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MO SAÏQUE | Baronne black leather pump
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MO SAÏQUE | Baronne black leather pump
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Embrace the Paul Smith Woman in you!

Sir Paul Smith to be honoured at the British Fashion Awards

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Paul Smith AW 2011 (Image courtesy of Paul Smith)

Sir Paul Smith will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards on Monday 28th November. This special award celebrates the achievement of a designer whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion. 

The British Fashion Awards 2011 will take place at the Savoy Hotel and Theatre, recognising the most influential people in fashion today and celebrating the reputation and development of British fashion. 

The nominees were announced in September, including Designer Brand, Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator and three Emerging Talent Awards recognising and supporting the young design talent whose creativity drives forward the British fashion industry. New awards for this year include the Emerging Talent Award – Menswear which will be awarded to an innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear ready-to-wear design; and the re-introduction of the Red Carpet award, which gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs in the media.

Source: British Fashion Awards

Sir Paul Smith to be honoured at the British Fashion Awards

Walpole Awards 2011

Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen (Image Courtesy of FabSugar)

VICTORIA BECKHAM, Mulberry, and Alexander McQueen were among the British brands honoured at last night’s Walpole Awards in London.

Mulberry was honoured in the British Luxury Overseas category; Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen​ collected the British Luxury Design Talent award; whilst Victoria Beckham received the Emerging British Luxury Brand prize.

 “This year’s award winners represent the very best of luxury talent and we are delighted to be able to recognise their outstanding achievements,” Julia Carrick, ceo of Walpole, said. “The British Luxury industry continues to perform exceptionally well and has grown significantly, with London now the third largest international luxury market in the world. Through incredibly challenging economic times, the luxury sector is showing great resilience and we are confident that it will continue to flourish.” Other winners included men’s online shop Mr Porter, which was named the best British Luxury Brand Online; Church’s English Shoes, which won Best British Craftsmanship; and Selfridges’ eco initiative, Project Ocean, which was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility prize.

Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2011/11/15/walpole-awards-2011-winners

Walpole Awards 2011

MO SAÏQUE AW2011: The Aya in you

MO SAÏQUE Autumn Winter 2011 Campaign – ‘The Aya in you’.

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AYA

“fern”

symbol of endurance and resourcefulness

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. The individual who wears this symbol suggests that s/he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty. (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

Source: http://www.adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra/aya.htm

MO SAÏQUE AW2011: The Aya in you

RIP Loulou de la Falaise

Photo: LouLou de la Falaise, Yyes Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux, image from the NY Times

The world of fashion loses another great icon in the sad passing of Loulou de la Falasie.  “The quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne” as she was called by author Judith Thurman, writing in ’The New Yorker’ magazine* was better known as a muse and accessories designer for Yves Saint Laurent.

It is befitting that Mo Saique’s first blog post should pay tribute to this wonderful woman who gave so much to the fashion industry and inspired many to follow in her footsteps.

She was a model, a muse, and a designer of both clothing and jewelry. In many ways, Loulou de la Falaise was a fashion-industry renaissance woman, and it saddens us deeply to report that she has passed away.  Click here to read more at styleite.com.

RIP Loulou de la Falaise