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CVUK The Weekly Round-Up

We’re all well aware of how fast paced the fashion industry is so there isn’t always time to write individual posts on every piece of news there is, so we’ve decided the best way to talk about what’s going on is with our weekly round-up of the fashion news. Last week was so busy that we’ve allowed a few non-fashion related topics to sneak into our round-up!


The high-street is full of collaborations between high-end designers, celebrities, models and other famous faces set on launching their own fashion career. We’ve seen Kate Moss for Topshop, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for M&S and designers such as Christopher Kane, Versace, Lanvin and Matthew Williamson pair up with various high-street retailers to produce affordable pieces for the public.

November alone will see the release of three major collaborations set to sweep the stores with the one off designs. We previously reported on the partnership between designer Markus Lupfer and womenswear brand Whistles which launched today in-store and online. The collection embraces winter with hot-water bottles, gloves and hats emblazoned with the trademark Lupfer slogans.


Gloves £45.00 and hat £55.00

Reality stars the Kardashian’s have teamed up with British brand Dorothy Perkins to bring their range to the UK. Titled ‘Kardashian Kollection’by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, the pieces include pencil skirts, leopard-print, lace blouses and leather detailing, all trademarks of the three sisters and celebrate the female figure. The collection launches both in-store and online this Thursday, November 8th.

Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian


Leather Jacket £55.oo and Leopord-print Top £30.oo


Lace Shirt £35.oo and Faux Leather Fringed Bag £40.oo

The most highly anticipated forthcoming collaboration is Maison Martin Margiela for H&M. As one of the most regular brands involved in collaborations, it’s no surprise that H&M managed to bag such a high profile name (so high-profile that no-one knows who’s entirely behind the designs) for their next one. Full of oversized designs, loose tailoring and soft silhouettes, the pieces are in keeping with the aesthetic of the famously avant-garde label and will be available from the 15th November 2012.

Maison Martin Margiela Collection for H&M


Bonfire Night as we know consists of fireworks, sparklers and hot drinks to keep us warm. For one man the night was celebrated in a whole new way as he chose to burn down Buckingham Palace (with the Queens consent!) Don’t be alarmed; Edward Heath has spent the last five months building a replica of the palace, all to be burnt down to celebrate Bonfire Night, and even wrote to Her Majesty to ask for permission. Mr Heath has previously built (and destroyed) The Tower of London, The Whitehouse and The Houses of Parliament.

 Replica Models of Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London 


At the start of the month, all around the country, men and boys rid of their facial hair in preparation for a shave-free month in aid of men’s health and to raise awareness of testicular cancer. Twenty-four days from now the streets will be crammed full of moustache-clad men showing off their efforts from the last 30 days. It’s a fantastic idea for a fantastic cause and it’s not too late to join, or to sponsor someone you know.

Click here for the official Movember website where you can even join the ‘Mo-Community’ to view a gallery of (somewhat creepy) Movember masterpieces.


She puts the glamour in glamourous and has been on the receiving end of a wave of criticism since her modelling career headed in the high-end fashion direction. The Sports Illustrated model was photographed by photographer Terry Richardson for the cover of July 2012 GQ as well as being snapped up by U.S Vogue to cover their June 2012 issue and has since landed in another of the issues.

Italian Vogue

The critics re-surfaced this month after the most recent issue of Italian Vogue featured the model on the cover in a seductive shoot, shot by Steven Meisel, and after appearing as the cover star of the November issue of Cosmopolitan. Hailed as the next big supermodel it seems the fashion world are going to have to get on board as we will definitely be seeing more of Miss Upton (excuse the pun!) in the near future.


Following in the footsteps of Chanel and Dior, French fashion house Louis Vuitton are set to release their first ever video ad campaign on November 12th 2012. The short film titled ‘L’invitation Au Voyage’ (Invitation to travel) features model Arizona Muse moving between the historical halls of the Louvre museum and is an ode to the beauty of travelling. A short clip of the advert can be seen on the website here and accompanies six still images.

Stills from the new Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign

Images courtesy of:

dailymail.co.uk, fashionising.com, graziadaily.co.uk and vogue.it

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