Spring / Summer 2011 (5)Spring / Summer 2011 | Uptown Twirl - Part 5

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Your Daily Fashion Scoop

A Fashion Business Espresso Shot Of News…

Sass & Bide will sell the majority stake in their dynamic label to iconic Australian Department store Myer.

Myer will acquire a 65% of Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton’s label for $42.25 million (AU Dollars).

The deal will become official in April and will see Sass & Bide launch across 300 Myer stores over the next 18momths. The acquisition will mean Myer have exclusive department store rights to distribute the brand as well as benefit from the expansion of the label within Australia and internationally. Sarah-Jane Clarke has said of the deal, “This partnership will help Heidi and I realise the dream we had for sass & bide 12 years ago when we were selling our jeans at Portobello Market in London”.

About Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide is the brainchild of Sarah-Jane Clarke (aka Sass) and Heidi Middleton (aka Bide).

Launching in 1999 at London’s Portobello Road, Sass & Bide became renowned for their edgy denim and youthful free spirited pieces. With fans including the likes of Cate Blanchett and Nicole Richie, the stylish label quickly became a highly coveted favourite -perfect for those seeking the duo’s ‘not too pretty’ aesthetic.

Sass & Bide made their debut at London Fashion Week in 2002, before moving to New York Fashion Week and then back to London once again. Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton have also launched two subsidiary lines—S&B and Sass & Bide Denim.

About Sass & Bide
Spring / Summer 2011

Titled ‘Papa Sucre’ (French for ‘sugar daddy’), the Sass & Bide Spring / Summer 2011 collection was a feast of gorgeous pieces perfectly befitting a Caribbean Queen.

Of the collection, Heidi Middleton said: “Sarah-Jane’s been meditating, we’ve all gone Zen”. And the clothes reflected this – excluding serene, natural energy and a restraint. Pieces were draped and knotted in a beautiful natural, soft colour palette. Digital prints were mixed and matched and also took organic shapes (some even resembling bamboo).

With hints of tribalism, the collection was soft, feminine and enchanting. Embellishment in the form of killer accessories – especially the central raffia motif appeared right across the collection in the form of collars, jackets, and skirts. Sweet silk jumpsuits; fluid harem pants; and sexy micro-dresses combined for a truly dynamic collection….

Are you loving or loathing the Sass & Bide Spring / Summer 2011 collection? xx

Photos from style.com & grazia.com.au

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Fashion Editorial

‘Viva La Revolucion’ – Vogue Australia

Bold, Vibrant Colour; Eccentric Prints & Patterns; Incredible Location…

‘Viva La Revolucion’ is a feast for the eyes of some of the most exquisite looks from the Spring / Summer 2011 collections.

Today I brought the March issue of Vogue Australia and instantly fell in love with the feature editorial – ‘Viva La Revolucion’.  And that cover! This gorgeous cover is one of my favourite Vogue Australia covers of all time! I love the model; the pose; the use of colour; and how there are no words advertising the contents – just the bold image and ‘Vogue’ title. So strikingly beautiful!

Featuring Alina Baikova, the editorial was shot on location in Mexico by Nicole Bentley. With looks from Prada, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Giambattista Valli, Bally and Mulberry; ‘Viva La Revolucion’ is a celebration of intoxicating colour.

Be inspired for next season with bold colour blocking, mixed prints and some darling hats….

Happy Saturday! xx


Photos from fashionlvr.com



Your Daily Fashion Scoop

A British Espresso Shot Of News…

The winner of the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund has been announced… and Christopher Kane has taken the award!

Taking the prize of £200,000 as well as business mentoring from some of the fashion industry’s leaders– Kane beat other highly talented designers in the shortlist. Also up for the award: Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Osman Yousefzada, Patrick Grant, Nicholas Kirkwood and Charlotte Olympia.

Editor of Vogue UK, Alexandra Shulman has said of Kane’s win: “I am delighted that Christopher has won the second BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award. The shortlist was very strong and we were impressed by the level of talent which was inspiring”.

The Scottish designer graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006. As well as creating for his own label, Kane designs the ‘Versus’ collection with Donatella Versace. Kane’s strong collections are dynamic, charismatic and always exquisitely beautiful…

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane?
Are you loving or loathing his Spring / Summer 11 collection? xx

Photos from style.com

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