Royals Gaze Skyward as RAF Marks 100 Years With Celebratory Flypast in London  

COME FLY WITH ME: Members of the royal family tilted their heads skyward on Tuesday afternoon as the Royal Air Force marked its centenary with a dramatic flypast across central London and over Buckingham Palace.
The largest formation of RAF Typhoons, a combat aircraft, spelled out 100 above Buckingham Palace. A total of 100 warplanes — including jets, helicopters and airplanes — one for each year — flew over the palace balcony.
The event, which made pedestrians all over central London stop in their tracks and stare at the display, took place 100 days after the actual anniversary of the RAF, which is on April 1.

From left: Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, as they watch a Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. 
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For her second appearance on the balcony, the Duchess of Sussex wore a black custom-made Dior dress, with nude heels and a black clutch also by Dior. She finished the look with a black fascinator by Stephen Jones.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is on maternity leave and who celebrated her third child Louis’ christening on Monday, appeared in

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London Designer Matty Bovan Unveils Purgatory-Themed Poster ’Zine

ART PROJECT: Emerging London talent Matty Bovan is falling deeper in love with newsprint with the launch of his second ’zine Need4Mead, in partnership with Jamie Allan Shaw, publisher of Enlarge Your Memories.
The limited edition, large-format magazine retails at 15 pounds at Donlon Books in Hackney, east London.
The title explores the idea of Purgatory and British folklore. “We had seen a lot of weird religious imagery and we decided to loosely base it on the idea of Purgatory and being in between Heaven and Hell,” Bovan said.
Images from photographer Dexter Lander are featured on one side and on the flip side are visuals shot by photographer Lucy Alex Mac. “This was the perfect dreamscape to bring everyone together as I wanted to work with Dexter Lander and [the Manchester-based artist] Rory Mullen and reunite with Lucy Alex Mac,” said Bovan of the collaboration.
Shot in York, Hartlepool and Manchester, images feature Bovan and friends inside the Cleveland College of Art and Design, with a church set in the background. Models are covered in face and body paint and are dressed in brown and white tunics. Their poses mimic those found in religious works of art.
Special masks created by Mullen and Bovan, such as one

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Manolo Blahnik Adds Heat to London With Men’s Store Opening

MANOLO MADNESS: The temperature was soaring inside London’s Burlington Arcade on Wednesday night, but the guests — not surprisingly — refused to go home. They were there to mark the opening of fashion footwear doyen Manolo Blahnik’s first men’s store, an Edwardian jewel of a space, and they were in a joyous mood.
Blahnik, who was looking cool in a sky-blue suit and artfully undone bow tie with stripes, played host to press, stylists, fellow luxury retailers and industry investors at the Mayfair arcade, which had been closed off for the night.
Evangeline Blahnik, the designer’s sister and an architect of the business, and her daughter Kristina Blahnik, the company’s chief executive officer, mingled in the arcade, which had been lined with flower carts showcasing the men’s shoes and a rainbow of colored paper lanterns ahead of the Pride in London parade on Saturday.
There were do-it-yourself ice cream sundae and cotton candy stalls, while guests drank Pimm’s, Britain’s fruity (but alcoholic) summer drink, and Champagne and dipped into icy buckets filled with oysters. At the entrance, dapper men passed out copies of The Blahnik Chronicles, a newspaper dedicated to the designer and his style.
Features included “The Gospel According to Manolo,” with rules to

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Uber Granted New London License by U.K. Court

A British court granted Uber a probationary license to operate in London, a victory for the ride-hailing company as it attempts to resolve allegations of corporate misbehavior before its planned initial public offering next year.
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Uber granted short-term licence to operate in London

The firm is on probation after the regulator previously said it was not a “fit and proper” operator.
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Uber wins short-term licence for London

Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year.
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Guess Farmers Market Headed to Paris, London, Tokyo and More

THE SEQUEL: Guess Inc.’s Guess Jeans U.S.A. revealed details of where its roving Farmers Market pop-up concept is set to go next.
The company in May launched the Farmers Market concept — a weekend-long force of exclusive streetwear drops and collaborations, skateboard demonstrations, food and live music — with Nicolai Marciano, who handles brand partnerships and specialty marketing for Guess, disclosing to WWD at the time the concept would indeed hit the road internationally, but didn’t reveal much beyond that.
Guess said Monday the concept would be a mix of pop-ups with exclusives also to be sold through some retailers this month and next. Exact dates have yet to be revealed.
The pop-up concept, which will be a scaled-down version of what was seen in Los Angeles, is set to make its way to Paris at Club 75, Selfridges in London, GR8 in Tokyo, Lessons in Perth and Dover Street Market in Singapore.
International retailers set to receive pieces from the capsule collection include Slamjam in Milan, Luisa Via Roma in Florence, Juice in Hong Kong and online via the Innersect App based out of China.
The idea for the Farmers Market was born out of Guess Jeans USA, which parent Guess calls its incubator

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St. James’s Retailers, Barbour International Take a Streetwear Turn at London Fashion Week Men’s

STREET SMARTS: Traditional men’s wear retailers from Jermyn Street, St. James’s took to the sidewalks of London for their fourth open-air show in a see-now-buy-now format during London Fashion Week Men’s.
New to the fashion week fixture were brands Paul & Shark, Aspinal of London and Grenson. The three brands joined seasoned labels Harvie & Hudson, John Smedley, Lock & Co. and Aquascutum in flexing their sartorial muscles.
The Jermyn Street retailers favored mustard yellow and cornflower blue separates. Bright, colored socks added a pop to traditional looks.

A look from the St. James’s spring 2019 show. 
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There were also streetwear staples in the mix, in the form of a camouflage-print windbreaker, a fishnet vest top and laid-back pieces such as cable-knit jumpers, gray track pants and basic T-shirts.
The see-now-buy-now presentation also saw female models dressed in men’s wear. One model wore a dark green slim-fit suit while another showed off a more summer-y look: Navy blue tailored shorts and a relaxed red pullover.
Later in the week, Barbour International showed off streetwear looks, too, incorporating elements from the brand’s classic Bedale jacket and T-shirts with retro-style brand logos.

Barbour International Men’s spring 2019. 
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A bright blue filmy jacket had a single-patch pocket that was swiped

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Demi Lovato cancels hours before London show

The singer says it “breaks her heart” to let her fans down but she is “very, very sick”.
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“Swollen vocal cords” forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage.
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Harrys of London Opens New York Flagship

NEW YORK — Charles Cohen is just getting started.
It was just over a year ago that the billionaire commercial real estate developer purchased Harrys of London, a U.K.-based footwear and accessories label. And today, Cohen has opened the doors to the brand’s first retail store, a boutique with 770 square feet of selling space on Park Avenue and 57th Street. The store is adjacent to a space that will house a 2,000-square-foot Richard James store, the other British men’s wear brand in which Cohen bought a majority stake last March. That store is expected to open in late August.
Both brands were personal favorites of Cohen’s and were searching for new owners, so the developer stepped up and purchased them. But he’s hardly been an absentee owner. He serves as chairman for both labels and has immersed himself in reinventing the brands by modernizing and updating them.
“It’s been an exciting adventure,” Cohen said. “And it’s gone better than I ever imagined.” In fact, he said he’s just about to finalize his third fashion acquisition, one that will be “complementary” to Harrys and Richard James. He declined to provide more details, but said this one is not a British brand.
At Harrys, Cohen parted ways

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London College of Fashion BA Students Put Innovation First

LONDON — London College of Fashion staged its first multisensory and immersive graduate BA show, a visual-sonic event that highlighted works from 180 students studying media, print, fashion contour and men’s and women’s wear.
While some took the traditional catwalk route during the show at the Oval Space in east London, other students opted to project their portfolios as short films on screens positioned on the runway. Designs ranged from the experimental to the theatrical, and this year’s graduating class favored facemasks and utilitarian inspired ensembles.
Julia Hofer-Maire kicked off the show with foam-constructed tops. Men’s wear student Xu followed her, sending out stripes and checked suits with large floral patchwork embellishments. Women’s wear student Mijuko looked to the great outdoors, with separates designed with large heritage style checks that were adorned with sleeping bag-inspired decorations.
Carolina Raquel, another women’s wear student, opted for full volume. Her looks were created with technical fabrics that were bunched, folded and tied to create full skirt shapes in a simple palette of red, white and black.
Embroidery student Amelia Skarpellis and knitwear student Alexandra Anderson collaborated on colorful deconstructed textiles. Knitwear sat loose and large on the model’s body and there were cutouts and looped threads held together by metal rings. A

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London buskers to be paid with contactless cards

A contactless payment scheme is to be introduced for buskers in London in what is being described as a world first.
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Hugh Grant Is Married! Actor Weds Anna Eberstein in London

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Red Valentino’s London Flagship Gets a Makeover for ‘Chelsea in Bloom’

MAY FLOWERS: Red Valentino is joining in the celebrations for “Chelsea in Bloom” — a long-standing London tradition that sees Chelsea retailers flood their storefronts with flowers — with a new window installation and a collection of punchy, floral T-shirts, presented at the brand’s London flagship on Sloane Square.
To pay homage to the “Summer of Love” theme for this year’s “Chelsea in Bloom” initiative, the label created a large-scale installation that spells the word “Love” and features on its window. It’s decorated with peonies, cestrum and dianthus — a selection of red flowers chosen by floral designer Larry Walshe.
The brand also got in the floral mood by lining their signature bouquet-printed clothing across its Chelsea boutique’s walls and joined forces with illustrator Ollie St Clair Terry to create a new red-and-blue floral print.

