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“It’s no secret that London is a hotbed of young fashion design talent, and the British Fashion Council — the UK’s equivalent of our CFDA — does a good job of bringing to the forefront the most promising names. One way is through the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, which provides one designer, narrowed down from a shortlist, with a year of mentoring and a £200,000 grant.”

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“Five of the world’s leading young menswear designers competed for the inaugural International Woolmark prize menswear award yesterday in London, England where the London Collections: Mens shows have just kicked off. The Woolmark Company is the world’s best known textile fiber brand, established in 1964.”

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“The Lanvin artistic director will receive the honour from the prestigious establishment for his contributions to the fashion industry and culture worldwide.”

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“Louis Vuitton’s push to even higher echelons of luxury includes three marquee photographers for Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut fashion campaign. The fall spots are slated to break in an array of August magazines, starting July 3 in the U.K.”

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Dubai-based Knot Standard tailors with 21st-century twist
Dubai startup Knot Standard enables users to get perfect suits from the comfort of their own room, all users need is a webcam, a CD or DVD, and an internet connection. Gulf News has the details.

Lots of Buttons, an online button shop (!) from Hong Kong, wins Tech In Asia’s startup contest
Hong Kong’s Lots of Buttons is a US-targeted startup holding 15,000 different buttons for designers to choose from and buy online. Read more on The Next Web.

Is Scented Nail Polish What’s Been Missing From Our Lives?
Forget about the sweet-smelling childlike scented nail polishes, Refinery29 tests out Calvin Klein’s CK One scented nail polish and the results are impressive.

 

 

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Australia Takes Its Fashion Week to the Masses
Australia skips the exclusivity of invite-only fashion shows and makes it accessible to all by livestreaming the catwalks on giant screens placed at a public square and a popup bar. Read more on The High Low. 

Photon 3D Scanner Will Let You Turn Real Objects Into Printable Objects 
The Photon 3D Scanner uses a high definition camera and laser to scan objects in only 3 minutes. TechCrunch has the details.

Styled by Noir Mixes E-Commerce and Style Blogging
Styled by Noir duo Stephanie Jenkins and Sivan Ayla Vardi introduce a new way of e-tailing: they style, they blog, they sell. Find out more about brandpartnerships and how it works on WWD.

Myntra Buys Fitiquette, A Disrupt Finalist With A Virtual Fitting Room, As India’s Online Fashion Market Heats Up
TechCrunch reports that Indian Myntra acquires SF startup Fitiquette, the virtual fitting room allowing users to make mannequins true to users’ sizes and try on clothes.

 

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‘Shazam For Clothing’? Street Style Will Never Be The Same
The song-recognition app, will with the launch of a new feature be able to identify clothing on a TV screen. HuffPost Style discusses the implications of a streetstyle-recognition app.

Ashton Kutcher’s e-commerce startup debuts Spring line, reveals top-tier investors (exclusive)
VentureBeat reveals the top-tier investors that are changing the button-downs to casual Ts by backing Ashton Kutcher’s e-commerce startup Pickwick & Weller.

DailyLook Gets $2.5M From GRP Partners, Rachel Zoe, And Others To Be The Web’s Go-To For Fast Fashion
Startup DailyLook raises funding to be the online go-to for fast fashion, applying a regular e-retailer model. TechCrunch has more.

Nine West Charity Initiative Goes Live on YouTube
Nine West invites customers to post videos doing good while looking good onto their YouTube network Channel 9 and tweet them using #GangsForGood. Weekly prizes are awarded to participating customer. Get the details on Fashionotes.

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MIT Unveils Plans for 4D-Printing
MIT wowed the audience at TEDxLongBeach with their future plans of 4D-printing, introducing time as the fourth dimension of the 3D-structure. PSFK has more.

Analytics Startup Fohr Card Keeps Score For Fashion Bloggers
Fohr Card provides its clients with comprehensive blogger data in exchange for an annual fee. More on AdAge.

Pitching App Ideas? AppGyver Delivers Mobile App Prototypes In Minutes, No Technical Know-How Needed
AppGyver, is the new app that will save many startup founders by offering rapid design iterations during the app-development process, TechCrunch reports.

 

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Refinery29 does it again: this time they’re partnering with MADE Fashion Week to support rising design, fashion and art when the world is looking at the fashion stage in New York.

MADE Fashion Week takes place simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but focuses on bringing innovative fashion and emerging designers to the media spotlight. Philippe von Borries, Co-Founder and CEO of Refinery29 said that the partnership “[celebrates] personal style and [focuses] on the most original fashion.”

MADE Fashion Week’s impressive schedule includes 50 fashion shows and presentations in both New York and Paris, as well as events, concerts, and an interactive component on milkmade.com. Refinery29 will cover the event on site and on the streets  for their new, in-house development: R29 Studio, where they will conduct interviews with participating designers, celebrities, models, and makeup artists throughout the week.

The best part? You don’t have to miss a thing. Refinery29 is streaming every  MADE Fashion Week runway show on their website.

Reported by Jovana Obradovic