For nearly 15 years, Lulu Kennedy has helped to guide young British designers like Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders and JW Anderson through the critical early stages of building their labels. Now, with her own label, Lulu & Co, set to show on schedule at London Fashion Week for the first time, Kennedy shares five lessons for emerging designers.
‘English,’ With Irony (IHT) “Yet although there have been the usual glancing references to tweed, cable knits, plaids and country clothes, the real story lies with a young, techno-savvy generation. The prints that grow more sophisticated each season are light-years from the classic patterns of roses ’round the door. But they are only a click away from a student with a smartphone and digital skills.” Olivier
Designer Labels Go Pint Size (NY Times) “Gucci, Fendi and Stella McCartney are among the latest designers to add luxury children’s collections to their company’s stable, a small step for high-end fashion but among the first signs of growth since the recession.” Online Christmas sales seen up 16 percent (Reuters) “Britons will spend 6.4 billion pounds online this Christmas, up 16 percent on last year and bucking