Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large
This week's news begins with some of our favourite editorial images released in the past few days...
Italian Vogue Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani has been shot by Terry Richardson and styled by Katie Grand for the cover on Industrie, the magazine which charts the lives of fashion's insiders.
|Editor becomes model|
|Image from telegraph.co.uk|
|Images from fashiongonerogue.com|
When you work in the fashion industry, it soon becomes clear how many unspoken heroes there are behind the scenes; beautiful clothes cannot be created by one person alone although it is often easy to slip into that way of thinking when designers are superstars. Francois Lesage was one of those behind the scenes people. His death this week came after a long illness. However, Monsieur Lesage should be remembered for his fine mastery of haute couture embroidery. He leant his expertise to the creation of couture at the most esteemed Parisian houses including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel and Givenchy. In 2002, Chanel bought Maison Lesage in order to guarantee the survival of its unique contribution. French Cultural Minister Frédéric Mitterand told WWD this week: “He was one of those people who make you aware of the slim border between art and craft. He was also known for his generous spirit and waggish humour.”
|RIP Francois Lesage.|
|Work by Maison Lesage- Yves Saint Laurent 1988|
Although editors frequently sing the praises of the label designed by Consuelo Castiglioni, it does not have the fame and brand power of Versace. Lots of people were pointing out on Twitter when the news broke on Monday that Marni would probably be confused with Armani by those who didn't know better! The collection which as with Versace majors on print, launches on March 8th. We expect rather a different queue to those Versace ones the other week.
|Marni's designer Consuelo Castiglioni and H&M's Margareta van den Bosch|
style a model wearing a dress from the collection
(image from vogue.co.uk)
|It's no fun being extinct, says Vivienne Westwood|
|'Eddy' with Stella and Emma Bunton who both star in |
the new episodes (image from dailymail.co.uk)
Next week, Thirty Seven Feet , a new designer shoe hire concept, will be launching with a pop-up shoe emporium at the Old Truman Brewery to raise funds for charities such Small Steps and Muscular Dystrophy. There will be a launch event on Thursday evening which you can get tickets for by visiting the site. There are loads of exciting items up for grabs including pieces previously owned by celebrities and donated by top brands like Mulberry and Lanvin. We here at FEAL encourage you to pop along to make some purchases, all in the name of charity.
SHOPPING ROUND-UP...December is traditionally the time for many things, one of them is FASHION SAMPLE SALES. The FashEd tells me that they are not always great but if you get there early and with sharpened elbows you may get what you want. Here are a few we recommend.
On 8th December, creator of utterly divine shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood, will be holding a sample sale. Prices start at £25 (!) and doors are open from 10am. Be sure to get down to The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane to get your hands on some beauties.
|Nicholas Kirkwood SS12- sadly these won't be at the sample sale but |
items of similar fabulousness will be available
Barberini Fashions will be having a sample sale on 9th December (12pm-8pm) and 10th
December (10pm-6pm) at Unit 7, Suna House, 65 Rivington Street. Some of the brands
there include Pam Hogg, Ashley Isham and Magenta 8.
|Erdem SS11 (image from catwalking.com)|
LFW darling no.2 Christopher Kane is getting in on the action too with a sale on 8th December from 1pm to 9pm at Mercer Street Studios, 16 Mercer Street, WC2H 9QE. Bring it on!
To see a full list may we direct you over to Susie Bubble's sample sale calendar.