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Victoria Beckham Unveils First Signature Handbag

Singer and designer Victoria Beckham introduces her first signature handbag during her New York Fashion Week show. The statement bag, which debuted along with her Spring/ Summer 2011 line, was created in collaboration with Marc Jacobs designer Katie Hiller. “I knew what I wanted, but I needed someone with the expertise, who knew about factories,” […]

Stars Shine At Fashion Rocks

The red carpet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall was dazzling. What with throngs of stars present to celebrate the fifth Annual Fashion Rocks – an event which celebrates the relationship between fashion and music.Some of the stunners include Charlize Theron, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Chris Brown and the boys and girls of “Gossip Girl”.Proving the music and fashion do mix, Chris Brow gamely told the Associated Press that “to be a musician and a great entertainer, you have to be a trendsetter. To be…

Life is a Cabaret at Lingerie Americas

Lingerie Americas is giving Victoria’s Secret a run for it’s money. Sans famous super models, Lingerie America’s August 4 show was still able to bring the house down with Cabaret inspired performances and collections. The event featured professional dancers and a long and impressive line-up of international lingeries brands. The stage was reportedly “bathed in golden light and was reflected in the Art Deco mirrored columns of the Cipriani’s 23rd Street.”The show’s impressive line-up featured abo…

From Couture To Sporty

  With the Olympics on center stage this year, the fashion industry recently jumped on the ban wagon and saw the biggest sporting event ever for what it can mean to them – a massive marketing opportunity. Oh, of course there’s the idea of making our athletes look good too. Not to mention the idea of tapping the monolithic Chinese market. This explains the launch of designer sports lines due to the new sports stores mushrooming all over Beijing. Fashion V Sport Curator (at London’s Victoria and A…

Andy Warhol Still Dictates

It makes sense. Art and photography legend Andy Warhol is also a fashion originator. After all, fashion is art in clothing. Come Wednesday, Warhol would have been 80 years old. Though it has been more or less 50 years since Warhol’s “Factory” was closed down, it still continues to churn out fashionistas. The “Factory” was notorious for being the hangout of “Superstars” such as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Truman Capote and several other superstars – many of them fashion legends. The birthplace of Vel…

Calvin Klein to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Calvin Klein will be celebrating its 40th anniversary by giving back to the back to the city which has so greatly shaped its heritage.The fashion house announced its plans to hold a grand party on September 7 at a venue created for the solely for this event. Architect John Pawson created right next to the city’s Jigh Line development, a 1.5 mile-long former elevated railway. This railway is being developed into a 6.7 acre park and promenade by the city of New York and Friends of the High Line. C…

Karl Lagerfield To Design Dubai Fashion Island

Not contented by being creative director of the house of Chanel and being the legendary fashion designer that he is, Karl Lagerfield is set to embark on another designing odyssey. His next project – an island. Dubai’s project, The World, a man-made archipelago composed of 300 man-made islands patterned after – obviously, the map of the world, is to have a fashion island named Isla Moda. An entire island dedicated solely to fashion, Isla Moda will reportedly have a hotel, residential villas and f…

Fashion Week San Diego will Highlight the Fashion Culture

The San Diego fashion week will be held at San Diego Bay’s Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, under a permanent 20,000 sq. ft. tent. on Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2008. San Diego fashion week is the only bi-national fashion week in the world. It highlights the region’s fashion culture and heritage, featuring designers from Mexico and the US. The even will have the usual seven days of fashion shows, daytime entertainment and of course, over-the-top after-parties. The finale show will be followed by an al…

Gucci Collaborates With Rihanna to Raise Funds for UNICEF

Gucci has chosen to renowned songstress Rihanna to star in the fashion house’s first ever ad campaign for UNICEF. Rihanna, after performing for Gucci’s UNICEF fund raiser, was chosen by creative director Frida Giannini for her “her strong personality”. Giannini, in an interview with WWD, reportedly said “When we decided to dedicate a full ad campaign, more than just creating products, to really come out and show our commitment to UNICEF, I felt a musician and a beautiful woman was the perfect ic…

eBay Ordered to Stop Selling LVMH Products

Bay and luxury goods Giant LVMH has seen the end of a high profile court battle over alleged selling of counterfeit items turn in favor of the luxury conglomerate. The French version of eBay has been ordered by the Paris Court of Appeals t Stop selling all Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH) products. WWD reports that eBay could face a fine of up to 50,000 euros a day if they sell products from any of the following LVMH companies – Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Guerlain and Parfums Give…