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Weekly Instagram recap: Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone

Saturday, December 2 2017

Weekly Instagram recap: Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone

A post shared by Malaika Arora Khan (@malaikaarorakhanofficial) on Nov 27, 2017 at 3:59am PST For Bollywood celebrities, this week it was all about spending quality time with their loved ones. Karisma Kapoor went away on a short weekend trip to Alibaug with Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora Ladak and Anu Dewan, Dia Mirza posed with her gang at a wedding and Neha Dhupia loaded up her Instagram feed with pictures from her recent trip to Monaco. Neetu Kapoor watched a football match with son Ranbir Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari spent time with her little niece in Dubai, Shilpa Shetty posed with Rekha on the sets of Super Dancer 2 and Deepika Padukone attended her childhood friend’s wedding in Mumbai. While Raveena Tandon shared a sun-kissed selfie with her daughter, Gauri Khan reposted an adorable picture of little AbRam pouting with Karan Johar. This week, some of the stars also took to their social media to shower love on their siblings. Both Alia Bhatt and Esha Gupta wished their respective sisters a happy birthday with cute pictures, Janhvi Kapoor posted a picture of her little sister Khushi Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon spent her downtime with her younger sister, Nupur Sanon. Overseas, Priyanka Chopra congratulated close friend Meghan Markle for her engagement with Prince Harry , and Bella Hadid gave her fans some major travel envy with her picturesque Insta posts. Check out what Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez got up to in our slideshow.

En Inde and Anavila’s latest collaboration is for fans of the colour black

Friday, December 1 2017

En Inde and Anavila’s latest collaboration is for fans of the colour black

Only a true-blue shopaholic can separate the experience of choosing from a curated selection versus going through the entire inventory of a brand on a website. Mumbai’s concept design store, Bungalow 8 will be bringing two design labels with complimenting aesthetics to manifest the concept of ‘foiling’. Sari label Anavila and progressive jewellery label En Inde will be showcasing their latest works along with a special capsule collection featuring the art of foiling. The Indian consumer is no stranger to the use of metal in festive wear. Foiling involves beating metal into thin strips and incorporating these into the body of design. Anavila Misra has juxtaposed metallic yarn against black in her saris for this capsule collection. “It feels good to see how the linen saree has become a wardrobe staple, but of late I have also felt the urge to step back and revisit some of my designs that perhaps deserved more space and attention and I was delighted when Maithili [Ahluwalia] approached me with this idea of distilling it down to black and metal,” says the designer. On the other hand, Anupama Sukh Lalwani and Sonal Sood of En Inde have put together a collection for Bungalow 8 exhibiting their signature style in free flowing black and gold threads, leather, stainless steel, gold plated stainless steel and jute. “This capsule collection is a resurrection of the En Inde classics. They express a simple sense of personal luxury. Can something be classic and relevant at the same time? En Inde creations continually addresses this question. For Bungalow 8, I have taken this idea using an ever classic and relevant color, Black and used it with the essential jute and steel to reimagine our classics,” said Lalwani, creative director and founder of En Inde. Looking for occasion wear that stands out in a crowd? Head to Bungalow 8 to get your hands on the exclusive capsule collection along with Anavila and En Inde’s latest collections. Foiling by Bungalow 8 will be hosted on December 2 between 12pm-8pm at Bungalow 8, Wankhede Stadium, North Stand E & F Block, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

G-Star Raw unveils ‘Most Sustainable Jeans Ever’

Monday, December 4 2017

G-Star Raw unveils ‘Most Sustainable Jeans Ever’

