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Top Stories this Week: Hakaan, Jean Paul Gaultier and more!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Hakaan wins ANDAM award 2010: He was a little known addition to the schedule at February’s London Fashion week, but with a fabulous collection as well as Lara Stone on the catwalk and Kate Moss in the front row the show caused quite a stir. Now it seems that his fashion star is set to shine a little brighter after being given this year’s ANDAM award, with previous winners including Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh we’re pretty sure there’ll be no stopping him. Read more here. H&M Online is Coming: It’s almost here! Yes, we’ve been waiting a long time for the online counterpart to our favourite bargain-bountiful high street shop, and now we’ve finally got a date. Circle it, cancel all plans and set an alarm because H&M online officially launches on the 16th September. Read more here. John Paul Gaultier launches Lingerie Line: We know what you’re thinking, it’s going to be Madonna Blonde Ambition circa 1990 all over again, and if you ask us – that’s not a bad thing. Jean Paul Gaultier is indeed launching a lingerie line but we’ll have to wait until his upcoming couture show in Paris before we get any clues, as that’s when he’s rumored to be debuting two of the looks from the collection. We can’t wait to see them! Read more here. Calvin Klein revamps Clueless Dress: “Cher, what are you wearing?” “A dress!” “Says who?” “Calvin Klein!” “Well, go put something over it!” “Duh, I was just going to!” Yes we can recite the words to most of the Clueless film too, and we’re pretty sure that particular chick-flick is partly responsible for our love of all things designer. So we’re super excited to hear that with a little help from LA […]

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Hakaan wins 2010 ANDAM award!

Last Updated on 30th June 2010 He was the little-known designer at February’s London Fashion Week but his debut catwalk collection caused quite the stir – and he looks set to stir some more now that his impact on fashion has been cemented, for Hakaan has just won this year’s ANDAM award.

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SS11 NEWGEN winners

Last Updated on 11th June 2010 It’s celebrations all round this morning – the British Fashion Council have just announced which London-based designers will be receiving next season’s highly coveted NEWGEN sponsorship to show at September’s London Fashion Week.

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Graduate Fashion Week is coming

Last Updated on 3rd June 2010 Those that love to be the first to find out about young design talent should get themselves down to London’s Earl’s Court this weekend for the 19th Graduate Fashion Week – it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

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Chloe press day AW2010

Last Updated on 4th February 2014 We were just a tad excited to be invited to the AW2010 Chloe press day and were even more so when we arrived and got to sneak a peek at the (drum roll please…) Darla shoulder bag – the most recent addition to the Chloe family. Pictured above and just below, the Darla nods to a 60s aesthetic, with a refined and elegant style that captures the feel of Mulberry’s Bayswater or Hermes’ Birkin. Available in a broad colour palette and a range of luxurious fabrics including box and nubuck calfskin, the chic Darla is sure to be the go-to bag for stylish women on the go. While the ‘it bag’ may be seen as a thing of the past, the traditional-looking Darla looks to be stepping in, affirming itself as the new bag to take notice of. The terracotta and deep purple versions were our top picks for the coming season, while the calfskin (treated like leopard print pony skin) goes for ultimate luxury that begs to be touched – and is perhaps more of an acquired taste. The popular Sally style has also made a welcome return in the same fabric as the Darla, offering an evening bag alternative to its travel-inspired sibling. Whilst the Chloe bags ultimately stole the show, most of the presentation was actually reserved for the fashion house’s youthful, secondary line: See by Chloe. With shoes, bags and a selection of clothing on show, we were especially excited to see that the younger brand has kept hold of that fun yet feminine personality throughout the entire collection. With sleek, heeled chelsea boots, over-the-knee suede boots and wooden wedge slingbacks forming a portion of the shoe collection, See by Chloe look to be acknowledging the trends of recent seasons […]

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This year’s ANDAM nominations

Last Updated on 14th May 2010 Who’ll win this year’s coveted ANDAM prize? Well for starters, two of London’s bright young things will be among the six battling it out to win the €220,000 prize money, which has in previous years sent the international recognition of Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh et al soaring.

