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The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announces that designers Christopher Kane, Erdem and Marios Schwab will receive British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward sponsorship for the third consecutive season. The scheme, supported by the London Development Agency, was established three years ago to provide funding for talented emerging British designers. This second stage scheme was introduced to give a further tier of support for the most promising designers as they emerged from NEWGEN. The award consists of a financial prize, to be used towards producing an on-schedule catwalk show at London Fashion Week, along with access to business support, from supporters including Baker Tilly and Shoosmiths, which provides them with knowledge required to further develop their businesses. Previous winners include Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Sinha-Stanic and Roksanda Illincic. This season’s recipients, despite being relatively new businesses, have already garnered a following of international influencers and are sold in directional stores and boutiques here in the UK and internationally.

In 2006, Christopher Kane launched his own label with his sister Tammy (collaborator and business partner) and has gone on to build his label into a major player in the high-fashion world. Now in its seventh season showing as part of London Fashion Week his collections are renowned for their contemporary, progressive vision and the label is a key contributor to trends.

On receiving the sponsorship, Christopher said "I am thrilled to have been awarded Fashion Forward by the BFC. This will be my 7th show at London Fashion Week and without its support I would not have had the ability to have presented the show in the way that I would want. I am especially thankful to have the BFC’s support on the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week as it has allowed me to reach the widest international audience possible which is invaluable to the growth of my business."

Erdem was launched in 2005 by Erdem Moralioglu and his designs have won plaudits for their fusion of sharp tailoring with romanticism and bold, graphic, custom-designed silk prints. His A/W 09/10 show was one of the top ten shows of the season as chosen by Erdem said "I’m so thankful to have won Fashion Forward from the BFC. Being able to show at London Fashion Week is integral to the brand and with this sponsorship, we are able to showcase our brand in an ideal manner." Marios Schwab has been credited with leading the body-conscious fashion movement with his figure hugging feminine dresses since his label launched in 2005. Marios has recently been appointed Creative Director at Halston and will present his first collection for the brand in February 2010. He will be showing in September for the ninth time as part of LFW, on receiving the Fashion Forward sponsorship this season Marios commented, "I am very happy to be backed by Fashion Forward for a third season, it gives me great stability and encouragement for my business". Caroline Rush, Joint Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented, "The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward scheme plays a key role in building designer brands in London. This season’s winners were amongst the London based designers who led the world fashion media headlines last season for their innovation. The BFC is proud to continue to offer support to these outstanding talents." For more information and exclusive interviews with the designers visit



Ivana Basilotta

About the designer Ivana Basilotta Italian by nationality, born and educated in Germany and now based in London. Ivana Basilotta has designed and created dresses for some of the world’s best-known personalities In her early 20 s Ivana opened her couture boutique in Kensington, only to find herself letting go of all business affairs a few years later to follow a spiritual path. Not only a designer, Ivana has been dedicated to her spiritual study of Raja Yoga Meditation since 2000. Spending the last 8 years of her life perusing an intensive spiritual study. With the guidens of some of the world’s renowned spiritual teacher’s Ivana spent most of her time dedicated to her spiritual work “ A time of bliss”. At the start of 2008 Ivana chose to re-establish her Eco designer label, embracing the world through different eyes. Ivana supports several charities and is also a teacher of raja yoga mediation. Her showroom is based at the Shymala Ayurved, SPA.

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Trendsetter and Model Erin O'Connor

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Published August 20th, 2008

London - Supermodel Erin O’Connor is to sell a selection of dresses, jackets, shoes and bags from her personal wardrobe at Christie’s South Kensington on Tuesday 16 September at 1pm. Proceeds will go to the British Fashion Council, which provides financial support to aspiring fashion designers and models and helps them during the early part of their careers. Erin also recently started The Model Sanctuary, supported by the British Fashion Council, in response to the government’s Model Health Enquiry, which supports young models and looks after their health during London Fashion Week.

Her collection consists of approximately 30 exquisite and wearable items from many of today’s top designers. The clothes are affordable, with estimates starting from around £100 and sizes range from 39 to 41 (UK sizes 8 – 12).

Highlights include:

• A full-length Chanel coat, featured in the Chanel campaign in 2000 (estimate: £350-£450)

• A group of long-sleeved silk Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen blouses worn in a show and featured on a Telegraph Magazine cover (estimate: £400-£600)

• Two Chanel suede and tweed bags which were gifts from Karl Lagerfeld (estimate: £450-£750)

• A Marni Multi-colour wool dress (estimate: £150-250)

• A Ralph Lauren gold and black jewelled jacket (estimate: £300-500)

• A blue wool dress by Roland Mouret. This was Erin’s own “Galaxy” dress; the It dress of 2005 (estimate: £200-400)

• A red jersey sleeveless dress by Diane von Furstenburg (estimate: £200-400)

• A white fur bolero jacket by Matthew Williamson (estimate: £200-400)

• A Mulberry “Roxanne” large red tote bag (estimate: £300-500)

• A large Louis Vuitton hold-all (estimate: £300-500)

• A dramatic printed chiffon gown by John Galliano (estimate: £400-600)

• A chocolate leather jacket by Celine (estimate: £300-500)


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Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, will organise its first-ever stand alone Photgraphy Sale on 20 May 2010. A beautiful early print by John French can be yours for as little as £500; a Parkinson or Beaton for £1,500; and Demarchelier can offer you Claudia, Elle, Cindy, Helena or Christy for a little more.


