Tokyo Fashion Week

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With the end of Tokyo fashion week here is a look into Ritsuko Shirahama’s collection who showed on Tuesday. Interesting hats reminiscent of old soldier’s uniforms feature in this collection, added with a vibe of the classic Chanel suits, all mixed with sequins, lots of mesh and fluffy sandles, creates a fun colourful line up.

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Six Iconic Designers for Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton are collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo who have all designed an unparalleled collection which includes Louboutin’s shopping caddy cart (including his iconic red accents), to Lagerfeld’s punching bag trunk with its very own LV boxing gloves. Not your everyday bags but a very unique collection none the less.

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Vogue the Gown

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This is a book with both illustrations and photographs of the most beautiful gowns that have defined fashion in Vogue over the past century. Arranged and narrated by the former features director Jo Ellison, an encyclopaedic reference not just of the dresses themselves but, the imperceptible emotions behind the fabric that make them so special. This gorgeous coffee table book is available now. Screen shot 2014-10-16 at 16.14.07 Screen shot 2014-10-16 at 16.13.53 Screen shot 2014-10-16 at 16.27.24 Screen shot 2014-10-16 at 16.27.12

Alexander Wang for H&M

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A glimpse into this year’s collaborative collection between Alexander Wang and H&M, following in the footsteps of Isabel Marant, Versace, Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld. Here is sneaky look into the collection, which has a sport luxe feel mixed with a modern twist at an affordable price. Look out for the collection coming to stores November 6th. Picture 3 Picture 1 Picture 2   

William Morris @ National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery in London i opening an exhibition exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris’s concept of ‘art for the people’ and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired. The exhibition will be running till January 2015.

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The Alternative Miss World Contest

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This dazzling contest returns for the first time since 2009 at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London on October 18th. Founded by Andrew Logan who will this year be joined by Grayson Perry as co-host, the contest is a celebration of all things flamboyant with, drag, glitter and individuality at its best. The theme this year is ‘Neon Numbers’ and seventeen extrovert contestants will battle it out in day wear, swimwear and evening wear for the glittering crown. For more information visit: http://alternativemissworld.co.uk/ Here is Andrew Logan talking about the alternative contest,

Hackney Fashion Lab

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Opening tomorrow is the Hackney’s Fashion Lab, a collaboration between Hackney Council, the Design-Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC) and the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, offering to facilitate young designers and fashion graduates with equipment and studio space as they begin their careers. The studio space will be able to book online in two hour slots, the money will be then reinvested back into the Lab for additional equipment.

For more information go to www.thetrampery.com

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