25 years of British Fashion
Miller, just in from LA, and her sister Savannah, appeared
at the Twenty8Twelve's debut catwalk. Their 80-piece collection
was that rare commodity .... clothes that looked as though
they could actually make it into a girl's wardrobe.
a punk dress in there, a classic tee and great boot-cut jeans -
stuff you have to have," says Sienna, who modelled some of the outfits
with her sister. The collection featured girly silk-printed blouses,
a cowl-backed Swarovski-encrusted mini dress (above) and denim leggings.
Sienna says, "the collection started out as grungy, then went tailored,
but somehow met in the middle".
The British Fashion Council is celebrating 25 Years of British Fashion
throughout 2009. This encompasses 25 years of the British Fashion
Council, 25 years of organising London Fashion Week and 25 years
of British Fashion Awards.
Designer labels, from ready-to-wear to accessories are all showcasing
their Autumn/Winter 2009 collections at the 'new look' exhibition
that has seen the catwalk and exhibition tents combined to create
a central 'hub' on the East lawn of the Natural History Museum.
Savannah and Sienna had fun on the catwalk
modelling their own collection Twenty8Twelve.
from the Betty Jackson collection
Right: part of the Vivienne Westwood collection
innovative and diverse fashion, The Exhibition features
some of the world's favourite and most sought after brands
such as Anonymous by Ross + Bute, Beatrix Ong, Linda Farrow
Vintage, MiH Jeans London, Mawi and Zoe and Morgan.
Established favourites, such as Stephen Jones with his haute
couture millinery will be showcased together with newcomers
Graeme Armour's ready-to-wear collection, Jacob Kimmie's
distinctly British label collection, Marcelle Symons who
restores beautiful vintage dresses to their former glory,
and new jewellery designers Fiona Paxton, Super Fertile
Limited and Vice & Vanity.
London continues to produce a creative energy among its
designers which enables it to maintain its reputation as
one of the most ground-breaking fashion capitals.
from the Twenty8Twelve catwalk show
season will give visitors the opportunity to see some of the
industry's most creative and exciting accessory designers
showcasing bags, footwear and jewellery, alongside new and
established ready-to-wear designers. Within The Exhibition
there are dedicated areas for New Gen supported by Topshop,
which showcases the work of some of the most promising names
in and estethica sponsored by Monsoon, with designers whose
collections adhere to the three main principles of ethical
fashion: fair-trade, recyclable, organic.
collection with crystal collars.
Gen' at The Exhibition supported by Topshop for the fifteenth consecutive
season, will showcase eighteen designers tipped for success. First
time exhibitors are knitwear designers Mark Fast and Craig Lawrence
both of whom take a craft-based sculptural approach with very different
results, KTZ by design duo Sasko Bezovski and Marjan Pejoski, props
stylist and accessories designer Fred Butler, shoe designer Nicholas
Kirkwood and ready to wear and previous Fashion East designer Louise
The New Generation sponsorship scheme was established in 1993 by
the British Fashion Council to provide a promotional launch pad
for young designers. Since it's inception it has grown into the
most internationally recognised talent identification scheme in
the UK fashion industry.
collection was classic and beautifully presented.
dark elegance modelled
by Yasmin Le Bon
Gen' has supported many great British designers including
Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Julien Macdonald,
Boudicca, Sara Berman and more recently Giles and Jonathan
Saunders. Topshop has been the sponsor of New Gen since