Limited edition T-shirt by Red Valentino x Ollie St Clair Terry. 
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During an event to mark the start of “Chelsea in Bloom,” St Clair Terry was stationed at the center of the shop floor demonstrating the screen-printing technique he used as part of his collaboration with the brand.
The print is presented on 100 limited-edition T-shirts and Terry called the tie-in a “perfect dream”: “Working with them was incredible, a lot of my work features floral and fauna so it ticked all the boxes of how I

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Prince Charles Has Tea With Fashion Figures in West London

TEA FOR MORE THAN TWO: Prince Charles cut a swathe through west London on Wednesday, paying a visit with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, to Yoox Net-a-porter’s tech hub and to the new Soho House outpost, White City House, to chat with sustainability-minded designers.
The day was all business, however, and there wasn’t a squeak about the forthcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Yoox founder and YNAP chief executive officer Federico Marchetti led the tour and told the royals how the company is using artificial intelligence to create a personalized future shopping experience. The company created a prototype homepage tailored for royal tastes that included a curated range of luxury fashion pieces, jewelry and watches.
The duo also joined a coding session with 60 schoolgirls, ranging in age from 11 to 13, who took part in a hackathon and other digital games as a part of an initiative between YNAP and Imperial College London.
“Today, our guests had the opportunity to see how Artificial Intelligence can be about warmth, beauty and craftsmanship,” said Marchetti. “There is nothing more human than the desire for uniqueness. One of the great advances of digital technology is the power to personalize products and services on a vast scale.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL ‘junk food’ advert ban

Mayor Sadiq Khan says a ban could tackle the “ticking time bomb” of child obesity.
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London Edge Trade Show to Travel to Las Vegas During Magic

SHOW ON THE ROAD: The British trade show London Edge, which takes place twice a year, is headed to Las Vegas on Aug. 14 to 15 during Magic.
The trade show organizer said more than 50 lifestyle fashion brands will be showcased at Flamingo Hotel, in the middle of the Strip, for the first time, and some 60 percent of its booths have been allocated.
“Las Vegas has long been in our sights and now it’s a reality,” said London Edge managing director Carole Hunter. “Running at the same time as numerous other events around Las Vegas including Magic and Pool, we intend to provide the U.S. retailers unable to make the trip to London with a whole host of extra special reasons to visit Sin City.”
The trip to Las Vegas is part of London Edge’s efforts to position itself firmly as an international trade showcase. The organizer said that buyers from 26 countries travelled to the London show last season and met with exhibitors from 16 countries.
“With a dedicated focus on the lifestyle, youth culture, alternative and subculture markets, London Edge prides itself on attracting key buyers from all over the globe through its doors. London is the go-to fashion trade exhibition

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Iceberg to Show Men’s Spring Collection in London

LONDON BOUND:  Iceberg goes to the U.K.
The Italian contemporary brand, controlled by manufacturing company Gilmar, is showing its men’s spring 2019 collection during London Collections: Men.
The runway show will take place on June 8 in a still undisclosed location.
Along with unveiling its latest men’s effort, creative director James Long will also showcase a selection of looks from Iceberg women’s pre-fall lineup.
Long joined the Iceberg men’s division in November 2015 and then, in August 2016, he was tapped by the brand to succeed Arthur Arbesser at the helm of the women’s line.
Last February, Iceberg presented its women’s fall collection, along with a few looks from the men’s range, with a runway show in the streets of Milan.

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Joe Corré Mounts Art Installation in London Showcasing Burned Punk Memorabilia

ASHES TO ASHES: Never one to shy away from publicity, Joe Corré has taken pieces of his punk memorabilia that he burned in 2016 and created works of art that are on display at the Lazinc gallery in London.
“This expensive pile of ash commemorates the demise of punk but also society as we know it,” said Corré during the opening of the Ash From Chaos exhibition on Thursday. “Punk was hijacked by corporations and the establishment, its potency rendered meaningless. Punk is dead, it is used by corporations to offer people an illusion of an alternative choice to sell them something they don’t need. It’s been hijacked — but I’ve hijacked it back, and we can now use that opportunity to see things for what they really are. Now we’re talking about the value of ash.”
Corré, is the son of Vivienne Westwood and the late Malcolm McLaren, who managed the Sex Pistols. He cofounded the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur in 1994 with his ex-wife Serena Rees.
Two years ago, Corré joined his mother in West London to set fire to his punk memorabilia collection. The burning ritual took place in the year that London celebrated the 40th anniversary of punk, with

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Chloe Gosselin Debuts London Pop-up

Chloe Gosselin is setting out to further establish her presence in London, with the opening of a pop-up store in Notting Hill.
The former model and footwear designer, who launched her eponymous label four years ago, said she wanted to have a space where she can showcase her collections in their entirety and meet customers.
“We wanted to be able to show all of our styles, not just the bits and pieces that stores pick up, and make the proper introduction of the brand to London. It’s a market that offers great opportunity, so I want to have a presence and get inspired by the fashion here,” said Gosselin, who celebrated her London debut with a dinner at Somerset House’s Spring restaurant.

The brand, which is best recognized for its use of bold colors, ruched fabrics and feminine bows, is stocked at Boutique 1 in the U.K.
The pop-up is located at the Pippa store in West London, a retail space by the former editor and retailer Pippa Vosper, which is dedicated to offering sample sales as well as designer takeovers. When no sample sales are on, Vosper utilizes the space to host young labels looking to showcase their collections — both discounted and full

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L.A. Brand Rails Founder Jeff Abrams Speaks About London Store Plans, Plots Accessories and Homewares Expansion

LONDON-BOUND: Los Angeles-based label Rails founder Jeff Abrams says he feels like he’s been in expansion mode since he started his company with upcoming plans to open a store in London and potentially grow his line to include accessories and homewares.
Stocked at Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Trilogy, he recently held a pop-up showcase at Harrods showcasing his full spring 2018 women’s wear range, which was filled with his signature shirts, easy dresses and rompers. Prices ranged from 140 pounds for a shirt to 300 pounds for denim or knitwear.
Launched in 2008, the label is known for its luxe soft button down shirts won by the likes of celebrities including Jessica Alba and Kendall Jenner.
He said there’s a lot of room for growth for his brand in Europe. “We’re always trying to identify places where we have room for growth,” Abrams said. “Even in this market where we’ve been for a couple of years, there’s still so many places where we’re not selling yet. We’re actively growing those markets in Asia, Middle East, South America. There are so many places that we can see customers are visiting us online and buying our product, but we may not have retail distribution and

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Liberty Inaugurates ‘Women of Liberty’ Campaign in London

HEAR THEM ROAR: Liberty is taking the spirit of International Women’s Day and stretching it across the month of March with a series of activities and projects highlighting female achievers of past and present, and the British suffragettes.
On Thursday, the store unveiled giant portraits shot by Mary McCartney of designers Anya Hindmarch, Katharine Hamnett and Stella Jean; the author Elise Valmorbida; singer Florence Welch; hair-care entrepreneur Loretta De Feo, and Katy Emck, founder of Fine Cell Work, which promotes needlework made by prisoners.
The portraits are featured in the windows of the London store alongside an image of gal-dem, a print and online magazine and creative collective that aims to empower and support creative work among young women of color.
During the month, Liberty will also host talks with women of influence, and sessions with beauty experts and female brand founders who have links with the retailer.
The store has also reinstated Emma Blackmore’s portrait on the shop floor. Blackmore, an accomplished photographer, was Arthur Liberty’s second wife who helped him to bankroll the opening of the Liberty store in 1875.
Liberty has a particular connection to creative and entrepreneurial women, especially in this 100th anniversary year of them winning the right to vote in Britain.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds closes its London studio amid a profit warning.
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Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

The Queen is already known for her impeccable style – but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row.
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Queen Elizabeth Attends Richard Quinn Show at London Fashion Week

THE QUEEN AT QUINN: Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at emerging designer Richard Quinn’s runway show on Tuesday afternoon as part of a visit to London Fashion Week and to present Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
She wore a duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket embellished with Swarovski crystals. It was designed by Angela Kelly, her longtime dressmaker.

Richard Quinn and Queen Elizabeth 
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The Queen visited LFW’s Designer Showrooms to view the collections and then attended Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Queen Elizabeth sitting front row between Caroline Rush and Anna Wintour 
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The award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be handed annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent and originality, while demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies, according to the British Fashion Council.
Born and raised in Eltham, southeast London, Richard Quinn holds a B.A. and M.A. from Central Saint Martins. He graduated from the M.A. program in 2016, and launched his line that year.

Sarah Mower, Richard Quinn, Queen Elizabeth and Caroline Rush 
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The young designer, who’s worked at Christian

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Central Saint Martins’ MA Students Present Graduate Collections at London Fashion Week

Student graduate shows can be hit or miss but the 19 MA students from Central Saint Martins presented an exciting mix that ran the sartorial gamut from extreme silhouettes and innovative textiles to sleek tailoring in more traditional fabrications.
Among the highlights: Liam Johnson, whose sculptural silhouettes opened the show; Elise Perrotta’s all cream collection featuring wardrobe staples in textural knits, and women’s wear designer Edwin Mohney, who closed the show with a provocative collection that included conceptual pieces made using inflatables wrapped in packing tape.
As in past seasons, craftsmanship in the men’s wear stood out. Particularly noteworthy was Olaf Tavares Vieira, whose draped men’s wear collection was awarded the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award. Inspired by utilitarianism and the stomach as the center of the body, his lineup included fluid ankle-grazing coats, along with sweaters with cutouts in the back and slouchy trousers enveloping the torso that had a monkish appeal.
“I like clothes that are close on the neck and belly and on the ankle,” Vieira explained. “It gives me a kind of strength, even if the clothes are soft.”
He shared the prize with women’s wear designer Rebecca Jeffs, whose tactile collection was a clever play on famous sayings such as

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Female Activists, Antifur Protesters Fight Their Causes at London Fashion Week

BARE NECESSITIES: Topless, or scantily clad, female activists braved the cold February weather to stage protests during fashion week, capitalizing on the media throngs at shows to gain attention.
On Friday, both PETA supporters and advocates for a more body-inclusive runway caused scenes, shouting out for their respective causes. The antifur contingent had “wear your own skin” painted on their bare torsos, and encouraged passersby to stand up for animals by embracing a vegan wardrobe. On the subject of fur, Elisa Allen, director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said: “It’s not fabric, and it’s not ours for the taking.”
Meanwhile, the pro-curves protesters held plaques that read “fashion rules rewritten” and wore lingerie by Simply Be, a plus-size brand. American model and actress Hayley Hasselhoff led the way, accompanied by eight activists who demanded to know when more curvaceous women will be seen on runways. Angela Spindler, chief executive officeroff N Brown Group plc, which owns Simply Be, said: “This isn’t about ‘skinny shaming.’ We think that shape should be celebrated irrespective of size.”
The women all got their say – and a few goosebumps.

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Cruise back shooting ‘Impossible’ London stunts

Tom Cruise has been shooting stunts on London’s Blackfriars Bridge for his upcoming film, months after getting injured.
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Lulu Guinness Set to Join London Fashion Week Lineup

SHOW TIME: British accessories designer Lulu Guinness is planning to join London Fashion Week schedule in February for the first time in the brand’s 28-year history.
The presentation will take place over two days from Feb. 17-18, so that industry members and consumers can attend.
It promises to be a “sensory and energetic” experience, according to Guinness.
“I’ve created something that is fun, interactive and sharable on social media. What people like about my brand is the playful, witty nature, so it will be a larger-than-life version of that,” she added.
The presentation will also include see-now-buy-now elements, with a selection of items at the event immediately available at the brand’s web site and the Covent Garden flagship.
Guinness said it was the right time to add her name to the British Fashion Council’s official schedule, having expanded her range to include clothing and footwear last year.
“Where else would we debut other than London? This is our home and heart of the brand. We love what the BFC has done for London Fashion Week in the last decade, it’s an exciting time to be part of British fashion,” she added.

