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Top stories this Week: Burberry rocks Beijing, John Galliano sacked from own label, Topshop’s Dress Up launch and MORE!

Burberry in Beijing:

Tackling fashion with technology has been taking over the minds of the fashion gods lately. Luxury British brand Burberry landed in Beijing on April 13 – all gadgets and contraptions aboard – to create an extraordinary visual and sensory experience. The event staged on the 2000 square metre stage at Beijing Television Centre marked the first of its kind, introducing virtual image technology, live models, animations and life-like holograms to the fashion world. Read more here!

John Galliano sacked from namesake label:

It appears, since John Galliano’s racial mêlée, he is continuously being ousted from the very fashion clique that made him the couture success he is today. News has been confirmed of John Galliano’s sacking from his eponymous – and 91 per cent Dior-owned – label, with much concern surrounding the future of the brand. Read more here!

Valentino and Elle launch ezine partnership:

Luxury fashion label Valentino launched its second ezine partnership this week with Elle magazine – along with the help of three leading style bloggers. The recent gossip circulating fashion bloggers’ roles in the industry has attracted much attention, so featuring the ezine on the successful sites spells guaranteed success. The three chosen bloggers include Susie Bubble of Style Bubble, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and Catherine Kallon of Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Read more here!

Angelina Jolie launches jewellery line – Style of Jolie:

Angelina Jolie certainly is the real-life Lara Croft. Perfectly balancing an ever-growing family and empire, Ange has added a luxurious line of fine jewellery to her already overstretched list of entrepreneurial achievements. The line, called Style of Jolie, boasts semi precious stones and glittering diamonds, and has been created in collaboration with jeweller Robert Procop to raise money for Jolie’s charity, Education Partnership for Children in Conflict. Read more here!

Topshop launches Dress Up collection:

Topshop’s Dress Up – fronted by model Tali Lennox – launched this week across stores nationwide. Bringing party fanatics twelve wow-factor dresses, the collection is flamboyant and fun with an array of designs to lust over. You’re sure to get heads turning playing Dress Up in these! Read more here!

Miu Miu cleared of skinny model complaints:

Luxury fashion label Miu Miu came under the spotlight recently for reasons other than its fabulous garbs. After being accused of breaching social responsibility by featuring the considerably underweight looking 23-year-old Polish model Kasia Struss in its latest SS11 campaign, the Advertising Standards Auhority has cleared Miu Miu of any wrongdoing. Read more here!

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