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Eau De Karl Lagerfeld
Can this man not do anything that’s remotely linked to the fashion industry? Karl Lagerfeld has signed a twenty year-long agreement with perfume company Inter Parfums SA.  Previously Lagerfeld was in a binding contract with beauty house Coty relating with all cosmetics products under the Lagerfeld branding. However Karl Lagerfeld has ended his contract and has stated that “nothing’s more exciting than a new venture and I am sure that Inter Parfums will go in the best direction and that they have the possibility and the will to do so.” Inter Parfums SA is a relatively new company founded in 1982, although respectfully new it is far from the small it holds perfume licences for a lot of the heavy hitters such as Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo, Balmain and Burberry. We hope that this new venture is a great success and we’re a little certain that this relationship will be far from dull ;)
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Eau De Karl Lagerfeld

Can this man not do anything that’s remotely linked to the fashion industry? Karl Lagerfeld has signed a twenty year-long agreement with perfume company Inter Parfums SA.

Previously Lagerfeld was in a binding contract with beauty house Coty relating with all cosmetics products under the Lagerfeld branding. However Karl Lagerfeld has ended his contract and has stated that “nothing’s more exciting than a new venture and I am sure that Inter Parfums will go in the best direction and that they have the possibility and the will to do so.”

Inter Parfums SA is a relatively new company founded in 1982, although respectfully new it is far from the small it holds perfume licences for a lot of the heavy hitters such as Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo, Balmain and Burberry.

We hope that this new venture is a great success and we’re a little certain that this relationship will be far from dull ;)

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James Franco is set to add another etch in his long list of achievements he is now the advertising director for fashion brand Stuart Weitzman new ad campaign. The End Of The World star has directed and created a short film/ad campaign for the footwear brand starring model Petra Nemcova. The short film is dubbed ‘Walking After Midnight.’  A synopsis of the movie is that of Petra Nemcova running around New York whilst wear Stuart Weitzman shoes respectfully, she visits such destination as Le Baron Nightclub and Peels restaurant.  26th October is the official release date however there are four short teasers that are found on Stuart Weitzman’s facebook page. Mr. Franco is no stranger to the fashion world he had previously directed a fashion campaign and designed a line of tees for denim bran 7 for all Mankind and has modelled for Gucci. Our note: Throughout the fashion world we see actors and musician endorsing fashion brands, some having a positive impact on certain brands in this case we feel that James Franco has such. He is using this professional skill as an actor to create respected influence on the brand.   article written by: www.frontpose.com

James Franco is set to add another etch in his long list of achievements he is now the advertising director for fashion brand Stuart Weitzman new ad campaign.

The End Of The World star has directed and created a short film/ad campaign for the footwear brand starring model Petra Nemcova. The short film is dubbed ‘Walking After Midnight.’  A synopsis of the movie is that of Petra Nemcova running around New York whilst wear Stuart Weitzman shoes respectfully, she visits such destination as Le Baron Nightclub and Peels restaurant.

26th October is the official release date however there are four short teasers that are found on Stuart Weitzman’s facebook page.

Mr. Franco is no stranger to the fashion world he had previously directed a fashion campaign and designed a line of tees for denim bran 7 for all Mankind and has modelled for Gucci.

Our note: Throughout the fashion world we see actors and musician endorsing fashion brands, some having a positive impact on certain brands in this case we feel that James Franco has such. He is using this professional skill as an actor to create respected influence on the brand.  

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OBE recipient Lulu Guinness is set to create a spring 2013 line with US retailer JC Penney. The brand will be given its own dedicated boutique section in the conglomerate chain store. Martin Mason CEO of Lulu Guinness said “it is incredibly exciting to be launching out new accessible collection with JC Penny and to be pioneering a whole new concept and store experience for our customers.’ The Lulu by Lulu Guinness collection will consist of handbags, accessories and a gift collection (sadly this is only exclusive available to the US only) Launched in London in 1989, Lulu Guinness has become an icon for retro glamour and modern design. Her unique designs are also available in stores such as Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason. Our note: We are always elated to hear news of British designers who are set on making a mark worldwide. Lulu has always been a prominent figure in the accessories industry. We hope her all the best in her new partnership.  Her iconic lip handbag has always been a favourite of ours. article written by: www.frontpose.com

OBE recipient Lulu Guinness is set to create a spring 2013 line with US retailer JC Penney. The brand will be given its own dedicated boutique section in the conglomerate chain store.

Martin Mason CEO of Lulu Guinness said “it is incredibly exciting to be launching out new accessible collection with JC Penny and to be pioneering a whole new concept and store experience for our customers.’ The Lulu by Lulu Guinness collection will consist of handbags, accessories and a gift collection (sadly this is only exclusive available to the US only)

Launched in London in 1989, Lulu Guinness has become an icon for retro glamour and modern design. Her unique designs are also available in stores such as Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.

