Wool Week Takes Over London’s Covent Garden With Colored Washing Machines

SPIN CYCLE: Britain’s annual Wool Week always sets out to quash misconceptions about the fabric, and this year they didn’t disappoint, unveiling an installation of stacked, colorful washing machines in London’s Covent Garden. Dubbed The Wool Care, the installation will be on show until Oct. 21, and is meant to demonstrate the fact that wool is washable, durable — and cool.
“We always thought this was the last frontier. A lot of people think you can’t throw wool in a washing machine, but you can, and when you wash wool, you’re not creating micro-plastics. Wool biodegrades naturally in the sea,” said Peter Ackroyd, chief operating officer for Campaign for Wool.
Hackett, Vivienne Westwood, Marks & Spencer and Adidas are among some of the retailers who took part in the launch earlier this week. “Vivienne Westwood has spread the message of wool extremely well, she talks about buy well, buy less, buy wool,” Ackroyd said.
Jeremy Hackett of the men’s wear brand Hackett unveiled the installation with his dog Muffin and his Aston Martin, which has bespoke wool interiors. Among the other retailers who are preaching the gospel of wool is the outdoor apparel brand Finisterre, which is changing the perception of wool as an “old-fashioned and stuffy” material.
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London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery Explores Window Dressing in Fashion-Focused Exhibition

WINDOW SHOPPING: London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery will present its first fashion-focused exhibition, “Passer-by,” which opens this week and runs until Jan. 6. Produced by Atelier E.B, the creative company set up by fashion designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie, the exhibition focuses on the future of retail display.
The gallery has been sectioned into three distinct spaces with a focus on the mannequin as the central theme. There is a bespoke showroom housing Atelier E.B’s latest collection, alongside a display of photography and historical materials and a series of works by contemporary artists.
This series spotlights the work of more than 30 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Calum Stirling and Elizabeth Radcliffe encompassing fashion, sculpture, commercial design and film displayed to look like a retail emporium.
The exhibition explores the relationship between window dressing in the digital age and mannequins from Adel Rootstein, the famed mannequin-maker. Atelier E.B has also invited these artists to visualize and create modern display fixtures.
Atelier E.B’s previous collections — as well as its new collection — are showcased as part of the exhibition, with pieces hung in windows and dressing rooms and customers encouraged to try on and order items.

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London’s Department Stores Will Get a Makeover to Celebrate the Suffragette Movement

ME TOO: London’s department stores are joining forces to mark the centenary of women’s voting rights in the U.K. Harrods, Harvey Nichols — which has been re-branded Holly Nichols for the month of September — and Fortnum & Mason will be commemorating the suffrage movement through dedicated window displays that will be unveiled on Thursday.
The window displays will be presented in partnership with the British Fashion Council and are part of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign celebrating gender equality and the progress of women since they won the right to vote in 1918.
Each of the department store’s window displays will pay homage to the West End street protests of 1912, when suffragettes smashed department store windows to get their message across.
The three department stores’ displays will feature a design representative of the smashed windows. Harvey Nichols’ window will feature a shattered glass effect alongside a famous quote by Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British Suffragette movement. Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter, Dr. Helen Pankhurst, will unveil the quote, “Deeds Not Words.”
A smashed window effect will also cover the Fortnum & Mason windows, and behind the glass, hampers will be on display to show the food and blankets that imprisoned suffragettes would receive from their loved

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Postapocalyptic Theme Ran Through 5,000 Works at London’s Graduate Fashion Week

LONDON — This year’s Graduate Fashion Week was one of the largest events to take place in size and ambitions with more than 5,000 pieces of work on display from 500 students — the majority of whom hailed from outside the U.K.
Graduate Fashion Week is a charity that was founded in 1991 and aims to bring together British and international fashion universities and elevate the creative industries.
“We’ve had more visitors than we’ve ever had. We’ve got 37 U.K. universities and 51 international ones, so we have managed to create a global stage for everyone,” said Mark Newton-Jones, chairman of Graduate Fashion Week.
“We’re trying to bridge the gap between graduates and employers, we’ve introduced a protégé program so everyone up for an award tonight will be mentored by a designer or leader in the industry,” he said.
Hosted in east London’s Old Truman Brewery, the awards ceremony opened with a personal message from British Prime Minister Theresa May. “I am very proud of the U.K.’s fashion industry, some of the most iconic brands and biggest names in the business hail from the U.K. Graduate Fashion Week plays such an important role in the process of nurturing the very best talents.”
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‘Hamilton’ takes centre stage in London’s West End

A star-studded, 1,500-strong audience gave Broadway smash hit ‘Hamilton’ a rapturous welcome at its opening night in London. Serena Chaudhry reports.