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Garance Dore on curvy models

Last Updated on 21st April 2010 So curvy models are all the rage, or at least they were at the Autumn/Winter shows with the likes of Prada, Marc Jacobs and Giles Deacon championing them. But they’re not for everyone, and they’re certainly not for Garance Dore.

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Estrella Archs leaves Ungaro

Last Updated on 21st April 2010 Those guys at Ungaro, they just can’t hold on to a designer, can they? With news that Giles Deacon may be on his way in at Ungaro, chief designer Estrella Archs has announced she’s left the label for good.

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Lunchtime buy: Laura Lees for Freya limited edition t-shirts

Last Updated on 30th March 2010 The dreaded bra fitting. It’s something that us women know we should all have done, yet nearly 80% of us are still wondering around wearing the wrong sized bra. Lingerie specialists Freya aim to change all that though, with their new campaign Holy Fit. (Get it?!) Created to raise awareness about the importance of a fitted bra, Holy Fit aims to educate women about the health risks involved by wearing ill-fitted underwear and to help us realise the positive change a fitted bra can make to our appearance and self confidence. To celebrate the launch of this new campaign, Freya has collaborated with British textile designer Laura Lees to create a range of limited edition t-shirts that are both stylish and affordable whilst focussing on the Holy Fit message. Lees – who has previously worked on collections for Giles Deacon, Luella Bartley and Topshop – states: ‘The message is vital for young girls. I myself wasn’t fitted properly for a long time but now that I have, I can’t believe the difference a simple bra has made to the way I look… This collaboration gave me a brand new design challenge and I wanted the t-shirts to be totally unique and bang on trend so they will appeal to all girls.’ Lees’ designs are available in two sizes. This ensures that versatility is key, as the baggy tees can be paired with jeans; over leggings or worn even belted, as a dress. The general sizing also works to focus us on the idea that a bra-fitting is what is most important according to Holy Fit, as opposed to a tight-fitting top. There are only 60 t-shirts in each design so you’ll need to be quick to snap one up! Each shirt is just £25 […]

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Lunchtime buy: House of Holland t-shirt

Last Updated on 23rd February 2010 Brit designer Henry Holland showed at London Fashion Week on Saturday, revealing his full collection after releasing t-shirt teasers on new blog, C.T.F.O. The collection includes a range of slogan tees, which Holland first became known for when he created rhymes with the names of fashion insiders (e.g. ‘Do me daily, Christopher Bailey’ and ‘Get your freak on, Giles Deacon’) and printed them on neon shirts. The fall 2010 lot however, feature acronyms for the Twitter generation. Forget ‘LOL’ and ‘OMG’ though and throw on one of these black and white ‘F.F.S’ varsity-style tees instead. Or how about a ‘C.T.F.O’, ‘H.M.L’ or ‘N.A.L.G.O’ version? The t-shirts went on sale immediately after the runway show, enabling on-lookers to buy directly from their front row seats via their House of Holland BlackBerry application. Non Crackberry addicts can also get their slogan fix on the House of Holland site now, for £55. Plus, you’ll also see exactly what these abbreviations mean…

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ANDAM gets a boost

Last Updated on 16th February 2010 When Anna Wintour suggests change, you listen and take note. Well, the French do, anyway. Following her meeting with French officials a few weeks ago, France has given its ANDAM award a boost to help young designers.

