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BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2016

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The British Fashion Council announced Sophia Webster as the winner of the 2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund at a cocktail reception hosted at Bulgari Hotel, London and partnered with Perrier-Jouët. The Fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period; as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in their business.

 

 

Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, commented: Sophia Webster is a great winner for this year's award. The brand encapsulates all the originality and creativity that British fashion is known for while Sophia and her team have pursued a clear vision with drive and professionalism.

 

 

Emilia Wickstead, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Prism and Sophia Webster were shortlisted for the 2016 prize and were invited to The Shard to present their collections and five year business plans to the Fund judging committee. The Fund judging committee is made up of representatives from businesses who support the Fund and industry experts.

 

 

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, commented: “Congratulations to Sophia Webster who has deservingly received this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The judging committee was impressed by her brilliant talent and thorough business acumen; seeing great potential for developing her label into an internationally acclaimed British brand. Sophia has an amazing ability to turn accessories into masterpieces and we are thrilled to support her at an exciting time of growth.”

 

 

The Fund, now in its seventh year is a legacy project from the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. For the second consecutive year the BFC has created an exclusive online video series, Designer Fashion Fund, which follows the application process, interviews with the judging panel and celebrates the previous winners of the Fund: Mary Katrantzou (2015), Peter Pilotto (2014) Nicholas Kirkwood (2013), Jonathan Saunders (2012), Christopher Kane (2011) and Erdem (2010). 

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2016

Glamour Turkey hits newsstands

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Glamour Turkey, the eighteenth edition of the magazine, will debut on newsstands today, and the website is now live (Glamour.com.tr). It is the first new market for the media brand since Glamour Iceland launched in April 2015.

 

Özge Sarıkadılar is Editor in Chief of the Turkish edition, previously Publishing Coordinator of Vogue Turkey. Sarıkadılar commented “Glamour Turkey takes on the role of a life coach when it comes to topics such as style, beauty, relationships and career. Our biggest aim is to make our readers happy.”

 

Glamour Turkey is published under a licence agreement with Dogus Media Group, which also publishes the Turkish editions of Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller. Glamour currently has a monthly global readership of over 22.3m and 20.8m monthly unique users to its websites. 

Glamour Turkey hits newsstands

Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016

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The second Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will examine the luxury industry in Korea as well as its neighbours, China and Japan. Technology, a youthful population, a strong beauty market, and dynamic pop culture are all coming together to create the world’s next big luxury hub. Join Suzy Menkes and luxury business and creative leaders as they explore commercial opportunities, sources of fresh inspiration, and look at how the region is fast becoming the future of the luxury industry. Speakers already announced for 2016 include 

 

Launched in 2015 in Florence, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is a unique event from the most exciting and influential multimedia company in the world. The conference draws on the collective influence of Condé Nast International’s publications, and the vision and knowledge of the world’s most renowned fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor.

 

It has also been announced that Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman is the destination for the Luxury Conference in 2017. The seminar will be entitled ‘Mindful Luxury: Navigating the New Silk Routes’ and will be held at the Al Bandar & Al Husn Hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. 

Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016

Vogue Paris celebrates its 95th Anniversary

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Vogue Paris celebrated its 95th anniversary with a special October 2015 collector's issue, publishing exclusive content and a superb book of its finest, legendary covers. Four iconic supermodels were shot by four top photographers for four covers - Kate Moss by Mert & Marcus; Gisele Bündchen by Mario Testino; Kendall Jenner by David Sims and Christy Turlington by Inez & Vinoodh. Vogue also published, in partnership with Editions Ramsay, 'VOGUE COVERS', a compilation of the magazine's 140 most legendary covers throughout its 95 years of style and creativivity, arranged by theme.

 

To mark the occasion, a party was held during Paris Fashion Week at a private mansion near the Arc de Triomphe. Guests included Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Vogue Paris celebrates its 95th Anniversary

A Century of British Vogue is Celebrated with Major Photography Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

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A major exhibition celebrating 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue is open at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from February - May 2016. Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcases the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being brought together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

 

Decade by decade, the exhibition explores British Vogue's unfaltering position at the forefront of new fashion, its dedication to the best in design, and its influence on the UK's wider cultural stage during some of the most inventive and exciting periods in style, taste, the arts and society. Exquisite vintage prints from the early twentieth century, ground-breaking photographs from renowned fashion shoots, unpublished work and original magazines are brought together in this first retrospective survey of the celebrated magazine. 

A Century of British Vogue is Celebrated with Major Photography Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Vogue China Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Landmark Cover Story

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Inspired by the screen sirens of Hollywood’s golden age, the tenth anniversary issue of Vogue China features the top ten female stars working in China today. Shot by Mario Testino, this unique collaboration will be the first time these leading female celebrities have been photographed together, whether by Vogue China or by any other fashion publication.

 

Angelica Cheung, Editorial Director of Vogue China commented, “The past ten years have been a very successful period for China and Vogue China, and we wanted this anniversary to be a real celebration of all of our achievements. We decided on this theme of photographing the ten most iconic Chinese women today, who represent the qualities that our publication promotes – they’re beautiful, stylish, but at the same time are also people of achievement, who have always maintained a positive outlook on life. Having worked closely together with Mario Testino over the past few years, he has always shown a keen curiosity and fascination with the glamour of these Chinese celebrities. It made us think about the golden age of Hollywood, and we eventually came up with the idea to pay homage to the incredible style of that period, but with a modern touch.”

 

Mario Testino added, “It was an honour and privilege to photograph the most iconic Chinese actresses and singers for this issue, as they bring a level that normally would be hard to get together in one shoot. They were all amazing and got into the characters perfectly. I think it is an iconic moment for the magazine.”

Vogue China Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Landmark Cover Story