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Alexander McQueen Makes a Move on London’s Old Bond Street

MCQUEEN’S MOVE: Alexander McQueen plans to relocate its London flagship store to 27 Old Bond Street, currently home to DKNY, WWD has learned.
The new, 10,800-square-foot retail space is due to open in 2018, and will be the first to reflect the brand’s new interiors concept. The store spans three floors and has a double height, glazed frontage.
It will replace Alexander McQueen’s existing presence at 4-5 Old Bond Street and 9 Savile Row. The latter houses the men’s wear collection.
The 2,200-square-foot Savile Row store opened in 2012 and was designed by David Collins Studio in collaboration with McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton. The store was the first dedicated McQueen’s men’s wear space in Europe.
The women’s wear store at 4-5 Old Bond Street re-opened in 2013 and was also designed by David Collins Studio. It is set over two floors and 2,690 square feet.

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Grace Coddington, Michael Roberts Host Book Signing at London’s Smythson Store

BOOK SIGNING: “There’s a slight familiarity with Gingernutz — she’s me,” said Grace Coddington at the London book signing of “GingerNutz: The Jungle Memoir of a Model Orangutan” on Thursday evening.
Held at the Smythson store on New Bond Street, British designers including Erdem Moralioğlu, E. Tautz owner and creative director Patrick Grant and Stephen Jones were among the guests who turned up to show support.
Coddington recalled the first time she encountered the main character — illustrated by longtime friend Michael Roberts — and thought she was so cute. Roberts had drawn a series of illustrations from the point of view of a baby orangutan and depicted the little ape’s journey navigating the fashion world. Alongside her book, Coddington will also be contributing to the December issue of British Vogue.
“I have already contributed,” Coddington said. “And I can’t wait for it to come out. I’ve only done one and it’s at the early stages. Edward [Enninful] loved it and that’s the main thing. I loved it. I’m very happy with it. It’s a surprise.”
While Coddington, couldn’t divulge too many details, she noted that working with British Vogue’s new editor in chief was a great experience. “We’re friends so we go back

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Katharine Hamnett, London’s Activist Fashion Warrior, Is Back With a Sustainable Buy-Now Collection

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Autonomous spheres: London’s new art installation

+/- Human, a new installation from renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor, opens at London’s Roundhouse – using autonomous floating spheres to question what it means to be human in a world of increasingly sophisticated technology.


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Thieves Steal $3.9 Million in Jewels From London’s Masterpiece Art Fair

HOT WEATHER HEIST: Thieves quietly swooped on London’s Masterpiece Art Fair, an annual event that takes place in Chelsea, stealing jewels worth 3 million pounds, or $ 3.9 million, from the Geneva-based jeweler Boghossian.
The ticketed fair, which showcases high-end art, antiques and jewelry, has round-the-clock security. It takes place every year at Royal Hospital Chelsea and draws up to 44,000 visitors. According to police, the thieves struck between 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
The fair ran from June 29 to July 5, and was open every day from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., which meant that the robbery could have taken place while the fair was still open for business. The thieves were thought to have used distraction techniques to carry out the robbery.
The fair said it is “fully cooperating with the police,” who have been examining the CCTV camera in the space. However, no arrests have been made and there were no witnesses to the theft. Guests are checked on their way into the fair, and on the way out. All bags are opened and examined upon arrival and as people are exiting.
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Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid Take London’s Pride Parade in Style

When Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid took to twinning looks at London’s Pride Parade, it seemed to radiate a larger message of unity.
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London’s Fashion and Textile Museum Celebrates Liberty’s 140th Anniversary With the Exhibition “Liberty in Fashion”

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Rewind to London, 1875. The style of the moment favored bright aniline-dyed gowns whose rigidity required mechanical nips and tucks through corsetry. But then, as now, trends change, and eventually the fashion pendulum swung back the other way. Among those who welcomed the change were the Aesthetes, an alternative set of 19th-century Londoners who valued art for art’s sake. Fixtures of the movement included Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and the Pre-Raphaelites, with London-based Liberty at the forefront of Aesthetic dress.

While Liberty is an apt name for a label whose followers were thought to be liberated from the cult of fashion, it also happened to be the surname of Arthur Lasenby Liberty, who founded the company in 1875. Subscribing to Arts and Crafts principles, Liberty designs flouted tight lacing and the trickery of naturalistic patterns in favor of free-flowing gowns and textiles printed in flat patterns and rendered in two-dimensional repeats. The brand became famous for Japonisme-inspired prints of peacock feathers and sunflowers in muted colors borrowed from nature.

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the storied house, which has kept up with the times via ties to fashion designers including Paul Poiret, Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood. Beloved today for its ditzy floral prints, the quintessentially British brand is the subject of the exhibition “Liberty in Fashion,” opening this weekend at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum.

Above, we celebrate 140 years of the label with a look back at Liberty’s best and brightest moments in Vogue.

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Country star Carrie Underwood debuts at London’s Apple Music Festival

American country sensation Carrie Underwood makes a debut for both her and the entire country music genre at London’s Apple Music Festival in Camden’s Roundhouse Theatre. Joel Flynn reports.


