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London Fashion Week Men’s continued this week, with Tinie Tempah transitioning from Frower to designer, presenting his first menswear collection for his new label called: What We Wear. The collection was rooted in sportswear and was mostly in monochromatic tones of black and white. “To be honest with you I see myself as a creative,” the singer/rapper/songwriter (and now designer) said. “When you are a musician you become defined by what you do, and being a rapper as well you become defined. I’ve hated the idea of being defined as one thing.”
The film adaptation of Michael Jackson’s life, entitled Urban Myths, caused quite a stir this week. Following the release of the trailer, it was revealed that Jackson will be played by Joseph Fiennes, an English actor. Jackson’s daughter, Paris, took to Twitter to say: “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.” What your opinion on the matter?
Barack Obama delivered his final address as the president of the United States on Tuesday; the event took place in Chicago – the place where his political career began – two days after a letter written by Obama was printed in The Golden Globe’s programme.
TOMS broke their tradition of no-collaborations-whatsoever this week when they revealed a future collaboration with & Other Stories on a footwear and apparel collection. Fronted by Erin Wasson, the project has resulted in & Other Stories supported one month of English language classes through Magic Bus Women’s Scholarship Fund for every item of clothing bought while TOMS will continue their mission and donate shoes to children in need. Feel good fashion indeed.
Strikes on the London Underground on Monday meant thousands of commuters had to – shock horror – actually walk down a street to get to work.
Managing director of Condé Nast Britain and president of Condé Nast International, Nicholas Coleridge announced he will be leaving his current roles in 6 months and will instead assume the role of chairman of Condé Nast Britain. “I plan to drastically reduce my schedule of international business trips a year, and will from September make only regular business visits to Condé Nast India in Mumbai. I shall combine my new London assignment with my various pro-bono chairmanships of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Prince of Wales’s Campaign for Wool and the Gilbert Trust for the Arts,” commented Coleridge. His successors are yet to be announced.