very particular type of clothes for a most particular sort of woman. But the house founded by the venerable Savile Row couturier - and dressmaker to the Queen - is nearing collapse as its traditional client base dwindles, and the British fashion scene could soon lose one of its most revered names.
A Goodbye Kiss for Paris
[New York Times - 07 Oct 2008]
Galliano, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Hermes and Louis Vuitton shows
[timesonline.co.uk, United Kingdom - 07 Oct 2008]
Whether by heading to rough districts, creating clothes that looked ready to wear or even (gasp!) using Size 10 models, Paris's closing shows seemed to acknowledge the real world.
Sugar High: Sugar Inc Launches API And IMDB For Fashion
[Washington Post - 06 Oct 2008]
Sugar Inc, the company behind a network of popular women-focused blogs that includes PopSugar, is announcing two major releases tonight that take advantage of its fashion-hungry userbase. The first, dubbed PopSugar's CelebStyle, is positioning itself as an IMDB for style, analyzing outfits from many of television's most popular shows. Sugar Inc is also announcing a new ShopStyle API, which gives developers access to the site's massive database of clothing and accessories which can be used in any variety of applications.
Wall St collapse changes fashion
[news.com.au, Australia - 06 Oct 2008]
The fashion industry is searching of revenue sources to make up for the millions in Wall Street bonuses that have dried up.
Fashion Week San Diego gets an ugly start
[signonsandiego.com - 06 Oct 2008]
Despite its behind-the-scenes drama, Fashion Week San Diego debuted over the weekend and featured the work of regional designers.
Surprise sacking at Valentino, dubious dhotis at YSL
[timesonline.co.uk, United Kingdom - 06 Oct 2008]
Times Online at Paris Fashion Week, reports on Valentino sacking, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe and Alexander McQueen.
Valentino sacks creative director through the press
[The Guardian, United Kingdom - 06 oct 2008]
Less than 24 hours after the Valentino show, the company announced the departure of the label's creative director, Alessandra Facchinetti, following a "misaligned vision with the company". It added, with biting brevity: "Her creative contribution and refined artistic talent were greatly appreciated." Facchinetti had been in place for less than two seasons after the label's founder, Valentino Garavani, stepped down. What made this announcement particularly harsh was that Facchinetti was unaware she had been fired.
Abbey Lee Kershaw faints at Fashion Week - corset too tight
[Daily Telegraph, Australia - 06 Oct 2008]
One of Australia's most high-profile models - Abbey Lee Kershaw - has fainted at a fashion show after wearing an incredibly tight corset. Abbey began to feel weak after being squeezed into the brown garment in the name of style at Paris Fashion Week.
Fashion house Valentino names 2 new designers
[AP via Google news, Paris - 05 Oct 2008]
Italian fashion house Valentino said on Saturday it had named its in-house accessories designers as joint creative directors of the brand. Outgoing designer Alessandra Facchinetti said she learned about her dismissal from press reports.
Bold, simple flashes brighten Paris Fashion Week
[Los Angeles Times, United States of America - 05 Oct 2008]
The spring collections from Nicolas Ghesquiere, Dries van Noten and Junya Watanabe.
Pub.date in-correct - article published 03/04 Oct.
Russell Simmons introduces menswear fashion line
[AP via Google - 05 Oct 2008]
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Hip-Hop pioneer and designer Russell Simmons is bringing a little sophistication to the urban over 25 crowd. Simmons introduced his menswear collection at the Argyle Culture Fashion Show on Friday at the swanky Setai Hotel in South Beach. The male models donned sporty suits, pinstriped shorts and argyle V-neck sweaters, combining urban aesthetics with traditionally professional and preppy attire.
Valentino names 2 new designers
[AP via Google - 05 Oct 2008]
Italian fashion house Valentino said on Saturday it had named its in-house accessories designers as joint creative directors of the brand, replacing Alessandra Facchinetti. "Valentino S.p.A. is ending its collaboration with Alessandra Facchinetti due to differences," it said in a statement, without elaborating. "Her creative contribution and her artistic refinement have been greatly appreciated."
Eletra Casadei - Obituary
[Obituaries in the news - AP via Google - 05 Oct 2008]
Fashion designer Eletra Casadei, whose collections were carried in boutiques and department stores across the nation and were seen on such TV shows as "The Golden Girls" and "Dynasty," died Sept. 27. She was 55. Casadei died of brain cancer at her home in Pacific Palisades.
