UK Fashion

High-Heels - The 21st Century's Answer to Foot-Binding?

Stephanie Goward | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Goward

NHS podiatric surgeon Emma Supple says that thousands of British women are rendered immobile by high heels. Corrective surgery is costing up to £29 million a year through treatments for bunion or corn removal, toe straightening and joint replacement, or the removal of trapped nerves.

Howard Tangye - Casting the Line

Bob Chaundy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

As Head of Womenswear Design at Central St Martin's for 17 years, Howard Tangye's fashion illustrations have been highly influential to his students, most notably John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Richard Nicoll and Julie Verhoeven.

Chinese Jewellery Designer, Bao Bao Wan's Luxurious London Launch

Sarah McGiven | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've never met Bao Bao Wan but everything I've read about her makes me smile. From her go-getting globetrotting and unusual upbringing which saw her sent off to school in America at age nine, to her outstanding eye for luxury jewellery design - her life has been described as 'a 21st century fairytale' but to me that doesn't quite ring true.

The Vogue Paris Guide to 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With the flurry of the festive season over, we're gearing up for another year of runway shows, celebrity collaborations and exclusive exhibitions that looks set to be even bigger than the last. We round up the fashion dates for your diary this year.

Four Days, Two Fittings, and 5,437 Miles Across the Atlantic: Dressing Naiyana Garth for the Golden Globes

Tiffany London | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

Many say January is the most depressing month of the year but I love it. It's a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, refocusing and looking ahead to the next 12 months. January is also awards season, meaning that red carpets all over the world are, for a brief few weeks, the focus of the world's media.

Hollywood! Winners and Fashion... Grammys... Emmys

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zandra Rhodes

I was truly honoured in 2013 when the ageless beauty, Ellen Burstyn, chose my gown to wear to the Emmy awards... and she WON!!!!

Fashion IS (Great) Britain! The Longest Poster in the WORLD!

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zandra Rhodes

I am working like mad to finish the details for the American Hear Association's Go Red for Women event February 14, 2014 - and since much of 2013 emphasised grey, black and white designs (and my wild flower sketchbook pieces) ... I need to put the finishing touches on some new designs emphasizing red...

A Fashion Intern's Diary: The Highs and Lows of Unpaid Life in London

Bryony Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bryony Moss

As my time at Hand & Lock comes to an end I've been thinking a lot about the pros and cons of being an intern...

The End of 2013 and a Preview of 2014...

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zandra Rhodes

My exhibition Zandra Unseen at the Fashion and Textile Museum closed 31 August, 2013 to make way for the gorgeous Belville-Sassoon exhibit. Featuring the work of my dear friend David Sassoon (including dresses made for not only our beloved Princess Di but also Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, two beautiful women of impeccable taste).

Do Judge a Vogue by its Cover

Katie Beard | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beard

To your everyday woman, perhaps not accustomed to a life of airbrushed perfection, it can be just a fairly dispiriting, potentially bruising, high gloss, fashion mag. But, I'm convinced that it's supposed to represent more than that. Step forward Lena Dunham.

Fashion Is Having a 'Senior Moment'

Graciela Fairclough | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Graciela Fairclough

In recent years a dramatic twist of directive has focused attention on senior style statement makers: the new millennium's fashion "it" generation. Their inventive dress translation - from the avant garde whimsy of the risk takers to the subdued simple elegance of the reserved - has captured the attention of fashion creatives and chroniclers.

Underground Fashion From Roundel

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Love or loathe the tube, there's no denying the fact that London Underground has a truly iconic aesthetic. The world's first city subway is awash with classic design, from Harry Beck's topological Tube Map to the station signage and typography.

2014: Embracing the Fashion/Sport Mash-Up Trend

Emilie Riis | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emilie Riis

The fashion industry has artfully latched onto our fitness obsession. It all started in 2004 when Stella McCartney designed her first collection for Adidas. Her collection was soon after followed by a collaboration between Puma and Alexander McQueen.

Pain-free New Year Pick-me-ups

Vogue.fr | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

New Year, new resolutions? You don't need to feel punished to brighten your outlook and put spring in your step this January. Forget strict eating plans and complicated exercise regimens, at Vogue Paris we've been celebrating the New Year with a rejuvenating and thoroughly luxurious line-up of products and health tips.

Should We Be Celebrating American Apparel's 'Pubic Hair' Mannequins?

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

The reality is that American Apparel sticking pubic hair on its mannequins probably won't increase lingerie sales, but will it give them publicity? Get people talking? Of course it will, it already has, as this post proves. People want to talk about this, out of shock, out of amusement, whatever the reason, emotion is evoked.

Happy Healthy New Year!

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

'I will find inner peace this year', 'I will exercise this year',' 'I will spend more time with my friends this year'... and on the mantra mill goes on. This year I made a resolution to shun New Year's resolutions for the rest of my life. I don't want to be tied down to that level of commitment.

Is Style Going Out of Fashion?

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

So London man, by tradition, owns a mind as sharp as the crease in his trousers. But of late, tradition is being challenged by a conspicuous interloper of indeterminate persuasions.

LOOK: Mean Girls Jewellery! It's. So. FETCH

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirls, schoolboys, university students, anyone who has ever watched Mean Girls and loved it, hold on to your chest-hair wigs: Mean Girls jewelle...

Happy 40th Kate Moss

Rachel Braier | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Braier

Happy birthday Kate. I, along with the great British High Street are waiting with bated breath, to see what you'll be wearing for your big 4-0, and one thing's guaranteed - a knock down version of said outfit, will be on my back by spring.

Exclusive: British Design Duo Vin + Omi to Showcase AW14 Collection at London Fashion Week

Kate Lawson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

Vin + Omi are undoubtedly innovative visual pioneers, unafraid to experiment and create their own unique design codes, opting out of the currency of hype surrounding industry trends.

Exhibition: Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Another lovely touch was the inclusion - without apology - of Isabella's more damaged items such as her scuffed Givenchy mules and the McQueen coat complete with cigarette burns. It's a lovely reminder that what Isabella loved, she wore. And wore and wore and wore. Nothing was saved for special occasions in her wardrobe.

An Open Letter to My Bras

Sarah Kwong | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Man, what a rollercoaster. You've known me since I was a kid, desperate to fill out a cup, any cup. ('Does an AAAA exist?') You were there, in your soft, first bra material, noble and strong, even when I was forcing tissue paper into your lungs, believing you weren't enough.

With Another Fall at M&S, It's All About Timing Mr Bolland

Jan Shure | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Get a grip, Mr Bolland, because even if your merchandise is perfect, if it isn't available when the consumer wants to consume it, you might just as well put it straight in the sales bins...

Student Wins PETA Competition To Design VEGAN Shoe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A fashion design student has beaten applicants from around the world to win the first ever competition to design a VEGAN shoe. Talented Leeds Unive...

Hitting the Slopes in Style!

Kelly Simpkin | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Simpkin

I don't know about you but for me skiing is as much about the outfit as it is about the snow! When I'm gliding down the mountain I want to look good doing so and when I stop for a Vin Chaud I want to look the part!