Alicia Vikander arrives at Oscars 2013 in a beautiful cader-blue fully embroidered gown from the ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/2013 collection
Burberry to move menswear show from Milan to London
Burberry today announces that it will be moving its menswear show to London after more than ten years of showing in Milan.
Following the return of the Burberry womenswear show to London in 2009, the menswear collection will be shown as part of London Collections: Men on 18 June 2013.
Burberry has been supporting London Collections: Men since its launch in June 2012, hosting events in celebration of British menswear at the brand’s Knightsbridge stores.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, commented: ‘London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here. The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home’.
Having relocated its global headquarters to Horseferry House in London in 2009, Burberry continues to invest in its UK manufacturing, retail and office operations, adding more than 1000 jobs in the country over the past two years.
Burberry continues to produce its heritage rainwear at its Castleford facility in Yorkshire, where capacity has doubled since 2011. The iconic gabardine fabric used in the coats’ construction is woven at Burberry’s nearby mill and the brand’s cashmere is woven in Scotland.
Since 2011 Burberry has significantly expanded its London store footprint, including opening the Burberry World Live flagship at 121 Regent Street and the brand’s first standalone menswear store in Knightsbridge in 2012. It will open a second headquarters building adjacent to Horseferry House later in 2013.
Burberry is committed to fostering the next generation of creative talent in the UK. Its support includes the establishment in 2012 of the Burberry Design Scholarship with the Royal College of Art in London and Christopher Bailey’s chairmanship of the Fashion Fringe initiative, which supports emerging designers and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Details of the London menswear show venue will be released in the lead up to the show this summer.
Panerai introduces a Regatta watch in their new 2013 collection
From the union of Officine Panerai and the world of classic sailing the Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio was born. This is a chronograph with an automatic movement and a three-day power reserve, fitted with the Regatta countdown function, specifically created for yacht racing starts.
The start of a vintage yacht race is a moment of remarkable beauty. The boats of every class, with timbers sometimes a hundred years old or more, gather together at the starting line between the buoys, driven only by the wind which fills the sails and by the skill of the captains and crews who with a few simple instruments must carry out complicated tactics to master the sea, the wind and time. Timing in particular is crucial: in the minutes preceding the start, marked by the ritual of the strict countdown signalled by the judges’ flags, the Lords of the sea must line up behind the buoys without crossing the imaginary line before the race has started. It is not a simple operation for yachts which are often tens of metres long with an immense sail area exposed to the unpredictable nature of the elements.
Champagne de Bleuchamp’s new campaign highlights some of the unsung heroes of the Olympics
When you think of security at the Olympics its very easy to forget about those servicemen working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the safety of the games. One of these such people is Lieutenant Paul Butterworth RN who is currently serving on special operations in Portsmouth with the Royal Navy.
Lt Butterworth was born in undistinguished circumstances in Fratton, Hampshire in 1984. He later attended Portsmouth Grammar School before entering Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth. He graduated as top of his intake and completed his Initial sea training on the Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean.
He has served in the Persian Gulf and more recently Afghanistan where he served with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment. Butterworth completed the gruelling All Arms Commando Course and then volunteered for special duties, and was selected to serve in the The special forces support group (SFSG).
Returning to the UK this summer he gave up his leave to serve on special duties around the Olympics.
Lt Butterworth is single and lives in Chichester. He is a keen sailor and member of the Royal Yacht Squadron. He is also a keen enthusiast for all things soviet and a great champagne lover.
Lt Butterworth is pictured wearing a naval reefer jacket by Gieves and Hawkes and smoking a Sobranie Black Russian cigarette.
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David Gandy hosts Martini ‘Luck is An Attitude’ party
British supermodel David Gandy hosts Martini’s’ Luck is an attitude’ party in London at Boutique Hotel the Hempel
The Ides of March : A George Clooney Film
George Clooney stars and directs as Governor Mike Morris, a democrat running for president. The film follows the exploits of a twenty-something presidential campaign named Stephen Myers, a young media strategist on his campaign (Gosling) and the dirty pool he plays to get his candidate (played by Clooney) the nomination against a rival senator.
The solid supporting cast also includes Paul Giamatti as the campaign manager of the rival senator played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei as a New York Times reporter and Evan Rachel Wood as an intern for Myers’ campaign who has her eyes on Stephen Myers,. Faced with knowledge of a deep, dark secret about Morris, Myers needs to decide whether he’s going to stay with Morris and try to win or blow the whistle and reveal the truth. The film co-stars Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.
The scenes were shot at the Stockyard Bank and Trust in downtown Cincinnati. As you can see Clooney was busy directing the majority of the time with Gosling taking said direction. The Ides of March is based on the play Farragut North, which is set in Des Moines, Iowa, just weeks before the state’s Democratic caucuses officially commence.
