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

On Wednesday, Helen Lawrence and Louisa Alsop were announced as the latest designers to hit the Fashion East catwalk, joining Ashley Williams to complete the AW14 line up.

Lawrence graduated from the MA at Central Saint Martins in 2012, presenting her SS14 collection as part of Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch earlier this year.

Alsop meanwhile, follows in Williams’ footsteps, having graduated from University of Westminster in June.

The trio will show in February as part of London Fashion Week at a yet to be announced venue.


The designers receiving NEWGEN funding were also announced this week, with AW14 marking Mary Katrantzou’s first season on the deciding panel.

Marques’ Almeida, Simone Rocha, 1205 and Lucas Nascimento will all receive sponsorship to present a catwalk show, while Fashion East alumni Claire Barrow and Ryan Lo receive exhibition and presentation sponsorship, respectively.

Irish designer Danielle Romeril will also receive exhibition sponsorship for the season, supported by the British Fashion Council and Topshop.


Marking the latest – and possibly last – designer reshuffle of 2013, David Koma has been confirmed as Artistic Director of Mugler’s ready to wear women’s collections.

Koma replaces Nicola Formichetti, who left Thierry Mugler in April to take up a position at Diesel.

His first collection for the house will be resort, presented in June next year, while a full collection will come in September 2014.


Finally, Selfridges today announced a collaboration that will see the London department store work with Gareth Pugh in 2014.

Set for launch during London Collections: Men in January, Pugh will exhibit an installation titled ‘Monolith’, showcasing virtual reality in a way previously unexplored within retail.

East London based collective Inition are responsible for said experience, which will be the debut platform for The Festival of Imagination, a new concept taking place in-store from mid-January.

Simone Rocha, David Koma and Gareth Pugh images all via


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