Fashion Rider Round Up 17th August 2012 Published on Friday, 17 August 2012 13:48
Selfridges to sell Robbie Williams clothing line
Robbie’s brand, Farrell, named after and inspired by his late grandfather is to be sold by Selfridges, and it will be the first department store to do so. The A/W 2012-13 look includes heritage styled military pieces from former Burberry design director Ben Dickens, who is now head of design at Farrell. We think the military pieces look incredibly smart and can’t wait to see images of them being worn!
NASA say they use Beatles songs to “wake-up” their Mars Curiosity robot.
In case you’ve been without contact with the outside world for a while, NASA have sent a robot to Mars called Curiosity and gather information. What they have recently announced is that they use popular music to give the robot a “wake-up call” every morning! Artists include The Beatles, The Doors and Frank Sinatra as well as movie themes such as Star Wars and Mission: Impossible – it seems they have a sense of humour over at NASA! Personally, I’m hoping they’ll announce they’ve used David Bowie’s ‘Is There Life on Mars?’ soon...
Retailers see boost in spending during second week of Olympic Games
After a slow week with many shoppers avoiding London due to predicted travel and overcrowding nightmares, an emergency campaign steered them back towards London and Olympic tourists began their souvenir shopping - anything featuring a London 2012 logo reportedly flew off shelves! We would love to know your opinions on the Olympics and the effects they've had nationwide.
London 2012 Closing Ceremony pays tribute to British Fashion
As part of a fantastic night of music entertainment – even featuring our favourites the Spice Girls – the ending of the London 2012 Olympic Games showcased some of Britain’s finest designers and most famous models wearing their creations. First billboards featuring images of the models were driven around the stadium before revealing the models inside them, all to the soundtrack of David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell wore McQueen, Karen Elson wore Burberry, Stella Tennant wore Christopher Kane, Lily Cole wore Erdem, Jourdan Dunn wore Jonathan Saunders and Stephen Jones, Georgia May Jagger wore Victoria Beckham whilst Lily Donaldson and David Gandy wore Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith respectively. The models then took to a Union Jack catwalk, the middle of which was revealed to be the Alexander McQueen skull, a fitting tribute to the late designer.