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November 2009

British Fashion Awards 2009 – supported by Swarovski

British Fashion Awards 2009 - supported by Swarovski

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2009 British Fashion Awards supported by Swarovski. Slated on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, this year’s ceremony brings to a close the British Fashion Council 25th anniversary celebrations.

Recognizing the most influential people in fashion today and celebrating the development of British fashion over the last 25 years, the 11 categories include Designer of the Year, the ultimate accolade, which recognises a leading British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year and elevated their international reputation.

This year there will also be a one-off London 25 award which will celebrate an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for the capital’s fashion industry. The winner of this award will be decided entirely by public vote.

The event will also acknowledge the achievement of one designer who throughout their career has made an exceptional impact on global fashion, with the BFC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design.

The British Fashion Awards 2009 shortlisted nominees are:

An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.

Nominees: Camilla Skovgaard, Holly Fulton, Jessica McCormack, Maria Francesca Pepe

An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Ready to Wear category

Nominees: Mark Fast, Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto

A leading British designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.

Nominees: Burberry, Mulberry, Pringle of Scotland

A British model who has emerged as a leading name in the modelling industry and is making a strong mark on the international fashion scene.

Nominees: Daisy Lowe, Georgia Jagger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.

Nominees: Emma Hill for Mulberry, Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood

A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men’s fashion in the past year.

Nominees: Graeme Fidler for Aquascutum, Kim Jones for dunhill, Todd Lynn

7. LONDON 25
An individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital. This award has been created to mark the BFC’s 25th year and to recognise the many individuals that make London a cultural force in the global fashion industry.

Nominees available at BFC

A British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.

Winner announced on the evening. No shortlist available

A British-based designer whose last two collections have directed the shape of fashion and helped them develop as an international force in the fashion industry.

Nominees: Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders


The ultimate accolade, which recognises an internationally acclaimed British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has made a significant impact in the past year both in the UK and internationally.

Winner announced on the evening. No shortlist available

An award recognising one designer who throughout their career has influenced and inspired the global fashion industry.

Winner announced on the evening. No shortlist available

Sugar Cane Union Star Jeans at NIRO

Sugar Cane Union Star Jeans

Here’s the team at one of the UK’s leading fashion stores, NIRO, wearing some of the best denim on the planet, the Sugar Cane Union Star jeans!

Sugar Cane, Union Star vintage cut denim jeans Heavy 14.25 ounce double ring-spun cotton One wash red line selvage denim Star shaped hand stitching on back pockets Five pocket, original designed iron buttons, button-fly Famous, hidden reinforcing back pocket rivets all Made in Japan.


Japanese government supporting Japanese fashion

Japanese government supporting Japanese fashion

The Japanese government is reaching out to help its homegrown fashion labels boost their international profile. The new project, called tokyoeye, will give Japanese brands a chance to display their merchandise at showrooms and stores in Paris and Shanghai through a series of initiatives this winter and next year. The brands selected have to foot the bill for their travel expenses and their collection’s transportation costs but tokyoeye will take care of the costs related to the venue, advertising and promotion and sales personnel. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is funding the project and Itochu Fashion System providing organizational support.

Let’s see if European and American Governments follow suit.

Laguna Beach Jeans

<br /> Apple Black Eyed Peas wears Laguna Beach Jeans

Laguna Beach Jean Company

Founded in November of 2007, Laguna Beach Jean Company has established itself as the first OC-inspired high-end denim and apparel line. The Laguna Beach Jean Company combines passion and innovation, priding itself on authentic designs and local inspiration. Recognized most for its denim, the collection is offered in a variety of washes, pocket designs and embellishments; with each design named after a Southern California beach – the epitome of the area’s perfect “sun, surf & sand” culture.

Launched by denim connoisseurs Steve and Christine Kim, Laguna Beach Jean Company offers premium denim that has steadily become fashion’s hottest luxury item, with designs that capture the combined look of Southern California and red carpet chic-fitting for those who want to experience a fashion-forward style, along with a relaxed look. Today, this denim lifestyle brand has expanded its product line to include shirts, tees, jackets and hoodies that incorporate the same innovative look.

