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One to Watch: Derek Lawlor

In designer, Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, London, One to Watch on November 24, 2009 at 4:43 am

No, the UK fashion designer Derek Lawlor really is that good.

You see, I understand because I’m from Canada and my blog is fairly new, I have a lot of catching up to do compared to my overseas counterbloggers with hot, new fashion designers, but I’m quickly catching up.

Derek Lawlor has taken the knitwear concept to his own little planet. It’s a fabulous line. It’s complex, armour inspired, and contemporary.

Mr. Lawlor graduated with an MA in knitwear from Central Saint Martins in March 2009, and as you can see, his education has done him fair justice.

Derek Lawlor’s collection is via online e-tailer, but the price is steep (easily retailing between $2,000 to $5,000+), but it is worth? Well, if I could I most definitely would.

One to Watch: ROSALIND KEEP, London, UK

In designer, Fashion, London, One to Watch, Trend on November 24, 2009 at 3:53 am

Those lucky enough to be in or around the London area December 7th will have priority access to Rosalind Keep‘s Trompe L’Oeil collection.

The new designer’s collection is a collaboration with high-street retailer Oasis and its gorgeous minimalist concept is already a rising trend on the catwalk: designer Mary Katrantzou infamously spear-headed the trend for both her A/W 2009/2010 and S/S 2010 collection.

While I’m not sure if Ms. Keep plans to make this statement her trademark, she’s having fun with the concept for meantime and it looks like a jackpot.

In the Know: Michael Kors, store no 51

In Fashion, In the Know on November 24, 2009 at 3:11 am

My last post stated my somewhat frustration with Michael Kors’s dogged determination to take over the world. As it stands, my opinion doesn’t count and he’s not stopping anytime soon.

Mr. Kors’ latest takeover is located on 667 Madison Avenue, once the storefront to Parisian fashion designer Celine and now the fashion playground for Michael Kors and all his fashion sub-lines.

The new store is 2,500 square feet much like his Chicago store, and SoHo lifestyle boutique.

Mr. Kors obviously knows how to turn a glum economy around, at least so it works tremendously in his favour. Read the rest of this entry »