Now that festival season is here, H&M has launched a special collection of clothes - with a charitable focus - to complement the summer music calendar. With the brand's third Fashion Against AIDS campaign comes the first festival collection, with 25 percent of all sales donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects. H&M's Divided youth departments will stock everything for the festival experience, ranging from clothes and accessories straight through to tents and sleeping bags.
Girls styles - a mix of rock with bohemia, glamour and ethnic touches - range from denim hotpants to tough maxi dresses to tribal-inspired headphones. Charity portions from these pieces and other styles will be divided between Designers Against AIDS, YouthAids, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund.
To be honest with you, I don’t give a f*** about red carpets, and I never do them. I don’t like them. First of all — how could any of these outfits possibly look good with an ugly red carpet under them? It’s just visually horrid.
Despite rumours that are circulating of LVMH's attempt to find potential buyers for loss-making label Kenzo, this is being vehemently denied by company's spokesperson who estimated the fashion house's annual sales to be a healthy 150 million euros.
Unlike many other brands who focus on purely on ready-to-wear, Kenzo is still running its cosmetic and fragrance lines. Reports have also been circling that LVMH has started the sale process of its La Brosse and Dupont unit, which has been valued at 50 million euros. Again they did not wish to comment.
Ironically, British magazine Healthy found itself under some harsh criticism last week after it came out that they had retouched cover star Kamilla Wladyka to look larger than her usual self, in an attempt to fit in with the magazine's 'healthy' image. The photoshopping became apparent after photos of the model in her usual slim state surfaced on The Fashion Spot, and since then a number of top editors have revealed that they do the same for their magazines.
First there was Jane Druker of Healthy magazine, who admitted to editing a girl who turned up to a shoot looking "really thin and unwell", next British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman confessed that she too has been has been shocked at the state that models turn up to a shoot, forcing her to ask photographers "Can you not make them look too thin". Former Cosmopolitan editor Leah Hardy, however, came completely clean on the matter when she wrote an article for The Daily Mail on "A big fat (and very dangerous) lie" - airbrushing models to look healthy.