Paris fashion week - The Financial Times
[Financial Times - 04 Oct 2008]
The party ain't over 'til the red-haired lady bows such was the message last week at Sonia Rykiel's 40th anniversary show/dinner/interpretive retrospective, where, in honour of the French legend, 40 colleagues from Giorgio Armani to Karl Lagerfeld and Rodarte created their version of an iconic Rykiel style (the Mulleavy sisters, for example, came up with an Obama knit).
Fashion designers shiver as economic crisis hits
[AP via Google News, - 04 Oct 2008]
In the cutthroat world of fashion, a designer can quickly lose rising star status a fact that Alessandra Facchinetti knows only too well. Discusses Valentino, Chanel, Alexander McQueen.
Huntin', shootin', fashion
[Financial Times - 04 Oct 2008]
Any brand that makes shotguns and other firearms for the world's armed forces and country sports enthusiasts may seem an unlikely choice for delicate fashion folk.
Poor fashionistas: let them wear Galliano
[Evening Standard, United Kingdom - 03 Oct 2008]
Even during a prosperous year, I have often felt that Paris Fashion Week, with its champagne parties, dark-windowed limos and fashion editors wasting thousands on handbags, teetered on the absurd. But this year it was like watching Louis XIV's court gorge themselves while the rest of the country starved.
Valentino to clarify designer's future after show-press
[reuters.com - 03 Oct 2008]
Valentino Fashion Group will clarify in three or four days whether designer Alessandra Facchinetti will stay with the fashion house, its CEO said in an Italian newspaper on Friday, amid speculation she will be replaced. .
In the front row: Lefranc Ferrant and more...
[timesonline.co.uk, United Kingdom - 03 Oct 2008]
Mario Lefranc and Beatrice Ferrant produced possibly the world's largest trench-ballgown for their spring/summer '09 collection.
Alessandra Facchinetti for Valentino at Paris Fashion Week
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 03 Oct 2008]
Alessandra Facchinetti - in her second season for Valentino - presented a delicate, jewel inspired collection. Features gallery from the parade.
Photos: Ready-to-wear from Paris
[Toronto Sun - 03 Oct 2008]
Next snaps up celebrity favourite fashion label Lipsy for 17.3m
[Mail Online, United Kingdom - 02 Oct 2008]
A small fashion label used by the rich and famous, including Kate Middleton and Lily Allen, has been snapped up by high street chain Next. Lipsy, also favoured by TV presenters Holly Willoughby and Alexa Chung, was bought for (pounds/euro)17.3million.
Fashion under fire as crisis deepens
[AP via Google News - 02 Oct 2008]
Judging from the glamorous parties and store openings in Paris this week, you would be forgiven for thinking the economy is thriving prompting some observers to say the fashion industry is fiddling while Rome burns.
The most wearable clothes from the Paris catwalks
[timesonline.co.uk, United Kingdom - 02 Oct 2008]
After all the hype of Milan Fashion Week, an array of elegant shapes and themes in the French capital focused on what the shows are supposed to be all about: beautifully imagined fashion.
Paris parades low-key chic
[guardian.co.uk, United Kingdom - 02 Oct 2008]
There is never a good moment for an economic crisis but in terms of timing, the current one takes some beating, coming as it does smack in the middle of the US elections and the UK party conferences. Perhaps less pressingly but no less embarrassingly, it is apparently reaching a climax during Paris fashion week, traditionally the most luxurious on the fashion calendar and which generally sees no problem with the idea of handbags for more than %A3 1,000
From Van Noten, a Beguiling Salute to Women
[New York Times - 01 Oct 2008]
It's a measure of fashion's enormous success over the last decade that people will pay almost anything to own certain labels, just as banks and other financial institutions found they could take greater and greater risks with the money they lent. Such a devouring nature doesn't need taste or expertise or even a love of fashion. It just needs an appetite and a huge closet.
Van Noten: A new geometry
[International Herald Tribune - 01 Oct 2008]
When the pillars of capitalism are toppling and the world is trying to configure a new order, is it surprising that fashion should explore a new geometry?
Vivienne Westwood's Derbyshire DIY trumps Margiela's conceptual art at Paris FW
[timesonline.co.uk, United Kingdom - 01 Oct 2008]
The ego had landed at Margiela's show, Galliano came over all Strictly Come Dancing and Dame Vivienne offered handy hanky hints. Meanwhile, Berardi hit the right note with his kimonos while Ghesquiere went for bust.
