Halston has entrusted its artistic direction to Marios Schwab. The graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, owner of his own label since 2005, will head up the the design team, working on items from designer shoes to a line of handbags.
In Notting Hill, in the windows of 186 Westbourne Grove, a man-sized Eiffel Tower takes pride of place sporting the Union Jack. The reason? To remind people that under an anglicised name hides one of the most Parisian brands in ready-to-wear clothing.
A new player has stepped into the beachwear game: MK. The men’s swimwear brand has come from the brains of the MacKeene brothers after the Franco-Scottish pair weren’t able to find swim shorts that “combined elegance, style, comfort and speedy drying” on their travels.
They dress ladies, highlight their shape and curves and bring Amazonian femininity to cities which like “to be beautiful”. Who? The new brand from top of the range designer Catherine Dupire-Clément, ‘Back to Noise’.
For those who dismiss Miss Universe contests as parades of vacuous beauties in bikinis gushing about world peace, Japan has an alternative. The Miss Universe Japan pageant is creating a new daredevil beauty queen through a punishing boot camp that would make many men cry.
In Cannes, the competition is not only played out on-screen, but also on the red carpet: actresses from all over the world enter into a rivalry of elegance and glamour for fashion houses who fight for their favour.
What's the greenest company you can think of, from a design standpoint? Odds are, Time Magazine's list of the Green Design 100 has it covered. The list looks at innovative new companies, well established firms going green, and everything in between.
After Alexander McQueen it’s now the turn of designer Anna Sui to participate in Target’s Designer Collaboration and, subsequently, to come up with a collection inspired by the four main characters of the series ‘Gossip Girl’ for the low price American chain.
Beauty product maker Aveda, a company with a long history of environmental concern, has earned Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certification for seven products and also earned an endorsement naming it a C2C Company.