Kate Thornton’s a firm believer in ‘friends are the family you choose’ and her female friends are the heartbeat of her hit podcast, White Wine Question Time. Kate has now extended the sentiment to her first jewellery collection. KT x Bibi is a true collaboration between Kate and established jewellery brand, Bibi Bijoux, headed up by Maxine Becker. A departure in style, this collection of mix and match, easy to wear pieces celebrates and advocates female empowerment and friendship with a range Kate has designed to be ideal for self-purchase and also for gifting. The first collection launches at qvcuk.com on October 3rd and consists of seven bracelets; five necklaces; three stud earring styles; three hoop earring styles with detachable crystal charms; three drop earring designs and a set of stretch stack charm rings. Prices start at £29.99 for some of the earrings and increases to £65.00 for the three-chain necklace.
After the hectic weeks first at New York and then London, the italian city is finally getting it’s place in fashion, with seven days of total immersion in colors, fabrics and new trends.
This year’s news
Milan, as always, is hosting the most famous brands, such as Gucci, Fendi, Max Mara, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta, but with a more inclusive spirit. For example Gucci and Prada are going to share the same opening and closing slots! Meanwhile Fendi is presenting it’s first womenswear collection without the legend Karl Lagerfeld. On the other side, catwalks are not gonna see the brand of Roberto Cavalli. Read more
What’s Hot and What’s not
The most stylish week of the year is almost here, and the trends floating in this cold September air are more colourful than ever, remembering all of you that the fun, adventure and the carefreeness of the summer can follow you throughout the whole year. Speaking of which, we’ll see the London runways ruled by the colour of red, or as we say “red is the new black”! One of the biggest news this season, is the possibility for the public to access Fashion Shows by buying a ticket. Exactly, you read that right: you don’t have to be a social media influencer or a rapper to have a peek at your favourite stylist’s new collection! So now, the fashion world is not that exclusive and inaccessible dream that you’ll hardly get into. Fashion Shows open to the public:
The home of Stila Cosmetics in the UK. For over 20 years, Stila has been inspiring fashion week make-up and creating artistry-proven products that perform as promised, lasting from morning to moonlight, and that take a woman anywhere she dreams to go. New Beauty Espionage Collection:
1. Magnum XXX™ Mascara Mega-volume!
This mega-volume-building mascara is the optimized combination of formula and brush. Surprisingly lightweight, the creamy, non-clumping formula contains Curl Flex, a unique styling resin with exceptional curl retention and lash hold. It leaves lashes shiny and thick, full-bodied, yet flexible. It also contains 1% Diamond Powder for dramatic black color intensity and lash conditioning. The fibers of the super-size, blossom-shaped brush are carved in a statuesque, curved silhouette that channels just the right amount of formula for a lush, rich coat every time you apply.
LONDON EDGE 20 YEARS OF FASHION EVENT EXPERIENCE
Started in 1999 in response to an urgent call from the fashion industry to provide an inclusive & respectful platform for the lifestyle & alternative markets. Rooted firmly in an exceptional customer service ethos, the London Edge team support, guide & advise our exhibiting & retail partners at a level that’s second to none. As we begin our 3rd decade we look forward with excitement to the future for this cornerstone of global lifestyle fashion. Whilst we continue to adjust to reflect new trends & allow for changes in business styles & methods, we’ll always & steadfastly nurture, protect, respect & support those creative small & medium businesses sitting on the edges of our industry.
There’s a lot to be proud of and we are. In 20 years we’ve provided a platform for 2000 small & medium sized fashion companies who’ve been introduced to 20,000+ retail businesses from all over the world. Many, many of these businesses are now powerful leaders within our marketplace.
INTERNATIONAL AT IT’S CORE
Join the first of the four global fashion weeks to invite the public into its world. Go behind-the-scenes of the London Fashion Week Hub to discover an immersive innovative experience which includes Designer Catwalks; Creative Installations; the discoveryLAB: an experiential space where fashion meets art, technology and music and a #PositiveFashion Designer Exhibition where the creative work of progressive designers explores the most compelling stories around sustainability, community and ethics. A celebration of fashion, community, diversity and creativity in the heart of the most vibrant city in the world.
Luxury fragrance house The Merchant of Venice is launching an all-new scent to form part of its Murano Exclusive Collection line, Imperial Emerald. Created by perfumer Jordi Fernandez, Imperial Emerald layers Iris, Egyptian Jasmine and Lily of the Valley over a subtle base of White Musk. The scent typifies the Murano Exclusive line, with its Venetian style and use of precious raw materials. Created by perfumer Jordi Fernandez, Imperial Emerald layers Iris, Egyptian Jasmine and Lily of the Valley over a subtle base of White Musk.
The ALDO Group is a world leading creator and operator of desirable footwear and accessory brands. With 2300 points of sale in 98 countries around the world, the company operates under two signature brands, ALDO and Call It Spring, and one multi-brand retail concept, GLOBO. Collections are designed in Montreal, with supporting studios in Italy, London, and China, and a sourcing and manufacturing network that spans Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1972 by Aldo Bensadoun, The ALDO Group leads all operations from its head office in Montreal, and continues to act with its founder’s values of love, respect and integrity. More than 20,000 people work for The ALDO Group.
Really powerful new generation of UK talent had helped London Fashion Week become more exciting than its New York, Milan and Paris counterparts. Last weekend the capital came alive with dapper gentleman and stylish ladies for London Fashion Week Men’s spring/summer 2020.
The appointment of David Beckham as an ambassadorial president of the British Fashion Council (BFC) this year has further boosted London fashion week men’s. The former footballer, who will present a catwalk show for his brand, Kent & Curwen, on Sunday, told the Guardian: “More than ever, we have a real responsibility to engage and promote young and emerging creative talent. On the catwalks, exciting British menswear designers like Art School, BethanyBethany Williams, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Liam Hodges gave us a sneak peek at the trends that will dominate menswear next season. Read more
Come rain or shine – one of the best things about British Summer is the prestigious events that come with it.
From gracing Centre Court at The Championships, Wimbledon and feeling regal at Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day, to soaking up the atmosphere at the world’s best-known Regatta, Henley, these iconic occasions call for setting hair trends, as you mingle with the crème de la crème of society. All eyes will be on you, so how will you stand out in this super glam crowd?