‘Be the designer of your own destiny’ – Oscar de la Renta. Rest in peace to one of the greatest designers to ever grace the fashion industry. What an incredible legacy to leave behind. Born in the Dominican Republic he trained with the greats (Balenciaga, del Castillo), dressed the greats (Kennedy, SJP) and became a great. #RIP #OscardelaRenta tribute on Instagram.
Here is the second edition of my new look newsletter. It is a few days late but London Fashion Week and a trip overseas pushed the schedule. Hopefully when you scroll down you will see why this installation is a little late. Thank you for the great feedback on my last newsletter, I really enjoying putting it together for you. Click here for issue #2.
Diary of London Fashion Week, The Guardian, VOGUE & Fashion Talks #SAMATA
During London fashion week I wondered through the mainstream tents and was taken aback by how many designers were working in an eco-minded way, without the terminology. To describe this behaviour I came up with a phrase I hope exemplifies the intriguing phenomenon. Eco Ghosting (EG) refers to mainstream Ready to Wear designers incorporating sustainable practices as good business practice, without using eco terminology. These designers work in a hybrid manner, and can play an important part in the sustainable fashion movement, blueprint match or not.
Read my full article for article for The Guardian on Eco Ghosting here.
Sustainability played a role, just don’t call it Eco and From Granny Chic to cutting edge technology‘ are also now live. Enjoy!
I managed to grab a moment in NYC – whilst here with Suzy Amis Cameron for Red Carpet Green Dress – to visit my publishing company,’ Bloomsbury, for a catch up and strategy to promote my current book, The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, and my upcoming projects (all fashion related of course). Here is a spoiler. I really enjoy visiting the Bloomsbury NYC building; it’s new, modern and right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Broadway.
Not knocking my British base, the London office in Bedford Square is a great piece of preserved Georgian architecture and a grade I listed building; in addition our neighbours are Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press,- it’s just nice to have a change of scene. Thank you Heather for looking after me and having faith in my projects. Also, thank you to Matilda Ludin for this great review of my book in her blog, The Ups and Downs of Creative Entrepreneurship, in the post ‘The Books Every Creative Entrepreneur Needs to Read’ – I am so glad the book has proved useful to my readers.