EVENTS

Fashion Crossover London X Central Saint Martins Industry Talk 2018
31st May 2018

In times when ‘unpredictability is the new normal’, industries have no choice but to overcome external challenges and adapt to the changing industrial landscape in order to remain relevant.

Universities, as the ultimate creators of the future educated workforce, therefore possess a particularly crucial function. In order to 'keep up' with various industrial innovations, schools are in real need of tailoring their curriculums to keep their students from becoming disconnected from their industries upon graduating.


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amfAR GALA HONG KONG
17th April 2018

On the 26th of March 2018, Fashion Crossover London was honoured to be invited to attend the amfAR Gala charity event in Hong Kong as representative for the international emerging designer. The annual amfAR Gala charity event has been a long established aristocratic function, with admission only made accessible to the most influential and affluent members of the society. This was the fourth year that the event has been held at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong, where the honorees included fashion designer and UNAIDS Ambassador Victoria Beckham, international actress and amfAR Ambassador Michelle Yeoh, and leading Hong Kong businesswoman and philanthropist Pansy Ho.


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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X ISTITUTO MARANGONI 2018 INDUSTRY TALK
16th April 2018

In March 2018, following the successful industry talk at Instituto Marangoni from the previous year, our Founder and Managing Director of Fashion Crossover London, Since Wang was invited by the school again to make a presentation at its London campus as part of its Industry Exchange. Founded in Milan in 1935, Istituto Marangoni is a private Italian school of fashion and design, and became a Scuola Professionale Artistica "professional art school" in 1942. The establishment has gained enormous reputation in the global fashion industry.


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CSM 2018 MA SHOW
9th March 2018

Historically, there is one course from a London academy, that is truly respected, and internationally recognised, for discovering some of the best professional talents in the fashion industry. Yes, it is the MA Fashion course from Central Saint Martins. For years, this course has demonstrated an unfailing ability, to unearth world class designers such as Alexander McQueen, Stella Mccartney, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Molly Goddard, and to transform their raw talent into trend changing prowess. As a result, the reputation of the course does not only echo around Europe, but is extended across every corner of the world.


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MATTY BOVAN AW18
9th March 2018

Here at Fashion Crossover London, this is the first time our team has attended one of Matty Bovan's shows; and what a first show to attend! Not only was the beautiful Adwoa Aboah there at the opening of the show, but there were also various high profile models, such as Winnie Harlow, wearing his extravagant and wonderful pieces.

The star alumni of Central Saint Martins is a Senior Contributing Fashion Editor of LOVE Magazine, and has previously worked with major names such as Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.


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ROBERTA EINER AW18
6th March 2018

Standing in front of The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane; right across the street from the Royal Courts of Justice, we were at first slightly perplexed by the chosen location, as we entered the venue for the Roberta Einer AW18 presentation. One could not help but question: Why was a fashion event being held at a venue that had so little to do with its creative industry? We soon discovered the answer, as we witnessed the content of the presentation.

The hired models were not only there to exhibit Einer's luxury pieces, but also to demonstrate a point.


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THE QUEEN'S SURPRISE VISIT AND THE UNEXPLORED MARKET IN CHINA
5th March 2018

Something extraordinary has occurred in this year's London Fashion Week: Queen Elizabeth has paid a visit to the venue at 180 Strand, and awarded Central Saint Martins' 2016 MA Fashion graduate Richard Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at Quinn's own Catwalk show.

While it is most encouraging to see Her Majesty on site visiting displays and meeting designers at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion festivities, one can not help but wonder, is there a deeper underlying implication in the Queen's visit?


