Felipe Oliveira Baptista. "left Portugal twenty years ago, I studied in England, lived in Italy and I have been in Paris for fifteen years now. . . . There are always Portuguese references in my work, but they are unconscious, they are always there."
Fashion - Alexander Wang Appointed Creative Director of Balanciaga. "I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context."
Manolo Blahnik CBE wins the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards, 2012. This special award celebrates the achievement of a designer whose work has had an exceptional impact on the global fashion industry.