Fashion Trends

Key Menswear Essentials For AW16

Prince Cassius | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

Don't be fooled by the mild autumn. Winter is coming. Which means you need a wardrobe overhaul, to counter rougher weather and fashion's fickleness, the usual suspects return to your wardrobe: a warmer coat, blazer, warm shoes. The chill brings a new world of layering that is, arguably, better looking than our summer lovin' months

Fyodor Golan's 3D Simulated Fashion Presentation Heralds The Symbiosis Of Fashion Design And Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

These are some of the words I frantically tapped into my iPhone notes during Fyodor Golan's stunning London Fashion Week presentation: 'tender, ferocious, glitchy, primal, diverse'. The words hit me in digital waves

London Fashion Week Street Style

Prince Cassius | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

It's pretty clear that the phenomenon of street style is here to stay. This Fashion Week I was out on the streets of London to scout for the best style, trends and why is the capital the most fashionable in the world. London Fashion Week might have ended but what a busy week it was.

Makers House: What Point Is Burberry Trying To Make?

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

I spoke with Rose de Borman about her hand-painted silk screen prints as she worked away, blending paints inspired by a nearby pots of flowers she had collected from her garden and brought in as colour inspiration for her prints.

Do We Have a Responsibility Towards Sustainable Living?

Natasha Henson | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Style
Natasha Henson

We need to start shopping better to make the fashion industry listen. There are some really simple ways to start choosing sustainable fashion over the mass-produced. Here's a quick look at two niche sectors that are growing considerably in sustainable options...

Why You Need to Know About Adaptogens

Jodie Brandman | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Let it be known that adaptogens are coming to the UK big time. Their popularity is going to be bigger than spirulina... bigger than kale even, because ancient herbal wisdom is back in business baby!

11 Things You Need to Know About Man Bags

Tom Cridland | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

No-one has yet designed a bag that does it all. You can, however, boil your collection down to around 3 styles, budget permitting and leaving aside performance equipment or functional stuff like rolling luggage...

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.

Tom Cridland's Five Top Wardrobe Choices

Tom Cridland | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

I like dressing flamboyantly and in bold colours that make me happy. I apply a buy less, buy better attitude to fashion and accessories, and I love collecting things and wearing them again and again. The two collections of mine that I am most proud of are of shoes and sunglasses.

Ten Style Secrets Every Student Should Know

Tasha Okeke | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Invest in staple pieces - Your winter coat, jeans and a blazer (for job interviews, internships, etc.) are never going to be things you'd regret buying and you're probably going to keep for a couple of years.

The Truth About 'Fast' Fashion in 2016

George Taylor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Style
George Taylor

When it comes to fashion and technology, how fast is too fast? You only have to look at Instagram to realise that taking photos of every waking move is now deemed as 'normal.' But what is 'normal?' And does normal mean good? Not necessarily.

The Fashion Designer Who's Bringing Visual Impairment Into the Fashion Industry

Emily Davison | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Style
Emily Davison

Bianca Von Stempel is a fashion designer motivated towards changing perceptions of visual impairment through her love for fashion design. Raising awareness of sight loss through her creative and dynamic deisgns. Out to prove that sight loss isn't a barrier to achieving your aspirations in life.

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...

An Interview With Carry Somers, The Founder of Fashion Revolution

Ceri Heathcote | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Style
Ceri Heathcote

This week almost three years on from the devastating Rana Plaza complex collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I managed to catch up with Carry Somers, to find out more about the Fashion Revolution that she has started and why she and many others are resolute in calling for change in the fashion industry.

Edda Gimnes Makes Fantastical Fashion

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

What makes a good design? What makes a great designer? Does it have anything to do with taste? Does it matter? The question I prefer to ask is how does the designer's work make me feel? What does it inspire in me? If the answer is nothing, then subjectively, it's not for me.

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!

The Wearable Trends of LFW

Anna Shaw | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Style
Anna Shaw

There are many, many other ways that we, the Greater Normal Public (GNP), can adopt and interpret the more wearable trends for Autumn/Winter. And what a delectable choice we have. From the stunning sequins of Preen to the gorgeous gowns of Emilia Wickstead; the drop-dead swoony dresses of Daks to the endless hipsta ensembles of Isa Arfen.

Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty? HijUp Unveiled at London Fashion Week

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Style
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors.

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

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 22.02.2016 | 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.

How to Start a Business on a Shoestring

Tom Cridland | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.

Fitbit Frenzy

Kathryn Berens | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Everyone is wearing a Fitbit. Everyone that is except me. I am not wearing a Fitbit and nor shall I in the foreseeable future. I am not even a "bit fit" so it probably is not the gadget for me.

Fashion in Motion: Peter Pilotto at the V&A

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Style
Annette Bette Kellow

On a crisp November Friday evening, I had the pleasure of visiting the jaw-dropping decadence of the Victoria and Albert Museum to see their new monthly event, Fashion in Motion.

We Are NOT Sheep: Why It's Cool to Be Out of the Herd

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

We have the right to loathe anything we like, even if everyone else insists its ace. Here are a few suggestions of REALLY POPULAR THINGS it's ok to choose to ignore, reject or even outright hate, no matter what the 'too cool for school' crew insist to the contrary.

Three Men's Coats To Keep You Warm This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Style

It's that time of year when the temperatures are dropping to such a level that there's only one thing that can save you: a good winter coat. But w...

Why Feminism Isn't Just A Passing Trend

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Aside from becoming more inclusive (and ensuring we address the issues that face modern men- be that balancing work with parenthood or the pressure to conform to the 'gym body' aesthetic) - it's important that feminism doesn't feel like just another trend.