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The 73-year-old designer will be inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame on Monday, September 1, during a ceremony in London. In its ninth edition, the Scottish Fashion Awards (SFA) will honor the most notable Scottish contributors to the industry. "Vivienne has had an undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love and passion for Scottish textiles and fabrics, which she has consistently used within her collections throughout the years," says SFA founder Dr. Tessa Hartmann. Previous SFA Hall of Fame honorees include model Stella Tennant, photographer Rankin and journalist Colin McDowell.
By Silke Koltrowitz BIEL (Switzerland) (Reuters) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek said these new watches might allow the wearer to count the number of steps they take and calories they burn. "All the big technology firms want to work with us and I don't rule out that we are or could be collaborating in some areas. Apple Inc has just invited media to a "special event" next month, fuelling speculation it might present a much-anticipated "iWatch." The possibility of an iWatch launch is partly responsible for Swatch shares losing almost 15 percent so far this year, lagging a 3 percent rise in the European sector.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt surprised the world with news of their wedding, which took place last weekend in Correns, France at Chateau Miraval – and now, everyone is wondering what the bride wore on her big day! According to E! News, the actress, 39, wore a white dress for the ceremony. The source went to say that Angelina also wore a veil and, "definitely wore something that once belonged to [her mother] Marcheline Bertrand. The designer for Angelina's dress has yet to be revealed.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week.
Ralph Lauren is entering the world of wearable tech, bypassing devices by creating a partnership with OMsignal, the maker of shirts that monitor cardiac activity by means of interwoven sensors. The ball boys at the US Open are to wear the form-fitting black T-shirts featuring the trademark polo logo at select matches at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center. Marcos Giron, the top ranked singles player of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, will also be wearing the shirt during his practices, using the data to make adjustments to his play, form and breathing. Canadian-based OMsignal is the brain child of a team of experts that include specialists in neuroscience, sports medicine and engineering.
For fashionistas looking to experience the full fashion week experience, a New York hotel has created a runway package that includes tickets to a fashion show and professional manicures by a global nail expert. Boutique hotel the London NYC has launched a ‘Runway Package’ that aims to put guests in the thick of things, with the heady experience of pulsing flashbulbs, shoulder-rubbing with some of the most beautiful people in the world, and champagne clinking. Included in the package are two tickets to a runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show, a night’s stay in the hotel's top room, the London Suite, a manicure by butter London’s Katie Jane Hughes and champagne cocktails at the bar. Guests can choose from shows like Trina Turk, Libertine, Lela Rose and Milly.
Next weekend, shoppers in the British capital will be able to purchase the brand's fragrance products without paying a single penny, provided they are willing to tweet with a specific hashtag. Located in Covent Garden, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Beauty Tweet Shop is a pop-up store that will only be open from August 15 to 17. Moreover, for each day the store is open, the brand will award a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag to the Twitter user who posts the most original tweet with the hashtag. This is not the first time Marc Jacobs has tried out the concept.