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October 13, 2013

State of Fashion Digital Report – Forward3D

Martin McNulty, CEO of Forward3D, talks through their latest industry report on the state of the fashion online at the WWD Digital Forum in London, July 2013.

via Martin McNulty previews our State of Fashion Digital Report – YouTube.

April 24, 2012

Designing Women Post War British Textiles FTM London

Great review of Designing Women: Post War British Textiles, at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London by Artsthread.

“This charming exhibition documents the rise of female artists in post-war Britain and the impact they had on shaping the textile design industry.The main segment focuses on Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler and Jacqueline Groag – the most influential to the change of direction in British textile design.”

read on at  Designing Women Post War British Textiles FTM London.

February 20, 2012

Burberry animated gifs

Burberry took its #lfw #tweetwalk to a new level today with animated gifs of every look. Here’s a selection curtsy of WGSN

and here’s a link to the Burberry twitpic page for more Harry Potter style moving photos

 The Finale with Christopher Bailey #Burberry Prorsum A/W12 #LFW  on Twitpic
bow belts, oversized pockets, owls, fantastic soundtrack, and loved the genius use of a clear roof, rain and umbrellas in the finale

February 18, 2012

London Fashion Week : Canon Cinema

Some great films are showing today as part of the Canon Cinema/ Estethica film showcase at LFW. Includes Ada Zanditon’s ‘Simia Mineralis’ film for AW12/13, ‘extinction’ by Summer Rayne Oakes and team, Dr. Noki, The North Circular’s ‘Metamorphosis with Lily Cole, and more.

London Fashion Week : Canon Cinema : Canon Cinema.

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February 18, 2012

Emerging Designers Council: ADA ZANDITON

Emerging Designers Council: ADA ZANDITON – YouTube.

Great behind-the-scenes interview with London-based ethical fashion designer, Ada Zanditon.

November 28, 2011

British Fashion Awards 2011

BFC unveils new category for the British Fashion Awards

Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane and Erdem have been revealed as nominees for the new category, New Establishment Award, at the British Fashion Awards. The category recognises brands which have surpassed being emerging designers and are growing into dynamic businesses with a global reach. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, this year’s nominees were selected for their stand-out shows this year, their business growth, dominance in red carpet dressing and the international headlines driven by their collections. The winner will be announced at the British Fashion Awards tonight.


via Fashion Monitor: News – BFC unveils new category for the British Fashion Awards.

Designer of the Year, the ultimate accolade, recognises a leading British based designer brand of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories that has directed the shape of fashion in the past year and elevated their international reputation. The award is hotly contested this season between nominees Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton for McQueen.”

Thanks to MPDClick for this report ”

“A recent interview with Sarah Burton on revealed details on the fashion houses design process and influences for the spring/summer 12 collection, proving MPDClick’s trend predictions for the season.

Burton explained how the initial theme is created just how Lee Alexander McQueen used to work – creating a world, a story, which is then developed within the signature house style. She also explained how she finds it amazing how designers do share underlying themes, in this case for spring/summer 12, underwater. This is a trend MPDClick predicted back in 2010 titled Water Footprint, through comprehensive economic, lifestyle, environmental and social analysis.

Sarah Burton talked through how some of the garments were made, detailing the mathematical process of production to create such dramatic effects. This method was another key indicator, again proving our predictions shown in our autumn/winter 11/12 trend Innovate which talks about the use of scientific and mathematical methods to produce complex patterns. ” for images and more see  MPDClick trend journal

Post Update 29th November 2011:-

Sarah Burton wins at British Fashion Awards
Last night, November 28, saw the British Fashion Council announce the 2011 British Fashion Award winners, with Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director Sarah Burton (pictured, left) taking home the prize for Designer of the Year. Other winners on the night were: Victoria Beckham, who scooped the prize for Designer Brand of the Year; Christopher Kane, who won the New Establishment Award; Mary Katrantzou was awarded the Emerging Talent – Womenswear accolade; while Christopher Raeburn received the award for Emerging Talent – Menswear. The full list of winners is available online.


October 15, 2011

The Rugby Tweed Run


“Vintage has made such a huge impact on the way we dress and always sneaks its way onto our catwalks even if just a hint of detail but it has also changed the way we spend our time and what better way to spend your day than at the ‘Tweed Run’.The ‘Tweed Run’ is a metropolitan bike ride introduced for one reason only ‘style not speed’. The first ever ride was held in London 2009 by ‘Fixed Gear and Single Speed’, an online cycling forum. Since the success of the first bike ride, the ‘Tweed Run’ has been used in similar formats all over the world from Chicago to Sydney and this year see’s New York the proprietor of the tradition today Saturday 15th October 11. All American designer Ralph Lauren has taken on the classic event renaming it ‘The Rugby Tweed Run’ after his dapper Heritage range. The American designer believes that New York  needs to up the ante when it comes to vintage style, so get ready to see participants riding around the city in their best dressed 1930’s and 40’s inspired outfits. Although it is not essential that the bikes must be vintage, the tradition of the run has always seen some of the best antique cycles from fixed wheels, old Brompton’s and penny farthings. The big day will be formed of a 12 mile bike ride, afternoon tea and a gin filled after ride party in Brooklyn….” Read on at MPDClick :: Global Fashion Intelligence :: trends :: trend journal :: event: the rugby tweed run.

July 20, 2011

Hair Glasses by Studio Swine

Thanks to The Trend Boutique for reporting this story

“British design duo Azusa Murakami & Alexander Groves from the creative design company Studio Swine have recently created a collection of sustainable fashion eyewear exploring the potential of all things, human hair. The Trend Boutique feel this new range can be seen as a more commercial & sustainable interpretation of our recent direction for developing products from human momentos seen within our Autumn Winter 2012-13 Fragility trend report.

The idea behind this new collection is a really clever one, as Studio Swine explores how the booming market for hair extensions can be expanded beyond the beauty industry and make use of the high level of waste created once the extensions are removed to make a new product that is equally desirable. The UK beauty industry imports 15 million pounds worth of human hair per year and as the demand shows no signs of abating human hair has been reimagined as a viable and most importantly renewable material.”

read the full story at Hair Glasses by Studio Swine | The Trend Boutique trends, industry interviews & jobs.

May 18, 2011

Barbour’s a/w 11/12 collection

Check out Barbour’s a/w 11/12 collection here on Mpdclick’s Trend Journal @barbour

January 18, 2011

Live From… Milan Menswear, Day 2

Live From… Milan Menswear, Day 2 Prada

Miuccia Prada likes to challenge fashion, often taking the ugly and turning it into something unexpectedly directional and fashion forward. For her winter menswear collection the references come from the 60s – and everything kitsch and bad taste about the period. In this case it’s turtleneck twinsets, boxy suits and diamond-patched suede commuter coats.  The look: Bad-taste 60s retroisms made minimal and modern Silhouette: Square-cut flat planes, oversized top halvesKey items: Tailored suit jackets are oversized and boxy with exaggerated wide-cut sleeves, either high-breaking three-button SBs or four-button SBs buttoned to the neck, while pants are tapered and cut above the ankle or cropped just below the knee; square-cut 60s-style polo shirts and twinsets comprise a narrow turtle neck and V-neck combo in glitter knits; elsewhere there are zip-up track tops and viscose jogging bottoms, carrot-leg suede pants and suede commuter coats with contrast diamond panels

Colour ..  for the rest of the report click the link below



via WGSN Fashion News: Live From… Milan Menswear, Day 2.