Top stories this week: Mulberry’s Coachella poolside party, Sarah Burton tipped to succeed Galliano, Kate Middleton’s dress designer denials and MORE!

Top stories this week: Mulberry’s Coachella poolside party, Sarah Burton tipped to succeed Galliano, Kate Middleton’s dress designer denials and MORE!

Mulberry’s BBQ pool party at Coachella:

With Coachella fever taking over the style stakes last weekend, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill decided to take it up a notch or 10 by hosting an impromptu poolside BBQ party at Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Sunny climes, Mulberry-dripping A-listers and a crazy concoction of foods and wonderful cocktails to keep the party going – this undoubtedly was the hippest hoodang in town! Read more here!

Libulela’s Sophie Cranston denies designing the royal wedding dress:

With much gossip circulating earlier in the week around Libulela’s Sophie Cranston being honoured the commission to design Kate Middeton’s wedding dress, this story too – like many before it – has fallen flat on its face.  Read more here!

Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi booted out from Gianfranco Ferre:

Gianfranco Ferre’s creative directors Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have departed from the Italian label. The designer duo reportedly received the red card from Paris Group, the brand’s new owners, amidst speculation that the label’s recent poor performance and dip in sales are to blame. Read more here!

Is Sarah Burton next in line at Dior?

Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton, is the latest recruit to the already overstretched list of names proposing John Galliano’s successor at Dior. Burton is hotly tipped to take place as Dior’s creative director in a line-up pitching Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann and Prabal Gurung all as hopefuls. Read more here!

First look: Pamela Love for Topshop:

American designer Pamela Love brings her South and Native American-inspired charm to the British high street with her debut jewellery collection for Topshop. Inspired by images of 1970’s gypsy rockers, Love’s creations depict an off-hand earthy feel, captured perfectly within strong metal designs adorned with elaborate carvings. Take a sneak peek of the collection, due to hit stores on May 19th, here!

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