Fabulous London, Chinese consumers, Westwood austerity, Mr JW Anderson, Fairy Godmother

Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: IHT

Fun, Funky and Fabulous (IHT)
“With male dancers sweeping up models from their chairs and depositing them on the dinner tables, and a magician performing sawing-the-woman party tricks, Stella McCartney’s evening dress show lived up to London fashion’s reputation as fun, funky and fabulous.”

UK must do more to welcome Chinese: Fashion chief (Reuters)
British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman said on Friday that Britain should be doing more to encourage Chinese shoppers to visit, and more importantly shop in, the capital. ‘We’re going to cut through the difficulties the Chinese are undertaking to obtain a visa to this country,’ Tillman told Reuters at the kickoff to London Fashion Week.”

Westwood tells austerity UK to buy fewer, better clothes (Reuters)
“Fashion lovers should take advantage of today’s cash-strapped times and use their limited resources to buy fewer, better clothes, Britain’s grande dame of design Vivienne Westwood said after wowing London Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter show on Sunday.”

Meet Mr Anderson (Independent)
“Jonathan William Anderson, studied menswear at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 2005, before making his debut at London Fashion Week in September 2008. The acclaim which met his initial offerings led Anderson to show a capsule collection of womenswear. That in turn achieved enough of a buzz to be presented as a standalone for autumn/winter 2011.”

Fashion’s fairy godmother (FT)
“When Michelle Obama wore a bright purple Roksanda Ilincic dress to 10 Downing Street last May, followed swiftly by the Duchess of Cornwall, who chose a lavender draped Ilincic number for her Los Angeles debut, it was not just a coup for the London-based designer but for the woman who discovered her: Lulu Kennedy, aka British fashion’s ‘fairy godmother’.”

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  1. I read your article “UK must do more to welcome Chinese-Fashion chief” and felt strongly that I should respond. Indeed everyone is trying to court and conquer the Chinese consumer/market. However, I find it ironic that Harold Tillman should be the one to be quoted on the subject as he has just dumped one of the most talented UK born Chinese shoe designers and destroyed her business. He invested in her just over 2 years ago as he felt “very strongly about supporting the incredible fashion talent we have in Britain” and “to help her cement this deserved position and guide her global growth to become one of the UK’s leading luxury brands.” I hope the Chinese are perceptive and intelligent enough not to get robbed by spineless money-grabbers.

    Jocelyn Ho from Central District, Hong Kong (general), Hong Kong
  2. The “British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman statement on Friday that Britain should be doing more to encourage Chinese shoppers to visit, and more importantly shop in, the capital acknowledges the chinese luxury brand consumer.

    ‘We’re going to cut through the difficulties the Chinese are undertaking to obtain a visa to this country,’ – to encourage participation in London Fashion Week suggests a shift in the consumer and Tillman’s wisdom.

    Jennifer C. Warren

    Jennifer C. Warren from Gouldsboro, PA, United States