Today’s Fashion Headlines: Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Tina Craig and Kelly Cook

Tina Craig and Kelly Cook

Bag Snob Duo to Launch Handbag Line

Bag Snob partners Tina Craig and Kelly Cook have signed with Beanstalk Group as the licensing agent for their new label, Snob Essentials. Beanstalk is searching for a handbag manufacturer to be its first licensee, and is scheduled to unveil the line by spring 2014. Craig and Kelly designed five Bag Snob X DKNY bags in 2011 and collaborated with DL1961 last fall to design seven styles of jeans.

“We are asked on a monthly basis, maybe weekly, to do collaborations with different brands we love, but we decided to focus on our own brand,” explained Craig. “My dream is that Snob Essentials will eventually include ready-to-wear, beauty, jewelry — the whole lifestyle. We will have full creative control.”

New Labels’ Winner Sarah Stevenson will Design for Target

Sarah Stevenson of Sarah Stevenson Design has won the Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels contest and the chance to create a clothing line for Target. She also received a $25,000 Canadian dollar cash prize. The Carlu in Toronto hosted the event, which included a runway show before 700 buyers and industry insiders.

Since launching her label in 2010, Stevenson has single-handedly made the fabrics for her designs. Her collections are clean, simple, and embellished with beautiful, laser-cutting techniques. “It’s been double the work and tough do to with no financial help. This win has made every struggle worthwhile,” Stevenson said.

British Vogue Launches Miss Vogue

The first issue of Miss Vogue hits newsstands this week alongside the June issue of British Vogue. The little sister magazine was inspired by Teen Vogue. British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman acted as editor-in-chief of the issue. “I admire Teen Vogue and it certainly was an inspiration but I felt Miss Vogue needed a different feeling for the UK; It’s got a more British sensibility, I think, than Teen Vogue,” she told WWD.

Miss Vogue was edited by Emily Sheffield, Vogue’s deputy editor, and Jamie Perlman was the creative director. Cara Delevigne is on the cover and the issue features playful shopping pages and a look at “fashion-savvy” style.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source & Image: WWD

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