Since inception, Laguna Beach Jean Company has earned rapid popularity and built a strong reputation with its handmade denim and designs among celebrities that include Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Fabulous, and the cast of beverly hills 90210, along with countless celebrity stylists who adorn the collection. The Laguna Beach Jean Company brand is currently available in more than 500 boutiques nationwide, through a number of distinguished online retailers, and is expected to include two signature stores due to open soon.


Burberry Stores, 444 Madison Avenue in New York

<br /> Burberry Store, 444 Madison Avenue in New York


“We are really excited to open our first ever Burberry London and Burberry Brit standalone stores here in New York, located either side of our iconic America’s headquarters at 444 Madison where the Burberry sign 400 feet atop salutes our Britishness across the Manhattan skyline. We designed the stores to have their own individual expression and identity reflecting our customers’ different attitudes and needs. The stores are modern and unintimidating with digital technology used to heighten the experience for the consumer.”

Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer

Burberry is pleased to announce the opening of two new stores either side of its recently opened Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue in New York.

The two stores, which are the first of new concept stores for the brand, opened today.
A 1500 square metre Burberry Brit store opened on the south side of the headquarters, showcasing ready to wear for men and women from the Burberry Brit collections including denim, outerwear and pieces from the Burberry Sport collections.

The 1500 square metre Burberry London store opened on the north side of the headquarters, showcasing ready to wear for men and women from the Burberry London collections as well as accessories.

Both stores opened with a new Burberry store design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey where intrinsically British materials and themes are used in a contemporary and innovative way.

Burberry has two existing stores in New York City – Soho and 57th Street and 62 Burberry stores throughout the US and Canada.

Burberry became the newest addition to the Manhattan skyline on 28 May 2009 when three 50 foot long neon Burberry signs were lit above the new Burberry Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue in New York.

The site is one of only six grandfathered signage locations in New York.

The new 68,000 square foot Burberry Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue mirror the 160,000 square foot Burberry global headquarters in London. Both headquarters, designed by Christopher Bailey capture the quintessential British values which Burberry represents, featuring modern contemporary office space and cutting edge show rooms.


Bikkemberg Jacket worn by Fabrizio Ravenelli

<br /> Bikkemberg Jacket worn by Fabrizio Ravenelli

Bikkemberg Jacket modeled by Fabrizio Ravenelli. The ex Italian International and ‘Boro favourite goes green in a Bikkemberg jacket.

Meeting winter with style, the Bikkembergs Sport quilted winter jacket combines warmth and comfort that will turn head whether you’re in the city or in the ski slopes.

Available in eye-catching deep turquoise and understated black, the Bikkembergs Sport winter jacket raises the bar in striking cool with its quality detailing like the rib-knit cuffs and the removable grey zip-up collar and front, which adds extra warmth and an unexpected touch.

With an integrated hood and side-up side pockets are the finishing details to fully prepare for the winter cold.

Colette Pop-up for Nissan Cube!

<br /> Colette Pop-up for Nissan Cube!

The latest to join the ever-swelling wave of pop-up stores are three ephemeral holiday boutiques that opened simultaneously today in Paris, London and Berlin. Each was created with Colette to fete the launch of Nissan’s latest car model, the Cube.

On offer in the stores, which will remain open through Dec. 31, are more than 80 objects by Japanese designers who have been cherry-picked by Colette. These include a “music balloon” by Yuento, a paper cup holder by Bonboog, the Wajima Collection’s quilt sofa and Tate Otama kitchenware.

The Paris-based Cube Store is situated at Villa du Lavoir, 70 Rue René Boulanger, while London’s Cube Store is housed in the Old Truman Brewery, found at 91 Brick Lane. The Berlin boutique, dubbed Cubelist Store, has taken over Café Palermo’s Crome art and design gallery at number 82-84 Karl Marx Allee.

