From around the web and the nationals
GOVERNMENT is drawing up a voluntary pledge with fashion, beauty and media brands to tackle the issue of body confidence among women, according to reports. Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone MP will unveil the pledge next year and will take a similar approach to the Department of Health’s ‘Responsibility deal’, which targets obesity and alcohol misuse. The aim is to reduce the perceived pressure on people, from media and popular-culture sources, to attain an ‘ideal’ appearance.
CHERYL COLE’s shoe collection for subscription-based shoe and accessory etailer Stylist Pick launches today. Its the former XFactor judge’s first range. Subscribers to Stylist Pick pay £39.95 a month to buy items at the same price. Cole’s range - comprising mainly higher-heeled boots and shoes, are however priced between £79.90 and £119.85.
EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Organisation, is working on a strategic document to highlight the importance of nurturing high-end luxury and innovative technical applications, exploring competition in the fashion industry. Representatives from companies including Dior, LVMH, Chanel, Max Mara and Pink were among the fashion representatives at a round table with the European Commission on the subject two weeks ago (November 22)
HALSTON, the design-led label relaunched in 2008 with Marios Schwab at the helm, is thought to be in discussions with celebrity Nicole Richie to be its new face, according to reports.
LABELUX, the Swiss company that owns luxury accessory brand Bally and that bought Jimmy Choo last month, has a new CEO of developing brands - Andrew Marshall – who has joined in a newly-created role. Marshall was previously CEO of Links of London.
WHITE STUFF, the lifestyle brand, has launched an online Christmas game to entertain consumers and help keep them on its website.