Manuel Facchini launches his first collection at Mandarin Oriental

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Manuel Facchini debuted his first collection this week at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He actually was the only Italian designer that presented during London Fashion Week. He likes to merge the rock-gothic with sport and does it using sport techniques and developing his own graphic textiles. Manuel Facchini was born in the romantic town, Verona and went to Central Saint Martins. In 2006 he was the Artistic Director of Byblos, this season marks the debut of his own brand.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.