Operating as shops during the day, the locations morph at night. Between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., they are devoted to special events. In Berlin, these include Tokyoite cinema screenings, fashion presentations by Yazbukey, E2, Mary Katrantzou and Irina Shaposhnikova, plus a slate of happenings. WWD

Polo Ralph Lauren, Greenwich Avenue

<br /> Ralph Lauren Ladieswear, Polo Ralph Lauren, Greenwich Avenue
Ralph Lauren is opening a nearly 19,000-square-foot store on Greenwich Avenue with all the ingredients increasingly emblematic of the designer’s retail network. The store is housed inside a newly built structure with an imposing Beaux-Arts limestone facade, large arched windows and balconies; the residential-like interior has several smaller rooms and a grand staircase, and there is a noticeable spotlight on women’s apparel and accessories.

“The Greenwich store represents our progression in a couple of different spheres,” Charles Fagan, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s executive vice president of global retail brand development, explained during an exclusive walk-through of the space on Wednesday. “It dovetails what Ralph and Roger [Farah, Polo’s president and chief operating officer] have been talking about a lot in the last several years, which is our strategic mission of being direct-to-consumer, our focus on accessories, and the focus on international.

“It also represents a balancing of men’s and women’s,” he added. “This continues to balance the retail portfolio with more of an emphasis on women’s and accessories.”

“As we continue to expand our presence globally, Ralph approaches every new development as a long-term investment and creates environments that have relevance and longevity in each community,” Fagan said.

The men’s area can be accessed through a separate entrance and has an equestrian feel, with such features as a beamed ceiling and carriage lanterns. The line focuses on a more casual assortment. “Ralph really felt bullish about the women’s opportunity and the scale of the women’s opportunity,” he added. “We made the primary investment in women’s but the assortment in men’s really speaks to the guy who is here, short of dressing him for business. These are clothes to wear on the weekend or outdoors, with sweaters and great sport shirts.” Marc Karimzadeh

Comme des Garçons – Beatles collection

<br /> Comme des Garçons - Beatles collection

Comme des Garçons feted its much-anticipated Beatles collection in Tokyo. Guests at Trading Museum, a new concept store by Comme des Garcons that stocks an eclectic mix of clothing, accessories and other odds and ends for display or sale, milled about listening to Beatles tunes and browsing the collection. Rei Kawakubo was also on hand, dressed in her trademark sunglasses and head-to-toe black. Yoko Ono cut a similarly dramatic figure. Flanked by security people, she greeted Kawakubo briefly before posing for a quick photo op and then taking a short tour of the store. Adrian Joffe, chief executive officer of Comme des Garçons International, said reaction to the line was positive thus far. “People want to buy them now, but we’re not selling until Saturday,” he said. (WWD)

Twilight – New Moon + wearing Burberry

<br /> Kristen Stewart wearing Burberry Portrait T Shirt at LAX

Over the past week the stars of Twilight – New Moon have been wearing Burberry on their press tour in Europe and America.

– Kristen Stewart wore a black Burberry trench coat for the screening of New Moon in New York last night.

– British actor Robert Pattinson wore a Burberry suit to the David Letterman Show in New York on Wednesday.

– Nikki Reed, Cameron Bright and British actor Jamie Campbell-Bower all wore Burberry to the premiere of New Moon in LA on Monday.

Nikki Reed wearing Burberry to the LA premiere of Twilight New Moon

– Kristen Stewart wore the Burberry Portrait T Shirt, boots and blazer arriving at LAX airport in LA on Sunday.

– Robert Pattinson wore a grey pinstripe Burberry suit to a fan event in Munich on Saturday.

– Kristen Stewart wore a black Burberry trench coat to the fan event in London last week.

Robert Pattinson wearing Burberry in Munich

Peter Blake at No 9 Albemarle Street

<br /> Peter Blake at No 9 Albemarle

Paul Smith – No 9 Albemarle St held a book signing with Peter Blake for a Genensis publications book “Lucky old Sun”,

The books is a collaboration between the Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Peter Blake. It is a limited edition portfolio featuring a rare interview with Brian Wilson from the Beach boys, “That Lucky old Sun” Album, plus 12 limited edition Peter Blake prints inspired by the tracks on the album.

