Temperley London Pre-Fall 2019

Alice Temperley has been rethinking her business structure and embracing change — the ultimate aim being to sharpen her focus and offer smaller, but better-targeted collections.
Her latest pre-fall range offers a taste of her renewed vision for the brand: Her flair for color, pattern and all things feminine and sequined remain intact, but she is embracing a more laid-back mood and adding a heftier dose of daywear into the mix.
It came in the form of chic shirtdresses, loose tailoring and silk kimono jackets, drawing on the designer’s love of Japanese design and culture.
She also looked to Eastern woodblock prints and Japanese graphic designer Tadanori Yokoo’s posters and matchboxes to inspire the season’s prints. They were loosely translated in the form of geometric patterns on loose tailored pieces or gold flame patterns featured on silk lamé dresses.
One silk lamé dress came in a bright chartreuse shade and a wrap silhouette. The way it flowed around the body and its ability to transition from day to night seemed to encapsulate Temperley’s new direction and the potential of the brand in daywear.
The designer also wanted to add a stronger sense of ease in the range’s eveningwear section, which remains key nevertheless: Sequins were

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EXCLUSIVE: Natalia Vodianova and LuisaViaRoma Throw Fabulous Fund Fair in London

Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation has teamed with online luxury fashion web site LuisaViaRoma for her latest installment of the annual Fund Fair.
Slated to take place in London at Roundhouse on Feb. 18, the event takes inspiration from filmmaker Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” for its fifth year in the U.K. — and sixth overall.
The Fellini theme will be represented through an over-the-top set design at the English theater — complete with a Trevi Fountain. Guests, who in the past have included Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Swift, will try their hand at classic fair games like Hook-a-duck and bowling. Participating brands Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy, Dior and more will have prizes on hand for the winners. There will additionally be live entertainment from Warner Music Group at the event.
Vodianova launched her foundation Naked Heart in 2004; since then, she has raised more than 40 million euros across the United States, U.K., Russia and France. The organization aims to support children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities through the initiation and support of various projects. Over the years, the Naked Heart Foundation has financed 18 projects across seven Russian cities, including a Family Support Centre in Nizhny Novgorod and summer and

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Swarovski, British Fashion Council Salute Vivienne Westwood at Fashion Awards in London

VIVA VIVIENNE: The British Fashion Council is saluting Vivienne Westwood for her longstanding efforts to get people to buy less and to think about the environment more.
At the Fashion Awards on Dec. 10, the BFC will hand Westwood the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, acknowledging her continued work to shift consumer attitudes and spearhead environmental awareness through her work in the fashion industry.
“Dame Vivienne Westwood will be recognized for being a campaigner for change throughout her career. She has led the way championing humanitarian and environmental issues, and her most recent campaign has led more businesses in the fashion industry in the U.K. to switch to green energy,” said Caroline Rush, the BFC’s chief executive officer.
Nadja Swarovski added that the award, whose past recipients include the late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, is part of Swarovski’s wider efforts to promote a sustainable future.
The company, which has also been taking part in the sustainability conversation with a new fine jewelry line created with cultured diamonds and recycled gold, is the BFC’s main partner on the event and has pledged a 300,000 pounds donation to the BFC education fund, ahead of the awards ceremony next Monday

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Parley for the Oceans to Be Honored for Innovation at Fashion Awards in London

THE INNOVATOR: Parley for the Oceans’ environmental mission will be honored by the British Fashion Council at this year’s Fashion Awards.
Cyrill Gutsch, the organization’s founder, is set to receive the Special Recognition Award for Innovation, a new accolade added to the award ceremony’s lineup last year and first received by Stella McCartney.
The BFC said that it wants to honor the company’s effort to “highlight the devastating effects of plastic on our environment” and to “turn a global problem into an opportunity” by spearheading creative collaborations that look at new ways of designing and consuming products.
Adidas has been one of Parley’s most recognized collaborators since 2015. The two have produced shoes made of yarns and filaments recycled from ocean waste, as well as full apparel collections for Adidas Outdoor, produced using bottles that were turned into thread.
The company has also worked with Stella McCartney on a footwear capsule last year and partnered with Porter magazine and model Anja Rubik to create an issue that raised awareness on marine pollution.
Other honorees at the awards include Miuccia Prada, who is set to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award.
The ceremony will take place on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Miuccia Prada to be Honored at Fashion Awards in London

LONDON — The British Fashion Council has named Miuccia Prada as the recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award, to be presented during the upcoming Fashion Awards, held on Dec. 10 in London.
The accolade, which was previously given to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Manolo Blahnik and Ralph Lauren, celebrates an individual’s “overwhelming creative contribution” to the industry.
“Mrs. Prada’s intuition for the zeitgeist and her blending of multiple creative disciplines including fashion design, art and architecture since the beginning have made her a pioneering force in our industry,” said Stephane Phair, the BFC’s newly appointed chairman.
Nadja Swarovski, who has again partnered with the BFC to host the awards added: “Miuccia Prada is unquestionably one of the most influential designers in fashion history. A true visionary, her dedication to fashion as an art form is endlessly inspirational.”
Some other top names shortlisted for the top prizes at the awards include Burberry, Givenchy, Victoria Beckham, Marine Rose and Craig Green.

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Alexa Chung Brings Thanksgiving to London

THE BRIT TAKE: Alexa Chung brought a taste of New York to London with a Thanksgiving celebration to kick off the holiday season. “I’m calling it Chungsgiving — I’ve taken Thanksgiving, as if the British haven’t done enough to plunder,” Chung said, while getting ready at the penthouse of the London Edition Hotel, where she hosted the dinner.
“I’ve lived in New York and experienced quite a few Thanksgivings over there. I never had any family living with me, so what the holiday meant to me was bringing your friends together and making a makeshift family of all the expats floating around.” Thursday evening’s makeshift family included Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen, Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie of Pop & Suki, Jack Guinness, Jeanne Damas, Pixie Geldof and Camille Charriere.
“I’ve missed how Thanksgiving in New York used to feel. It’s the one time of the year when it’s not a religious holiday, it’s just the beginning of the holiday season, where you can celebrate it with your mates, get drunk, feel cozy,” added Chung.
Everyone certainly got cozy. The evening kicked off with rounds of American whiskey punch, followed by a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert. To top it off,

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Fashion Figures Scoop Walpole Luxury Awards in London

GREAT BRITS: “I only wear Manolos — for medical purposes,” said Yasmin Le Bon as she introduced the winner of the Walpole Legend award on Monday night at the Dorchester Hotel. “He makes the best drugs ever — wearing them is being on a constant high.”
Accepting his accolade, Manolo Blahnik dedicated the award to the memory of two friends who died over the summer, Lucy Birley and Christopher Gibbs.
The annual awards organized by Walpole, the lobby group for British luxury, rewarded luxury brands and figures including Mulberry, Erdem and Alison Loehnis of Net-a-porter. The Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Fashioned from Nature” exhibition, which addressed innovation and sustainability in the industry, won the Luxury with a Heart prize.

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Erdem Moralioglu scooped the award in the Creative Collaboration category for the costumes he designed for “Corybantic Games,” part of the Royal Ballet’s Leonard Bernstein centenary celebrations. The Walpole accolade was the second one in less than a week for Moralioglu, who also took home a Beazley Design of the Year 2018 award for the ethereal costumes.

Kristina Blahnik and Manolo Blahnik attend the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018

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Alek Wek and Jack Whitehall to Host The Fashion Awards in London 

MIC DROP: The Sudanese-British model and activist Alek Wek and Jack Whitehall, the British actor, writer and comedian, will host The Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 10 at Royal Albert Hall, the British Fashion Council said Monday.
Wek, whose modeling career spans two decades, has helped to reshape beauty industry standards by breaking conventional stereotypes. She has used her influence and platform to speak for women of color and raise awareness of famine in southern Sudan. Wek has starred in the Pirelli calendar and appeared in campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Tom Ford.
Whitehall has appeared in a number of television roles including “Fresh Meat,” “Bad Education” and “Bounty Hunters.” This year will be Whitehall’s sixth time co-hosting The Fashion Awards.
In partnership with Swarovski, The Fashion Awards raises money for the British Fashion Council’s business, education and mentorship programs. Last year, the BFC raised 2.2 million pounds in support of those initiatives.
The BFC will hand out awards for British Emerging Talent, Business Leader, Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year, alongside special recognition awards such as Outstanding Achievement, Swarovski Award for Positive Change and Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Nominees include Miuccia Prada, Jonathan Anderson and Alessandro Michele for Accessories Designer of the Year; Burberry,

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Isaia to Open London Flagship

Isaia will open its first store in London, a 4,800-square foot shop at 45 Conduit Street, on Nov. 4. This marks the first store in the U.K. for the Naples-based luxury men’s brand, which operates some 14 stores elsewhere in Europe as well as in Asia and the U.S.
Gianluca Isaia, chief executive officer and third generation of the family-owned company, said: “I visited London for the first time in 1976 when I was 13 years old and have loved it ever since. London is truly one of the greatest cities in the world. The history, sophistication and the love of tailoring make it the perfect place for Isaia to have a home.”
The store is being designed by Ferrari Architetti and will be decorated with art and artifacts sourced by interior designer Alberta Saladino that speak to its legacy near the Bay of Naples. It will include features also found in other stores such as a vintage Campari bar and a red lacquered piano.
It will be divided into distinct areas intended to spotlight the full range of offerings, including sportswear, tailored clothing and accessories, and there will be a separate made-to-measure area and a “Vesuvio” VIP room.
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EXCLUSIVE: Neil Barrett to Debut First London Store

MILAN — Neil Barrett is boosting its distribution with key openings and a new web site.
As a first step of a retail strategy aimed at bringing the brand founded in 1999 by British designer Neil Barrett in the most prestigious streets of the key international cities in the world, the fashion label is gearing up to unveil its first store in London.
Opening its doors just in time for the holiday season, the shop will occupy 2,153 square feet on Conduit Street in the heart of the Mayfair neighborhood and feature a “revisited, cozier version of the store concept by Zaha Hadid Architects, which is already on show in our 30 monobrand stores around the world,” said Neil Barrett chief executive officer Carlo Barone Lumaga, during an interview at the company’s headquarters in Milan.
“This is an important step for the brand and it’s even more relevant because Neil is British and he is very connected with his roots,” said Barone Lumaga, adding that the store will enable the brand to fully showcase its collection in a key market for the company. “We will definitely maintain our tight relationships with the British department stores and in the course of next year we will

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The Not So Swinging Thirties to Take the Spotlight in New London Show

SOBERING UP: The Turbulent Thirties and its fashion — ranging from the influence of Hollywood films to the rise of suburbia — will be the focus of a new show called “Night and Day: 1930s Fashion & Photographs” at The Fashion and Textile Museum. The exhibition will open Friday and run until Jan. 20.
Split into different tableaux, the exhibition highlights the changing political and cultural landscape of the decade, and its impact on fashion. There will be a total of 100 looks on display, lent by Mark and Cleo Butterfield of C20 Vintage.
“Whilst carrying out the research and planning Night and Day, it became clear that escapism was a major theme that needed to be explored. While the decade is famous for its glamorous bias-cut evening gowns that showcased a woman’s curves and its magical musicals full of romance and glamour, these years were defined by a constant anxiety about the harsh economic reality and shifting social status,” said co-curator Teresa Collenette.

“Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs,” at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, until Jan. 20. 
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Following the Twenties jazz age, Thirties fashion witnessed a drop in hemlines to the ankles and the broadening of shoulders while trouser

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Designers Shine at Discovery Lab, On|Off Showcases in London

RISING UP: Among the rising stars at the British Fashion Council’s Discovery Lab were Asian designers who either studied in the U.K. or crossed the globe to present their brand in the country for the first time. The most notable names at this London Fashion Week showcase were Maarknull and Underage, whose collections were steeped in nostalgic street and club references, but with an eye on the future.
Marrknull meshed the athletic wear worn by school kids in China with traditional Chinese clothes. It dismantled stereotypes and created a fresh aesthetic. Among the collection’s highlights was the baseball jacket qipao, which reimagined an army green satin bomber jacket into a qipao dress silhouette, and a track jacket layered with a mesh fisherman’s vest.
London-based Chinese designer Ying Shen of Underage looked to the Club Kids of the late Eighties and early Nineties for her spring 2019 collection. It featured distressed denim in various iterations, as well as boxy wool tweed jackets layered over floral and fringed skirts that were held up by leather harnesses. The collection felt a bit dystopian but wholly appropriate given today’s political climate.
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Anya Hindmarch Urges Public to Chill During London Fashion Week

A CLOUDY DAY IN LONDON TOWN: Anya Hindmarch loves putting on a wacky show. Past ones have featured spinning teacup rides or handbags singing show tunes while the latest is an immersive, Instagram-able presentation for the press and the public with big, fat bean bags shaped like clouds, a live choral concert and lots of meditative moments.
The installation, Chubby Cloud by Anya Hindmarch, is a three-day event that’s taking place at Banqueting House, the neo-classical gem designed by Inigo Jones. The great hall has a vast Peter Paul Rubens on the ceiling and once Saturday morning’s giddy guests had jumped, vaulted and flopped down on the big white bean bag that nearly took up the room, they could view that painting like never before.
On Saturday, a BBC presenter invited guests to relax on the cloud while he read “The Shipping Forecast,” a regular radio weather report for the seas around the U.K. (many British people find this both informative and soothing) as Hindmarch spoke briefly about the virtues of taking a break. The accessories designer has booked a lineup of ticketed talks, meditations, music and bedtime stories over the three-day period.

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London Fashion Week Goes Fur-Free

LONDON — London designers have rejected real fur, and no one will be using it on the London Fashion Week catwalks for the spring 2019 season.
The British Fashion Council said Friday that no one plans to show fur in their collections, according to its recent survey of all on-schedule designers.
The news comes on the heels of Burberry’s decision to eliminate fur from its collections, with the exception of shearling, and follows similar policies by brands including Gucci, Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors.
The BFC’s survey on fur was part of the organization’s Positive Fashion initiative, which aims to educate designers to make ethical choices and reduce waste in their supply chain.
The BFC itself has not banned fur, and said that while it advises designers to operate in sustainable ways, it cannot interfere with their creative processes.
In the last year, anti-fur activists have been making their presence felt outside BFC venues, demanding that the organization impose a total fur ban on catwalk and presentation designers.
“The BFC supports the creativity of designers and keeps an open dialogue with the industry, from designers to media, retailers, business leaders, government and global brands while encouraging designers to make ethical choices when it comes to their selection

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Queen Elizabeth’s Doctor Dies in Tragic Cycling Accident in London

Queen Elizabeth’s longtime doctor has died in a tragic road accident in London.

Peter Fisher — a physician to the Queen for around 17 years — was killed when his bicycle collided with a truck in High Holborn, Central London, at around 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene and is currently assisting the Metropolitan Police with their investigation. The incident occurred on national Cycle to Work Day in Britain.

Buckingham Palace confirmed to PEOPLE that the Queen has been informed of Fisher’s death but had no further comment to make.

“He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care,” Sir Marcus Setchell, former surgeon-gynecologist to the Queen, told the London Evening Standard about the death of his colleague. “We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”

Gill Gaskin, medical director at University College Hospital, London — where Fisher, 67, worked for more than 35 years within The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) — added that staff were “shocked and saddened” at his death.

“Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM,” Gaskin added in the written statement. “He was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients.”

“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike.”

The royal family has used homeopathy (a holistic, natural approach to medicine) for generations. In 1920, the Duke of York, later King George VI, became patron of RLHIM, while Frederic Quin, who founded the hospital in 1849, was once physician to Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria’s father-in-law. The Queen continued her father’s patronage when she assumed the throne in 1953 and Prince Charles is known to be a big fan of using alternative therapies to treat both himself and his farm animals.

During his life, Fisher combined homeopathy and other forms of complementary medicine with conventional medicine, specializing in the treatment of rheumatological complaints including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and soft tissue syndromes such as fibromyalgia.

He also treated skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and a range of general medical problems for both NHS and private patients.

“It is with deep sadness that Pete’s family and friends would like to recognize and honor the loving man, father, son and dear friend who has been tragically taken from us,” his family said in a statement released through Scotland Yard.

“He was devoted to his cause, a global authority in his field. We are all devastated by his sudden loss, as he had touched deeply so many of our lives.”

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are currently investigating the incident. No arrests have so far been made.


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Giles Deacon Creates a Colorful Collection for Aspinal of London

LADIES OF LONDON: Giles Deacon has taken up his paintbrushes and colored inks to create a capsule collection for the British accessories brand Aspinal of London. The collection, which is to make its debut during London Fashion Week in September and land in-store and online Oct. 15, will be available globally. In the U.S. it will be sold exclusively at Barneys New York.
Deacon has drawn a gang of elegant women dressed in colorful Forties-style skirts, coats, evening gowns, nipped waists and trouser suits, all walking on a bed of pink roses. Aspinal has cast the print onto the brand’s totes, shoulder and handbags, wallets and other small leather accessories. One of the designs — a woman holding a large handbag — has been lifted from the bigger print and embossed on the brand’s Hepburn bag.

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The mini hat-box bag has been covered in moiré leather in gold, rose gold and emerald green while the Aspinal Trunk Clutch has an iridescent hand-embroidered feather motif inspired by the Aspinal logo. The collection also includes silk scarves — and Christmas crackers — bearing the original print.
Prices range from 65 pounds for a luggage tag to 950 pounds for the embossed Hepburn bag.

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Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Bobby Abley Join London Fashion Week Schedule

LONDON — Victoria Beckham is just one of the new names to join the London Fashion Week women’s calendar in September, according to the preliminary LFW schedule, which is now on the British Fashion Council’s web site.
Other newcomers include Alexa Chung, who has been eschewing the traditional show schedule in favor of themed events hosted around the world and a see-now-buy-now format, and men’s wear talents Bobby Abley and Kiko Kostadinov.
Burberry will host its seasonal show on Sept. 17 and though not new to the lineup, all eyes will be on the brand this season since this will be the first show from new creative director Riccardo Tisci.
Beckham will host her spring 2019 show in London on the morning of Sept. 16 and mark the 10-year anniversary of her business. The company also said that more events, exclusive pieces and other activations will take place throughout the year to celebrate the brand’s decade.
The contemporary label Rixo London, best known for its mid-priced printed dresses, will be hosting a see-now-buy-now presentation during the five-day event, which runs from September 14 to 18, while emerging men’s wear labels Bobby Abley and Kiko Kostadinov are also taking the September plunge as they dip

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Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year.
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Brad Pitt Spends Father’s Day in London with His Kids Amid Custody Dispute

It’s Father’s Day on the other side of the pond and Brad Pitt is celebrating with his children.

Last week, a judge presiding over Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s divorce proceedings established a detailed schedule for the actor to spend time with Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who reside with Jolie as she films Maleficent 2 in London. The court papers obtained by PEOPLE stated, “the children not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and that Jolie, 43, could lose full custody of the kids if she doesn’t allow them to grow their relationships with Pitt.

Maddox, 16, his oldest son isn’t included in the timetable. That’s because according to the court, Maddox is old enough to decide for himself how much time he wants to spend with his father.

“He is a great dad and always loved being with his kids,” a Pitt source says. “He doesn’t talk badly about Angie, but he feels it’s her fault that the kids don’t want to spend more time with him.”

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Pitt has been in the U.K. since last week, when he was seen on Wednesday riding his bike across the Coworth Park hotel property, only a few miles from where Jolie and the kids stay in England.

When filming starts on his next movie, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, later this summer, Pitt will balance his time between London and Los Angeles, where he maintains a “very busy schedule,” the insider says. “He often attends dinner parties, socializes with friends and attends events.”

For last year’s Father’s Day, Pitt celebrated one day early. Several of the kids were seen being dropped off at the Okja executive producer’s Los Angeles house in the morning, before flying out to France with their mom later that day.


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Vin + Omi, London College of Fashion Spin Plastic Bottles into Clothes

ALL BOTTLED UP: Vin + Omi, the London-based label whose conceptual designs straddle luxury and sustainability, has partnered with London College of Fashion to launch Bin 2 Body, an initiative that will collect plastic bottles from the shows and turn them into fashion.
“We’re going to turn all of the plastic bottles into fabric and then, in August, we’re going to turn them into accessories. Then we’re going to partner up with a store and all the proceeds will go to a London salvage group,” said Omi.
Students from the college have designed bespoke bins that have been placed at the London Fashion Week Men’s show venues to collect used water bottles. The bins will be emptied daily and sent to processing labs that will transform the bottles into textiles with low microfiber release.
Vin + Omi’s designs will be showcased in September at London Fashion Week.
The Bin 2 Body scheme is part of a larger initiative at London College that began 10 years ago when the school launched a new M.A. course that put sustainability at the heart of the curriculum. London College of Fashion has since changed its curriculum across all courses to include elements of social responsibility and sustainability.
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Harrys of London Opens New York Flagship

NEW YORK — Charles Cohen is just getting started.
It was just over a year ago that the billionaire commercial real estate developer purchased Harrys of London, a U.K.-based footwear and accessories label. And today, Cohen has opened the doors to the brand’s first retail store, a boutique with 770 square feet of selling space on Park Avenue and 57th Street. The store is adjacent to a space that will house a 2,000-square-foot Richard James store, the other British men’s wear brand in which Cohen bought a majority stake last March. That store is expected to open in late August.
Both brands were personal favorites of Cohen’s and were searching for new owners, so the developer stepped up and purchased them. But he’s hardly been an absentee owner. He serves as chairman for both labels and has immersed himself in reinventing the brands by modernizing and updating them.
“It’s been an exciting adventure,” Cohen said. “And it’s gone better than I ever imagined.” In fact, he said he’s just about to finalize his third fashion acquisition, one that will be “complementary” to Harrys and Richard James. He declined to provide more details, but said this one is not a British brand.
At Harrys, Cohen parted ways

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London buskers to be paid with contactless cards

A contactless payment scheme is to be introduced for buskers in London in what is being described as a world first.
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Delvaux Continues Retail Rollout With Second London Flagship

LONDON — Delvaux is forging ahead with its international expansion plans, having just opened the doors to its second London flagship, located on Sloane Street.
The store is located next to the Fendi and Versace boutiques on the popular Chelsea shopping street and aims to highlight the brand’s Belgian heritage.
Spanning 2,150 square feet, the new space displays the brand’s handbag lines alongside a collection of Belgian ceramics and a classic library table by the Swedish furniture designer Axel Einar Hjorth.
Jean-Marc Loubier, executive chairman of Delvaux and president and chief executive officer of First Heritage Brands, said the brand is focusing on establishing its presence in premium shopping locations as it seeks to expand its retail footprint.

