Miss Selfridge comes to Dubai Mall!!!

Miss Selfridge, one of the UK’s hottest fashion brands, has opened its door to young style-savvy fashionistas at The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue First Floor. Famous for its exciting ‘fashion only’ proposition, Miss Selfridge brings the latest fashion Trend to Dubai giving shoppers the best of the season’s trends. 

The new flagship store features the latest Miss Selfridge store concept. Fresh from Oxford Street in London, it delivers the widest range of Miss Selfridge fashion to consumers in the Middle East.

The new store also introduces Dubai to the exciting Miss Selfridge spring summer 2011 collection. Shoppers will find a wide range of vintage inspired pieces which capture the 70s inspired looks of the season – a trend which Miss Selfridge captured the first time around as pioneers on the high street in that decade. 

Printed dresses and embroidered pieces in delicate yet intricate silhouettes come in a range of fashionable hues - from burnt orange and playful pinks; to moody blues and flattering nudes. Tapered trousers and wide legged pants are right on trend, complemented perfectly by stacked platforms and pretty flats. The stylish Miss Selfridge spring summer 2011 collection is sure to meet every fashionista’s needs.

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Gucci's Women’s Autumn Winter 2011-2012 Collection

Floating clouds of colorful fur, elusive transparency, masculine accents, glimpses of patent leather for a lady of mystery and irony. The stylish provocation of a daring colour palette. Eyes hidden by a wide-brimmed hat, with feathers, recalling an eccentric muse. For the Autumn Winter 2011-2012 season, the Gucci woman dresses with a cinematic allure and a strong seductive power. Entrancing like a performance by Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. Intriguing like archive images of Anjelica Huston photographed by Bob Richardson. As a film noir in color.

“This is a contemporary female dandy who fuses glamour and seduction using the iconic codes of the House. She is a polished woman with a decisive personality, who is attentive to detail and willing to dare," commented Frida Giannini.

Sartorial details and dramatized Seventies proportions. Influenced by a vision of the Forties. The line drops down to the knee and flares. Stoles emphasize shoulders, tight on small masculine jacket with striking lapels and on coat with military detailing and a synched waist. Subtle feminine belts are accentuated with leather trims. Flowing, ethereal dresses give way to see-through effects and tie at the neck with long scarves. The masculine side returns with extra-wide pants, in lightweight nabuk or in exclusive British mélange fabrics. And the pant-skirt becomes a signature, paired with a caban and over-the-knee boots. Worn with black and white graphic prints. Polka dots, geometric prints, light pied de poule. For an incognito get away.
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Kelly Osbourne Kelly represents a true Material Girl

MG Icon, the joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group Inc unveiled its spring 2011 marketing campaign for its Material Girl brand featuring actress, television host and musician, Kelly Osbourne. Material Girl is available exclusively at Macy's and macys.com in the United States. The multi-media campaign will debut in April issues of fashion and lifestyle  Apparel magazines such as Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan as well as outdoor, cinema, in-store at Macy's, in Macy's marketing collateral and online.

Madonna commented, "Kelly represents a true Material Girl. She is edgy, cool and has a unique sense of style that Lola and I love."

"It's such an honor to be a part of this campaign and it was an amazing experience to work with Madonna and Lola. Material Girl is incredible because it's high fashion but it's also accessible to anyone who shops at Macy's," stated Kelly Osbourne. Commenting on her style, Osbourne added, "I take so much of my style from Madonna in the 80s and I really admire how Lola dresses and that she stays true to herself."

The campaign creative harks back to Madonna's roots in the East Village of New York City and was shot at the iconic venues Lit Lounge and Mars Bar. Osbourne poses against graffiti-covered walls, standing on the bar and on the streets of the East Village. Additional campaign images were photographed at Bathhouse Studios in New York. The set was inspired by the East Village of the 1980s with chain link fences and iconic images. The campaign was photographed by fashion photographer Brooke Nipar. The creative was conceived by the Iconix in-house marketing team.

Dari Marder, chief marketing officer, Iconix Brand Group, stated, "Kelly Osbourne plus Madonna plus Lola equals an incredible new marketing campaign for Material Girl. We are excited to be able to follow up on the successful launch of Material Girl with a fresh new campaign that is a true nod to Madonna's East Village roots, and Kelly fills the role perfectly."

