Latest fashion news London
From big announcements to upcoming exhibitions, we round up all the latest fashion news Londoners need
Kim Jones, the artistic director of Dior Homme, will receive the Inaugural Trailblazer Accolade at the BFC's Fashion Awards, hosted in the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night. The award recognises those pioneering in creativity and innovation, in line with Jones' spirit of adventure within both life and design.
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Having just collaborated with Habitat on a collection that was as good as sold out for the entirety of its stock-life, it has just been announced that a second Shrimps x Converse collection will drop online on 13 December.
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Following 2018's championing of Ultra Violet, Pantone has announced that Living Coral is to be the colour of 2019.
The hue is described as: "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge."
Expect to see it splashed all over your Instagram feeds come January and beyond.
In June, Victoria Beckham went from Spice Girl to discerning curator of Europe's most-loved artworks by curating an exhibition of Old Masters in her Dover Street Market store.
Now, she's continuing in her quest for art historical knowledge by staging a second in-store showcase, this time with the works of four works of trailblazing female artists – Angelika Kauffmann, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Fede Galizia and Marie-Victoire Lemoine – from Sotheby’s Masters Week.
Burberry announced its collaboration with Vivienne Westwood for a limited-edition collection of re-imagined British heritage pieces back in July of this year.
Today, the collection and campaign has dropped, and it's just as deliciously punk as we expected. At the heart of the collection is a t-shirt dedicated to halting climate change and deforestation, with a hand-stitched message from Vivienne Westwood. Otherwise, there's long socks, berets, mini skirts and a whole lot of attitude.
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As Chanel's pre-fall 2019 Métiers d’Art show approaches – to be held in New York's MoMA museum – the fashion house has announced that it will 'no longer use exotic skins in future creations'.
Such exotic skins include crocodile, lizard, snake, stingray and fur, of which it is becoming increasingly difficult to source in a way that satisfies Chanel's quality and ethical standards. 'There is a problem of supply and that was not Chanel’s business anyway,' Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion and president of Chanel SAS, commented.
'We did it because it’s in the air, but it’s not an air people imposed to us. It’s a free choice.'
Stella McCartney is set to spearhead a new UN charter going up against the environmental and climatic degradation caused by the fashion industry.
The designer and activist, along with a number of other signatories which have yet to be announced, will focus on environmental threats caused by the industry and introduce eco-friendly business plans.
Mere months after Meghan Markle wore a Givenchy gown to become the Duchess of Sussex, the label's first London flagship has opened at 165 New Bond Street.
The move, as well as timely, makes some sense, as Givenchy's creative director Claire Waight Kelly s Birmingham-born and wants to bring the couture savoir-faire to England.
Chanel's Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture show is now being given a closer look courtesy of Netflix, as a docuseries entitled 7 Days Out kicks off with an exploration of all the secrets that led up to Chanel's Spring show – tweed, chiffon, florals and all.
Set to air on 21 December
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In February 2019, the V&A will open its doors to the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior. It will be of a scale to rival the likes of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which swept us off our feet in in 2015.
Spanning from 1947 to present day, the exhibition will trace the history of Dior himself – one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers – and the six artistic directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house.
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Balmain has a bold new logo for the first time in over seventy years, in order to best meet the challenges and opportunities of today.
Olivier Rousteing released a statement reading 'Having been the creative director of this house for eight years, I’m not about to tear down traditions or break rules simply for the sake of breaking them, but times do change. Balmain is now a fast-growing brand relying on new media to communicate to a global audience.'
Scandi label Acne Studios is dipping its toe into the realm of interiors with a debut homeware collection.
Expect a range of blankets, coffee cups and pillows that'll up the ante when it comes to your feng shui. The range will be shoppable online from 6 December.
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