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The Vogue Festival 2014

This weekend sees the third ever Vogue Festival take place, in partnership with Harrods. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014, a two-day fashion extravaganza from this style bible will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre.

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Last year’s festival was a huge success with some of fashion’s biggest names in attendance for a weekend of interviews and discussions, including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Mario Testino, Vivienne Westwood, Alber Elbaz, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne.

This year promises to be even better with guest appearances from some of the most influential fashion icons today, with discussions to include the following:

Personal Style And Do You Have It? with Lucinda Chambers, Alexa Chung and Amanda Harlech

My Fashion Life with Manolo Blahnik, Tory Burch and Angela Missoni

Want To Work In Fashion? Vogue’s Fashion Masterclass with
Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor of The Telegraph; Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen; Daniel Marks, director of The Communications Store; Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue; and Louise Wilson, course director at Central Saint Martins.

Go to to the Southbank Centre website to book foyer and talk tickets

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

 

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Kate Moss to edit Vogue

Kate Moss has joined the British Vogue editorial team as contributing fashion editor.

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The model, who has appeared on 33 British Vogue covers, will be a hands-on editor working with the magazine’s fashion team to produce fashion shoots, where she will have complete autonomy over the choice of photographers and models.

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This will not be the first time that Kate will be involved with the production of the international fashion bible, as in 2005 she guest-edited an issue of Vogue Paris.

Editor Alexandra Shulman says of the new team member – ‘I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role. Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see on the pages of British Vogue.’

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This announcement follows the recent news that Kate Moss will continue her design collaboration with Topshop, with a new collection to be released in April 2014.

British Vogue unveils Miss Vogue

The first ever issue of British Miss Vogue comes out in June packaged with Junes issue of Vogue with Cara Delevingne on its cover. It’s the first time the British edition has written for a younger readership.

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“We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed working on it,” says Alexandra Shulman in her editor’s letter. “Vogue magazine appeals to all ages but I wanted to produce an edition targeted at younger readers, created with your lifestyles in mind. As with the mother magazine, the fashion is meant to inspire even if you’re a bit short on cash.”

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The issue has been put together by members of the existing Vogue team but it’s not yet known whether further issues will be produced.

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Loewe launch Tales from Spain

Loewe will launch a more youthful and more accessibly-priced collection, named Tales Of Spain, on May 22nd which will be available exclusively at Selfridges with prices ranging between £125 and £895.

The one-off range can be seen for the first time through a short film designed to reflect the vibrancy and energy of the designs.

“It’s a youthful take on one of the signatures of Loewe and I referenced prints from our archive from the Seventies and Eighties,” Loewe creative director Stuart Vevers told Vogue. “We have a great archive of over 5,000 silk scarves, which I think gives us a real legitimacy in print. It was important that the references were moved on and made relevant for today.”

“I wanted the collection to be colourful, youthful and optimistic,” said Vevers. “We chose to clash three different prints together and use bold, bright colours. All of the prints share a florid, melodramatic form that make a shameless appeal to the senses – they’re bold but feminine.”

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Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo

Lulu Guinness has launched her second collection for Uniqlo.

“I was very excited to be given the opportunity to design another collection for Uniqlo following the success of last year, so I wanted to make sure that the T-shirts were different,” Guinness told Vogue. “I worked very hard with the Uniqlo design team in Japan and I am very pleased with the Peter Pan collars and oversized polka dots.”

“I love the young element and the price of course – it enables new customers to buy into the Lulu Guinness brand,” said Guinness. “My favourite piece from the collection is the white with black polka dot T-shirt with Peter Pan collar. I like the shape and design and the fact that you can dress it up with a skirt and heels or down with jeans. Collars are one of my style favourites, so I was so pleased to have these on my designs.”

Check out the t-shirts below. Each T-shirt is priced at £14.90 and are available now.

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Yasmin and Amber Le Bon front Monsoon’s spring/summer 2013 campaign.

Yasmin Le Bon is the new face of Monsoon’s spring/summer 2013 campaign – to celebrate the brands 40th birthday this year.

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Shot wearing tunics and paisley prints, Yasmin is photographed in the markets and palazzos of Rajasthan, India where Monsoon’s first campaign shoot in 1974.

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Yasmin (48) is joined by daughter Amber (23) in the shoot for the Limited Edition Heritage Collection, and the ads was shot by Anders Overgaard, who’s done editorials for Vogue , Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar, and styled by Bay Garnett.

Head over to Monsoon to find out more.

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Celia Birtwell For Uniqlo

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.

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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.”

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“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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