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REGINA PYO AW18
18th February 2018

Rejina Pyo, the award winning Korean born fashion designer presented her stunning AW18 collection this past London Fashion Week. Although it was only Rejina's second ever catwalk show, Rejina was able to demonstrate her brand's steady rise by filling out the front seats with powerful buyers from across the world. The streetstyle looks were as thought through as the catwalk shows, where we saw various attendees wearing Rejina's previous collections. This time around, Rejina Pyo chose to showcase her collection at the decorative stretch of Burlington Arcade amongst its individual and high prestige boutiques.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S STREETSTYLE
8th January 2018

Celebrating the New Year, the extreme coldness welcomed London Fashion Week Men’s AW 18/19. Even though the London weather was still severe, it wasn’t enough to deter the snazzy crowd who came all the way to attend this prestigious celebration of men’s fashion. That is why our team felt so compelled to see the show as it guaranteed that we were going to see people in unique styles on each street we walked along toward the show venue. And that, we assumed, was just how everyone one else felt, all of them heading to London Fashion Week Men’s.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S SHOWROOM
8th January 2018

The 11th instalment of men’s fashion week kicked off in the capital on 6th January 2018. With a bitter chill, the Fashion Crossover London crew armed itself with hot coffee, scarves and gloves, and landed at the London Fashion Week venue in 180 Strand safe and sound. Probably it would be a pertinent weather for the fashion people to be puffed up with feathery and fluffy fur coats.

This season, London Fashion Week Men’s chose to keep it as ‘quality over quantity’ this time round. The scale of the designer showroom seemed to have been far reduced than before, whilst the spectrum of brands still being selected cleverly.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S AW18
8th January 2018

London Fashion Week Men's Autumn/Winter 2018 kicked off with the celebration of the 11th season of biannual celebration of British menswear. This time round the schedule was more chock-full than ever before. In the world of men’s fashion, London has always been deep-rooted in classic tailoring, and I would bet no other cities could excel how London does. Without exception, we were again excited to be mesmerised into the true spirit of British tailoring tweaked with a sense of humour.


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NEW WHITE MILANO X ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY
23rd November 2017

Ever since the days of exploration to Asia along the Silk Road, Italy has always been the pioneer in reaching out to different parts of the globe, to seek for new inspirations, and at the same time, to share its own unique culture with the rest of the world.

For centuries, this fine tradition has been honoured and passed down with much discipline. Nowadays, from the Coliseum in Rome to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Italian history, architecture and heritage has always been a subject of great interest in the Far East.


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NEW DESIGNERS PRESS DAY 2017
26th October 2017

On the 26th October we were very excited to have our biannual PRESS DAY in Central London at the Oui 2 Rooms showroom.

With our platform now featuring a range of up to 70 talented international designers from all around the world including United Kingdom, Europe, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, South Korea and the Middle East we were spoilt for choice when selecting who we wanted to showcase for the event


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SHANGHAI FASHION WEEK SS18 STREET STYLE
19th October 2017

Shanghai street style is exploding this year as the people in China are growing bolder and more experimental with what they wear. The event welcomed the SS18 collections and with it came the glamorous, the quirky and the spectacular.

Shanghai's best dressed sported an array of top trends from hip hop styling to Japanese Manga. We witnessed an array of distinguished clothing with immense attention to detail.


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KINGSTON MA FASHION 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
19th October 2017

The class of 2017 Fashion MA took over the the world's leading contemporary Design Museum in the heart of Kensington to launch their new collections on Thursday 19th October. The Fashion Crossover Team were honoured to have been personally invited to the showcase by Anna Paolillo, Kingston University’s Placements Officer.

A selection of 10 fashion designers featuring from an array of international backgrounds including China, Japan, Korea, Brazil and Africa showed how Kingston did not disappoint.


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BIRKENSTOCK PRESENTS THE DEER INSTALLATION
14th October 2017

The classic German footwear brand, Birkenstock collaborated with two remarkably talented Chinese designers, Jiang Sheng and Ms MIN for their SS18 collections during Shanghai Fashion Week. Our Managing Director, Since Wang was personally invited by the CEO of Attila & Co, Andrea Longhi to The Deer Park Installation, who had organised the event.

Since Wang wore Fashion Crossover’s designer pieces, which included Meng Zhang’s jewellery pieces and Wangliling’s jacket.


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SHANGHAI FASHION WEEK SS18 X WHITE SHOW MILANO
12th October 2017

Our Managing Director, Since Wang, was personally invited to the opening private press event of the White Show Milano in partnership with Shanghai Fashion Week by CEO, Brenda Bellei Bizzi on the 12th October.