The Delvaux store on Sloane Street. 
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“Location is key. We seek to open our boutiques in places that are steeped in history and are of geographical or cultural importance, in order to establish a further connection with our clientele of visitors and locals,” he added. “In 2018, we are looking to build on this foundation to step up geographic diversification in the world’s major cities with iconic locations.”
First Heritage Brands, which also owns Robert Clergerie and Sonia Rykiel, bought the luxury accessories label in 2011.
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Matchesfashion.com Unveils Colville in London

CALLING COLVILLE: Matchesfashion.com has launched Colville, a contemporary label, with an installation at the retailer’s town house in London’s Marylebone.
Named after artist David Hockney’s Seventies residence, the brand is the brainchild of Molly Molloy, Kristin Forss and Lucinda Chambers. Design directors Molloy and Forss honed their skills at the Italian brand Marni for more than 10 years and worked with Chambers, who styled the label.
The designers describe their label as “personal, modern and eclectic, fearless, sensitive, eccentric and rigorous” and said during a walk-through that it’s an amalgamation of Chambers’, Forss’ and Molloy’s arty styles.
There is a focus on color, self-expression and texture.
The 30-piece offering is filled with layer-able pieces including tailored outerwear, cropped parkas, graphic printed dresses, skirts, jacquard knits and trousers.
The trio has also teamed with jewelry designer Vicki Sarge and milliner Stephen Jones on accessories. Prices range from 345 pounds for a pair of shoes to 1,560 pounds for a coat.
It will be sold exclusively at the British retailer.
“We love working together, we knew we could create a brand that we all wanted to wear and it felt very natural,” said Molloy.
Forss said the inspiration was “the women we know, who are intelligent and exciting and who

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL ‘junk food’ advert ban

Mayor Sadiq Khan says a ban could tackle the “ticking time bomb” of child obesity.
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Iceberg to Show Men’s Spring Collection in London

LONDON BOUND:  Iceberg goes to the U.K.
The Italian contemporary brand, controlled by manufacturing company Gilmar, is showing its men’s spring 2019 collection during London Collections: Men.
The runway show will take place on June 8 in a still undisclosed location.
Along with unveiling its latest men’s effort, creative director James Long will also showcase a selection of looks from Iceberg women’s pre-fall lineup.
Long joined the Iceberg men’s division in November 2015 and then, in August 2016, he was tapped by the brand to succeed Arthur Arbesser at the helm of the women’s line.
Last February, Iceberg presented its women’s fall collection, along with a few looks from the men’s range, with a runway show in the streets of Milan.

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Fashion Business Students Hop to London City Island

CREATIVE WORKS: London College of Fashion, part of the University of the Arts London, has mounted an installation in London that’s all about business.
Held at Arebyte’s gallery space on London City Island, a man-made island near Canary Wharf on the eastern end of town, #FashionMeansBusiness showcases the work of Fashion Business School students, with displays that take in animation, films and interactive displays.
Work from more than 150 students is on display, with projects including supply chain and cooperative formation, the effect of subcultures on high street retail brands, sensory shopping experiences and the luxury market, CSR and sustainability within U.K. retailers’ strategies and supply chain responsiveness.
There are also projects with brands including Hyundai, Asos.com, Harry Hall and Bally Switzerland.
“This was an exciting opportunity to showcase an important area of the fashion industry and how LCF Fashion Business Schools students, graduates and alumni are transforming this exciting global industry from the inside out,” said curator Rob Lakin.
The exhibition, held in association with EcoWorld Ballymore, will run from Wednesday to April 29.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Welcome Baby Boy in London

THREE’S A CHARM: The third royal baby wait is over: On Monday, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby boy, the Prince of Cambridge, just after 11 a.m. GMT in London. The prince weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and his name is yet to be revealed. Prince William was present for the birth.
Kensington Palace tweeted that The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.
Earlier today, the duchess was admitted to the hospital and was in the early stages of labor.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s little brother is fifth in line to the throne after the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte. His royal title will be Prince of Cambridge.
The baby’s new arrival comes just weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19.
Last week, the royal family celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday at a concert in Royal Albert Hall where Kylie Minogue, Sting, Tom Jones and Shaggy performed for the monarch.

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‘I Love Linen’ Campaign Lands in London

NATURE CALLS: After cutting a swathe through Paris and Milan in past years, the I Love Linen campaign has landed in London against a backdrop of ecological and sustainability-focused events and initiatives in the British capital. The French designer Philippe Nigro and CELC, The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp, are looking to raise linen’s profile as an environmentally friendly fabric. The campaign has already confirmed collaborations with 40 brands and retailers including Vivienne Westwood, The White Company, Max Mara and L.K. Bennett, across 200 locations in the UK.
John Lewis in Oxford Circus is promoting the campaign, which coincides with V&A’s Fashioned From Nature exhibition, which opened last week and runs through January, and Fashion Revolution Week, an annual initiative that marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured. Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit global movement that campaigns for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the supply chain.
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Prince Harry at the Finish Line! The Royal Groom-to-Be Supports Runners at the London Marathon

Prince Harry was the No. 1 cheerleader at Sunday’s London Marathon.

There to show his support, Harry cheered on runners before handing out prizes to the winners of the elite men, women, wheelchair and IPC races.

He also had a chance to chat with members of the marathon’s staff, as well as the on-site first aid team from St. John Ambulance.

Harry attended the marathon as part of his role as patron for the London Marathon Charitable Trust. It’s his third year in a row attending the annual event, though this time, he did it so solo — in 2017, Harry had brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton by his side.

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It’s been a busy weekend for Harry, who attended a reception for the Invictus Games on Saturday with his fiancée, Meghan Markle, before attending a concert for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday later that day.

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On Monday morning, he and Meghan will attend a memorial service for the late Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racially charged attack in April 1993.


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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Have Surprise Baby Shower in London

Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black, baby shower, InstagramMilk filmmaker Dustin Lance Black and the British Olympian Tom Daley are celebrating the arrival of their first child with a fun-filled baby shower in London.
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Thom Browne Talks London, Store Developments and Challenges

LONDON – Thom Browne is certainly a creature of habit: When he comes to London (a few times each year) he always stays at Claridge’s, has dinner at The Ivy and visits the National Portrait Gallery. And he’ll never give up his tailored shorts, even in the chilly and damp London weather.
During an interview at Claridge’s earlier this week, he was dressed in a tailored suit — a jacket and shorts, despite the unseasonable weather — from his own line. Although he visits London often, this week marked the first time he spoke at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, where he talked about his love of showmanship on the catwalk.
At Claridge’s, he talked about his upcoming Miami store, which will open later this year, “It will feel very true to Miami, but in the world of Thom Browne,” and his 1,500-square-foot shop on Albemarle Street in Mayfair. Browne called it a visually strong store: “I just love the way it looks,” he said of the store, which has been done in gray, black and white with marble walls.
Asked about fashion in London – and especially men’s fashion, which is all about streetwear – Browne said, “London is always innovative and

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Elizabeth Hurley’s 21-Year-Old Nephew Stabbed Multiple Times in London

Elizabeth Hurley, Miles HurleyElizabeth Hurley’s nephew was stabbed multiple times earlier this week in London.
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Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds closes its London studio amid a profit warning.
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Lulu Guinness Unveils See-Now-Buy-Now Range in London

INSTAGRAMMABLE INSTALLATIONS: “All people really want are photo opportunities on Instagram,” said Lulu Guinness at her accessories presentation held at The Hospital Club in London on Saturday.
She mused that all parts of the location were Instagrammable. “I wanted to have dancers, not models,” said Guinness. “We have always been sort of a small maverick company, and we’ve been an outsider. So I feel we can do different things.”
The designer said for this presentation, she focused on what people were engaged in during fashion week and mounted a series of mini installations. There was an interactive wall of art, where guests traced their hands. She utilized Sadler’s Wells dancers rather than models to present her range. There was a mirrored room — where guests could take selfies with Guinness’ bags — while disco balls hung from the ceiling in a small area, which presented another photo op.
She explained that in today’s marketplace where there are a plethora of brands, “you’ve got to have your act together on how you look and what you’re about.”
“I am also a consumer and a woman that likes buying things,” said Guinness, a fan of the see-now-buy-now format. “Frankly, I am over anything six months later.”
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Fashion Review: London Fashion Week Goes Over the Rainbow

Christopher Bailey exits Burberry, J.W. Anderson mixes genders and Simone Rocha ties it all up.
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Central Saint Martins’ MA Students Present Graduate Collections at London Fashion Week

Student graduate shows can be hit or miss but the 19 MA students from Central Saint Martins presented an exciting mix that ran the sartorial gamut from extreme silhouettes and innovative textiles to sleek tailoring in more traditional fabrications.
Among the highlights: Liam Johnson, whose sculptural silhouettes opened the show; Elise Perrotta’s all cream collection featuring wardrobe staples in textural knits, and women’s wear designer Edwin Mohney, who closed the show with a provocative collection that included conceptual pieces made using inflatables wrapped in packing tape.
As in past seasons, craftsmanship in the men’s wear stood out. Particularly noteworthy was Olaf Tavares Vieira, whose draped men’s wear collection was awarded the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award. Inspired by utilitarianism and the stomach as the center of the body, his lineup included fluid ankle-grazing coats, along with sweaters with cutouts in the back and slouchy trousers enveloping the torso that had a monkish appeal.
“I like clothes that are close on the neck and belly and on the ankle,” Vieira explained. “It gives me a kind of strength, even if the clothes are soft.”
He shared the prize with women’s wear designer Rebecca Jeffs, whose tactile collection was a clever play on famous sayings such as

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Victoria Beckham Gears Up for 10-Year Anniversary, Plans London Show

LONDON — Victoria Beckham plans to mark her decade in business with a series of events, including a 10th anniversary fashion show during London Fashion Week in September.
The big year will start with a change to the way Beckham shows her collections. The company said fall will be showcased via “intimate presentations” at the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, recalling the early appointments Beckham held in New York for the then-fledgling business.
The show will take place during London Fashion Week in September, which runs from the 14th to the 18th of the month. The company said it plans to mark the anniversary with other initiatives throughout the year, including special pieces and activations.
The 10-year anniversary comes just months after Victoria Beckham Ltd. brought in NEO Investment Partners, a private investment firm based in London, as a new shareholder.
The 30 million pound investment from NEO has been earmarked to enhance the brand’s digital and physical retail presence, drive growth in core categories and launch into new categories and collaborations. The company also plans to move to new west London premises in the spring.
The brand produces the main line Victoria Beckham, a sister line called Victoria Victoria Beckham, accessories, footwear

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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Ones to Watch

