Fashion Designers

FashTech: The New Fashion Week

Noelle Reno | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Style
Noelle Reno

FROW at Pam Hogg - sketching the show by ipad I dipped my toe back into Fashion Week this season after a 3 year hiatus. The small toe. Cimone La...

Alexander Wang And Philipp Plein: Are Fashion Shows Protected By Copyright Law?

Tania Phipps-Rufus | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Style
Tania Phipps-Rufus

The issue of copying has opened up the space for discussion around protections for the design industry, but what seems to be less discussed is how different forms of creativity arising out of the fashion system, can attract legal protection, such as the format of a ready to wear fashion show.

Fearne Cotton Meets The Man Responsible For This Major 90s Style Trend

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style

Fearne Cotton has discovered how a chance encounter between a fashion designer and Kate Moss led to one of the biggest trends of the late 90s. Matthew...

SIBLING Plunders Lady Di And Babs Windsor For London Fashion Week Show

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Community is a concept generating a huge amount of buzz in digital terms in the fashion industry, where brands engage customers online and build brand loyalty with the aim of learning more about them and increasing commercial success.

London Fashion Week Mens Gets Political - Designers Create Fashion Antidotes To Brexit And Trump

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It's brave for a designer to be so gobby, especially with the pressure of commercial sales targets and constant burden of turning a profit and keeping the wheels turning, but Shannon's line of thoughtful and clever sloganeering is somewhat proven, with his current and previous collections bearing a corruption of Sports Direct as "Lovers Direct" and "Haters Direct", currently in store at Selfridges

Fashion As A Tool For Expressing Identity And Sexuality - Art School Gets Personal At London Fashion Week Men

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Thoughts about how this fashion presentation may look in the future woke me up this morning - way too early - after writing this article last night. It occurs to me that there will be other relationships to consider if art imitates life.

London College Of Fashion And Kering - Fashion Sustainability And Education In Focus

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion opened the 3rd annual Kering Talk with the comment that when LCF moves to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2020, all the faculties and facilities will be under one roof, giving the students and teaching staff "literally the space to think".

Edda's Illustrative Fancies Make For Fashion Week Fun

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Edda's patterns are a canvas - at times literally - for her fun and figurative broad-brush stroke designs which are digitally printed onto textiles. The result is graphic, bold and a whole lot of fun.

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

CitizenM: The Hotels Inspired by 'Global Citizen' Fashion Designers

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

CitizenM was founded by the ex-owner/CEO of fashion company MEXX, Rattan Chadha. Mr Chadha was struck by the uninspiring nature of hotel accommodatio...

New Fashion Hype: What is Eastern Bloc Aesthetics?

Ieva Zu | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

'Fashion comes from Eastern Europe' - the newest trend that has been picked up by major fashion publications and editors lately. 'Eastern Bloc', 'New Eastern Europe', 'post-Soviet' - these references have been spreading around fashion (and beyond) titles from Vogue to WGSN, to The Guardian, to fashion bloggers like a virus of a cool factor.

London Fashion Serves up Films, Fraying and Fizz

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Bags don't necessarily demand a live show or presentation, I guess, and a presenting a film is a chance to carefully control the branding of the erm, brand. Already stocked at Net-a-porter, Harrods, Selfridges amongst others, I bet they'll sell bags of bags!

LFW: Top Designers at International Fashion Showcase

Ieva Zu | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

We kept our eyes glued to the Central-East European selection (can't blame - this is what we do) and the selection was pretty visually pleasing, with the Czech Republic at the centre of attention. My humble guess was that the first prize for the best Country representation this year will come back to Europe, Central Europe, Czech Republic, and my prediction was correct.

London Fashion Week Presents.... Wolves and Hungry Emerging Designers

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

During the presentations at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms there was time to be consumed by the building and the designer's visual storytelling. Not having show notes to read through while sitting, waiting for a show to start means no advance intro to the clothing and seasonal theme, however a presentation offers less pretence and puts the experience above all else.

Vogue 100 Party Best Dressed: Cast Your Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Style

Fashion designers and models were under pressure to wear outfits that competed with those in the photos on display at a celebration of 100 years of Br...

Top Designer Clothing Labels Guilty of "Unshoppable" Shop Layouts

Fleur Perry | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Perry

Ah, Christmas shopping. The smart ones among us started in August, have all their wrapping done, and are putting their feet up and smirking as they listen to the rest of us mere mortals bemoaning the hazards of shopping in December.

Giles Deacon On Swapping Haute Couture For The High Street

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Style

Giles Deacon is down-to-earth, talented and he knows what women want. The 46-year-old designer has been a "fella in fashion" for quite some time no...

Global Fashion Battle Results in 'Kickstarter for Fashion': ModeForMe

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

There is an immense amount of data to be gained by understanding the preferences of customers for certain styles, colours, quantities, so there is a huge potential for industry "intelligence" with this platform too.

Plunder East London's Fashion Treasure This Weekend

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

A handful of London's most exciting mens and womenswear designers are throwing a bargain-laden bash in East London's Vyner Street this weekend for our fashion-loving pleasure.

Kevin Geddes Brings the Evel to London Fashion Week

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Kevin is bold. Immediately I get the sense he is telling me his story. The real one. Not the image-conscious one covered in a veneer of glossy hindsight bias. Kevin tells me straight - "I don't think the story behind the clothes has to be important". He doesn't feel the need to make anything up - verbally or sartorially.

Going Back to the Drawing Board

Christina Dean | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style
Christina Dean

I often feel that fashion designers don't get the respect they deserve in revolutionising not just fashion's hemlines or hues - but also its very sustainability. Designers are incredibly important. It is estimated that designers influence 80-90% of the environmental and economic costs of a product.

Style Cheat Sheet: Swot Up On The Top British Designers At LFW

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style

London Fashion Week showcases a variety of fashion designers displaying their upcoming collections, but what British designers have you spotted among ...

#LFW: Both Men And Women Will Sparkle In Spring 2016 Thanks To Julien Macdonald

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK Style

Julien Macdonald floored us at London Fashion Week with his dazzling Spring/Summer 2016 collection. And we weren't the only ones, as one of the cat...

#LFW Trends: Festival Headwear Will Take A Nautical Slant In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK Style

A hat is an essential item on your festival packing checklist and every year sees new trends emerging. This year's festivals brought out plenty of...

The Silver Lining Beneath Fashion's Dirty Supply Chains: Three Innovative Solutions to the Industry's Sustainability Problem

Kristie Wang | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Style
Kristie Wang

Yet, most likely, the clothes you're wearing come from a sweatshop. While a few brands like Patagonia have truly committed to ethical sourcing, today's apparel supply chains are largely no better than they were in the 90's, when sweatshop exposés triggered a wave of outrage among consumers.