The motto of haute couture has always been one of freedom, fantasy and beauty. A world where handmade dresses of fine silk are embellished with jewels, where an exquisite corsage will take hours to make, where exotic muses guide designers' hands. Haute couture is an area of fashion where designers - […]

Chartered accountants Hazlems Fenton will show at the London Designers Exhibition for the third time during this season's London Fashion Week. The Company will offer free financial advice to designer exhibitors and visitors. For more information visit www.londonfashionweek.co.uk .

Prada will inaugurate its international skirts roadshow titled "Waist Down" in November in Tokyo's Aoyama designed by Herzog & de Meuron. According to a Prada communique' skirts featured will be picked from its vast collection of skirts starting from 1988, with a strong slant on creativity. The […]

The German fashion designer is infuriating Paris fashion photographers by imposing a dress code on them. At his next Chanel show, fashion photographers must wear white shirts, black jackets and black trousers. If they do not comply, they will be denied access to the show. The stringent measures are […]

In a deal with George Davies, Marks & spencer is acquiring the Per Una business in a £125m deal to bring the fashion brand in house. Davies created the upmarket Per Una fashion brand exclusively for M&S, but until now it has been a seperate business, supplying the retailer under a licence […]

Orlando Bloom has agreed to take part in a Calvin Klein advertising campaign. The Lord Of The Rings star will be one of the famous faces to appear in the CK Exclusive Celebrity Model Campaign which will be launched next year. Orlando is currently filming Elizabethtown opposite Kirsten Dunst.

The UK clothing firm reported a first-half loss before taxes of GBP 2.7 million. Furthermore, not taking into account the closing of shops and the opening of new sales points, sales fell 0.5% in the first weeks of the second-half. Shares fell 2.6% during trading this morning, valuing the company at […]

The hugely gifted German designer is not one to be pinned down or hemmed in. Karl Lagerfeld will not confine his talents to designing for Chanel and Fendi and his own Lagerfeld Gallery. Most recently he has joined forces with Swedish fashion emporium H&M to design a limited, affordable collection. […]

Eva Herzigova, the Czech supermodel famous for her Wonderbra ads, has unveiled her first collection in Paris. Eva is one of a number of celebrities who are lending their name to fashion brands. Although the blonde beauty already launched a swimwear line a year ago, it never reached the same heights […]

The mystery player behind a potential takeover approach to JJB Sports is private equity player Cinven, according to reports. News agency Reuters quotes "a source close to the process" as confirming that Cinven is behind the approach, backing up a weekend report in the Sunday Times. JJB, the UK's biggest […]

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