UK Fashion

Life as a FAD finalist

Katarina Lindell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Lindell

When our course leader presented this year's FAD brief to us, I didn't hesitate to enter as I know what a great opportunity it can be for fashion students to show their work - as finalists, we get to showcase our mini collections at London Fashion Week in February. That's also when I'll find out if I've won!

Poorna Bell

Vogue UK And Harper's Bazaar Didn't Use A Single Model Of Colour In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As we compile our end of year lists, there are a few big debates - gender pay gap, everyday sexism - that we find utterly shocking and unsettling that...

Made In Chelsea Review Series Eight Episode Nine

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

After upsetting Binky, I was ostracised from the girl group and felt like I had no one to turn to other than Alex and Jamie for advice. It wasn't a malicious action. It wasn't a back-stabbing or two-faced decision. When Alex and Binky were together I was disgusted at the way he behaved.

Lizzy Clothing: #GetLizzy Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

LIZZY is a street wear brand that carries the mantra, aspire to inspire, a fundamental part of its design and represents its place of conception, Lon...

'Made in Chelsea' Review - Series Eight Episode Eight

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Well last night got heated! Not one, not two, but three people crying (and I'm not a pretty crier). So why did I stay in Sam's bed that night? I didn't think it was a problem as I thought Sam and I were good enough friends and I didn't know about Tiff. In hindsight, it wasn't the best idea. Time machine anyone?

There's No Such Thing as 'Ethical Fur'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The fur trade is one of the most violent and bloody industries on the planet, and the duplicitous 'Origin Assured' labelling programme is nothing more than a misleading marketing tactic to mask the true atrocities of the industry.

Can I Be a Feminist and a Fashion-Lover?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Being a 21st Century feminist can come with many contradictions. I'm a feminist, but I love Gossip Girl, the main storyline of which is an essentially abusive relationship (Chuck and Blair). I'm a feminist, but I listen to Childish Gambino. I'm a feminist, but if I choose to get married, I want my father to walk me down the aisle.

More Than a Label: Championing a Cause Not Becoming the Cause

Anne-Marie Kruk | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Kruk

Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year. I love the Christmas lights and the spectacular window displays. Let's face it; it is the one time a year when we have an excuse to be a kid again!

Are Plus Size Magazines Really Needed In 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For years, plus size women have fought a losing battle with the world of fashion, whose preconceptions of womanhood are often far from realistic. S...

A Street Style Journey: What Defines British Youth Style..?

Paul Drury | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

89:14 has been curated by youth archivist Tony Turk to celebrate 25-years of iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh and runs from December 4th to 7th. The exhibition will document the real reasons people chose a certain look and how trends can connect and mutate; creating tribes from the catwalk to the street.

Outdated and Unreliable: Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Harriet Williamson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

I'll start with a disclaimer: I love makeup. I love it, but I can't justify buying a product that isn't essential to my life, that has been developed by companies responsible for the suffering and death of animals, regardless of how good the discount is or whether Kate Moss appears in the advert.

Pampered Pooch: Addresses and accessories for your dog

Vogue.fr | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With accessories from Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci, celebrity trainers on Instagram, food and grooming tips on Pinterest and chic city hotspots promising five-star treatment, it is safe to say our dogs have never been so fashionable.

It's Harder Being a Man, Right?

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.

It May Not Be Catwalk But It's Still Designer

Rebecca Glenapp | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Glenapp

In a brief hiatus from the gorgeous spectacle of fashion month, it's also worth looking at those designers who might never show on the catwalk and what their role is in fashion industry. I'm talking about the kind of designer classed as 'independent' or 'boutique'.

Inspired by Women, Fashion, Power

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

On arrival you move through corsets, shoes and dresses that map the story of fashion: from Cleopatra to Michelle Obama via Twiggy and Marlene Dietrich.

'Women Fashion Power' Exhibition at Design Museum Does Not Always Get Balance Right

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Design Museum's new exhibition Women Fashion Power examines how female fashion has changed in line with emancipation and showcases examples of how powerful women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. But by including the word 'power' in their exhibition title, I can't help but feel the Museum has set itself up for a fall.

Lucy Sherriff

Faith Feminism And Fashion: The Christian Women's Magazine Breaking Every Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Faith, feminism and fashion; three words you don't usually hear in the same sentence - and a perception the newly launched bi-annual Magnify magazine ...

Why Not Going to University Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Natasha Colyer | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Colyer

If I could offer someone on the cusp of their twenties any advice, I would say don't just go with a generic life plan because it 'looks right' or because it's 'what everyone else is doing.' Take time to think about what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there... Sometimes you have to sidestep the safe option and take a risk.

Top Tips for Dressing for a Winter Wedding...

Simon Glazin | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

It's always a tricky thing, dressing for winter weddings, you never know how many layers to actually throw on, but it's definitely time to have a bit of fun too.

'Tis the Season to Be Sleek and Stylish

Antonia O'Brien | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia O'Brien

It happened so fast: the clocks went back, Halloween fast forwarded onto November and suddenly the party season arrived. For many of us December is a festive blur of work parties, dinners and Christmas shopping; I can't really help with the latter but I can come up with some sleek styling ideas so you look and feel fantastic, even after that sixth Prosecco...

30 Snazzy Christmas Jumpers For Men And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive knit. From Ron Weasley's monogrammed maroon number to Mark Darcy's reindeer roll neck in Bridget Jo...

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Life Well Lived

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Described as being "modern and sleek as a skyscraper" Elsa Schiaparelli was a tour-de-force in her day. A fashion designer extraordinaire, who pioneered avant-garde fashion, from knitwear to couture, and collaborated with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century...

Should I Dust Off My Killer Heels?

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Reading that Belinda Earl, the style director of Marks and Spencer, says that women should ditch their uniform power dressing suits in favour of more comfortable attire has made me reflect on my penchant for comfortable footwear, shoes and sandals that enable me to move quickly from one place to the next. Perhaps I'm not so out of touch after all!

The Skinny: Jeans With Staying Power

Julie Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

For almost ten years now, skinny jeans have had a sartorial strangle hold on our wardrobes. Despite the fashion press declaring the style 'dead' on a regular basis, we continue to favour the skinny over all other styles. But given the fickle nature of fashion, why has this particular jean stood the test of time? What's the secret to its staying power?

Vogue Paris' Fall Fashion Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

As the cold weather starts to bite it's easy to choose comfort over style and lose track of the season's trends. With fur-lined parkas, cosy knitted sweaters and chic rollnecks a-plenty, Vogue.fr have all the solutions to your winter wardrobe woes as we round up some of the hottest Fall fashions for 2014.