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Beauty round-up: a timeless lipstick, a rich lavender toner, and ’70s-inspired eyeshadows

Filed by Meg Hamilton/June 26, 2020/10.54

Shine on

Living Nature has released a new natural lipstick, Glamorous. As with all Living Nature products, it is natural, using natural waxes, butters and oils, including shea butter and jojoba oil. Not only do your lips shine with Glamorous’s intense colour, they are nourished. There is a single shade, created to suit all complexions. It is available in New Zealand through selected pharmacies and health stores, and online at www.livingnature.com.

For summer skin

001 Skincare London is the luxury brand founded by facialist and acupuncturist for many famous names, Ada Ooi. Her new Pure Lavender Hydrolat Toner, made with 99 per cent first-grade lavender, is the perfect summer accessory, a multi­tasking product that acts as a cleanser, toner, make-up-setting spray and even as a mask. The hydrolat toner instantly lifts dried and tired skin, working to soothe, tone and tighten the skin, effortlessly hydrating and balancing its pH levels. This product is also a complexion booster that can be sprayed directly onto the skin or applied using a cotton pad. Looking to give that extra care to your skin during the summer? This is the perfect product for you. Find out more at www.001skincare.com.—Meg Hamilton

Back to the ’70s

The eyeshadows and highlighters in the new collection by Nomad are the life of the party, taking us back to the glitz and glamour of the 1970s in style. Inspired by the rich scene of Studio 54, a place where many creative minds gathered to create great art and music in the ’70s, the Multi-Chrome Discoshadow collection infuses this energy with the disco era to create a eyeshadow palette and two highlighters that are truly ethereal and out of this world. Packed with glitter, the Multi-Chrome Discoshadow Palette contains four unique shifting shades. Le Freak is a static and striking yellow-gold, I’m Coming out is a party-all-night hot pink and lavender, Got to be Real is a cool silver with subtle hints of green, and Last Dance is the perfect classic ’70s blue with a silver shift. Combine these with the two highlighters, Hot Shot in a shimmering pink inspired by the queens of disco, and Disco Nights, in pure dazzling gold, this collection is certain to keep you dancing all night long.—Meg Hamilton

 


British Fashion Council, Bags of Ethics team up to offer designer face coverings for charity

Filed by Lucire staff/June 5, 2020/23.02







The six designs, in order: Halpern, Julien Macdonald, Liam Hodges, Mulberry, Raeburn, and Rixo.

In another sign of the times, the British Fashion Council and Bags of Ethics have launched a campaign dubbed Great British Designer Face Coverings: Reusable, for People and Planet, to manufacture and retail sustainable and reusable non-medical face coverings designed by Halpern, Julien Macdonald, Liam Hodges, Mulberry, Raeburn, and Rixo.
   The project aims to raise £1 million, with all profits going to charity, split between NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, and Wings of Hope Children’s Charity.
   Bags of Ethics’ partner factories will manufacture the coverings. A pack of three, with two protective pouches, will retail for £15. They will be sold through the BFC website at britishfashioncouncil.com and partner retailers including ASOS, Boots, John Lewis & Partners, and Sainsbury’s (in Tu Clothing sections in selected superstores, convenience stores and online at tu.co.uk and argos.co.uk).
   Caroline Rush, the BFC’s chief executive, said in a release, ‘Fashion is a unifying force and now, more than ever, it is essential that we collaborate and come together to support each other through difficult times. Our ambition is to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, while protecting vital PPE supplies reserved for the NHS. Through this project, we will not only celebrate British designers but also champion sustainability in a time of crisis.’
   Dr R. Sri Ram, chairman, Bags of Ethics added, ‘We have always been at the forefront of supporting the public through mass behavioural changes in positive and useful ways. Since the early 2000s we helped supermarkets, and retailers reduce their single-use plastic bag consumption by five-plus billion units through sustainable and reusable bags. A new challenge arises with the coronavirus pandemic. Our aim is to manufacture high-quality reusable non-medical face coverings for the public which reduces stigma through great British design, in line with advice from our scientific community, whilst having a positive effect on both people and planet.’
   Money raised for the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund will support the next round of funding for designer businesses. The BFC has already distributed £1 million of emergency funding to 37 designers as its first round to help the industry during the COVID-19 crisis.