Named “Style Routes to Shanghai,” the show presented a range of talented Italian fashion designers. We found it very compelling to see the Italian brands being brought to Shanghai, in the sense of developing their cultural lifestyle and showcasing luxury to the Chinese market.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK SS18 STREET STYLE
19th September 2017

The street style at London Fashion Week is incomparable and always will be. LFW SS18 was a festivity of London's contrasting societies and subcultures, varying from kaleidoscopically, vibrant club kids wearing their own colourful formulations to the impeccably flawless dressers sitting front row, this year had it all.

Never overlooking the finer details is what we loved about the street style we spotted this year. Instagrammable individuals strutted between the SS18 shows, filling us with fun, edge and confidence.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK SS18 DESIGNER SHOWROOMS
19th September 2017

The fashion crowd filled with models, bloggers, designers and photographers have gathered and Instagram is in overload for London Fashion Week SS18 and we were one of the lucky ones to get passes to get into the prestigious event.

Braving the drizzly British weather we headed to the Designer Showrooms at 180 Strand to take a closer look at some of this season’s offering. On arrival the scene is unlike any other with photographers’ cameras clicking as stylish individuals pose in the courtyard.


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JULIEN MACDONALD SS18
18th September 2017

Julien Macdonald’s SS18 show had the A list fans out in force, with a star-studded front row including Ronan Keating, Tom Daley, Amanda Holden and Rachel Stevens. However, Macdonald also lined up a range of big names to walk his runway. Hailey Baldwin, Winnie Harlow and Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio strutted down the catwalk before joining the designer for the show's dramatic finale.

The Fashion Crossover London team were incredibly excited to head down to Invicta Plaza for the event with Domi Perek, editor of Mess Magazine who sported Fashion Crossover London’s graduate designer pieces.


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ROBERTA EINER SS18
15th September 2017

Glistening glamour, elaborate ornamentation and superlative shades are what we absolutely adore about Roberta Einer’s creative aesthetic, and her SS18 presentation at the old Central Saint Martin’s building, where the designer graduated, did not disappoint.

Einer allowed us to escape rainy London by taking us to a tropical utopia filled of palm trees and ice-cream sandwich snacks. Think California beaches, skaters, surfers and your typical LA girl as that is what Roberta Einer’s SS18 collection colourfully characterised.


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INSIDER SAMPLE SALE & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT
24th August 2017

Well didn't that fly by? It felt like only last night we were surrounded by a heap of clothes, ready to be bagged and tagged for our first ever Insider Sample Sale.On Thursday the 24th August, Fashion Crossover London gave all fashionistas a date for their designer diaries, hosting the event in our London Showroom. Our concept was natural flowers and plants, which is what we decked our venue out in, in order to bring the outside in, resembling that of an Instagram aesthetic dream.


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GUANGZHOU: CHINA’S NEXT FASHION HUB
20th June 2017

Last month, the Fashion Crossover London team travelled to Guangzhou, one of China’s capital cities to meet our retail partner, Modern Avenue Group. Only a two-hour train ride from Hong Kong, Guangzhou is the up and coming fashion city in China, making it the perfect location to discuss collaborations and the direction of future projects with Modern Avenue Group.

Our team visited one of Modern Avenue’s multi-brand buyer shops, 01 Men. By staying up to date on all the key trends 01 Men are able to grow within fashion circles.


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LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S 2017
11th June 2017

Nothing can stop the force that is London Fashion Week Men’s. Come rain or shine the fashionista’s marched through the capital’s streets to celebrate the events 5th Anniversary. Asian designers have been on the rise recently and the buzz around them at LFWM saw that they were a force to be reckoned with in the industry this year. It was exciting to see the range of emerging and established Asian designers having a huge influence and offering a range of visions in both the showrooms and on the runways.


