Winning Fashion

Here they are: the three winners of the Foschini Fashion Design Awards! There’s also a date for the second year’s competition, so get out your diaries.

There’s no stronger statement about supporting local design talent than sponsoring a competition that nurtures our young fashion designers. Unless it’s also giving the top three a chance to create a limited range under expert guidance, providing them with rack space and offering the public these rare fashion plums at retail prices.

From October, the three designers you’ll find at Foschini Canal Walk, Gateway and Eastgate are Frances Buchner, Sabrina Linder and Sheila-Madge Bakker,

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The art of fashion

Under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has conflated the worlds of fashion and art through its collaborations with significant contemporary artists such as Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama. Gillian Serisier examines how these creative collaborations have helped to reposition the brand within the realm of artistic innovation.

Transforming the classic brown and gold monogram into a riot of 33 colours, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami exploded colour into the Louis Vuitton brand and prompted a cult of collecting.

In 2001 Stephen Sprouse’s emblazoned graffiti gave Louis Vuitton street cred, while, in 2005, French

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Forbes LIST

As principal of London’s newest fashion college, Susie Forbes has swapped cover shoots for curriculums. By Charlotte Sinclair.

The idea that, one day, you might have to discipline a 25-year-old for coming late to class is not perhaps something to consider when venturing into a career in journalism. But this is the world in which Susie Forbes, former deputy editor of Vogue and editor of Easy Living magazine, now finds herself as principal of Conde Nast College. It’s quite a title. “I don’t know why,” she observes, drily, “but much hilarity ensues whenever I refer to myself as Principal Forbes.

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DRAMA queens

Grown-up, intriguing and oozing sex appeal… There’s a brooding new face on the catwalks, and she’s a woman of substance, writes Harriet Quick. Photograph by Patrick Demarchelier

There’s a New Woman at large in fashion: she has a penchant for flippy-hemmed skirts and belted jackets that fall off the shoulder just so. She loves leather, has a taste for lace and is not averse to feathery fur. She is deeply sensual — hence all the intense textures — often moody and frequently raunchy in that deranged, Betty Blue kind of way. You never know whether she’s just walked out on

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HOMEOPATHIC model-based design as a way to technological safety in the creation and operation of the facilities of new technology

Anatoly Speransky, Vice-President of the Russian Engineering Academy (RIA), the director of the Institute of high-tech engineering technologies RIA, a leading expert of the Federal Expert Council of the State Duma

Using of artificial intelligence in the field of creative synthesis of system of interacting processes of structuring agent, transforming energy, mobility, and communication unifying their information creates a new quality of cyber technologies for efficient management of robotic systems in the technosphere and biosphere. This is especially important for Russia, "a country that, on the one hand, there is something to lose in the global struggle for resources, and

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MAJOR fashion critics about the new season


According to the latest hits, the body is completely concealed clothing, now looks much sexier and more modern than nudity. In general, all. what is happening today on the runways, it can be described in one word, which has long been forgotten in the fashion world, -skromnost. This is not to deny sexuality. The modern woman does not become a bigot-Puritan, she just is not ready to bare their erogenous zones before each counter. Eroticism in clothing remained, but now he seems to be covered with a veil.


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Talk fashion or his other favorite pastime, decorating—with Andre Leon, and the conversation is packed with superlatives. “Marvelous! Extraordinary! the Over-top!” exclaims the larger-than-life fashion personality, whether he’s discussing the latest couture shows or the world’s c h i c e s t homes, where he is a regular guest. Last spring Andre Leona protege of Diana Vreeland and sartorial consultant to the Obama family—left Vogue’s staff after three decades (he remains a contributor) to become international editor at large of Russian style magazine N u m G r o Russia. His latest project, I. “In the fashion world,” Andre


A vintage passion

On the evening of 9th November 1985, Princess Diana had a short impromptu dance with John Travolta during a gala dinner at the White House. It was an unforgettable moment for royal watchers. Diana was looking fabulous in a sleek midnight-blue silk velvet evening dress by British designer Victor Edelstein. On March 19 that gown will be auctioned in the London saleroom of Kerry Taylor Auctions. The estimate for the dress is £200,000 to £300,000.

One of the leading sellers of vintage fashions in the world, Kerry Taylor has an impressive track record with Diana’s dresses. In June 2010 she

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In the ministry of taxes and fees took businessmen Zhdanovich

About 40 businessmen who now refused to open their outlets in the pavilion "World of Fashion" were adopted Vice Minister of Taxation Alexander Doroshenko and Vasily Kamenka. As a result, entrepreneurs agree with the claims of employees of tax authorities that were declared before» to their colleagues on August 19, reports the press service of the Ministry.Chairman of the Board» public union businessmen Anatoly Shumchanka also believes that the parties failed to find understanding. By him, the entrepreneurs, who now refused to open their outlets in the pavilion "Fashion World", August 22 want to continue.A. Shumchanka also said to him

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Poland: the ideal of beauty and modern standards models

First ventured to appeal to the ladies of so-called "Normal looking" in Poland the local branch of "DOVE". On marketing boards — several ladies who were sitting not on diets, and by the surveys which have not touched a computer "photoshop"."Magic form. Women form" — a slogan or motto.Noteworthy that in the polls and the guys in Poland about the most beautiful polka overcome quite skinny ladies. Actress Yaanna Brodick — perfect views on the Polish guys lady 2006"Naturally, in these surveys men respond because they want on their own taste, and so obsessed with these ladies, who like most

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