Thursday, 6 May 2010

RSPCA calls for fashion companies to enter the 2010 Good Business Awards

The RSPCA is calling on welfare-conscious fashion companies around the UK to enter this year’s RSPCA Good Business Awards, which recognise ethical business approaches to animal welfare. The RSPCA Good Business Awards fashion category, in association with Drapers, is looking to reward fashion retailers that can demonstrate excellent policies with regards to fur, leather skins and merino wool.

Nina Campbell and Ted Baker collaboration available now

Ted Baker has launched a new capsule collection in collaboration with interior designer, Nina Campbell. Ray Kelvin, the closest man to Ted, met Nina when looking for interior fabrics for his home and the seeds of the partnership were sown from there. Both advocate a mix of luxury and versatility, giving their designs an ageless, timeless appeal. They’re also known for creating vibrant, unique prints – adding interest and detail to traditional designs. The collection is built around a signature Nina Campbell Orchard Blossom print. The silk satin fabric is adorned with a trail of blossom bearing branches, which is in perfect harmony with the occasionwear feel of the pieces. The collection features a maxi dress, fine knit, a top, clutch bag and scarf for women and a shirt, jacket and tie for men and is available at leading Ted Baker stores nationwide as well as Prices range from £55.00 to £249.00.

New Playboy fashion collection to launch in August

Playboy has announced that it has entered a license agreement with Fashion UK to create a new collection of Playboy-branded men’s and women’s fashion apparel, which will be available in the UK and Ireland beginning in August 2010. The Playboy-branded line will include vintage wash and jersey T-shirts – including music-inspired and embellished styles – as well as hoodies and joggers.

Industrie magazine set to hit newsstands on 24 May

Industrie, a magazine focusing on the culture of fashion, featuring personalities and moments that shape the industry, will be available on selected newsstands around the world from 24 May priced at £7.00. Industrie is dedicated to presenting an independent, in-depth look at the fashion industry, going behind the scenes to chronicle the personalities, stories and defining moments in the world of fashion. The publication was founded by Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede who are the current editors- in-chief and publishers. LOVE editor-in-chief Katie Grand is also on the masthead at Industrie as contributing fashion editor. It is published internationally twice a year, and updated continually on