SHANGHAI – Model Jing Wen, stylist Fan Qiong, hair stylist Wen Zhi and a host of other creatives were celebrated by the British Fashion Council at a cocktail reception in Shanghai on Monday evening, part of the first 20 names released recognizing the next generation of global creative talent.
The reception, held at The Middle House and drawing attendance from the likes of Gucci president and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri, actor Hu Bing, Lane Crawford Joyce Group president Andrew Keith, JD head of fashion Xia Ding, and Harrods’ managing director Michael Ward, was one of a series of satellite events by the BFC also being held in London and New York, in the build-up to its main celebration at The Fashion Awards on Dec. 10 in London.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews