UK Clothing

Obama Untied From Tradition

Bruce Daisley | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bruce Daisley

The tieless change suggests the day of tie is coming to an end. Within 10 years we will get used to politicians not wearing them for any but the most sober occasions. Does it really matter? Well it signals that we are getting used to informality as the default setting in life. A world which is less obsessed with status and hierarchy and position - and more interested in substance and authenticity.

So Many Coats, So Little Time

Amanda Willard | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Style
Amanda Willard

Feeling a bit chilly the other day, it was time for the annual autumn wardrobe assessment. The list included an average number of jeans, dresses and tops and quite inexplicably twenty-three coats.

Charlie Thomas

'The World Is Primark's Oyster'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

British shoppers are continuing to back value-chain Primark, leading it to report an "exceptional" year's results of £3.5 billion in sales and the cr...

Charlie Thomas

M&S Slows Sales Slide

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Profits at Marks and Spencer were better than expected and the decline in sales has slowed, but its underlying pre-tax profit still fell to £296.8 mi...

Beyond Expats - M&S Seeks Foreign Shoppers With New Website Launches

Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Marks & Spencer is expanding its overseas offerings with four new European websites being launched on 19 November. The new localised sites, in Germ...

Fashion Designers to Look Out For: Under One Roof

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Unisex neon knitted wools, synthetic materials matched alongside, full on multi-print garments at affordable prices.

Charlie Thomas

Fashion's Sustainable Future?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Sportswear brand Puma has launched a new biodegradable and recyclable range alongside a campaign to get customers to return old clothing. The 22 it...

Charlie Thomas

A Very British Model: Why Boutique Fashion Manufacturers Are Our Export Heroes

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

London Fashion Week is one of the most glamorous events in the calendar, and at a time when many of Britain’s most loved high street clothing stores...

Charlie Thomas

Is This Benetton's Most Boring Campaign Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

The United Colours of Benetton chief executive has defended claims that his latest media campaign will fall flat due to its lack of shock tactics. ...

Weekend Shopping: Cool Cat Fashion

Sarah McGiven | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I'm not a cat calendar kind of girl (yet) so thankfully there's a whole ton of really cool, quirky or downright kitsch cat-related stuff around right now from high end designers to the High Street in fashion, footwear and all manner of other home and lifestyle accessories too.

Charlie Thomas

Have We All Become Middle Class Shoppers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

The rise of the middle-class retailers continued today as Next and John Lewis both posted positive half-year results. Clothing and homeware store N...

Charlie Thomas

Burberry Is Still Strong Despite Expected Profits Dip, Claim Analysts

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The slowdown in Chinese consumers buying British fashion has led to Burberry warning investors its profits may be lower than expected. Burberry, o...

To Luxury Legwear and Beyond: Wolford AW12 Collection Hits Stores

Sarah McGiven | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

So September has come around quicker than ever and whilst it doesn't seem quite the time to put summer dresses away, it's definitely time to pile on the knits and to become reacquainted with your tights drawer.

Right Place, Right Time - Why Debenhams Is A Better Buy Than M&S

Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

A new store opening, multiple revenue avenues and improving cash returns to shareholders has led to improved City positivity around one of Britain's b...

E-Brits Are Coming: Net-A-Porter Leads Retail Assault On US With New App

Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

Luxury clothes and accessories online retailer Net-A-Porter will launch its new iPad app on Thursday; and is leading the way in the Brits' e-retail as...

Weekend Shopping: French-Inspired Lady Fashion from Garance Dore and Kate Spade New York

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.

Raffaele Ascione: Worn by Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Hopefully Soon, Rihanna

Sarah McGiven | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Raffaele Ascione is a London-based designer and fast-rising fashion star whose sophisticated, high end womenswear combines fluid shapes and flattering volume with intricate detailing, and has been worn by the likes of Jessie J and Lady Gaga.

Online Sales And Brand Acquisitions Boost Sports Direct

Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Sports retailer Sports Direct released impressive results this afternoon, citing its online strategy and continued acquisition of desirable brands as ...

Check out Chic - the Rise of Supermarket Fashion

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I'm the first to admit that style is not always about high fashion. As a lover of sourcing outfits from around the world, one of the most untapped sources is actually the supermarket.

Weekend Shopping: We Want Gold

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.

Weekend Shopping: Bronze Is Beautiful

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As a redhead (for now) bronze is also a really flattering shade for me and one I love wearing both as clothing, accessories and - carefully, no-one's talking matchy-matchy eyes/lips/cheeks 90s MAC Spice style here - cosmetics. Here's my pick of a few great bronze-toned pieces from fashion and beauty through to some gorgeous glassware.

Effortlessly Cool Menswear Label, Folk, Debuts First Women's Collection

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Folk is one of those understated, effortlessly cool clothing brands often spotted on trendy media types and music industry boys who want to look like they haven't tried too hard. Through combinations of intricately stitched patterns, beautiful fabrics or unusual, interesting cuts, for all it's seemingly simple design, Folk stands out because it's all about the detail.

Why Women Shop For Clothes When They're Feeling Randy

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There's one easy way to cut back on your household spending, suggest researchers -- find out when the ladies of the house are most fertile. Yes, th...

Weekend Shopping: Fourth of July American Flag Waving Fashion

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I adore America. I also love a bit of theme dressing. As a kid I spent a lot of Independence Days in the States and, even though with the exception of having a few American relatives, I don't really have any reason to celebrate 4th July, for me it's just a great excuse to dress up, eat some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and drink even more Diet Coke and Starbucks than usual.

Sandals Or Boots? App That Matches Your Wardrobe To Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An app for iPhone and iPod Touch that makes it easy to save, categorise, and share their favorite outfits, now allows users to tag their outfits acco...