The Spotlight | Sarah Angold

Nahal neckpiece by Sarah Angold | Source: Sarah Angold Studio

This month, the BoF Spotlight shines on Sarah Angold, a young London designer whose sculptural statement pieces have a futurist-meets-craftsmanship aesthetic and feature an unusual blend of materials from wood to manmade composites, inspired by science fiction films like Transformers.

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Cultural landmarks, Gender balance, Burberry’s global success, US focus on Europe, eBay’s liability for counterfeits

Hussein Chalayan | Source: Vogue Paris

Chalayan and McQueen exhibitions: cultural landmarks of the year (Telegraph) “It is the intellectual and imaginative stature of these two former peers – the fact that they drove fashion to reflect difficult realities and push the boundaries of technology – which make their shows a different kettle of fish from the usual lifeless way clothes appear in museums.” LVMH Pledges Gender Balance In Europe (Forbes)

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Chloë Sevigny opens up, Chalayan’s moment, Gap on track, Kate Moss marries in Galliano dress, Where’s the fun?

Kate Moss' Wedding Dress | Source: Grazia

The ‘It’ Girl, Now a Woman (NY Times) “No profile of Ms. Sevigny over the years has failed to note either her distinctive laugh or the impression that she is little bit coy… It also helps explain why her fashion designs, now sold in 100 stores around the world, have been so successful. They hold the promise of Ms. Sevigny: looking cool without looking like you are trying.” Hussein Chalayan: The man of the moment

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Chalayan’s surreal world, M&S returns to France, Hermès to sell Gaultier stake, D&G cleared, Knock-off battle

Hussein Chalayan S/S 2011 featured in Glamcult | Source: Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan: The surreal thing (Independent) “When a designer such as Hussein Chalayan bases his collection on Japan it’s safe to presume that his interpretation will be far from literal: no opulent silk obi sashes tying flat-cut voluminous garments here.” Marks and Spencer to return to France (Telegraph) “The British high street stalwart has today announced that it will be returning to the French

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Chalayan buys back brand, Abboud wins name, Social Media and CRM, Wooing the well-heeled, Jimmy Chuggs?

Hussein Chalayan Buys Brand Back from Puma (Mediabistro) “Chalayan has bought his brand back from Puma parent company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR). The French conglomerate acquired a majority stake in the designer’s London-based fashion business in March 2008.” Designer Abboud Gains Limited Use of Name (WSJ) “A federal district court in New York ruled that menswear designer Joseph Abboud, who sold his

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Friday Column | The Colour of Fashion

Michelle Obama in Isabel Toledo, courtesy JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was almost old times in fashion this week. First, even better than the Oscars, came the inauguration outfits. Vogue.co.uk even put up a slide show of what people were wearing on the big night. I can’t remember that happening when George Bush was elected, and then subsequently re-elected. Michelle Obama made some inspired choices. Isabel Toledo, who made the green beaded dress and coat the new first lady

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