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Astrid Andersen, Noomi Rapace Argue Their Case for Fur in London

FUR ZONE: Fur may be falling out of fashion, with brands including Gucci and Michael Kors promising to eschew it in favor of the faux stuff, but not everyone is giving it up.
Following her men’s wear show in London, the Danish designer Astrid Andersen hosted a Champagne reception at the Mandrake Hotel to showcase a collaboration with the Finnish company Saga Furs.
Guests included the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, who is the face of Andersen’s small, bespoke fur collection, while grime artist Giggs from southeast London performed a set.
The standout piece from the collection was a checked coat in mustard gold, pink and palomino, with a black fur collar. Other pieces included a checked jacket with a fur lapel, and a gold and pink fur scarf. The furs used were a mix of raccoon, mink and fox.
Andersen said she worked with Saga because they are one of the only auction houses that give their furs a bar code. Customers on the shop floor can scan the tag and trace the origins of the fur. “When you buy a fur coat you need some kind of guarantee,” said the designer, adding that she believes the future is bright for fur.
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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Ones to Watch

John Alexander Skelton
Born and raised in York, John Alexander Skelton received his master’s in fashion men’s wear at Central Saint Martins and took on internships at E. Tautz and Patrik Ervell before launching his label last year. Selected by Giles Deacon, Skelton is a recipient of the Sarabande scholarship, an initiative from The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation that aids young designers. He is working out of a studio at Sarabande in east London.
Sustainability is a key theme for Skelton, who incorporates repurposed materials into his ranges and takes a DIY approach to his work. He has a loom in his studio and many of his fabrics are handwoven, as is much of his knitwear. “Everything I dye is also done by hand using natural dye. The handcrafted element is my signature, in a way,” said the designer.
For fall 2018, Skelton has been working with mills in Ireland, mixing British wool and Irish linen.
“I have been doing a lot of hand weaving, as well, on the loom. I have also done a few natural dyes this time, one using an ancient European dye, the European version of indigo, called woad,” he said.
Skelton’s main focus has always been on the process and

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Review: ‘Hamilton’ Conquers London (King George Slays, Too)

The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”
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London College of Fashion Spotlights MA Men’s Wear Collections

FRESH TALENT: London College of Fashion’s graduating MA men’s wear students showcased their collections on Friday with a runway show ahead of London Fashion Week Men’s.
Ten students from the fashion design technology men’s wear course presented their ranges at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, in the show styled by Adele Cany. The strongest lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park and Xu Bo.
Yang, who has worked with Teatum Jones and Céline, explored pattern-cutting and worked scarves onto the garments. She sent out a range of tailored-yet-relaxed looks and draped burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white men’s wear shirt and burgundy trousers.
Ying Yi Lu looked to young boys of the Victorian era and focused on tailoring, as in a cropped blue pinstripe suit. Lu topped off the looks with sailor style hats done in collaboration with Atelier Millinery.
Hengmin Lu — who has worked with Ports 1961 — was inspired by the architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu explored functionality and pattern cutting as seen on a long brown coat, worn over a white shirt with a mandarin collar and white knee-length shorts. The student teamed with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on

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‘Hip hop masterpiece’ Hamilton comes to London

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Temperley London Pre-Fall 2018

Alice Temperley referenced a myriad of influences — such as 20th-century female explorers, nature, archeology and Peter Beard’s travel journals — for pre-fall. The Temperley woman was a dynamic, wandering traveler who was on a journey and spent her days exploring.
Temperley juxtaposed feminine aspects of the range with more masculine shapes, which added a cool edge to her relaxed and contemporary lineup of daywear, tailoring and eveningwear.
She incorporated cotton drill men’swear tailoring, oversized silhouettes and cinched-in waists against soft chiffon fabrics and florals. There was a jumpsuit that featured a bold graphic embroidery influenced by Tibetan Tiger rugs. A tailored khaki suit was belted at the waist. The jacket, which came a bit oversized, was paired with wide-leg cropped trousers.
For eveningwear, she concentrated on spines and nature as embellishments. She employed sequins and mirrored Perspex, which were hand-cut. She looked at the spines of leaves, animal prints and fossils and devised geometric patterns, which were hand-sewn as accents on floor-sweeping gowns and jumpsuits.
The designer worked in a palette filled with camel, green, khaki, dark olive, pecan, saffron, savannah, scarlet, turmeric and vermilion.

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Pearl Jam to return to London after eight years

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PEARLS AND SWINE: Miss Piggy will bask in the spotlight — her favorite place — during the Fashion Awards in London as the Swarovski Red Carpet Presenter. The appearance will mark Miss Piggy’s debut at the British awards ceremony.
She and Derek Blasberg will cohost the live-stream on Dec. 4 at Royal Albert Hall on behalf of Swarovski, the event’s headline sponsor. “Moi on the red carpet is always a spectacular event,” said Miss Piggy.
“I promise everyone a night of incomparable and unpredictable moi! Having moi as the red-carpet presenter for the 2017 Fashion Awards truly pushes the limits of fabulosity.”
While it’s still unclear what Miss Piggy will be wearing that evening, the outfit won’t be boring.
She has told WWD that when it comes to fashion, it’s about pleasing yourself first. “If you’re happy with how you look, don’t worry about pleasing others — it’s not as if their opinion actually matters!
“Also, I believe that what you wear should say something about you. My clothes always make a statement, and that statement is usually: “Hey, look at me, I’m wearing something original, expensive…and I got the network to pay for it!”

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Stella McCartney Honored for Innovation at the Fashion Awards in London

STELLA’S MOMENT: The British Fashion Council will honor Stella McCartney’s commitment to championing sustainability and animal rights at this year’s Fashion Awards. McCartney will be the first recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Innovation, a new accolade that’s been added to the award ceremony’s lineup this year.
“What I am most proud of is that it is a new award that is introduced into the Fashion Awards, a special recognition on innovation. I am hoping that as being the first recipient, I can inspire other design houses to follow suit and to make this the most prestigious award, not just a one-off,” the designer said.
Natalie Massenet, the British Fashion Council’s chairman who has been working toward refreshing the image of the Fashion Awards in Britain and giving the event a more international scope, called McCartney a “fashion pioneer.”
“She has created a modern business that, in turn, has led her to be at the forefront of sustainable sourcing and material innovation. She is proof that high and ethical fashion combined can create astonishing results and her innovative approach to the industry is an inspiration to us all,” Massenet added.
McCartney has been using materials such as vegetarian leather, organic cotton and regenerated

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Chef Hélène Darroze, Roland Mouret Tickle the Senses at London Dinner

FRENCH CONNECTION: Roland Mouret may have made London his home, but his heart, and palate, still fly the French flag.
On Thursday, when Americans were tucking into their Thanksgiving turkeys, Mouret hosted a dinner prepared by the two-star Michelin chef Hélène Darroze, his old friend and neighbor on Carlos Place in Mayfair to mark the launch of his first fragrance earlier this year, called Une Amourette. Darroze operates an eponymous restaurant across the street at the Connaught hotel.
There was Champagne and foie gras to start, and guests later took to the first floor of Mouret’s townhouse flagship for a three-course meal built around the notes of Une Amourette: The blue lobster starter was marinated with cardamom, pink peppercorn and bergamot, while the roast saddle of venison came with a black pepper crust flavoured with smoked juniper.
Dessert was Mouret’s childhood favorite, caramelized apple tarte tatin, which Darroze — who had set up a temporary kitchen in Mouret’s townhouse — served with a side of hay-flavored ice cream on a table laid with bowls of irises and thick white candles.
“My grandmother used to make me tarte tatin — but hers was more burnt than Hélène’s,” said Mouret, whose guests included Arizona Muse and Cat

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Carhartt Work In Progress Unveils a London Flagship near King’s Cross

KING’S CROSS CARHARTT: Carhartt Work In Progress, the fashion proposition from the American workwear brand, has opened its first London flagship in the newly-revitalized neighborhood near King’s Cross train station.
Located at 2 Pancras Square, near Nike, &OtherStories and Jigsaw, the 2,500-square feet store spans two levels and also houses a coffee shop. It carries the full Carhartt WIP men’s and women’s ranges and collaborations, with prices ranging from 25 pounds for a watch beanie, to 400 pounds for outerwear.
The interiors are meant to channel a “rugged utilitarianism” with canvas wall panels and display units designed in hues of brown and tan. Floors are done in concrete while aluminium lamps hang from the ceiling. Designer Faye Toogood created the post-industrial brass fixtures as well as the overall look of the store.
Brand director Wilfried Atzert said Carhartt specifically wanted to be in the neighborhood. “King’s Cross has had a transformation. The area is home to Central Saint Martins as well as London’s Eurostar international terminal. The surrounding area is in the middle of a very interesting expansion – offering a diverse mix of shops, bars, restaurants and headquarters as well.”
Launched in 1989 in Europe, Carhartt Work In Progress puts a trendy spin

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Matches, Gucci, Chatsworth Scoop Walpole Luxury Awards in London

LIFE OF LUXURY: Matchesfashion.com, House of Hackney, Farfetch and Gucci were among the winners of the 16th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards, hosted by Catherine Zeta-Jones at The Dorchester in London on Monday night.
Matchesfashion.com scooped the award for British Luxury Brand of the Year, while House of Hackney and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare were among the names that received the Brands of Tomorrow award for Emerging Talent.
Chatsworth and Gucci also won accolades, the former for Cultural Experience and the latter for International Luxury Brand of the Year. It wasn’t the first time that the two names were linked in 2017: Gucci was the sponsor of “House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth,” a wide-ranging exhibition that ran from March until October at the famous stately in Derbyshire.
Knitwear maker Johnstons of Elgin won for Commitment to British Manufacturing, while Farfetch scooped the Digital prize.
Kingsman and Mr Porter won the Innovation and Creativity award. Earlier this year, the online retailer came out with its second costume-to-collection collaboration with Matthew Vaughn and his “Kingsman” film franchise.
Other British brands also had their moment in the spotlight, with Bentley winning for Luxury Maker of the Year; Glenmorangie for Luxury with a Heart, and Jaguar Land

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Shawn Mendes was the big winner Sunday at the MTV EMAs in London, scooping the best song and best artist awards. Mendes had been expected to fare well, going into the EMAs with four noms. Only Taylor Swift had more, with six. The awards bash was held at Wembley Arena but also saw MTV stage […]

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Karl Lagerfeld to Deck the Halls at Claridge’s in London

KRISTMAS KARL: Karl Lagerfeld is the latest creative type to design the Claridge’s Christmas tree, which will be unveiled in the hotel lobby on the morning of Nov. 22.
“Christmas trees are the strongest ‘souvenir’ of my happy childhood,” said Lagerfeld who was born in Hamburg, Germany.
This is the eighth year that Claridge’s has invited a designer to re-interpret the tree in their distinctive style, with past collaborators coming from a variety of creative industries.
Last year, Apple’s chief design officer Sir John Ive and Marc Newson — a designer who works across multiple disciplines, from furniture to aircraft and yachts — were tapped for the occasion.
The Claridge’s Christmas tree has become a holiday landmark in London, drawing large numbers of visitors.
In the past, tree designers have also included Alber Elbaz, John Galliano and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, who adorned his tree with metallic umbrellas from top to bottom.

