Prepare to swoon! The Temperley Pre-Fall 2014 brings us everything label is known for, including a plethora of pretty lace trims, art deco details, chic tailoring, cool jumpsuits, pops of colour (especially pink), and dramatic gowns. There are also peekaboo panels, '70s-inspired prints and shapes, full-length skirts, and leather biker jackets, plus a stunning white pleated gown that will no doubt make its way down the aisle worn by a very lucky bride at some point. Click through to see the collection in full.
The nominees for the British Fashion Awards were announced this morning, and it's no surprise that last year's model of the year, Cara Delevingne, is nominated for the award once again. She joins a host of familiar faces in the lineup, with the likes of Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, Sarah Burton, and Victoria Beckham all making the short list.
There are some new faces as well, with up-and-coming designers nominated across the various Emerging Talent categories, plus the New Establishment award, which recognizes younger labels that are quickly becoming part of British fashion history; this year, Mary Katrantzou, J.W. Anderson, and Peter Pilotto will battle it out for the honor. For the full list of nominees, keep reading.
Christopher Kane beat some stiff competition from fellow countrymen Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray, and Holly Fulton last night as he was crowned designer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. The ceremony took place in London for the first time, which made a strange kind of sense given that most of the Scots-born nominees now work out of the capital.
Chanel scooped up the international designer of the year award, which recognizes international brands that have used Scottish fabrics; in this case tartan. Other winners included ever-reliable high street footwear chain Schuh and singer Emeli Sandé, who was voted 2013's Scottish fashion icon. For a full list of the winners, keep on reading
LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault confirmed the news this morning, as Jacobs showed his final collection for the French label, a fitting all-black tribute to some of his most famous Vuitton designs.
Whoever replaces Marc will have some very big boots to fill. From bringing collaborators like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami on board to liven up the famous monogram bags to staging dramatic shows featuring steam trains and hotel corridors, he has cleverly kept the label current while paying homage to the heritage and never sacrificing luxury.
Insiders are already suggesting that Nicolas Ghesquière may be the man for the job.
Christopher Bailey was feeling romantic for Spring 2014, presenting a Burberry Prorsum collection inspired by the English Rose. Dusky pinks, mint green, lavender, mauve, and pale yellow appeared on loose 3/4-length coats, lacy pencil skirts, and soft Spring knits. Surprise brights came via a berry polka-dot blouse tucked into a striped skirt and a sparkling skirt covered in costume jewelry-like embellishment that drew gasps from the crowd. For evening, there were one-shoulder dresses with soft draping, and for accessories fans bright sandals and the newest Burberry bag; the petal.
London Fashion Week's third day kicked off with a visit to the Natural History Museum for a colorful collection from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. LFW's Spring 2014 shade of choice — pink — was here in abundance (it even lit up the entrance to the catwalk), but we also saw lots of white, blue, and gray along rainbow geometric prints, sometimes in block color, other times broken up by shattered florals. Raincoats were the surprise highlight of the collection, in printed plastics and futuristic foil, while origami-folded dresses in bright prints or spaghetti-strap slips in white and pink offered a modern way to dress for cocktail hour.