Fashion visits the dark side in goth exhibit
[bostonherald.com - 01 Oct 2008]
Coco Chanel once said that fashion has to die to live. She was talking figuratively about the idea of seasonal renewal, killing off old styles so that new ones can emerge and grow. However, a new exhibit called "Gothic: Dark Glamour" at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology takes a more literal look at how the theme of death has been carried through clothes over many years.
Cutting-Edge Technique, but No Gut Reaction - Paris Fashion Week
[New York Times - 30 Sep 2008]
Fashionably early: Milan Fashion Week
[Independant.co.uk, United Kingdom - 28 Sep 2008]
Amid the high glamour of Milan Fashion Week over the past seven days we saw the start of next spring's big trends. Here are five key ideas to start cultivating now, if you want to be truly fashion forward. Just be careful on those heels...
How Keira Knightley suffered for her art
[news.com.au, Australia - 28 Sep 2008]
Playing royalty may look like fun with its frocks and frivolity but, as Keira Knightley learned, it certainly has its drawbacks. For her regal role as Georgiana Spencer in The Duchess, she had to spend up to three hours a day being dressed and was forced to don such massive wigs they made her neck sore.
Paris Fashion Week opens with brit Gareth Pugh
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 28 Sep 2008]
Gareth Pugh, one of Britain's most avant-garde young designers, has made his debut at the Paris pret-a-porter season with a stark, futuristic show, entirely in black and white, inspired by Hamlet, Millais' Ophelia and Elizabeth I.
Milan's best runway shows reflect mood of the times
[LA Times, United States - 28 Sep 2008]
With recession blues setting in, what looked freshest in Milan was timeless elegance -- and smile-inducing eye candy.
'Mad Men' at the forefront of fashion
[Seattle Times, United States - 28 Sep 2008]
Top fashion designers such as Michael Kors and Peter Som, who referenced the 1960s in their fall collections, went so far as to name-check the series as...
Queen Rania of Jordan and Elle @ UN push to end global poverty
[news.com.au, Australia - 27 Sep 2008]
It takes some woman to overshadow Elle Macpherson, but Queen Rania of Jordan managed to do just that during a UN push to end global poverty this week.
Chattanoogan Cancer Survivors Strut Their Stuff
[chattanoogan.com, - 27 Sep 2008]
While there are many fashion shows in Chattanooga each year, the annual Breast Cancer Network of Strength Fashion Show is the only one that both benefits and stars local breast cancer survivors. This year's fashion show and silent auction is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 09, will feature 28 local breast cancer survivors as models.
Crime of fashion emergency - culprit last seen legging it...
[SMH, Australia - 27 Sep 2008]
I saw something I shouldn't have... something nobody should have to see. A girl in gingham leggings. Not only were they gingham, they were sky blue-on-white gingham. Not only were they sky blue-on-white, they were dotted with buttery yellow sunflowers.
Italian fashion and falling markets
[Financial Times - 26 Sep 2008]
Milan fashion week is in full swing but all is not well behind the gilded facade. With markets falling, there is a danger the so-far dependable Russian and Asian buyers might choose to invest in something less ephemeral than chiffon and lace.
David and Victoria Beckham's Signature Scent Launch
[celebrity-gossip.net - 26 Sep 2008]
Always the fashionable couple, David and Victoria Beckham posed side-by-side as they released their new scents at Macy's Herald Square on Friday (gallery).
Detroit Fashion Week begins... outside
[Free Press - 27 Sep 2008]
The area's fashion forward will kick off Detroit Fashion Week today with an outdoor tented trunk show in Royal Oak. The annual event, now in its fourth year, is a little smaller this year - with the trunk show planned for today and two other events set for next Saturday. Last year, the event was spread over three days. In all, 10 designers, most from metro Detroit, will show their work.
Bruno (Sacha Cohen) arrested at Milan FW
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his eccentric characters Borat, and Ali G, appeared on the catwalk at Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's show in Milan yesterday, creating quite a stir as security guards stepped in. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's show was restarted after 'Bruno' was removed by security. Sacha Baron Cohen is in Milan making a new film about fashion centered on his flamboyant Austrian fashionista character, Bruno, and reportedly titled "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male".
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Sacha Baron Cohen arrested on Milan catwalk
[Daily Mail, United Kingdom - 26 Sep 2008]
Milan's prestigious fashion week has been hijacked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in an hilarious catwalk invasion as his alter ego of Bruno.