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GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2017
7th June 2017

Mix together 22 catwalk shows and 60 of the best fashion universities, and you’re left with Graduate Fashion Week 2017. It is the showcase for the imagination and risks; influencing the way fashion works and appears. Showcasing over 1,000 students work and attracting over 30,000 guests, the yearly event boosts the careers of the UK’s smartest fashion talent into conventional consciousness.


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JUDY CHOU X WHYTT MAGAZINE
24th May 2017

From Model to Stylist to TV Presenter and everything in between, Judy Chou is making herself heard.

Wandering through Soho with pit stops at The National Gallery, Regent Street and Carnaby Street, Judy opened up in our creative video featuring Underground Shoes for Whytt Magazine.


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PRESS DAY AW 2017
27th April 2017

On the 27th April we hosted our biannual PRESS DAY AW 2017 in the Oui 2 Rooms showroom in collaboration with POP PR in Central London.

At the event we were pleased to introduce our selection of designers from Mainland China, Hong Kong and South Korea. The strong diversity in the backgrounds of this line-up illustrated that London is definitely open for business on the global market and we here at Fashion Crossover are helping to build that cross-cultural bridge.


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ANNIE CHOI’S BIG DEBUT
18th February 2017

Last Saturday during the roundup of London Fashion Week events, Fashion Crossover London and our creative Judy Chou attended the Oxford Fashion Studio show to see our graduate designer, Annie Eunbyeol Choi, present for the very first time. Choi’s pieces were worn by Taiwan’s top fashion icon, Judy at the recent NYX Hollywood event.

Hitting the clothes at different angles, the clothes spoke to Annie’s fine tailoring and craftsmanship. The garments sat atop each model fittingly. The brushstroke and paint effects flowed down each garment seamlessly in her notorious wide-dress silhouettes and pleated detailing.


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ROBERTA EINER AW17
17th February 2017

We started off London Fashion Week in style as we headed down to the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre to check out Roberta Einer's new AW17 collection. The designer has a resumé that will have you inundated with jealousy as she's worked with huge names such as McQueen and Balmain, and her spirited designs have been featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle and i-D magazine.


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HAIZHEN WANG AW17 'IN TRANSIT'
17th February 2017

Late on Friday afternoon we were honoured to have been invited to Haizhen Wang’s presentation at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 17. Due to the high popularity and reputation of the designer, we were queuing in line for this 'invitation-only' event outside of the small Swiss Church near Covent Garden.

Hundreds of fashion editors, stylists and industry professionals occupied this little space, excited to see what the newest Haizhen Wang collection was going to surprise us with.


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BORA AKSU AW17
17th February 2017

Another catwalk we had the pleasure of seeing over London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 17 was the show of acclaimed Turkish fashion designer Bora Aksu. He is a London based Central Saint Martins alumnus who collaborates with big fashion houses internationally and dresses celebrities. We are very pleased to have been invited to view his latest collection.

The looks were a combination of soft feminine fabrics and structured monochrome patterns, with subtle yet strong embroidered messages such as ‘Peace’ and ‘Freedom on the garments.


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TEATUM JONES FW17 'THE BODY'
17th February 2017

On early Friday morning our team attended the opening of the Fall/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week - the Teatum Jones catwalk show - the fashion lovechild of designers Rob Jones and Cat Teatum.

As we know, fashion gets political at times as was clearly Teatum Jones' aim with this collection. This time the models walked the runway to a mix of Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech critiquing Donald Trump blended with music.


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ALEXANDRA SHULMAN ON VOGUE AND THE BUSINESS OF DESIRE
12th February 2017

February is a busy month for the fashion industry, from runway shows held in all the major fashion capitals to trade shows such as PURE London, one of UK’s largest biannual buying event.

This weekend at PURE London, the esteemed Alexandra Shulman holding both titles of OBE and longest serving editor in British VOGUE history, a title she held for 25 years until her recent departure, addresses the audience about fashion then and fashion now.


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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X ISTITUTO MARANGONI
31st January 2017

Istituto Marangoni knows how to ring in the new year. With the month of January dubbed as ‘Career Month’, it was a great way to keep spirits high. Our founder Since Wang was invited to speak with the likes of Alexandra Shulman, Fashion Scout, Versace, Selfridges and WGSN.