 


British Fashion Council names 37 designers receiving COVID-19 emergency fund support

Filed by Lucire staff/May 13, 2020/10.42

The British Fashion Council has announced the first recipients of its emergency fund, helping members of the fashion industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
   Thirty-seven British designer businesses, out of 220 applications, have been named in the first round, with the BFC using its £1 million fund to support them. A portion has been allocated to students. The amounts range from £5,000 to £50,000 depending on urgency and capability. Recipients would also receive business support and mentoring from the BFC Fashion Business Network, which includes DLA Piper, Eco-Age, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Farfetch, FashionEx, Google, HSBC, Instagram, Lewis Silkin, Lloyds, LVMH, Mishcon de Reya, RSM, Sheridans, Taylor Wessing, Value Retail, and YouTube, and one-on-one mentors.
   The earlier BFC–Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (VDFF) was a £200,000 prize set up for a winning designer. This amount has now been shared with the six designers originally shortlisted for the grand prize.
   The recipients are: Alighieri (VDFF 2020), Ahluwalia, Aries, Art School, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Chalayan, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy (VDFF 2020), Chopova Lowena, Craig Green, David Koma (VDFF 2020), E. Tautz, E. L. V. Denim, Edeline Lee, Eftychia, Halpern (VDFF 2020), King & Tuckfield, Kwaidan Editions, Liam Hodges, Matty Bovan, Metier (VDFF 2020), Nabil Nayal, Neous, Nicholas Daley, Palmer/Harding, Paper London, Paria/Farzaneh, Per Gotesson, Phoebe English, Raeburn, Rejina Pyo (VDFF 2020), Richard Malone, Richard Quinn, Roksanda, 16Arlington, Stefan Cooke, and Toogood.
   Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC said, ‘Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen an astonishing amount of applications come through from British designer businesses all over the country, asking for help to survive the crisis. The need for support is immense. Our hope is to reopen the fund for future rounds, to help as many businesses as possible, and ensure the future growth and success of the British fashion industry.’
   The fund comprised support grants from the BFC–Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, BFC–GQ Designer Menswear Fund supported by JD.com, BFC Fashion Trust and BFC Newgen.
   The BFC estimates that £100 million of support is required over the next 12 to 18 months. The fund will reopen for further rounds every time a £500,000 milestone is reached.
   Alexander McQueen, Browns, Clearpay and Coach Foundation have already contributed to the next round.
   Arch & Hook, BFC Fashion Trust supporters, British GQ, British Vogue, Browns, Burberry, Depop, European Regional Development Fund, HSBC, JD.com, Label/Mix, Mayor of London, Paul Smith, Revlon Professional, Rodial and Value Retail have been contributors to the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund.

 


British Fashion Council announces COVID-19 fund with £1 million available

Filed by Lucire staff/March 27, 2020/7.48

The British Fashion Council has launched the BFC Foundation COVID Crisis Fund, making £1,000,000 in emergency funds available, with the majority going to support designer businesses, and a portion to students.
   The Council pooled its talent support grants, usually going to early-stage support or business growth and promotion. Supporters of the fund include Arch & Hook, British Vogue, Browns, Burberry, Depop, GQ, JD.com, Label/Mix, Paul Smith, Rodial, and Value Retail.
   It has called on the UK Government to work with them on an industry stimulus package, and has asked the industry and individuals to donate to support more businesses.
   It calls for: (a) support for liquidity for grants or long-term, low-risk loans to address retail cancellations and sell-through guarantees; (b) rent holidays for office and retail stores; and (c) additional financial measures to support creatives’ income.
   Applications will open in the next seven days, closing on April 10.
   The criteria for applicants listed by the BFC follow.
   1. Applicants should have an established designer fashion business.
   2. The applicant’s collection should consist primarily of womenswear, menswear, accessories, millinery or fine jewellery—not bridalwear of childrenswear.
   3. The applicant’s company should be based in the UK and be registered with Companies’ House or a sole trader.
   4. The applicant’s company should be majority-owned by the designer or creative director and not have had outside equity funding in any material amount.
   5. Grant money requested should relate to a clear purpose to support the business survive over the next year.
   Further COVID-19 updates from the Council are available here.

