Clash plays catch up with the week’s most fashionable headlines (or something to that effect).

Monday night welcomed the annual British Fashion Awards, presented at The London Coliseum. The ceremony first took place in 1989, as a way of celebrating the work of the industry’s contributors.

Winners on the night included Prada, who took home the first ever International Designer of the Year award, while Emerging Menswear Designer was won by Agi & Sam, Burberry took home Brand of the Year, and Emerging Womenswear Designer was awarded to Simone Rocha.

Special Recognition Awards were presented to both Kate Moss and Suzy Menkes, for careers stretching 25 years; Moss as one of the world’s most prominent models, Menkes for her work at the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times).

The full list of winners can be found here.


Sophia Webster – Emerging Accessories Designer winner – announced their second London pop-up this week.

Opening on 13th December and located at 38 King Street, the new store is the second temporary space for the label, following a summer shop at Burlington Arcade in Mayfair.

Surrounded by Opening Ceremony – which itself hosted a pop-up before opening the doors to its debut London store – Sophie Webster will be open Monday to Sunday from 10am-7pm; the lights will stay on ‘til 28th February next year.


Yesterday Pantone confirmed their Colour of the Year for 2014 as Radiant Orchid.

The ‘worldwide standard for colour communication and inspiration’, Pantone was founded in 1963 and today is known across the globe as ‘the standard language for colour communication’, used by multiple industries including fashion, publishing and printing.

2014’s predecessor was Emerald, while Tangerine Tango took the title in 2012, Honeysuckle in 2011 and Turquoise in 2010.


And lastly, Jake Bugg is the latest musician to be photographed for Saint Laurent’s ongoing Music Project.

Shot in black and white by the house’s Creative Director Hedi Slimane, Bugg joins Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon and Daft Punk as a face of the brand.

According to Saint Laurent, the project is ‘a growing portraiture campaign of rockstars styling themselves in iconic and permanent pieces of the Saint Laurent collection’. Alongside this, musicians such as Ty Segall have created soundtracks and walked in recent catwalk shows.

Pantone image via WGSN.


The current issue of Clash magazine is available now, with that M.I.A. on the cover.


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