t's interesting to see the rise in male and female journalists indulging in burka cosplay as part of investigative journalism, which brings a new meaning to the term undercover journalism. At the risk of being accused of paralipsis, I don't want to enter the currently framed niqab debates fully - one key reason being that I believe males should tread carefully when commenting on female issues. But I do want to use the niqab to open up discussions that consider a wider phenomenon, which is driving the quest for cultural authenticity.
With the fashion capitals of the world preparing for autumn, and Fashion Week, what better time to delve into the brilliance of some of the most stylish shopping destinations around the world? From designer boutiques to vintage fashion shows, find out where you need to be this autumn to feel preened, pampered and at the forefront of the latest trends.
Besides the risk of looking like Liberace, there's another reason why men should avoid fur at all costs: cruelty to animals is a real turnoff and isn't going to score you any points with the ladies - or anyone else, for that matter. In fact, according to a recent opinion poll, 95 per cent of British people say that they wouldn't dream of wearing real fur. That's because they know that for the animals trapped in filthy cages on fur farms, who are never allowed to feel the grass beneath their feet or dive into a cool stream...
The most significant influence in recent years has been Kate Middleton whose impeccable fashion sense has been instrumental in boosting takings in British High Street tills, inspiring optimism in a flagging clothing industry. The Reiss fashion chain, for example, is reported to have increased its fortune by £5 million to £130 million after Kate wore its creations.
Many revelers, including the DXPE CHEF squad, were partying while decked out in the labels new Black and White colour ways including long sleeve Baseball jerseys, Blazers, Snapbacks and tees. The normally strict W lounge was invaded by young fresh and trendy attendees while Trap music supplied by DJ Yasmin, ACYDE and New Money was the sound of the night.
Confidence is one of the most important things I have learnt about in the fashion world. All you need is bags of confidence, well that and maybe a bit of money as well. If someone is daring enough to wear a pair of completely fabulous but sky high stilettos to work, or a cute dungaree jumpsuit in the midst of summer I can only look on in wonder with a tiny feeling of jealousy.
Summer's here (minus frequent Sunshine) which means music festival season. But what to wear? Whether its been Issy Miyake at Isle Of Wight or Vera Wang at Wireless, T-shirts (teamed with the ever popular denim shorts), have been the basic but popular attire to rock out in, regardless of the weather.