Friday, February 1, 2013

Fashion News of the Week

News Recap:
  • Nicholas Kirkwood is named the Winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
  • The Winner of the H&M Design Award is Announced
  • Queen Beatrix to Abdicate the Throne
  • Rihanna and Others to Show at London Fashion Week
  • The Upcoming Fashion Weeks
  • The Next DSUK Sample Sale Event

Nicholas Kirkwood is the Winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund


The winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is Nicholas Kirkwood. The BFC will develop a bespoke mentoring programme tailored specifically to assist Nicholas to achieve his business goals for the next 18 months.


The Award, now in its fourth year, was established to further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses.




The Winner of the H&M Design Award is Announced


The winner of the 2013 H&M Design Award is 26 year old Minju Kim, a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Hear her talk about her collection and what winning the award means to her in the video below.





Queen Beatrix to Abdicate the Throne


Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate after 33 years on the throne, to her eldest son, 45-year-old Willem-Alexander.

The queen, who turned 75 just yesterday, was greeted by great cheers at the October wedding of Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Princess Stéphanie ... Click here for more about the wedding ... I just added more pictures.

Queen Beatrix

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, and Princess Maxima



Rihanna and Others to Show at London Fashion Week


I'm sure you've heard that Rihanna is to show at London Fashion Week. The list of other new designers showing during the week include 1205, Assad Mounser, Benedetta Bruzziches, Current/Elliott, Each x Other, Fleet Ilya, Florian, Golden Lane, Liam Fahy, Lito, Maarten van der Horst, Mr Start (Women's), Pamela Love, Rachel Comey, Raquel Allegra, Shourouk, Studio Nicholson, Trager Delaney, Victoria Beckham Denim, Wendy Nichol and Zoë Jordan.




The Upcoming Fashion Weeks


The big fashion weeks kick off in New York on February 7th ... The anticipation is always exciting. As usual, I will post the live streams from New York and London, as well as the access links to the Milan and Paris live streams.

Stay tuned.




The Next DSUK Sample Sale Event


The next Designer Sales UK sample sale event is Thursday 28th-Saturday 2nd March. It will take place in the Chelsea Old Town Hall, in London. The event planners promise to stock hundreds of labels PLUS their biggest ever consignment of handbags.


Insider's Note: I just learned there's also a Pop Up Shop this weekend, in Firle, in addition to a Mayfair event coming on 21st March. Click here for more info and to purchase VIP tickets.



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