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Seafolly Sells Majority Stake to Louis Vuitton

Photo: Seafolly

Photo: Seafolly

L Capital Asia, the Asian arm of global luxury brand Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), has today announced it will take controlling interest in Seafolly, leading the iconic Australian swimwear brand into global growth and building it into a lifestyle brand.

Mr. Anthony Halas, CEO of Seafolly, said in a press release, “Our partnership with L Capital cements plans for international expansion and the development of Seafolly into a full lifestyle brand.” He added, “This is a very exciting time for Seafolly as our core focus has been the swim market of which we are the global leader.”

Mr. Ravi Thakran, Chairman & Managing Partner of equity fund L Capital Asia, is also “excited” about the transaction, and understands the ins and outs of Seafolly’s foundation. “Under Anthony’s leadership, Seafolly has grown over time into one of the strongest lifestyle beach brands, and we look forward to partnering towards a new chapter in the brand’s growth.”

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The Iconic Launches Free Same-Evening Delivery For Christmas

TheIconic-portraitFollowing the launch of its Saturday delivery service last month, The Iconic is now getting into the Christmas spirit by offering free same-evening delivery over the holiday season.

Unlike its popular 3-hour turnaround, which costs $9.95, this offer will have your goods transported for free if you spend over $125 (being Christmas time and all, we’re sure that won’t be a problem). The new offer runs from December 1 through to Christmas Eve.

The Iconic is also extending its love to Brisbane and Adelaide metro areas for the holiday period, on top of the usual Sydney and Melbourne markets, which benefit from the 3-hour delivery all year round. Finally.

Not only will you be thankful for the quick turnaround when it comes to last-minute presents, you’ll also be happy to get our hands on stylish pieces for the staff parties, events and Sunday lunches which fill our calendar as the year draws to an end.

All you have to do is make your order by 11.30 am on weekdays to make the cut, and you’ll receive your goods that very evening. With the service already in full force, you can jump on The Iconic now to enjoy the offer.

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Link Buzz: Kendall Jenner Reads from Her Burn Book, Brad Goreski to Join Fashion Police

  • Kendall Jenner reads all the mean things everyone says about her from her Burn Book. [Dazed YouTube]
  • Will.i.am explains why his new wearable tech bracelet i.am.Puls is so awesome. [Swagger New York]
  • Brad Goreski is joining the Fashion Police staff. [Fashionista]
  • Scarlett Johansson got secretly married…in OCTOBER. [People]
  • Snooki had her wedding this weekend. [People]
  • Solange Knowles’ Brazilian honeymoon looked as awesome as her wedding. [Page Six]
  • Lucky magazine staff experience layoffs. [WWD]
  • LOVE magazine teases its advent calendar with Kendall Jenner. [@thelovemagazine]
  • The Telegraph‘s fashion beat gets a makeover. [WWD]

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Dannii Minogue Gets Catty to Raise Skin Cancer Prevention Awareness

Target designer Dannii Minogue has painted herself in bold leopard spots to raise awareness for skin cancer prevention, in a short video campaign for Invisible Zinc and Melanoma Institute Australia.

 

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The video, titled “Some Spots Can Be Dangerous”, plays on the idea that while a leopard is unable to change its spots, we’re able to change our dangerous freckles and moles with simple skin checks over summer. “Australia has the world’s highest incidence of melanoma, so, please, get your spots checked,” Danni urges in the clip.

With Australia responsible for 75 per cent of all skin cancer deaths, Dannii knew this campaign was one she needed to be involved in. “When presented with these figures, along with the understanding that early detection could be lifesaving, I wanted to be part of this vitally important campaign,” she says.

For every share of the video, Invisible Inc is donating $1 to Melanoma Institute Australia, which pioneers vital research, essential treatment programs, improved patient options, and, hopefully, a cure. Watch the video for yourself below, and get sharing.

 

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Cara Delevingne, Erdem, Victoria Beckham and More Take Home British Fashion Awards

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty

The Victoria’s Secret Show isn’t the only fashion event going down in London this month. Tonight, the British Fashion Council got together with some of the best designers repping the U.K. to congratulate them on their good work, compliment each other on their fab outfits and of course, hand out some awards. Britain’s governing fashion body held its annual awards at the London Coliseum to find out which designers would take home top honors in the industry. There was a lot to see, but certainly one of the night’s biggest moments was the re-emergence of John Galliano, who stepped back onto the fashion party scene to present Anna Wintour with the council’s outstanding achievement award.

Below, a full list of the night’s big winners. Congratulations to everyone who took home a trophy!

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Erdem Moralıoğlu

Menswear Designer of the Year: J.W. Anderson

Accessory Designer of the Year: Anya Hindmarch

British Style Award: Emma Watson

Brand of the Year Award: Victoria Beckham

Establishment Award: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi 

New Establishment Award: Simone Rocha

Creative Campaign Award: Louis Vuitton

Outstanding Achievement Award: Anna Wintour

International Designer of the Year: Nicolas Ghesquière

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful

Special Recognition Award: Chris Moore of catwalking.com

Model of the Year: Cara Delevingne

Red Carpet Award: Alexander McQueen

Emerging Accessory Designer: Anna Laub of Prism

Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green

Emerging Womenswear Designer Award: Marques’ Almeida 

[via @BFC]

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