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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Vivienne Westwood designs tote to stop climate change for London Fashion Week

British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed a new tote bag in honor of the upcoming London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF). The style icon has teamed up with the British Fashion Council (BFC) on the project, which was inspired by her Autumn/Winter 2017/18 show ‘Ecotricity', which was unveiled in the UK capital earlier this month. The tote features a red and green map that represents the dangers of climate change, based on NASA's projection of how the planet will evolve if its temperature rises by four degrees or more.

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London relaunches its menswear fashion week, Brexit casts shadow

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Pedro Caiado LONDON (Reuters) – London relaunched its menswear fashion week on Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. In contrast to fashion capital rivals like Paris, Milan and New York, London showcases fewer big brands during men's fashion week, giving room to emerging hot talents to present their creations. “The point of difference in London is that you have a real wealth of young, creative talent matched with these established, heritage businesses,” Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC), told Reuters.

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Kate Spade exploring sale: WSJ

Shares of Kate Spade, which had a market value of $1.86 billion as of Tuesday's close, were up 16 percent at $16.83 after being halted twice. Hedge fund Caerus Investors said last month that the company would make a great acquisition candidate as its stock was trading at a discount to its peers. Sales of handbags have weakened over the past year in the United States, as people shop lesser at department stores in favor of online shopping.

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Is Victoria Beckham set to receive an OBE?

British designer Victoria Beckham is allegedly set to receive an OBE for her services to the fashion industry and for her charity work. In 2011, she introduced a secondary, lower-priced line, called 'Victoria by Victoria Beckham', and November of that year saw her win 'Best Designer Brand' at the British Fashion Awards. Prior to launching her own brand, Beckham dabbled in fashion via collaborations, designing a limited-edition collection for Rock & Republic called 'VB Rocks' in 2004 and her own jeans line titled 'DVB Denim Collection' in 2007.

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The Fashion Awards names the big winners of 2016 in London

Alessandro Michele, Gigi Hadid and Alexander McQueen were just some of the names to claim top prizes at the Fashion Awards 2016 on Monday evening. Stars and key players gathered at London's Albert Hall to toast the winners of the prestigious awards ceremony, hosted by the British Fashion Council, with a focus on both emerging talent and industry legends. Alessandro Michele, credited with breathing new life into Gucci since his tenure at the brand, was awarded the title of 'International Accessories Designer', while the enigmatic Paris-based collective Vetements, which has been shaking up the fashion scene since its edgy debut in 2014, was named 'International Urban Luxury Brand.' One of its founding designers Demna Gvasalia also won the 'International Ready-to-Wear Designer' category for his work at Balenciaga.

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Ralph Lauren wins British Fashion Council’s ‘Outstanding Achievement’ accolade

The US designer has been revealed as the recipient of the event's ‘Outstanding Achievement' award, WWD reports. The British Fashion Council, hosting the event, allegedly selected the fashion mogul for the creative vision and business flair displayed over the course of the 77-year-old's lengthy career. Lauren will be presented with the honor at the awards ceremony on December 5 in London, alongside the winners of nine additional categories and a series of special recognition prizes.

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Vera Wang to opt out of New York Fashion Week next season

Vera Wang is skipping New York Fashion Week next season and will be debuting her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection via film instead.

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Bruce Weber to be honored at The Fashion Awards 2016

Bruce Weber is set to receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2016, it has been announced. The British Fashion Council will award the US photographer and cinematographer the honor for his “erotic and risqué but always uniquely stylish portraits,” according to a press release. “Bruce's endurance is testament to his pure talent, his undeniable creativity and his singular warmth and generosity,” said British Fashion Council Chairman Dame Natalie Massenet.

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With Brexit in spotlight, London picks up fashion show baton

A rainy London kicked off five days of catwalk shows on Friday, with questions over what consequences Brexit may have on Britain's apparel industry looming over fashionistas. Picking up the runway calendar baton from New York, London hosts its first fashion week since Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, with a mix of luxury and high street labels unveiling their spring/summer 2017 offerings to buyers and magazine editors from around the world. A survey by the British Fashion Council (BFC) ahead of the June referendum showed that more than 90 percent of 290 designers said they wanted to remain in the bloc.

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