Today I am in the mood for writing. Some days ago one of my Best friends asked me about a British Designer and I did some kind of research and was surprised with the outcome. Though nothing that I didn’t already know , but I realized that most of my favorite fashion designers, as well as the most important figure in much of the fashion world for me, Anna Wintour, are British, here are some for Today:
In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British pop music magazine Top of the Pops.
… Beckham has found more success as an internationally recognised and photographed style icon.
… Her career in fashion includes designing a line of jeans for Rock & Republic and later designing her own denim brand, dVb Style. Beckham has brought out her own range of sunglasses and fragrance, titled Intimately Beckham, which has been released in the UK and the US. In association with the Japanese store Samantha Thavasa and Shiatzy Chen, she has produced a range of handbags and jewellery. In addition, Beckham has released two best-selling books; one her autobiography, the other a fashion guide.
… As of 2009, the couple’s joint wealth is estimated at £125 million.
Did you Know that:
… A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs.
… In March 1997 McCartney was appointed Creative Director of Paris fashion house Chloé, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld was less than impressed with the house’s choice, stating, “Chloé should have taken a big name. They did, but in music, not fashion. Let’s hope she’s as gifted as her father.” Despite initial skepticism, McCartney’s designs have enjoyed considerable commercial and critical success. She was accompanied to Chloé by her assistant and friend Phoebe Philo, who later replaced her as design director.
… In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom.
Born in Derbyshire in 1941, Dame Vivienne Westwood, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.
Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren‘s boutique in the King’s Road, which became famous as ‘SEX’. It was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 70s punk scene, dominated by McLaren’s band, the Sex Pistols. She was deeply inspired by the shock-value of punk – “seeing if one could put a spoke in the system”.
She has been twice married, with two children.
to be continued….