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The Fashion Fix – 24th June 2019


This week in the world of fashion, a designer legend was awarded a symbolic knighthood for services to fashion, whilst another icon was honoured in Paris and luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter launched a considered fashion platform that is dedicated to sustainable brands.

(From top to bottom: Net Sustain, Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld’s memorial)

Net-a-Porter unveils ‘Net Sustain’ Platform

The online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-porter has revealed its fresh platform entitled ‘Net Sustain’, an edit that spotlights labels which adhere to the sustainability criteria. The website’s latest addition will offer shoppers an easy way to categorise the brands and items that are ethical and kind to the planet, enabling an easier way to shop sustainably.

The launch includes 26 labels and approximately 500 products, whereby every item in ‘Net Sustain’ must adhere to a minimum of one of five main attributes, which range from ethical materials, processing and reducing waste.

Ralph Lauren picks up Knighthood

The first American to receive an honorary knighthood, this week Ralph Lauren collected his award for his services to fashion. The seventy-nine-year-old iconic fashion designer graced the private ceremony at Buckingham Palace, with his family in attendance.

Ralph Lauren is no stranger to the royal family, having dressed the likes of the Duchess of Sussex and Diana Princess of Wales in his clothes, which is frequently reminiscent of timeless English styles. Having always been inspired by history, the chief creative officer and executive chairman of the company, is said to be truly honoured by his knighthood.

A chic yet dramatic memorial for Karl Lagerfeld

A dramatic memorial to echo his signature theatrical fashion shows, Karl Lagerfeld was honoured on Thursday at the Grand Palais during a chic, not sombre celebration of his life in Paris. The 90-minute upbeat, stadium-size tribute was a public occasion, jointly staged by Chanel, Fendi, and his eponymous label – the three houses for which he worked.

Lagerfeld’s favoured catwalk venue was transformed by theatre and opera director Robert Carsen, with a montage of documentary footage suspended on three large screens, combined with live performances. Anna Wintor, Tommy Hilfiger, along with Brigitte Macron and model Gigi Hadid were just some of fashions faces in attendance.

Until next time, xoxo, Katie

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