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Pop Quiz | Manolo Blahnik, Alexander Wang, Australia Fashion Week

How well have you read your BoF this week? Test your knowledge of all of the latest news and analysis from around the world of fashion in our Pop Quiz, which covers Manolo Blahnik, Alexander Wang, Australia Fashion Week, and more.
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  • Devi Vallabhaneni

Question 1: Manolo Blahnik's favourite film is ______.

a.  The Leopard
b.  Roman Holiday
c.  La Dolce Vita
d.  La Grande Bellezza

Question 2: Who was the first American designer to ever collaborate with Swedish chain H&M?

a.  Jason Wu
b.  Alexander Wang
c.  Isaac Mizrahi
d.  Michael Kors

Question 3: Advanced Style refers to:

a.  an upcoming book by Nicolas Ghesquière discussing his process for developing unique silhouettes
b.  a course taught at Parsons
c.  an internal training program at Prada for its senior salespeople
d.  a blog and a book by Ari Seth Cohen, focusing on older stylish women

Question 4: Daniela is to ______ as Edwina is to ______.

a.  Daslu, David Jones
b.  Dion Lee, Pedro Lourenço
c.  Vogue BrazilVogue Australia
d.  None of the above

Question 5: It's been difficult for Australian designers to establish themselves locally because:

a.  There is more choice for the Australian consumer, ranging from fast fashion giants like H&M and Zara to global e-commerce sites like Net-a-Porter
b.  Already-established Australian designers have decided to show their collections in New York
c.  There hasn't been a strong local organisation that advises and mentors Australian designers
d.  All of the above.

Question 6: Who said "I do not know what jealousy or envy are. I am entirely happy in my work"?

a.  Joe Zee
b.  Lupita Nyong'o
c.  Aldo Bensadoun
d.  Manolo Blahnik

Question 7: H&M kicked off the week announcing its latest collaboration. What is the other collaboration that was announced this week?

a.  Karl Lagerfeld and William Yeoward
b.  Kate Spade and Liberty
c.  Mary Katrantzou and Adidas
d.  Rick Owens and All Saints

Question 8: All of the following statements about Brazil ____ are true EXCEPT:

a.  There is only 5% import tax on apparel and footwear
b.  85% of Brazil's 200 million people live in urban areas
c.  Rio and Sao Paulo account for approximately 10% of Brazil's population
d.  Brazil is expected to grow just under 2% this year

Question 9: Manolo Blahnik is happiest when ______.

a.  he gets ready each morning and has to decide which bespoke suit he will wear
b.  he personally creates the perfect prototype of each shoe
c.  he speaks directly to his customers at his 250+ points of sale globally
d.  he sketches and creates a story for each shoe

Question 10: Oscar de la Renta has worked for all of the following houses EXCEPT:

a.  Balenciaga
b.  Nina Ricci
c.  Dior
d.  Lanvin

You can find all the correct answers to this week's Pop Quiz here, along with detailed explanations. Good luck!

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