An exhibition of the prints from the portfolio will be held at No 9 Albemarle St until 8th December

That Lucky Old Sun
18th – 28th November
No 9 Albemarle St

New Balance x Concepts : Launch Party

<br /> New Balance x Concepts : Launch Party
New Balance x Concepts: Freedom Trail Collection & Launch Party

More than 300 people came out to celebrate the launch of the New Balance and Concepts’ Freedom Trail Collection hitting stores on Black Friday. DJs Doo Wop and Brek.One entertained the crowd into the morning while guests enjoyed cocktails and sweets. The Freedom Trail Collection introduces the first ever 875 boot and re-imagines the 1500 sneaker-both in buttery chocolate nubuck and red lace detail. The collection was produced in limited numbers and will only be available at Concepts and select stores around the globe.
New Balance x Concepts: Freedom Trail Collection & Launch Party

Aknowledge Clothes & Jeans Holiday 2009 Launch

<br /> Aknowledge Holiday 2009 Launch
Aknowledge is a premiere young men’s lifestyle collection that defines the convergence in the landscape between street, skate, contemporary and traditional. This global male acknowledges the key elements of dressing smart and uniquely bases his own wardrobe on the new essentials which consistently tie back to denim.

This premium collection is based on 6 key pieces with a strong price value quotient: The clean slim v or graphic statement cotton t-shirt, the classic chambray woven, high quality original denim, aggressive denim washes, the denim jacket and the trend driven sophisticated jacket. The denim pants have two fits: The Newton which is a low-rise straight leg and The Galileo which is a low rise slim.
Aknowledge Holiday 2009 Launch

Lulu Guinness Late Afternoon Tea

<br /> Lulu Guinness Late Afternoon Tea

Lulu Guinness Late Afternoon Tea

Online Fashion Bloggers – You’re invited to an exclusive Lulu Guinness holiday event
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Join us for champagne, tea and cookies and get a special preview of Lulu’s new iconic treasure

Lulu Guinness boutique
394 Bleecker St
between Perry St & West 11th St


RMC Martin Ksohoh 2010 luggage Collection

<br /> RMC Martin Ksohoh 2010 luggage Collection
Here’s a sneek peek of the RMC Martin Ksohoh 2010 luggage Collection. The collection is made with Japanese denim and made by professional craftsmen.

RMC by Martin Koshoh is an original local brand in Hong Kong, founded in 2002. Directed by Martin Lee Yat Ming, the product design is based on the concept of exquisite embroidery stitching techniques.

The name Red Monkey Company abbreviated “RMC” and branded RMC by Martin Ksohoh carries two connotative meanings. “Red” symbolizes the searing red sun as well as Oriental. Whereas, “Monkey” signifies evolution, of which apes evolved into human being. “Company” is the workshop consisted of creative persons, ideas and projects.

Dolce and Gabbana – New Moon Flick

Dolce and Gabbana - New Moon Movie Jessica Stam
Police barricades on Houston Street held back Twilight fans outside the Dolce and Gabbana-sponsored Cinema Society screening of “New Moon.” Stars Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner gamely made their way through the press line as snappers screamed their names. Natalie Portman and other fans showed up to catch the flick.
Taylor Lautner

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

<br /> W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

Lu Guang, freelancer photographer, started as an amateur photographer in 1980. He was a factory worker, later started his own photo studio and advertising agency. August of 1993 he returned to post-graduate studies at the Central Arts and Design Academy in Beijing (now is the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University). During graduate school, he studied, traveled all over the country and carved out a career, became the “dark horse” of the photographer circle in Beijing. Skilled at social documentary photography, his insightful, creative and artistic work often focused on “social phenomena and people living at the bottom of society”, attracted the attentions of the national photography circle and the media. Many of his award winning works focused on social issues like, “gold rush in the west”, “drug girl”, “small coal pit”, “HIV village”, “the Grand Canal”, “development of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway” and so on.

