So London Fashion Week has passed and the international press has moved on to Milan (our top 5 will be up next week), for now though our eyes are glued to SHOWstudio and Lou Stoppard’s panel talks.
Elsewhere – as there does exist a world outside the shows, even within fashion – this week has seen big announcements and the release (at long last), of Carine Roitfeld’s documentary.
Prior to his 10:30 show on Monday morning – at which the Scottish designer debuted a flower focused collection based on his school days – Christopher Kane announced his first retail store.
The shop will be on Mount Street in London’s Mayfair and is set to open before the end of next year. It follows the Kering investment announcement earlier in 2013.
Another announcement came earlier today, as it was confirmed Nicholas Kirkwood – already with a shop on Mount Street – has received investment from the LVMH group. The group already has stakes in brands such as Celine and Louis Vuitton, and with Kirkwood they have reportedly acquired a majority stake in the company.
Earlier this year Kirkwood’s label received the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, with a cash prize of £200,000 and business mentoring for a year and a half.
And finally – finally – the Carine Roitfeld documentary is out in the UK today. Directed by Fabien Constant and titled ‘Mademoiselle C’, the film covers the launch of Carine’s own magazine following her departure from French Vogue.
Key moments doing the social media rounds are Karl Lagerfeld pushing Roitfeld’s granddaughter in her buggy, and Roitfeld sipping vodka with her make-up artist pre-big industry event.
A DVD release is set for 28th October.
Images from Facebook and Style.com.
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