The fashion chart for the week of 2nd November 2014.
1. Victoria Beckham, proving once again that she’s managed to completely move past her Spice Girls past, has been named the UK’s most successful entrepreneur by business magazine, Management Today. Read more about it here on the Telegraph website.
2. Red is the new black. This season it’s all about the colour crimson and it’s everywhere on the high street and in designer collections. Everyone from Prada to Zara is going mad for blood red. Pick some up today; it’s the perfect antidote to the depressing British weather. Here are a few of my favourite examples.
3. Lottie Moss, on the back of her campaign for Calvin Klein jeans, has bagged herself another modelling contract. This time she’s fronting the autumn/winter campaign for Valentino Red. Read all about it here on the Grazia website.
4. It’s been announced that Beyonce and Topshop are teaming up to release an athletic wear brand. This is more than just a designer collaboration as the music superstar and the British retailers are joining up for a 50-50 joint venture company, Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. Little else is known at this time but it’s believed the brand will be launched in the autumn of 2015. You can read more about it here.
5. Might Suki Waterhouse be the newest angel to join Victoria’s Secret when the brand brings its annual fashion show to London later this month? That’s the belief right now, as the model posted a picture on Instagram of her wearing an elaborate feather headdress. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
6. You would think that Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana would be having a good week after they were acquitted of tax evasion last week, but they appear to still be very unhappy with the city of Milan over the case. WWD reports that they will be handing back their prestigious award the city gave to them back in 2009. Talk about sour grapes.
7. Steve Madden is having a third poor sales quarter this year, with sales flatlining compared to the previous year. Let’s hope they can turn it around, and if you’re interested you can read more about it here.
8. Surprise surprise, Victoria’s Secret seems to have gotten itself into hot water once again for their advertising and their obsession with an unhealthy body image. This time though, the company is not under fire for their poor Photoshopping skills, but an ad they ran this week with three models wearing their lingerie and emblazoned with the slogan ‘The Perfect Body’. It’s caused outrage on twitter and a few British students have started an online petition against the campaign. You can read more about it here.
9. It’s looking to be a bad week for The Telegraph staff, as the company is laying off 55 employees which is expected to be mostly from their fashion department. With Condé Nast making over 50 staff redundant last week, it seems to be a bad time to be working on the print side of fashion editorials. Read more about it here.
10. And finally, it’s not just Victoria’s Secret that’s been getting into trouble for promoting a poor body image. A Topshop customer posted this image on twitter over the unrealistic mannequin used in store to promote their clothing and as expected, it’s been retweeted over 6,000 times. Read more about it here.