1. “At the junction of Ningxia province and Inner Mongolia province, I saw a tall chimney puffing out golden smoke covering the blue sky, large tracts of the grassland have become industrial waste dumps; unbearable foul smell made people want to cough; Surging industrial sewage flowed into the Yellow River…”

More Photos Click Here

Lu Guang from People’s Republic of China

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Green Credentials

<br /> LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Green Credentials

GOING GREEN: Renaud Dutreil does his part to make New York a greener city. Every morning, the chairman of the U.S. arm of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton cycles to work, and carefully locks his bike at the red, stiletto-shaped rack by Bergdorf Goodman. On Monday, Dutreil and LVMH took their commitment to a better environment a step further. At a press conference, Dutreil unveiled the second installment of the luxury conglomerate’s partnership with the American Composers Orchestra, featuring a contest to find an orchestral work inspired by the theme “A Greener New York City.” Submissions for the “Greener New York City” piece are due Jan. 15, and the winner will be revealed in March. Erin Gee, the first competition’s winner, gave a performance at the event, which took place at the LVMH Tower. Gee’s LVMH-commissioned piece will premiere at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 30. WWD

New Balance – The Freedom Trail Collection

<br /> New Balance - The Freedom Trail Collection
Boston-based New Balance announces the next collection from the brand’s Partnership Program – The Freedom Trail Collection- designed and developed in tandem with venerable sneaker shop, Concepts, in Cambridge, MA.

Featuring two silhouettes from New Balance’s USA team, The Freedom Trail Collection re-introduces the classic 1500 sneaker and launches the first ever 875 boot.

Inspired by one of Boston’s most celebrated landmarks, The Freedom Trail, the collection pays homage to the shared importance of historic Boston as both New Balance and Concepts share headquarters in this New England city. With a nod to the Freedom Trail’s red footpath and the brown brick of Boston’s antiquated North End neighborhood, the shoes came to life in premium brown leather and red accents.

“We were very much inspired to create something that was premium, outdoorsy and spoke directly to our Boston roots,” stated Frank Rivera, brand manager and buyer for Concepts. According to Rivera, “When we first sat down with New Balance, we saw a lone boot sitting in the corner of the room on its side. We grabbed it and at first sight, knew this boot needed to be introduced to the marketplace. This was the 875. As for the 1500, we have always known about this classic sneaker and were inspired to re-invent this model with a Concepts look and feel.”

The 1500 is a heritage New Balance style originally built domestically back in 1989. The 1500 was originally built as a fully-loaded technical running shoe. Specific detail executed solely for Concepts include: full grain leather upper, pigskin leather lining (more luxurious and breathable that a comprable synthetic product), and embossed tongue tag.

The 875 is a brand new style launched to the public for the first time via The Freedom Trail Collection. The boot was designed for comfort and durability. The sole unit includes New Balance Rollbar technology for maximum support and stability. Additionally, NB designers used a PU Wedge in the heel (similar to the wedge that offers superior support in the NB 993) and compression molded EVA in the forefoot. The 875 features a full grain leather upper, pigskin leather lining, and embossed tongue tag.

Regarding the introduction of the 875, Luis Navarro, product manager for New Balance Lifestyle stated, “With the increasing popularity of outdoor footwear, we saw the opportunity for New Balance to tap into the brand’s trail heritage with the introduction of the 875. Featuring proprietary New Balance trail technology including Rollbar, the 875 is a fully functional trail boot dressed up in the most premium of materials.” Navarro continued, “As a brand, we have a strong heritage in trail and we have a strong position if we play to that heritage and leverage our background and experience in this category.
Mens New Balance Trainers

True Religion jeans by Jeff Lubell

<br /> True Religion jeans by Jeff Lubell

How True Religion jeans got started

To build his brand, founder Jeff Lubell gave pairs of his True Religion jeans away.

My dad was in the clothing business and moved to L.A. with a New York apparel company when I was 20. I asked if I could work for him. He said, “Why don’t you get a job in textiles first and learn the industry?”

So I got a job at a swimwear company, which was fitting because I was captain of my high school team. I ended up staying in the textiles industry for 25 years.

Don’t be afraid to approach powerful people.

When I decided to launch True Religion, I went to industry leaders like Mickey Drexler, who was then at the Gap, seeking backing. I couldn’t find private money, but I eventually found a jeans manufacturer to help me get my brand started.