Our note: We are always elated to hear news of British designers who are set on making a mark worldwide. Lulu has always been a prominent figure in the accessories industry. We hope her all the best in her new partnership.

Her iconic lip handbag has always been a favourite of ours.

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Hedi Slimane the French born fashion designer debut his first collection for Yves Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week. The collection had great praise from many of the fashion industry elite.  Pierre Berge who has been a long term partner with YSL had said the collection was “sublime” and that he showed to the world that he followed in the footsteps of previous YSL designers and that “he respected the codes of Saint Laurent” Alber Elbaz the creative director of Lanvin had also commended the designer stating that it was “It was very Hedi and it was very Saint Laurent.” Hedi Slimane’s collections have always delivered a very slick design, in this instance his collection was a fusion of contemporary silhouette and that of the seventies. It was evident that his inspiration was heavily dwelled on the archives of previous collections presented by Yves Saint Laurent.  Our note: This is a collection that is aimed purely on the end user which are YSL’s consumers. Hedi Slimane presented a look that is ready to wear although his collection is focused on the cut, fit and fabrication we feel that he had taken a safe route we would have loved to see collection that defies the norm but this may be what Yves Saint Laurent as a fashion house needs. Stability comes to our mind.
P.s. We know that companies not called Yves Saint Laurent but we’re not a MASSIVE FAN OF THE NEW name Saint Laurent bring back YSL. article written by: www.frontpose.com

Hedi Slimane the French born fashion designer debut his first collection for Yves Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week. The collection had great praise from many of the fashion industry elite.

Pierre Berge who has been a long term partner with YSL had said the collection was “sublime” and that he showed to the world that he followed in the footsteps of previous YSL designers and that “he respected the codes of Saint Laurent”

Alber Elbaz the creative director of Lanvin had also commended the designer stating that it was “It was very Hedi and it was very Saint Laurent.” Hedi Slimane’s collections have always delivered a very slick design, in this instance his collection was a fusion of contemporary silhouette and that of the seventies. It was evident that his inspiration was heavily dwelled on the archives of previous collections presented by Yves Saint Laurent.

Our note: This is a collection that is aimed purely on the end user which are YSL’s consumers. Hedi Slimane presented a look that is ready to wear although his collection is focused on the cut, fit and fabrication we feel that he had taken a safe route we would have loved to see collection that defies the norm but this may be what Yves Saint Laurent as a fashion house needs. Stability comes to our mind.

P.s. We know that companies not called Yves Saint Laurent but we’re not a MASSIVE FAN OF THE NEW name Saint Laurent bring back YSL.

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Kate Middleton’s shoes are a hit all roundIt seems that the royals are helping M&S with its sales. A Pair of nude platform court shoes is seen flying off the shelves at the British retailer and this is due to Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). Kate was seen wearing a very similar pair, keen shoppers are eager to emulate the Duchess’s style.  A statement from M&S are suggesting that the popularity of this design makes this one of its best-selling shoe style of all time, they state that a pair is sold every two minutes.  A statement from Sally Ambrose the buying agent for footwear and accessories of the British retailer had said that the sale and popularity of nude court shoes has grown by royal proportions.  These shoes are available on the Marks & Spencer’s website under the Limited Collection label. The Duchess effect is in real swing at the moment and there is no question that many companies will keep a keen interest on the young royal’s fashion be sure to see many other items of similar nature that are seen worn by the Duchess. article written by: www.frontpose.com

Kate Middleton’s shoes are a hit all round

It seems that the royals are helping M&S with its sales. A Pair of nude platform court shoes is seen flying off the shelves at the British retailer and this is due to Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). Kate was seen wearing a very similar pair, keen shoppers are eager to emulate the Duchess’s style.

A statement from M&S are suggesting that the popularity of this design makes this one of its best-selling shoe style of all time, they state that a pair is sold every two minutes.
A statement from Sally Ambrose the buying agent for footwear and accessories of the British retailer had said that the sale and popularity of nude court shoes has grown by royal proportions.

These shoes are available on the Marks & Spencer’s website under the Limited Collection label.

The Duchess effect is in real swing at the moment and there is no question that many companies will keep a keen interest on the young royal’s fashion be sure to see many other items of similar nature that are seen worn by the Duchess.

