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London Crowns the First Fashion Futures Awards Winners

Burberry Fall 2015

Burberry Fall 2015; Image: IMaxTree

Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, Farfetch and John Lewis were just a few of the big names that took home top honors at the inaugural Fashion Futures Awards in London on Thursday evening. The ceremony was held by Decoded Fashion in partnership with the British Fashion Council to celebrate fashion and retailers who are evolving their companies using tech-based ideas and tools.

The awards took place after a two-day summit with a panel of judges that included Charlotte Olympia president Bonnie Takhar, Rebecca Minkoff CEO Uri Minkoff, BFC’s CEO Caroline Rush and Instagram Creative Strategist Alastair Cotterill. The full list of winners is below.

A Killer Experience: Most innovative way of enhancing the consumer experience
Winner: Farfetch

The Master of Mobile: Most innovative use of mobile

Winner: Grabble

Bytes and Bricks: Best omni-focused in-store experience

Winner: Burberry

Beyond the Runway: Most engaging digital marketing campaign 
Winner: Anya Hindmarch

New eStore on the Block: Best new e-commerce launch
Winner: Fyodor Golan

The Game Changer: Startup set to disrupt fashion in 2015
Winner: Memomi

Digital Coalition: Best brand and startup collaboration

Winner: Metail & Henry Holland

The Big Idea: Most innovative new digital project

Winner: Knyttan

Real Time Innovator: Best use of data and analytics for fashion and retail
Winner: Belstaff

The Visionary
Winner: John Lewis

Fashion Is Great: Campaign to promote the U.K.
Winners: Craig Green for menswear and Claire Barrow for womenswear

[via WWD]

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Can You Spot the Photoshop Blunders in This Vogue Ukraine Cover? (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Ukraine was in our bad books last month for the awkward Georgia May Jagger cover. Now the magazine releases its latest and we’re still left feeling a little iffy. Shot by Arcin Sagdic, Polish model Ola Rudnicka graces the June 2015 issue poised on the studio floor wearing a floor-length Burberry dress. Our savvy forum members noticed signs of some evident airbrushing, which ultimately disappoints. Maybe those bleached eyebrows aren’t helping?

Vogue Ukraine June 2015 Ola Rudnicka by Arcin Sagdic

IMAGE: COURTESY OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARCIN SAGDIC

“Was the dress Photoshopped onto her? There’s something really weird to it. Also, I am bothered with how the image was zoomed. I wish they zoomed it more and placed her in the middle because she’s being eaten out by the text. Vogue Ukraine just doesn’t impress me anymore,” expressed MON the moment the cover surfaced.

“Really bad airbrushing,” agreed Glamorous Boy.

In agreement over the Photoshop was Emmanelle: “Indeed there’s something weird with her cleavage. Problem with Photoshop? Besides that, the cover is pretty, I can’t wait to see what’s inside.”

Things soon started to shape up. “A couple of odd bits, no pun intended, but overall, very cool cover,” enthused justaguy.

“Weird cleavage thing aside (which isn’t even that bad), this is a really cool cover. Very unique,” MyNameIs echoed.

“I don’t know about the backdrop but Ola is beautiful on the cover,” TeeVanity commented.

Nepenthes shared the same opinion, writing, “Her face is stunning! Happy for Ola!”

Impressed with Vogue Ukraine’s efforts this month? Drop us a comment here.

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George and Amal Clooney Are Moving to the UK

George Clooney Amal Clooney

Image: WENN

The U.K. is about to gain another handsome resident. Too bad he’s already got a wife. Word is that George Clooney is moving across the pond with Amal, to a small town called Sonning, after having thrown down £10 million on a pad, which is currently going through some renovations. The pair is expected to move in at the end of the summer. 

According to Hello, the house has nine bedrooms – perfect for housing any of George and Amal’s fancy friends when they visit –  and is full of dope amenities like a gym, steam room, spa, boathouse, gardens and more. The house is right on the river Thames, so yeah, it’s likely as picturesque as it sounds. 

“I love it and we’re going to have a great time,” Clooney said, saying he will keep busy in the sleeping town which has an “old pub” and a “great restaurant.” Of course, if he and Amal ever get bored, they can jet back to their house in Los Cabos Mexico, where they can chill out with BFFs and neighbors Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. 

Ah, must be nice…

[via Hello]

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An LA Sex Shop Wardrobed Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video

One thing we can all agree on about the “Bad Blood” music video is that the wardrobe is very, very sexy. And it’s not by coincidence that Swift and her feminist heroes (minus, of course, Kendrick Lamar) were clad in such racy looks. According to Page Six, a lot of the outfits were lent to Swift and her crew by a Los Angeles sex shop.

The Stockroom, located on Sunset Blvd., is said to have blessed Swift with $13,000 worth of clothing, $5,000 of which they actually kept. Amongst the several items provided was Swift’s latex flesh-toned dress and Selena Gomez’s black latex blouse with puffy sleeves. 

Like any shop looking to thrive in the face of a major moneymaking opportunity, The Stockroom is planning to make more of the clothes Gomez and Swift wore for the video – a wise decision considering there will likely be a lot of people looking to get their hands on the sexy latex wares. Whether they use them as regular outfits – or for something a bit naughtier — is of course up to the shoppers.

[via Page Six]

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The Stenmark Twins Say Little Bro, Louis, Will Take On “Sneaky” Modelling Jobs

 

Chilling out, maxin relaxin all cool.. @jordan_stenmark @stylemeromy @calvinklein #mycalvins

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Just when you thought you’d seen everything the Stenmark brood had on offer, in comes a third brother, Louis Stenmark, who isn’t necessarily about to put his good looks to waste.

Catching up with twins Jordan and Zac Stenmark at the AFFAs earlier this week, the handsome duo tells us how proud they are of Louis’ first major modelling gig and whether or not it’s a career path they think he’ll follow. (more…)

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