Skip the prototype.

I had a concept to create a unique line of jeans with colored stitching and lower pockets. I designed a myriad of styles, and I produced about 14,000 pairs before I sold a piece. Usually you do it the other way around — you make a sample line, go to market, get orders, and ship your production.
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Comp the sales staff.

I went to Fred Segal on Melrose and showed the jeans to a guy who was running the jeans bar. He hated them. I knew his boss, so I showed her the line, but she said, “I don’t get it. I don’t think my customer is going to get it.”

It took me an hour to wear her down, but she finally took 24 pairs. A month went by, and I went back, and they’d only sold two pairs. I asked the sales guy if I could give him a pair free. He and the other workers came out to my truck and I gave them the jeans.

Four days later I went back and couldn’t find my jeans. I asked where they were, and he said, “People would come in and ask, ‘What are those that you’re wearing? I want those.'” They sold out.

Secrets of my success

Manufacture locally
It’s expensive to make jeans in L.A., but there’s a value to doing it locally. We can produce small runs and then gauge the market reaction before we make larger investments. It allows us to be flexible when introducing new styles.

Protect your name
We combat counterfeiters daily, both online and on the street. We hire experts to seek out the source of the problem, and we work with government agencies around the world. It costs a lot, but you have to be really vigilant.

Outsource everything
I didn’t want to own anything, so I depend on my contractors to do everything. They’ve already made significant investments in fixed assets. By working with them, we benefit from their experience.

Hockney Christmas at Paul Smith, Willoughby House

<br /> Hockney Christmas at Paul Smith, Willoughby House, Nottingham

Hockney Christmas at Paul Smith, Willoughby House, Nottingham.

The first exhibition to be held in the new art space is a showcase of David Hockney’s early work: ‘1960 – 1968 A Marraige Of Styles’.

In conjunction with the opening of Nottingham Contemporary, and their first exhibition, the Paul Smith, Willoughby House shop will be displaying twenty Hockney prints.

The prints will be also be available for purchase 14th – 27th November 2009. Prices start from £760.

Paul Smith
Willoughby House
20 Low Pavement
United Kingdom

Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

<br /> Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Angela Ahrendts, Chief Executive Officer of Burberry, today announced the appointment of Christopher Bailey to a newly created position of Chief Creative Officer, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the brand since his appointment as Burberry Creative Director in 2001.

“It is with great pride and honour that we announce Christopher’s new position of Chief Creative Officer. The Burberry brand today is more cohesive than at anytime in the company’s history owing much to the clarity, consistency and purity of his amazing vision. This past nine years, Christopher has innovated, protected and modernised every aspect of this company giving it an identity and point of view that is completely unrivalled. His vision has united everyone in the company and he has connected with every demographic of consumers through technology, innovation, unique craftsmanship and integrity. Whoever you meet, whatever you read they will all tell you the same thing – Christopher Bailey is this generation’s greatest talent and he does it all with the most unassuming humility.”
Angela Ahrendts

“I am truly honoured and humbled to be recognised in this way. It is a real privilege to be a part of the brand’s great story and to be working alongside Angela whose passion and drive is not only inspiring to me, but is central to everything that we do as a company.
I salute all our Burberry teams around the world who make this magnificent brand what it is today – a place of uncompromising energy and innovation. I couldn’t be more excited about being part of the future of this, the greatest British brand in the world.”
Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey is responsible for the design of all Burberry collections and products, as well as all advertising, corporate art direction, architectural design, multi-media content and overall brand image for Burberry. He recently oversaw the design and development of the new 160,000 square foot Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House in London, the newly opened 68,000 square foot Burberry Americas Headquarters at 444 Madison in New York and the new Burberry Headquarters in Ginza, Tokyo in Japan.

Amongst many other achievements and awards, Christopher was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to the fashion industry in HM Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 2009 Honours List.

Christopher is a trustee of The Burberry Foundation, which he set up with Angela Ahrendts in 2008. The Burberry Foundation is committed to dedicating global resources to help young people realise their dreams and achieve their goals and potential through the power of their creativity. The Burberry Foundation invests in selected charities focused on supporting young people in the key cities in regions where the majority of Burberry employees live and work, and where they are able to participate in volunteer roles, with Burberry charity partners on the ground.

