Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large
Rihanna in McQ on X-Factor (from fashionforlunch.com)
This has been a wonderful few days for London Fashion Week build-up after two of Britain's
greatest fashion exports, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, both announced that
they would be holding shows during February's London Fashion Week. The Alexander
McQueen house's younger line, McQ will be showing for the first time ever and has
chosen London for the occasion. McQ's first store will also be opening on Dover
Street next Spring. Meanwhile, Stella McCartney has held her catwalk show in Paris
for years now but she is bringing a special one-off presentation to the capital. Next
February's London event will be an evening affair to celebrate Stella's association
with the 2012 Olympics, for which she is designing kits for Team GB. Not to be
outdone by McQ, Stella also has plans for another store, this time in Brompton Cross.
Until then, we can satisfy our Stella love at Selfridges' 'World of Stella' pop-up in
January. Be sure to check out next week's Grazia for more McQ news from the FashEd.
|A stellar 2012 for Stella (image from newsonlineinternational.wordpress.com)|
|Someone's on the run with a hell of a lot of Vuitton (image from coachhandbagclub.com)|
A quite odd announcement from the Advertising Standards Authority this week; the images
of 14 year-old Hailee Steinfeld sitting beside a railway line for Miu Miu's SS11 campaign
have been banned. This is because they show a child in a hazardous situation. Obviously,
that's completely understandable grounds for banning an image. However, they have have
been all over the Internet and in magazines for months. This makes me think that the damage
is done by now, so why ban the images just as they are being replaced with those from the
Resort campaign anyway? I cannot help but think that is a clunky bit of bureaucracy
rather than a meaningful decision. Am I wrong?
|Look away children|
|Will Mr Louboutin be hearing from Her Majesty shortly we wonder? (image from dailymail.co.uk)|
Rumoured supermodel couple Arizona Muse and Freja Beha Erichsen are the stars
of Chloe's SS12 ad campaign. They were spotted at Chateau Marmont in LA, posing
in dresses from the collection and generally having a fab time. We have hair and tan envy.
|Summery fun for Arizona and Freja (Image from fashionologie.com)|
If you need help with your Christmas party attire then may we suggest you pop along to Harrods which is hosting a day of activities in their 'Way In' partywear department (on the 4th floor) on Saturday 3rd December. Fashion Illustrator David Longshaw will be there drawing customers in their new purchases. Henry Holland will also be transformed for one afternoon only into a shopfloor assistant, on hand to advise customers on the best looks. Actually, that all sounds like a bit of a party in itself, non?
|Karl Lagerfeld gets the David Longshaw treatment|
|Erin O'Connor with some of the bags which are up for grabs.|