Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fashion Weekly News (09/09-15/09)


   Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a cyclist yesterday as she returned to her hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show. It has been said that the actress intends to press charges against the cyclist - said to be Carl Wu, a paparazzo who was rushing to take a picture of her.



   Chanel Iman names the brands identified for racist acts, that she feels are failing to use "models of colour" often enough in their shows and campaigns. CĂ©line, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Victoria Beckham and Marc by Marc Jacobs were all identified as failing in her eyes.



   Marc by Marc Jacobs has apologised and withdrawn from sale a T-shirt that bears a graphic that closely resembles a neo-Nazi band's album cover by the name of boots and braces. Department store Nordstom has withdrawn the T-shirt, although it is still available at Saks Fifth Avenue.



   Harrods' security director, Gregory Faulkener, uncovered a phishing scam which has cost more than £1 million.


   Have a look at Manolo’s Blahnik very first debut at London Fashion Week!






   Rumors say that JW Anderson might be joining LVMH. Anderson's trajectory has much in common with Christopher Kane's, who has been recently acquired by another fashion conglomerate, Kering (formerly PPR).


   Neiman Marcus has been sold for the largest proposition ever made yet in the luxury department store sector, for a value of $6 billion to a group spearheaded by Ares Management and a Canadian pension plan.


   Christian Lacroix has teamed up with French favourite Petit Bateau as well as the Paris Opera to create a capsule collection of four pieces for women and two for children. The collection will be available starting December 6.
 


   Alexa Chung unveils her projects of writing “an image-heavy autobiography” and not a memoir as she insists. The book, titled “It”, is comprised of Chung's music, style, inspirations, and boys. She says, “It's almost a stream of consciousness about several topics so it was fun to write. I composed it all in emails to my editor, because I don't have Microsoft Word.”




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