ALICE TEMPERLEY has launched an archive collection of her favourite dresses that span the label’s 10 year history. The range includes day and evening wear, and is available online at www.avenue32.com
Ireland. Over 50% of Irish people have clothes they haven’t worn in a year. 3 in 5 of those surveyed are women, and 20% have more than 6 pairs of trousers and shoes that they have not worn in over 12 months. The research was conducted in support of the Enable Ireland/TK Maxx initiative, GIVE UP CLOTHES FOR GOOD, which aims to raise €250,000 for the charity. Drop in your unwanted quality clothing, accessories and household items to any TK Maxx store during April, and the donations will then be sold in Enable Ireland shops to raise funds for children with disabilities in Ireland. Each bag could potentially raise up to €30, and when you bring in your donations you can enter a draw to win €1,000 TK Maxx gift card. Log on to www.tkmaxx.ie for further information.
ORLA KIELY‘s capsule collection for Uniqlo features T-shirts, shirts, dresses, and stoles priced between just $12.99 to $39.99. www.uniqlo.com .
London. MARIO SCHWAB, JONATHAN SAUNDERS, NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, and PREEN are all participating in the 3rd annual BRITISH DESIGNERS COLLECTIVE pop up boutique at Chic Outlets Bicester Village, open until May 9. Log on to www.bicestervillage.com for further details.
Milan. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON has just launched a pop -up store at Chic Outlets Fidenza Village. Log on to www.fidenzavillage.com for further details.
ZAC POSEN‘s first sunglasses collection will have a limited edition launch at the beginning of April, and will be available at Colette, Paris (www.colette.fr), Opening Ceremony (www.openingceremony.us) and www.illesteva.com.
THE WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES sixth annual list by The Ethisphere Institute includes Gap, Patagonia, Marks & Spencer, L’Oréal, Shiseido, Timberland, and eBay. The brands were chosen for promoting ethical business standards and practices, and introducing innovative ideas that benefit the public and forcing their competitors to follow suit.
JAYSON ATIENZA adapts his signature ink and watercolour art to a variety accessories for men and women. Also see Style Watch March 16 for men’s accessories.Log on to www.jaysonatienza.com
PRADA documents three decades of the house’s fashion, architecture, film and art, including creative partnerships with photographers, designers, architects and film directors, and the development of the Fondazione Prada museum.
CHANEL looks back at 40 years of the luxury brand through the perspective of Jacques Helleu, who joined the house at just 18 years of age. As Chanel’s artistic director he has brought together such artistic luminaries as Helmut Newton and Baz Luhrman to create innovative imagery for the brand, and this book tells the story of his vision and inspiration. Arranged from A to Z in themes, including: Allure. Coco. Egoïste. Femme. Goude. Joaillerie. N°5. Newton. Penn. Proust. Rouge. Séduction. Style. Temps. Vitesse. Warhol.
THE SEDUCTIVE SHOE, by historian Jonathan Walford, takes a peek into the shoe closets of the world’s most fashionable women over the last 400 years, revealing the styles and fashions that drive our modern obsession.
WHO WHAT WEAR by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, founders of the popular style site WhoWhatWear.com, is a smart fashion and beauty guide that shares tricks of the trade and secrets from style influencers.
All books available at www.abramsbooks.com
In just two years, the TORREGROSSA sisters have created a handbag collection that is competing with designer labels. During her time working at Burberry, Bridget was awarded the Burberry Icon Award for Innovation, and Megan graduated in Accessory Design from New York‘s FIT. The Torregrossa collection features leather and exotic skin clutches, totes, bucket bags and crossbody satchels. Log on to www.torregrossafashions.com to see the Spring/Summer range or pre-order the Fall range, pictured above.
TIKLARI is a colourful boho-chic range of hand-crafted jewellery and textiles produced by designers, artisans and jewellers from around the world. Log on to www.tiklari.com
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