John Alexander Skelton
Born and raised in York, John Alexander Skelton received his master’s in fashion men’s wear at Central Saint Martins and took on internships at E. Tautz and Patrik Ervell before launching his label last year. Selected by Giles Deacon, Skelton is a recipient of the Sarabande scholarship, an initiative from The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation that aids young designers. He is working out of a studio at Sarabande in east London.
Sustainability is a key theme for Skelton, who incorporates repurposed materials into his ranges and takes a DIY approach to his work. He has a loom in his studio and many of his fabrics are handwoven, as is much of his knitwear. “Everything I dye is also done by hand using natural dye. The handcrafted element is my signature, in a way,” said the designer.
For fall 2018, Skelton has been working with mills in Ireland, mixing British wool and Irish linen.
“I have been doing a lot of hand weaving, as well, on the loom. I have also done a few natural dyes this time, one using an ancient European dye, the European version of indigo, called woad,” he said.
Skelton’s main focus has always been on the process and

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Review: ‘Hamilton’ Conquers London (King George Slays, Too)

The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”
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London College of Fashion Spotlights MA Men’s Wear Collections

FRESH TALENT: London College of Fashion’s graduating MA men’s wear students showcased their collections on Friday with a runway show ahead of London Fashion Week Men’s.
Ten students from the fashion design technology men’s wear course presented their ranges at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, in the show styled by Adele Cany. The strongest lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park and Xu Bo.
Yang, who has worked with Teatum Jones and Céline, explored pattern-cutting and worked scarves onto the garments. She sent out a range of tailored-yet-relaxed looks and draped burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white men’s wear shirt and burgundy trousers.
Ying Yi Lu looked to young boys of the Victorian era and focused on tailoring, as in a cropped blue pinstripe suit. Lu topped off the looks with sailor style hats done in collaboration with Atelier Millinery.
Hengmin Lu — who has worked with Ports 1961 — was inspired by the architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu explored functionality and pattern cutting as seen on a long brown coat, worn over a white shirt with a mandarin collar and white knee-length shorts. The student teamed with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on

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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Inspirations

From skiing to winning the lottery, London men’s wear designers looked to a wide range of subjects for inspiration for their fall collections. Here, some of the topics that sparked their creativity ahead of the shows, which begin on Saturday.
“This season we celebrate the 70th  anniversary of the Trialmaster jacket, which gave me an opportunity to revisit our British roots and present our Made in U.K. collection. Looking through our Trialmaster history led me to explore English youth subcultures and how our jackets have been adopted and customized since the Fifties. The iconic silhouettes from this era including the field, parka and biker jackets have been updated this season with added functionality and modern fabrications. The hero piece of the collection is the anniversary Trialmaster, which is entirely manufactured in the U.K., in a new tumbled coated cotton and reflective tape with badges, celebrating our heritage.” — Delphine Ninous, creative director, Belstaff
“A deep dive into the big blue. The collection stands as a creative call to arms and focuses on responsible design and sourcing to protect both planet and wearer.” — Christopher Raeburn
“It’s about escaping life, going to Noel’s house party and the adventures of kids’ coloring books.” — Liam Hodges
“This season’s collection explores

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Hamilton opens in London to five-star reviews

As the Broadway hit opens in the West End, its creator rules out playing the title role in London – for now.
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J.W. Anderson Nixes London Men’s Show to Pursue Coed Model

HIS AND HERS: The coed juggernaut keeps gathering steam.
One of London’s most anticipated men’s shows, J.W. Anderson, will vacate that calendar from January and shift to a coed display timed with the British capital’s fashion week for women in February.
The fall 2018 collections are to be paraded jointly on Feb. 17, and the London-based brand will stage two shows a year and not four.
In the past month alone, Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo are among brands shifting to a combined women’s and men’s format from next season.
Etro, Dsquared2, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Kenzo, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford and Cédric Charlier are among others to have already jumped on the bandwagon.
Generally, having one display instead of two per season allows brands to reduce costs, while presenting a cohesive fashion message that works for many labels in an increasingly gender-blurry world — and one increasingly thin on men’s fashion publications.
Prized for his fast-paced shows and daring designs, Anderson was recently honored by the British Fashion Council as British Designer of the Year for Women’s Wear for his J.W. Anderson collection and Accessories Designer of the Year for Loewe during a gala event at Royal Albert Hall.

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‘Hip hop masterpiece’ Hamilton comes to London

It’s been described as a hip hop masterpiece, a show that’s transformed musical theatre, and now the first London audience will get to see if Hamilton lives up to its hype.
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Facebook’s new London office brings 800 jobs

Chancellor Philip Hammond has hailed a new Facebook office as a “sign of confidence” in Britain.
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Temperley London Pre-Fall 2018

Alice Temperley referenced a myriad of influences — such as 20th-century female explorers, nature, archeology and Peter Beard’s travel journals — for pre-fall. The Temperley woman was a dynamic, wandering traveler who was on a journey and spent her days exploring.
Temperley juxtaposed feminine aspects of the range with more masculine shapes, which added a cool edge to her relaxed and contemporary lineup of daywear, tailoring and eveningwear.
She incorporated cotton drill men’swear tailoring, oversized silhouettes and cinched-in waists against soft chiffon fabrics and florals. There was a jumpsuit that featured a bold graphic embroidery influenced by Tibetan Tiger rugs. A tailored khaki suit was belted at the waist. The jacket, which came a bit oversized, was paired with wide-leg cropped trousers.
For eveningwear, she concentrated on spines and nature as embellishments. She employed sequins and mirrored Perspex, which were hand-cut. She looked at the spines of leaves, animal prints and fossils and devised geometric patterns, which were hand-sewn as accents on floor-sweeping gowns and jumpsuits.
The designer worked in a palette filled with camel, green, khaki, dark olive, pecan, saffron, savannah, scarlet, turmeric and vermilion.

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Pearl Jam to return to London after eight years

Nearly a decade after last touring the capital, Pearl Jam have announced two massive London gigs.
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BFC Honors Donatella Versace at Fashion Awards in London

DOTING ON DONATELLA: The British Fashion Council will honor Donatella Versace with The Fashion Icon Award at the Fashion Awards next month.
Versace will receive the accolade for her work as artistic director for the label. The award honors the legacy built by her brother, the late Gianni Versace and her contributions to the design house as well as her role in the industry as a mentor and supporter of emerging British designers. The brand was launched in 1978 by Gianni Versace, and the creative director worked alongside Donatella who incorporated celebrities into their ad campaigns. Upon her brother’s passing, she became the artistic director in 1997. December marks an important date for the design house as it commemorates Gianni Versace’s 20-year legacy.
“For 40 years my brother and I have done what we love and that is a legacy I am honored to continue and uphold,” said Donatella Versace.
“We have celebrated empowerment, joy and, of course, glamour. We have championed a community of people who share our values and together with them have created truly iconic images in the world of fashion. I am truly humbled by how Versace has been embraced across the decades, across the world and across the

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Brantley in Britain: Eye-Openers in London: 19th-Century Women With 21st-Century Problems

Revivals of plays by Ibsen and Wilde, and a new work about the young Karl Marx, find strong women chafing under the yoke of dominating men.
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Chef Hélène Darroze, Roland Mouret Tickle the Senses at London Dinner

FRENCH CONNECTION: Roland Mouret may have made London his home, but his heart, and palate, still fly the French flag.
On Thursday, when Americans were tucking into their Thanksgiving turkeys, Mouret hosted a dinner prepared by the two-star Michelin chef Hélène Darroze, his old friend and neighbor on Carlos Place in Mayfair to mark the launch of his first fragrance earlier this year, called Une Amourette. Darroze operates an eponymous restaurant across the street at the Connaught hotel.
There was Champagne and foie gras to start, and guests later took to the first floor of Mouret’s townhouse flagship for a three-course meal built around the notes of Une Amourette: The blue lobster starter was marinated with cardamom, pink peppercorn and bergamot, while the roast saddle of venison came with a black pepper crust flavoured with smoked juniper.
Dessert was Mouret’s childhood favorite, caramelized apple tarte tatin, which Darroze — who had set up a temporary kitchen in Mouret’s townhouse — served with a side of hay-flavored ice cream on a table laid with bowls of irises and thick white candles.
“My grandmother used to make me tarte tatin — but hers was more burnt than Hélène’s,” said Mouret, whose guests included Arizona Muse and Cat

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Carhartt Work In Progress Unveils a London Flagship near King’s Cross

KING’S CROSS CARHARTT: Carhartt Work In Progress, the fashion proposition from the American workwear brand, has opened its first London flagship in the newly-revitalized neighborhood near King’s Cross train station.
Located at 2 Pancras Square, near Nike, &OtherStories and Jigsaw, the 2,500-square feet store spans two levels and also houses a coffee shop. It carries the full Carhartt WIP men’s and women’s ranges and collaborations, with prices ranging from 25 pounds for a watch beanie, to 400 pounds for outerwear.
The interiors are meant to channel a “rugged utilitarianism” with canvas wall panels and display units designed in hues of brown and tan. Floors are done in concrete while aluminium lamps hang from the ceiling. Designer Faye Toogood created the post-industrial brass fixtures as well as the overall look of the store.
Brand director Wilfried Atzert said Carhartt specifically wanted to be in the neighborhood. “King’s Cross has had a transformation. The area is home to Central Saint Martins as well as London’s Eurostar international terminal. The surrounding area is in the middle of a very interesting expansion – offering a diverse mix of shops, bars, restaurants and headquarters as well.”
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Georgina Chapman Steps Out in London a Month After Leaving Husband Harvey Weinstein

Georgina Chapman was spotted for the first time since separating from her husband Harvey Weinstein after dozens of sexual misconduct accusations.

The British fashion designer stepped out in London on Friday dressed in all black with a long coat, ankle length pants and loose sweater. She also kept clear of jewelry and wasn’t wearing her wedding ring after separating from Weinstein shortly after the first wave of accusations surfaced.

Sources previously told PEOPLE that Chapman is laying low as the scandal continues.

“Georgina’s plan is to keep staying low-key,” a source told PEOPLE. “She is focused on her children and her business. She doesn’t have any plans for public appearances.”

And while Chapman, 41, and Weinstein, 65, have been in contact to discuss their two children, the source said there is no hope of reconciliation between the two.

On Oct. 10, Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein. In a statement to PEOPLE, she said, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered.” She has since met with divorce lawyers.

“She is still shocked about all the women coming forward,” says the source. “She feels terrible. She is disgusted with Harvey and very angry.”

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The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving a number of women in detailed articles earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”


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Karl Lagerfeld to Deck the Halls at Claridge’s in London

KRISTMAS KARL: Karl Lagerfeld is the latest creative type to design the Claridge’s Christmas tree, which will be unveiled in the hotel lobby on the morning of Nov. 22.
“Christmas trees are the strongest ‘souvenir’ of my happy childhood,” said Lagerfeld who was born in Hamburg, Germany.
This is the eighth year that Claridge’s has invited a designer to re-interpret the tree in their distinctive style, with past collaborators coming from a variety of creative industries.
Last year, Apple’s chief design officer Sir John Ive and Marc Newson — a designer who works across multiple disciplines, from furniture to aircraft and yachts — were tapped for the occasion.
The Claridge’s Christmas tree has become a holiday landmark in London, drawing large numbers of visitors.
In the past, tree designers have also included Alber Elbaz, John Galliano and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, who adorned his tree with metallic umbrellas from top to bottom.

