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New Year, New Fashion Happenings


katies_fashion_fairground_logoWe’re all aware that there is never a lacklustre moment in this ever-varying industry, but this year’s designer endeavours will truly keep us on our toes.



Many goings-on are happening in Paris where the news of Nicolas Ghesquière’s appointment at Louis Vuitton still reins as supreme knowledge, with the autumn/winter 2014-15 collections being the brands debut outing with its new creative director.


At Rochas, the brand’s former creative director abandoned ship to join Schiaparelli, and so it will be left in the capable hands of Alessandra Dell’Acqua.


News has just broke that Hussein Chalayan has been hired as Vionnet‘s demi-couture designer, with Couture Fashion Week in Paris being the place where his debut collection for the brand will be unveiled.


New offerings at Mugler will come courtesy of LFW star David Koma (left) for the brand in June, and JW Anderson (right) is set to reveal his sharp, modern luxe to Loewe.

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Meanwhile in Milan, Moschino has non other than Jeremy Scott taking charge as its new creative director next month, where we can expect and anticipate great things ahead.


And then of course onto the most exciting and diverse capital of them all, yes, it can only be London. Suspicions surround the world of Mulberry as to who will ultimately replace Emma Hill. Potential suitors such as Erdem and Sophie Hulme have both been mentioned as likely candidates for the prestigious role, though due to the search still persisting, the brand has withdrawn its place at London Fashion Week in February. Sad times.


The Burberry catwalk will also be a hot topic this style season, with great anticipation as Christopher Bailey leads the way as the brand’s chief creative officer and CEO, replacing Angela Ahrendts – and that’s no easy assignment!



Making It Big Time

With a series of investments from luxury conglomerates such as LVMH and Kering, new generations of British fashion designers are set to reach remarkable heights in 2014. LVMH bought Christopher Kane (left) and Nicholas Kirkwood, while JW Anderson sold a minority stake to Kering. Although a date has yet to be announced for Mary Katrantzou’s (right) much anticipated standalone store, the designer is tipped for big things, thanks to her recently launched debut e-commerce platform.

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Mixing It Up

Two of the fashion industries most beautiful faces posses’ new career adventures for the year ahead, swapping modeling and sexy music videos for a crack at acting. With new roles including the British independent film Kids In Love, The Face Of An Angel, and the cinema adaptation of Martin Amis’s novel, London Fields, we will see It catwalk girl; Cara Delevingne throw herself into the world of film.


Also, set to star in the film version of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl, with Ben Affleck, Emily Ratajkowski – who found fame starring in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video, will flaunt her acting abilities in this exciting new film. I hope both stunners prove to be deliciously talented at acting as they are poising. Watch this space.


Store Openings

London’s Mayfair is the only location to be this year to shop in serious style, as the capitals most famous fashion talents including Victoria Beckham (left), Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane will all unveil their debut British flagship stores. Regent Street will feel supreme anticipation in March of this year, as doors will open to Karl Lagerfeld’s (right) first standalone store, and spanning an impressive 2,700sq ft, it will be the designers’ largest European boutique to date. The excitement is literally too much!

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By Katie Farley

Freelance Fashion Stylist & Fashion Writer



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