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Debut of Jackie Christie Black Collection

NBA Wife Jackie Christie shined as she debuted her fall winter 2011 "JACKIE CHRISTIE BLACK COLLECTION" at the NBA All-Star Fashion Nite Tip-Off on Thursday night at Los Angeles hot spot Boulevard3. Jackie Christie showcased her collection alongside NBA athletes and other popular Los Angeles-based designers at the event, which was hosted by the Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation.
The All-Star Fashion Nite Tip-Off was presented by Los Angeles Laker and designer of Elusion clothing line Matt Barnes, along with songstress Chilli from VH1's "What Chilli Wants," and Gloria Govan ("Basketball Wives"). Jackie Christie served as mistress of ceremony. The event was sponsored by Hennessy Black, VNC Cocktail, Shiekh Shoes, and Creative Recreation Shoes. 

 Following Christie's Los Angeles debut in 2009/10 fashion week at the fashion Minga show that garnered her a standing ovation, Jackie Christie continues to dazzle the fashion world with her sexy couture, sporty, and trend-setting collections. While high-fashion models donned her collection on the catwalk on Thursday night, wearing her winter 2011 "JACKIE CHRISTIE BLACK COLLECTION" pieces in front of a celebrity packed crowd led by none other than the Fashion designers daughter "CHANI," teen pop star and co-star of the new TEEN docu-series, "The Real Teens Of Hollywood," as Chani stepped onto the catwalk the crowd roared with delight at the metallic, sequined designer floor-length gown she wore.
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    Anti Sweden Jeans launching Fashion Week in Hell

    The Norwegian jeans brand Anti Sweden Jeans is known for its rebellious identity and close relation to the black metal scene. As a protest against the established fashion industry, Anti Sweden will stage their own fashion week in Hell – in the county of Nord-Trøndelag in Norway. Anti Sweden Jeans and Fashion Week in Hell has already caught the attention of Mötley Crew, Steven Tyler and The Killers. Calico Cooper, controversial daughter of Alice Cooper, will now literally be travelling to Hell on earth to front the new Black Metal clothing line.

    Rock legends are preparing for one hell of a fashion riot:

    – We're tired of Swedish brands taking complete control of the Norwegian market. We're tired of fashion snobbery and toothless arenas for the exposure of Norwegian design. Now we want to launch our new collection on our own terms, says Kjetil Wold, founder of Anti Sweden Jeans. People fascinated by the dark and occult have for many years been drawn to Hell in Trøndelag. On Thursday 3 March the place will really be hell on earth when Anti Sweden launches "Fashion Week In Hell" to present their unique new Textile  Garment collection.

    Calico Cooper who is central in her legendary father, Alice Coopers, show of sex, flames and rock and roll, is going to Hell in Norway to front Anti Sweden Jeans collection. Calico Cooper is educated as a ballet dancer, but is most famous as a controversial performance artist and model. The LA-based rock daughter is travelling to Hell in Norway to do what she does best – burn down the show.

    Read more about Anti Sweden Jeans launching Fashion Week in Hell @ Fibre2fashion

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    Largest ever Pure attracts record number of buyers

    International visitor numbers were up by 12% with more buyers from Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and the USA.

    In the past 2 years the number of visitors to Pure has increased by 50% while the size of the show in sqm has grown by 27%, demonstrating the ongoing interest in London as a must visit in the international buying calendar.

    Pure London, Olympia was re-edited with the biggest selection of footwear and premium brands to date while Pure Spirit moved into Earls Court offering a dedicated young fashion event.This season saw over 1086 brands exhibiting across both shows with over 248 of these new to Pure.

    Steve Newbold, Managing Director, Pure “The launch of Pure Spirit has been well received by the industry, it's the first time Pure has had a dedicated young fashion event. The vintage buses between Olympia and Earls Court worked incredibly well with strong crossover of buyers between the two shows. Co-locating with Pure Spirit for the first time was the dedicated menswear  Technical  Textile show Stitch which attracted many key retailers from the menswear industry. With so much on offer between the two venues buyers who came to the show stayed for longer, visiting for a second or even third day.” 

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    AMFII to host event & fashion show to promote viscose

    India is the second largest producer of viscose filament yarn (VFY) in the world. To promote consumption and to propagate the inherent qualities of viscose yarn, the Association of Man-Made Fibre Industry in India (AMFII) is organizing an event - ‘Viscose Connect 2011’ in Surat on February 25, 2010. The day long activities will conclude with a fashion show in the evening.

