Creative Women Need Business Skills
Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic’s debut show back in September 2005 featured just 13 cocktail dresses. Now her client list includes Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, Samantha Cameron, wife of the British prime minister, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley and Ginnifer Goodwin. Born in Serbia, based in London, she studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s best-known and most popular womenswear designers, a winner at 2012’s British Fashion Awards.
Acknowledging the support that other women have given her in the past decade, this year Roksanda Ilincic is part of the Triumph Women in Making Collective, which offers innovators, inventors, creators, fabricators and producers the chance to win a £10,000 bursary fund and a year-long mentorship programme from a panel of successful businesswomen. The winner will be stocked at the Fenwick department store on London’s Bond Street and will also be eligible for a free Etsy store as well as 20 product listings. MORE
Alexander Wang X H&M
Put November 6 in your diaries, because that's the day that Alexander Wang's designer collaboration with H&M lands in stores.
The announcement came at midnight, shortly before a party co-hosted by the two brands at American music festival, Coachella, via a video on Wang's Instagram account. The message read simply 'Alexander Wang X H&M'. MORE
Best Tweeters On Sustainable Fashion
As we near the first anniversary of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory collapse, it's a good time to take check on the fashion industry and where it's at in terms of its social and environmental impacts. The Guardian have collected 20 of the best tweeters to help keep you informed, from journalists to textile consultants and charities. MORE