The shortlist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2018, which aims to support the growth of a UK-based fashion brand, has been announced, with Marques’ Almeida and Molly Goddard among the candidates.
Designer Holly Fulton has been appointed head of fashion at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts and will run its Fashion BA Hons degree. while expanding her own label that she launched in 2009.
Selfridges had unveiled the second phase of its giant accessories hall makeover saying it takes it “one step closer to opening the largest luxury accessories hall in the world”. It has also added a quirky Corner Shop.
Kinvara Balfour, the editor, It-Gal and consultant of cool, has launched an online series called The Visionaries, an all-inclusive project for the Instagram generation of insightful interviews with many fashion greats.
Besides creating a state-of-the-art fashion season, Dubai is also home to a dynamic new fashion e-commerce business - and one with a very novel twist. Named The Modist, it’s the dream of entrepreneur Ghizlan Guenez.
It was all about elegant modesty at the Fashion Forward Dubai, where shows by local designers provided insight into local modes, mores and moods. Albeit leavened with international creators at FFWD, which ended Sunday.
The biggest problem when founding and driving a fashion house is managing people, and the smartest solution is listening to everyone’s opinion, including the intern, according to digital printing queen Mary Katrantzou.