U.K. COMMITTEE TO QUIZ BURBERRY: A U.K. parliamentary committee plans to ask Burberry executives to defend the proposed closure of the company's polo shirt factory in Wales this month. The Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry, called "Globalization and Its Impact on Wales," is expected to quiz Burberry executives as part of its investigation into the impact of globalization on employment in the region. But the committee has no power to prevent the factory's closure. "We thought that it was opportune to invite Burberry to provide evidence and background about why they intend to close the factory," said Hywel Francis, chairman of the committee. A spokesman for Burberry stressed there was still no certainty the Welsh factory would close.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)