Fashion news and views 16/7/14: Nominees, newbies and nipples

0 Posted by - July 16, 2014 - All, Arts + Culture, Fashion, News

16/7/14: It was the week that…

The Scottish Fashion Awards nominees were announced, with many Mallzee favourites popping up in the Scottish Young Designer of the Year category- Deetz, Mairi Mcdonald, Hayley Scanlan, Saunt & Sinner and Rachel McMillan will all battle it out for the accolade. A series of special awards will be revealed in September including the Fashion Icon, Fashion Ambassador and Hall of Fame awards. For the full list of nominees see here.

Couture Fashion news 2014We reminisced upon the highlights of the Couture shows, namely Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst wearing a black wedding gown at Jean Paul Gaultier, the breath taking embellishment on show at Elie Saab and Valentino’s pre-Raphaelite and Roman goddesses. Sublime.

 

eileen ford

Eileen Ford, the founder of Ford model agency, died aged 92 on 11th July 2014. Establishing her legendary agency in 1946 with her husband Jerry, Ford quickly became the name to know within the modelling industry. Launching the careers of icons such as Twiggy, Lauren Hutton, Christy Turlington, Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell, Ford left an enduring legacy on the industry which will not be forgotten.

 

The ongoing scrap between American Apparel’s board and the brand’s founder, Dov Charney, may finally have reached a ceasefire. Charney, whose alleged misconduct has thrown some major spanners in the workings of the ballsy retailer, has now been appointed as a strategic consultant for the brand. And so the plot thickens…

Cara free the nipple

In a protest against the deactivating of accounts which flash the flesh, the #freethenipple campaign hit Instagram this week. With celebs including Cara Delevingne backing the cause, we’ve a feeling there may soon be some heightened exposure hitting the social media platform. Baps out bi***es.

 

Hot on the heels of the likes of Snap Fashion and ASAP54, style icon Kate Bosworth has announced that she is launching a fashion finding app. Aptly named “Style Thief”, the app will hunt down similar threads to any users snap a shot of. Welcome to the tumultuous world of the fashion app, Miss Bosworth- nice to have you on board ;)

 

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