Louis Vuitton at Saks Fifth Avenue

Louis Vuitton at Saks Fifth Avenue

Winter is around the corner, but Louis Vuitton still managed to throw a garden party Tuesday night at Saks Fifth Avenue.

The French luxury firm transformed the store’s third floor into an indoor menagerie, dubbed Les Jardin Louis Vuitton and flooded with magnolia leaves and box hedges. Insouciant models dressed in Vuitton’s new resort collection picnicked (or at least pretended to) at the nexus of the fete.

While craftsmen monogrammed Vuitton goods, debonair male model types hung guests’ paper notes on a wishing tree. Some were hoping for Vuitton handbags, others for world peace.

“I’m wishing to win the French Open, do you think that’s a good one?” asked Serena Wiliams, mingling among guests such as Arlenis Sosa, Lisa Airan and Annie Churchhill.

Co-host Maggie Gylenhaal wasn’t exactly in her element in the garden, she said, but her husband Peter Sarsgaard would have been in heaven. “We have a backyard since we’re in Brooklyn and he’s developed quite the green thumb,” she said. “But honestly, I couldn’t tell.

Erin Heatherton

DND Denim Development

DND Denim Development

DND Denim Development is a casual urban collection with a touch of street. This line contains pants, tops,outerwear and accessories in a commercial price level. The collection is designed with the passion for creating new and innovative clothing with a commercial touch.

True Vintage by DND is the Primium denim line, where the love for denim shows in new and innovative designs. Always working with new and high quality fabrics within the latest denim development. DND is showing 4 collections a year + small express collections.

DND is a new upcoming fashion & denim brand which started out in Copenhagen in 2003. Today the company is located in Kolding.

DND would like to point out the “BUDDHA” jeans from the True Vintage collection, which is a great example of our constructed and engineered denim. This has a unique and conspicuous fitting. The BUDDHA jeans is showing a new direction in terms of creating new shapes and silhouettes within denim.

Tod’s Beverly Hills

<br /> Tod's Beverly Hills

Tod’s transformed its Beverly Hills boutique into an Italian garden Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its new tome “Italian Touch.” Hosts Debra Messing, Brooke Davenport, Alexandra Kimball, Crystal Lourd, Jamie Tisch and Jeanne Yang brought their kids along to shop, plant mini herb gardens and sit for portraits by Roxanne Lowit. “Everyone’s going to have the same Christmas card this year,” said Tisch.

Messing, who is the newest ambassador for YouthAIDS (a portion of the afternoon’s proceeds benefited the charity), said, “Italians have exquisite taste, celebrate everything that’s beautiful, and they’re also very practical. Tod’s bags last forever.”

A good thing considering the junior contingent, whose fingers were sticky with cupcake icing and milk shakes. “We actually made the drink straws narrower to limit their liquid intake,” said a Tod’s staffer.

The Evening Standard at Burberry HQ

<br /> The Evening Standard at Burberry HQ


London, Wednesday 11 November – Last night, the London Evening Standard 1,000 Most Influential Londoners were celebrated at the Burberry Global Headquarters in Horseferry House, London.

The event which was hosted by editor of The London Evening Standard, Geordie Greig, was attended by over 500 guests including Alexandra Shulman, Suzy Menkes, Anya Hindmarch, Philip Green, Harold Tilman, Peter Mandelson, Richard Desmond, Boris Johnson, Ken Livingtone, Jo Wood, Nick Rhodes, Sir Paul Stephenson, Nick Candy, Holly Valance, Christine Ohuruogu, Giorgio Locatelli, Sir Sol Kerzner, Alan Yentob, Shami Chakrabarty, Riz Lateef, Richard Caring and Camila Batmanghelidjh.

The magazine celebrates the top 1,000 people who are doing most to shape and change London, broken down in 24 categories including Fashion and Retail, Art and Design, Politics, Literature, Environment, Education, Music and Sport.

