The ChicBuzz® Roundup:

Men’s Designers, celebs being paid to attend fashion shows and Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke – it’s that time of the week again – The ChicBuzz® roundup: 

Men's designers at The British Designers' Collective

Men's designers at The British Designers' Collective

British Designers’ Collective returns with menswear pop-up

It’s all very exciting – Bicester Village welcomes back the British Designers’ Collective again this year, except this time with a menswear pop-up! It will feature collections from designers including YMC, Oliver Spencer, Margaret Howell, James Long, Sunspel, Tim Little, Heritage Research, Grenson, Time Little, b Store and Richard James. Come and see them for yourself on 16 May.

Marni at H&M is a sell out

It was always going to happen, wasn’t it? Marni for H&M sold out immediately! In an intelligent move, H&M gave shoppers coloured bands that limited them to a ten-minute shopping slot for the Marni collection and five minutes in H&M. But we wonder if that stopped shoppers arguing over the same item of clothing?

New boutique openings

Who doesn’t love Michael Kors? Well now the brand has launched at Maasmechelen Village, so make sure you pay it a visit when you’re in Brussels. And in La Roca Village, the quirky brand Maje has launched, which is great news because we can’t enough of the cashmere dresses and gorgeous collections.

Diet Coke’s latest fashionable addition:

Jean Paul Gaultier is Diet Coke’s newest creative director and he’s kicking things off with a short film in which he transforms a puppet. We’re very excited about this move. Watch for yourself below:

ChicTV® does Milan Fashion Week

ChicTV® went behind the scenes at Milan Fashion Week, to interview fashion’s elite about their thoughts and inspirations for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collections. Watch exclusive interviews with Giovanna Furlanetto, the Creative Director of Furla, designers Silvio Betterelli and Anna Saccone, plus many more.

Celebrities paid to attend fashion shows

Nicole Farhi has slammed the idea of celebrities being paid to attend fashion shows. The British designer confirmed to the Telegraph that many PR firms now pay celebrities to attend their clients’ shows because of the press coverage they’ll bring. It has be noted though, that not all fashion houses do this – for instance, it’s widely known that Burberry refuses to pay celebrities for front row appearances.

Louis Vuitton exhibition

The Louis Vuitton exhibition in Paris has the fashion world buzzing; it takes you on a journey from the founder’s beginnings to becoming a multi-billion global business. It does this very cleverly through multimedia displays, which show different periods in the brand’s evolution from the nineteenth century right through to today and its current artistic director Marc Jacobs, who has been guiding the brand since 1997. See the exhibition now at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris until 16 September.

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Posted by Sarah Andrews - 26th January 2015

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