After speaking about her past experiences, the growth of the platform, its future plans and imparting words of wisdom, Since invited the students to peruse three of the collections displayed. Wang Li Ling and GoFeFe’s key pieces were displayed alongside a variety of Shur Ruitz’s collection, an Istituto Marangoni alumna.


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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
25th January 2017

On Wednesday, our founder Since Wang was invited back to her alma mater to give a presentation. That morning, Central Saint Martin’s campus was just waking up from its late night slumber with fewer than usual students hanging around the Victorian granary. Walking into the intimate sized classroom were students ranging from BA Textile Design, BA Jewellery Design and MA Material Futures previously known as Textiles Futures.

Naturally the Material Futures and Textile Design students gathered around Wang Li Ling’s pieces, inspecting and trying to figure out the secret behind her technical garments.


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LUCY CHOI ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS, LAUNCHING HER OWN BRAND AND LEARNING FROM UNCLE JIMMY
12th January 2017

At the Istituto Marangoni campus in London, Michelle Duguid, Senior Fashion Editor at ELLE UK, sits down with Lucy Choi to discuss her unconventional yet seemingly predetermined path into fashion.

Instead of following in the family footsteps like sister Sandra Choi, Creative Director of Jimmy Choo, Lucy wanted to pave her own path.

Watching her Uncle Jimmy work from an early age on, Lucy understood the strong role that business had on the brand.

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BLOOD BROTHER AND MICHIKO KOSHINO AT LFWM 2017
9th January 2017

Expecting nothing short from a label with strong ties to London’s subcultures, the Blood Brother presentation was an animated production of bygone days. Amidst the reverberating soundtrack and the well-trained spotlights, the audience snaked around the concrete platform decked with washed up wares – blackened barrels, rusty chains and caged buoys – an allusion to the River Thames inspiration of the collection. The River Thames, London’s central vein, has drawn in visitors and locals alike. The city’s iconic buildings frame the murky waters and its banks have produced many of London’s historic subcultures, most notably mud larkers and ferry men. It is from these under the radar profiles that Penelope Tucker, designer for Blood Brother, drew inspiration.

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BERTHOLD AW17 PRESENTATION LFW MEN'S
8th January 2017

On the walls of Raymond Berthold’s studio are photographs of scratches, scars and stitches embedded deep into the skin, 3D printed prosthetics, curved metal body braces and athletic tape coiled around arms and legs.

The collection explores the rhythm of restriction. Proportions push and pull. Dimensions meet and diverge. Wide, desolate hospital corridors and angular shadows inspire a larger languid silhouette for tunics and winter coats. Thick, rough bandages wrapping heads and masking identities translate into volumes delimited yet energetic. Taut body gloves are worn over wide-leg trousers and sportif jackets have elongated, exaggerated sleeves.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY ALEXANDER OBE
7th December 2016

Inside the prestigious Istituto Marangoni London’s campus located on Fashion Street – aptly named – sits the distinguished Hilary Alexander OBE, named journalist of the year (1997 and 2003) in the British Fashion Awards and the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph. Sharing the stage with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire are two not-so-recent graduates.

After Charlotte Gorse, Director of Istituto Marangoni London, made formal introductions, Hilary faced the two men to discuss their careers, their path to success and the realities of the fashion industry.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
5th December 2016

On 5th December, Since Wang, founder of Fashion Crossover London, was invited to attend a business networking event with a focus on the collaboration between Chinese and western companies.

Professionals spoke of their experience working across cultural boundaries and forming business relationships. Since spoke of her experience in handpicking designers from across China, ensuring the quality of their creations and seeing their working practice.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON PRESS DAY
20th October 2016

On 20th October 2016, we were pleased to present our first press event in Oxford Circus, in the heart of Central London, where we showcased four of our designer brands.

From across the board of industry professionals, fashion editors, journalists, prominent stylists and key influencers, together we celebrated our success and displayed to the industry collections by SHUR RUITZ, WANGLILING, HULUN and SIN’S SUIT.

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