Bethany Williams, the fashion-forward London talent known for making sustainability look hip, has won the latest Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The Duchess of Cornwall will present the award next Tuesday.
One would be forgiven for considering this weekend’s London Fashion Week as the Last Fashion Show, as the industry braces for the very real risk of a Brexit no deal and the likelihood of a slow but sure front-row exit.
The BFC has announced a brand new event format for its London Fashion Week Festival with the launch of 'Insiders' to “provide unrivalled consumer access to London Fashion Week for the first time in its history.”
It was probably inevitable given the publicity she received in May for the Meghan Markle wedding dress, but Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller was named womenswear designer of the year on Monday evening.
Debenhams reported its biggest-ever loss on Thursday and confirmed a plan to close 50 stores as well as saying the beauty market has dipped in recent months. But it’s remaining upbeat and thinks it’s on the right track.
Rarely has any fashion week felt like its success was riding on one brand. Yet that’s very much the mood entering the next edition of London Fashion Week, when all eyes will be on Riccardo Tisci's debut at Burberry.