Monday, August 19, 2013

Fashion Weekly News (12/08-18/08)

   Spain’s richest woman, Co-founder of Inditex and Zara, and ex-wife to founder and third richest person Amancio Ortega, Rosalia Mera, dies at age 69 of a stroke while on holiday last Thursday.

Rosalia Mera

   Cara Delevingne is rumored to have auditioned for a role in the film adaptation of fifty shades of grey. Last June, it was announced that  Sam Taylor-Johnson would direct the movie, promising to "honour the power" of EL James's bestselling erotic novel and its key characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

   Reports says that this year black models accounted for only 6 per cent of catwalk looks at New York Fashion Week, falling from 8.2 per cent in 2012. Despite having a US black president and first-lady, things have gone backwards.

Jourdan Dunn on the catwalk

   Alexander Wang is the new ambassador for the Woolmark Company’s Merino Wool: No Finer Feeling initiative. He also joins Narciso Rodriguez who is already an ambassador for this initiative.

   Giles, House of Holland, Temperley London, Topshop Unique, and Matthew Williamson will fly 12 ft flags over Oxford Street from September 1 until September 17, featuring huge images from their autumn/winter 2013 catwalk shows.

Oxford St., London

   Selfridges hosts its 3 years anniversary with a capsule collection featuring a collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas. The line will be on display from August 19 to October 19.

   Disney and Harrods will auction off ten Princess-inspired dresses (which were first created for Harrods' Christmas window display last year) designed by some of the world's most famous fashion houses, including Oscar de la Renta, Versace and Elie Saab, at Christies in November, for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

   Lady Gaga is the covergirl for V magazine for the Fall issue. She comes out in four different versions introducing her four designer-clad alter egos, in Armani, Versace, Balenciaga, or Saint Laurent. As a result, four versions of the September issue are available, one for each designer-clad doppelganger.

   The terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, developed by the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL), aims to identify fake products, which would otherwise be undetectable to the human eye, travelling both into and out of Britain. But how does it work? An electromagnetic radiation beam will be passed over items that will be able to detect the exact composition of the fabric. A unique profile can then be built for each product, based on how the beam reacts - and this profile can then be compared against the profile of suspected counterfeit goods. 

   Yes Lady Finance Co. (meaning rich woman in Cantonese) in Hong Kong is supplying customers with loans against the value of their Gucci, Chanel, Herm├Ęs or Louis Vuitton handbags as they are considered goods that retain their retail value. This deal is made available within half an hour at a loan of 80% of the bag’s value and as long as the customer pays backs the loan within four months with four per cent monthly interest on top.
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