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Cosmopolitan Online Fashion Awards 2009

Last Updated on 13th March 2009 Last week, retails finest came together for the Cosmopolitan online fashion awards 2009. Held at the swanky Roof Gardens in Kensington the breakfast ceremony paid tribute to the retailers that slave away to bring us the best fashion has to offer straight to our desktops. “Nothing quite beats surfing for a new wardrobe from the comfort of your own home, said T.V presenter Fearne Cotton who also acted as a judge alongside model Lisa Snowdon and fashion expert Mark Heyes. “Being able to experience all the joys of shopping with no queues or crowds – complete heaven! she added.

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London Fashion Week: Noir/Bllack Noir AW09

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 This was ethical fashion’s time to say, “hey, look, we can be super slick, super sexy, and super fashionable to. And they did show the world that ethical fashion doesn’t have to be all boho hippies and jerseys. This was a sexy, vampish collection. Lots of black, navy and hints of gold and copious amounts of leather. Yes this was a collection not to be messed with. An array of leather trousers headed down the catwalk, my favourites being a leather/lycra combo with leather at the front and a jodhpur like lycra at the back and a pair of leather harem trousers that should just not work, but they did, they really did. There was a sportswear-biker influence, nicely draped silks were set against the tough biker style leathers. The majority of leather was seen in the Bllack Noir section of the show, a leather mini dress also was fab. The Noir was a lighter, freer look, although still keeping heavy leather accessories. Duck egg blues brought colour to the show; a mini silk dress with an abstract pattern was wearable and sexy. The antique gold sequined creations were lovely whilst the navy full-length gown with sequin arm detailing was phenomenal. They weren’t cutting edge designs, but I think this was its appeal. It showed the audience, glamour, sex and wearability, which for ethical fashion is the most important thing. It needed to show fashion lovers that sustainable fashion is as cool and chic as the mainstream. And this it did. [Images, Images]

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Fashion Fix: Kate Moss for Topshop Xmas collection on its way

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Kate Moss’ latest collection for Topshop hits stores Oct 28th. Will you be buying? [Catwalk Queen] Rebecca Minkoff and The Purse Blog have teamed up for a fabulous “not to be missed” giveaway. [The Purse Blog] P.Diddy continues to expand his fashion empire, he’s just gone and bought sportswear label Enyce from  Liz Clairborne [Reuters] Who wore it better? Burberry metallic tiered dress [Fabsugar] Jealous much? Katie Holmes is already sporting Comme des Garçons for H&M [My Gorgeous Life]

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London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Even standing in the queue for this show was an event; it was a who’s who of celebsville, from Pamela Anderson to Mischa Barton to Kate Moss to Erin O’Connor and Dita Von Teese, yes they were all there en masse. Oh, and I must add that Dita really is flawless. So, on with the clothes and the curiously long catwalk (the models must have been exhausted). To say I was excited is an understatement but I am very pleased to report that the Grande Dame of fashion did not disappoint.

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Designer Alert: Angel Jackson

Despite Launching in 2005, Angel Jackson has really come into its own this year with distinctive designs attracting a considerable amount of attention from the fashion press. You may well recognise their now almost iconic gold plated jaguar belt, famously pictured worn by various members of Girls Aloud. There is however much more to this designer than cinching the teeny weeny waists of Britain’s favourite girl band and Angel Jackson’s collection of bags, belts and clutches are certainly worth a look.

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Features: Gap’s new look

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 With fashion going mainstream over the past few years via stores like H&M and Target, it’s been tough for even an old favourite, like the Gap, to keep pace. Known mainly for being the go-to for American sportswear essentials, like basic jeans, t-shirts, sweaters and oxford button-downs, the Gap has not shifted from its clean cut, preppy aesthetic since I was a kid in Junior High.

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Project Runway Season 4: Episode 2 Rundown

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The contestants squealed and burst into tears after learning that Miss Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, would introduce the next challenge and play guest judge. With a meager $15 budget in mind, the contestants were asked to sketch a two-piece casual sportswear look for SJP’s Bitten line, from which 7 designs would be presented on the runway. The coveted prize? The possibility of having the winning design included in next season’s collection and sold in stores nation-wide.

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Reviews: Gina Velasco Spring 2008

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Gina Velasco describes her Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection “Bolero Breve” as being inspired by the 1920s and the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In theory this may seem like a strange converging point, but Velasco managed to pull it off flawlessly. The twenty-nine piece collection was presented on Wednesday to an intimate crowd who seemed to receive the designer’s collection warmly. While the first few looks of the show included sportswear items, it was the series of evening dresses that I was most impressed by. Velasco incorporated embellishments like crochet, embroidery and beading in a very fresh way, without seeming derivative or tacky. A long pale pink silk gown has pink crochet along the chest. A knee length gray sheath features beaded vines twisting up the bodice. A v-necked mini dress has a pink crocheted top and a white chiffon skirt embroidered with blossoms.