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Five minutes with William Tempest

Last Updated on 15th February 2010 Fashion can make stars as quickly as it breaks them, and over the past couple of years few stars have risen higher or shone brighter than young challenger to the British fashion crown William Tempest. And last year was a particularly phenomenal one for the 24 year old designer, who was working for another great British fashion name, Giles Deacon, before he had even graduated for the London College of Fashion. Having launched his own label in 2008, after a stint working for Jean Charles de Castelbajac and dressing Madonna, Tempest was selected to show at London’s Fashion Fringe event and went on to win the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award in 2009 allowing him to hold his first solo catwalk show – the Tudor themed The Golden Age – which won over pretty much every critic and secured his place as one of the hottest names in London. We caught up with Tempest in the run up to London Fashion Week to find out more about what we can expect to see from this bright young designer in 2010… 2009 seemed to be a pretty amazing year for you – what were the highlights and low lights? Highlights of 2009 were definitely holding my first catwalk show, dressing Victoria Beckham and being selected as one of Vogue magazine’s ‘Class of 2010 – the people who will define the next decade! Any New Year’s Resolutions? To help out others more often and to do something for charity. I’m currently working with Sport Relief at the moment on a great project to raise awareness and money to target malaria in Africa. I loved your Tudor inspired ‘The Golden Age’ collection. Why the Tudors? How much research did you do before you know which elements of Tudor style […]

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Jonathan Saunders comes back to London

Last Updated on 27th November 2009 Following recent news that Giles Deacon looks set to show in the French fashion circuit for the foreseeable future, we’re pleased to hear that British designer Jonathan Saunders will show in his home turf of London again next season.

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Five minutes with Olivia Rubin

Last Updated on 27th October 2009 It’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed after fashion month. All those shows, all those new clothes and all those new designers to choose from. But in London one woman has been quietly forging a name for herself, emerging slowly from under the radar to become a firm favourite with London-based fashion editors and the girls at Vogue. Olivia Rubin is a graduate of the infamous Central St Martins fashion school, the college that gave us Luella Bartley, Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon and John Galliano among many, many others. At 27, Rubin has already worked with Jaques Azagury and fellow Brits Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Her own line hit our radar when she was shortlisted for the semi-final of Fashion Fringe 2007 and 2008 and has gathered a list of fashion savvy celebrity fans that most designers would kill for including Lily Allen and M.I.A. In past collections, Rubin has specialised in creating urban-inspired graphic prints on architectural shapes, which in other hands would be scary but in hers is soft and flattering – girly without the schmaltz. Her oversized brick print has become something of a signature, floating around the body on simple charcoal grey shifts, chiffon dresses and peach maxi dresses (the charcoal brick print shift has been on our wishlist for ages as has her brick embroidery print tunic). We managed to grab five minutes with Rubin to find out more about what drives her…

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Mickey gets a designer make over

Last Updated on 7th May 2009 No not some odd-looking wannabe starlet from Britain’s Got Talent, rather the original star of the small screen. Yes Mickey Mouse is having a whole new set of ears from some of the top designers around. To celebrate Disneyland Resort Paris’s year long ‘Mickey’s Magical Party’ My Mickey Ears project has been created, which sees top famous and fashion designer faces creating Mickey Mouse ears. Vanessa Paradis, Isabella Rossellini, Giles Deacon, House of Holland, Luella, Estelle, PPQ, Brix Smith-Start and Daisy Lowe are just a few of the ear creators. The designer ears are currently being auctioned and will be available for one month, you can buy a pair on

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Selfridges 100th birthday: What a party!

Last Updated on 28th April 2009 This week the ultimate department store will celebrate its 100th birthday and to mark the festivities a number of exciting events are taking place. First up there are those famous windows, they’ve been decked out in vintage styles that have a slight Moulin Rouge feel. Then there’s the instore events to get excited about: a fascinating exhibition charting the life of Selfridges which can be found in the Ultralounge, but as always with Selfridges it is the most delectable exhibition.

