Revered fashion glossy Love is undergoing some changes.
For starters, Editor-in-chief Katie Grand launched her own personal Twitter last week, apart from Love‘s, which we assumed she was behind. Shortly thereafter, she hired herself some company at the top of Love‘s masthead. First, she gave ShowStudio’s Alexander Fury the role of “editor” at the magazine, announcing that he would oversee both print and online. Today, it was announced that Lulu Kennedy, founder of Fashion East, a non-profit that supports emerging designers, would become Love‘s Editor at Large. WWD reports that Kennedy’s first project will be scouting subjects for a Solve Sundsbo-lensed front-of-book portrait feature, for which, based on this tweet, Kennedy will be the first subject. Fury and deputy editor Isaac Lock will interview the subjects.
So what does all of this mean?
The British Fashion Council has just announced the nominees for the 2011 British Fashion Awards, which are essentially the U.K.’s answer to our prestigious CFDA’s. The ceremony, which is scheduled for November 28, is meant to recognize the most influential people in fashion today and also promote the growth of British fashion.
With all the attention the U.K. has been getting lately for that stylish princess of theirs and being dubbed the “new fashion capital,” British fashion is definitely more relevant than ever this year. That may be why the BFC has decided to re-introduce the Red Carpet award, which “gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs in the media.”
From Kim Jones to Stella McCartney to Erdem, here are all the nominees:
LONDON–Fashion East, the London launchpad for raw young talent, celebrated its 10th year with the launch of a 10-piece range under new label Lulu & Co. Each look, some of which were only seen on the runway–never in stores–were handpicked by Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy from the archives of alum like Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders and Henry Holland.
To mark the occasion, the East End fashion pack brought the party West to Harvey Nichols in London’s posh Knightsbridge neighborhood for a Mexican-themed disco replete with fish tacos, hibiscus margaritas, and wonderfully kitsch gold palm trees. Everyone from Roisin Murphy and Pixie Geldof to supermodel/presenter Jade Parfitt spun around in their favorite pieces from the range, while a tagteam set was DJ’d by Princess Julia, House of Holland and Hazel. We nabbed the ageless fairy godmother of London fashion, Lulu Kennedy, dressed in a fiery organza gown by Jonathan Saunders, to talk disco and a decade of designers.