stress a lot on British heritage and this is beneficial for the whole British luxury industry,” said Mario Ortelli, Bernstein luxury goods analyst. Bernstein expects the luxury industry to grow at six to seven percent a year, mainly driven by emerging markets. “Chinese consumers will not end their love for luxury goods.” MORE FOREIGN BUYERS SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS The Mulberry Spring/Summer 2014 collection included colorful silk floral as well as sparkly sequined dresses. At Burberry’s show on Monday, models wore pastel-colored lace dresses cinched with bejeweled belts, cashmere and suede coats, as well as trademark trenches. Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts said there were more U.S. and Asian buyers in town. “I don’t just think (there are more) Americans, if you look at the front row, I would tell you there was more Asians than we’ve ever had before,” she said. The 157-year-old seller of raincoats and leather goods, known for its camel, red and black check pattern, in July said first quarter sales rose 18 percent. RELATED: CARA DELEVINGNE’S FASHION WEEK DIET: MCDONALD’S Alice Temperley looked to the Mediterranean for her line of luxurious heavy silk gowns in pink, mint and rich plum colors, some with intricate cut-outs on sleeves and shoulders. “I see it as positive that the customer is becoming more and more demanding,” the brand’s Chief Executive Ulrik Garde Due said, adding demand was strong in Asia and Middle East. “People want to buy into authenticity of brands.” Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage Cara Delevingne walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum show on Sept. 16 during London Fashion Week. At Jasper Conran’s show, models wore striped shift and loose African-print dresses, clean-lined suits with Peter Pan collars in a palette of yellow, green, blue and pink grapefruit.

NFL exec: Team in London ‘clearly’ not happening soon

CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.

Now, Chaos artist London Amara will pay homage to the imperceptible events that culminated in Dunk Citys discovery by stunned ESPN college basketball analysts and millions of unsuspecting sports fans. Amaras development as a pre-eminent abstract artist has been shaped by thousands of seemingly inconsequential events. They forced me to accept chaos as part of life, she acknowledges. As in Chaos Theory – the idea that small changes in a system can result in very large changes later on. Or as Ian Malcolm explained in the cult hit Jurassic Park, a butterfly can flap its wings in Peking, and in Central Park you get rain instead of sunshine. Chaos Theory is used today to study everything from the stock market to brain waves during epilepsy. And thanks to Amara, its being applied to art as well. On the heels of her critically-acclaimed solo Chaos exhibition at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center , Amara will use her formidable talent and Chaos Theory to create a large-scale abstract for this years Night at the Nest fundraiser that culminates in a dinner and gala at Alico Arena on December 4. Although she wont divulge what she has in mind, Amara is no stranger to creating big, breathtaking sports-themed art. In 2012, she was commissioned to make an artwork honoring Tampa Bay Lightnings Vincent Lecavalier. She immediately set about incorporating 998 custom-cut hockey pucks into a 9 x 7 foot assemblage painting that now hangs in the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Thats one puck for each game Lecavalier had played to that point in his career. She perceptively left room for two more pucks, which were inserted after the four-time All Star and future Hall of Famer skated in his 1,000th game. My heart is wrapped around FGCU, says Amara, whos just returned to Southwest Florida after a five-year absence. I followed FGCUs birth and early development and was astonished by the progress the universitys made since I left in 2008. Now that shes back, London is intent on helping further the Athletic Departments mission of fostering ethically-based, gender equitable sportsmanship and fair play. All proceeds from the annual Night at the Nest auction and gala go directly to provide support for athletic programs, coaches and student-athletes during a time when FGCU Athletics is experiencing increased operational costs and budget cuts.

London Fashion Week: Luxury designers seek to defy tough markets

The Mulberry Spring/Summer 2014 collection included colorful silk floral as well as sparkly sequined dresses.

A restricted number of “season tickets” that gave fans tickets for both games were the first to go. “The data that we’ve collected over the past four years really has shown our fan base has grown exponentially,” said Parsons, a UK native who grew up listening to NFL games on Armed Forces Radio and has been working with the league for five years. “When we stack ourselves up against sports in the UK, depending on what metric you’re looking at, we’ve gone from well outside the top 10 to now inside the top 10 in terms of fan numbers and in terms of viewing figures.” Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ vice president of public affairs and stadium development, said data shows the fan base has doubled since 2007, with 11.3 million people in the UK (population: about 63.1 million as of the 2011 census) now identifying themselves as NFL fans. “There is a hardcore following,” said Bagley, who traveled with a group of Vikings officials for last year’s international series game between the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams. “They love the NFL, and they love the real thing not preseason games, not World League of American Football. They love the real, competitive, intense drama of NFL football.” Parsons offered a more conservative estimate. But he confirmed the number of UK fans is in the “multiple millions” even when excluding those who, for instance, only watch the Super Bowl. “We really target in on those,” Parsons said, “and there’s well over 2 million of those that we’ve identified in the UK, and we have a significant proportion of those in our NFL database and we communicate with them frequently. We know a significant portion of those will also watch the games week-in, week-out, and buy all of our products.” The league also has offices in Canada, Mexico and China, plus a significant presence in Japan. The Buffalo Bills have played a regular-season game per season in Toronto since 2008. The 49ers and Arizona Cardinals played in Mexico City in 2005. A preseason game in Shanghai could be next. But there is heavy focus on the UK market, where the Wembley event itself is the highest-grossing merchandise day that exists for any event in the country, Parsons said. The NFL is expanding its events throughout the fall, including an upcoming tour with the Lombardi Trophy, and technological advances are allowing more fans to access games played abroad.