Fashion Round Up: 23/08

Leading ladies, a leading man, NYFW and Cara Delevingne.

Another week, another round up of the news and events that have made the fashion clan fall to their knees in amazement. Or something like that…

Marks and Sparks have pulled in numerous favours (or spent a lot of dollars) on a campaign of supers, while Cara’s been testing out her vocal chords; AllSaints are on the NYFW bill and Nike’s latest ad features Bradley Cooper. Swoon at 23rd August.

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The biggest story of the week – for a multitude of reasons – is Marks and Spencer’s Autumn Winter 13 campaign and the faces it features. M&S’s so-called Leading Ladies include artist Tracey Emin, model Karen Elson, Helen Mirren, American Vogue’s Grace Coddington, burns victim and campaigner Katie Piper, ceo of Save the Children Jasmine Whitebread, Ellie Goulding, 2011’s Nurse of the Year Helen Allen, Darcey Russell, author Monica Ali, Olympian Nicola Adams, Ellie Goulding and Laura Mvula.

Shot by influential photographer Annie Leibovitz, the images show the women on a boat in front of Tower Bridge, in the English countryside, at a traditional country house and in a London artist’s studio. It’s a big draw for the brand and has thus far proven a major talking point.

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Face of 2013 – unofficially of course – Cara Delevingne has added her vocal talents to an acoustic version of Klangkarussell’s track, ‘Sonnentanz (The Sun Don’t Shine)’.

The track was originally just instrumental and got to No. 1 across Europe, however a new version can be heard with the addition of Will Heard’s voice. Joining her friend for an acoustic version, the pair were filmed in a recording studio last Friday; judge for yourselves here.

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For the first time ever, AllSaints will present their new collection at New York Fashion Week next month. The brand aims to showcase their digital operations as well as just nice clothes at the event taking place on the 8th and 9th September.

The multi-faceted presentation will pull focus on the brand’s digital work, a key area for the company of late. With this they hope to make the presentation inclusive for people outside of the fashion industry.

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Lastly, Nike has just debuted their ‘Possibilities’ campaign video. Celebrating 25 years of ‘Just Do It’, the former reinforces the message and encourages fans to go further.

Narrated by Bradley Cooper and with a stellar line up from the world of sports, the clip tells viewers, ‘if you can run a mile, run a race, run a marathon, outrun a movie star’. The idea of course that anything is possible.

As part of the ongoing campaign, from now ‘til the 13th September, runners who use the Nike+ Running app can log their Nike+ in the hope of winning a once in a lifetime running experience.

www.marksandspencer.com
www.allsaints.com
www.nike.com

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