London - G-Star Raw is set to launch its most sustainable denim jeans to date for Spring/Summer 2018, the G-Star Elwood RFTPi jean. This latest pair of jeans marks new milestone in responsible denim manufacturing as they are made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certified denim fabric. Developed in partnership with Dystar, Artistic Milliners, and Saitex, G-Star sought to partner with its suppliers to help pave the way for future sustainable innovations. The new denim fabric used to make the jeans is made from 100 percent organic cotton, grown without any synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides. G-Star shares new processes for creating its most sustainable jeans to date In addition, the fabric is also the first denim to reach be Cradle to Cradle certified at the Gold Level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovations Institute. In order to ensure it remains an instrument for change in the industry G-Star and its mill partner worked together to create an open-source access to their sustainable denim fabric development processes, which can be accessed by others through the Institute’s Fashion Positive Materials Library. “Almost everyone has a pair of jeans in their closet. As a key player in this market, G-Star Raw takes responsibility to lead by example in promoting sustainable denim innovation,” said Frouke Bruinsma, Corporate Responsibility Director of G-Star Raw. “Our new denim fabric and its revolutionary indigo process will become an open source for the rest of the industry to use. We would like to invite others to join us towards cleaner and more ethical denim production globally.” G-Star opted to remove all rivets and zippers from its new denim jeans for eco-finished metal buttons, which can easily be removed for future recycling. The denim label also created the cleanest indigo technology formulated to date together with Dystar and Artistic Milliners, which uses 70 percent less chemicals, no salts and does not produce any salt by-product during its reduction and dyeing process, consequently saving water and leaving clean, recycle water effluent. In addition, in order to the most sustainable washing techniques possible, G-Star worked together with its long-term partner Saitex. Responsibly developed with the utmost care for people and the environment, the new washing techniques ensure that 98 percent of the water used can be recycled and reused, with the remaining 2 percent evaporating, leaving no water left behind to be wasted or released into the environment. “We are really proud to have collaborated with our partners G-Star and Dystar in developing the most sustainable denim fabric ever made at Artistic Milliners,” added Omer Ahmed Director of Artistic Milliners. “Together we have pioneered a radical new dyeing method which is hydro and salt-free, we call the process Crystal Clear. This is perhaps the most radical change to the indigo dyeing process since its industrialization. Even though this formula is in its infancy we are hopeful that in due time it will be adopted by the denim industry at large as there is an unprecedented environmental/water saving potential in using this method.” The new G-Star Elwood RFTPi jean, together with its counterpart the D-Staq RFTPi denim jacket, is set to launch in stores and online from February 15, 2018, for both men and women. Images: G-star

