Fashion Designers

Henry Holland Says The Fashion Industry Is No Longer Focused On Being 'Tall, Thin And Blonde'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Style

Henry Holland believes that it is no longer necessary to be “tall, thin and blonde” to succeed as a model in the UK fashion industry, as casting a...

Discussing The Tensions Between Fashion, Technology And Sustainability With Vanessa Friedman

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It's Vanessa's opinion that using sustainability as a sales tool and part of the brand message, has an upside and a downside. The upside is the point of differentiation which can attract consumers, while the downside is that it puts the brand in a different niche for other consumers.

Model Raury Explains Why He Protested On D&G's Runway

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Style

A model who protested on the runway of Dolce & Gabbana’s recent menswear show for spring/summer 2018, has explained why. Taking place in Milan on S...

British Designers Show Support For Victims Of Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Style

British fashion designers have taken to social media to show support for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The fire broke out in the ...

The Rising Stars Of Graduate Fashion Week

Melissa Chaplin | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Chaplin

Even if you can't make it to Graduate Fashion Week, if you're a fan of fashion outside of the capital why not go out and support your local shows? I was lucky enough to see some of Northumbria's graduate exhibition this year in the Baltic Mill, and there were a variety of spectacular pieces on display.

Chanel Responds To Cultural Appropriation Criticism Over It's £1,100 Boomerang

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style

Chanel has responded to criticism they’ve received for a boomerang design, which has prompted accusations of cultural appropriation. As part of th...

BAFTA TV Awards 2017: Thandie Newton Dazzles In Sequins

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Style

Thandie Newton looked über glamorous as she attended the 2017 BAFTA TV awards. The actress chose a stunning dress by British designer Vivienne Westw...

Victoria Beckham Reinvents The Humble White Shirt For Elle UK's May Cover

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Style

Victoria Beckham discusses her successes as Elle UK’s May cover star to mark the launch of her first high street collaboration with American retaile...

Sabinna Experiments With Mixed Reality Shopping For Fashion

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

For Sabinna Rachimova, her 'brand DNA' is, actually, familial. It transcends ethos and aesthetics and runs deep into the past, through two generations of her family. Her grandmother, a maths and physics professor in her native Russia, who during communist times made clothing on the side for neighbours and friends for extra income, inspired her to pursue a career in art and craft.

The Duchess Of Cambridge's Paris Wardrobe Was Impeccable

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Style

The Duchess of Cambridge has given us serious weekend-away-style goals, during her recent trip to Paris. Kate and the Duke of Cambridge met with cult...

Ravensbourne Incubation - A New Age Of Fashion And Technology Dawns

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Our wearable tech, fashion tech (including smart textiles, wearables and soft robotics) and smart cities future is something I spend a great deal of time thinking about. How will fashion designers influence the wearable tech sector?

FashTech: The New Fashion Week

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Style
Noelle Reno

I dipped my toe back into Fashion Week this season after a 3 year hiatus. The small toe. Cimone Lady Victoria Hervey and I In my twenties, I was...

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 01.06.2017 | 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 24.06.2017 | 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 27.04.2017 | 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 05.04.2017 | 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 05.03.2017 | 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.