Fashion in 50 Seconds 10/30 with Maison Martin Margiela, Rebecca Minkoff, and Damien Hirst

In business they say "always be closing" but in fashion it is "always be delivering" and Maison Martin Margiela is taking that to heart with a collection they are calling Avant Premiere that will be unveiled to the trade late next month and delivered to stores in May. A Margiela spokeswoman told WWD the collection would consist of about 60 styles for women and 60 for men, plus a small selection of shoes and accessories: less expansive than many pre-collections.

With a little help from stylist Ilaria Urbinati handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is relaunching her contemporary clothing collection. Minkoff said they were inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in the Fifties and the darkness of the 1982 film “Blade Runner.” We have never before associated the two and are having a hard time making the leap looking at the garments.

Garmentos can feel evern better about their support for Barack Obama. While campaigning in North Carolina he made the most definitive statement yet about his positions on trade as it relates to textiles. He pledged to support five key textile industry policy positions, including a monitoring program for Chinese apparel and textile imports.

Speaking at London College of Fashion, Stefano Pilati reiterated his position that he prefers seduction over sex.

The Anand Jon sexual assault trial heard its closing arguements yesterday.

Swahili Fashion Week is set to start from November 5 in Dar es Salaam.

The International Quilt Festival is apparently quite fashionable. We would just settle for cute.

Purple is the new black. Except that black is in fact still the new black.

There is a new 12-piece Damien Hirst X Levi’s Collection

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