In Mad Cat’s ‘Blow Me,’ the fatal melancholy of a fashion icon

For some unbridled personalities, style is life. But for a style addict like fashion icon Isabella Blow, it never provided enough substance to fill the hole in her soul. Watching Blow wrestle with her past on the eve of her seventh suicide attempt provides a cautionary tale in Mad Cat Theatre Company’s insightful, witty and […]

Fashion Label Nicole Farhi Is in Bankruptcy

Alastair Grant/Associated PressA Nicole Farhi outfit shown during the London Fashion Show in 2007. LONDON – Nicole Farhi, the upmarket fashion label, has run out of money and filed for a form of bankruptcy proceedings in the latest sign of trouble for British retailers. The company, named after the designer who founded the label in […]

Victoria Beckham plans UK store as juggles family and fashion

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said life as a working mother is a struggle but she relishes the challenge and plans to expand her empire with a retail store in London. As mother to three boys – Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, 8 – […]

Androgyny and minimalism to stalk London Fashion Week

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON | Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:29pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – Leading British designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, Alice Temperley and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, will showcase their latest creations alongside emerging young talent when London Fashion Week kicks off on Friday. Fashionistas say the ever-youthful and innovative London will herald […]