UK Fashion

The UK's Creative Industries: Raising Ambition, Increasing Value

Caroline Norbury | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Norbury

We have the largest creative sector in the EU which contributes over £76.9billion a year and, relative to GDP, is probably the largest in the world. In an odd sort of reversal of fortunes, the problem we now face is that we become too comfortable - convincing ourselves that our creative sector is so brilliant and innovative that we can wipe the floor with the rest of the world.

First Peek At Arsenal Kitted Out In Lanvin Suits

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Style

When it was announced in March that Arsenal and Lanvin had teamed up, it made us wonder why more high fashion houses hadn't collaborated with football...

Where Are the British Fashion Menswear YouTubers (Vloggers)?

Thomas Church | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Style
Thomas Church

It seems strange that with YouTube as such a large platform and menswear growing larger and larger as an industry in the UK, there aren't many independent British YouTube personalities - if you know of any more, please comment below and add them here!

Seven Bang-On Trends: Mummy Style

Emma Conway | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You do follow a fashion of sorts, but not one that will be seen on catwalks in Milan. More in the coffee shops of a local highstreet or on a Saturday afternoon in a busy (and stinking) soft play. Think more hobo sh*t rather than boho chic.

It Is the Duty of Every Woman of My Generation to Stand Up for Young Girls

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

Paying homage to those women and encouraging them to speak up and inspire the younger generations is precisely what we also do with the Inspiring Women Campaign and that is why I decided to support the WIE network (and yes, I am doing this in the middle of a general election - and no, it is not an oversight). Because no matter your age, your skills or your background, every woman has an inner role model and it is the duty of every woman of my generation to stand up for young girls.

29 Things Nobody Told Me About Growing a Beard

Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Style
Ryan Barrell

You'll start checking yourself out in the mirror way more. Partly because you look more awesome, but also because you always need to make sure you don't look too homeless.

WIE Awards

Caroline Rush | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Style
Caroline Rush

Fostering self-belief, determination and knowing there is a network of support for young women is a small step to giving-back just some of the support that I have been given along the way.

Savage Beauty - London's V&A Raises the Bar Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Style
Mik Scarlet

Disabled people should remember McQueen as a champion of equality, which is not something you'd expect from a fashion designer. But McQueen was so much more than that, and Savage Beauty captures this with a reverence that takes your breathe away.

I Have Always Been a Strong Believer That Females Should Support Each Other in Every Way Possible

Melissa Odabash | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Style
Melissa Odabash

There are so many negative words used to describe successful business women in contrast to successful business men and levelling out any gender inequalities is something I have tried to spearhead throughout my career.

Fashion CAN Change the World

Malaika Firth | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Style
Malaika Firth

Lots of people think that fashion is something frivolous and not necessarily meaningful or full of purpose. That's not the case at all. Many retailers are now making more of an effort than ever before to reduce their impact on the environment and support local communities.

By Challenging the Status Quo, Fashion Can Play a Vital Role in Showing Us What's Possible

Professor Frances Corner OBE | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Style
Professor Frances Corner OBE

By challenging the status quo and making our world a fairer and more equitable place fashion can play a vital role in showing us what's possible - by its very nature fashion is constantly evolving, renewing itself, innovating and creating a world which we can aspire to.

LDNY - Levelling the Playing Field Through Fashion

June Sarpong | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Style
June Sarpong

There's old theory in the villages of Ghana, which is no self respecting village girl should marry a man who can not afford to buy her a Singer sewing machine. There are a lot of married village girls in Ghana, armed with this data I decided fashion and manufacturing was probably the route to take and thus the LDNY Foundation was born.

The Plus Size Debate Is Collapsing Into Farce

Neely Reyes | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Style
Neely Reyes

First we wanted more representation for plus size women in modelling. Then we had plus size women 'reclaiming' the term. Then we had a nineties pop star say she disapproved of stores selling clothes in 'unhealthy' dress sizes. Now finally we have people saying we should drop the term 'plus size' altogether. Where will it all end?

It's Fashion Revolution Day: Let's Show We Care

Christobel Hastings | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Style
Christobel Hastings

If our clothes could talk though, those memories would reveal things we probably wouldn't ever be likely to forget. Friday 24 April is a day that hopes to reignite the public's interest in thinking about the provenance of our clothes; the stories which our clothes can never tell, the faces of the often faceless workforce.

Small Things, Big Difference

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

A week ahead of World Malaria Day, there is much that rings true in his words, for in the fight against the world's biggest killer disease, many small things (backed by some big commitment) have led to extraordinary progress...

Do You Know How to Make a Great Impression at Work?

Sarah Abell | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Style
Sarah Abell

There are some things that are definitely in our control when it comes to making a good impression. We can make sure our clothes are clean, our nails aren't chipped, our shoes are polished and our hair is washed.

Andreja Pejic: 'People Told Me It's Better To Be Androgynous Than A Tranny'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender model, Andreja Pejic, has offered a troubling insight into what some of the fashion industry really think about trans people. In a cove...

Beyoncé Has A Gold Apple Watch That You'll Never Be Able To Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech

If you are one of the lucky few that can afford the gold Apple Watch Edition, then you're probably going to want to look away now. Both Beyonc...

Stylish Sportswear For Plus-Size Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women everywhere are facing something of a crisis: we're avoiding exercise for fear of being judged. And it's got to stop. As if this isn't bad eno...

A Dapper Chapper Guide to Wearing a Suit

Adam Tanous | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Style
Adam Tanous

I live by the 'sometimes, always, never' rule which is what you need to remember when it comes to your jacket. Sometimes do up your top button, always do up your middle button & NEVER do up your top button.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Christina Miller | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Style
Christina Miller

It's a moving tribute to a man whose vision and creativity was light years beyond his peers, and whose work was (and which remains) unparalleled in an industry permeated with "creative geniuses". Whether you like fashion or not, you'll be spellbound by Savage Beauty.

This T-Shirt Worn At Coachella Is Beyond The Pale

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when you see something that makes you genuinely rub your eyes in disbelief? This is one of those moments. A man at Coachella has s...

Keep The Plus

Rivkie Baum | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Style
Rivkie Baum

Dropping the word plus won't make a runway dress fit. The change for more plus models in mainstream campaigns and publications can only happen when the way sampling is done changes, actions and sample sizes here in this case will really speak louder than words.

As She Gears Up To Marry Murray, We Chart Kim Sears' Style Evolution

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing we've learned over the past few years, it's that Kim Sears is not just a talented artist or the most supportive girlfriend of all...

Rachel Moss

Questions Every Feminist Needs To Ask Herself When She Buys Cheap Clothes

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Style

With plus-size models becoming the norm and Karl Lagerfeld using feminist placards in Chanel's 2015 Spring show, on the surface, it seems the fashion ...