CMAI Apparel Index dips to 1.87 points in Q2, GST affects sentiment

Monday, December 4 2017

CMAI Apparel Index dips to 1.87 points in Q2, GST affects sentiment

Q2 is the first quarter post-GST. And much like other sectors, apparel brands and retailers too were busy putting GST processes in place and sales suffered a big blow. July was the first month when the industry emerged after clearing pre-GST inventories. Interestingly, GST augured well for organized players, as bigger brands and organized players were quick to adapt, and this is evident in the apparel index of various brand groups. Bigger the brand group, higher the growth in this quarter. Giant Brands (turnover above Rs 300 crore) clocked in 8.72 points, followed by Large Brands at 6.65 and Mid Brands 1.25 points; Small Brands which are generally managed by owners single-handedly recorded the lowest index growth of just 0.29 points. Big Brands continue to thrive CMAl's overall Apparel Index in Q2 was 1.87 points. The figure is almost 6.5 times higher than the index value for Small Brands (turnovers of Rs 10 to 25 crore) which is at 0.29 points. The index for Mid Brands (turnovers of Rs 25-100 crore) is 1.25 points, and the overall index is 1.5 times higher than this figure. However, at 6.65 points, Large Brands growth is almost 3.5 times higher than the overall index. But as always, it’s the Giant Brands that have led growth in Q2, much like earlier quarters with a significant 8.72 points. Giant Brands have consistently been doing well every quarter. Notably, the index value for Giants Brands is 4.66 times higher than the Overall Index. Giant Brands managed a fabulous 8.72 points growth and increased Sales Turnover to 5.8 points. Comparatively, Large Brands Sales Turnover grew 4.4 points and Mid Brands Sales Turnover grew a meager 0.8. Small Brands the laggards, recorded a negative Sales Turnover which was -0.8 points this quarter. Overall, the Index Value this quarter saw most dynamism from Sales Turnover, other attributes like Sell Through, Inventory Holding and fresh Investments reflected a much lesser change. Q2 Apparel Index clearly indicates once more, that Giant have outdone Large, Mid and Small Brands. Small and Mid Brands could manage little growth in Sales Turnover, perhaps because the GST implementation process stalled or reduced deliveries during these months. Giant and Large Brands being more organized and better connected with organized retail through MBOs, EBOs and large format stores managed their business and sales turnover well. Moreover, they increased sales turnovers significantly at 5.8 and 4.4 points respectively. Inventory Holding a bug bear again The index clearly reflects a strong correlation between Sales Turnover and Inventory Holding which impacts Investments. This quarter, the biggest effect was from GST, as brands across the board looked at ways to reduce its impact. As Sunil Kumar, Proprietor, Blueman explains, “The reason why our inventory holding increased is due to GST. The market slowed down and stocks had to be held. The other reason is, now there are plenty of players in the same segment and common items are available, so demand is low.” Agrees Nirmal, Owner, Detail Clothing, “The reason for a dip in our turnover is the market is slow since GST was incorporated. The parties who we take orders from are disturbed. People doing job work stopped working, Customers reduced demand or material and stocks were stopped. Retail sales decreased.” This quarter nearly, 43 per cent brands reported an increase in Sales Turnover. It must, however, be noted, that since GST came into force from July 1, EOSS continued in the month of July in spite of major EOSS in the month of June (pre-GST), boosting sales turnover. Hence, the figures seem more inflated than actual sales growth. And as Usha Periasamy, Director-Operations & Brand, Classic Polo opines, “Yes, there is an incremental jump over last year in sales turnover and sell through for our brand. The primary reason is the design component clubbed with market expansion. It’s a blessing in disguise for all value for money brands post the erratic commercial/economic policy changes, which has also added a certain throttle to the business while overall market sentiments are a not so favorable for premium and luxury brands in India.” Inventory duration increased by 54 per cent across all brand groups. Samir Patel, Owner, Deal Jeans explains, “The reason for an increase in our inventory holding is not because of the market slowdown. It is more because we have increased the variety of items therefore, there are more products and inventory holding has gone up.” A comparison between Small and Big Brands indicate, the gap between Big and Small brands is the widest ever in this quarter, indicating Small Brands need to buck up and work to put their processes in place under the current GST regime. “Our Investments have increased as we have a huge stock of new arrivals. We wanted to make the market aware of our inventory strength. Hence, to create brand awareness, we have spent more on advertisements to capture the market,” avers Hemant Jaiswal, Business Head, Bodycare Creation. Outlook for next quarter is average While there may still be a sense of optimism about overall business especially among bigger brands, nearly 48 per cent brands have said their outlook for next quarter is average. Another 36 per cent feel the outlook is ‘Good’. And only 9 per cent foresee an ‘excellent’ outlook. At the same time, 7 per cent also feel it will be ‘Below Average’. It may be noted that generally, Q3 of the financial year, is seen as the best quarter as most festivals and weddings fall during this period, brands expect an average to a good season, coupled with almost dry supply chain and shelves in quest of fresh goods, post first quarter of GST. Consumers too are expected to return to stores, GST and new processes would be settled in especially by Oct-Nov and this augurs well for business. CMAl's Apparel Index aims to set a benchmark for the entire domestic apparel industry and help brands in taking informed businessdecisions. For investors, industry players, stake holders and policy makers the index is a useful tool offering concrete and credible information, and is an excellent source for assessing the performance of the industry. The Index is analyzed by assessing the performance on four parameters: Sales Turnover, Sell Through (percentage of fresh stocks sold), number of days of Inventory Holding and Investments (signifying future confidence) in brand development and brand building. The Apparel Index research is conducted by DFU Publications.

