2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Is Now Open

APPLICATIONS for the 2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund are now open – but who will be this year’s fashion star? Previously won by design talent including Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Mary Katrantzou, the prize delivers a high-level mentoring support program over a twelve month period, as well as a £200,000 monetary award to help move the business to the next level.

“British fashion is in a better state than ever before and we’re pleased that this award has been a part of its success,” Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman said today.”This year we are all hoping to see a record number of applicants. We want to encourage the widest range of designers possible to apply and gain the advantages of being chosen for our prestigious shortlist.”

To qualify for the scheme, designers must be based in the UK, with both domestic and international stockists and support from key media in the UK and internationally. The winner must demonstrate a clear vision for their business and how the Fund will contribute to their growth, with a focus on creating a global brand.

Details here!

Burberry turns to “Hidden Charms” for Fall 2015 Campaign



Fashion photographer Mario Testino takes the campaign in a new direction, shooting in London’s St. James area. The stars for the season include singer Tom Odell, actress Holliday Grainger, model Amber Anderson as well as Oscar Robertson and Ranald Macdonald of the band “Hidden Charms”.

Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey shares, “We have a talented new young cast in this campaign from the worlds of music, fashion and film. Seeing them together in this iconic London setting allowed us to celebrate the intersection between London’s great energy and its magnificent tradition.”

Chef Fook’s contemporary cuisine on Melbourne’s Flinders Lane

Lee Ho Fook, a contemporary Chinese diner, is the latest to join the throng of eateries lining Melbourne’s Flinders Lane. A narrow site occupying both floors of a late 19th century brick warehouse, Fook is the latest venture from Peter Bartholomew and David Mackintosh – the astute backers behind some of the most famous chefs in town. In the kitchen, partner and head chef Victor Liong creates Chinese cuisine that’s refined (raw kingfish with with radish, burnt garlic and ginger) and rich (Xinjiang lamb shoulder with fragrant chill) in equal and complementary measures.

Capitalising on the attractive red brick, timber floors and attic ceilings, the handsome dining rooms benefit from restrained touches of ornamentation in the form of custom brass light fixtures, landscape photographic prints and Chinese porcelain table settings.

Lee Ho Fook
11-15 Duckboard Place
Melbourne, Australia