UK Fashion

The Fashion Dilemma...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Your body shape is such that the latest hip-hugging pants don't suit your frame. Or, the newest shorter length jackets don't flatter your body shape. Perhaps this season's colours don't complement your skin tone, or current wardrobe.

Dragão Fashion Brasil: 15 Years Celebrating Creativity as a Regenerative Social Force

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

Organised every year since 1999 in Fortaleza (the capital city of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Ceará), Dragão Fashion Brasil is a platform for new and established fashion designers to show their creations...

Hollow Legs

Ash Halliburton | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ash Halliburton

When I was 15 I was scouted by Storm model agency. I didn't quit understand. I was trying to force my friend into a 'shout' magazine modelling competition, a random guy with a belly and a clip board told me to enter. I couldn't even smile then as my mouth wasn't wide enough to embrace my braces, you could say; I would have difficulty however. I was absolutely terrified.

China's Billion Dollar Game-Changing M-Commerce Industry

Jessica Anuna | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jessica Anuna

By the end of Q4 of this year, m-commerce will grow by 91.1 per cent in China, exceeding $50bn in revenue. One company in particular are leading the business of m-commerce. The Alibaba Group (who is also preparing for one of world's biggest ever IPOs) are the single dominant force of both e-commerce and m-commerce in China.

Teaching Design for Better Lives for All

Nigel Carrington | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Carrington

On the first anniversary of the collapse, fashion students from University of the Arts London marched along Oxford Street urging shoppers to think about the question "who made your clothes?". It was not just a protest but a statement of intent; the young people who will be tomorrow's fashion industry leaders plan to do things differently.

Pool Side Style: The Brighter the Better!

Faye Jacobs | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Holiday is booked and the shopping has commenced! The girls are kitted out head to toe H&M, is there actually a better shop for children!? Most of their dresses cost less than £3 which means I won't be getting heart failure each time they pour chocolate milkshake down the front of them.

Very Little Glamour on Show in V&A's Italian Fashion Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The pieces on show are also not exciting. There's a couple that catch the eye at the start of the exhibition, such as Aztec-print beachwear from Pucci's first collection and some very elegant evening dresses in lace and ruffles from early pacesetters such as Simonetta and the Fontana Sisters, but it all peters out very quickly after the promising start.

The Feminine Touch: Do Women Make Better Bosses?

Savannah Miller | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Savannah Miller

You need a bit of steel to go with the creativity but it is important to be a good boss as well as a good designer. Having Sienna in the business was obviously an amazing help because of the profile she has. We made a good team as she has incredible style and we share a fashion sensibility.

Kate Middleton: The Ultimate 'Slut Antidote'?

Rosie Waterland | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Waterland

Women aren't one-dimensional. No woman is either a madonna or a whore. But our habit of putting famous people into easily identifiable boxes means celebrity women often come off this way. The way famous women represent themselves and their brand... does tend to make them figureheads for a certain 'kind of woman'.

In Pictures: London Fashion Students' Incredible Creations For Fashion Revolution Day

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The University of West London (UWL) joined forces with TRAID, a fashion reuse charity, for a unique project to mark Fashion Revolution Day on 24 April...

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

Flea Market Shopping: The Ultimate Guide

Vicky Dean | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Don't ignore the items that look a little unloved. If an item is very cheap and needs a little work, upcycling an old piece will give you a completely unique piece of furniture that doesn't cost too much.

An Average Person's Guide to Fashion Revolution Day 2014 - It's Not Primark's Fault, It's Yours

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

MADE in Europe's campaign 'Every Garment has a Name' seeks to campaign for the rights of workers on campaigning days like these. They aim to humanise the high street by changing attitudes of clothing retailers in the long run, and looking for long term solutions of lacking development through education. Check them out, and get involved!

This Season's Swim Suitors

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing, there's a style to suit.

6 British Stateside Flops Primark Will Hope To Do Better Than

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Primark is coming to America, with US fashionistas preparing to snap up their budget items at the chain's first store, set to open in Boston, Massachu...

Karl Lagerfeld - The Chanel Designer Is Purging My Last Supper

Madame Allsorts | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

In my Last Supper there's Jesus, or King Karl of Lagerfeld, self-professed hater of fatties, uglies, and seemingly anyone who doesn't neatly fit his ideal of beauty! Yeah, yeah, I know he designs pretty things, but does that automatically give him authority to publicly humiliate those he finds not so pretty?

Primark Plans To Go Stateside

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six mo...

The Fashion Industry Is Gearing Up for a System-Wide Shift

Green Futures | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Green Futures

Fashion is one of the world's most important industries. It is worth around $1.5 trillion a year, employs more than 25 million people, and fashion-conscious or not, we all wear its products. Yet most of us know very little about where our clothes come from or how they are put together.

Paula Raia Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014/15

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

On a sunny and warm morning in early April 2014 a van carrying me and about a dozen other international journalists arrives at a wide and leafy street in São Paulo's exclusive and affluent neighbourhood of Jardim Europa.

PXL Clothing: SS14 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

PXL Clothing, one of London's front runners for premium London street wear recently dropped their Spring/Summer 2014 collection to the masses just as the Sun reappears in the capital.

Made-to-Measure Fashion

Vogue.fr | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Bespoke fashion is having a moment, as brands cater to the demand for customisable pieces. Vogue.fr picks the best Paris houses for custom-made luxury pieces, created uniquely to your spec with an eye on craftsmanship, timeless elegance and modernity.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Is Fashion Criticism Dying Out?

Ashley Clarke | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Clarke

Blanks has said that "fashion is full of people with very thin skins and fragile egos." His sentiment was proven by Gaultier's outburst, and the fashion industry waited with hot anticipation for Blanks' review this season. Funnily enough, it never came.

Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

Ugly Flat Shoes Are the New Statement Handbag

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

The sheer beauty and practicality of Sophie Hulme's structured leather tote will forever play on my mind but there's no denying that ugly flats are the new statement handbag this season. On my watch they're the kale of footwear, the trophy item, 2014's show piece.