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Supported by Escada, the Design Museum presents Drawing Fashion celebrating fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The original illustrations from Chanel, Dior, Viktor&Rolf and Comme des Garçons define the fine art discipline. The exhibition will also feature film-clips, show reels, music clips and photographs. The collection of fashion illustrations is put together by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chriau.

Drawing Fashion will be on display from 3rd November 2010 until 6th March 2011. Exclusive talks events will take place with Colin McDowell, Manolo Blahnik, and Stephen Jones. Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40’s and 50’s, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, news reels, music and photography will sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century.

It will be the first time this collection, which was put together over 30 years by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, has been displayed.


Westfield London shopping centre, has brought the online community a ‘click to buy’ catwalk show using the innovative video technology of ‘hotspotting’.

Hotspotting has been used for the latest ‘Fashion Lives’ catwalk show hosted by Westfield London, who showcased their Autumn/Winter collection featuring clothes from designers and brands including Whistles, Oasis, House of Fraser, Miss Sixty and Hobbs. The catwalk show was the grand finale to the successful ‘Car Boot fair’ held by Westfield London, to celebrate London Fashion Week and the launch of the Autumn/Winter season.

The creation of this digital catwalk means that anyone who could not attend the event can now watch the show from a virtual front row, while the ’hotspot’ element allows viewers to click on any piece of clothing that catches their eye and buy them instantly. A landing page, which is unique for each item, gives the viewer all the product details including where the item is from, how much it costs and even provides the option to buy online or at Westfield London.

Viewers can look through different videos which showcase four of the latest trends including tailored military, camel, metallic and leopard print. Inspiration for this season’s must have items can be viewed from any computer or smartphone with the option to instantly buy an entire outfit.

For early birds who already suspire for Spring…the new S/S catalogue of H&M is already ready!

Sign up for spring fashion 2011. Just go to and suscribe to the newsletter, as you’ll get the opportunity to sign up for our spring catalogue right now.

If you sign up today the catalogue with all the latest spring fashion will arrive at your doorstep in the end of December, completely free!

British contemporary indie enfant terrible Pete Doherty has just reveiled himself to be teaming up with Hannah Martin for jewellery line.

Babyshambles and The Libertines singer-songwriter has collaborated with British designer Hannah Martin for the launch of his first jewellery collection.

Retailing through Joseph stores in London and Paris from this month, the 15-piece Albion Trinketry line consists of cufflinks, rings, pins and chains made using oxidised silver, rose gold, mammoth tusk and black diamonds. The collection launches internationally in the New Year.

Fashion Capital LogoIf a lack of financial savvory is the only thing preventing you from launching your own label or fashion business, you will be thrilled to discover that Fashion Enter is running a series of four practical workshops to help you get your business in good shape from a financial and production point of view held at Fashion Enter’s Workshop and Factory in North London.

Aimed at new and emerging fashion designers who are either just starting out or even experienced designers who just want to be more business savvy and improve the efficiency and profitability of their business.

These workshops are designed to be practical – giving you real industrial tools of the trade to help you manage your business as well as an understanding of the principles behind them.

During the workshops you will have the opportunity to apply your new-found knowledge through a cross section of industry based exercises. You will also get the chance to discuss your own particular needs both during the workshops and in one-to-one surgeries immediately after.

Each Workshop will run for 5 hours starting at 9.30 a.m. One-to-one surgeries will be held at the end of each workshop and you can pre book a unique surgery prior to workshop commencing.


Location: The Workshop, Vale Road, London , N4  1TG

Dates: 18th Nov, 25th Nov, 2nd Dec, 9th Dec 2010.

Price: £50 per delegate per workshop.

How to Book: pre book by emailing

Guilt free designer label clothing at up to 80% off the recommend retail price! This is what you’d find at Sale Hunters for almost 5 entire days…

If the magical figure of 80% means not enough for you, think of many international and home grown labels for both men and women all under one roof. Given the fact that organizers’ commitment is to bring luxury for less, what else can we ask for?


Sample Hunters Sale


Starts: 21/10/10 – Ends: 24/10/10. Thursday 21st, 16.00 to 19.00 Friday 22nd, 12.00 to 19.00 Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th 12.00 to 17.00


The Old Truman Brewery, Shop 14, 15 Hanbury Street London E1 6QR

How? £1 entrance charge and a little charge of £2 if you prefer to use your plastic money. Just remember they not accept American express cards or cheques.

Aimed to fullfil two main aims -give us a help to find Xmas presents on budget and spoil their most loyal customers-, crew from DSUK have scheduled a one day flash sample sale Thurs 28th October– put it in your diaries! 

Just £1 to get in & having the chance to download a £5 loyalty voucher from their website, doesn´t sound already appealing to you? If still worried about spending too much in this financial climate, don’t worry, DSUK always has something special at prices you can afford! – ‘so grab a bargain and behold the glitz at DSUK’ – You Love Fashion – Sept 2010.

What to be found? Cashmere from £39, Silk separates from £45, Wool designer Jackets from £69, Winter boots from £60, Mens cotton shirts from £30 and a large etcetera to keep you warm in best priced seasonal must-haves!

We have a whole host of labels on sale at this forthcoming sale  Missoni jumpers from £99 normal RRP £450, Jil Sander wool Jackets from £199 RRP £890, Romeo Gigli Jackets from £129, RRP £495, Ballantyne cardigan’s from £129, Vivienne Westwood Winter stock includes skirts from £79, Troursers from £79, denim jackets from £99 and shirts from £49, Dresses from £79.  Winter Galliano starting at £69 for tops, Skirts £149.

Boutique brands we have an assortment of labels with silk dresses from £50, embroidered jackets and coats from £65, long chiffon tops from £35. Cheap & chic we have religion printed jersey & embellished tops, skirts & dresses from £35, Asos jackets, tops, skirts, trousers starting at just £10 – at these prices, why shop anywhere else!

Sale information.

DSUK 1 day Flash sale.
Thursday 28th October

Venue.  THE MUSIC ROOMS. 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London W1 

Transport. Nearest tube: Bond Street

Entry. £1 // Credit/Debit cards subject to £2 surcharge

As opposed to those who think that Christmas is still far away, brain children from H&M don´t want to be caught in a rush and have already launched their party dresses and numbers collection.

As this year the structure has given the flow to textures, we can find brocades, fake fur, satin, layers and layers of soft mousseline and glossy yarns to enrich the military-esque jackets, coats and even vests.

Ruffles, playful lenghts and cuts to add volume, dusty colors to connect with your most feminine side and romantic reminiscences, courtesy of the omnipresent 50’s gowns make the rest. Best part? They all range from 14.99 to 29.99 pounds!!

Come on! What are you waiting for? Go to the H&M Fashion Studio and try the most risky outfits… dare to party!!

Yellow Shoe Print Umbrella, Manolo Blahnik for Liberty

Yes, you read it right, Manolo is not anymore just a name for your soles. Hand in hand qith the quintessentially British House of Liberty, the famed designer has provided a range of umbrellas, perfect to turn on your fashion volume while wandering in the Londoner mist.

Coming in a varied sort of colors and patterns, all of them share the deep love of the master shoemaker for the women much loved companion, which decors the inner side of the umbrella shade. But without hesitating, the key number of the last addition to the celebrating Manolo’s range at Liberty’s is the brolly created by the artist featuring light blue shoe print on the inside.

Also on reward for those managing to acquire one of the large olive green umbrellas with Manolo Blahnik rosebud print to inside. Wooden handle with silver spokes and silver Liberty of London plaque to handle. More tunned with the camel seasonal frenzy, this is a long-lasting investment!


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