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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Latest Fashion News

Lucy Yeomans Moves to Net-a-Porter

A big move has been made as Lucy Yeomans has left Harper's Bazaar as editor to move into retail with Net-a-Porter after being appointed the retail website's editor for their fashion magazine. It is hoped that due to her work as Harper's Bazaar's editor increasing readership for the once flagging magazine can be emulated at Net-a-Porter, who are hoping to make the "ultimate fashion magazine".

 Royal Mail Pays Homage to British Fashion

Photographer Solve Sundsbo's fashion-inspired stamps for the Royal Mail go on sale today (15th of May). The stamps showcase the works of many fashion designers including Hardy Amies, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, and Alexander McQueen. They include Vivienne Westwood's iconic 1993 Harlequin dress- each garment was sourced from the designer or vintage stores and shot with models who had their faces edited out to give a mannequin feel to the shots. The Royal Mail has commented that they wanted to "pay homage to some of the designers who made the industry [British fashion] what it is today"

Hermes Celebrates 175 Years

Hermes is celebrating its heritage this month in London. Hermes, that had its humble beginnings in 1837 by Thierry Hermes, is showcasing some of their most iconic designs, including a giant neon Kelly bag sculpture as well as more unusual designes such as the Satyr-winged saddle bag, which was created in 2001 for a Japanese rock band. The exhibition, called Leather Forever, is open free to the public May 8th to the 27th at the Royal Academy Galleries, 6 Burlington Gardens, London.

Satyr-Winged Saddle Bag

Hermes Releases Sari Collection in India

 In other Hermes- related news, the French brand has created a collection of limited-edition Saris to tap into the Indian market. The saris were inspired by their signature-printed silk scarves, and are set to cost $6,100 to $8,200.

Armani Olympics Kit for Italy

Giorgio Armani has unveiled the Olympics kit he has designed for the London 2012 Olympics for his home country, Italy. The 50-piece kit combines white and midnight blue instead of the green white, and red of the Italian flag. Unlike Stella McCartney for Team GB, Armani has not designed clothes which the athletes will compete in.

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