Clash plays catch up.

On Monday it was announced that London Collections: Men – the menswear counterpart of London Fashion Week, first held in 2012 – will open a day earlier, making the schedule four days as opposed to the current three.

“As more designers join the schedule and attendance figures grow, the extra day will allow press and buyers the opportunity to experience all that LC:M has to offer,” says Chair of London Collections: Men, Dylan Jones.

Topman Design will open the AW15 showcase, which is set to run from Friday 9th January until Monday 12th January.

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Oscar de la Renta, the designer regarded by Hilary Clinton and many others as an “American icon”, sadly passed away this week aged 82; he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

Famously noted for dressing the White House’s First Ladies, as well as numerous red carpet celebrities (and Carrie Bradshaw), de la Renta’s fashion career began in the early ‘60s with positions at both Balenciaga and Lanvin.

His own label, which will continue under Peter Copping’s creative direction, is perhaps most highly regarded for its elegant eveningwear.

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Elsewhere, the British Fashion Council this week confirmed the nominees for the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Craig Green, Astrid Andersen and Lee Roach are all nominated for Emerging Menswear Award – claimed by Agi & Sam last year – while Thomas Tait, 1205 and Marques ‘ Almeida are up for the Emerging Womenswear Award.

The full list of awards and nominees – including International Designer, Creative Campaign and Model of the Year – can be found here; the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 1st December. 

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