Led by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, the dynamic interior of Horseferry House has been designed with reference to the quintessentially British values that the brand represents.

The new Burberry headquarters in London, totalling 160,000 sq ft over eight floors, houses over 800 employees and comprises cutting edge show rooms, design studios, modern contemporary office space and photo studios together with the exterior architectural features of the original 1930s building.

Horseferry House was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in October 2009.

Peseta Spring Summer 2010

<br /> Peseta Spring Summer 2010

Peseta – Thursday November 12th we’ll be presenting our collection for spring and summer 2010. It’ll take place at the Alegría y Decisión showroom (calle monte esquinza 18 5 izda, madrid) from 10am to 7pm and we´ll love to see you there…

it’s our second collection and we’ve made classic products and some new stuff  (laptop cases, handkerchieves, etc.).

ah, if you come, you’ll be able to see also the new collections of Loreak Mendian, Keep, Paul Frank, Modern Amusement, etc.

if you need more info, please let us know: or (913 194 193).

Burberry Trenchcoat + Artofthetrench

<br /> Burberry Trenchcoat celebrates our iconic trench coat, capturing the emotional connection behind our distinctive outerwear heritage. Everybody has a different story related to their coat or the first time they came into contact with one – I love the idea that people from all over the world can share those stories and images with each other and all the different attitudes and expressions of the Burberry trench coat and the people who wear it.”
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Creative Director

Artofthetrench is a new Burberry digital platform with social networking functionality.
The site will be an ongoing project between Burberry and some of the world’s leading image makers, building a living testament to the trench coat with regular collaborations being announced.

Burberry will invite site users to submit their own portraits to feature on the site, creating a body of images reflecting personal trench coat style across the globe.

For the launch of the site, Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey commissioned a collection of photographs of trench coats wearers taken by photographer Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist.

For this first collaboration, Scott has been capturing street portraits of people in Burberry trench coats in London, Milan, New York, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Venice over the last few months.

Lacoste Trainers S/S 2010

<br /> Lacoste Trainers S/S 2010
LACOSTE reveals a line of punched leather sneakers from their men’s sportswear collection for Spring 2010. These six shoes embody the brand values of sporty elegance and are an ideal combination of form and function.

CADMUS 2 has side panels of square punched nappa. This hi-top shoe has its signature padded ankles and reinforced toe bumper. It comes in white, black and navy.

CAVALLION 2 uses the same panels of square punched nappa on its sides and ankles. The three-strap self-fastening loop and latch system has one strap that anchors the plackets to the sole for support. CAVALLION 2 comes in white/classic green and black/white.

CERBERUS 6 updates the now cult-classic shoe with contrast coloured side stripes that pop and side panels of punched leather. It comes in white/navy and black/green.

CERBERUS 3 is a more subtle but still strong tonal option in navy/white, white/green and black/white.

TERUSSE has punched detail on the heel and its signature sporty side stripes. This running-inspired shoe comes in off-white, black and brown.

COURSON is a perfect spring sandal with punched footbed. It comes in white, black, brown and a special French tricolour flag version in white with navy and red piping on the edge of the white leather strap.

Tsubi Eyewear 2010

Tsubi Eyewear With Ksubi, becoming a bookworm has become fashionable! Launching its Ksubi 09 /10 eyewear collection entitled “Book Club”, the phrase “have one’s nose in a book” has taken a new meaning. An eclectic mix of styles inspired by pop comic, steam punk and vintage, Ksubi’s Book Club is composed of 13 unisex frames that are straight, sharp, modern, architectural, and left virtually unpolished. By minimizing the detail of the curves, acetates, metals and lenses, the flatness and sharpness of the finish and appearance of each frames is enhanced – Simplifying and modernizing the range. Acetates are left unpolished and raw as possible – ksubi’s own acetate developments include unique digital printed leopard design & layered color acetates with laser cuts in colors such as ksubi leopard print, leopard tortoiseshell, charcoal, navy, ivory frosts and fuchsia. Playing with various techniques, metal frames are unpolished and sandblasted, each with metal inlays and mouldings. Tsubi Shades