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TROPHY HUSBAND: The prince of minimalist design, John Pawson, has a long history of setting some big challenges for the craftsmen at Swarovski, and the crystal trophy with its convex lens that he’s designed for the 2017 Fashion Awards in London is the latest in a long line.
“It’s the most simple of forms — a cylinder — but it’s only faceted on one side, which is unusual,” said Pawson from his basement kitchen in London’s Holland Park, where he and his wife Catherine hosted a dinner to mark the trophy’s reveal ahead of the awards, which will take place in partnership with Swarovski on Dec. 4 at the Royal Albert Hall.
There was a problem with the colors, too: Each crystal cylinder has a lacquer “thread” of a different color streaking through the center. Because it’s impossible to put certain materials through crystal, Pawson and Swarovski had to create an acrylic tube to hold the colors — which include gold, silver, platinum and ebony — in place.
The two have traveled this winding road before: In 2011, Pawson created a work called “Perspectives,” which involved a Swarovski-made concave crystal meniscus — the largest lens possible to manufacture. It was a feat of

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Uber Tries Compromise With London Regulators

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La Vita Armani: Giorgio Armani Sweeps Into London to Showcase Emporio Collection

LONDON — Giorgio Armani gave this beleaguered city a lift -—and a shower of stardust — opening his newly refurbished Emporio Armani store on New Bond Street, hosting a party where Ellie Goulding and A-ha performed, and showcasing the work of young London talents at his spring 2018 runway event on Sunday night.
To mark his big moment in the country that on Friday witnessed its fifth terror attack this year, 700 black cabs and double-decker buses were customized with Emporio campaign images, while the London Eye and County Hall were specially illuminated with an Emporio Armani projection on the first night of London Fashion Week.
It has been 11 years since Armani has done anything big in London: In 2006, the brand took over Earl’s Court to show the spring 2007 collection with Leonardo DiCaprio and James Franco in the audience and Beyoncé performing at the event, which raised money and awareness for AIDS.
This time around it was all about the new face of Emporio, and while the event was on a much smaller scale, the energy — and positivity — weren’t lacking at the Tobacco Dock show and party venue in east London.
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Katharine Hamnett Marches in London, Returns With Sustainable Range

KATHARINE’S CAUSE: British designer Katharine Hamnett is back in action on the political — and fashion — fronts. The designer — famous for her political and environmental activism over the decades — took part in the People’s March for Europe on Saturday, where thousands gathered at Hyde Park Corner in London and marched through the capital to Parliament Square.
Hamnett spoke alongside singer and songwriter Bob Geldof during the pro-EU rally, and designed a “Cancel Brexit” T-shirt for the cause. The designer said the U.K. needs a second referendum, and called the first one “deeply flawed.”
“People were lied to,” Hamnett said on Saturday. “They were given the wrong information. It’s hard to understand what economic benefit Brexit is offering Britain. And there’s a vast cost. What do we actually get out of it? Why are we leaving the single market? What’s to hate about it? It’s just crazy.”
Another issue dear to Hamnett is sustainability. It’s been 14 years since she’s shown a seasonal collection, and now she’s back with a see-now-buy-now offer that has sustainability at its heart.
Her latest range includes bomber jackets, boiler suits, silk joggers and white T-shirts. The designer revisited her archives and has reissued a few styles,

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Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens have always expressed their affinity for New York, so it’s no surprise when they decided to show Solace, their London-based collection, here. “It s been a lifelong dream for us, to be able to come here and do a show,” said Holliday-Stevens backstage at their show location in a Mercer Street gallery. “It was interesting, not that we did anything differently, but we did think of how the clothes would move in a show format. But what we really wanted was for it to be bright and bold and all about colors and prints,” he explained. Mission accomplished. The lineup definitely stood out for its unapologetic use of color and geometry. The duo kicked things off with a yellow-belted PVC coat worn over slinky knitted pants with big red earrings, followed by a cool dual-tone-blue belted PVC mid-length skirt that later reappeared in a yellow and cream version. Floatier options included silk one-shoulder drapey numbers in a Scrabble print and big flouncy tiered tops and dresses.

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Prince Exhibition to Open in London

THE WORLD OF PRINCE: The belongings of pop star Prince will be the subject of a new exhibition, opening in London’s O2 arena in October.
From world-famous items such as the orange Cloud guitar from his Super Bowl halftime performance or the purple jacket and ruffled shirt from the “Purple Rain” tour to never-before-seen artifacts taken from Paisley Park, his estate outside Minneapolis, the exhibition will offer an intimate look into the legendary performer’s life.
Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, highlighted the Cloud guitar as one of the standout pieces in the collection. She told the British newspaper Evening Standard that “[even though] people always associate the color purple with Prince, his favorite color was actually orange.”
Nelson chose the British capital as the location for the first exhibition centered on her brother since it was the city that accepted the musician the most. He performed at the O2 arena for 21 consecutive nights in 2007. The exhibition, titled “My Name Is Prince” will run next to the same arena for 21 days.
Nelson added that by staging the exhibition, she is aiming to fulfill her brother’s wish of opening up his world to the public: “It was always his wish to make all

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Nars Teams With Refinery 29 on London Art Exhibition

POWER LAUNCH: Nars is taking a new, more modern approach to marketing its latest lip product, Powermatte Lip Pigment.
The cosmetics brand has teamed with the digital publishing platform Refinery 29 to host an art exhibition in London called “PowerMouth,” spotlighting the works of five female artists. The participating artists, which include Daantje Bons, Natalia Stuyk, Romily Alice, Shae DeTar and Vanessa Kisuule have explored ideas such as self-expression and power through a range of mediums, from photography to live installations and portraiture.
Some of the photography features close-ups of female lips, which fittingly highlight the new Nars lip range, while live installations range from poetry projections to “an interactive activity wall,” where guests are encouraged to leave their own message by kissing, drawing or writing on translucent colored sheets from the Powermatte palette.

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“The exhibition includes a mirror box that showcases Natalia Stuyk’s work. As part of this installation, the audience will come across a wall where people can leave powerful messages and words of inspiration over two days — the responses left will then become their own piece of art, and a central focus to the exhibition,” said Kirsty Hathaway, Refinery 29’s executive branded content director in

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BFC Shaves a Day Off London Fashion Week Men’s in January

GETTING A TRIM: The fall-winter 2018 London men’s collections in January are starting later and losing a day. The British Fashion Council said Thursday that the showcase would run from Saturday, Jan. 6 to Monday, Jan. 8.
The BFC said that after “consultation with designers and key national and international guests,” it wanted to allow more time between the holiday period and London Fashion Week Men’s in January.
Come June, the showcase will revert to four days and run from June 8-11. Next year, London Fashion Week will run from February 16-20 and from September 14-18.

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Caroline Rush, Sung-joo Kim to Receive Honorary Doctorates From University of the Arts London

DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE: British Fashion Council chief executive officer Caroline Rush and MCM’s Sung-joo Kim both received honorary doctorate degrees from University of the Arts London, UAL, on Thursday.
Rush and Kim are being recognized for their commitments to fashion during UAL’s graduation ceremonies at Royal Festival Hall. They were among 12 honorary degree recipients from the arts and cultural sectors. Others who were honored included Frances Morris, the director of the Tate Modern, set designer Es Devlin and Neisha Crosland.
“It is an honor to be recognized by UAL in this way,” said Rush. “The students graduating this year are the real inspiration and being able to address our future fashion business leaders as they graduated was an incredible experience.”
Kim, who launched brands such as Gucci, Sonia Rykiel, YSL, Marks & Spencer and MCM in Korea, serves as founder, chairperson and chief visionary officer of Sungjoo Group and MCM Holding AG.
“Ironically, I was a drop-out, failed student but here I am,” said Kim. “I have received an honorary doctorate, so I have witnessed that mission impossible can be possible. My mission has always been: Succeed to serve. I have this desire to serve others with my achievement as I had

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Luisa Via Roma, Dilara Findikoglu Mark Launch of Capsule Collection in London

DILARA’S PROPAGANDA: Luisa Via Roma’s Andrea Panconesi headed to London Thursday night to mark the launch of an exclusive capsule with the emerging designer Dilara Findikoglu.
The Florence-based retailer fully embraced Findikoglu’s rebellious spirit for the evening, hosting a dinner in a grand room at East London’s Masonic Hall, complete with rock music and withered roses scattered on the dinner table.
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“We’ve always supported young designers since Day One, and Dilara presents the new generation, a very specific part of the young generation,” said Panconesi, chief executive officer at Luisa Via Roma.
The launch of the capsule, which currently consists of a red tracksuit set, will be followed by other products in the future. It is part of a new initiative by the Italian retailer called LVR Editions that kicked off on June 16.

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“Luisa Via Roma [is] one of my biggest stockists. They ordered so much of the last collection,”

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London Mayor Says U.K. Should Not ‘Roll Out Red Carpet’ for Donald Trump on State Visit

When – and if – President Donald Trump‘s state visit to the U.K. happens, don’t expect much fanfare from London Mayor Sadiq Kahn.

Kahn, who has gone head-to-head with the president before, told CNN in a new interview, “State visits are different from a normal visit, and at a time when the President of the U.S.A. has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet.”

In January, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May conveyed to Trump an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to visit Britain, which he accepted.

Shortly after, however, an online petition calling a potential Trump visit an “embarrassment” to the host nation garnered more than 1.8 million signatures. Last month, the Queen didn’t mention Trump’s planned trip to the U.K. during her speech at the opening of Parliament.

At the time, Trump administration and Downing Street officials respectively denied that the trip had been canceled, saying instead that an exact date had just not yet been scheduled.

Last week, however, the White House confirmed that Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom had been delayed until 2018. They gave no reason for the postponement.

A source recently told U.K. outlet The Sun that Trump was concerned about the reception he’d receive, and allegedly asked Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure her countrymen and women were cordial.

President Trump and Khan have clashed in recent months, with the president lashing out at Khan just hours after the London Bridge terror attack in June: “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse,” Trump tweeted at the time.

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He added, “At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed’ !”

Trump was responding to an interview Khan did with the BBC regarding the police action being taken after the attack, during which he said, “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed.”

In response, Khan’s aide said in a statement that the mayor had “more important things to do” than comment on Trump’s tweets. Trump, however, doubled down on his insult, writing on social media, “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.”

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Further speaking about Trump to CNN this week, Khan also said, “If you somehow think it is not possible to be a Muslim and a proud westerner I am happy to disabuse you of that idea, whether you are a reporter for CNN or Donald Trump.”

