28 January 2012


This week, we saw a softer side to the fashion heavyweight that is LVMH. The parent company of French luxury house Celine announced that the A/W 12 runway show, due to be held on March 4th during Paris fashion week, has been cancelled, replaced instead with a low key presentation.

The reason? Creative director Phoebe Philo is seven months pregnant with her third child. As Marco Gobbetti told Women's Wear Daily, 'a runway show is a very demanding and personal engagement for a creative director', and while she will attend the presentation to promote her new collection, a full-on catwalk show would put too much of a strain on the designer.

With an asset like Philo, who has turned Celine into one of the most desired labels of the minute in just a few seasons, it is unsurprising that LVMH want to do everything they can to keep her happy and healthy. Her new minimalist aesthetic has captured the attention of fashion editors across the board, with Philo winning International Designer of the Year at the 2011 CFDA Awards.

19 January 2012


Four of fashion's most exciting young talents have today been announced as the recipients of Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons. Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and menswear designer James Long (the first menswear designer to receive this support) all win cash prizes to help with showing their collections in London, the creative capital of the world, and access to business support from the British Fashion Council.

Founded six years ago to provide funding for emerging British talent, Fashion Forward has previously been awarded to Christopher Kane, Erdem, Meadham Kirchoff and Peter Pilotto. These designers are now fully established in the fashion industry, and judging by their success, the future looks bright for Henry, Louise, Mary and James. 

These four designers have really begun to make their mark on the fashion world with their imagination, creativity and flair for colour and print. I can't wait for Fashion Week! Until then, look back at S/S '12


Henry Holland

James Long

Mary Katrantzou

Louise Gray

17 January 2012


How supercool are these Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 12 campaign photos? Alice Dellal and Erik Andersson are shot by Juergen Teller in relaxed yet sumptuous designs.