Designer Spotlight

Get the lowdown on your favourite fashion designers. We put the spotlight on some of the biggest names in style, from Karl Lagerfeld to Tom Ford with news of new collections, collaborations and appearances. Plus, find out a little bit more about the names you might not know now, but will definitely want to know more about in the future.

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Wow! Mary Katrantzou x Current Elliot Collaboration

I have just learnt of the latest fashion collaboration which hitting the shelves this week and couldn't be more excited. One of our London Fashion Week favourites, Mary Katrantou is teaming up with LA denim label, Current... Read more »


Fashion Forward 2013 winners announced

The British Fashion Council has released the winners of the Fashion Forward 2013 sponsorship. The three womenswear designers to be awarded the funding are Holly Fulton, David Koma and Michael van der Hamn will each... Read more »


Matthew Williamson teams up with Ballantyne Cashmere

Matthew Williamson is unveiling a new collaboration with knitwear brand Ballantyne Cashmere . The company has teamed up with the British designer for a capsule knitwear collection that will comprise of both men's and... Read more »

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Check out Jean-Paul Gaultier's Pre-Fall 2013 Re-Editions Collection

French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is set for another busy year and today he has revealed a few looks from his Pre-Fall 2013 collection. The fifteen piece offering for Autumn / Winter 2013 (yes, we're there already) is set to... Read more »


Givenchy to take a break from Couture

Givenchy has announced it will put its Couture line on semi-hiatus and will therefore not show at Paris in January. While few details as to why or for how long are unknown, Riccardo Tisci is believed to still work on... Read more »

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Victoria Beckham gears up for e-commerce launch

It is more news from the Beckham clan today with Victoria Beckham revealing she will soon be launching an e-commerce site . The Spice-Girl-turned-designer is preparing to unveil a revamped website which will offer an... Read more »

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Sarah Burton receives OBE; says she like to maternity style Kate Middleton

It was Sarah Burton's turn yesterday to front up to Buckingham Palace and receive her Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the fashion industry. The creative director of Alexander McQueen famously designed... Read more »

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Alice Temperley opens London flagship store

Alice Temperley's career seems to be moving in leaps and bounds at the moment (perhaps thanks to a certain Duchess). Following on the back of her successful Somerset by Temperley collection for John Lewis comes the... Read more »

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Marchesa's Georgina Chapman is expecting baby no. 2!

It's more baby news this week with Marchesa's Georgina Chapman confirming that she is pregnant with her second child. The British-born designer, 36, and her husband of four years movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein , told the... Read more »


UPDATED: Latest Balenciaga news - Alexander Wang takes top job!

UPDATED 9am : WWD has now confirmed that the official announcement is due to take place on Monday . -------------------- Those Balenciaga rumours keep doing the rounds. Earlier this month it was Christopher Kane whose... Read more »


Gucci's Frida Giannini announces she is pregnant

Congratulations goes out to Gucci creative director Frida Giannini who has announced she is expecting her first child. Frida and her partner, Gucci CEO and president, Patrizio Di Marco have confirmed they will welcome... Read more »

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Markus Lupfer unveils cozy collection for Whistles

Winter is sorted thanks to a new collaboration from Markus Lupfer for Whistles . The designer has teamed up with the high street retailer for a one-off collection which is due to launch in-store on Monday November 6. In... Read more »


Stock up on casualwear with Uniqlo's Designer Invitation ranges

We're loving the great little capsule collections that Uniqlo is currently offering via the Designers Invitation project. If you're short on casual separates and cute daywear, you need these clothes on your radar! The... Read more »


CQ goes to Karl Lagerfeld's Paris HQ

CQ were very lucky to be offered the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to visit Karl Lagerfeld 's headquarters in Paris, and have a snoop around his office and studio. Saying no to this was about as likely as me saying... Read more »


Add a touch of LFW to your laundry with LG

We're used to fashion and technology tie-ins, and let's face it, most of them are pretty awful. Making something pink and shoving a logo on it doesn't make it any more appealing to the fash pack, and it's been a long time... Read more »

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In the Olympics grandstand with Stella McCartney

As the official designer of the Team GB kit , Stella McCartney has been busy tweeting photos from the London Olympics . The designer has been snapping pics via Instagram from various locations around the Games,... Read more »

Stella McCartney dishes about designing for Team Great Britain

Stella McCartney dishes about designing for Team Great Britain

You have seen the uniforms (if not then click here ) for Team Great Britain, now hear a little more about how Stella McCartney designed the kit for her country's Olympic team. Talking to the Financial Times , the... Read more »

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Kate Moss fronts Rag & Bone's first-ever ad campaign

The designers at Rag & Bone are gearing up to launch their first European store in Sloane Street, London. To coincide with the store opening, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have unveiled their first-ever... Read more »

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Hermès and Ferragamo outfit the French and San Marino Olympic teams

Two more design powerhouses are getting involved in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Hermès and Salvatore Ferragamo have been tasked with designing uniforms for the French and Republic of San Marino Olympic teams... Read more »

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Stella McCartney to fund scholarships at Central Saint Martins

At the ceremony to receive her Honorary Fellowship from the University of the Arts London this week, Stella McCartney announced she would be fund a new scholarship for Central Saint Martins . The scholarship will assist... Read more »