LFW: Leading vets warn designers showing fur

Ahead of London Fashion Week, which officially kicks off on February 15, leading vets and #FurFreeBritain campaigners at animal charity Humane Society International UK are warning that any designers who put real fur on the catwalk will breach the British Fashion Council’s ‘Positive Fashion’ guidelines, which includes animal welfare provisions. The guidelines include the ‘Five…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

In pictures: Nike On Air winners 2018

Last year, Nike invited locals from New York, London, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo to design Air Max sneakers inspired by their communities. Six designs (one from each city) were selected by the sportswear brand. After inviting the winners to visit the company’s headquarters to refine their creations alongside professional footwear designers, the company has unveiled…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Shoes and stripes: Brits present Ferragamo, Cavalli shows

British designers on Saturday presented fashion collections for two Italian houses at Milan fashion week, with one inspired by shoes as key items, and the other by tiger motifs. Paul Andrew presented Italian fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest collection, just days after being announced as the group’s creative director. And Paul Surridge, creative director at…

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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…

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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…

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