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London’s Designers Burst Into New Categories

LONDON – Bigger equals better.
As London Fashion Week shifts into high gear, designers up and down the calendar are building out their brands, firing off capsule collections and marching into new categories as funding flourishes and the British economy continues to grow. Peter Pilotto, Pringle, Christopher Kane and Osman are among the names branching out into new categories as their businesses gain increasing traction in a city more famous for struggling — rather than commercially successful — runway talent.
“The vibe in London is completely different from the one in Paris right now,” said Gavin Haig, Belstaff’s chief executive officer and the former international managing director of Cartier, based in Paris. “London and the U.K. are in great shape compared with Paris and Milan, and the economy here is growing. The funding is here, and it’s a great city both for customers and trade.”
Belstaff is ramping up its own London-based business with enhanced men’s, women’s and accessories lines and a new collaboration with David Beckham. The former footballer appears in “Outlaws,” a short film that will be released Tuesday following the brand’s London Fashion Week show.
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East London’s Hackney Neighborhood Has Buzz Factor

Hackney, a cluster of buzzy East London districts that include Shoreditch, Hoxton and Dalston in an area about 7.4 square miles in size, has harnessed both its multicultural demographic to emerge as a magnet for progressive shops, trendy restaurants and boutique hotels — as well as youthful cool-hunters in pursuit of it all.
Known for its diversity — immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe live alongside those from Africa, Asia and the Middle East — and as a manufacturing hub specializing in furniture, fashion and textiles, the area has undergone a slow but steady revitalization. What two decades ago was a sketchy, downtrodden area where individualist designers, notably the late Alexander McQueen, lived and worked out of basement studios has evolved into a gentrified melting pot where Georgian and Victorian terraced houses have been redeveloped, old warehouses converted to offices and new apartments built.
Young people are Hackeny’s lifeblood: Of its population of about 257,400, 46 percent are under the age of 29 while just 14 percent are 55 or older, according to the district’s local governing body, the Hackney Council. The area has attracted artists, designers, tech innovators and musicians — including a fair number of fashion personalities: Jonathan Anderson, Christopher

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Finery to Launch at London’s Other/shop

LONDON — The London contemporary label that launched earlier this year with a lineup of pared-back yet feminine designs, is opening a retail space within London boutique Other/shop.
The space, which will open Monday, will be the only brick-and-mortar retail location in London for Finery. In the U.K., the collection is sold at Finery’s Web site, finerylondon.com. Other/shop, in London’s Soho, carries emerging and established labels for men and women, such as Rejina Pyo, Lemaire and Peter Jensen. Matthew Murphy and Kirk Beattie opened the store in 2012.
“I’ve known Matthew and Kirk for a long time, and I’ve always admired what they do and their taste levels, and I thought that [the store] fitted very well with the Finery aesthetic – and they thought [Finery] would offer them something that they haven’t got already,” said Caren Downie, founder and brand director of Finery. “They are quite selective, so it was flattering,” she added.
Downie, who was previously buying director at Topshop and then Asos, started the label in February, bringing in head of design Emma Farrow, who was previously design director at Topshop and head of buying Rachel Morgan, who was formerly head of buying at Asos. Nickyl Raithatha is the chief executive officer.
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Ed Sheeran Makes Surprise Appearance At London’s Barfly

Ed Sheeran stopped by Camden, London’s Barfly for a surprise appearance before performing at Wembley Stadium on Thursday, July 9. The venue was being headlined by Jamie Lawson, who was recently signed to Sheeran’s new label, Gingerbread. Sheeran joined Lawson onstage to perform and later even played a few songs in the beer garden at the local Lock Tavern bar.
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London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise Names Designers to Pioneer Program

YOUNG PIONEERS: The Centre for Fashion Enterprise, a British business incubator, has announced the six London-based designers who will join its New Fashion Pioneer Program, which runs for six months. They are the LVMH Grand Prix scholarship winner Richard Malone; women’s wear designer Min Wu; Lei Sihan of the jewelry brand Lion Studio; the design duo Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe of the sustainable women’s wear label Gyo Yuni Kimchoe; performance active wear designer Charlie Cohen; and Fashion East men’s wear designer Grace Wales Bonner.
“These Pioneer designers represent a new crop of talent who are breaking the mold. They redefine what a fashion business is, and illustrate that today’s new designers can explore design, fashion and product from a range of different angles with sufficient talent to lead new markets,” said Wendy Malem, director of the CFE.
“Since we launched our label, we have faced so many difficulties and problems in various areas and the program and the support it provides will be such a huge help to overcome these obstacles and grow as a sustainable business,” said designer Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe. Among the program’s alumni are fashion labels Erdem, Thomas Tait, Marques’Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto and Craig

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Jessie J Out of the Hospital, Will Perform at London’s Wireless Festival 2015

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Nicki Minaj, Drake, David Guetta, Avicii and Kendrick Lamar will headline this year’s Wireless Festival in London.
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London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to Spotlight Luxury in Spring Show

The exhibition, which is called “What is Luxury?” opens April 25.

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London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to Spotlight Luxury in Spring Show

The exhibition, which is called “What is Luxury?” opens April 25.

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