Uniqlo Japan November same-store sales increase 8.9 percent

Monday, December 4 2017

Uniqlo Japan November same-store sales increase 8.9 percent

November 2017 same-store sales including online sales increased by 8.9 percent at Uniqlo Japan, part of the Fast Retailing Group, while sales at its own stores increased by 8.1 percent. Total sales including online sales increased by 8.8 percent. The company attributed year-on-year same-store sales rise in November to the colder weather from mid-month that supported sales of winter items across the board. The company said that Uniqlo’s anniversary sale also attracted large numbers of customers. The company opened one store during the month under review.

Alexa Chung’s Villoid launches “hyper-curated” shopping

Monday, December 4 2017

Alexa Chung’s Villoid launches “hyper-curated” shopping

Villoid, the styleboard app co-founded by Alexa Chung, is expanding into “hyper-curated” shopping, enabling style influencers to sell direct to their fans and the public, through their own web shops within the revamped Villoid platform. The app, which launched in 2015, has users from over 180 countries, said the move will allow influencers, including Chung herself to open and curate their own web shops that the app states will “change the way we shop”. Launching with Chung’s own web shop, the platform will announce a new shop owner every day, from well-established names to up-and-coming talent, along with some of the infuencers who have risen to prominence within the app’s community, with each “celebrating their individuality and favourite brands and products” from the 4,000-plus brands stocked on Villoid, everything from high street to high end, emerging designers and vintage. “I’m so excited to be launching this next phase of Villoid alongside some incredible women with enviable taste – some are friends, some I just stalk and others are people I’m sure you’ll come to know and love,” said Chuing. “I’m intrigued to see what they do with their shops and look forward to sharing this journey with you all.” Style app Villoid launches influencer web shops Villoid chief executive and co-founder Karin Kaellman added: “In the two years since our launch, we have developed a strong international brand, a solid tech platform, a stream of magnificent brands applying to become part of our ecosystem - and most importantly a warm community of women of all ages, persuasions and locations. “It was only natural that we strap on our working gloves and build this new angle to our platform - to give our fans what they’ve been calling for - an accessible, personalised and hyper-curated shopping experience with a nifty buy button. Killing three birds with one stone, we simultaneously allow style influencers to side-step the typical hassles of opening their own stores from scratch, and allow brands to be authentically and organically endorsed by some of the most stylish ladies on the planet.” Since 2016, Villoid’s Emerge program, in conjunction with the British Fashion Council, has been supporting emerging designers by giving them exposure through the platform. This will continue said the app and will stock and promote brands including Serena Bute, Pop & Suki and Zanzan to help expose them to a global audience. According to Forbes the digital influencer industry is worth 2.5 billion dollars a year, with 92 percent of consumers stating that they trust an influencer more than an advert. Images: courtesy of Villoid

