British Vogue celebrates a century of its publication with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.Â The entire exhibit is comprised of photography from the heavyweights such as Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, Juergen Teller, Corinne Day and many others that have been commissioned over the years by British Vogue.
Marks & Spencer has teamed up with British model Jourdan Dunn to create a kidswear collection that will hit stores in April. This is the second design collaboration the retailer has revealed in the past week, having just announced that style leader Alexa Chung had created a collection based based in its archive.
Amy Molyneaux is co-founder and creative director of London Fashion Week brand PPQ. She has also recently been appointed as creative director of Spanish fast fashion brand Blanco (formerly Suiteblanco), having been brought to the role by Blanco’s new boss Stephen Craig, formerly CEO of All Saints. She talks to The Industry about her inspiration, the challenge of juggling two roles and designing for herself.
We know you best as creative director at PPQ (which Amy founded with Percy Parker in 1992), but you have also just been appointed creative director at Spanish brand Blanco, how did that come about?
PPQ was invested in by the Baugur group [the Icelandic investment group], which also invested in All Saints. I had know Stephen Craig [the former CEO of All Saints and now CEO of Blanco] through mutual friends but really got to know him at a senior management event in Monaco held by Baugur.
When he took on Blanco I knew he was taking it on with total focus, how could I resist the challenge?
Finery, the contemporary online fashion retailer founded by a team of ex-ASOS and Topshop experts, has exceeded its first-year targets generating Â£5million in revenue.
Burberry is leading the charge for a much-anticipated shake-up of the international Fashion Weeks by announcing will no longer show its collections six months ahead of time.
Furthermore it will no longer separate men’s and women’s shows and it has ditched the denominations of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter in favour of naming its collections February and September to reflect the time when theyÂ will hit stores.
Amazon FashionÂ has sent up the fashion “how to…” video with a series of spoof videos starring Fred Arnisen, star of Portlandia and SNL. The videos have been produced to mark Amazon Fashion’s sponsorship of New York Men’s Fashion Week which ran from 1-4 February.