Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist Exhibit
On 10th October – 31st October Converse will be having a exhibition at the store on Carnaby St in London featuring appearances by leading Converse 1HUND(RED) contributors Ben Drury, David Rainbird and Precious McBane, the preview will allow guests to view the collections and meet the artists behind the designs. An impressive roster of talent from acclaimed artists in the worlds of music, art and fashion, other 1HUND(RED) Artists contributors work on display will also include new designs from Basso and Brooke, Gary Hume, Umbereen Quereshi, and Camilla Engman.
Additionally, Converse offers the capability to give the public a chance to express their originality with MAKE MINE RED www.converseone.com.
This is certainly not an opertunity to be missed. for more information about the collection or exhibition please click the link above.
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Cult of Denim is an artistic collaboration with contemporary British artist Stuart Semple and select denim brands at The Selfridges Store, Oxford street, London.
This Fashion Forward project coinciding with Frieze Art Fair celebrates the versatility of denim in fashion and art.
Leading denim brands including Levis, Diesel, Evisu and 7 for All Mankind have opened their archives for the artist to translate their heritage into artworks painted on their own denim in place of canvas.
Exhibition runs 17 October – 15 November 2008
For more information contact the Selfridges website
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JOHN SMEDLEY directional patterning gives wonderful texture and boldness to this new season’s ultimate knits.
The beautiful ultra fine, hand knitted chunky cardigans, with motifs ranging from hounds tooth to argyle are a must this winter. The knit wear is full of character and impressively trendy whilst remaining unique and contemporary.
For more information contact the website
URBAN STREET STYLE goes one step further this season with a unique and quirky range of Tees from MHI, MHI pride themselves on not conforming to mainstream trends or styles by creating styles that are individually inspired.
For more information and to take a look at the Tee collections- browse the Urban Industry website.
Fused and Urban Outfitters are hosting a party at the Birmingham Store and you are invited.
On Thursday 9th October from 6-9pm you can shop till you drop with 10% discount instore for one night only.
The music comes courtesy of the Bigger Than Barry boys, the drinks courtesy of Coors Light, Barefoot wine and Vitamin Water and the art from a collection of Fused’s fabulous contributors.
The first 50 people through the door will get a goody bag so make sure you join us and feel free to invite your friends.
Don’t miss out.
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London Fashion week goes the extra mile this season – more like the extra 1193.6 miles. House of Fraser hosted the ‘Worlds longest catwalk’ relay from Lands End to John O’Groats, The relay taking over 382 hours walked as if on a catwalk by professional models, volunteers and House of Fraser staff through the rocky paths and English weather. The models walked in the latest trends and the highest heels to raise money for the London Fashion Week registered BFC Princess of Wales charitable Trust. They were hoping to raise a fantastic £20,000 and as the relay finished early this morning the exact about is still to be verified.
Last night was another great night; Kele De Roc and Alan Endfield were the hosts of a Fashion/Music event to help raise money and awareness for The British Lung Foundation. It was a ticket only event with all the profits going to the charity. We arrived at nine o’clock welcomed by Fashion TV and OK Magazine. The party was held at Studio Valbonne which was the perfect venue for such an event, the deco was fabulous. Spectacular chandeliers were cased in translucent cubes hung from the high ceilings and the Grand antique mirrors were exquisite against the Edwardian inspired gold wallpaper. The whole club was magnificent which mirrored the event. Beautiful clothes on beautiful people strolled down the catwalk followed by an auction of some of the items – of which the money went to charity. The Event was organised flawlessly and the staff and organisers were very friendly and attentive. The evening was definitely a hit as people came from round the world to help support The Lung Foundation. To top the night off- as we left the club there was a bike with a carriage attached ready to take us where ever we wanted to go. I love London.
Yesterdays show was amazing, Jacob Kimmie showed in the beautiful building of Canning House. The Theme was Debutante in which the building complimented the style of the collection perfectly. Fashion TV was there to film the show and backstage as well as interviewing Jacob himself. There were two show stopping dresses on display created by couture designer Kate Mead, she had made them purely by hand and ‘They both took roughly 8 months to make’ she told me. The dresses were astonishing -one of which was worn by supermodel Alex Weck and caused the audience to gasped with admiration, the other dress weighing just over four stone and was sadly too heavy for a model to walk in, so instead the dress was put on a dummy in the entrance of the House- which worked flawlessly whilst people arrived as they were amazing by the dress and it gave them a shy tasting of what to expect from the show.
All the pieces by Jacob Kimmie were beautiful; they had a elegant touch whilst creating a sophisticated but very sexy look. Through out the collection the ‘Jacob Kimmie’ black and white trademark -either pokka dot or stripped pattern was seen complimenting the clothing, The clash of the fabric patterns was fabulously done and created a extremely unique and contemporary look. The contrast of the vintage style with a 21st century touch was exquisite. Tara Palmer Tomkinson was especially impressed with the show and seemed very keen in investing in some of Jacobs pieces.
This has been Jacob Kimmie’s first independent Show and according to the feedback-it certainly won’t be his last.
As you all know this week is London Fashion Week. The one week that is solely dedicated to the wonderful world of fashion- held in the exciting centre of London. British fashion is celebrated.
Yesterday I traveled to the big city to see firsthand the fantastic venues and exquisite clothing on the catwalks. I was definitely very excited to see what will be the ‘must haves’ for spring/summer 09. Walking around the exhibition I was very impressed indeed, the colours and materials were fabulous- In fact the whole experience of London Fashion Week is fabulous. Looking around at the clothing it is as though I have walked into another world. The Fashion industry is like a fairy tale world – Vivienne Westwood is the Queen, Karl Largerfeld as the King, Henry Holland as a Prince and Stella McCartney as a Princess. Sounds like a pretty fabulous world doesn’t it?
After the Exhibition I ventured over to the Hospital Club where a catwalk event called ‘Make Your Mark in Fashion’ was being held. Designer names such as Junky Styling and Enamore acted as mentors to young students or graduates. They helped them create unique designs as well as successfully presenting their collections. Their work was fantastic, the designs and the tailoring were faultless. I partially liked the group –Mia as the collection practically made me gasp, (The Image left)it was beyond doubt unique and quirky- I loved it. I also loved what the show represented, how these companies have given their time to help these students was truly touching and certainly questions the stereotypical label that the Fashion Industry holds on its shoulders.
The fantastic British design label -Demi-Couture have opened a new flagship boutique in Marylebone.
They offer wearers a wide variety of ethical creative ways of staying stylish.
Spring/ Summer 09 collection captures a fresh and lucid, energetic sporting spirit with a relaxed femininity.
To describe the store itself – “The unique interior design is a fully disassemble-able shop interior that reflects the brand ethos of DePLOY demi-couture; ‘one outfit, numerous possibilities’.
For more information contact the website.