UK Fashion

The State of the Statement: What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Regardless of how stylish you are, or how stylish you wish to be, the undeniable need to wear clothing is apparent. We are in the era where nudity and nature's uniform is no longer acceptable - so we are forced to cover what our mother's gave us with at least one garment or another.

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

Hats Off the the Racing Season - Millinery in the UK

Gemma A. Williams | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma A. Williams

To curate an exhibition of headwear is to capture moments in millinery history. The United Kingdom, with its formal dress occasions and historical class system, has a long and intriguing relationship with hats and headwear.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend time with him by taking him out to the cinema or round of golf - just giving up that extra bit of your time will hopefully make for some great memories for both of you.

Made in Mexico Exhibition, Fashion and Textile Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The rebozos are made through traditional looms by artisans in regional communities using skills that have been passed down through the generations. As examples, the Museum has brought together an extraordinary collection of rebozos, some over 100 years old.

Barrie Sharpe: The Man Behind 'The Masterplan'

Simon Mack | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mack

The 'Rare Groove' movement as it was branded (70's funky music in the main) was created by Sharpe and friends at London's coolest night spots, and the clothes sold at the Duffer store were all part of a fusion of music and style that became a defining trend for so many designers and artists.

21st Century Britain: Are Men More Body Anxious Than Women?

Sam Thomas | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

Traditionally body image hang-ups have been widely accepted as something of a 'women's problem.' However, over the past decade, there has been a growing trend of men becoming increasingly body anxious and insecure.

Technology Will Stop Fashion History Repeating Itself

Peder Stubert | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peder Stubert

Just like history, fashion repeats itself. All fashion trends eventually return to vogue. Padded shoulders, flares and tracksuits. They've all been at points mocked and decried as fashion crimes so awful they could never possibly return to the mainstream ever again. Yet, return they do.

Regent Street: The Menswear Edit

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

One of my favourite shopping destinations, paired with one of my favourite events of the year: Regent Tweet 2014. The annual event sees bloggers from across the globe take to one of London's most famous shopping streets and make it their playground for one day only.

Vogue Says Women are Allowed to Have Breasts This Season

Catherine Balavage | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

Breasts may be difficult to dress, but only because designers are so bad at accommodating them. I mean, what's next? Hips, arms, thighs? If you can't make women's clothes with breasts in mind, you are clearly an untalented idiot. Something Sarah Millican wrote an amazing essay on after being trolled after the BAFTA awards.

L4L Clothing SS14: Print Is In!

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

The front runner, for the London based brand, is their LEGO bricks printed full body on polyester mini dresses and t-shirts. The bold primary colours of the Lego bricks will remind most adults of their childhood (or children's bedroom floor!) and adds a colourful look for the summer wardrobe.

Bold Summer Prints: The Best on the High-Street

Faye Jacobs | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Whilst the sun may not be shining, the shops are still celebrating the summer months with bold and beautiful prints and here are a few of my high street favourites...

Sustainable Cities: Copenhagen

Christine de Leon | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

Copenhagen is a secondary city that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Like any other large European city, it has the trappings of contemporary culture: it is home to the exquisite Royal Danish Ballet, it hosted this year's Eurovision Song Contest and it is also the centre of iconic mid-century furniture design.

Rihanna's See-Through Dress Just Undermines Her Strength As A Woman

Poorna Bell | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

This dress, judging by her 'I dare you to say something' stance in the photo, is a statement. Yet it tells you nothing about her brain, what she's thinking or her achievements - this just reduces her to her body parts, and that I do have a problem with.

Betty Noire Hosts Maddest Mad Hatter Tea Party of All Time

Anne Look | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Susan has a way of speaking poetically, everything is to be understood and appreciated. So it's with little wonder her many years of life in fashion PR, has, amongst many other things, amounted to a comprehensive list of colleagues just like myself who are on call to personally vouch for her character, and natural ability.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Graduate Fashion Week 2014

Martyn Roberts | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Roberts

I have always been amazed at the graduates across the UK who, generation after generation, continually wow us with their fresh ideas, creativity and mind-blowing talent... The difficulties young people face finding jobs after graduating is phenomenal with nearly 40% of students struggling for six months to find employment. It is important that we do all we can to nurture and celebrate their skills.

Bringing Out the Feminine Side - It's Not Just About a Women's Wardrobe!

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Wearing a fabulous dress, having a stunning hair-do and make-up to show off our womanly attributes is part of our creative feminine energy. I wouldn't have it any other way!

How Should One Dress For a British BBQ? Like This...

Faye Jacobs | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Only in this country do you have to carry a mini umbrella and a tube of Factor 30 around at the same time. So with this in mind, I have put together some fashion essentials for a truly British BBQ...

What I Wore Today: The Demise of the Fashion Blog

Anne Look | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

The golden era of fashion blogging IS over. And only some of us will really know what that means. Back when blogging was in its earliest conception in 2002, the first waves of fashion bloggers (myself included) really only established a following or got invited to events from around 2007. It became more serious from then on, until its major decline.

Cannes Film Festival: The Vogue Paris Edit

Vogue.fr | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

The red carpet at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival was awash with looks from the latest shows and pieces custom-created by fashion's biggest names, as stars of fashion and film walked the famous 24 steps of the Palais des Festivals

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

Nine Trends in Mobile That You Should Know

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Statistically, people are crazy about fashion and shopping so it's naturally going to extend to their mobile interests. What are the key trends at the moment? I'm a data person and here is a combination of facts and figures and my thoughts on the future of mobile.

Revamp Your Wardrobe - Live in the Present

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Change how you feel about yourself with the practical task of revamping your wardrobe. Begin to live in the present moment, really think about the contents of your wardrobe.

Mind What You Wear: It Can Change Your Life

Karen Pine | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

It is easy to think of clothing as mere covering, or the means by which we project our image to other people. But studies have shown that clothes really can change how we think and feel.