London Fashion Week

Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

TAKING FLIGHT Raeburn deployed an array of technical fabrics, including decommissioned parachute silk—preserved in its original candy-pink hue—originally used in humanitarian aid…

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Richard Nicoll's "Tinkerbell" Gown Sets London Fashion Week Aglow

Richard Nicoll’s London Fashion Week outing had more than a smattering of faith, trust, and pixie dust. Sponsored by Disney, the Spring/Summer 2015 show featured five looks that…

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Stella McCartney, Livia Firth Launch Inaugural "Green Carpet Collection"

GREEN CARPET COLLECTION The 13 evening looks, which boast “delicate femininity and bold graphic abstraction,” comprise materials that are either recycled or certified…

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London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Fetes Sustainability at London Fashion Week

ACTIVE ECO Adidas says it employed “advanced, eco-friendly” cutting techniques to ensure that at least 95 percent of the fabric went into the final product. (The industry…

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Net-a-Porter Collaborates With Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, Erdem in Support of Green Carpet Challenge

NET-A-PORTER x GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE Firth, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, and Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massanet, who currently chairs the British Fashion Council, unveiled the…

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Lily Cole Opens Vivienne Westwood's London Fashion Week Show With an Interpretative Dance About Climate Change

Photo by Joel Ryan for Invision RED OR DEAD “The metaphor was the dance of the red shoes,” Westwood told the Associated Press backstage. Like the dancer snared by her shoes…

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Louise Gray Goes "Derelict Chic" at Autumn 2013 London Fashion Week

SHABBY CHIC “I’m into recycling—it’s a nice concept,” Gray told British Vogue after the show. The designer, who once described her ideal client as “someone who is…

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Julia Skergeth Turns Heads (And Heels) With Stilettos Made With Rice

Just call Julia Skergeth a designer who goes against the grain. The Kingston University student turned the traditional stiletto on its head, after all, when she built a vertiginous heel…

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Philip Treacy Lights Up London Fashion Week With Wacky LED Hats

LET THERE BE LIGHT Waldemeyer helped create two pieces for the collection. The first, inspired by the concept of weightlessness, involved whirring LED propellers that created a…

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Central St. Martins Student Wins Estethica/Veolia Award for Best Upcycled Collection

Last Tuesday, the British Fashion Council announced that out of 12 Central Saint Martins BA graduates, Liora Lasselle won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her innovative…

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15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week's Estethica Showcase

HONEST BY Honest By, Estethica’s “special guest,” is the first completely fashion label to promote complete transparency in price and manufacturing, according to Bruno…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn returned to London Fashion Week on Sunday with his Spring/Summer 2013 women’s collection—the second he’s dedicated to the fairer…

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The Green Cut: Livia Firth Enlists A-List Designers to Create Movie-Inspired Eco-Fashion

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE An exhibit of the dresses, sponsored by American Express, will be on view at Somerset House for the duration of London Fashion Week. “Our eight designers…

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PETA Protestors Parade With Skinned Fox Corpses on Eve of London Fashion Week

As the fashion pack wends its way across the Atlantic, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals treated Londoners to a different kind of runway show. Dressed to kill in little black…

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Kingston University, Dr. Noki Collaborate on Quirky Textile "Monsters"

MONSTER MASH Working in pairs, the students took the castoff garments apart, then set about re-piecing them into something new. “My partner Rene Bedell and I tried shredding and…

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Prophetik Channels Princess Grace at Autumn 2012 London Fashion Week

COURTLY LOVE It’s refreshing to see a collection that features options for both men and women. Garner uses all-natural dyes derived from plants grown on the gardens of his estate in…

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