Must Read: Fendi to Launch a Pop-Up Concept Store, Rosie Assoulin Wins Swarovski Award - Fashionista

Must Read: Fendi to Launch a Pop-Up Concept Store, Rosie Assoulin Wins Swarovski Award

Plus, the British Fashion Council announces this year's NewGen recipients.
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Lexi Boling on the runway at Fendi fall 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

Lexi Boling on the runway at Fendi fall 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Fendi is taking a trip across North America
Kicking off this Fourth of July weekend in Montauk, Fendi is launching a traveling pop-up concept shop catering specifically to the North American market. Nestled in an old-fashioned, red lacquered truck, the Italian luxury brand will be offering a selection of their most iconic styles, including fur charms, the "Strap You" bag straps and the new "Dotcom" handbag. {WWD}

Rosie Assoulin wins Swarovski Collective Award
Womenswear designer Rosie Assoulin has been awarded a prize of €25,000 on behalf of the members of the Swarovski Collective, whose annual prize recognizes "creative talent, innovation and craftsmanship" in designers' usage of crystals in their most recent collections. "It makes designing that much more fun when you are working with such an amazing product, which is so versatile," said Assoulin. "We are truly so lucky to have Swarovski supporting us and what we do, and this award really is such an incredible honor." {British Vogue

Here are this year's NewGen recipients
Continuing its effort to support up-and-coming British fashion talent, the British Fashion Council has announced this year’s recipients of its NewGen sponsorship (sponsored by Topshop) for this season's London Fashion Week collections. Prize recipients include previous winners Molly Goddard, Sadie Williams, Ashley Williams, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski and Ryan Lo, and new this year, womenswear designer Paula Knorr. Launched in 1993, the initiative lends designers financial support and the chance to show their work on an international stage, in addition to a mentorship on the business aspects of building a brand. {British Vogue}

Beyoncé's wedding dress was designed by her mom
Before designers were lining up to dress Queen B, her mother, Tina Knowles, was the one behind her daughter's earliest sartorial moments, including Beyoncé's 2008 wedding to Jay Z. "She was so sweet to let me do that," Tina recently told Today. "She came back later one day and she said, 'You know, when my daughter gets married, I'm going to let her pick out her own dress.' Maybe she wasn't so excited about it at the time, but she's a sweetheart." {Today}

Vanessa Friedman on the second wave of DIY
The nouvelle vague of DIY is all grown up and decidedly luxurious. Brands including Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Opening Ceremony are all offering customization services to clients who are willing to pay top dollar for bespoke jackets, pumps and tees, respectively. As The New York Times's Vanessa Friedman puts it, it's no longer about "do-it-yourself," but rather "design-it-yourself." {The New York Times}

Dolce & Gabbana made a fully functional radio handbag
Bringing new meaning to "wearable tech" is none other than Dolce & Gabbana, whose latest design is sure to send the street style set into a frenzy come September. Inspired by an '80s boom box, the bag is 100 percent functional: it contains working speakers and is compatible with smartphone devices, and will be available at select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques and on their website starting at the end of this month. {Fashionista inbox}

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