|This week's must read fashion news include a Barbie Makeover (eeek!), Muslim style and Chloe's appointment of Ramsay-Levi!
We have spent the week musing over Scottish Fashion, reclaiming the term 'Go Fuck Yourself', talking about the fear of failure and exploring Pakistani fashion trends.
But what else is out there I hear you cry? We have the round up of the hottest fashion stories and news - this is what the FFD office have been reading this week.
Barbie gets a Matty Bovan makeover "To celebrate the Barbster’s 58th birthday, young London designer Matty Bovan has teamed up with Lucy Alex Mac to create a film about all things girl."
Confused by what the Budget? Stylist Is here to help "It was Philip Hammond’s first and last spring Budget (it will move to the autumn this year) and it coincided with International Women’s Day. But how will the Budget affect women?"
Please Stop Telling Me to Love My Body "“You’re not required to love your body as an antidote to loathing it.”
Chloé Confirms Ramsay-Levi Appointment
"After months of speculation but no word from the house, Chloé has confirmed this morning that it has appointed Natacha Ramsay-Levi to succeed Clare Waight Keller as creative director, effective from April 3. Ramsay-Levi joins the label from Louis Vuitton, where she has worked under Nicolas Ghesquière for years as creative director of womenswear, prior to which she worked with him at Balenciaga."
Got it covered: fashion wakes up to Muslim women’s style "This month, Vogue Arabia launched its first ever print issue, with Saudi Arabian princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz as its editor in chief. Days later, Nike pioneered a hi-tech hijab for Muslim female athletes. London has seen its first modest fashion week. Big brands such as DKNY, Mango, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta and Uniqlo have all offered modest fashion lines to women, and Debenhams has just become the first department store to sell hijabs on the high street."
Sibling is to cease trading after nine years in business. "The London-based label, founded by Sid Bryan, Cozette McReery and the late Joe Bates, announced on Thursday afternoon that it would be closing its studio and winding down operations."
East London's New Denim Scene Is Blowing Up "Until now, other parts of the world have had the monopoly on luxe jeans. Los Angeles. Japan. Turkey (yes, that's where some of the most brilliant jean manufacturers are based). But now it's all happening in Shoreditch, Hackney, Clapton, Dalston and Walthamstow."
Header image - Matty Bovan ID