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Month: February 2011

Smart Start: LFW The Daily presents a back-of-the-Mercedes interview with menswear designer Mr Start

INTERVIEW BY BROOKE RUTHERFORD BR: What inspired you to present this season? Mr. S: I’ve been designing for three years and I felt it was the push I needed. I think it elevates the brand. I wanted people to perceive it as a designer brand and not a shop brand. BR: Do you have a signature look? Mr. S: Sharp tailoring. I don’t like shleppy clothes. I don’t like denim.…

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Sole Mate: LFW The Daily presents a back-of-the-Mercedes interview with footwear designer Georgina Goodman

INTERVIEW BY BROOKE RUTHERFORD BR: What was your starting point for A/W 11? GG: I looked at everything I really loved that was essential in my wardrobe. I thought about what my customers ask for and worked on my version of these classics. I think people are very careful about what they’re spending their money on, about what they’re wearing, about everything at the moment. As a consumer I’m looking…

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Double Trouble: LFW The Daily presents a back-of-the-Mercedes interview with Tamara and Natasha Surguladze of Tata Naka

INTERVIEW BY BROOKE RUTHERFORD BR: What was your starting point for the A/W ’11 collection? T&N: We were inspired by the Fifties: by the decade’s contrasting glamour of Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Our presentation will be set like Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii. Models will be arranged in the style of Irving Penn. So it’s a mix of feelings from the Fifties. BR: Favourite pieces from this collection? T: It…

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Piers Please: LFW The Daily chats to magical milliner Piers Atkinson in the back of a LFW Mercedes-Benz

INTERVIEW BY BROOKE RUTHERFORD BR: Dear Piers, what was your starting point for your A/W 11 collection? PA: I was thinking about everybody who comes to this amazing city to make their dreams come true, and how many of us make this dream come true at night: dancers, actors, night creatures. So it became about night life in London. Lots of night-sky colours, midnight navy, bruised purple, street-light sodium orange…

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All Walks Beyond the Catwalk: Debate & Groskop’s Response

For an industry that prefers the colour black it’s amazing how grey things may appear. A known fact highlighted by the Observer’s Viv Groskop in her article Supermodel demands new code to end airbrushing/Super model Erin O’Connor slams fashion world for lying to women. Said article addresses the debate that was held Friday evening, February 12th, 2011 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The organizers? All Walks Beyond The…

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Mechanical Botantical: Anna Coroneo

A while back I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting artist, designer, photographer and globe-trotter Anna Coroneo (told you I’m fortunate – artistic talent finds me). It was New York Fashion Week at the Lincoln Centre and spring collections were on the runway. Yet, despite an air of floaty and flirty designs, nothing evoked the essence of spring quite like Coroneo’s ensemble – a handcrafted silk-scarf dress created by…

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