The Queen traditionally issues an invite for a state visit to the sitting U.S. president once during their four or eight-year term. She has met with every American president since she assumed the throne in 1952 — except for Lyndon B. Johnson.

While presidents sometimes make multiple visits to the U.K. for official state business, a state visit hosted by the Queen usually includes a stay at Windsor Castle and a dinner attended by members of the royal family.


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Links of London to Open Boutique at Forum Shops

Links of London is slated to open its fifth U.S. boutique on Saturday at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The newest U.S. store will feature displays that incorporate elements unique to the Las Vegas location. One example is its Sweetie collection — bracelet and whimsical charms — that will be showcased in a display reimagined to resemble a roulette table. A separate Friendship Table hosts a mix-and-match bracelet bar. And its Engraving and Customization Bar — home to the brand’s made-to-order program — will allow customers to custom design their charm bracelets. Other services at the store include in-house engraving, restringing and polishing.
The British jewelry brand is marking the opening with a new Welcome to Las Vegas Keepsake charm in yellow gold that will be sold just at the new store.
Leela Petrakis, president of FF Group North America, the company that owns the Links of London brand, said the company “translated” its offerings into an interactive experience both in the stores and online because “personalization and storytelling are at the core of the Links of London DNA.”
The other four stores are in Manhattan: One each at Columbus Circle, on Madison Avenue, inside the Met Life Building and

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Google announces London cloud computing data centre

The technology giant seeks to deliver a faster cloud computing service to European businesses,
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London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

Doctors say they are treating patients with serious smoke inhalation damage rather than burns.
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British Fashion Council Marks Fifth Anniversary of London Fashion Week Men’s

MARKING MEN’S: “It’s an incredible achievement for the BFC,” boasted London Fashion Week Men’s ambassador David Gandy at a reception hosted by the British Fashion Council to mark the fifth anniversary of London Fashion Week Men’s on Sunday. Held at the Designer Showrooms at Store Studios, the event also honored the design talent that has taken up space at the Designer Showrooms to showcase their collections. Guests included Gandy, Caroline Rush and Daniel Fletcher.
“I’ve been here since Day One,” said Gandy of London Fashion Week Men’s. “There have been changes in format for the shows and seasons. Everyone has been affected in Paris and Milan. We have to see how it spans over few years. Just having a platform and show space like this for emerging designers is brilliant anyway. Whatever happens, this has to continue because it is such an important role. We have the best fashion schools here. To have a platform for the younger generation during fashion week — which isn’t the easiest thing — it’s very important.”
“I think a lot of brands are waiting to see how it goes,” he added. “We might end up merging the men’s and women’s together and streaming it to the

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James Corden’s Best Late Late Show Sketches From London

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Design Students Get Political at London Graduate Fashion Week

LONDON — Graduate Fashion Week was dominated by politics, in the tone of the collections on show and students’ statements.
The five-day event took place this year at East London’s Truman Brewery and showcased the work of students from more than 30 U.K. universities. It wrapped with a Gala Awards Show that highlighted the work of the top 25 students.
London’s latest terrorist attack, which saw eight people die, took place as the showcase was happening, as did the country’s national general election, which ended with a hung Parliament and a weakened Conservative prime minister.
At the start of the showcase, Mark Newton-Jones, the charity’s chairman, was defiant in the face of the terrorist attack. “This is exactly what we should be doing – carrying on with life,” he said.
Graduates voiced their views about the state of British society with slogans printed all over their garments. Lauren McArthur, a design student from the University of Creative Arts Rochester, printed phrases such as “I’m Lost” on girly, pastel-hued dresses, while Sarah Rafferty from Nottingham Trent University splashed words such as “Woe to the Rich” or “Money is Power” on oversized pinstripe suits for men.

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Nick Knight on Lady Gaga, McQueen and Body Diversity at Sarabande Foundation in London

THROUGH THE LENS: Photographer Nick Knight — or image-maker, as he prefers to define himself — has never been one to shy away from a challenge.
Since the beginning of his decades-long career, Knight has had a number of collaborations, from Yohji Yamamoto to Lady Gaga, and all of them proved to be “a way to get a sense of somebody’s head, to get inside a person’s mind. Collaboration is the joy in being able to see the light in someone else’s eyes.”
Yamamoto was his first important collaboration; Knight was 26 at the time and “completely endorsed his way of life.” The Showstudio founder recalled that time during a talk hosted last night by Sarabande, the London-based foundation named after Alexander McQueen’s 2007 spring collection which provides scholarships to students as well as housing artist studios at its headquarters for designers, artists and jewelers. Former Sarabande’s scholars include designers such as Molly Goddard and Liam Johnson.
For his first Patron event at Sarabande, Knight was in conversation with writer and creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, where he dished on his years of collaborating across the creative industries, how to discover new talents and Kim Kardashian’s highest merit.
“Gianni Versace asked me to work with him and I said no,” said Knight

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London attack: Goodwill and planning got NHS through

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London attack: PM’s condemnation of tech firms criticised

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Celebrities Send Love To London With Touching Social Media Messages

Two weeks after the horrible terror attack in Manchester, the United Kingdom was struck with violence once again.

On Saturday, a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbings occurred at Borough Market nearby. At least seven people have died as a result of the incidents and 48 others were hospitalized. 

The attacks took place one day before a scheduled benefit concert by stars like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry in support of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Upon hearing the news from London, Grande reacted by sending prayers to those affected. Others, such as Liam Gallagher, Fifth Harmony, Luke Evans and more also responded with love and hopeful messages. 

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London premieres cancelled after terror attack

Two major movie premieres in London have been cancelled “out of respect” for the victims of the Manchester attack.
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EXCLUSIVE: Charles Cohen Buys Harrys of London

NEW YORK — Charles S. Cohen is expanding his men’s fashion portfolio.
The billionaire commercial real estate developer who purchased a majority stake in Savile Row tailor Richard James in March, has now bought Harrys of London. Terms of the deal for the U.K.-based footwear and accessories label were not disclosed. Harrys was acquired from Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that has owned a majority stake in the brand since 2014.
Following the playbook he established with Richard James, Cohen will assume the position of chairman of Harrys but will retain Steven Newey, Harry’s chief executive officer, to run the business on a day-to-day basis. At Richard James, Sean Dixon, cofounder and managing director, has remained with the label in that role.
“Harrys of London has been a brand I have supported and respected for a long time, bringing a unique mix of luxury, contemporary craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology and design,” Cohen said in an exclusive interview. “I am excited to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with the brand and work closely with Steven and the rest of the team. We see huge potential for expansion across the U.S., London, Asia and the Middle East, and I am eager

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Bella Hadid x Chrome Hearts Makes London Debut at Selfridges

LONDON — Bella Hadid’s popular line for Chrome Hearts is making its U.K. debut with an exclusive introduction at Selfridges.
To mark the launch the model joined longtime friend and musician Jesse Jo Stark and her mother Laurie, Chrome Hearts’ co-owner, at the British department store on Oxford Street.
“This is such a beautiful space and the [accessories department] is brand new, it’s a new entrance to the store so it’s perfect, not only for my collection, but for Chrome Hearts as a whole. It all comes together,” said Hadid, who has been a frequent Selfridges visitor as of late, having also launched her new Dior mascara campaign in the store two weeks ago.
Chrome Hearts has its own shops-in-shop in Selfridges’ new accessories department adjacent to Gucci, Valentino and Balenciaga. It features both the Chrome Hearts x Bella collection, which was created as a collaboration between Jesse Jo and Hadid, and the brand’s core jewelry, handbag and ready-to-wear ranges.
For her part, Laurie Stark said that she was drawn to the boldness of a big London launch. “From there, the whole world can follow,” she said, highlighting plans to continue expanding in markets such as L.A. and Tokyo.
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Hot damn! Bruno Mars to headline London festival

Bruno Mars has been confirmed as this year’s headliner at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in London.
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Karl Lagerfeld to Cohost the Serpentine Summer Party in London

PARTY WITH KARL: Karl Lagerfeld will cohost this year’s Serpentine summer party in London, alongside the Serpentine Galleries’ new chief executive officer Yana Peel and artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The invitation to the party, which is taking place on June 28 at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, features a handwritten note by the designer: “The Summer Party 2017” in smudgy green watercolor crayon.
The Serpentine Gallery has always drawn leading figures of the fashion industry, with previous hosts including Tommy Hilfiger, Christopher Kane, Brioni and the late L’Wren Scott. It draws celebrity figures such as Kate Moss, Thandie Newton and David Furnish.
Each year the party takes place in and around a specially designed pavilion, which then remains open for a series of evening talks and events that are open to the public. The architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design this year’s pavilion. His design promises to be bold and bring his characteristic sense of light and life to Kensington Gardens.
This is the first time the party will be hosted by Peel since her appointment as the gallery’s new ceo, taking over from Julia Peyton-Jones.
During a talk cohosted with Porter magazine at the gallery, she laid out her vision

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London Sunday Times Publishes Rich List, With Brexit a Big Wealth Factor

THE WEALTH DIARIES: The 2017 Sunday Times of London Rich List is out, ranking British — and international — billionaires and millionaires whose wealth reflects the shape-shifting world economy over the past 12 months.
The 29th annual edition of the list includes Britain’s 1,000 richest people, and the compilers argue that many of the 134 billionaires were able to amass even more wealth from the “post-Brexit boom” last year, which fueled the stock market and pushed down the value of the pound. New money, they said, came mainly from the city of London, property and manufacturing.
“While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain’s richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions,” said Robert Watts, who compiled the list.
A sidebar to the main story is the International Rich List, which is even more interesting than the British one. At number one is the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose net worth is estimated to be 100.6 billion pounds, or $ 136.82 billion; at number four is Inditex owner Amancio Ortega, with a fortune of 63.5 billion pounds, or $ 86.36 billion; while at number 12, there’s Bernard Arnault, whose net worth is calculated to be 35.2

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Young Royals Kick Off London Marathon to Support Heads Together Campaign

ROYAL RACE: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William joined Prince Harry to rally the runners participating at the London Marathon on Sunday.
All 40,000 runners taking part in the annual race were given Heads Together headbands to raise awareness about mental health, and many of them are raising money for the campaign.
Kate Middleton wore a black Heads Together jacket with black skinny jeans and sneakers.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the London Marathon. 
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The Duchess of Cambridge at the London Marathon. 
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The London Marathon begins at points in Greenwich Park, St. John’s Park and Shooter’s Hill. The route continues east then heads towards the City with Tower Bridge as the half-way mark. The runners will pass through Embankment then will complete the course at The Mall by Buckingham Palace.
The event is divided into categories with groups such as wheelchair participants, elite women and elite men, all with different start times. The mini-marathon, a three-mile race for young runners, begins first.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry. It aims to raise awareness around issues pertaining to mental illness.
The royal trio has been working hard to support the campaign. Last week the duke and duchess joined