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Lulu Betsey Johnson set to launch her own fashion label
Like mother and daughter comes to terms when we put the Betsey clan together. Lulu Betsey the daughter of eccentric fashion designer is following in her mother’s footsteps Lulu is set to launch a fashion line with her best friend Allison McClellen called Lulu and Allison.
She states that it will definitely have the “Betsey aesthetic” but it will be toned down aesthetic so that they will have a modern feel to it. Lulu Betsey also commented that the collection will be a line for women who want to be hip, sexy and cool.
Her adoring mother Betsey Johnson uttered these sweet words to her daughter “My archives, my knowledge, everything - I hope at the end of the day, I give it all to you and hope that you’re happy.” It’s quite refreshing to see this sort of relationship in the public domain. We hope all the success in this line.
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Lulu Betsey Johnson set to launch her own fashion label

Like mother and daughter comes to terms when we put the Betsey clan together. Lulu Betsey the daughter of eccentric fashion designer is following in her mother’s footsteps Lulu is set to launch a fashion line with her best friend Allison McClellen called Lulu and Allison.

She states that it will definitely have the “Betsey aesthetic” but it will be toned down aesthetic so that they will have a modern feel to it. Lulu Betsey also commented that the collection will be a line for women who want to be hip, sexy and cool.

Her adoring mother Betsey Johnson uttered these sweet words to her daughter “My archives, my knowledge, everything - I hope at the end of the day, I give it all to you and hope that you’re happy.” It’s quite refreshing to see this sort of relationship in the public domain. We hope all the success in this line.

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Brazilian FashionLondon was undoubtedly the centre of the limelight this year because of the amount of great spectacles; The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympics and London 2012 Paralympics however the closing ceremony of London 2012 Olympics was one which showed the world an insight to the culture and fashion of the largest South American country, Brazil. During the handover of the Olympics from London to Rio 26 million worldwide viewers saw performances by an array of glittering flamboyant Brazilian dancers, wearing high visible attires that being said that is not all Brazil has to offer (like Great Britain we saw a countless amount of the population wearing Red, White and Blue) Brazil is a nation which is full of colour the dancers were just a small aspect of the culture that they offer.  Undoubtedly, we will see a rise in Brazilian designers in mainstream fashion and this is already apparent with the emergence of Cris Barros, Vanessa Montoro and Patricia Viera which were clearly the ones to keep an eye during Sao Paulo Fashion week. Our note: Cris Barros, Vanessa Montoro and Patricia Viera all have designs which are very clean cut and each design house has subtle hints which distinguish themselves from each other. Cris Barros’s design has an infusion of urban refinement (a balance which is very challenging to maintain). Vanessa Montoro’s design is very ‘chic’ and they can rival any attires made by the big hitters of fashion. To tell you the truth we are really excited with Patricia Viera’s work her designs in our opinion are ready to be introduced in Great Britain her designs are very intuitive to London Fashion and this isn’t surprising as she has worked closely with buying houses like Barneys NY, Collette, Paul Smith, Biff & Banner,  Joyce Hong Kong, Browns, Feathers, Bugatti, and others. Like how the limelight was fixated with London culture, music and fashion we hope that these blossoming designers can capitalise on the exposure that will be present during 2016 because those few weeks can make them into house hold names. article written by: www.frontpose.comimage copyright of Patricia Viera

Brazilian Fashion

London was undoubtedly the centre of the limelight this year because of the amount of great spectacles; The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympics and London 2012 Paralympics however the closing ceremony of London 2012 Olympics was one which showed the world an insight to the culture and fashion of the largest South American country, Brazil.

During the handover of the Olympics from London to Rio 26 million worldwide viewers saw performances by an array of glittering flamboyant Brazilian dancers, wearing high visible attires that being said that is not all Brazil has to offer (like Great Britain we saw a countless amount of the population wearing Red, White and Blue) Brazil is a nation which is full of colour the dancers were just a small aspect of the culture that they offer.

Undoubtedly, we will see a rise in Brazilian designers in mainstream fashion and this is already apparent with the emergence of Cris Barros, Vanessa Montoro and Patricia Viera which were clearly the ones to keep an eye during Sao Paulo Fashion week.

Our note: Cris Barros, Vanessa Montoro and Patricia Viera all have designs which are very clean cut and each design house has subtle hints which distinguish themselves from each other. Cris Barros’s design has an infusion of urban refinement (a balance which is very challenging to maintain). Vanessa Montoro’s design is very ‘chic’ and they can rival any attires made by the big hitters of fashion. To tell you the truth we are really excited with Patricia Viera’s work her designs in our opinion are ready to be introduced in Great Britain her designs are very intuitive to London Fashion and this isn’t surprising as she has worked closely with buying houses like Barneys NY, Collette, Paul Smith, Biff & Banner,
Joyce Hong Kong, Browns, Feathers, Bugatti, and others.

Like how the limelight was fixated with London culture, music and fashion we hope that these blossoming designers can capitalise on the exposure that will be present during 2016 because those few weeks can make them into house hold names.