Judge says Project Runway can't air on Lifetime
[thecelebritycafe.com - 26 Sep 2008]
Sad news for fans hoping to see the hit show, Project Runway, parading across the schedule of Lifetime. Bravo, one of the NBC Universal networks, had apparently aired the show first, and they were none to happy about Weinstein Co.'s reported 0 million deal with Lifetime for it to be the new home of the fashion centered show hosted by Heidi Klum.
Women crave workable but whimsical fashion
[San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 26 Sep 2008]
Milan - Fashion designers thrive on a relentless quest to be modern. Modern fashion should reflect the times.
Italian designers put up cheerful fashion front at Milan FW
[AP via Google - 26 Sep 2008]
"Grin and bear it," seems to be the message coming off the Milan runway as Fashion Week for next summer comes to an end.
Adult nappies have hit the catwalk in a Tokyo fashion show
[Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 26 Sep 2008]
Japan has one of the world's most rapidly aging societies, and the fashion show proved the country's nappy producers are intent on keeping the elderly clean and dry.
Fashion wrap: J.Lo smokes up Milan
[Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 26 Sep 2008]
Celebs and models turned up en masse for the D&G fashion show in Milan, and Jennifer Lopez was smoking hot.
Building fashion empires of their own
[International Herald Tribune - 25 Sep 2008]
The creation of large retail groups gives "competitive advantages, like better purchasing power, competitive credit lines and a series of aggregated services.
Jewels return to runway at Milan Fashion Week
[Associated Press via Google - 25 Sep 2008]
In general the jewelry is down to earth, with the novelty of pieces of wood used to fashion necklaces and bracelets. Ethnic jewelry of the silver-and-stones ...
It's a devil to wear Prada as models topple at Milan Fashion Week
[DailyMail.co.uk, United Kingdom - 25 Sep 2008]
In scenes reminiscent of Naomi Campbell's infamous 1993 catwalk tumble, not one, but two Prada models tripped over in their shoes in Milan yesterday.
Buzz, yes. But fashion week needs more
[The Boston Globe, USA - 25 Sep 2008]
Reporters notebook on Boston Fashion Week shows.
Sarah Murdoch on fashion's deadly demands on women
[Daily Telegraph, Sydney - 25 Sep 2008]
THE fashion industry had to stop ducking blame and start taking responsibility for the "unhealthy body image" promoted by underweight models, catwalk star Sarah Murdoch said yesterday. Ms Murdoch, a long-time advocate of breast cancer research and patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, launched the Australian national breast cancer awareness month
Antonio Marras at Milan Fashion Week
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 25 Sep 2008]
Antonio Marras' spring/summer collection featured sculptural dresses and sheer fabrics, making for a truly theatrical show. In pictures: Antonio Marras s/s 2009 collection.
Dress like a rock star
[Statesman.com - 25 Sep 2008]
Everyone wants to party like a rock star. But how many of us can truly dress like one?
What is your fashion philosophy?
[The Daily Advertiser - 25 Sep 2008]
As I write this, one of my favorite events of the year is getting started. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is taking over New York City's Bryant Park. Designers are making their final alterations. Models are strapping on their heels for their strut down the runway. Photographers are readying their cameras to take that glamorous shot...
[National Post - 24 Sep 2008]
Where's Waldo? At fashion shows, in travel guides and, as of next month, back in your local bookstore as publishers try to resurrect a wandering brand.
Roberto Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 24 Sep 2008]
By Hilary Alexander: Roberto Cavalli's spring/summer collection was a mixture of Brigitte Bardot inspired peasant- blouses and his well known Florentine flounce.
Prada @ Milan Fashion Week
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 24 Sep 2008]
Miuccia Prada's latest collection was based on cave-woman couture and built around the bare necessities, says Hilary Alexander.
Milan Fashion Week goes relaxed in stressed times
[AP via Google news - 23 Sep 2008]
There are few better weather vanes for changing times than the fashion industry, whose sensitive antennas quickly pick up on a mood and design accordingly. Just think of the Gay Nineties, the somber 1940s the happy day 1950s. A similar reflection is happening for the summer of 2009, with designers opting for relaxed styles in stressed times. .
Jil Sander Clears the Runway
[New York Times - 23 Sep 2008]
Fashion Week: In no man's land
[NZ Herald - 23 Sep 2008]
First a word about the sponsors. The following sentences, errors of recall and lampooning are brought to you by this column's principal strategic partner: my employers. Without them, you'd be reading something much more worthwhile.
Finally a suit to be worn in the shower
[news.com.au - 22 Sep 2008]
Scientists have developed a suit you can wear in the shower - for the time-poor exucutives.
