Legendary textile designer Celia Birtwell has teamed up with Uniqlo to create a capsule collection, which will launch in the UK on March 21.
The British designer’s signature colourful bold prints will appear on dresses, T-shirts, jeggings, shirts, shorts, vests and tote bags.
The Japanese chain has previously collaborated with UK based labels such Lulu Guinness, Orla Kiely and Laura Ashley, and Celia Birtwell was chosen for her ability “to combine the traditional sensitivity toward prints with a contemporary, modern and unique twist”.
“I’ve spent my life designing textiles so I have quite a big archive,” Birtwell told Vogue. “I was able to go through the library and reference certain moments. When I met the people from Uniqlo Japan, we went through the sketchbooks and reference files together and they hooked into the designs they liked. I then developed those selected specifically for Uniqlo.”
“Most of the prints featured in the collaboration are from my archive collection,” Birtwell added. “Some are from the Seventies, like Candy Flower and Pretty Woman, but I’ve also added Cherry Spot and Romanian, which are much more recent prints. I think Romanian is one of my favourites.”
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Following in the footsteps of the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, pop star Rita Ora has enlisted the help of a major fashion house to create the costumes for her first-ever live tour, which kicked off in Manchester earlier this week.
Peter Dundas, the creative director of Pucci, has worked with Rita to create pieces that accentuate her signature “urban glamour” look in the elaborate stage costumes.
“I was thrilled to design the costumes for Rita’s ‘Radioactive Tour’, from the moment I met Rita we’ve had a great connection and doing something like this together felt like only a natural progression,” said Dundas. “The costumes have impact and flamboyance in a way that feels personal to Rita whilst staying true to the Emilio Pucci aesthetic.”
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Alexa Chung has returned as the face of Maje for a second season.
The fashionista first faced the brands autumn/winter 2012 campaign , in which she perfected the 60’s smoldering smoky-eyed, tousled hair look in a series of black-and-white shots by Glen Luchford.
The new spring/summer 2013 campaign sees Chung channel Factory Girl lounging on giant cushions representing Parisian road signs.
The shoot was shot by Craig McDean, and the campaign was inspired by Chung’s own laid-back style.
Alexa Chung will also be releasing her debut book which is set for release in September, and a rumoured clothing line could also be on the way
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‘Lucille’ Denim and Chiffon Dress – Acne – £290
Abstract Animal Printed Denim Jacket – Kenzo – £435
Mickey Mouse Acetate Sunglasses – Jeremy Scott – £280
Circular leather clutch – Maison Martin Margiela – £625
Set of two embellished necklaces – Isabel Marant – £230
The Dolly suede slingbacks – Charlotte Olympia – £575
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H&M are joining the growing number of high street brands attempting to break into high-fashion by hosting a catwalk show during an international Fashion Week.
The brand is no stranger to catwalk fashion brands after having many sought after collaborations with brands such as Maison Martin Margiela, Stella McCartney, Marni and Versace.
While our British high street staples; Topshop, River Island and Whistles continue to show at London Fashion week, the Swedish high-street giant H&M is set to take on Paris Fashion Week and are said to be showing 25 looks from their autumn/winter 2013 collection.
The show will be staged at the Musée Rodin, which has previously hosted catwalk shows for Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, on February 27, reports WWD .
“We felt excited about the collection and we really wanted to show it,” spokesman Håcan Andersson said.
What do you think? Do you think the H&M brand will translate to catwalk?
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