We had a happy start to the week with the sunshine finally putting in an appearance and in the world of fashwan, Viktor & Rolf delighted us with a return to Couture while Kate Middleton dressed her baby bump in some mint green Mulberry. But that's not all! Read on for the latest style snippets and stay tuned as we update this page with the latest news...
1. WATCH Loewe Get Fun And Funky
Thanks to our pals at Loewe, we have this ace video to share with you all. It showcases the luxury brand's younger and funner new collection entitled Tales Of Spain - ie: a line full of print and colour that includes funky bags and shawls as well as bangles and coin purses. What's more, the pieces will be available at more affordable pricepoints (£125 - £895) and will be landing exclusively at Selfridges in May. See what's in store by watching the vibrant collection in action below.
2. Uniqlo Looks To David Bowie And Madonna For New T-Shirts
We'll be heading to Uniqlo pronto after hearing the UT (that's the Uniqlo T-shirt) features two of our most favourite pop stars: David Bowie and Madonna. The designs are the result of the brand's annual competition which gives contestants from around the world the opportunity to create unique graphic T-shirts and this year's theme was legendary international musical acts, hence the fab creations. The UTGP collection are available in stores and online at www.uniqlo.com, like, now priced at a bargaintastic £12.90. The tees will also be sold in a unique concept gallery space Uniqlo have created at The Hoxton Gallery, open till Saturday 27 April.
3. Select Model Management Signs A*M*E
She first impressed us when gracing the cover of Rankin's magazine, Hunger, and it looks like A*M*E is headed for more cover star glory. Pop's newest rising star has been snapped up by Select Model Management and joins fellow musicians Delilah, Dionne Bromfield, Cher Lloyd, The Saturdays and Eliza Doolittle in their bulging books for the Special Bookings Division. The 18-year-old South London singer-songwriter is already making major waves in the music world after clinching a number one with her single 'Need U (100%)' and received a nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2013 Poll. And with a top model agency behind her, you can bet we’ll be seeing lots more A*M*E action.
4. The Winner Of Swarovski's CSM Design Competition Is...
Swarovski has once again collaborated with Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design students, challenging them to push the boundaries of crystal and gemstone use in their designs. Third Year students were asked to create couture jewellery pieces, working to the theme Fiction and Fantasy and the winner is... Sarah Narici! The 22-year-old used Swarovski gemstones to create a futuristic backpack, which she aptly named Crystal Cabinet. 'The Crystal Cabinet is a catalogue of man’s achievements from a past world; a collection of specimens to bring on to a new fantasy world,' says Sarah. 'It was inspired by my father's work with Nasa and the relationship between science and art, which is a continuous source of inspiration for me.' Congrats!
5. Jessie J Teams Up With Lorraine Schwartz For Gabrielle’s Gala
Heads up, folks. News has reached us that a swanky shindig sponsored by jeweller Lorraine Schwartz will be held at Battersea Power Station on Thursday 2nd May 2013. Gabrielle’s Gala will include a special performance from Jessie J who tells us, 'Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich and is a truly amazing charity that does incredible work for lymphoma and leukemia. I am proud to supporting the foundation by playing at this event at Battersea Power Station next month, it’s going to be fun night for everyone involved but not forgetting the brilliant research it helps fund.' Hear, hear!
6. Nina Ricci's Les Envies Collection Launches At Mytheresa.com
This season, the Nina Ricci Capsule collection, Les Envies, encapsulates the chic elements of the Parisienne-based house. Historic couture fabrics like tweed juxtapose playful prints and delicate laces. Silhouettes highlight Nina Ricci’s signature clean femininity with a color palette ranging from strong black to pastel pink to warm creams. Peter Copping’s second Les Envies capsule collection for Nina Ricci launches at mytheresa.com in June 2013.