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Daniel W. Fletcher Launches Pop-up Store at Liberty London

IN WITH THE NEW: Up-and-coming men’s wear designer Daniel W. Fletcher has secured Liberty London as his first stockist in the U.K.
The young designer has partnered with Liberty on a three-week pop-up store, which aims to introduce Fletcher’s aesthetic to the Liberty customer and give the brand more visibility. The retailer will then go on to stock Fletcher’s fall range as part of its men’s wear department.
“I have been talking to Liberty for a while now but we waited until we could launch something properly. I didn’t want it to get lost on a rail at the back of a store. This is my first stockist in London, which is the home of the brand, so I wanted to mark that moment properly,” said the designer, adding that he was drawn to the retailer’s distinctly British identity, which is in line with the references to English heritage often used in his collections.
The young designer, known for his politically minded collections — his first show was staged as a flash protest against Brexit — has so far been sold at Opening Ceremony in the U.S. and on the brand’s own e-commerce platform. He said that he hopes the partnership with Liberty will expose

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Duchess of Cambridge Wears Marchesa Notte to ’42nd Street’ Musical in London

LADY IN RED: The Duchess of Cambridge wore Marchesa Notte to “42nd Street” musical in London on Tuesday evening.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Marchesa Notte. 
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She donned the red honeycomb textured tulle gown to the opening night of the show, which stars Sheena Easton at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in London’s Covent Garden. Produced by David Merrick and directed by Gower Champion, the West End play originally launched on Broadway in 1980. In 1984, it debuted at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, starring Catherine Zeta Jones.

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The production is in support of the Nook Appeal, a hospice facility at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, of which the duchess is a royal patron. The Nook Appeal is raising funds to extend its space in Quidenham, Norfolk. EACH supports families and children with life-threatening illnesses.
“The Nook Appeal will transform children’s palliative care across Norfolk,” said EACH chief executive officer Graham Butlandbut. “We still have some way to go, which is why we are so excited to be embarking on a relationship with the whole team at ’42nd Street.’ We hope that during the evening the audience will help us raise even more money to make our vision

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Duchess of Cambridge Dons Temperley London to National Portrait Gallery Gala

LADY IN LACE: The Duchess of Cambridge donned a floor-length green lace Temperley London gown to the National Portrait Gallery Gala in London on Tuesday.

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A royal patron of the institution since 2012, she visited the gallery and viewed the latest exhibitions including Absent Friends, Claude Cahun, Howard Hodgkin and Gillian Wearing. She also saw two commissions specially made for the gala. One exhibit included ten masks designers by Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy while the other featured 100 postcards, which are a part of a mystery portrait postcard charity fundraiser sale. The duchess met with guests, donors and members of National Portrait Gallery.

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This is the second gala for the Gallery that Kate Middleton has attended. This edition of the gala is focused on fund-raising for Coming Home — an initiative that aids the return of personalities’ portraits to various places such as a portrait of the Brontë sisters to Yorkshire or a portrait of Sir Walter Scott to Dorset.
Last week, she attended the launch of a series of mental health films by Best Beginnings, a charity that

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Driverless cars being tested on London roads

It would take an eagle-eyed motorist or pedestrian to notice, but for the last five days, carmaker Nissan has been quietly testing its new driverless cars on public roads in London.
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Emma Watson Looks Like a Real-Life Disney Princess at the Beauty and the Beast London Premiere

Emma WatsonLily James had her “Cinderella moment” in 2015, and now it’s Emma Watson’s turn to shine.
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Chalayan Comes Home to London

CHANNEL HOP: London Fashion Week isn’t just a hotbed of emerging talent. Established designers have their place, too. After 16 years of showing his women’s wear collections in Paris, London-based Hussein Chalayan returned to London to show his Chalayan fall 2017 collection on Saturday.
After the show, which he presented at Sadler’s Wells Theater (a venue he’s used in the past, and the site of a collaboration with a contemporary dance company last year) Chalayan laid out his reasons for coming back.
“We left London, as we felt we were making this very big effort…but a lot of people weren’t coming to London at that time. And we felt for business we had to go to Paris – and when we moved to Paris our business grew considerably,” he said. “These days it’s different. You have to remember that digital media, the whole thing, was not as developed as it is now – it was a different life.”
Chalayan also showed his first men’s runway collection in January during London Fashion Week Men’s. And in 2015, the designer debuted a sleek store on Mayfair’s Bourdon Street. Asked whether he’ll continue to show his women’s collection in London, the designer was noncommittal.
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Young Royals Attend 2017 BAFTA Film Awards in London

RED CARPET ROYALS: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attended the 2017 BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday evening.
The royal couple made their way down the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. The event, which is known as Britain’s version of the Oscars, highlighted the notable films of 2016. Prince William — who has served as president of the BAFTA association since 2010 — presented the BAFTA Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award, to Mel Brooks.
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Kate Middleton donned an off-shoulder floor-length black floral gown by Alexander McQueen.

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The duke and duchess have attended a few BAFTA events in the past. In 2015, the duo joined Prince Harry at the BAFTA premiere of “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” in London where she wore a blue printed Tabitha Webb dress.

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The young royals also attended the BAFTA Brits to Watch event held in Los Angeles in 2011, as a part of their royal tour in California where the duchess donned a floor-sweeping Alexander McQueen gown.

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Weekday Plans Retail Expansion With London, Paris Openings

SPRING PLANS Weekday, the Scandinavian brand owned by the H&M group, is expanding its retail footprint with store openings in Paris and London planned for spring 2017.
The London store will be located on Regent Street, which has been undergoing a transformation with major U.S.-based brands taking residence on the street, such as Stuart Weitzman, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lululemon.
In Paris, the brand will open a store on Rue Vieille du Temple, with neighbors including Isabel Marant, Manoush, Cheap Monday and Zadig & Voltaire. With a presence on the popular street, the brand aims to tap into the area’s young, bohemian crowds who are likely to respond to its socially mindful ethos.
“The U.K. and France have always been on the agenda for our European expansion, as both cities are fashion capitals. To open on Regent Street in London is a big opportunity for us, as it is one of the world’s premier shopping destinations,” said the brand’s managing director, David Thörewik. “Rue Vieille du Temple is the epitome of current and youthful fashion in Paris. We are confident that our modern and mindful approach to fashion will be a great fit for both these two new locations.”
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Rimmel London Just Cast A Man In Its Latest Makeup Campaign

Please, please let this be more than a passing fad.

The beauty industry has been criticized in the past for its lack of inclusivity. Over the past few months, it has worked to change that ― at least in some ways. 

Following in the footsteps of CoverGirl and Maybelline, Rimmel London tapped a group of beauty influencers for its latest campaign, one of whom happens to be male. 

Lewys Ball, a 17-year-old YouTuber with more than 150,000 subscribers and 5 million views, stars alongside the likes of Maddi Waterhouse (sister of Suki) and Vivienne Westwood’s granddaughter, Cora Corré, in the U.K.-based brand’s #LiveTheLondonLook campaign. 

One look at the 17-year-old’s Instagram and you’ll understand why Rimmel would want him in its advertisements. Not only is his makeup game on point, he also has some of the fiercest brows in the game, perhaps second only to fellow Rimmel spokesperson Cara Delevingne

He follows in the footsteps of James Charles and Manny Gutierrez in starring in a major cosmetics campaign. As his voice can be heard saying in the video,  “Anybody can wear makeup, no matter who you are.”

We’ll swipe on some mascara to that.

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Breaking Bad star to make London theatre debut

Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in hit TV show Breaking Bad, is to make his London stage debut at the National Theatre.
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Matchless London, Schwarzenegger Create Limited-Edition Men’s Collection

“I’LL BE BACK”: Matchless London is collaborating with Arnold Schwarzenegger on a limited-edition collection of three men’s wear staples, all made in Italy.
“Having worked closely with Arnold for ‘The Terminator’ movie, it is with enormous pride and satisfaction that yet again Matchless London, with its timeless style and quality, have teamed up with such an action hero and jointly created this exciting new part of our collection,” said Michele Malenotti, managing director of Matchless London.  The project will support Schwarzenegger’s charity foundation, After-School All-Stars.
Winking to Schwarzenegger’s action hero roles, the Iron Bomber is realized in Matchless antique black leather, using an exclusive Riri Swiss handmade zip for the front and pockets. The back is emblazoned with the U.S. flag with a vintage effect. The inside label is signed by the actor.

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The cowboy blazer in tanned leather has a back half belt, shaped buttoned pockets and a detachable shearling waistcoat. Matchless included an inside cigar holder pocket “in true Schwarzenegger style with his top selection of Partagas, Montecristo and Cohiba,” the company said. To complete the look, there is a label inside signed by the actor and by Malenotti.
 

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Pantone Teams With Airbnb on an ‘Outside In’ House in London

GOING GREEN: Pantone has teamed with Airbnb on a sustainable house in London. The color specialist firm has worked with the online home-stay network to list the newly revamped central London home. Located on 4 Dingley Place, in Clerkenwell, the 2,000-square foot, two-story, loft-style flat will be hosted by Pantone.
The design and the focus of “Outside In” house was on Pantone’s 15-0343 Greenery — the company’s color pick for 2017. The trans-seasonal hue has been described as a “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring, when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”
The house was created with a sustainable and nature-driven concept with recyclable materials and decorated with an abundance of plants and trees. The reception area, welcomes guests with lush woodland greenery and includes a dining room that also acts as an indoor greenhouse, filled with sprawling ferns, succulents and cacti. In the bedroom, a landscaped garden structure is lined up against walls and features a wooden trellis at the head of the bed with wall-climbing ivy. The space also includes a cozy, tented nook. Meanwhile, the kitchen contains various herbs and botanical structures along with glasses, mugs and kitchenware — all adorned in the Pantone shade.
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British designers are never afraid to make a statement and this season is no exception. For fall, exaggerated slouchy denim, strong allover graphics, destroyed and distressed details and two-tone dressing were some of the key trends on the London runways.

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In response to tough times, Grace Wales Bonner offers an ode to cosmopolitanism, while J.W. Anderson gets cozy.
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LONDON — WWD’s extensive coverage of men’s fashion week here extends beyond the fall runways. Follow us backstage to capture the unique atmosphere as models prep for the catwalk.

