Centre of Excellence in Textiles opens in Hawick

The Centre of Excellence in Textiles in Hawick, which has been developed to help address business critical skills issues in the textiles and knitwear sector in the Scottish Borders, has opened and welcomed its first trainees. The project follows an award of 610,000 pounds from the Scottish Government via the South of Scotland Economic Partnership…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Anthropologie launches plus-size category

Anthropologie is launching its first plus-size collection, A Plus by Anthropologie, featuring over 120 styles and extended sizes including 16 W – 26 W. Prices range from 48 US dollars (36 pounds) to 260 US dollars (196 pounds), with items available from today at anthropologie.com and select stores. “This is an exciting starting point for…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

International Fashion Showcase 2019 names winners

The International Fashion Showcase taking place at Somerset House alongside London Fashion Week has named Thebe Magugu from South Africa as this year’s winner. The biennial fashion presentation, a partnership between the British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion, UAL and Somerset House, nurtures and presents work from the best up-and-coming fashion talent…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

LFW: Shrimps make catwalk debut for AW19

Shrimps, the contemporary fashion label from London-based designer, Hannah Weiland launch in 2013 and instantly became a hit with fashion editors, influencers and buyers for its fun, colourful faux-fur designs and the now cult beaded Antonia bag. For autumn/winter 2019, Shrimps stepped away from their usual presentation format to showcase its growing ready-to-wear line on…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

MFW: Bottega Veneta ushers in a new era

Describing a designer’s first runway collection as ‘a formidable debut’ could by some readers be perceived as unenthusiastic on the part of the editor, but sometimes it is exactly that. Daniel Lee’s runway debut at Bottega Veneta ticked many of the right boxes, at what was a much-anticipated MFW event since his appointment as creative…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Barbie at 60, a billion dollar brand

She comes petite, curvy, tall, blond, black, latina or even in its “original” version. A variety of guises, with the exception that they are all fashionable. We are talking, of course about Barbie, who turns 60 this year. While she hasn’t aged a day, she has morphed through several iterations, survived scandals and criticism, and…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0