Giles for QVC, Twiggy's latest collection for M&S, plus say hello to LFW!
To celebrate the first day of London Fashion Week, today's news round-up is very British fashion focussed. And why shouldn't it be? Check out what's making headlines:
Twiggy, that unstoppable icon, has churned out her seventh collection for M&S. Filled with sharp separates, and feminine dresses, the model continues to work closely with M&S designers to create yet another Twiggy for M&S Woman range which is available to shop exclusively online. [Daily Mail]
- Three of our favourite Brit girls, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne and Laura Bailey (pictured, above) have gotten together for a chat with Net-a-porter.com. The trio of British Fashion Council ambassadors have been photographed wearing new season pieces by London designers including Matthew Williamson, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, Nicholas Kirkwood and Mulberry. "Britain is the only place that inspires my style," reveals Alexa.
Be sure to keep an eye out for these ladies on the FROWs this week! [Daily Mail]
- Alexander Wang's highly-anticipated début collection for Balenciaga will not be shown on the catwalk, but rather in an intimate salon-style format. It is believed that the fashion house does not want to put the designer "under unnecessary pressure." Wang's collection for Balenciaga is scheduled for 9:15am on February 28 at Paris Fashion Week. [Telegraph]
- Giles Deacon has surprised many by launching a jewellery collection with QVC. The 15-piece collection from the Libertine by Giles Deacon line features colourful jewellery based on his illustrations of beetles and claws. Before you ask, yes he will appear on the shopping channel as a salesperson to flog his new range. "I've done a fair bit of TV before and I quite like it, it's another fun thing to do in the whole package," he said. Erm, right. [Elle UK]
- H&M's Oxford Circus flagship is set to reopen on March 14 with a four-day celebration. The six-floor store will host DJ sets and surprise performances. It will also offer free Wi-Fi to shoppers, and if you queue up before 1pm on opening day you'll receive a wristband that entitles you to 25 percent off. Not bad! [Vogue UK]
- Those Diet Coke cans which have been designed by Marc Jacobs have been unveiled. Hmm... I'm still not sure I get this concept of designers and fizzy drink cans. You? [WWD]