Clooney co-adapted and directed the film The film will be featured at Toronto’s 2011 International Film Festival, but will feature before that as the opening film of the 68th Venice Film Festival on August 31, before an October 7 release
Foreign Fields – Photography Exhibition at the Fine Art Society
In early 2010 AJ Heath spent 3 weeks embedded with the Coldstream Guards in Central Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Tonight at 6pm you can see his provoking exhibition at The Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street
In support of the Help for Heroes Charity
A fuller version is available in the next issue of Fashion Insider
Winner announced of Russian Caviar Competition
With special thanks to Cabourg’s most famous cocktail Bar – Chez Guillou
Tallulah Rendall launches new Albumn
Tallulah Rendall’s music is ethereal yet powerful, delicate and yet vociferous in its insistent, intricate and beautifully orchestrated sound. Her second album, ‘Alive’ is a record possessed of a pervasive strength, songs rise into soaring, expansive climaxes with Tallulah’s voice a mesmerising constant. Despite this power there remains a delicate femininity and lightness of song writing on ‘Alive’ demonstrative of a breadth of creative talent and an instinctive mastery of light and shade which brings to mind musical influences from Patti Smith & Jeff Buckley to Martha Wainwright.
Recorded at Hookend Studios, formerly owned by David Gilmour and the erstwhile home of Radiohead, Morrisey and The Manic Street Preachers, ‘Alive’ retains that vital, magical ‘live’ feel whilst affording every individual intricacy of Tallulah’s song writing the glorious clarity which it richly deserves.
Tallulah’s debut, ‘Libellus’ was a soulful, mellifluous and downright beautiful affair which led to the Evening Standard calling her a ‘top up and coming artist’ and Contact Music branding the album ‘sublime, fragile, soulful and heart-piercing in its intensity’.
Yet for Tallulah the creative process is not exclusively musical. ‘Libellus’ was packaged with an astonishing 50 page book featuring artwork by Beshlie Mckelvie and with ‘Alive’ Tallulah is moving further into collaborative territory. With a dozen artists using each album track as a starting inspiration for an exclusive piece it is this ongoing aesthetic detail that sets Tallulah apart. Each song is lovingly crafted and accompanied by a piece of art which explores and elucidates the themes of that track.
Tonight on Friday March the 4th will see the launch at the Tabernacle, Powis Square, Nottinghill, doors open at 7pm:
New shop opened in Milan- Roberto Musso
Photography: Alexandra Serediuc
ORCHIDS FUSE WITH FASHION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK
- Kinder Aggugini chooses dramatic Vanda orchids for his A/W 11 show
Rising star of the London Fashion Week catwalk, Kinder Aggugini, is no
stranger to creating beautiful yet edgy collections and doesn’t
disappoint this season, fusing flowers with fashion. As well as
creating dramatic Vanda orchid installations for his A/W11 Il
Bottaccio catwalk show, for the first time, guests each received a
limited edition, live handbag orchid.
Kinder has a reputation for featuring organic creations in his catwalk
shows and this year is no exception with the beautiful, mysterious
Vanda orchid making its Fashion Week debut.
Guests were greeted by a dramatic aerial installation cascading from
the grand staircase. Spectacular orchid arrangements were also
displayed either side of the runway, with elegant yet menacing root
systems, which appeared to grow and trail down on to the catwalk itself.
To compliment Aggugini’s collection, each guest was gifted an
exclusive Calimero handbag orchid. These unique living fashion
accessories were designed to be worn, clipped onto a bag or taken home
and planted, to be loved and admired for seasons to come.
Aggugini commented, This season I chose a Vanda orchid as it best
symbolises the style antithesis I use in my collections. As if Sid
Vicious had married Coco Chanel, so this flower mixes gritty exposed
roots with charming chic blossom, a contradiction that lives to be
Michelle Yeoh wears ELIE SAAB to the amfAR New York Gala
France wins 27th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow 2011
St. Moritz, 30 January 2011 – After four days of taut sporting nerves, France carries off the victor’s trophy at the 27th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow. This weekend, the encounter of top-notch teams representing France, Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland drew more than 15,000 polo fans and interested onlookers to Lake St. Moritz. Great Britain took second place, while Switzerland and Germany came in third and fourth. by FI Swiss Correspondent – Gebrüder Gumbold
Great Fashion – Irresistable Food
The Pure Package will team up with some great names this LFW
Great news for fashion and food lovers. The Pure Package will be supporting three individual shows at London Fashion Week in February 2011. The company known for its revolutionary approach to dieting and healthy eating across London will be catering backstage at Matthew Williamson and Julien MacDonald’s shows. During up and coming designer Mary Katrantzou’s show, Pure Package, will be offering guests on the front row a delicious feast. Certainly not one to miss!
Fashion Insider attends the launch of the new Hotel Verta
Situated besides Battersea, Helicopter Pad, London