 


Charlotte Olympia and Puma show collaboration; Alice Dellal fronts campaign

Filed by Lucire staff/March 3, 2020/10.50


After getting full control of her label back, Charlotte Olympia has embarked on a collaboration with Puma, with its founder’s sister, model Alice Dellal, modelling the new line.
   Charlotte Olympia Dellal had often taken her label into collaborations, including with MAC Cosmetics and Agent Provocateur. Dellal had hinted last month that she was collaborating with a sport brand.
   The Puma × Charlotte Olympia collection merges boxing-inspired silhouettes with Hollywood glamour, featuring leopard prints, ‘Kitty’ embroidery, fringe accents, and the Charlotte Olympia spider’s web symbol.
   Going beyond the Puma × Charlotte Olympia Cali Sport shoe (RRP NZ$180) are the TFS AOP track jacket (RRP NZ$190) and the AOP shorts (RRP NZ$100), all of which blend sports and glamour. There is also a reversible Bucket Hat (RRP NZ$55).
   Puma, meanwhile, has been working with female designers recently, including Tabitha Simmons and Sophia Webster. Working with Charlotte Olympia is another step in the label’s attempt to court women as customers.
   In New Zealand, the collection will be available from April 1 at nz.puma.com and at Karen Walker and Hype stores.

 


Twiggy returns as Bonaveri brings back Adel Rootstein mannequins

Filed by Lucire staff/February 14, 2020/12.05


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Bonaveri, the specialists in mannequins and bust forms, has launched a new Adel Rootstein collection after acquiring the brand in 2019.
   The new collection is based around 1960s icon Twiggy, the model who exemplified in many ways the spirit of Swinging London.
   Traditionally, Adel Rootstein was a forward-looking brand and considered one of the best mannequin makers in the world.
   Following the original sculpted by John Taylor, Bonaveri’s Twiggy is realistic and represents the 1960s’ æsthetic and culture. Taylor was also behind Adel Rootstein’s first mannequin in the 1950s.
   The new mannequin matches the model with a height just over 1·6 m, and a size 40 frame. Hair and make-up are included, inspired by the original.
   Bonaveri says the new Twiggy collection marries the spirit of the 1960s with current retailers’ demands.
   â€˜Rootstein represents a milestone in the evolution of mannequins, having been the first to give a form to contemporary æsthetics, inspired by models and real-life figures who perfectly embodied the spirit of the time,’ said Andrea Bonaveri, CEO of Bonaveri. ‘With this acquisition we were able to make a dream come true. It is our intention to embrace this legacy and elevate it to a new splendour, updating it with our æsthetic sensibility and manufacturing capability. This acquisition is the expression of a strategy that has led us to acquire the world’s top player in the realistic mannequin market.’
   Bonaveri will display the collection alongside its other brands, Schläppi (known for its futuristic, artistic mannequins), Sartorial (modular forms made for flexibility), and B by Bonaveri (its contemporary line) at the Euroshop triennial fair for retail innovations in Düsseldorf between February 16 and 20, at hall 10, stand 10A72.
   The display, dubbed The House of Bonaveri, showcases the behind-the-scenes stages in sculpting the products, as well as the BNatural project, featuring biodegradable mannequins made from renewable resources.
   Bonaveri showed the first biodegradable mannequin in 2016, made of B Plast, a bio-based polymer made of 72 per cent sugarcane derivative, and painted in B Paint, made of renewable, organic substances and free of any petrol-based material.
   Schläppi will show the Obsession collection, inspired by the original Schläppi collections of the 1960s and 1970s sculpted by Lorenzo Piemonti, and designed by Emma Davidge. Jason Wu’s clothes are used in the campaign.


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