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The fall 2017 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s runs until Monday, Jan. 9.
In the city known for its streetwear scene – reflecting a mash-up of subcultures including hip-hop, skateboarding and surfing -the popularity of the urban market has grown recently with obscure labels becoming more mainstream and newer brands launching.
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The calendar however is coming under increased pressure, from sweeping changes in the industry to the more popular markets: Pitti Uomo in Florence and Paris Fashion Wekk.
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Tinie Tempah Debuts Athleisure Range in London

TINIE’S TIME: For the debut of his label, What We Wear, Tinie Tempah looked to the British capital and youth culture for inspiration. The 28-year old musician staged a runway show held at the British Fashion Council Show Space on Saturday, where models walked to a live orchestra playing classical tunes.
“Im here to try and introduce something that is here to stay and is long-lasting,” said Tempah. “And that doesn’t just appeal to men but it can also appeal to women. I don’t see why it can’t be for everybody.”
He describes his wearer as an every day modern man and said that the aesthetic of the label takes cue from his own style. “It is a mix of the two,” said Tempah. “I definitely dress in young street wear kind of way – very high-end though. Now, I just want to wear my own stuff. My personal tastes go from vintage or high-street to expensive elaborate one-off pieces. But for me, the things I always cherish are the most simplistic things that last the longest and don’t necessarily have to be the most expensive.”
Tempah said his range will be sold at an accessible price point. “We’ve made it very much an

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South Korean Designers Set to Show in London

Four South Korean design talents are gearing up to present their fall collections at men’s fashion week in London. The Korea Creative Content Agency, a government-sponsored organization, is staging the showcase, which runs Friday to Monday at 180 The Strand.
The presentation will feature apparel brands Me: Yoomi, Sewing Boundaries and Dozoh as well as custom footwear label Redmeteor Design.
Here is a rundown of the participants:
ME: YOOMI
Designer: Chu Yoomi
Age: 40
Education: Master of Fashion Design at Dongduk University
Background: Worked as a designer at Korean multibrand retailer Ecru, men’s brand Wozzeck and Hello Kitty
Sales points: Sells at a selection of stores in France, Israel, China and Korea
Retail price points: $ 308 to $ 1,666
Inspiration for fall: “My inspiration was images from the past that make our image for the future. A balance of restraint and freedom, the collection is a mix of urban lifestyle, comfortable, casual yet business-ready with chic minimal lines.”
Design philosophy: “My design attitude is that chic and comfortable should coexist.”
 
SEWING BOUNDARIES
Designer: Dongho Ha
Age: 33
Education: Studied fashion design at Daegu Keimyung College University
Background: Worked for Korean brands Gil Homme, DbyD and D.Gnak
Sales points: Multibrand stores in South Korea
Retail price points: $ 140 to $ 600
Inspiration for fall: “I am a dreamer.”
Design philosophy: “Sewing Boundaries literally means to connect differences and

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Ones to Watch: New Faces of Streetwear From London

London is known for its streetwear scene, composed of a mash-up of subcultures including hip-hop, skateboarding and surfing. The popularity of the urban market has grown recently with obscure labels becoming more mainstream and newer brands launching. Here are a few designers on the rise who are getting set to present their collections during London Fashion Week Men’s.
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Samuel Ross named his label A-Cold-Wall as a nod to Britain’s melting pot culture. “The inspiration behind the name came from the familiarity of environments,” the designer said. “Multiple class systems interact, with the people overlapping and integrating.”
Calling London a “mishmash of high/low property piled on top of each other” with its “distant relationships of working class and upper middle class areas,” these influences appear in A-Cold-Wall’s deconstructed workwear that includes oversize scarves used as a utility holster — a bestseller.
The 25-year-old Ross — who launched his label in 2015 — was born and raised in South West London and studied graphic design and contemporary Illustration at DeMontfort University in Leicester.
Before delving into fashion, he worked on graphic and product design at Imperial Design GB and Story Worldwide and dabbled in homewares, commercial buildouts and advertising campaigns. He also worked as a street artist and

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Matilda performances in London hit by cast illness

A performance of West End musical Matilda is cancelled and another cut short after illness hits several cast members.
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Donatella Versace Hosts Book Signing at Harrods in London

DOTING ON DONATELLA: A crowd of Versace-clad fans headed to Harrods Monday afternoon to meet Donatella Versace at the signing of her book “Versace.”
The designer didn’t keep her admirers waiting, arriving promptly at 1 p.m. to greet 100 men and women, with some decked in the brand’s boisterous apparel. Some shoppers started gathering as early as 11 a.m., as only the first 50 customers who visited the boutique would have a chance to meet briefly with Versace and to have their book signed and picture taken.
Dressed in head-to-toe black , she sat behind a desk inside the Versace boutique in the International Designer room of the Knightsbridge retailer.
“I have always created stories through images, in both collections and advertising campaigns, and I’ve always been in charge of the image-making for Versace,” she said. “The book highlights this aspect of my creative process.”
Versace said working on the book took about two years and added it was difficult to choose from the various images shot by numerous photographers she has worked with. She also insisted that the book feature lots of pictures of Audrey — her beloved Jack Russell.
“I love the first chapter,” said Versace, about her favorite part of the book.

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Nicola Formichetti Toasts New Diesel Flagship in London

FORMICHETTI’S FORM: It’s been a busy week for Nicola Formichetti. On Wednesday, he was at the Victoria’s Secret show at the Grand Palais in Paris, for which he had created the 12 looks in the Pink section of the show. On Thursday, in his role as creative director of Diesel, he hosted the opening party for the brand’s flagship in Knightsbridge.
This, after trips to Venice, Milan, New York, London and Paris, all in the last week. He has one more trip to Italy planned for next week before he heads home to New York. His secret to calming down? Meditation.
“I did transcendental meditation for about a year, but then I went back to my original method, which is a breathing technique. You just focus on the nose, on the air in and out. I do it in bed for about 10 minutes morning and night because you feel weird when someone else is around. Then, when I’m stressed or traveling a lot, I’ll also meditate during the day.”
Rafferty Law, playing DJ for the night, has an almost comparably hectic schedule.
“I shot the Dolce & Gabbana ready-to-wear campaign in Capri last month, and I am getting ready to launch my own brand early next

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Airbnb to Enforce Limits on Rentals in London, Amsterdam

Airbnb agreed for the first time to enforce legal limits on the number of nights a year a host can rent out a home, a major concession as the company is assailed by regulators in the U.S. and Europe.
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Coach to Show Men’s in New York, But May Return to London

CROSSING THE POND: Stuart Vevers is making the jump from London back to New York for his next men’s show. But it may just be a one-time leap.
The creative director of Coach will show his fall men’s collection along with his women’s pre-fall line in New York on Dec. 8, a full month before London Collections: Men, where he’s shown for the past three seasons. But the British-born designer is leaving the door open to return to the British capital.
“We wanted to do something special in New York City to celebrate our new store opening on Fifth Avenue and Coach’s 75th anniversary year,” Vevers said. “I’m continuously inspired by New York City; I love that it’s romantic and tough at the same time. It’s exciting to show our men’s collection on the runway in New York City for the first time.”

But at the same time, Vevers said London is also a special place for him. “There is something exciting to me about what is happening at London Men’s and presenting in London was an opportunity for us to change the context for Coach’s new direction,” he said. “We’ve not made any decisions yet as to where we’ll show our next men’s collection.”

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Joe Corré Speaks About London Punk Memorabilia Burning Rally

CORRE’S CAUSE: “Punk is dead. It’s time to think about something else,” said Joe Corré at a news conference in London, ahead of a ritual burning of the era’s memorabilia. The son of punk royalty Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Corré is pumped up for Saturday’s rally, which will see more than five million pounds, or $ 7 million, worth of memorabilia turn to ashes in Camden, north London.
Corré, who founded the high-end lingerie brand Agent Provocateur with his then wife Serena Rees, is asking other punk fans to meet him and let go of their belongings from the era at the burning ceremony on Nov 26. The date coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single “Anarchy in the U.K.” Corré’s father McLaren managed the group, and is considered the godfather of the movement.
Corré decided to stage a rally after reading about Punk London, an ongoing celebration of punk’s 40-year anniversary, with musical gigs, talks, and exhibitions. Corré penned an open letter to the anniversary’s organizers, asking: “Who’s really behind this thing? The Heritage Lottery fund? The Mayor? Where is all this money going? Is it going to support the homeless? The fund for

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Amber Heard is facing a $ 10m (£8m) lawsuit for “breach of performance and promotional obligations” in her latest film London Fields.
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‘Project Runway: Junior’ Adds Butter London as Makeup Sponsor

Butter London is embracing creative kids.
The beauty brand has signed on as the makeup sponsor for the second season of “Project Runway: Junior.” The winner of the show will get a chance to collaborate with Butter London on a limited-edition nail and lip collection, and receive a year’s worth of its products.
Even before the winner is chosen, the brand will be spotlighted in a specific challenge and will more generally be integrated into each of the show’s 10 episodes, during which teen fashion designer contestants will work with makeup artist Scott Patric on runway beauty. “Butter London’s bright, vivid lipsticks make the ‘Project Runway: Junior’ designs come alive,” said Patric.
Mostly known for its nail polishes, Butter London’s appearance on “Project Runway: Junior” could help bring exposure to its makeup offerings, including lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara and brow items. The show will feature a fully branded Butter London beauty room.
Its second season on Lifetime, kicking off Dec. 22, will see the return of host Hannah Jeter and cohost Tim Gunn as well as celebrity judges Kelly Osbourne, Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai, executive fashion director at Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.

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Fine Jewelry Brand Ara Vartanian Opens Harvey Nichols London Concession

SPARKLE PLENTY: Shortly after the opening of his first European store in London’s Mayfair, the Brazilian fine jeweler Ara Vartanian is partnering with Harvey Nichols to open a concession at the retailer’s new jewelry space.
A miniature version of the Mayfair boutique, the 110 square feet shop-in-shop concept features signature architectural elements, such as wooden panels and concrete-backed displays that evoke the intimate luxury for which Vartanian’s eponymous label is known.
The concession will stock a selection of jewelry, including a new line to launch for the holiday period, with prices ranging from 500 pounds, or $ 620, for entry-level pieces to 30,000 pounds, or $ 37,000, for one-of-a-kind items. Vartanian is known for sourcing rare stones that are often challenging to set, from iridescent opals to large tourmalines and rubellites. His rock ‘n’ roll two- and three-finger rings allow him to set these bigger stones without creating pieces that are too heavy.
“I’m still understanding the customer, so we are going to have a combination of all flavors in the Harvey Nichols space. I want to have an accessible price point, because being a new brand, I don’t want people to feel intimidated by my one-of-a-kind pieces with the crazy stones and crazy prices,”

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L’Dezen Fine Jewelry Launches in London

GROWING UP: L’Dezen, the Hong Kong-based fine jewelry brand, is breaking into the London market via the omnichannel retailer Plukka.
The label will be carried exclusively at Plukka’s London boutique, which recently opened in Burlington Arcade.
Plukka will also stock the label exclusively at its Madison Avenue boutique in New York, which is set to open later this year.
“London is unlike other cities which are keen to jump on all things new. You have to be more established, so I waited five years to enter the London market, to have enough experience and background behind me,” said Payal Shah, the label’s founder and designer.
Shah is making something of a comeback in London: Six years ago she graduated from the University of Westminster, where she studied architecture and urban design.
Shah described her customer as: “a woman in her 40s and very knowledgeable. She has already read about the brand or been to jewelry markets, so she is very specific about what she likes.”
The label is characterized by statement pieces that she creates using sliced diamonds and a variety of colors of 18-carat gold.
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Volvo will test driverless cars in London next year

LONDON — Volvo is starting a scheme that will see 100 families being driven around by driverless cars in London next year.  SEE ALSO: These futuristic driverless pods will run on Singapore's roads by end of the year Described as "UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial," the Drive Me scheme will kick off with a limited number of semi-automatic cars taking to the streets of the capital early next year.   The plan will then be extended in 2018 to up to 100 vehicles.  The Swedish company says the introduction of automatic driving cars will "revolutionise Britain's roads in four main areas — safety, congestion, pollution and time saving," as up to 90% of all road accidents are caused by driver error or distraction. Similar tests are due to take place in Gothenburg and across China.  “Autonomous driving represents a leap forward in car safety,” Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo, said in a statement. Volvo has not explained which parts of London will be used for the trial, but participants will have to sit behind the wheel because of the laws around autonomous vehicles.  British towns such as Milton Keynes and Bristol already have testing areas for driverless cars but this would be the first time autonomous vehicles will take to the streets.  Adapted Volvo's XC90 vehicles will be used in the trial. The Chancellor George Osborne has promised to introduce legislation that will allow autonomous vehicles on British motorways by 2020.  Business Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Driverless cars will see our journeys become faster, cleaner and safer. "The UK is leading the way in developing the technology needed to make this a reality thanks to our world-class research base and these types of trials will become increasingly common."

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Shakespeare at 400, Jack London at 100: Genius Lives

In William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It, a traveler named Jaques waxes poetical in lines that have achieved literary immortality.

“All the world’s a stage,” he says. “And all the men and women merely players;/ They have their exits and their entrances,/And one man in his time plays many parts.”

Three hundred years later, Jack London, another melancholy traveler, might well have spoken nearly the same lines and meant them to be about himself. Indeed, he once observed that he had half-a-dozen different “selves” and proved it in a short, brilliant life that spanned the end of the nineteenth and the start of twentieth century.

A writer, vagabond, sailor, farmer, public speaker, playwright, playboy, war correspondent, and a Bernie Sanders-like socialist, Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco in 1876. He died in Glen Ellen, California in 1916 at the age of 40. (London ran for mayor of Oakland twice and twice lost.)

Around the world this year, theatergoers and thespians, are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare in 1616, his age unknown.

There’s another big literary anniversary afoot, as well. In 2016, fans of Jack London, one of the most popular American authors of his day, are celebrating the 100th anniversary of his death.

Both anniversaries are well worth celebrating.

Indeed, if Shakespeare’s plays illuminate the Elizabethan Age better than the plays of any other writer, Jack London’s novels, including “The Iron Heel,” illuminate the Gilded Age and its aftermath better than most of the novels of his contemporaries, including those of Henry James.

To many, it will sound like hyperbole, but to the faithful London was the Shakespeare of his day. Like the Bard, he wrote tragedies as well as comedies.

Like the Bard, he was exceedingly prolific; in 17 years be wrote more than 50 books. Like Shakespeare, he created immortal character: Buck, the dog who devolves into a wolf; White Fang, the wolf who evolves into a dog; Wolf Larsen, the brutal sea captain who reads Shakespeare and analyzes his most famous character, Hamlet.

There’s also Martin Eden, the sailor who becomes a famous writer. And perhaps London’s best character of all: himself. As the literary critic, Alfred Kazin famously observed, “the greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived.”

For one hundred years, biographers have tried repeatedly to capture his elusive identity and to fix the nature of his nature as well as the nature of his art. Dozens and dozens of biographies have been written about him, including “The Mystery of Jack London” by his friend Georgia Loring Bamford.

Rose Wilder Lane beat Bamford to the typewriter. “Life and Jack London,” her fictionalized biography, in which she borrows from Jung and Freud, appeared in “Sunset Magazine” in eight installments in 1917 and 1918.

More biographies are on the way; conferences are forthcoming.

Biographers know more about London than they do about Shakespeare; thousands of London’s letters survive, along with voluminous documents, though as in the case of Shakespeare there’s no known birth certificate. With London as with Shakespeare mysteries abound.

Fans may never know all they would like to know about London’s biological father, William Henry Chaney, his mother, Flora, or what it meant to be a white boy raised as he was in the Bay Area’s African American community by an African American ex-slave named Virginia Prentice.

The evidence suggests that London felt like an orphan in the world and that he also had an abiding fear of falling into a kind of abyss, both physical and psychological, that derived in part from the poverty and emotional insecurity of his early years.

London himself embraced mystery and in his best work produced poetry worthy of Shakespeare. “Men, mere motes of light and sparkle,” he wrote in “The Sea-Wolf,” “ride their steeds of wood and steel through the heart of the mystery, groping their way blindly through the unseen.”

Like the archetypical man that Shakespeare’s Jaques describes in “As You Like it,” London was “Jealous in honor, /sudden and quick in quarrel,/ Seeking the bubble reputation.”

One hundred years after his death, the bubble hasn’t burst yet.

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The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome

The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome


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Fast Facts From Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris

Flight Tracker:
New York to London, 3,459 miles; 6.5 hours
London to Milan, 597 miles; 1 hour 45 minutes
Milan to Paris, 400 miles; 90 minutes
Paris to New York, 3,625 miles; 8.5 hours
 
NEW YORK
New York Fashion Week generates almost $ 900 million for the greater metropolitan area — more than the U.S. Open, the New York City Marathon or the 2014 Super Bowl.
100 total shows on IMG footprint
3 weeks: The time it takes to build out NYFW show venues, with numerous crews working around the clock.
The city’s semiannual fashion weeks draw approximately 232,000 attendees to more than 500 shows, creating a total economic impact of $ 887 million.
New York City’s fashion industry employs more than 184,000, accounting for 5.4 percent of the city’s workforce; pays $ 11.6 billion in wages, and generates $ 1.4 billion in tax revenue annually.
308: Number of events including runway, presentations, appointments and parties on the inclusive women’s Fashion Calendar.
 
MILAN
67 fashion shows (68 with two for Giorgio Armani); 88 presentations.
90 Percent: Hotel occupancy rate during fashion week in Milan; 95 percent between Sept. 8 and 10.
15 million euros ($ 16 million): Revenue generated for hotels in Milan and surrounding provinces during fashion week.
37 events.
4.3 miles: The longest distance between shows in Milan (Les Copains

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Carolina Herrera to Start Selling Bridal in London at Moda Operandi

For the first time, Carolina Herrera will be selling her wedding gowns in the U.K. through a new partnership with Moda Operandi.
From Nov. 25 to 28, a Carolina Herrera Bridal trunk show will be held at Moda Operandi’s London store in Belgravia. Shoppers will be the first to pre-order gowns from the fall 2016 collection. The alliance is in step with the American designer company’s focus on expanded global distribution. The three-day event will mark the first time Moda Operandi has gotten into bridal in such a major way.
Brides-to-be will find fluid silhouettes with embellished intricate lace scallop necklines and a bodice that appears to have a panted motif due to crystals and hand-placed lace on organza. Other styles feature chantilly and guipure lace appliqués on tulle, and sheer layers and pleats. For fall, there is also a palette of blush tones and nudes.
Since she launched her bridal collection in 1987, Herrera has dressed a range of well-known brides including, recently, model Hilary Rhoda, who wed former New York Ranger Sean Avery last month. Olivia Palermo wore a Carolina Herrera ensemble for her wedding last year. Many fans of the designer know her wedding gowns from Kristin Stewart’s “Bella Swan”

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Tom Ford to Stage Show During London Collections: Men

FORD FORGES AHEAD: Tom Ford will unveil his fall 2016 men’s collection at London Collections: Men in January for the first time in a show format.
Ford, who usually holds appointments in his studio for press and buyers to view his men’s collections, has a provisional slot on the calendar for Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m., and the British Fashion Council is set to confirm the final schedule on Dec. 7.
According to a Ford spokeswoman, a decision on how the collection will be presented has not been made at this time.
Ford, who did not stage a runway show or presentation for his women’s spring 2016 collection, took it to the small screen last month with a  video shot by Nick Knight that featured Lady Gaga.
Ford is working on his second film, “Nocturnal Animals,” an adaptation of the 1993 novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is due for release next year.

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Frieze London Sees Strong Sales, So Far, in an Uneasy Economic Climate

ARTFUL DODGING: Frieze Art, the London contemporary art fair, wrapped up Saturday with sold-out stands and no hint — yet — of cash-strapped collectors or repercussions from the economic slowdown in China. In the third quarter, the country notched its slowest growth in six years.
“A lot of our galleries are experiencing their best Frieze ever,” said Abby Bangster, the artistic director for Frieze Americas and Asia. “I’ve spoken to the galleries that are based in China and are here, and they have completely sold out. It’s not just Chinese buying Chinese, they have big London and American buyers. We also have a good number of Chinese collectors. We so far have not been impacted, but it is certainly something that we’re watching.”
The 13th edition of the four-day fair, held at Regent’s Park in London, saw 164 galleries from 27 countries take part. Galleries showcased works by artists including Camille Henrot; Mary Weatherford; Gabriel Orozco; Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Jimmie Durham.
While Frieze did not disclose the total amount of sales at the fair, it did release some figures from individual galleries. White Cube sold a painting by Damien Hirst for 750,000 pounds, or $ 1.16 million, while a work by Gabriel Orozco sold for $ 900,000 at Kurimanzutto. An oil painting by Chris Ofili

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INDIXIA Launches in New York, Hong Kong and London to Follow

ALL IN FOR INDIA: The first New York installment of INDIXIA has launched to help underprivileged children in India who are interested in getting a higher education in fashion, design or cinema.

Pooling international supporters who specialize in fine art, design, fashion. cinema and philanthropy, INDIXIA supports Arts For India, the charity was started by Satish Modi in the U.K. in 2010. The agency receives educational support by the University of the Arts London and the Prince’s Drawing School, London. Through Arts for India’s four-year scholarship program, a donor sponsors one needy student artist at the International Institute of Fine Arts. Each year 100 underprivileged students benefit from the program.

Aiming to help as many impoverished Indian students as possible, Modi said, “By giving them the opportunity to study, they, especially women, can escape arranged marriages. With education, they are then able to make informed choices in their lives and have a much better chance and brighter future.”

As part of the first edition of INDIXIA in New York, Nicole Miller and Columbia University Professor and Tibet House U.S. president Robert Thurman will be honored Wednesday at Bonhams. They will be joined by what is expected to be a strong showing by the

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