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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
Your Daily Fashion Scoop
6 Espresso Shots of News…
1>> Keira Knightley graces the cover of Vogue UK’s January 2011 issue (pictured right). Photographed by Mario Testino, the cover is strikingly different with its dramatic black and white tones and Knightley’s red necklace. Inside the issue she also models looks from Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, Prada and Marni…
2>> Speaking of Mario Testino, the renowned fashion photographer, has taken the engagement pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Testino also captured Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was alive. The photos are set to be released before Christmas…
3>> Proenza Schouler looks set to sell a 45% share in their label to businessman, Andrew Rosen. Rosen is also head of Helmut Lang and has investments in Alice + Olivia, Gryphon and Rag & Bone…
4>> Kohl’s has announced they will renew their license to manufacture Simply Vera by Vera Wang as well as bring a Vera Wang Cosmetics line into production. Vera Wang cosmetics will be in stores for Spring 2012…
5>> The winners of the 2010 British Fashion Awards have been announced at London’s Savoy Hotel and Theatre. Some of the winners included: …
Phoebe Philo Designer of the Year award
Alexa Chung British Style award
Lara Stone Model Of The Year
Burberry Digital Innovation Award
6>> The super stylish stepped out looking divine for the British Fashion Awards (as is to be expected!). My top 4 best dressed of the night (and pictured below):
Alexa Chung in Chanel with a Burberry jacket
Lara Stone in Calvin Klein Collection
Yasmin Le Bon in Christopher Kane
Victoria Beckham in a dress from her collection
It’s Monday & time for some Designer Espresso Shot Of News…
The 2010 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Shortlist has been announced and the finalists are: Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Jonathan Saunders, Charlotte Olympia, E. Tautz, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osman Yousefzada and Peter Pilotto.
The Fashion Fund winner will receive £200,000 to assist with their brand as well as a bespoke mentoring support programme. All finalists from the shortlist will also be allocated a mentor through the Fund.
Last year, one of my favourite designers, Erdem received the Fashion Fund. I cannot wait to see which of these talented designers will take the prize home this year!
Charlotte Olympia Heels
Speaking of Charlotte Olympia… she seems to have her heels on everyone’s feet! Loved by many of the world’s most fashion conscious celebrities, Charlotte Olympia heels are sexy, sophisticated and ever-so-chic! (pictured right)
London IT girl, Charlotte Olympia Dellal launched her label in 2006. Inspired by the glamour of the 40’s and 50’s; her designs are known for their use of block colour and Perspex heels. Her signature spider’s web adorns each pair.
With fans including the very fashionable likes of; Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Olivia Palermo, Emma Watson and more; Charlotte Olympia heels will definitely make a statement!
My favourites: The Charlotte Olympia Paloma pumps which feature a divine pleated ruffle on the back. Olivia Palermo has Paloma pumps in the several different colours! I think my favourite is the red! Below are some of Charlotte Olympia’s fans wearing her killer heels…
Who is your favourite designer for killer Heels? xx
Side photos from net-a-porter.com