With London’s Fashion Week already a memory there is a good argument for capturing that memory in film imagery that will outlast the fashion and provide a longterm investment.

Jocelyn Phillips, Head of Bonhams Photography Department says: “This London Fashion Week the designer frocks were out in force.  From Farhi to Westwood, McQueen to Williamson, six days of non-stop shows saw hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cloth creation sashaying down the catwalks of WC2.  How many of those masterpieces were made to be worn and how many simply to be looked at?  And at what price?  As the paparazzi click away, sometimes catching no more than a blur of the original, it is worth remembering that there is another fashion experience – static, but every bit as alive – running alongside the catwalks.”

“Fashion has long been a staple of photographic imagery.  As a genre, fashion photography boasts some of the most celebrated photographers in the world: Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh to name just a few.  And closer to home, in the UK, the grand tradition includes Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson and John French, and is continued today by the likes of Nick Knight and Corinne Day.  For many of these, their early careers were formed under the aegis of Condé Nast – who commissioned their work for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, shaped their early experiences and put them in a position to go on to great things.  Together they have photographed the artistry of Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, and many others.”

“At what price, then, a piece of these artists? – Not the fashion designers but the skilled photographers who have immortalised their creations.  A beautiful early print by John French can be yours for as little as £500; a Parkinson or Beaton for £1,500; and Demarchelier can offer you Claudia, Elle, Cindy, Helena or Christy for a little more.  A sound investment?  With the market for fashion and celebrity imagery continuing its upward trend, these beautiful photographic prints are likely to outshine that designer dress, and might just be more affordable too.”

Bonhams first stand alone Photgraphy Sale takes place in May 20 next year.




Fashion TV is happy to announce the worldwide broadcast of the greatest fashion shows from N.Y. & London Fashion Weeks; Daily direct broadcasts from Milan & Paris Fashion weeks. Plus special fashion weeks' weekends; every weekend is dedicated to the current Fashion Week.

Fashion TV brings you full coverage of all the most significant, exciting fashion weeks; featuring the greatest names of the fashion world; the most outstanding collections, the most beautiful models, exciting new looks and hair & make-up trends; all the colors & styles straight off the catwalks of the biggest fashion capitals in the world.

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Pebble jewellery has long been known to the fashion industry - appearing recently at London Fashion Week and on the cover of Vogue – but viewing the collection has only been possible by private appointment. Now, with the launch of the Pebble London online boutique, customers, stylists, and editors can view or purchase Pebble’s unique jewellery at their leisure.


Pebble’s striking yet simple designs have inspired collaboration with top designers, including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Cavalli, Issey Miyake, Mathew Williamson, Emilio Pucci, Allegra Hicks, Joseph, Nicole Fahri, and Donna Karan. With the release of the online collection, you can find inspiration too.

Pebble jewellery combines organic, natural materials to create simple, ethnic, wearable pieces. Forged from a love of natural stones and materials, each piece stays true to Pebble’s design philosophy: to let natural beauty speak for itself. Semi-precious stones, like turquoise, chalcedony and amethyst, adorn beautiful, handmade necklaces. Bracelets are crafted from wood, shells and seeds. Earrings sparkle with brass, silver, and pearls. With antique and new beads sourced from across the globe, Pebble designs draw inspiration from countless exotic locations.

“Pebble began as an excuse to spend lots of time exploring India”, said Peter Adler, the designer behind Pebble London. “The first collections used facetted and tumbled semi-precious stones sourced throughout the country. Nine years later, our travels now include India, China, Africa, Thailand, and South America.”

From chunky tribal necklaces to elegant facetted bracelets, the online boutique allows you to navigate the collections by jewellery type, material, price or colour, making it easy to find the perfect piece. The collections include:

• Facetted Semi-Precious Stones
• Horn, Resin & Amber
• Pearl
• Baroque
• Ethnic
• Nuts & Seeds
• Gold & Brass
• Turquoise & Howlite
• Silver & Nickel
• Semi-Precious Stones
• Shell
• Wood & Leather
• Coral
• Glass & Composite

Pebble has featured in a top 100 poll by Vogue magazine, as well as on the pages of the fashion press world wide.

