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What Is the Future for Leopard Print?

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevens

History is imperative for fashion. Trends form trends that, in this case, started as a way of life. But the main reason I sat down to write this article was to explore the demand for certain prints over others. Fashion has explored only a small selection of prints over the years, and even then many repeat season after season.

Top 10 Sale Picks for AW13

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

It's here! Yes, my favourite time of year second only to the new season coming in - SALE. This Christmas has seen confirmation of what we could all see happening bit by bit - the very sensible practice adopted by our retail cousins in the USA of going into sale before Christmas.

Christmas Time: Larsson & Jennings AW13 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Still stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Running out of time? Then Swiss-made watchmakers Larsson & Jennings may be just the brand to look for.

L4L Clothing: Knitwear Collection AW13/14

Bwoywonder | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Taking from the concept that nobody likes the Christmas jumpers knitted for them by their nan, we turned that idea on its head by creating the most sort after designs and weaved them into our creative process not just for the trendsetters of this festive season but well into 2014.

L4L Clothing Lookbook: The Black & White Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Myself & Lyrics4Lyrics Clothing have been releasing images from our collaborative Autumn/Winter '13 Lookbook throughout our respective social media outlets.

Weekend Shopping: New Season Boots

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've included a couple of non-ankle boot designs - in fact the thigh high Louboutins are pretty much as far as it's possible to get from an ankle boot - just because when I saw them, they made me drool a little bit.

New York Fashion Week SS14

Anne Look | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Style
Anne Look

If it all seems like the excitement of the New York fashion and street scene has lost its way, look again. The best collections so far have been clever in construction yet as above, fall away from the body to form a weightlessness that's fresh, real, and modern.

New Zealand Fashion Week - Day 3

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

There's something about New Zealand Fashion Week that I just love. It is so relaxed. Only one show has run late so far (London Fashion Week learn from this!) guests arrive with champagne in hand, smiles on faces, there is much chit-chatting across the runway on the front row.

New Zealand Fashion Week 2013 Day One

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Opening the Autumn/Winter season of New Zealand Fashion Week was Twenty-Seven Names.  From designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart, I've always loved this label, and it has a cult following across New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the United States and also now in the UK.

New Zealand Fashion Week 2013 - the Opening Ceremony

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

New Zealand Fashion Week is a rather chilled affair, it's great being FROW and catching up with some familiar faces. The shows are always a little bit quirky and very exciting so I am hoping for some more surprises this season with the Autumn/Winter collections.

Vogue Paris Goes Grunge: See Inside

Vogue.fr | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

Whenever music and fashion meet, sparks are sure to fly and grunge is no exception. Born in Seattle in the mid-Eighties with its 'dirty' riffs, raw compositions and angst-ridden refrains, grunge created noisy fashion feedback which echoed on the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 runways. This month, Vogue Paris devotes an entire issue to the movement.

Men Bring Fur in From the Cold

Mark Oaten | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.

Day to Night Wear, or How I Shall Go to the Ball

Lucy Karsten | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Style
Lucy Karsten

I am still, 15 years later, looking for the perfect day to night wear; a little piece that tells everyone I am just at ease in the boardroom as at the ball. (The fact that I frequent neither of these places does not worry me at all).

Ten Best Places to Clothes Shop in Beijing (PICTURES)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

When the first lady of China, Peng Liyuan, wife of new president in Xi Jinping (above), waved to the world's cameras during the couple's first foreign trip abroad earlier this year, the words 'Made in China' took on a new fashion hue.

Movimento HotSpot: A Celebration of Brazil's Future Creative Talent

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

A new award programme that celebrates Brazil's burgeoning artistic talent under the moniker 'Movimento HotSpot' is beginning to realign the interpretative gaze that the rest of the world has of this creative powerhouse.

Find Out What You'll Be Wearing This Autumn

Sach Kukadia | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Style
Sach Kukadia

Every fashion season offers a plethora of weird, wonderful and downright wacky catwalk shows that catch the eye of the media. For AW13 there was one show in London that shone above the rest - MAN's Craig Green.

I'm Coming Back as a Man - The Masculine Trend for AW13

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

A key Autumn/Winter trend for 2013 is the blurring of lines of masculine and feminine. I took inspiration from a beautifully talented singer, Caro Emerald and her lyrics to "Coming Back As a Man" to showcase the masculine/feminine trend. As Caro Emerald sang; "You see I've got it planned, I'm coming back as a man".

Here's Why I Designed That Royal Baby T-Shirt and the Importance of Not being Fashioned By Fashion!

Madame Allsorts | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Style
Madame Allsorts

There seemed to be so many people jumping on the Royal bandwagon without offering anything different or remotely imaginative. That's when the idea struck me, everyone seemed to be milking the Royal birth so why not provide exactly that as a visual, that's how the concept for my Royal Breastfeeding T-Shirt materialised. 

The Perfect Partnership

Claire Ashcroft | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Style
Claire Ashcroft

Fashion collaborations have taken a strong hold over the fashion world with everyone from H&M to Veuve Clicquot to Kanye West having a dabble with a fashion collaboration. Celebrities, designers and brands alike can't get enough of a quirky partnership.

An Interview With a Fashion Designer: Domingo Rodriguez

Alex Matless | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Style
Alex Matless

In 2010, Domingo was named by Esquire magazine as one of its '7 Brilliant Brits', which led to his Spring/Summer collection of 2011 being showcased at Paris Fashion Week in the prestigious MC2 fashion showroom. His unique collections focus on the lines of a human body and mirror bone structure and the rhythm of muscle movement.

Adidas Spezial (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Style
Alice Charles

There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.

Next Season Now: Camo Cool

Sarah McGiven | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

From festival goers in second-hand Army Surplus Store and charity shop overshirts to high end runway styles in fine fabrics, camo print is everywhere right now and will be going right through into next season.

Best Brides at Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

The arrival of the wedding dress at the end of a haute couture show is a moment of grace. The most anticipated look of the show, it provides a breathtakingly beautiful finale to each designer's presentation. With delicate lace detailing, lavish sequin embellishment and trains that seemed to stretch for miles.

Magic Makers: Zoe Jordan

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

While some commented that Zoe would have been better suited to a New York showing this season, the cool ease of it was London through and through. Effortlessly cool, always stylish but just a little haphazard. In the best kind of way.

CLEO B to Launch AW13 Collection at Andaz, London

Bwoywonder | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Celebrated shoe designer CLEO B is set to launch her latest Autumn and Winter 2013 collection this July inside the prestigious Andaz in London. Cleo Barbour, the London based creator behind the brand, has firmly established herself as one of the capitals leading innovators in female footwear design