Fashion Designers

Is Fashion Criticism Dying Out?

Ashley Clarke | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Clarke

Blanks has said that "fashion is full of people with very thin skins and fragile egos." His sentiment was proven by Gaultier's outburst, and the fashion industry waited with hot anticipation for Blanks' review this season. Funnily enough, it never came.

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

Iain R Webb | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Iain R Webb

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

Sarah McGiven | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk does exactly what it says on the designer label - it's a retrospective showing the accomplished style journey of the French, avant-garde couturier and his many inspirations. And it is HUGE. From start to finish this show is all killer, no filler.

How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

Thomas Church | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited high definition videos.

The End of 2013 and a Preview of 2014...

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zandra Rhodes

My exhibition Zandra Unseen at the Fashion and Textile Museum closed 31 August, 2013 to make way for the gorgeous Belville-Sassoon exhibit. Featuring the work of my dear friend David Sassoon (including dresses made for not only our beloved Princess Di but also Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, two beautiful women of impeccable taste).

Autumn Must Haves

Kelly Simpkin | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Simpkin

It's that time of year again when we wake up and just don't know what to wear, the sun is shining but it has just poured like a monsoon. Winter is around the corner but summer just can't quite let go...

Interview with Fashion Fringe Finalist Teija Eilola as She Shows Off at BCC Prague Gala

Erica Crompton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Crompton

Teija Eilola takes the business of fashion, like many of her peers, very seriously. And why shouldn't she - she boasts a background studying at the Royal College of Art. She also appeared on Fashion Fringe, as a finalist, in 2012. After, she spent summer being mentored by Burberry's Christopher Bailey.

Club to Catwalk - 80s Fashion, Just Not as I Remember It

Mik Scarlet | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

When our mate Sarah suggested a night out at the V&A at their retrospective of 80s fashion Club To Catwalk my wife and I jumped at the chance, especially when we all agreed to dress up in a New Romantic/80's style-e.

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. 

Like a Celebrity: The Beverly Hills Experience

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

The grass grows greener, the sun, it shines brighter and the sky is bluer in Beverly Hills." scoffs a resident Angeleno. Yet as the iconic gold and chestnut Beverly Hills shield comes into view, the derisive attitude towards the Golden Triangle city drifts a little, for lo and behold, the sky is suddenly a serene ceiling of cerulean blue.

Edinburgh College of Art Reigns Supreme at Graduate Fashion Week

Jennifer Morris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Style
Jennifer Morris

I was lucky enough to attend the Edinburgh College of Art catwalk show on Sunday where 17 graduating students showed off a culmination of three years of very hard-work. As an alumnus of the college it is an event I look forward to every year.

Weekend Shopping: Four Fashion Brands to Watch

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

More shopping intel on an NYC-tip for you, although these new fashion brands I was introduced to in the States are actually from all over the world, all the better for your easier-to-shop pleasure.

Common Traits of Successful Fashion Designers

Kiyan Foroughi | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Style
Kiyan Foroughi

I'm blessed to be able to see many successful, talented designers at various stages of their lifecycle: whether it is at conception, their initial design, their first or second collection, or even when they've made quite a name for themselves after a few years in the business.

London Fashion Week - A Young Designer's Dream

Laura Chittenden | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Chittenden

When my project was chosen to be entered for the 2013 FAD competition at the end of last year I was over the moon and couldn't contain my excitement! A few weeks later I received an email telling me that I had been selected as one of 15 finalists from over 100 entries across the UK and I couldn't believe it!

Shopping Online for Christian Louboutin or Louis Vuitton This Christmas? Could You Spot a Fake?

Shannon Edwards | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Style
Shannon Edwards

A couple of weeks ago, style maven Bay Garnett and some of her very fashionable friends, such as Jasmine and Rebecca Guinness, Jade Parfitt and Camill...

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.

My Day at London Fashion Weekend 2012

Aimee Wood | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Style
Aimee Wood

What's the one thing Fashion Week leaves behind when taking its flight to Milan? Somerset House. Even when the designers have packed down their collections and the super models stepped down from their high heels, the beautiful venue along the Thames stays put and doesn't even get a full week's rest.

Fashion Designers to Look Out for: Ema Ranger

Bwoywonder | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

London Fashion Week is upon us and eyes will be peering out from under bug-eyed Chanel shades on the look out for the next Mcqueen's and MacCartney's.

Luxury Made in China- Proudly?

Ingrid Chua | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Style
Ingrid Chua

And while we are more open to purchasing electronic products that are China- made, many of us are still resistant to paying top dollars for a designer bag or a dress that's manufactured there (as opposed to home countries of these fashion houses). Admit it, there is hesitation. So, why the prejudice?

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.

The Olsens x StyleMint for StylistPick

Kate Lawson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Following on from their designs for The Row and Elizabeth and James, the Olsen twins are a fashion force that just won't stop, and now their collection for StyleMint is available in the UK (formerly only in the US).

A Unique Streak With Designer Sophia Grace

Anne Look | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Style
Anne Look

Sophia designs completely as she sees fit; and for women such as ourselves - inspiring, busy, interested in (yet unaffected by), trends. Gone are the days of anyone's approval - and this is key.

Matchy-Matchy Interiors Icons House of Hackney Spin Homeware Prints Into New Fashion Line

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Maximalist hipster interior design visionaries House of Hackney are about to launch their signature print aesthetics on the fashion world with their first womenswear clothing line which debuts on 18 June.

Clarity and Perseverance Why Time Stands Still With Nicola Woods

Anne Look | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Style
Anne Look

With the Olympics fast approaching, it's an all too easy analogy to make. The athletes at the top have a way of making something incredibly difficult, look effortless. So too, does Nicola Woods.

The Editor for the Editeur - Cutting a Dash in Chester

Anne Look | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Style
Anne Look

I was in the country. Well, what this city girl classifies as country anyway. If you pass cows and sheep on the way to somewhere outside of London; you're a few English Breakfast teas away from becoming an honorary Brit.