From around the web and the nationals.
Karl Lagerfeld, the designer, is to be the global guest editor of Metro International newspapers next February. He will spend the day in the Paris newsroom for the Metro’s ‘The World According to Karl’ edition on February 7 with coverage running in Metro newspapers in 100 cities across 22 countries. The collectible issue will feature Lagerfeld’s imprint throughout the newspaper, from special guests and interviews to exclusive illustrations and pull-out artwork.
Façonnable, the premium men’s tailoring brand, has pledged its support to the tennis tournament, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, for the second year in a row. By the time the tournament ends on Sunday Façonnable will have dressed the top singles players, eight doubles teams and the ATP officials.
Jack & Jones, the young fashion brand and retailer, is to open its first out-of-town store in Glasgow Fort Shopping Park. Bestseller-owned Jack & Jones will open a 2,300 sq ft store and will join H&M and New Look at the retail park. Bestseller country manager Allan Nielsen said: “It is an opportunity to introduce the brand to a strong regional catchment in an environment that is very popular with our core customer of 18 to 25 year old men.”
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the designers, will undergo a preliminary hearing on charges for alleged tax evasion after an Italian court overturned the decision to clear the designers earlier this year. The designers had been accused of allegedly evading taxes of €416m (£366) but the charges were dismissed in April. There will now be a new preliminary hearing in front of a new judge.
Rachel Bilson, the US actress, is to launch her debut footwear collection on new footwear etailer Shoemint.com on Friday. Bilson and her stylist Nicole Chavez have partnered with footwear designer Steve Madden to design the collection. The range will feature leopard print and purple suede shoes with sizes ranging from 5 to 11. The footwear will cost $79.98 (£51.35).
Alexander McQueen, the luxury brand, has turned down offers of more than £100,000 to reproduce Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, according to The Mail on Sunday. The design house has promised that the dress would be a one-off, meaning no copies of the dress will ever go on the market, said a source.
Henry Holland, the designer, has reportedly approached producers of The X Factor to let him style some of the contestants, writes The Mail on Sunday. Group Little Mix has said that Henry wants to dress the all-girl band in some “high-end stuff”.