UK Fashion

Cartoon Turns Couture

Jaclyn Craig | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Style
Jaclyn Craig

I guess fashion, as in real haute couture fashion has always been about fantasy, imagination and escapism. To understand it you have to learn not to view it in an everyday sense but allow yourself to be taken to the same mad world that the designer was in while creating it.

Hermès - A Tribute to Why Being 'Old Fashioned' is Sometimes Best

Caroline Stanbury | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Style
Caroline Stanbury

One question I am frequently asked is: "what is your favourite designer"? For some, this could be a question that needs considerable consideration and reflection but for me I know straight away - Hermès.

Weekend Shopping: Destination Denim

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I loathe jeans shopping. Hatehatehate it. If they fit on the waist they don't fit round my thighs, if they fit round the waist and the thighs, chances are they look like mega flares from the knee down and being a short-arsed 5'2" I have to turn everything up anyway so I have no business with unnecessary material.

Why Ugly People Shouldn't Bother With Fashion

Alexander Walters | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Style
Alexander Walters

It's a Saturday afternoon and, having told me that my wardrobe is a little "tired", my girlfriend decides to take me shopping in Shoreditch. We go to a store called A.P.C. It's French, which is apparently justification for charging £75 for a t-shirt. 

The Rise of the Oversized

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Dressing 'casually' can be a problem. Like many things, the more thought you put into it, the room there is for error.

Menswear Designer 'One to Watch': Sean McGirr

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Dublin-born, London-based menswear designer Sean McGirr takes inspiration from music and art to create fashion that captures "the pureness of the teenage spirit".

Weights And Measures

Caragh Little | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK
Caragh Little

It was a Monday morning in late August and the department store was quiet.

The Convenient Cuban

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Style
Rebecca Stevens

There is nothing more exciting than receiving an order through the post that you have ordered online.

The Legacy Of Coco Chanel - Create A Chanel Inspired Home

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

Yesterday marked what would have been Coco Chanel's 129th birthday, despite dying in 1971 her legacy still lives on. Coco was a pioneer in the world of fashion with a colourful and exuberant character.

WATCH: Deadpan Dog Is Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Comedy

First, a disclaimer: we would never normally advocate dressing up pets in silly outfits. (And we speak from experience. We once tried dressing our cat...

Weekend Shopping: French-Inspired Lady Fashion from Garance Dore and Kate Spade New York

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.

Accessories Label Bracher Emden to be Stocked at Harrods

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As of August 31st 2012 UK handbag and accessories label Bracher Emden will be available to buy at the world's most famous luxury department store, Har...

There She Blows! Azealia Banks' Controversial Cover for Dazed & Confused Magazine Is Revealed

Kate Lawson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

So here is the much-talked about Dazed & Confused cover which has been banned in seven countries because it shows Azealia Banks posing with an infl...

The Rise of Over-Sized

Hollie Moat | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

No, not another piece bemoaning the terrifying onset of national obesity, but good news from fashion's frontline. Over-sized clothing is this season's most dominant trend and one that finally allows most of us can participate in without inflicting a savage battering on our self-esteem.

Raffaele Ascione: Worn by Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Hopefully Soon, Rihanna

Sarah McGiven | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Raffaele Ascione is a London-based designer and fast-rising fashion star whose sophisticated, high end womenswear combines fluid shapes and flattering volume with intricate detailing, and has been worn by the likes of Jessie J and Lady Gaga.

The Return of the Waist

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

The waist is back. If you've been hiding under a rock recently and missed the memo, the waist has made a marked recent return to the catwalks, squeezing out beautiful hourglass from even tower blocks of fashion. A surprise it is not given the enormous success of Mad Men that swept the waist in all its glory back into fashion's frontline.

Check out Chic - the Rise of Supermarket Fashion

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I'm the first to admit that style is not always about high fashion. As a lover of sourcing outfits from around the world, one of the most untapped sources is actually the supermarket.

What's up with the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List?

Hollie Moat | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

I should probably admit right off the bat that I actually quite like Vanity Fair. I'm not saying I buy it or anything but if I see a copy lying round the office I will most likely pick it up and read it.

White Tent: Relaxed, Sustainable Style for Guys As Well As Girls

Sarah McGiven | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

It's not often you come across a great designer brand which is cool, wearable and affordable too but White Tent ticks all those boxes and then some. For a start, their sustainable, often androgynous separates are designed with both men and women in mind.

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Style
Vivian Ho

You can never go wrong with a grey t-shirt! So a grey t-shirt with a peplum hem? Match made in heaven! But I'm not going to lie, I wasn't so sure this would fit me all right at first. For t-shirts, I usually opt for v-necks as it suits me better, but for the price (a mere £13 quid) and fit, I thought to myself - well, why not give it a go?

Swedish Label Dagmar Collaborate With Artist Moley Talhaoui

Kate Lawson | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Dagmar's AW12 collection (which I had the pleasure of seeing up close and personal this year at Stockholm Fashion Week) was part inspired by Lisbeth...

60s Chic

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Audrey, Twiggy, Brigitte; iconic names from an iconic era.  Representing pinpoint precise eye makeup, the new definition of supermodel and the ever elegant beehive, these three ladies played an extraordinary part in defining the way we view the 60s as an era.

Brazilian Inspirations: The Defiance of an Emerging Creative Powerhouse

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

There is little doubt that the current financial recession affecting so many parts of the world has contributed to a major shift in the global creative landscapes and fashion consumption habits. The leading roles played by North-American and European economies has, over the last four years, slowly been replaced by hitherto secondary characters performed by nations such as Brazil, China, India and Russia, where the emergence of relatively stable economies has allowed for the establishment of a new world order. Slowly, countries such as Italy, France or the United States have lost their key positions as leaders in the fashion and textile and footwear production arenas, having lost their reputation as qualitative producers to be seen mostly as quantitative consumers.

Weekend Shopping: We Want Gold

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.

L'Olympique C'est Chic: Social Media, Sport & Style

Kristin Knox | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Style
Kristin Knox

The 2012 Games cements it: from here on out, every global media event - sporting, political or otherwise - is now fair game for a fashion event.