    The event will begin with a welcome address from Mr OR Chitlange, Vice President – AMFII, who will highlight the need for such value chain connect seminars, especially since the Indian Technical textile industry for the most part, lies in the unorganized sector.

    The trader’s perspective will be provided by Mr Devkishen Manghani, President of Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA). This will be followed by a designer’s view from Ms Archana Kochhar who will speak on trends and developments followed by Ms Shaina NC. Mr Vijesh Thakkar, Director – Vidilon Exports will speak on behalf of exporters. Ms Rajeshree Netalkar from Dystar India will present her views on colour solutions.

    The fashion show will be presented by well known Indian fashion designers which include; Archana Kochhar, Shaina NC, Prashant & Sudha and Amy Billimoria.

    Viscose is a viscous organic liquid used to make rayon and cellophane. Viscose is becoming synonymous with rayon, a soft material commonly used in sarees, salwar suits, wedding gowns, scarves, embroidery, shirts, innerwear etc..

    The R&D which went into discovery of the viscose fibre is the result of efforts to create a cheaper substitute for the expensive silk fibre. It was first manufactured as celluosic fibre. Invented in 1884 in France, it was first commercialized in 1910 by US based - Avtex Fibres Inc.

    Unlike most man-made fibres, rayon is not synthetic. It is made from wood pulp, a cellulosic based raw material which is naturally-occurring, bio-degradable and is a renewable resource. It is eco-friendly & similar to those of natural cellulosic fibres, such as cotton or linen, than those of other man-made fibres such as nylon or polyester.


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    ‘A Beautiful Mind’ says something to spring summer

    The DOZAKH’s collection is conceptualized under the unique theme “A Beautiful Mind”. If the human mind is strong enough to create reality, why can’t reality be entirely beautiful? Masters of their craft, who chose to soar beyond the average mind, succumbed to murderous webs spun by their own psyches. Freedom and responsibility are considered inseparable and yet one loses out to the other in a mere illusion of the mind.

    The silhouette integrates the romanticism of the pre-Raphaelite period where art was at its finest, but the glory was short lived. Intricately designed free flowing chiffons are broken by complex rushing, gathering and pin tucks. Ombre shades give way to strong shadow work hiding beneath the wistful folds of sheer fabric. Temperamental reds and grey’s, quixotic off-whites, soft pale pinks, blood reds and shades of navy comes together in an effort to lay an extensive framework of a beautiful mind.

    “DOZAKH” finds way to bring incomprehensible emotions like love, lust and obsession to the free spirited soul through the art form of fashion. Known for the workmanship and services, the flagship store in Hauz Khas Village came into existence in 2006. The label came about with Isha’s panache and originality, Kartikeya’s intuitive, rebellious and unique sense of style. Their inclination towards dark & revolutionary themes led to the conception of their label. 
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    Victoria asked to send designer outfits for princess-to-be

    Victoria Beckham has recently said that she has been approached by the royal family to send pieces from her fashion collection to Kate Middleton, the would-be princess.

    The former Spice Girl revealed that she has been asked on behalf of Kate Middleton to provide fashionable apparels for her future role as the princess of the United Kingdom.

    The 36-year old fashion designer has told the Daily Telegraph that the would-be princess has a liking for her apparels and has expressed her desire to see a few pieces of her fashion collection.
    Read more about Victoria asked to send designer outfits for princess-to-be @ Fibre2fashion

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    Kim Kardashian's Fashion Emergency: Curves Wouldn't Fit in Grammy Dress

    Kim Kardashian at the 2011 Grammy Awards. 
    Kim Kardashian arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Getty)

    (CBS) In this corner - a Kaufman Franco gown. In that corner - Kim Kardashian's butt. It's a battle royale for the ages!

    On Sunday night at the Grammys red carpet, the reality star told Ryan Seacrest that she had the "biggest fashion emergency."

    Speaking of her shimmering gold dress, she said, "I took it to another tailor and they tailored it to where my whole butt wouldn't fit in it... I was freaking out and said that if I didn't have a dress, I wouldn't go."

    Well, she went. So somehow the 30-year-old reality star managed to shoe horn herself into it. Or perhaps she had some help. Kim says the fashion house that made the dress came to her rescue and "redid the whole thing," according to US magazines.

    It's a lucky thing for Kardashian. After getting kicked off the stage by Prince last week, she sure didn't need her dress to reject her also.

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