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image copyright of Patricia Viera

Eccentric fashion designer Betsey Johnson is set to launch an affordable new dress line. Having previously filed for bankruptcy protection in April of this year she intends to move into the dress business, this being said Betsy will work in conjunction with Levy Group design director, Suzi Chin. Could this collaboration with Suzi Chin just be implemented so that the Levy Group can keep an eye on their financial investment?  They both aim to capitalize on the more “affordable” clothing range, it is reported that the new dress line will retail in the region of £60 - £160.  Donald Levy president of The Levy Group has been quoted in saying that “We are (pleased) to be working with Betsey on her new dress collection,” and that “It was a natural progression to continue into another category.” article written by: www.frontpose.com

Eccentric fashion designer Betsey Johnson is set to launch an affordable new dress line. Having previously filed for bankruptcy protection in April of this year she intends to move into the dress business, this being said Betsy will work in conjunction with Levy Group design director, Suzi Chin. Could this collaboration with Suzi Chin just be implemented so that the Levy Group can keep an eye on their financial investment?  They both aim to capitalize on the more “affordable” clothing range, it is reported that the new dress line will retail in the region of £60 - £160.

Donald Levy president of The Levy Group has been quoted in saying that “We are (pleased) to be working with Betsey on her new dress collection,” and that “It was a natural progression to continue into another category.”

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Anya Hindmarch, the Essex born fashion accessories designer has caused a little stir in the fashion world as of recent.  Her company has been valued at a staggering figure of £30 million. It is a massive feet considering she opened her first shop at the age of 19 at Walton Street, London. The valuation of the company was announced because a private Qatari investment group has obtained majority stake in the label. However Anya Hindmarch will still hold the title of chairman and chief creative officer.
The Hindmarch Company now based in Battersea offers its range to almost all major retail chains in the world. Her accessories are well acquainted with the rich and famous the likes of Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna and a lot more have been all spotted with Anya Hindmarch accessories.
Our note: It is great to hear news like this that a person who lives not far from us has become such a renowned designer. We love her handbags; they are always must-have bags of every season. Those that may not be familiar with Anya Hindmarch we are sure that you have seen the “I’m not a plastic bag” which was such an epic hit.
She is a great inspiration for British Fashion designers. I guess us Brits have a lot to celebrate this month (16 Gold Medals aswell) article written by: www.frontpose.com

Anya Hindmarch, the Essex born fashion accessories designer has caused a little stir in the fashion world as of recent.  Her company has been valued at a staggering figure of £30 million. It is a massive feet considering she opened her first shop at the age of 19 at Walton Street, London. The valuation of the company was announced because a private Qatari investment group has obtained majority stake in the label. However Anya Hindmarch will still hold the title of chairman and chief creative officer.

The Hindmarch Company now based in Battersea offers its range to almost all major retail chains in the world. Her accessories are well acquainted with the rich and famous the likes of Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna and a lot more have been all spotted with Anya Hindmarch accessories.

Our note: It is great to hear news like this that a person who lives not far from us has become such a renowned designer. We love her handbags; they are always must-have bags of every season. Those that may not be familiar with Anya Hindmarch we are sure that you have seen the “I’m not a plastic bag” which was such an epic hit.

She is a great inspiration for British Fashion designers. I guess us Brits have a lot to celebrate this month (16 Gold Medals aswell)

article written by: www.frontpose.com

Miley Cyrus is reportedly helping fiancé Liam Hemsworth launch his own fashion line. The American singer was found scouting out trade shows in New York, while her husband to be was filming his next movie Paranoia. Miley Cyrus has been advising Liam on his future business plans. She has been quoted in saying “Liam’s looking to get his start in the business, and may be thinking of launching a label of his own” Our note: Well if you’re a regular reader to our blog you’d realise that we’re not a fan of “aspiring actors with no fashion credentials who want to be fashion designers”. A name can only get you so far, we feel that actors should stay in their day time profession and commit to that. Successful fashion labels require a lot of time, technique and creativity can Liam Hemsworth accomplish we feel he cannot … but we still wish him the best if he does article written by: www.frontpose.com

Miley Cyrus is reportedly helping fiancé Liam Hemsworth launch his own fashion line.

The American singer was found scouting out trade shows in New York, while her husband to be was filming his next movie Paranoia. Miley Cyrus has been advising Liam on his future business plans. She has been quoted in saying “Liam’s looking to get his start in the business, and may be thinking of launching a label of his own”

Our note: Well if you’re a regular reader to our blog you’d realise that we’re not a fan of “aspiring actors with no fashion credentials who want to be fashion designers”. A name can only get you so far, we feel that actors should stay in their day time profession and commit to that. Successful fashion labels require a lot of time, technique and creativity can Liam Hemsworth accomplish we feel he cannot … but we still wish him the best if he does

article written by: www.frontpose.com