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Fashion gets political

Perhaps it’s the Michelle Obama effect, perhaps it is a fabulously well-played campaign or maybe it is a love of fashion, that has pushed the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown to stand up for UK fashion. The PM’s wife paid a visit to our fabulous London Fashion Week; she even had time to stop off at Stephen Jones’ very exclusive party. Where she mingled with the likes of Erin O’Connor, the man himself and everyone from Giles Deacon to Anna Piaggi. But when she wasn’t parting the night away she was on her very own fashion campaign. She has called on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Royal Family to help LFW. It isn’t as widely acknowledged as Milan, Paris and New York, and tends to be overlooked. She is asking our leaders; to help us fashionistas put our home on the fashion map once and for all. Speaking about her commitment to the BFC during its 25th Birthday, Sarah explained: “The Mayor, the Palace-we should all work together to keep London Fashion Week as big and bright as we can. It’s in all our interests. She really is doing her best to get involved, not only attending the party, but also trekking around the exhibition, and watching the Vivienne Westwood show. It’s a positive step forward for British fashion. [Image, Source]

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Clothes Show Live: Celebrating 20 years in the fashion biz!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 On Friday, for the first time, I ventured to Birmingham’s NEC to attend Clothes Show Live , “the world’s largest fashion and beauty event. I loved the Clothes Show growing up, and considering how much I idolised former presenter Caryn Franklin, I’m quite surprised that I’d never made it down to the annual event before.

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Jourdan Dunn is Model of the Year!

Last Updated on 27th November 2008 Doesn’t it seem like there’s been one awards ceremony after another of late? To be fair they’ve all been music related but on Tuesday it was fashion’s turn to roll out the red carpet or rather the crystal studded carpet. Sponsored by Swarosvki and hosted by Mariella Frostrup, the Giles Deacon, Katie Grand, Stella McCartney, Erin O’Connor, Louise Roe, Pixie Geldof…you get the picture….the fash pack came out in full force!

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Lee Cooper turns 100. Place your bids now!

Last Updated on 30th September 2008 Having firmly placed themselves in the fashion realm for 100 years, Lee Cooper has undoubtedlty proved itself as a reliable, global favourite within the seasonless denim industry. Established in 1908, Lee Cooper has since seen its production aims alter in conjunction with cultural, technological, political and personal change throughout the decades. 

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AW07: Knitted

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Knits are integral to this seasons dress and with them they bring a new approach to oversized and baggy. From sweater dresses to cardigan coats, designers like Stella McCartney and Giles Deacon are breaking down the barriers in terms of what actually passes as a ‘whole’ piece of clothing; wearing a cardigan is now no longer an extra layer as much as an outfit in itself. However you might want to take into consideration the fact that standard lightweight crochet knits may not cut it this autumn/winter. Invest in chunky knits – the chunkier the better. [Images:Vogue.com]

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One shoulder wonder

Last Updated on 15th August 2007 There’s still life in the asymmetrical one shouldered cut with designers such as Giles Deacon and Balenciaga including fresh and sophisticated variations in their spring/summer 07 collections. Cacherel keeps fuss minimal with this gold metallic one-shoulder bubble dress, £350. As the style draws attentions to one’s decolletage, keep accessories on the simple side and go for a plain bangle on the bare arm.

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Elle Style Awards 2007

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 With the madness of fashion week I totally overlooked the Elle Style Awards 2007 which took place last Monday at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. The stars came out in full force for the 10th year running to celebrate both fashion and style. Thandie Newton looked flawless as always and picked up best actress, Naomi Campbell won best model, Giles Deacon received best British designer and Stella McCartney went away with the award for best International designer…… Elle have some short clips of the night available at brightcove. Watch Thandie Newton pick up her award and a very fresh and composed Naomi Campbell talking to the press!

