MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East. Designers are selected by a panel of buyers, stylists and journalists including Nicola Formichetti, Charlie Porter and Tim Blanks. Each season these young designers receive a bursary, catwalk show-production, PR support and expert advice to help them launch their labels.
For spring/summer 2014, Topman & Fashioneast presents three designers: Alan Taylor, Bobby Abley, Craig Green. Discover the pictures of the catwalk after the jump.
Rick Owens is a dedicated gym buff but he despises cardio. Now, in an effort to motivate a running habit, the Paris-based designer has designed a line of men’s and women’s running shoes with Adidas. “I work out like a fiend but I hate, hate, hate cardio. I realized I’m in my fifties now and I need to do something for my heart and lungs. So, I’ve got to start running,” said Owens according to WWD.
From November 15 to March 9, London’s Design Museum will be hosting “Hello, my name is Paul Smith”, an exhibition dedicated to the world of the British designer and his label, from its conception until today.
Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe’s second-largest clothing retailer, said French designer Isabel Marant will be the next collaborator for the 10th year of a guest designer program. H&M will start selling Marant’s collection for women and men in about 250 stores and online on Nov. 14, the Stockholm- based company said in a statement today. The collection will include clothing and accessories, according to the release.
New York Fashion Week designer Jason Wu has been named artistic director of Boss womenswear, meaning he assumes responsibility and creative direction for all products and image-related aspects of Hugo Boss’s principle womenswear ready-to-wear and accessory lines according to the Telegraph. One of his most known client is Michelle Obama wearing his dress for both of President Obama’s Inaugural Balls, in 2009 and 2013.
Once again, Dior hosted a new tale in the Chateau de Versailles, emblem of Dior’s tradition for the Fall 2013 collection. From the Petit Trianon to the enchanted forest, Versailles becomes the picturesque backdrop of a dreamlike tale.
Cue have purchased an undisclosed percentage share in the Australian label. This follows on from a partnership in 2010, which saw Dion Lee design a capsule collection for Cue featuring his signature sleek tailoring. The press release states: “both parties see the partnership as a strategic opportunity to to develop the Dion Lee business and accelerate the brand’s domestic and international growth.” It also confirms that Dion Lee will retain control of his brand. “Dion Lee will remain autonomous in the daily operations of the business and independent from the Cue and Veronika Maine brands.”
For the second time, LVMH invites people to visit their houses during two particular days “Les journées particulières”, from 15 to 16 June 2013. Over 40 exceptional sites will open their doors this year, welcoming people to discover the savoir-faire and métiers of LVMH Group’s 100,000 talented men and women.