UK Fashion

New Designers 2012: Top Picks

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When it's scorching outside, a part of me knows there's a group of very overheated design graduates setting up for yet another year of the New Designers exhibition. Whether it's purely down to the weather or just the 3,500 excited students in one building, the heat is cooled by the refreshing perspective on design that awaits inside.

Weekend Shopping: Fourth of July American Flag Waving Fashion

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I adore America. I also love a bit of theme dressing. As a kid I spent a lot of Independence Days in the States and, even though with the exception of having a few American relatives, I don't really have any reason to celebrate 4th July, for me it's just a great excuse to dress up, eat some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and drink even more Diet Coke and Starbucks than usual.

What to Wear: To a Black Tie

James Field | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Style
James Field

Black tie is dress code for formal evening events, although in recent years elements from its core ingredients have been snatched by the high street for various evening looks. It's not unusual to see a play on a single breasted black barathea with thin satin lapel combined with jeans. Cool? Hmmm?

Lana Del Rey's Homage to Jackie O: National Anthem Video

Kate Lawson | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

So we've seen the teaser and now comes the full vid for Lana Del Rey's National Anthem, which is a cinematic-like visual journey featuring Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky channelling American icons Jackie O and John F Kennedy (with an homage to Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy Birthday Mr President' thrown in).

Is the Fashion Industry Blinding Us With Greenwashing?

Esther Freeman | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Freeman

So while I appreciate that it's good that brands like M&S are starting to act on sustainability, we can't ever let up. It's time we say, thanks for doing that, but what are you going to do next? Because "more than most" is never enough.

Sole Secrets: Why A Man Is Suing His Ex-Wife Over Her £1m Shoe Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the house, children and pets - when it comes to shoes, who gets custody when a marriage fails? This bizarre question has arisen during a pub...

Keep It Simple

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I prefer the idea of 'style' to 'fashion'. My wardrobe contains mainly black and navy, rather more tonal than rainbow. Yesterday someone described my outfit as 'ombre'; thank goodness my hair isn't dip dyed.

Matteo Molinari Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

A graduate of London College of Fashion (LCF), Matteo Mollinari showed his Spring/Summer 2013 menswear and accessories range as part of LCFM, an initiative that brought together LCF menswear alumni Molinari, Domingo Rodriguez and Asger Juel Larsen to show their collections to an attentive audience that gathered on a runway at the Royal Society of Arts on 15 June 2012.

The Leather Satchel Company - A Product Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

I bought my very first leather satchel in 2006, when leather satchels weren't a popular fashion essential and certainly not looked upon as an attrac...

Sandals Or Boots? App That Matches Your Wardrobe To Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An app for iPhone and iPod Touch that makes it easy to save, categorise, and share their favorite outfits, now allows users to tag their outfits acco...

The 'New' Smart...

Sarah E. Williams | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah E. Williams

I remember going for my first interview for an office job, it was only a office junior position - which everyone knows is a glorified tea-maker (I make a mean cuppa) - but I was ecstatic.

High Street Fav Whistles Gets Edgy As Fashion Looks Ahead to Autumn

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

What would we do without Whistles? Solving smart women's sartorial dilemmas since the early 1980s, the British brand has become something of an institution.

What to Wear: To a Funeral

James Field | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
James Field

Black really took hold during the period when Queen Victoria's was on the thrown. After Prince Albert died in 1861 she never wore anything else, and the fashion persisted until the late 20th century. In many ways a respectful colour, it began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when death rituals would demonstrate worth and social status.

Monochrome Revolution

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

For the last few seasons, designers have dipped and dabbed in their primary coloured paint pots and mixed around with hues and shades until their collections became bright, bubbling specimens of vibrant colour. But now, the Crayola boxes have been stacked away, paint palettes washed and prepped for a new age; the age of the return of monochrome.

ToBeFrank Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

After showing her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection as part of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout calendar during London Fashion Week, menswear designer Frank Phi...

The Time I Met Hedi Slimane

Ronnie Joice | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

In the autumn of 2005, I was persuaded my now good friend Andrew Aveling to join his band as an eighteen-year-old big-haired skinny-jeaned tambourine madman.

The LCFM Debut Featuring Asger Juel Larsen, Domingo Rodriguez and Matteo Molinari

Nik Thakkar | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Style
Nik Thakkar

This week saw the launch of London's first official menswear fashion week. As I've said on various occasions, London has always pioneered a cultural and visual fashion aesthetic that has set trends alight across the globe.

Watch Out Kate! Ascot Gets Strict New Dress Code

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Royal Ascot racegoers will have to meet strict style criteria when they dress for this year's meeting but help will be on hand from a team of speciall...

PHOTOS: OBE For Designer Who Made Kate Middleton's Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

The designer who rejuvenated the Alexander McQueen brand following the tragic death of its founder and created Kate Middleton's acclaimed wedding dres...

Prince Of Wales, King Of Style?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The Prince of Wales joked that he has become an "icon" of British fashion as he hosted a reception at St James's Palace to launch a new exhibition of ...

Trendy spending: Luxury, London's First Male Fashion Week, and Men

Sujata Bhatia | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Style
Sujata Bhatia

It's particularly interesting to note that it's younger men who are really embracing luxury fashion over older generations. Although they currently make up as small segment of the overall spend, Gen Y presents an interesting opportunity for the luxury fashion designers and houses, both in London and across the world.

The Silver Factory

Angela Scanlon | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Style
Angela Scanlon

The future of Irish fashion is safe. That is, if 16-year-old Cameron Cavaliere is anything to go by.

Scottish Fashion Awards 2012

Christina Miller | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Style
Christina Miller

The annual Scottish Fashion Awards were held on Monday at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow in association with InStyle, and the fashion elite attended in their finery to honour the achievements of the fashion industry's brightest stars.

Shoes Can Betray Your Personality, Suggests Research

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A study by researchers at the University of Kansas has found strangers can correctly judge a person's age, gender, income, political afflictions and '...

Matchy-Matchy Interiors Icons House of Hackney Spin Homeware Prints Into New Fashion Line

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Maximalist hipster interior design visionaries House of Hackney are about to launch their signature print aesthetics on the fashion world with their first womenswear clothing line which debuts on 18 June.