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Head of the House

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The slogan genius, that is Henry Holland, single-handedly bailed out the t-shirt from its painful few years in high security fashion prison, to deliver us a collection filled with satirical delights. Showing his notoriously famous t-shirts with Fashion East at London Fashion Week last week Monday, models sported t-shirts emblazoned with phrases such as ‘I’ll show you who’s boss Kate Moss’ and ‘Wham bam thank you Stam’ House of Holland t-shirts known for their witty, daring rhyming schemes challenge the imagination and are a far cry from the mundane ‘Team Jolie’ and ‘100% sexy’, making them a big hit! Lady Sovereign wears ‘Biggest midget in the game’, which was custom made for her and everybody’s favourite MySpace rapper, Marvellous Macc Mello, donned Holland’s ‘Cause me pain Heidi Slimane’ T-shirt back in November. Hype surrounding Holland T-shirts began when the Fashion Groupies collection was released last September. Designer Giles Deacon wore a ‘Uhu Gareth Pugh’ T-shirt at fashion week and Gareth Pugh returned the favour by wearing a ‘Get your freak on Giles Deacon’ at his catwalk show. Other slogans in the Fashion Groupies collection include “Do me daily Christopher Bailey’! House of Holland is available at houseofholland.co.uk

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Vogue’s birthday bash….

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Partying at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Vogue celebrated their 90th birthday with a little help from their friends…. (Designers Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon & Stuart Vevers) (Supermodel Kate Moss & musician Pete Doherty make a rushed entrance) (Actress Thandie Newton & Supermodel Yasmin Le Bon) More pics, Sky & Vogue

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British Fashion Awards

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The results are out from The British Fashion awards which took place last night at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London…. DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Preen, Luella Bartley, (*Giles Deacon* – Winner) MODEL: Erin O’Connor, Alek Wek, (*Kate Moss*- Winner) ACCESSORY DESIGNER: Georgina Goodman, Judy Blame, (*Stuart Vevers for Mulberry* – Winner) FASHION CREATOR: Kate Phelan, Edward Enninful, (*Eugene Souleiman* – Winner)

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Phoebe leaves Chloe

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The House of Chloe will be mourning the departure of British designer Phoebe Philo who took a brave step and quit her job to concentrate on being a mother. Philo, 32 originally joined the label in 1997 as design assistant to Stella McCartney and took over from McCartney as creative director in 2001. Wanting to spend more time with her daughter whom she gave birth to in March 05, Philo handed in her resignation saying, “I am grateful to the House of Chloe for giving me the opportunity to develop as a designer and to serve as its creative director for the past four years.

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Linda in London

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 “I’m 40 and I’m very busy,” she says. “Designers and photographers still want to work with me and I’m grateful for that. I don’t know how long I’ll carry on – as long as they’ll have me.” – LInda Evangelista talks to fashion.telegraph

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See Jenny Packham and Matthew Williamson’s Dogwalk costumes here!

Last Updated on 19th October 2012 A few weeks ago we told you that a host of designers – the likes of which included the wonderful Jenny Packham, Henry Holland, Matthew Williamson and Stella McCartney among others – would be creating one-of-a kind dog outfits aid of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Well today we have a bit of a Friday treat for you, as we managed to get a hold of two of the outfits that will be paraded down the dogwalk on November 8th, and they come courtesy of Jenny Packham and Matthew Williamson. What do you think? The above dog is the gorgeous 4-year-old Frankie the Beagle modelling a Jenny Packham coat, which according to the designer, was a “development from a costume made for Dita Von Teese and is a Doggy ‘multi coloured dream coat’ made for a trip to Doggy Eden.” Isn’t that precious? And of course the dog right above – Cree the Rottie cross puppy – is modelling a Matthew Williamson original. “My muse was my American cocker spaniel, Coco,” Matthew said. She is very chic!” We bet she is! Stay tuned for more of the fab dog costumes when we get them!

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Top stories this week: Daisy Lowe nude and tattooed for JPG, Jennifer Lawrence for Dior and Carine Roitfeld for Harper’s Bazaar

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Daisy Lowe gets naked for Jean Paul Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier’s third and final design for Diet Coke has finally been unveiled, and it involves a very naked, tattooed Daisy Lowe! Read more here!  Jennifer Lawrence tapped by Dior Miss Dior will say farewell to Mila Kunis and welcome its brand new face Jennifer Lawrence next year! Read more here!  Carine Roitfeld gets a new job! The former ed-in-chief of Vogue Paris has a fresh new role as the Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar! Read more here!  Tom Ford becomes a dad! Congratulations to Tom Ford and partner Richard Buckley, as the happy couple welcomed their little boy Alexander John Buckley Ford into the world. Read more here!  Designers make Couture for dogs A host of top designers such as Stella McCartney and Henry Holland will each be making a Couture outfit for a dog in aid of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Read more here! Rihanna’s Nude ad revealed Rihanna’s ad campaign for her new fragrance ‘Nude’ has finally been revealed… and it’s safe to say that it’s not quite what we expected. Read more here!   