60th Emmy Awards: Red-Hot Fashion on the Red Carpet
[Foxnews.com - 22 Sep 2008]
Suzy Menkes on Milan Fashion Week 2008
[International Herald Tribune - 22 Sep 2008]
Slide show from the International Herald Tribune.
Emmys 2008 gallery
[E-online - 22 Sep 2008]
London calling but it's first stop NYC
[Independent.ie - 21 Sep 2008]
Sixties dresses and accessories brighten up a grey London Fashion Week.
Keira Knightley, fashion chameleon
[Los Angeles Times - 21 Sep 2008]
"What does it feel like to wear a corset?" asks Keira Knightley, looking amused.
Betsey Johnson Spring 2009 collection
[News.com.au - 21 Sep 2008]
Milan Fashion Week opens with a surprise fashion plus
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 21 Sep 2008]
Opening with a plus-size collection, Elena Miro brought some garden party style to Milan Fashion Week...
Merging science and fashion
[tvnz.co.nz - 21 Sep 2008]
As the wool industry continues to suffer, New Zealand's premium agricultural research centre is trying something a little different.
White Cashmere Collection 2008 Combines Fashion with Compassion for a Future Without Breast Cancer
[marketwatch.com - 19 Sep 2008]
Eight leading Canadian designers revealed a unique vision of a future without breast cancer at the Fifth Annual White Cashmere Collection 2008: A Touch of Pink fashion show in Toronto, on September 19.
Real women: the latest fashion
[Independent.co.uk, United Kingdom - 19 Sep 2008]
Size, age and colour are no longer a barrier to a career on the catwalk that was the message from London Fashion Week.
Gold Rules London Fashion Week
[Hollyscoop.com - 19 Sep 2008]
Real women: the latest fashion
[Independent.co.uk, UK - 19 Sep 2008]
Size, age and colour are no longer a barrier to a career on the catwalk that was the message from London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week: The Hottest Collections
[NowPublic.com - 19 Sep 2008]
With only a day respite between shows, the fashion pack are back at it. This time, it's London Fashion Week, where viewers can expect an edgier display of Spring 2009 Ready to Wear fashions, especially when Henry Holland, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon are involved.
Here are the hits on the runways so far:
Make A Bold Fall Fashion Statement
[CBS - 20 Sep 2008]
This fall season is all about making a bold fashion statement with trendy bright colors. Dawn Yanek, Editor-at-Large of Life and Style Weekly magazine joins us to show both women and men how to incorporate these vibrant colors in their wardrobe.
Elle voted greatest model ever
[The Age, Melbourne - 19 Sep 2008]
Miranda Kerr vs Jennifer Hawkins - who's best dressed title
[DailyTelegraph.com.au, Sydney - 19 Sep 2008]
Who magazine's Best and Worst dressed roll call inflames the blistering retail battle between rival department stores David Jones and Myer.
Top Fashion Icons of Century Named
[PRNewswire via COMTEX - MarketWatch - 18 Sep 2008]
the staff at WomansBoot.com, a leading footwear website, has compiled its list of the Top Fashion Icons of the past century. These designers, celebrities and king-makers were selected as each decade's leading fashion luminary..
London Fashion Week, Spring 2009: Vivienne Westwood
[PopSugar.com, CA - 18 Sep 2008]
Vivienne Westwood's Red Label now seems to be a permanent fixture of London Fashion Week.
Pictures: Naomi Campbell, Cheryl Cole and more at Fashion For Relief
[Sunday Mirror, United Kingdom - 18 Sep 2008]
Fashion Week: Tribal tones at Salasai
[Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 18 Sep 2008]
Thursday, 18 September 2008 Getting to the Salasai show at New Zealand Fashion Week was a little bit like being on a treasure ...
Crisis heightens British retail worries
[Reuters -via- International Herald Tribune - 18 Sep 2008]
Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week, luxury clothing retailers are considering what the effects of the global financial crisis will be.
Alex Perry to host own show on Foxtel
[Daily Telegraph, Australia - 18 Sep 2008]
With an acid tongue, a successful fashion label and a four-year stint as a judge on Australia's Next Top Model, Alex Perry, Sydney's king of red carpet couture has signed a deal to host his own program on Foxtel.
London Fashion Week: Donatella Versace judges Fashion Fringe
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 18 Sep 2008]
The Italian style diva, Donatella Versace, has made a flying visit to London Fashion Week as chairman of the judging panel for the annual Fashion Fringe ...
Huge market for Indian fashion designers in western countries.