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Christie’s announced the auction of Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion, the finest collection of 20th Century fashion in private hands, will be sold in London at the South Kensington saleroom on October 30. Representing pivotal designers from the 1960s to 1990s, the collection is an articulate illustration of modern society and design shown through fashion — from Pop Art and the Space Age of the 1960s through the iconoclasm of the 1970s, and the revival of architectural couture of the 1980s and 1990s. With over 250 meticulously assembled garments, headwear and jewellery the collection offers a vision of the styles, materials and attitudes that have defined progressive international fashion since 1960. Estimates range from £500 to £10,000, and designers include Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, André Courrèges, Rudi Gernreich, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Norma Kamali, Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace, Issey Miyake, and others.

Since the start of the Atomic Age progressive fashion has evolved as the singular medium through which the disciplines of painting, sculpture and architecture have become suffused and then disseminated to an arena in which the celebration of youth, materials and modernity are designed to captivate. Towards the late 1950s dynamic new materials such as plastics, vinyl, metal, lurex and rubber began to stimulate a reaction within a new generation of international fashion designers. Reacting against the conservative salon system of the established couturiers, highly-trained visionary designers such as Pierre Cardin, André Courrèges, Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne in Europe, and Rudi Gernreich in the United States, reflected the Zeitgeist of Pop Art and fashioned ready-to-wear garments of dramatically architectural form and substance.

Some of the most important designs that pioneer the use of new materials and new thinking about women’s clothes in the collection are by Paco Rabanne. Sexy, liberated and above all challenging, the auction includes key pieces from his most well known collections, such as an aluminum riveted plate dress (estimate £5,000 – 7,000). Other unique examples by Rabanne include a full length wedding dress made from plates of white leather linked by metal rings (estimate £6,000-8,000 ), and another spectacular dress rarely seen at auction made of transparent acrylic strips in tangerine and yellow (estimate £5,000-8,000).

Working in the heady atmosphere of revolutionary Paris of the late 1960s and early 1970s, a creation from the height of Pierre Cardin’s career is a bubble cape that combines revolutionary materials and shapes. The new ‘Wet Look’ plastic with a circular and voluminous shape straight from the space age hides the body shape of the woman who wears it completely (estimate £4000-6000). In addition to a representative selection of women’s day and evening wear, the auction includes rare examples of Cardin’s futuristic 1960s range of menswear.

By the late 1960s, the psychedelic revolutions of Britain and America had reawakened an interest in the historicism of the Art Nouveau and Deco periods. A new generation of British designers, to include Zandra Rhodes, and Ossie Clark together with his partner Celia Birtwell were able to reinterpret the delicate floral patterns and sensuality of the 1930s, infuse it with the earthy, autumnal shades of 1970s London, to reassert femininity as the defining aspect of modern fashion, as shown in the Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell ensemble of blue silk crepe de chine (estimate: £800-1,500) and in Zandra Rhodes’ iconic swinging yellow cape with ‘Indian Feather’ print (estimate: £2,000-4,000).

The review of historical styles led to an altogether new direction in British fashion - the Vivienne Westwood / Malcolm MacClaren King’s Road London boutique ‘Let it Rock’, later ‘Sex’, and finally ‘Seditionaries’. Originally inspired by rebellious 1950s youth style, the partnership soon began to produce radical, subversive clothing that was deliberately torn, defaced, and reassembled to suggest political ambivalence and youthful disenchantment. The improvised, ready-made, Dada-ist vision of the 1970s Punk movement placed youth and contemporary society at the sharp point of the Avante Garde. Illustrating this singular and distinctive anti-style, is a near-complete selection of punk shirts and accessories, some worn by the leading musicians of the punk music scene such as the lead singer of the New York Dolls. The fusion between rock style and fashion is elsewhere illustrated by two unique custom stage garments designed for the musician Sly Stone, including a studded black-leather bell-sleeved jacket worn on the cover on Stone’s 1973 album ‘Fresh’, (estimate: £2,000-4,000).

The mid-1980s heralded the tailored architectural minimalism of a new international movement that included Norma Kamali, Azzedine Alaia, Issey Miyake, Claude Montana and Gianni Versace. Defined by structure, order, new stretch fabrics and a bold palette, the fashion of the Avant Garde created forms that once again mirrored the cultural Zeitgeist. Leading examples include a hooded jersey minidress by Azzedine Alaia from the mid 1980s, made famous by the actress and model Grace Jones (estimate: £500-1,000), a unique series of spectacular catwalk garments by Norma Kamali, to include a dramatic strapless evening dress with distinctive wings rendered in New York Times print (estimate: £600-1,000 ), and scarce examples of Gianni Versace’s bondage garments of the early 1990s, including a rare gold leather evening dress (estimate: £1,000-2,000).

The collection features numerous striking and rare examples of jewellery, with estimates from £500 upwards, and will include a rare and important chromed metal and acrylic collar and pendant by Pierre Cardin, circa 1970 (estimate: £1,500-2,500).

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