In London, two exhibits pay homage to the raw, rebellious and deliriously inventive energy of the British capital’s creative underground, which trickles up to the catwalk like nowhere else.
A love story that sparked a fashion empire (Reuters) “Mention the name Missoni, and most think of a fashion empire that revolutionized textile patterns, spawned the no-bra look on the catwalks, and is now a global brand that designs everything from sweaters to sheets to hotels. But none of it would have happened had it not been for the 1948 London Olympics, where one kind of flame sparked another between Rosita Jelmini and
Kate’s Dress: Who Will It Be? (WWD) “There are three weeks to go until K-Day, when royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton will, after five months of keeping the public on tenterhooks, reveals her sartorial secret… the secrecy has ignited a flurry of speculation as to which designer is doing The Dress.” Retailers suffer sharp fall in spending (FT) “Sales of clothing… showed the largest decline in any