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Karen Elson designs accessory range for Nine West

Last Updated on 10th May 2011 The flame-haired model and singer Karen Elson has teamed up with American high street footwear brand Nine West to collaborate on a limited edition collection of accessories for their ‘Vintage America’ Collection. Born and raised in Manchester, Elson now lives in Nashville with her husband, rock star Jack White, and their two small children – who are also set to star in the Nine West campaign – and it seems the model couldn’t be happier with her new-found business venture. “My dream of designing a collection that’s a true reflection of me has now come to life through this collaboration,” said Elson. Having worked closely with the brand’s creative director Fred Allard on the range, Elson has created a collection which reflects the inspiration she took from the Thirties Dust Bowl and burlesque dancers. “An otherworldly beauty and modern muse like Karen Elson truly embodies the inextricable connection between fashion and music,” said Allard. “I was not only inspired by her music, but also by her powerful personality, attitude, allure and undeniable talent.” However, the footwear franchise has not yet confirmed whether Elson’s range, which launches in the US in September, will be available in the UK, reports The Telegraph. Fingers crossed it will be…

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Tony Blair joins LVMH?

What the…? We’ve seen some surprising collaborations in the past, but this has knocked our sequinned Miu Miu socks off. Seriously. Apparently the former Prime Minister’s political career isn’t going so well, so he thought he’d make the customary career move into the world of fashion. Well of course, we mean, if our fashion career fell flat we’d be applying for the post of Prime Minister right away. According to Elle UK, Tony Blair is in final negotiations with the men in suits at luxury leather goods giants LVMH. But fear not, fashion fans; Blair won’t be getting all creative on us , he’ll be joining as an advisor to Bernard Arnault, the head of the company (we hear the pair are good pals). “There is an agreement in principle but nothing has been signed yet, a source revealed. “Mr Blair won’t be joining the board but he will be acting in an advisory role, working very closely with Mr Arnault in particular. His job is likely to involve attracting new clients. If all goes ahead he’ll be taking up his new role later in the year. And so fashion’s friendship with politics continues…

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Weekly round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out how Christopher Kane’s first Versus collection went down at Milan Fashion Week, which fashion editor has designed an unlikely collection inspired by a certain kitchen accessory, and watch behind the scenes footage of the Jimmy Choo for H&M shoot… Christopher Kane unveiled his first Versus collection at Milan Fashion Week for the younger Versace line. Apparently the British designer was Donatella Versace’s first choice when she decided to relaunch the label; hardly surprising given that Kane is one of the coolest young designers around. Oh, and no points for guessing the collection went down an absolute storm. – Elle UK Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor Melanie Ward is designing her own collection, Blouson Noir, with knitwear consultant Graham Tabor. Apparently, “the whole line was inspired by tea towels. Er, right. We’re just wondering whether it’ll be dishcloths or frying pans next. – WWD We’re still getting all fidgety over the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection, but this behind the scenes video of the shoot has given us our five-minute fashion fix (and some nifty make-up tips, too). – H&M Rachel Zoe is picking five winners to receive a $250 gift card if they design one of her favourite A/W09 trend led looks on Piperlime. We want to enter. We have entered. We want to enter again. – Twitter, Piperlime Prada’s vinyl grey-tinted clear bags are just as unappealing as they sound. We know we carry a lot of rubbish around in our bags, but, er, we don’t want everyone else knowing that. – Purseblog [Images]

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