Alia Bhatt's lust-inducing look is a godsend for short girls

Monday, December 4 2017

Alia Bhatt's lust-inducing look is a godsend for short girls

Diminutive Alia Bhatt posing for photographs next to leggy Katrina Kaif is every short girl-tall bestie problem summed up in one photo. So can your outfit magically add those inches to your petite frame that Mother Nature didn't? Alia has this down to a science. Exhibit A: A figure-hugging pencil skirt (this one's from Zara) with bright shiny vertical stripes that create the illusion of length, while also slimming the body. Toss in a thigh-high slit and you've basically mastered the cheat sheet to supermodel legs. Exhibit B: Alia's ankle-strap heels keep most of her foot exposed, which in turn creates a longer line for the eye to follow. The only way she could have improved on this look -- specifically to make herself seem taller -- was if she had chosen a pair of nude sandals or pumps to blend in with her skin tone and seamlessly complete the visual trickery. So how's Alia feeling about her look? We think that Edie Parker clutch pretty much sums it up... This is Alia Bhatt's exact diet Don’t chase after everything you read online “Everyone’s talking about gluten-free pizza, brown bread and red rice, about reducing their carb intake, and I’m eating white bread and butter at 4am. Rujuta showed me how local food eaten in moderation can be healthy,” says Alia. Don’t skimp on the basics “Her schedule and hours will keep changing. She will have rigorous dance sessions, action shoots and emotionally taxing days. She needs to look fabulous through it all,” elaborates Rujuta. She delivers on that by ensuring that her client is kept well-fed and happy, with pizzas and junk food figuring in the lineup too, but in moderation. Alia has thus far been a model student and never skips her rejuvenating glass of sugarcane juice post-workout, a habit that she shares with Kareena Kapoor Khan. After the new momma saw Alia pose on Instagram with a glass of sugarcane juice, she rang up Rujuta to ask if she’s on the same diet as her. It has been an inside joke between the two ever since; “Kareena keeps singing ‘Rujju, Rujju’ to me at parties, and now, I do the same with her. We’re going around spreading dietary joy,” dimples Alia. Sugar ain’t your enemy Rujuta recalls the jawdrop she got when she recommended Alia to swap out the honey in her nimbu paani with a spoonful of sugar and saffron. “Ever since Rujuta told me that the drink is great for my hair too, I don’t skip it. Not having sugar or salt gave me cramps; it’s harmful to give it up entirely,” she explains. Keep it natural Yes, you’ve heard that before. So has Alia, and she ensures that her daily fluid intake involves lassi and chhaas made out of purely organic milk. Mommy Soni Razdan goes a step further to ensure that the milk is delivered in glass bottles instead of plastic packs. What will you get in return for indulging your sweet tooth? Sugar acts as a natural coolant and helps cool down the body temperature after working out. Oh, and the miracle diet has been hiding out in your kitchen all along “I make my paneer and dahi from that organic milk too and consume it fresh. It works as a natural fat burner and gives me a good skin tone. It’s my job to look fabulous,” laughs Alia. So what makes it to her daily lunchbox? “Dal khichdi and curd rice are my favourites with a spoonful of ghee,” she adds. Don’t chase after everything you read online “Everyone’s talking about gluten-free pizza, brown bread and red rice, about reducing their carb intake, and I’m eating white bread and butter at 4am. Rujuta showed me how local food eaten in moderation can be healthy,” says Alia. Don’t skimp on the basics “Her schedule and hours will keep changing. She will have rigorous dance sessions, action shoots and emotionally taxing days. She needs to look fabulous through it all,” elaborates Rujuta. She delivers on that by ensuring that her client is kept well-fed and happy, with pizzas and junk food figuring in the lineup too, but in moderation. Alia has thus far been a model student and never skips her rejuvenating glass of sugarcane juice post-workout, a habit that she shares with Kareena Kapoor Khan. After the new momma saw Alia pose on Instagram with a glass of sugarcane juice, she rang up Rujuta to ask if she’s on the same diet as her. It has been an inside joke between the two ever since; “Kareena keeps singing ‘Rujju, Rujju’ to me at parties, and now, I do the same with her. We’re going around spreading dietary joy,” dimples Alia. Sugar ain’t your enemy Rujuta recalls the jawdrop she got when she recommended Alia to swap out the honey in her nimbu paani with a spoonful of sugar and saffron. “Ever since Rujuta told me that the drink is great for my hair too, I don’t skip it. Not having sugar or salt gave me cramps; it’s harmful to give it up entirely,” she explains. Keep it natural Yes, you’ve heard that before. So has Alia, and she ensures that her daily fluid intake involves lassi and chhaas made out of purely organic milk. Mommy Soni Razdan goes a step further to ensure that the milk is delivered in glass bottles instead of plastic packs. What will you get in return for indulging your sweet tooth? Sugar acts as a natural coolant and helps cool down the body temperature after working out. Oh, and the miracle diet has been hiding out in your kitchen all along “I make my paneer and dahi from that organic milk too and consume it fresh. It works as a natural fat burner and gives me a good skin tone. It’s my job to look fabulous,” laughs Alia. So what makes it to her daily lunchbox? “Dal khichdi and curd rice are my favourites with a spoonful of ghee,” she adds.

Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Neha Dhupia style the white shirt 3 ways

Monday, December 4 2017

Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Neha Dhupia style the white shirt 3 ways

Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif took their newly minted best friend status to new heights for a recent TV show appearance, twinning in white shirts with hostess Neha Dhupia. The trio decided to offer a quick masterclass in styling the basic white shirt, changing it up for every body type. Leggy and athletic Katrina Kaif put her Pilates-honed pins on display in a studded miniskirt, which she paired with a crisp white shirt with breast pockets. Christian Louboutin pumps completed the sexy look, one that we would probably recommend for a dinner-and-drinks date night with your man. Alia Bhatt chose a more comfortable route, pairing her slogan white shirt with paperbag pants and black pumps. Alia wore her hair in loose waves, adding a touch of feminity to the whole 'Monday meeting with my fellow board of directors' look. Curvy Neha Dhupia opted to go for a full '50s vibe, complementing her off-shoulder white top with a pleated metallic midi skirt and high-heeled mules. Worn with a messy ponytail which is exactly how we'd like to dress for weekend brunch with the girls at our private villa in Alibaug. Whose look suits your personality the most? Alia, Katrina and Neha's masterclass on styling the white shirt

Mugler names Casey Cadwallader as artistic director

Tuesday, December 5 2017

Mugler names Casey Cadwallader as artistic director

| Tuesday, 05 December 2017 David Koma's replacement at Mugler has been named, and he's none other than Casey Cadwallader. The young man might not be a household name yet, but he has quite the impressive résumé. Cadwallader graduated from Cornell with a degree in architecture, and although he didn't go to a top fashion design school, like Parsons or Central Saint Martins, he's worked for reputable fashion houses including TSE, Narciso Rodriguez, Loewe and J. Mendel. He previously served as the design director for Acne Studio's pre-collections up until his new appointment at Mugler. A post shared by casey cadwallader (@cadwallader) on Dec 5, 2017 at 2:18am PST “The Clarins Group are very happy to welcome Casey Cadwallader to Mugler,” said Sandrine Groslier, president of the Clarins Fragrance Group, Mugler Fashion and Fragrance, in a statement. “His determination and unique sensitivity to Mugler's artistic and experimental heritage will enable us to pursue the renewal of the house in the long term. We are confident that his personal vision and talent will position Mugler amongst the most sought after avant-garde fashion brands of today.” Mugler names former Acne Studio pre-collection designer as artistic director Cadwallader is expected to usher Mugler into a whole new era. The brand's founder Thierry Mugler made the label famous for haute couture style designs and cinched waists. Cadwallader's predecessors, including both Koma and current Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti scaled back on the couture style approach to the brand and made it more evening wear style and approachable. Cadwallader, on the other hand, if his pre-collections for Acne Studio are any indication, could bring in a lot more color, relaxed silhouettes, and street style trends. While Mugler, formerly Thierry Mugler named after the founder, was once one of the most revered fashion houses of the eighties and nineties, they haven't quite seen that level of acclaim since then. Cadwallader could be the designer to help the brand increase its demand, and even bring in more millennial consumers. He has quite the task ahead of him, but given his experience and style, there's plenty of hope for Mugler's future. Photo: via Mugler Facebook page

Uniqlo to open first store by 2018, plans to go it alone in India

Tuesday, December 5 2017

Uniqlo to open first store by 2018, plans to go it alone in India

Uniqlo is entering the India on its own. It has started talks with mall developers in metros to open stores by next year. Uniqlo, which was earlier in talks with Arvind Brands for a joint venture has decided to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, like global rival Heinz and Mauritz (H&M). India allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment in single brand retail. Uniqlo’s interest in India comes at a time when the retailer, which first opened a shop in Hiroshima in 1984, has been expanding its presence outside Japan where it holds a 6.5 per cent share of the apparel market. In its most recent earnings report, the Fast Retailing company posted a record operating profit of $1.57 billion for the year ended August 2017, bolstered by a jump in Uniqlo’s international business. Uniqlo will join the ranks of fast-fashion brands such as Zara, Forever 21, and H&M to open stores in Asia’s third-largest economy, where fashion retail is a $70 billion business. And here, its range of winter-wear, polos in solid colours, linen shirts, and other minimalistic offerings could well lure legions of young, aspiring shoppers hunting for branded clothing.

