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London Fashion Week
Jonathan Saunders, Spring Summer 2012

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is presented to Jonathan Saunders.

Margaret Howell SS12

Running from 15th – 17th June, London will kick start the Menswear calendar with a showcase of British brands and businesses embedded in a cultural program.

Mary Katrantzou at London Fashion Week Spring 2012.

BFC announced that three womenswear designers Henry Holland, Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzouand one menswear designer James Long, will receive Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons to show in London.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 Menswear RTW 1

Burberry Prorsum makes trenches. Yes, we got it, and Christopher Bailey knows we got it too. Here he continues to tout his refocus on the house parka, and more expressively still, on the bomber.

McQ Pre Fall 2012 Look 1

For McQ’s Pre-fall 2012, Burton used the 1967 film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ as a reference, the collection served serious English gentry and Victorian vibes with sharp suits and separates, elaborate ruffled blouses, and exaggerated turn-of-the-century collars on knits and shirt dresses.

Jonathan Saunders Spring Summer 2012

The British Fashion Council announces the shortlist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2012.

Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week Spring 2012

15 womenswear and 8 menswear emerging fashion design talents have been awarded NEWGEN & NEWGEN MEN sponsorship for autumn/winter 2012.

Burberry Prorsum Pre Fall 2012-37

Pre-fall 2012 for Burberry Prorsum was almost too cute for words, but Bailey kept things interesting, creating a nice juxtaposition between the cutesy Tootsie pop owl-screened pullovers and the course militaristic tailoring that’s become the house’s trademark.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is no stranger to athletic wear or a little blood, sweat, and tears for that matter. Next year will probably be her busiest year yet.

Sarah Burton, British Fashion Awards 2011

The night’s most prestigious award went to none other than Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton.

Kyle Lagerfeld

Uncle Karl’s already saturated resume needs space for yet one more job description: Newspaper Editor.

Erdem London Fashion Week

The New Establishment Award is a brand new category for tonight’s British Fashion Awards. As industry experts cast their votes for the winners of this year’s awards, they created a new category to seek and recognize a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm.


McQ announces the opening of the McQ flagship store in Spring 2012 and a debut show at London Fashion Week.

Michael Ashton

New Zealand born Make Up/Hair Artist Michael Ashton is certainly leaving his mark on the international fashion, beauty and celebrity circuits. Ashton, now residing in London, has traveled his way around the globe working on almost every high-end Fashion Week show imaginable.

Arizona Muse, Stella McCartney SS2012 Runway
Tom Ford SS2012 Collection Preview 7

The collection was not without its interspersed winners – the raffia work was astonishing, particularly in those long sheered skirts banded in leather – the collection’s best offerings for sure, but the overall feeling felt borrowed, displaced.

Malgorzata Dudek SS 12 Look Book 8

This striking and quirky collection of images make up the Spring / Summer 2012 look book for up and coming designer Malgorzata Dudek which debuted at London Fashion Week.

Andrej Pejic Seventh Man Magazine 4

The 4th issue of Seventh Man Magazine features a clean new re-design reflecting the issue’s theme of modern masculinity.

Backstage at Charle Le Mindu

As Paris sweeps away the remnants of another successful Fashion Week, we take a look back at some key trends from the last month. We have seen extreme to classic, opulent to understated, each city delivering some of it’s own particular flavor to the international fashion scene.

From L to R Carlos, Charlie, Anya Barker, Darren Hau, Daniel Haim, Leonie Manners, Rosie Elis, Katherine Gould, Dean Hau

Without spilling too much information about what we’re doing, both Elliott Morgan and I have collaborated on an upcoming project to produce content for

Charlotte Free by Terry Richardson 3

Charlotte Free is ‘that’ model that rocked every runway throughout Fashion Week in style.

Jil Sander Spring 2012 RTW 1

Raf Simons has a real talent for answering equally to both men and women’s sartorial dreams. The themes and motifs he explores in his eponymous line and for the treasured house of Jil Sander tend to catch on with other designers like wildfire.

Mary Katrantzou Summer 2012 RTW 1

After two consecutive seasons chockfull of her now signature trompe l’oeil dresses, not to mention two seasons of radical praise from the entire fashion world, Mary Katrantzou approached this third season in the spotlight with an understood concern.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 RTW 1

The heavy handcraft touch was expected, given the sensational menswear showing three months prior. All of the same experiments with geometric wood carving appliques, the weaving and braiding, the heavy beading was all here, and played just as strongly in the womenswear.

Christopher Kane Spring 2012 RTW 1

Were I Christopher Kane, I’d be terrified to follow up the ingenious collection he showed for Fall/Winter 2011 back in February. His liquid pouched dresses and handbags are the stuff collectors’ dreams are made of and they signaled a true forward-thinking stance that not many would dare to muster in a scenario as grandiose as London Fashion Week.