Fashion Trends

Size - Dressing The New Normal

Emily Gordon-Smith | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Style
Emily Gordon-Smith

Fashion's slow response to embrace plus size, or 'extended sizes' - a far healthier use of language - is enveloped in historical perceptions of 'thin' that reach right back to the last century. Positioned as the correct aesthetic, it has led to this sizing becoming the norm in western driven fashion terms.

Is #IWWIWWIWI Changing Fashion Week As We Know It?

Chris Wood | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Style
Chris Wood

It may not be the most well-known hashtag, but the rise in popularity of the 'I want what I want when I want it' attitude is no secret. Shoppers don't want to fall in love with a dress and have to wait six months for it to be in season and on the rack. As a result, we're seeing the rise of "seasonless fashion" in every market and at every price point.

This Is Where Noel Fielding Got His Shirt

Melissa Chaplin | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Chaplin

The arrival of Channel 4's incarnation of The Great British Bake Off sparked much discussion. Was it as good as the previous one? Were there too many adverts? Most importantly however, the internet demanded to know the answer to one burning question: where did Noel Fielding buy that spectacular shirt?

How Much Has Men's Clothing Impacted Female Fashion?

Danae Varangis | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Style
Danae Varangis

Sure, the RompHim might not be the ideal outfit for every man, but its first run of designs sold out in less than a week, proving that there is a clear demand for items that blur the line between male and female fashion -- providing they are still stylish and functional, of course.

Zoolandia: Why This Fashion Season Is All About Animals

Melissa Chaplin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Chaplin

From Burberry's Beasts to the Mulberry Squirrel, fashion is embracing creature comforts this Autumn. The relationship between fashion and nature has always been far more than a fling, but lately animal inspiration seems to be cropping up everywhere. This article will guide you through the picks of the litter at every price point.

High Heels: Beauty Is Pain, Apparently

Lisa Honan | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Style
Lisa Honan

High heels, love them, hate them - but I'm sure we can all agree they're not the most comfortable of shoes to wear. A quick Google search shows that w...

Top Tips On Accessorising Your Summer Outfits

M Rafiq | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Style
M Rafiq

Now that summer is here, many women will be investing in new summer clothes that are vibrant, colourful, and lightweight. There are some great outfit options out there this season, so whether you want to create a formal look, a casual one, or something in between, you will find plenty of choices.

Forget Sustainable Collections, We Need A Sustainable Fashion Industry

Dio Kurazawa | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Style
Dio Kurazawa

Fashion and sustainability aren't two words you often see in the same sentence. An adjective that evokes images of industry and ecology, "sustainable" is actually coming into fashion when describing, well, fashion. And as Director of Denim at WGSN, I can tell you this is very good news for our industry.

Beach Summer Body. How Does That Term Feel When You Are Plus Size?

Kenty Lichtenberg | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Style
Kenty Lichtenberg

Let us move from the typical stigma of being an "average" size, and let us focus on being a size HEALTHY. The smallest I have ever been in my life was at the age of 17 and that was a resound size 12! Fast forward to now being a size 16/18 and a few pounds heavier, this beach body question always resurfaces.

Muslim Fashion And Muslim Clothing Is Not A Uniform: How Diverse Is The Modest Fashion Industry?

Mariyah Zaman | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Mariyah Zaman

Offering a professional platform to exalt modest fashion designers in London was no coincidence. Organiser of LMFW, Franka Soeria said, "London is one of the trendiest places for modest fashion" in the West with a large supportive community.

Why Body Shape Trends Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It sounds silly when summarised in a paragraph like that but it's true. I was a self conscious teenager who found that fashion was geared to slim girls with low rise hipster jeans and crop tops. I would get excited about buying a new item of clothing and then scowl that I didn't look like everyone else in it. Being skinny was cool and hips weren't.

A Beginner's Guide To Fast Fashion

Raquel Wallace | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Raquel Wallace

So what does this mean for our planet? Well, what happens to all these garments once they're old news? Do they sit at the back of our wardrobe inevitably disposed of during a "spring clean"? Or maybe we send them off to a charity shop?

If Less Is More...

Caragh Little | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

2017 so far has made me think about what's important; what really doesn't matter and should be put aside. So I've been clearing my way gradually through cupboards, wardrobes and drawers. More than ever I've been wondering what on earth possesses me when I'm shopping... and how I've missed this when I've been tidying up before.

Phoebe English's Collection Sparks A Conversation Of Unity, But Where Are My Hijab-Wearing Sisters At London Fashion Week?

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

My closing thoughts rest on the rising global voices in fashion that originate from vastly different cultures and belief systems, and that speak on behalf of under-represented groups. I want to sit at shows and presentations alongside men and women representing all colours, faiths and styles

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...

Diversity Progress In Fashion Is A Step Forward But There's No Time To Be Complacent

Denise Hatton | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style
Denise Hatton

banner While there's nothing wrong with being naturally slim and tall, it's not representative of what our society looks like, leading to greater anxiety and fear among people of not being able to live up to what's considered beautiful.

Seven Things That Change When Women Wear 'Men's' Clothes

Lisa Honan | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style
Lisa Honan

Women wearing men's clothes is fast becoming more widespread than ever before. Around 64% of women have worn men's clothes before. But what are the things that change for women shopping the men's section? As a fan of wearing 'mens' clothes, I've noticed a number of things...

Do Social Norms Determine What You Wear?

Rachel Turone | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Turone

I was beginning to feel that way with this faux leather skirt. I live in a small Welsh countryside town where the majority wear jeans each day and that is very much the norm and generally the done thing.

What Not To Wear This Valentine's Day

Danae Varangis | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style
Danae Varangis

It's almost Valentine's Day, which means there's plenty of love in the air and many of us will already be thinking of what to wear. Whether you're heading out on a first date in the evening or spending a chilled out day with your loved one, it's a welcome opportunity to dress to impress.

The Rise And The Fjällräven

Sarah Adams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Style
Sarah Adams

Trends come and go, fads pass, and top knots die out (praise the lord!). I think your average folk only see a 'hip and happening' product at its peak...

Hot Trends For Tired 'Mombies'

Sophia Walker | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Returning to work from maternity leave was the final boost I needed to start putting myself first again. Inspired to make more of an effort during nine-to-five, I started to research and test products that would revive or disguise the daily grind of being a parent.

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.

Why The Hell Do People Care What I Wear?

Dawn Cutler | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Style
Dawn Cutler

For fear of judgement from others, older women tend to play it safe fashion-wise, sticking to a handful of brands that we see our peers wearing and giving up on anything that we perceive to represent 'young fashion'. In truth, many women my age feel that they've lost the right to wear what they want. But, as I've said many times before, and will continue to do so - fashion is ageless!

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.

Introducing 'Fearne On Fashion'

Fearne Cotton | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Style
Fearne Cotton

fearne on fashion This series was a complete dream as I got to dive head first into the most exquisite, diverse and compelling wardrobe you've set eyes on. Interviewing designers, collectors, bloggers, fanatics and shoppers, as well as trying on some of the most divine pieces out there. I delved, I learned and I may have done a bit of shopping along the way. I mean... what did you expect? I hope you enjoy this series as much as i did making it.