Adidas opens ‘Fashion Destination Door’ in India

Tuesday, December 5 2017

Adidas opens ‘Fashion Destination Door’ in India

Adidas has opened its first ‘Fashion Destination Door’ format store in India. The store is located on Linking Road, Mumbai is one of the city’s most popular shopping areas. The ‘Fashion Destination Door’ store of Adidas is spread over 1550 sq. ft. the store will house the latest and most innovative product range. It captures the energy of the streets turning it into a cultural epicentre. Its inspiration is found in the different iconic neighbourhoods of various cities, creating a global connection to a unique network of influence and cultural creativity. The adidas originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ store is a refurbished new format store which will house latest innovative products. The interior design of the store combines architectural details inspired by Mumbai city’s raw aesthetics exclusively translating the spirit of the city into the store adaptations that connect with these communities’ creative youth cultures. With a display of selective range of Stan Smith, NMD and EQT, the store was inaugurated in the presence of Adidas group’s brand ambassador Ranveer Singh The store is the latest in a global series of less than 100 adidas originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ concept stores across the globe and first of its kind in India.

Jonathan Anderson honoured twice at The Fashion Awards 2017

Tuesday, December 5 2017

Jonathan Anderson honoured twice at The Fashion Awards 2017

British designer Jonathan Anderson took home two honours at The Fashion Awards 2017, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night. Anderson, who was nominated in four categories won British Designer of the Year Womenswear for his signature label JW Anderson and Accessories Designer of the Year for his creative director role at luxury fashion house, Loewe. Other notable winners included a surprise award for Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion to Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s outgoing president and chief creative officer. The British Fashion Council stated that the honour was to “acknowledging his phenomenal transformation of Burberry since joining in 2000” and for “turning the UK company into a renowned global fashion brand”. Bailey was presented with the honour by Dame Anna Wintour. While the coveted Designer of the Year accolade was awarded to Raf Simons for his work at Calvin Klein, where he has made an impact since joining as chief creative officer last year. Gucci also continued its fantastic year as its chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri was recognised with the Business Leader award. Christopher Bailey wins surprise ‘Outstanding Contribution’ accolade at The Fashion Awards British Designer of the Year Menswear was awarded to Craig Green, while other British winners were rising stars Charles Jeffery, who was awarded the British Emerging Talent Menswear accolade for his Charles Jeffery Loverboy label and Michael Halpern took home the British Emerging Talent Womenswear for Halpern. Off-White scooped the Urban Luxe award, beating off competition from Rihanna’s Puma collaboration, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Supreme and Vetements, while Model of the Year was award to Adwoa Aboah. There were also a number of honorary awards with Stella McCartney presented with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation, while Donatella Versace was named Fashion Icon, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri was awarded with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, and make-up artist Pat McGrath was honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. The late Azzedine Alaïa was also celebrated for his incredible career spanning over 60 years, acknowledging him as one of the most respected and unique couturiers in the industry with a special tribute led by model Naomi Campbell. The Fashion Awards honours Raf Simons, Stella McCartney and Donatella Versace The Fashion Awards also acts as a fundraising opportunity for the British Fashion Council’s Education Foundation, which in partnership with Swarovski offers scholarships to talented young people to study at the UK’s best universities as well as opportunities to fund apprenticeships to develop much-needed industry skills. The British Fashion Council aims to raise 10 million pounds over the next ten years for the charity, and this was aided by a 300,000 pounds donation from Swarovski, as part of its continued support of The Fashion Awards. Image courtesy of Getty Images for BFC