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Princess Kate’s Uncle Gary Goldsmith Arrested for Assault in London

Kate Middleton‘s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, has been arrested for assault, police confirm to PEOPLE.

“Gary Goldsmith, 52, from Wimpole St., London was charged on Friday with assault by beating,” London police said in a statement. “This relates to an incident at the same address in the early hours on the same date. He was bailed to appear at Westminster magistrates court on October 31.”

Just a few hours before the alleged incident, Goldsmith posted a selfie with his wife Julie-Ann Goldsmith to his Twitter account.

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Goldsmith attended both Princess Kate’s wedding to Prince William in 2011, as well as Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in May of this year. He’s had a brush with scandal before, when, in 2009, photographs of him appearing to cut up cocaine were published in a tabloid, according to The Telegraph.

Kensington Palace declines to comment on Goldsmith’s arrest.


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Uber: London mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm’s apology

London mayor welcomes apology from the boss of Uber in which the firm accepted it “must change”.
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London Says It Won’t Reissue Uber’s License

The U.K. capital’s top transport authority said Uber was unfit to hold on to its private-car hire license in the city, threatening a shutdown of the service in one of the ride-hailing company’s biggest global markets.
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Uber London loses licence to operate

Ride-hailing app Uber is “not fit and proper” to operate in London, the transport regulator says.
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The iPhone 8 launch in London was… muted

There was a muted reception at the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched to unusually little fanfare.
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Coming Home: Manolo Blahnik Film Premieres at Curzon Cinema in London

MANOLO COMES HOME: After making its debut in New York, “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards,” got its London premiere during fashion week on Monday night at the Curzon Bloomsbury cinema. Guests who numbered Blahnik, Charlotte Dellal, Stephen Jones, Isabeli Fontana, and Lulu Guinness, gathered to toast the celluloid love-letter to Blahnik and his life and work.
“His life is so filled with filmic moments, I’ve always thought his story would make for fascinating and entertaining cinema,” said Roberts – who wrote and directed the film.
For Blahnik, all the film’s praise – from Anna Wintour, John Galliano, Andre Leon Talley, Paloma Picasso, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna – made for some uncomfortable viewing. “I never believe anything like that – ‘You’re wonderful, You’re wonderful’ – it doesn’t touch me. I’m not very good with compliments and things like that,” admitted Blahnik after the screening.

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Jones said his favorite moment was watching Blahnik and Galliano exchanging banter. “They both egg each other on to a place which should not be filmed,” said Jones with a smile. “But I love all of Blahnik’s funny little asides, and the arched eyebrows and the screams. Those were the best

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Temperley London RTW Spring 2018

The bohemian, sunsets and summer parties-loving Alice Temperley tribe saw a poetic display of the designer’s ultra-feminine silhouettes and signature artisanal patterns. It’s true that at times this formula gets a too literal translation – although one that is never too hard to look at – but for spring, the designer gave her loyal followers something more grown-up, more thoughtful to live with.
The show opened with a halter-neck dress composed of more graphic folksy patterns. The early Fifties came to mind, perhaps set somewhere on a breezy island off the Mediterranean coast. There were no unnecessary frills or flounces, just a humble buttoned silhouette in blue, white and red with a matching head wrap.
The looks that followed, including breezy shirt and wrap dresses, were more elaborate in style, some boasting prints that harkened back to vintage pottery patterns from the Provence, but Temperley tamed them with little belts cinched tightly at the waist. No vertiginous heels here either, just a pair of flat-form knotted sandals to suit a woman who might be on vacation, but still has an agenda.
There was an interesting take on the pajama look, too, which comprised a wide-legged, cropped trouser and flow-y shirt-blazer, letting off a

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Donald Robertson Celebrates New Book, “Donald”, in London

AMERICAN HUSTLE: “Somebody told me tonight that this book is just a very expensive business card,” joked Donald Robertson, signing copies of his book, “Donald – The Book,” at its launch at Maison Assouline on Piccadilly in London Friday night. “And it really is, it’s got all my stuff in it so I don’t even need to hustle [for work] so much anymore.”
Robertson — Estée Lauder’s creative director who is famous for his handpainted handbags and his Instagram account, Drawbertson, where he posts images of his fashion-centric artworks to over 190,000 followers — came to the book deal with Assouline through less-than orthodox means.
“I was at Bergdorf’s, standing there painting on bags, and I was, like, ‘I want a book cover; I want a book [deal]. I’m just going to paint on the Valentino book.’ So I just started painting on the covers, put my name on it, but it said Valentino on the side, so I put the hashtag, ‘Kiss My Assouline’. Totally without permission and I was selling them for about $ 2,800 on the shop floor.”
A phone call from Assouline founder Prosper Assouline followed. “I thought he was going to tell me to stop but he said, ‘Dude,

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Pinter play back in London for 60th birthday

A restage of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party will open in London to celebrate 60 years since its debut.
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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Set for Sept. 18 World Premiere in London

Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” will receive its world premiere Sept 18. in London, it was announced Thursday by 20th Century Fox and MARV Films. Fox also released a image of the film’s all-star cast (pictured). The world premiere will take place at both the Odeon Leicester Square and in the IMAX screen at… Read more »

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Prince Exhibition to Open in London

THE WORLD OF PRINCE: The belongings of pop star Prince will be the subject of a new exhibition, opening in London’s O2 arena in October.
From world-famous items such as the orange Cloud guitar from his Super Bowl halftime performance or the purple jacket and ruffled shirt from the “Purple Rain” tour to never-before-seen artifacts taken from Paisley Park, his estate outside Minneapolis, the exhibition will offer an intimate look into the legendary performer’s life.
Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, highlighted the Cloud guitar as one of the standout pieces in the collection. She told the British newspaper Evening Standard that “[even though] people always associate the color purple with Prince, his favorite color was actually orange.”
Nelson chose the British capital as the location for the first exhibition centered on her brother since it was the city that accepted the musician the most. He performed at the O2 arena for 21 consecutive nights in 2007. The exhibition, titled “My Name Is Prince” will run next to the same arena for 21 days.
Nelson added that by staging the exhibition, she is aiming to fulfill her brother’s wish of opening up his world to the public: “It was always his wish to make all

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Nars Teams With Refinery 29 on London Art Exhibition

POWER LAUNCH: Nars is taking a new, more modern approach to marketing its latest lip product, Powermatte Lip Pigment.
The cosmetics brand has teamed with the digital publishing platform Refinery 29 to host an art exhibition in London called “PowerMouth,” spotlighting the works of five female artists. The participating artists, which include Daantje Bons, Natalia Stuyk, Romily Alice, Shae DeTar and Vanessa Kisuule have explored ideas such as self-expression and power through a range of mediums, from photography to live installations and portraiture.
Some of the photography features close-ups of female lips, which fittingly highlight the new Nars lip range, while live installations range from poetry projections to “an interactive activity wall,” where guests are encouraged to leave their own message by kissing, drawing or writing on translucent colored sheets from the Powermatte palette.

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“The exhibition includes a mirror box that showcases Natalia Stuyk’s work. As part of this installation, the audience will come across a wall where people can leave powerful messages and words of inspiration over two days — the responses left will then become their own piece of art, and a central focus to the exhibition,” said Kirsty Hathaway, Refinery 29’s executive branded content director in

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Luisa Via Roma, Dilara Findikoglu Mark Launch of Capsule Collection in London

DILARA’S PROPAGANDA: Luisa Via Roma’s Andrea Panconesi headed to London Thursday night to mark the launch of an exclusive capsule with the emerging designer Dilara Findikoglu.
The Florence-based retailer fully embraced Findikoglu’s rebellious spirit for the evening, hosting a dinner in a grand room at East London’s Masonic Hall, complete with rock music and withered roses scattered on the dinner table.
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“We’ve always supported young designers since Day One, and Dilara presents the new generation, a very specific part of the young generation,” said Panconesi, chief executive officer at Luisa Via Roma.
The launch of the capsule, which currently consists of a red tracksuit set, will be followed by other products in the future. It is part of a new initiative by the Italian retailer called LVR Editions that kicked off on June 16.

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Each month, a different co-branded product will be on sale in a dedicated section of luisaviaroma.com. Sergio Rossi, Dolce & Gabbana and Superga are among the brands set to participate in the project.
“Luisa Via Roma [is] one of my biggest stockists. They ordered so much of the last collection,”

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Doctors say they are treating patients with serious smoke inhalation damage rather than burns.
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Tom Cruise, James Corden, The Late Late ShowWelcome home, James Corden!
The Late Late Show host returned to London, where he was born, to film a week’s worth of shows and brought the laughs with the help of celebrity guests…

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London Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2018: Ones to Watch

Bodybound
Born and raised in London, Bodybound creative directors Kim Wilkins and Pliny Champion launched their label in 2012.
The duo met in college. Wilkins studied knitwear at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2005, then moved on to study men’s wear at the Royal College of Art. He completed the program in 2009. Champion took a more varied route, going from studying biology to environmental public relations and photography. He ended up in fashion, graduating from Imperial College London. They have worked for labels including Alexander McQueen, Ermenegildo Zegna, Matthew Williamson, Halston and Mark Fast. The designers, who produce their collections between London and Bali, were selected by Yohji Yamamoto as finalists for the Hyères award in 2012.
Wilkins said their man is someone who “has an appreciation for subversion.” Champion added: “A little irreverence never did anyone any harm.
“We believe in challenging the relationship between utility and luxury,” Champion said. “We’re interested in the modern masculine aesthetic, and create innovative textiles and engineered knitwear for utilitarian silhouettes.”
Wilkins said the due is “always looking to challenge mediocrity. Everyone’s approach to design is unique, the collections reflect our interests. Our process is complicated, but the message is simple.”
This season the duo will present

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With three terror incidents in just three months, the NHS must be primed for any eventuality.
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One Love Manchester: ‘Greater purpose’ after London attack

Police say there will be additional security at the concert for the Manchester bombing victims.
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‘Turn to Love’: People Post Signs of Unity at London Bridge After Deadly Terror Attack

Just hours after a terror attack in and around London Bridge killed seven and injured nearly 50 people, mourners descended on the famous structure to post messages of hope and optimism.

Video posted to Twitter showed people posting signs that stated #TurntoLove #ForLondon and #ISISwillLose #LoveWillWin at the London Bridge cordon Sunday morning.

The gesture came the morning after three attackers careened a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge, in the heart of the British capital, Sunday evening. The men then pulled knives and got out at the crowded area of Borough Market and attacked victims on the street and at pubs, Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, said in a statement.

The latest violence come less than two weeks after a deadly terror attack outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people plus the attacker, and injured approximately 116 — included children and parents waiting to pick up their kids from the concert.

The London attack occurred just one day before Grande and other stars will take the stage for the Manchester One Love benefit in Manchester, and the pop star’s manager Scooter Braun vowed that the show will go on despite the latest attack in London.

“After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured and affected,” Braun said in a statement on Twitter Sunday. “We plan to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear. Today’s One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose,” Scooter Braun wrote on Twitter Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, as the world reels from yet another tragedy, stories of ordinary citizens stepping up to help the victims have emerged.

Witnesses told of people throwing glasses, chairs and other objects at the attackers to fend them off as they stormed into a pub in Borough Market in central London, threatening to kill people during an eight minute rampage.

