Another delayed Fashion Fix…apologies folks. Had some rather interesting news recently, could put life back on track after things going off the rails slightly. But less of that for now, more fashion!
Hats off to Stephen Jones
He’s worked with everyone from Dame Vivienne to Giles Deacon, and dressed the heads of anyone who’s anyone; so it’s only right that master milliner Stephen Jones is set to scoop the Outstanding Achievement award at the British Fashion Awards on 25th November.
In another awards related news story, Alexander Wang has scooped this year’s prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize. He’s the proud winner of $200,000 plus a year’s mentoring from an industry insider, not that he needs it! Alexander Wang is going global over the next year, if the success of previous winners Proenza Schouler and Doo Ri are anything to go by.
And another win!
Anyone else getting slightly bored of all these fashion awards going on?! This is the last, and most awesome. I absolutely love Dame Vivienne, and it seems luxury group Walpole do too, they have awarded her with their Medal of Excellence award in recognition of her continued support of the fashion industry, including her decision to show the Red Label collection on London catwalks. Chanel won best international luxury brand, while net-a-porter.com was named best British luxury brand online.
Last year, Eley Kishimoto replaced Clements Ribeiro as artistic directors at Cacharel, but now the design duo are to leave too. It’s said to be an amicable settlement, however, Eley has hinted that they weren’t ready to leave and wanted to stay for a few more seasons, she stated that a “difference in creative vision” is the reason for the split. I think that would be the fashion equivalent of a celebrity divorce ending due to “irreconcilable differences” ;o)
Madonna, Meisel, Marc
There is now an image accompanying the rumours, rumours that Madonna will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2009 collection. Steven Meisel supposedly snapped the superstar last Friday, Marc Jacobs and Madonna were cozying up in Chataeu Marmont the previous weekend.
Karl Lagerfeld has just shot actress Tallulah Harlech and her mother in a short silent film which will open Chanel’s pre-autumn/winter 2009/2010 presentation next month. She had the following to say about Mr Lagerfeld: “Karl has a very specific way he wants you to walk and look and turn. Karl is hilarious. As serious and scary as he looks, he tells the best jokes.”