[Business Standard, India - 19 Sep 2008]
Susur Serves Canadian Fashion
[National Post, Canada - 18 Sep 2008]
Here's proof that fashion people do eat --and well. This morning the venerable Canadian label Comrags (which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year) ...
Fall Fashion Frenzy
[Canada.com, Canada - 16 Sep 2008]
Dazzle and delight - it's easy with the offerings this season.
Fashion Week: World doesn't disappoint (+pics)
[Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 16 Sep 2008]
After a four-year absence from Air New Zealand Fashion Week, World kicked off the event with a brightly coloured homage to the '70s.
Fashion Week dumps model health checks
[The Australian, Australia]
The idea was recommended by the British Fashion Council after last year's size zero debate but it's already been ruled out in New York, Paris and Milan...
Downing Street hosts London Fashion Week reception
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 16 Sep 2008]
Fashion's hottest stars came together last night at Ten Downing Street to mark 25 years of London Fashion Week.
Lacoste - New York Fashion Week.
[Berlinista.com, Berlin - 15 Sep 2008]
During New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2009, Lacoste presented it's ideas and designs for next year's warm season. 'The Tent' was the center of interest ...
London Fashion Week: The young guns setting London ablaze
[Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 15 Sep 2008]
A record number of new designers are showcasing their talent, thanks to London Fashion Week sponsorship, says Hilary Alexander.
DKNY - New York Fashion Week.
[Berlinista.com, Berlin - 15 Sep 2008]
DKNY by Donna Karan showed it's most beautiful face on September 7th at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
Fur flies as Scots fashion council accused of 'confusing the message'
[Scotsman.com, - 14 Sep 2008]
New York Fashion Week tries casual elegance for bad economy.
[AP via google.com, - 14 Sep 2008]
Despite all the harem pants and corset tops and #8212; or maybe because of them and #8212; the spring styles previewed at New York Fashion Week received a mostly warm reception given the elephant on the runway: the down economy. Designers seemed collectively aware of the harsh times at the spring previews that ended Friday, but they had many different approaches for conquering the slump, which has hit the apparel industry hard.
PM's wife puts on party frock to stop fashion week fraying.
[Timesonline.co.uk, London - 14 Sep 2008]
A Downing Street reception being hosted by Sarah Brown tomorrow will see the prime minister's wife helping to combat a stitch-up of British haute couture. The mission: to prevent London fashion week, once the jewel in the draper's calendar, being left threadbare.
The Calvin Klein show.
[Guardian.co.uk - 14 Sep 2008]
Calvin Klein - The brand's 40th anniversary.
Jodi Gordon launches new Lingerie label Crystelle
Jodi Gordon launches new Lingerie label Crystelle at the Piano Room, Kings Cross
Melbourne springs back into fashion for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was launched in spectacular style yesterday, with some of Australia's hottest models strutted the catwalk in a 10-minute exhibition of key season pieces. The season theme is femininity.
New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs shows a new way to dress
[latimes.com - 14 Sep 2008]
Marc Jacobs' show was brilliant. He didn't just show us clothes, he showed us a way to dress, acknowledging that in hard times, style comes before fashion. What puts Jacobs in a league of his own is his power to influence not only every level of the apparel market, but all of us, and how we style clothes bought at a vintage store or on an exotic trip, even things we already have in our closet.
Revolutionary new fabric like an armour-plated sheep
[DailyTelegraph.com.au - Sydney]
New Zealand scientists have developed a revolutionary new fabric that is stab and flame resistant, but as light to wear as wool. Dr Peter Ingham, a scientist at the New Zealand government-owned research group AgResearch, said the new fabric was tough, could withstand a blowtorch, and had many commercial applications.
Summery fashion at Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
[Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 04 Sept 2008]
Easy-to-wear layered dresses for women and tight suits with clean lines for men will be the look at this year's Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, if fashion week is anything to go by.
Accolade for Carla Zampatti
[Sydney Morning herald - Sydney]
13-yo takes Jamaica Fashion Model title
Time to be bold: Eley Kishimoto are finally stepping into the fashion limelight
Weak American Dollar Good For Fashion Business?
This week launches the fashion season in New York City, and the weak American dollar may very well be beneficial to British and European fashion designers as they bring in their newest duds for the year in an attempt to lure American retailers away from the local designers?
Couture crunch: London Fashion Week
[Independant.co.uk, United Kingdom - 14 Sep 2008]
With London Fashion Week facing a cut from six days to four, top designers claim it is being squeezed out of the international calendar.