Others offered free places to stay or to arrange rides for people who were stranded after the attack, reports The Telegraph, noting that the response mirrors the outpouring of support after Manchester.

The Sun reports that Sainsburys, a popular supermarket chain, delivered sandwiches to emergency worker at London Bridge.

In a statement made outside Downing Street Sunday morning, Prime Minister Theresa May praised “the courage of members of the public who defended themselves and others from attackers.”

She also declared that “we cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are.”


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Ariana Grande Shows Her Support For Victims Of London Attack

Ariana Grande showed her support for London on Saturday night after two possible terror attacks left at least six people dead in the city. 

The singer’s message, sent on Twitter, was simple: “Praying for London ♡” 

Police are investigating after suspects plowed a van into a group of pedestrians on the London Bridge, then fled the vehicle and began stabbing people in a restaurant at the nearby Borough Market. At least six people were killed in the attacks and at least 30 were hospitalized.

The violence in London struck less than two weeks after a deadly terrorist attack hit Manchester Arena, where Grande had just performed. A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside of the concert, killing 22 people ― many of whom were children. 

Grande tweeted shortly after the Manchester attack that she was “broken” over the violence that followed her concert.

“From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” she wrote.

The pop star announced days later that she would host a One Love Manchester benefit concert featuring an all-star lineup including herself, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Pharrell Williams. 

The concert sold out in less than six minutes. It is still scheduled to run at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.

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Azzedine Alaïa Set to Open Flagship in London

ALAÏA’S ARRIVAL: Designer Azzedine Alaïa is poised to open his first London flagship, at 139 New Bond Street, not far from Smythson, Belstaff, Ermenegildo Zegna and Delvaux, according to industry sources.
The store, former home of the vintage jeweler S.J. Phillips, will span 6,000 square feet over three floors, and is down the street from Chloé which, like Alaïa, is owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont. The Chloé store is set to open at 143 New Bond Street later this summer.
The building is owned by Trophaeum, the property owner and developer that’s been stocking nearby Albemarle Street, and other parts of Mayfair, with luxury brands, flagship stores and restaurants, including Amanda Wakeley, Aquazzura and Alexander Wang.
Alaïa is thought to be paying about 1,500 pounds, or $ 1,924, per square foot, according to sources.
Trophaeum has also recently signed with Thom Browne, Moncler and Casadei for stores in Mayfair. Casadei opened last November. On Albemarle Street, Trophaeum brought in the restaurant Isabel earlier this year, and has brokered a deal with Robin Birley, who will open a new private members club later this year.
Spokespeople for Trophaeum and Richemont declined to comment.
Alaïa has two stand-alone stores in Paris, and is stocked at a variety of retailers including Galeries Lafayette

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London premieres cancelled after terror attack

Two major movie premieres in London have been cancelled “out of respect” for the victims of the Manchester attack.
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EXCLUSIVE: Charles Cohen Buys Harrys of London

NEW YORK — Charles S. Cohen is expanding his men’s fashion portfolio.
The billionaire commercial real estate developer who purchased a majority stake in Savile Row tailor Richard James in March, has now bought Harrys of London. Terms of the deal for the U.K.-based footwear and accessories label were not disclosed. Harrys was acquired from Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that has owned a majority stake in the brand since 2014.
Following the playbook he established with Richard James, Cohen will assume the position of chairman of Harrys but will retain Steven Newey, Harry’s chief executive officer, to run the business on a day-to-day basis. At Richard James, Sean Dixon, cofounder and managing director, has remained with the label in that role.
“Harrys of London has been a brand I have supported and respected for a long time, bringing a unique mix of luxury, contemporary craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology and design,” Cohen said in an exclusive interview. “I am excited to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with the brand and work closely with Steven and the rest of the team. We see huge potential for expansion across the U.S., London, Asia and the Middle East, and I am eager

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Hot damn! Bruno Mars to headline London festival

Bruno Mars has been confirmed as this year’s headliner at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in London.
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London Sunday Times Publishes Rich List, With Brexit a Big Wealth Factor

THE WEALTH DIARIES: The 2017 Sunday Times of London Rich List is out, ranking British — and international — billionaires and millionaires whose wealth reflects the shape-shifting world economy over the past 12 months.
The 29th annual edition of the list includes Britain’s 1,000 richest people, and the compilers argue that many of the 134 billionaires were able to amass even more wealth from the “post-Brexit boom” last year, which fueled the stock market and pushed down the value of the pound. New money, they said, came mainly from the city of London, property and manufacturing.
“While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain’s richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions,” said Robert Watts, who compiled the list.
A sidebar to the main story is the International Rich List, which is even more interesting than the British one. At number one is the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose net worth is estimated to be 100.6 billion pounds, or $ 136.82 billion; at number four is Inditex owner Amancio Ortega, with a fortune of 63.5 billion pounds, or $ 86.36 billion; while at number 12, there’s Bernard Arnault, whose net worth is calculated to be 35.2

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Anna Sui Gears Up for London Exhibition, Secures Fall Launch for Teen Home Decor With PBteen

OPERATION ANNA: The upcoming opening of “The World of Anna Sui” at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London is only one of the many projects Anna Sui has going on this year.
While not the exhibition’s official catalogue, Abrams will publish “The World of Anna Sui” book on May 30. Sui will also roll out a home decor collection geared for teenagers with PBteen, a Williams-Sonoma brand, in September.
In the meantime, the crunch is on before the May 26 opening of what will be the American designer’s first retrospective in the U.K. More than 100 mannequins will be suited up in items from her archives, which are in the process of being shipped to the London museum that was started by Zandra Rhodes. Staffers at Sui’s West 39th Street offices are busy packing up the “ephemeron, accessories and tons of stuff” that will be featured in the show, which will runs through Oct. 1, said Sui’s longtime righthand-man Thomas Miller. “All the mannequins are fully accessorized from head-to-toe. Anna just piles on the accessories so it’s a lot,” Miller said.
While Sui is good friends with Rhodes, the roots of the exhibition stemmed from her meeting the museum’s director. A few

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‘Hot Convict’ Jeremy Meeks Deported From London

The American lawbreaker who became a viral internet sensation as the “hot convict” because of his visually arresting mugshot won’t get a chance to show England he’s become a model citizen.

Jeremy Meeks, 33, now a fashion model who had traveled to London for a photo shoot, was deported Monday night from Heathrow Airport because of his previous criminal record, according to the Daily Mail.

“I’ve been denied,” Meeks said as he walked through the airport, according to “Inside Edition.” “London don’t want me here. I done served my time. S*** is crazy. Don’t make no sense.”

Meeks, became known as the “hot convict” in June 2014 after the Stockton Police Department in California arrested him on weapons and gang charges, and his mugshot went viral. He spent two years behind bars, and was freed in March 2016. 

The “hot con” has been working as a fashion model since February. But he never got beyond the airport for his London assignment.

Meeks’ manager, Joe Jordan, said his client’s paperwork to enter the U.K. was in order. Meeks also had a letter from his parole officer giving him permission to travel, according to the New York Daily News.

None of that held any sway with U.K. immigration officials, who escorted him onto a plane eight hours after he landed in London.

Jordan told the Daily Mail he hopes Meeks’ visa problem is temporary.

“He was on the right track for what we feel was going to be his new life. Now he’s very sad,” Jordan said. “Hopefully this is just a setback and he will be able to come back from this.”

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Young Royals Kick Off London Marathon to Support Heads Together Campaign

ROYAL RACE: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William joined Prince Harry to rally the runners participating at the London Marathon on Sunday.
All 40,000 runners taking part in the annual race were given Heads Together headbands to raise awareness about mental health, and many of them are raising money for the campaign.
Kate Middleton wore a black Heads Together jacket with black skinny jeans and sneakers.

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The London Marathon begins at points in Greenwich Park, St. John’s Park and Shooter’s Hill. The route continues east then heads towards the City with Tower Bridge as the half-way mark. The runners will pass through Embankment then will complete the course at The Mall by Buckingham Palace.
The event is divided into categories with groups such as wheelchair participants, elite women and elite men, all with different start times. The mini-marathon, a three-mile race for young runners, begins first.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry. It aims to raise awareness around issues pertaining to mental illness.
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Christopher Kane Cuts Ribbon on Bond Street Pop-Up in London

ROCKING OUT: “Surreal” was the adjective Christopher Kane chose to describe the opening of his first shop on Bond Street, a pop-up that will remain in place until the end of the year.
“I grew up knowing this street, seeing all the big brands on it. I’ve had to pinch myself now that I’m here. It feels very strange – but brilliant,” said Kane during an opening party in London on Wednesday night.
As reported, the space at 15 Old Bond Street is stocking key show and commercial ready-to-wear and accessories, and will also offer exclusive pieces made for the store. Kane’s flagship on Mount Street remains open.
Kane said he likes the idea of being able “to meet and greet” potential new customers in the Bond Street space, which has in the past been home to fellow Kering brand Bottega Veneta, and to Tod’s.
He was chatting in front of a display of marbled-surface Crocs studded with chunky, colored or sparkling rocks, some natural, others lab-grown. All of them would have made Pebbles Flintstone swoon.
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Kathryn Sargent Offers Style Service at InterContinental London Hotel

STYLE SARGENT: Savile Row tailor Kathryn Sargent has launched a style service at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel that includes a guide on dressing for big spring and summer events such as Ascot, Henley, Wimbledon and the Chelsea Flower Show.
Not surprisingly, her advice skews toward tailored clothing for men and women.
“With traditional events such as those of the British ‘season’ — and those further afield — it’s important to know that you’re dressed impeccably to have the best experience. I wanted to create a contemporary but luxurious guide to getting it right and feeling connected with local culture wherever you have traveled from,” she said.
Sargent has dressed a range of figures from royals and politicians to celebrities such as David Beckham. She honed her skills for 15 years working her way up the ranks at Gieves & Hawkes before launching her eponymous bespoke label in 2012. Sargent was also the first woman to become a head cutter in 2009 and broke the British tailoring mold last spring as the first female to set up shop on London’s Savile Row, where she now has two stores.
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Florida Woman Took Photo with Slain Police Officer Just Minutes Before He Died in London Attack

A Florida mother vacationing in London snapped a picture with police officer Keith Palmer just minutes before he was killed in Wednesday’s terror attack on Parliament.

Staci Martin said she was visiting London for the first time over spring break when she stumbled upon the 48-year-old officer wearing a “funny hat,” she told WPTV.

“I see his hat and I’m like, ‘I have to take a picture of him with his hat,” she told the station, noting that the attacks occurred less than an hour after the photo was taken. “We got in an Uber not even 15 seconds later, we turned to the corner and this guy came up to the window and was like, ‘there was a shooting, there was a shooting.”

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Palmer was among four victims killed in the deadly car and knife attack outside U.K. Parliament. The assailant — identified by Scotland Yard as U.K. native Khalid Masood — careened through the area at about 2:40 p.m. local time, hitting dozens of pedestrians before crashing into the gate outside the Palace of Westminster.

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He got out of the vehicle and stabbed Palmer before being killed by guards, authorities said. Scotland Yard is calling the incident terrorism.

Martin said she saw Palmer’s picture in media after the attack and couldn’t believe her eyes.

“They put his picture up and I said, ‘I think that’s the guy’ and my husband and daughter thought I was crazy,” she told WPTV. “We just couldn’t believe it.”

