British Fashion Council make ‘NewGen’ initiative more business-focused

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is reorganizing its ‘NewGen’ initiative for nurturing up-and-coming designers. The accolade will now be awarded annually as opposed to seasonally, the BFC has announced, with menswear and womenswear designers combined under one umbrella. “Moving forward, in recognition of the changing nature of fashion business models and the varying approaches brands now take to showcasing, the combined NewGen format will focus on building a strong foundation of business skills,” said Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council.

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Google and H&M Team Up to Bring Customers ‘Coded Couture’

A garment based on your own unique lifestyle could soon be a reality thanks to the “Coded Couture” project by Google and H&M’s Ivyrevel label, currently in closed alpha testing. H&M-backed digital fashion house Ivyrevel has been working with Google on a project called “Coded Couture”, in which Android users will be able to use an app to design a personalized “Data Dress” based on their lifestyle and preferences.

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Coach to merge menswear and womenswear shows

Coach is the latest major fashion house to embrace the trend for mixed-gender fashion shows. The US label will showcase its womenswear and menswear collections together this February during New York Fashion Week, WWD reports. The strategy is being phased in, with the upcoming show on February 14 set to feature Autumn/Winter 2017 womenswear looks alongside menswear pieces for the same season, despite the fact that an AW17 menswear show was held in December.

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Tom Ford to launch men’s underwear line

Tom Ford is expanding his fashion, beauty and accessories line with the launch of men's underwear. 

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Raf Simons salutes New York, talks politics at Fashion week

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the little brother to women's Fashion Week — the very little brother. But men's Fashion Week has its fans, and it's a lot less frenetic: You can actually find a taxi! Here are some highlights of the week:

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Nepali transgender model hails ‘dream come true’

Nepali model Anjali Lama hailed a “dream come true” on Friday after becoming the first transgender model to walk the runway at an Indian fashion show. The 32-year-old, who was born a man in rural Nepal, has been strutting the catwalk at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India's premier fashion show, which started on Wednesday and runs until Sunday. Lama was born Nabin Waiba to a family of poor farmers in the remote Nuwakot region in mountainous Nepal.

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Models and fashion icons salute Riccardo Tisci and his work at Givenchy

From Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid to Irina Shayk, Natasha Poly and photographer, Mert Alas, the freshly announced departure of Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci, hasn't left the fashion world indifferent. In fact, in less than 24 hours, the Italian designer and his work at the house have been celebrated the world over on the internet. Riccardo Tisci stood down from the helm of Givenchy to widespread acclaim from models, photographers, as well as editors of the biggest fashion magazines.

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New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2017-2018 show schedule

With menswear and haute couture freshly wound up, the fashion world is already looking ahead to the ready-to-wear shows, which kick off February 9 in New York. A week of womenswear and mixed collections will showcase the trends in store for the fall/winter 2017-2018 season. Here's the schedule for the New York shows.

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Lily Aldridge stars in Salvatore Ferragamo SS17 campaign

Italian label Salvatore Ferragamo has signed up the famous American model, particularly known for her work with Victoria's Secret, to front its spring/summer 2017 collection. The new Salvatore Ferragamo campaign is set against a backdrop of breathtaking Italian landscapes. The campaign was shot by the famous fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh, on location in Taormina, a Sicilian village nestled in the hills and overlooking a stunning blue sea.

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Factbox: Commercials slated to air during the 2017 Super Bowl

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The 51st edition of the Super Bowl will kick off on Sunday from Houston’s NRG Stadium, pitting the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons. The National Football League’s championship game is annually the most-watched television program in the United States, with last year’s game commanding 111.9 million viewers. That massive audience makes the Super Bowl a prime spot for advertisers, who are paying Twenty-First Century Fox Inc as much as $5 million for a 30-second spot. The game will air on U.S. broadcast channel Fox. …

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Factbox: Commercials slated to air during the 2017 Super Bowl