Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New Clemency-London Autumn/Winter collection showing later this week

For Autumn Winter 2010 Clemency-London has been inspired by Alison Clemency-Buddenhagen’s love of David Bowie, traditional Japanese kimonos and the glam rock era of the 1970’s. Moulded Bowie sleeves and sculptured leather shoulders flow into elegant chiffon dresses, adorned with Japanese inspired details. Tactile fabrics are twinned with boned leather, kimono sleeves drape with a casual elegance while frayed edges suggest an element of glam rock couture. The Clemency-London Autumn/Winter 2010 press day is taking place this week at The Soho Hotel. (See DIARYdates)

Basso & Brooke and Turning Leaf Wines exclusive partnership to launch into The Shop at Bluebird

Turning Leaf has teamed up with Basso & Brooke to design exclusive prints for its bottles along with exclusive limited edition pieces to be launched at Bluebird on 15 June (see DIARYdates) with a VIP event. Through Turning Leaf's concept on 'discovering the taste of colour', Basso & Brooke has been appointed as designers in residence to curate exclusive designs inspired by Turning Leaf’s Chardonnay and Zinfandel varieties and apply them to a range of limited edition products for the Shop at Bluebird. The designers will be creating a furniture range, including a limited edition drinks cabinet and wine tables, by applying a unique lacquering technique, as well as using their renowned silk technique to create a Rogere Chair, a lampshade and cushion. Basso & Brooke and Turning Leaf have also created a range of limited edition Al Fresco Dining kits which will include a silk blanket, the Shrink Wrapped bottles of Turning Leaf wine, a lacquered case and engraved glasses. Basso & Brooke's designs are worn globally by celebrities including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Rhianna and Katy Perry.

Notify collaborates with Bonpoint on new collection

This winter, Notify is launching its first childrenswear collection - My Very First - and also two exclusive co-branded models - Notify-Bonpoint. Each brand, Notify specialising in Denim and Bonpoint specialising in Childrenswear, has worked to create two exclusive models mixing authenticity, style and quality with a twist of attitude. The collection includes two models, slim or straight leg, proposed in exclusive denims realised in oily blue, black or storm embellished with a touch of wax for a patented effect. These co-branded Notify-Bonpoint models will be available exclusively in Bonpoint Boutiques worldwide from late August.

ARC (All Recycled Clothing) launches new transactional website

ARC (All Recycled Clothing) a new fashion website specialising in recycled clothing launched last week. All clothes, accessories and shoes displayed on the website are recycled and include a wide selection for men and women. There is also a selection of bridal wear from brands including Tiffany and Debenhams. The fashion items on the website are either recycled new with tags or 'pre-loved’ as the ARC team call them. The site offers the opportunity to get involved by joining the community; sign up on the website for updates, a faster checkout process, the ability to store multiple shipping addresses, view and track orders in an account, receive offers and be able to partake in events in the future. www.lovearc.co.uk