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Adidas x robotisthefuture EQT B-Ball

Last Updated on 20th August 2007 We’re loving this version of the Adidas EQT B-balls. With the help of hip hop video production house ROBOT films, Adidas have revamped the EQT B-Ball which now joins other old classics that have been re-designed as part of a new collection entitled REMIX. “It’s similar to a Mixtape DJ blending or a record label having single remixed. We take the adidas Sport Performance models and add a little of this and a little of that, just as DJ’s and producers do, resulting in products that are in trend for the person wanting to rock something different and unique or the collector looking to add another piece to his or hers sneaker museum. We do our best to keep an ear to the street. And we give ‘em what they want,” says Bryon Sheng , co-creator of REMIX. The real wow factor of the remixed version is the 3M fabrication which makes it turn all white in the dark. Yes as usual this is a limited edition and only 500 pairs are being released in the U.S. We’re waiting on Adidas to send us a list of stockists. Stay tuned for more info. Oh I almost forgot, the Adidas x robotisthefuture EQT B-Ball’s retail at $150. ***UPDATE*** List of stockists after the jump

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House of Dereon expands line to juniors

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Beyonce and Tina Knowles are cashing in on the apparent success of the House of Dereon and venturing into kiddies wear. According to Victor Azrak owner of the Check Group who will be manufacturing the line, the collection will be for girls who like Beyonce’s look but don’t want spend money for it. Prices will range from $13.50 to 53.50 for tops, bottoms and dress and $63 and $179 for outerwear and the look tasteful of course! [WWD]

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House of Dereon launches to a mixed reaction

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 So Beyonce’s new line is causing quite a stir, some think its way too expensive while others can’t get enough. Either way, many are talking about the debut of the House of Dereon. Beyonce has released a statement saying, ” the aim is to fuse celebrity power and design artistry into a brand of global importance.” Intending to offer affordable couture, furs, ready-to-wear, denim and casual sportswear, the line is named after her seamstress grandma and according to the bootylicious babe its theme is, taking nothing and turning it into something because that’s what my grandmother did with all kinds of fabrics. She just turned everything into masterpieces, and that’s what my mother does.” Could Beyonce be a bit deranged? Tina’s creations are far from masterpieces, more like god awful! Destiny Child’s style has drastically changed since they were released from wearing the nightmare that was Tina Knowles designs. And they emerged more stylish and glam then ever…. It’s very likely her grandma did create something out of nothing but today, Miss and Mrs Knowles are far from doing they same. With a great deal of start up capital enabling them to invest in better fabrics than most, this really cant be what Beyonce’s referring to as nothing. It’s bad enough she’s joined the whole celebrity cum fashion designer posse who are determined to take over the industry, but trying to justify it, with a lame grandma theme really doesn’t sound too good. The collection isn’t as bad as Tina’s earlier work, but the House of Dereon hasn’t really made or added any creative differences to the industry. Nevertheless sales of the label probably won’t reflect this, and everyone will most likely run out to buy pieces because Miss Knowles supposedly designed it. Jeans […]

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Reebok enlists Nelly

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Nelly joins 50 cent, Pharrell and Jay-Z as the newest recruit to be signed by Reebok to have his own signature line consisting of clothing, footwear and accessories. The multi platinum selling hip hop artist has signed a long term partnership with the global sportswear company of which the financial details were not disclosed. The line will reflect Nelly’s own personal style and will be sold in select boutiques and retail outlets. Nelly will also feature in the Reebok global ad campaign “I am what I am” [Brandweek, Nelly.net]

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Hilfiger makes it’s mark in Milan

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 In a bid to strengthen their presence in Italy, Tommy Hilfiger Europe a subsidiary of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation announced the opening of its new office, showroom, entertainment space and retail store complex at the Piazza Oberdan in Milan. This will be the company’s first step in Milan since gaining the rights to full distribution and management of the brand in Italy from former distributor Fincom in March of this year. Due to open in September 2005, the retail location will also be the first to open in Milan and will carry Hilfiger Accessories, Hilfiger Denim and Men and Women’s Sportswear. [Yahoo]

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Billionaire Boys Club sues Reebok

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Man of many talents Pharrell Williams is suing Reebok for $4 million, accusing the sportswear co. for breach of contract regarding production of his clothing label Billionaire Boys Club and footwear brand Ice Cream. “In January 2004, only a few months after the execution of the agreement� certain Reebok personnel began to acknowledge to BBC that Reebok could not adequately produce the full range of Licensed Products�in a manner consistent with the design and quality standards and specifications required by BBC.” read more with sixshot.com

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adidas by Stella McCartney

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 German sports goods maker Adidas-Salomon launched a sportswear collection with designer Stella McCartney on Wednesday, expecting to boost sales by at least 10 million euros ($12 million) next year. The top British fashion designer will design running, swimming and fitness sportswear for women, bring out two collections per year, Adidas said in a statement.

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The First “Technological Stylist”

Last Updated on 20th September 2005 There are those such as Vincent Van Gogh, Prince and Coco Chanel who are considered to have been ahead of their times. Switch to today and that could not be said for many, apart from Alexandra Fede. While most fashion designers are still experimenting with the combination of different eras, Alexandra Fede has taken her creativity one step further with the fusion of Science, Technology and Fashion. Resulting in a portfolio filled with remarkable creations such as Anti Violence, a range of garments made with fabric resistant to bullets, knives, razors and more. And the Gold Dress, a dress made of gold cards and kilometres of gold wire as featured in the Guinness Book of records 1999. And while not many of us are walking around in Alexandra Fede it can be safe to say that if she has her way, we will be. The idea of combining science with fashion is extremely innovative, what inspired you to develop this concept? Fashion has always been for me an extremely creative world but I have always had the feeling that something has to change for a better quality of life. In today’s world creativity is not enough. I started researching to give some added value to the wearer. Thanks to the haute couture, which I used as an experimentation lab, I tested new fibres and finishes along with a design and style that would reflect sometimes invisible innovation in the apparel. I had many inspirations coming out from observing the people’s needs and my own. For example: one day I was flying from Rome to Paris for an important meeting and you know what happened on the plane? Due to the turbulence I spilt all my orange juice on my clothes. At that time I […]

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