In the photo, Martin is shown smiling wide while Palmer, who appeared to be on duty at the time, gave a small smirk.

She wrote of the photo in a Facebook post, according to WFTS.

“At 1:52 p.m., we were walking passed Parliament and I saw an officer. I liked his funny hat so I asked him if we could take a picture … He was very polite,” she wrote.

“At 2:40 he was fatally stabbed by the terrorist and died leaving behind a wife and children.”

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Prime Minister May said the attacker was British-born and known to authorities, the Associated Press reports.

In the wake of the incident, authorities arrested eight people in raids around Britain, according to CNN. Their connection to the attack was not immediately clear.

Martin told WFTS that she is shocked by the timing of the events.

“You think if I had only been there a half an hour later in the exact spot,” she said. “You can call it God or fate or whatever you want to call it, it’s a little bit surreal for sure.”


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British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

WAR MEMORIAL: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the unveiling ceremony of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial in London on Thursday.
The memorial, a sculpture at Victoria Embankment Gardens, near the Thames, honors the soldiers who served Britain during the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guests at the service that followed at Horse Guards Parade included senior members of government, military veterans and their families, politicians and civil servants.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial was created by the sculptor Paul Day and designed with two copper medallions — representing Iraq and Afghanistan — which sit in the middle of two large stones.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an indigo twill swing coat from Michael Kors Collection and a navy hat. A fan of recycling her outfits, she had already donned the coat for a visit to the Anzac Day ceremonies during the royal tour in Australia in 2014.

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CHANNEL HOP: London Fashion Week isn’t just a hotbed of emerging talent. Established designers have their place, too. After 16 years of showing his women’s wear collections in Paris, London-based Hussein Chalayan returned to London to show his Chalayan fall 2017 collection on Saturday.
After the show, which he presented at Sadler’s Wells Theater (a venue he’s used in the past, and the site of a collaboration with a contemporary dance company last year) Chalayan laid out his reasons for coming back.
“We left London, as we felt we were making this very big effort…but a lot of people weren’t coming to London at that time. And we felt for business we had to go to Paris – and when we moved to Paris our business grew considerably,” he said. “These days it’s different. You have to remember that digital media, the whole thing, was not as developed as it is now – it was a different life.”
Chalayan also showed his first men’s runway collection in January during London Fashion Week Men’s. And in 2015, the designer debuted a sleek store on Mayfair’s Bourdon Street. Asked whether he’ll continue to show his women’s collection in London, the designer was noncommittal.
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CINEMATIC TEASER: British designer Gareth Pugh has released a cinematic teaser ahead of his fall show, which takes place during London Fashion Week. Pugh will stage a runway show at 8 p.m. in Collins Music Hall in Islington Green on Feb 18.
Filmed in black and white, the production was directed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin, who worked with creative consultant Carson McColl.
The film — which runs in under three minutes — opens up to a phrase from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, “‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead the blind.” The movie features Latin American singer and songwriter Rebekah Del Rio singing “Llorando,” a Spanish-version of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” in a cappella. The “Mulholland Drive” star — wearing a fur coat — is pictured performing outdoors at an apartment complex.
Pugh said the moment was as “an iconic visual conceit, and a fitting metaphor for truth in a post-truth arena and a vision of a world on the precipice of anarchy.”
No stranger to a theatrical display, the designer’s spring show held last September took a cue from the opera. In addition, the designer unveiled more than 60 costumes on the stage of Palais Garnier in Paris.
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“I’LL BE BACK”: Matchless London is collaborating with Arnold Schwarzenegger on a limited-edition collection of three men’s wear staples, all made in Italy.
“Having worked closely with Arnold for ‘The Terminator’ movie, it is with enormous pride and satisfaction that yet again Matchless London, with its timeless style and quality, have teamed up with such an action hero and jointly created this exciting new part of our collection,” said Michele Malenotti, managing director of Matchless London.  The project will support Schwarzenegger’s charity foundation, After-School All-Stars.
Winking to Schwarzenegger’s action hero roles, the Iron Bomber is realized in Matchless antique black leather, using an exclusive Riri Swiss handmade zip for the front and pockets. The back is emblazoned with the U.S. flag with a vintage effect. The inside label is signed by the actor.

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The cowboy blazer in tanned leather has a back half belt, shaped buttoned pockets and a detachable shearling waistcoat. Matchless included an inside cigar holder pocket “in true Schwarzenegger style with his top selection of Partagas, Montecristo and Cohiba,” the company said. To complete the look, there is a label inside signed by the actor and by Malenotti.
 

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Breaking Bad star to make London theatre debut

Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in hit TV show Breaking Bad, is to make his London stage debut at the National Theatre.
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Thom Browne to Open First Store in London

OPENING ON ALBERMARLE: Thom Browne has set its sights across the pond with plans to open a store in London, the brand confirmed Friday.
The American label chose to set up its first shop in Mayfair on Albemarle Street. The road is host to a number of designers, including Amanda Wakeley, Asprey and Paul Smith, as well as art galleries such as Connaught Brown, Marlborough Fine Art and Mazzoleni Art.
The brand could not comment further on the details of the store.
The New York-based designer, who was awarded the CDFA men’s wear designer award last year, is the latest fashion company to sign on with Tropheaum, a property firm that oversees Albemarle Street. Other brands that have launched stores in the U.K. through the company include Casadei, Aquazzura and Alexander Wang.
The opening of the London store is the first major expansion move by the company since Sandbridge Capital acquired a majority stake in Thom Browne last May from Japan’s Stripe International. Stripe retains a minority stake. Sandbridge’s other investments include stakes in Derek Lam, Tamara Mellon, Farfetch, Rossignol, Topshop and Karl Lagerfeld.
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London Radio Station Quizzes Ryan Gosling On Musicals And Things Didn’t Go So Well

Well, this interview probably didn’t go according to plan.

Ryan Gosling sat down with London’s Magic Radio to promote his award-winning movie musical, “La La Land,” and proceeded to fail a quiz based on the film genre.

Among other things, the actor said he’s never seen “West Side Story,” and he guessed that lyrics from “The Sound of Music” were from “Mary Poppins.” 

In fairness, both movies starred Julie Andrews. Still … come on, now.

”So this is basically an intervention,” Gosling joked at the end of the quiz. “It’s a musical intervention. And I needed it.”

In case Gosling wants to dive into the genre, he can check out the American Film Institute’s list of the “Greatest Movie Musicals Of All Time.” Since the actor said he’s already seen “Singin’ in the Rain,” he can start with film No. 2 on the list, which is, coincidentally, “West Side Story.”

Co-star Emma Stone, on the other hand, fared much better on the impromptu quiz.

Check out the interview in the video above.

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British Fashion Council, Barneys Promote London Design Talent

ALL DRESSED UP: The British Fashion Council is teaming with Barneys New York to promote London creative talent, with the windows of the Madison Avenue store to be dedicated to British brands through Jan. 25.
Designers taking part are a mix of established and emerging talent and include A-Cold-Wall, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Archer, Belstaff, Burberry, By Walid, Erdem, J.W. Anderson, Osman, Paul Smith, Saloni, Tabitha Simmons, Teija and Victoria Beckham.
“This partnership underpins The British Fashion Council’s global objective to cement the presence of British design talent at luxury retailers worldwide,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC.
Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer, senior executive vice president of Barneys, called the collaboration long overdue. She said Barneys wanted to “thank the British Fashion Council for their important work, as well as this group of designers with whom we have built strong businesses and successful partnerships.”
Tonight, at Clement in The Peninsula New York, Antonia Romeo, Britain’s consul general in New York, and Rush will host a dinner to celebrate British fashion in New York and the launch of the windows.

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Margaret Howell Offers Men’s Wear Taster in London

A LOOK IN: Margaret Howell, who plans to show a few pieces at Pitti Uomo in Florence this week, gave a taste of her men’s collection during the London men’s shows.
The fall lineup was packed with her signature sturdy, luxe fabrics and chic, classic shapes including a black boxy work wear style jacket paired with an army green shirt and dark twill trousers.
There were army trousers, rolled at the ankle and brown corduroys, too, styled with chunky sweater vests or Breton knits.
There was a heavy pea coat made with wool from Britain’s Fox Brothers and a hand-knitted crewneck sweater in three-ply wool by one of Howell’s longtime fashion collaborators, Marion Foale, and heavy button-front shirts – gingham and otherwise – made in the brand’s north London factory.
An array of tweed jackets, sweaters and trousers came in an earthy palette of mustard, gray, rust, khaki, olive and navy.
The full men’s collection will show alongside women’s wear for the first time at a co-ed show during London Fashion Week in February.

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Tinie Tempah Launches Ath-leisure Range in London

TINIE’S TIME: For the debut of his label, What We Wear, Tinie Tempah looked to the British capital and youth culture for inspiration. The 28-year-old musician staged a runway show held at the British Fashion Council Show Space on Saturday, where models walked as an orchestra played classical tunes.
“I’m here to try and introduce something that is here to stay and is long-lasting,” said Tempah. “And that doesn’t just appeal to men but it can also appeal to women. I don’t see why it can’t be for everybody.”
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London is known for its streetwear scene, composed of a mash-up of subcultures including hip-hop, skateboarding and surfing. The popularity of the urban market has grown recently with obscure labels becoming more mainstream and newer brands launching. Here are a few designers on the rise who are getting set to present their collections during London Fashion Week Men’s.
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Samuel Ross named his label A-Cold-Wall as a nod to Britain’s melting pot culture. “The inspiration behind the name came from the familiarity of environments,” the designer said. “Multiple class systems interact, with the people overlapping and integrating.”
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Before delving into fashion, he worked on graphic and product design at Imperial Design GB and Story Worldwide and dabbled in homewares, commercial buildouts and advertising campaigns. He also worked as a street artist and

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South Korean Designers Set to Show in London

Four South Korean design talents are gearing up to present their fall-winter collections at men’s fashion week in London. The Korea Creative Content Agency, a government-sponsored organization, is staging the showcase, which runs Friday to Monday at 180 Strand.
The presentation will feature apparel brands Me.Yoomi, Sewing Boundaries and Dozoh as well as custom footwear label Redmeteor Design.
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ME.YOOMI
Designer: Chu Yoomi
Age: 40
Education: Master of Fashion Design at Dongduk University
Background: Worked as a designer at Korean multibrand retailer Ecru, men’s brand Wozzeck and Hello Kitty
Sales points: Sells at a selection of stores in France, Israel, China and Korea
Retail price points: $ 308 to $ 1,666
Inspiration for fall: “My inspiration was images from the past that make our image for the future. A balance of restraint and freedom, the collection is a mix of urban lifestyle, comfortable, casual yet business-ready with chic minimal lines.”
Design philosophy: “My design attitude is that chic and comfortable should coexist.”
 
