We've missed Giles Deacon over the last two seasons while he's been showing in Paris, but not for much longer. This week the designer confirmed that he will return to London Fashion Week in September.
The new creative director of Ungaro is keen about the move back. "I'm really excited. It seemed like a good idea to bring my own label back to London. I don't like the idea of doing two things in one city," he told Vogue.com. "I love the support in London. I always said I'd come back when the time was right. I wouldn't rule out showing in New York if the time was right."
Great news for your summer reading list: fashion legend Pierre Cardin's book from Assouline has just hit shelves. Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation arrived in Assouline boutiques today - and style devotees from New York and Los Angeles can take advantage of same-day messengering services to get books in-hand sooner.
Set to receive the Board of Directors's Legend Award at the Fashion Group International in October, the new read pays tribute to the innovative and iconoclastic designer, highlighting Cardin's contributions to the world of couture, fashion and perfume. Looks like we've got some book shopping to do now...and any other curious fashionistas should do the same.
After leaving her position as fashion director at 'T' when she was all too displeased at the addition of new editor-in-chief, Sally Singer from Vogue, it seems Anne Christensen has already been scouted by Fashion magazine 'Glamour'. Liking that she has that certain 'fashion cred,' as well as the ability to shoot 'real women' opposed to the stereotypical skeletal size 0 models that dominate the fashion world, Glamour made her an offer.
Christensen will be replacing fashion director, Xanthipi Joannides who retired in June and left the position ready to be scooped up moments later. Daily Front Row has sparked rumours that Christensen begins work in August at the Condé Nast publication. So it seems when your as good as Christensen is, there is never a shortage of work on the fashion scene. Needless to say, she wasn't out of a full-time position for very long.
London has been buzzing with talk and preparation for the coming olympics where everyone is hoping that we might have a chance of winning, praying that we do not humiliate ourselves yet again. The eurovision and the recent world cup losses spring to mind. However, even if Britain fails to grab a host of gold medals, one thing will be certain, the team will be impeccably dressed. Stylish uniforms are in the process of being designed for the athletes by none other than the legendary British designer, Stella McCartney.
Officially named as the Creative Director of the team by sponsor brand Adidas, McCartney will design the full kit for all Olympic and Paralympic sports as well as the exclusive 'Team GB' lifestyle range available for purchase by adoring fans. Surprisingly, this is Stella's forst foray into menswear but everyone including the British fashion industry have every faith in her talents. Not only is this exciting, but it is infact the first time ever in the history of the Summer Games that a famous designer such as McCartney has worked designing competition wear for national teams.
McCartney is the first person to take on the ambitious yet no doubt rewarding role. Team GB have had their kits provided by Adidas since 1984, Stella herself was nothing short of thrilled saying the job can only be described as "an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". Adidas' marketing director Nick Craggs said on the matter "We are thrilled to have someone of Stella's stature working with us in the run-up to London 2012."