Saturday Fashion News Round Up!- GTB Sponsors 2013 LFDW, SA Designer David Tlale & American PR Guru Kelly Cutrone Fall Out At MBFW + More…

Hello ‘Style Revolutionists’,

It’s another Saturday and we have all the fashion news breakdown right here for you. Aside this news, all week we have been reporting on various fashion news and with New York Fashion Week over and London Fashion Week just starting, we are loving the international collections from the runways and are bringing you select ‘Show Reports’ from black and African designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2014 collections around the world.

Have a good read and a fab weekend!

Guaranty Trust Bank, Headline Sponsor For The 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design Week
We just got wind of news that Guaranty Trust Bank is the headline sponsor of this year’s Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW).

  LFDW is a premiere fashion event platform that aims to drive the Nigerian fashion industry and lift its profile by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.

This year’s fashion week is scheduled to take place between Wednesday 23rd October and Saturday 26th October 2013.

South African Designer, David Tlale&American PR Guru Kelly Cutrone, Fall Out At Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week

South African designer David Tlale and fashion show producer and owner of popular PR firm People’s Revolution had a falling out.


According to WWD reports, Kelly Cutrone was contracted by David Tlale to handle his presentation during the Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week. Kelly Cutrone however, resigned from the agreement because her agency wasn’t paid. According to her, People’s Revolution was promised a payment of 50% of show fees upon signing and the remaining deposit 48 hours before the show. Apparently as a day before the September 5th2013 showcase, Kelly claims she had not been paid any part of the $15,000 fee.
Kelly stated that she told David “if you don’t honor your agreement, you’re no longer in our care.” She also claimed she began e-mailing guests that People’s Revolution was no longer affiliated with the fashion presentation.

When contacted for a response to the allegation, David told people at WWD, “It’s not about me not wanting to pay them. The payments were delayed from my side. They were going to be effective today, but she pulled the plug. She was not willing to wait. We were going to make the entire amount today.”
The presentation still went on as scheduled even though People’s Revolution pulled out. Watch video of presentation!


High Fashion Feast On Offer At South African Fashion Week 2014 Autumn/Winter Collections
A feast of all things fashionably local will be on the menu again at the South African Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collections at the Crowne Plaza – Rosebank Johannesburg from 3- 5 October 2013 followed by the SAFW Buyers Lounge from 6 – 7 October 2013.

This year’s shows will be showcasing the seasonal collections of leading local designers and brands such as Rubicon, Clive Rundle, Naked Ape, AlbertusSwanepoel and Colleen Eitzen, also there will be several other fashion-industry related events.


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