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Age: 33
Education: Studied fashion design at Daegu Keimyung College University
Background: Worked for Korean brands Gil Homme, DbyD and D.Gnak
Sales points: Multibrand stores in South Korea
Retail price points: $ 140 to $ 600
Inspiration for fall: “I am a dreamer.”
Design philosophy: “Sewing Boundaries literally means to connect differences and encapsulates our philosophy

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Butter London is embracing creative kids.
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Even before the winner is chosen, the brand will be spotlighted in a specific challenge and will more generally be integrated into each of the show’s 10 episodes, during which teen fashion designer contestants will work with makeup artist Scott Patric on runway beauty. “Butter London’s bright, vivid lipsticks make the ‘Project Runway: Junior’ designs come alive,” said Patric.
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Fast Facts From Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris

Flight Tracker:
New York to London, 3,459 miles; 6.5 hours
London to Milan, 597 miles; 1 hour 45 minutes
Milan to Paris, 400 miles; 90 minutes
Paris to New York, 3,625 miles; 8.5 hours
 
NEW YORK
New York Fashion Week generates almost $ 900 million for the greater metropolitan area — more than the U.S. Open, the New York City Marathon or the 2014 Super Bowl.
100 total shows on IMG footprint
3 weeks: The time it takes to build out NYFW show venues, with numerous crews working around the clock.
The city’s semiannual fashion weeks draw approximately 232,000 attendees to more than 500 shows, creating a total economic impact of $ 887 million.
New York City’s fashion industry employs more than 184,000, accounting for 5.4 percent of the city’s workforce; pays $ 11.6 billion in wages, and generates $ 1.4 billion in tax revenue annually.
308: Number of events including runway, presentations, appointments and parties on the inclusive women’s Fashion Calendar.
 
MILAN
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90 Percent: Hotel occupancy rate during fashion week in Milan; 95 percent between Sept. 8 and 10.
15 million euros ($ 16 million): Revenue generated for hotels in Milan and surrounding provinces during fashion week.
37 events.
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Carolina Herrera to Start Selling Bridal in London at Moda Operandi

For the first time, Carolina Herrera will be selling her wedding gowns in the U.K. through a new partnership with Moda Operandi.
From Nov. 25 to 28, a Carolina Herrera Bridal trunk show will be held at Moda Operandi’s London store in Belgravia. Shoppers will be the first to pre-order gowns from the fall 2016 collection. The alliance is in step with the American designer company’s focus on expanded global distribution. The three-day event will mark the first time Moda Operandi has gotten into bridal in such a major way.
Brides-to-be will find fluid silhouettes with embellished intricate lace scallop necklines and a bodice that appears to have a panted motif due to crystals and hand-placed lace on organza. Other styles feature chantilly and guipure lace appliqués on tulle, and sheer layers and pleats. For fall, there is also a palette of blush tones and nudes.
Since she launched her bridal collection in 1987, Herrera has dressed a range of well-known brides including, recently, model Hilary Rhoda, who wed former New York Ranger Sean Avery last month. Olivia Palermo wore a Carolina Herrera ensemble for her wedding last year. Many fans of the designer know her wedding gowns from Kristin Stewart’s “Bella Swan”

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Tom Ford to Stage Show During London Collections: Men

FORD FORGES AHEAD: Tom Ford will unveil his fall 2016 men’s collection at London Collections: Men in January for the first time in a show format.
Ford, who usually holds appointments in his studio for press and buyers to view his men’s collections, has a provisional slot on the calendar for Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m., and the British Fashion Council is set to confirm the final schedule on Dec. 7.
According to a Ford spokeswoman, a decision on how the collection will be presented has not been made at this time.
Ford, who did not stage a runway show or presentation for his women’s spring 2016 collection, took it to the small screen last month with a  video shot by Nick Knight that featured Lady Gaga.
Ford is working on his second film, “Nocturnal Animals,” an adaptation of the 1993 novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is due for release next year.

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Frieze London Sees Strong Sales, So Far, in an Uneasy Economic Climate

ARTFUL DODGING: Frieze Art, the London contemporary art fair, wrapped up Saturday with sold-out stands and no hint — yet — of cash-strapped collectors or repercussions from the economic slowdown in China. In the third quarter, the country notched its slowest growth in six years.
“A lot of our galleries are experiencing their best Frieze ever,” said Abby Bangster, the artistic director for Frieze Americas and Asia. “I’ve spoken to the galleries that are based in China and are here, and they have completely sold out. It’s not just Chinese buying Chinese, they have big London and American buyers. We also have a good number of Chinese collectors. We so far have not been impacted, but it is certainly something that we’re watching.”
The 13th edition of the four-day fair, held at Regent’s Park in London, saw 164 galleries from 27 countries take part. Galleries showcased works by artists including Camille Henrot; Mary Weatherford; Gabriel Orozco; Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Jimmie Durham.
While Frieze did not disclose the total amount of sales at the fair, it did release some figures from individual galleries. White Cube sold a painting by Damien Hirst for 750,000 pounds, or $ 1.16 million, while a work by Gabriel Orozco sold for $ 900,000 at Kurimanzutto. An oil painting by Chris Ofili

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INDIXIA Launches in New York, Hong Kong and London to Follow

ALL IN FOR INDIA: The first New York installment of INDIXIA has launched to help underprivileged children in India who are interested in getting a higher education in fashion, design or cinema.

Pooling international supporters who specialize in fine art, design, fashion. cinema and philanthropy, INDIXIA supports Arts For India, the charity was started by Satish Modi in the U.K. in 2010. The agency receives educational support by the University of the Arts London and the Prince’s Drawing School, London. Through Arts for India’s four-year scholarship program, a donor sponsors one needy student artist at the International Institute of Fine Arts. Each year 100 underprivileged students benefit from the program.

Aiming to help as many impoverished Indian students as possible, Modi said, “By giving them the opportunity to study, they, especially women, can escape arranged marriages. With education, they are then able to make informed choices in their lives and have a much better chance and brighter future.”

As part of the first edition of INDIXIA in New York, Nicole Miller and Columbia University Professor and Tibet House U.S. president Robert Thurman will be honored Wednesday at Bonhams. They will be joined by what is expected to be a strong showing by the

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Charlotte Dellal Hosts ‘Wild’ Dinner in London

LONDON – “I wanted everything to be leopard, even the guests, which is why we had a strict ‘leopard’ dress code,” said Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal at the dinner she hosted to preview her spring-summer 2016 collection. However, not everyone observed the mandate: Dellal’s brother, Alexander, was shamefully leopard-free. But the shoe designer soon solved that: “I cut a corner from a table cloth to make him a pocket square.”
“It’s like being in the most glamorous safari tent in the world,” summed up furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana. The walls and ceiling of the private room at Daphne’s restaurant in South Kensington had been festooned with custom-printed fabric in the Charlotte Olympia signature leopard spots, which matched the tablecloths and seat cushions.
After dinner, bingo cards printed with shoes and bags from the new collection were handed out with gold bingo markers, and presenter George Lamb ran a semi-legit bingo game, with three big toy leopards as the prizes. Derek Blasberg won the first round of the game but donated his trophy to Arizona Muse.
“That’s probably the nicest thing Derek’s ever done,” said the London-based model. “I’m going to pop it in my son’s bedroom tonight so he wakes

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Louis Vuitton Christens ‘Series 3’ Expo in London

LONDON — The modern fashion show is entertaining and glamorous, but over in roughly 12 minutes flat.
Louis Vuitton’s “Series 3” exhibition that opens to the public at 180 Strand here on Monday is designed to decrypt the spectacle, and exalt all the craft and creativity that goes into it.
“Fashion is a circus. There’s very little discussion about the content. But you have to go into the before, the during and the after. And if you do it in an appropriate way, it’s unforgettable,” Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, said during a walkthrough of the sprawling, high-tech showcase. “We’re experimenting with how to make you feel the show more intensely than being at the show.”
The show in question is Nicolas Ghesquière’s fall collection, paraded in a series of geodesic domes erected at the foot of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris in March. A skeletal example of one dome lords over the ceiling of the darkened room that opens the exhibition, cuing the midcentury period that the French designer frequently mines. Visitors then traverse a futuristic tunnel that plunges them into the exhibition.
Even fashion professionals could easily miss key details from the front row, including

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Minnie Mouse Style Exhibition Lands in London

MOUSE IN THE HOUSE: Challenging the notion that the fashion world takes itself too seriously is the “Minnie: Style Icon” exhibition at Blacks Members Club. Walt Disney’s Minnie Mouse was a fashionista from the outset after all: SHE made her debut alongside Mickey in a 1928 animation based on the Twenties flapper as portrayed by actress Colleen Moore, and her signature polka dot skirt was inspired by Coco Chanel’s Easy Jersey collection.
The show, a partnership between Disney and the British Fashion Council, explores the character of the world’s most stylish mouse and her influence on fashion and pop culture via archive imagery, sketches, celebrity portraits and fashion spreads. It also showcases exclusive photography by model Georgia May Jagger.
Highlights include Herb Ritts’ 1987 shot of Madonna sporting a pair of mouse ears in her Tokyo hotel room; a similarly accessorized Chanel Iman on the back of an elephant for Vogue Germany; and pictures from earlier this year of British fashion designer Ashley William’s Minnie Style collection for Dazed magazine starring Georgia May Jagger – not to mention Jagger’s own snaps of Minnie in a domestic setting. “I’m really excited to be including my own photographic work, interpreting Minnie’s style and making

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London Designer Katie Eary Teams With KFC on Capsule Collection

PLAYING CHICKEN: KFC has recruited edgy London men’s wear designer Katie Eary in its mission to demonstrate how much can be done in a lunch hour.
As part of the fast food brand’s #PackMoreIntoLunch campaign, KFC challenged Eary to create a capsule women’s wear collection for spring 2016 in 60 minutes.
On the day of the challenge, 25 machinists sewed like crazy to create 13 looks, worn by 10 models in a catwalk show at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
The collection, like the playful and irreverent men’s wear Eary is known for, was brightly colored, with a palette rooted in fluorescent orange and green.
Butterflies were the print motif, superimposed over hypersized KFC chickens — it shouldn’t have worked but it did. Floaty silk chiffon minidresses and cropped tops came with a lovely ostrich feather trim in neon green.
A red bias-cut slipdress that reached just above the ankles managed to be sexy and sophisticated, while the twist-front swimsuits had definite commercial appeal.
Of course, some preparations had been made. The collection had been finalized two weeks before: All the patterns had been made, and almost everything had been pre-cut for the 60-minute sew-a-thon.
There was a rawness to some looks that probably wasn’t intentional,

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Annette Worsley-Taylor, Former Creative Director of London Fashion Week, Dies at 71

LONDON — Annette Worsley-Taylor, a former creative director of London Fashion Week who helped reignite global interest in British fashion, died this week at the age of 71. The cause of her death was lung cancer, a British Fashion Council spokesman said.
Worsley-Taylor was a driving force in establishing London Fashion Week. After launching the New Wave exhibition at London’s Ritz Hotel in 1974, in order to introduce young British designers to the international market, she went on to found London Designer Collections in 1975. After establishing the collections, the executive went on to win funding from the British government’s Department of Trade and Industry, to support a newly formed British Fashion Council. After that, Worsley-Taylor established the London Designer Show in 1990, which the BFC called a “prototype” for London Fashion Week in its current form.
A combination of the seemingly scatty yet surprisingly steely, the tireless Worsley-Taylor was an integral part of the renaissance of London fashion in the early Eighties when the likes of BodyMap, Katharine Hamnett, Betty Jackson and, later, Rifat Özbek and John Galliano put the British capital back on the global fashion map as their shows became must-sees for international retailers. She remained a champion of

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