➢ University of Westminster Graduate Fashion Show – new talents presented their final project at the event at the University of Westmister on Thursday, May 23…
“ The BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at the University of Westminster, London is famous for producing both highly individual and creative designers capable of working within all levels of the fashion industry. Fashion designers who have studied at the University of Westminster in London include Claire Barrow, Ashley Williams, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, Michael Herz of Bally, Stuart Vevers of Loewe and Carrie Mundane of Cassette Playa. ”
➢ Graduate Fashion Week 2013: In a class of their own – Update June 9 by Rebecca Gonsalves in The Independent: “Compared with, say, Milan fashion week, dominated by huge household names with little or no young talent emerging in the past 20 years, there is a much more egalitarian spirit in the English capital, reinforced by the excellent reputation of its design schools.”
❚ THIS IS AS FAR AS any Christmas gift guide is gonna go at Shapersofthe80s. How can you beat your own Bowie Paper Doll for £7.50? In fact, two cut-out dolls plus many outfits worn by Bowie himself. Exclusively designed by I Love Mel and available through stockists across the world and online at Shopbop (or Google for others).
As well as the Bowie version, Mel Simone Elliott showcases Paper Dolls for Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Adele and others, among a novel range of gift ideas on her charming website. These include prints, paintings and tongue-in-cheek temporary tattoos.
Mel says I Love Mel started out life as a few badges that were made and handed out to make her feel better after her boyfriend dumped her. On graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007, Mel began designing fun, printed products such as colouring books and paper dolls and I Love Mel became less of a badge and more of a brand. She has a range of colouring books but Shapersofthe80s readers will love the CMG’80s title to take them down Memory Lane.