The issue of copying has opened up the space for discussion around protections for the design industry, but what seems to be less discussed is how different forms of creativity arising out of the fashion system, can attract legal protection, such as the format of a ready to wear fashion show.
This week alone I wore two items of clothing with large, wafty sleeves in the name of being a bit summery. But both times I had to really, really try hard to keep them safe from bodily fluids, wine or spaghetti bolognese sauce. Here are seven times bell sleeves proved completely impractical...
Having hopped on the Double Wear train myself, I can certainly see what all of the hype is about. It is a very lovely product which is easy to blend and definitely holds up to the "15-hour staying power" claim. However, I have discovered a dupe and it is pretty awesome!
Designers have previously shown pieces from a range of sub-labels, but today they are more likely to exhibit a single, unified collection. Why are a growing number of luxury apparel companies consolidating their collections, and what does this mean for investors?
1. Give yourself a compliment. I'm sure you are probably your best critic, so its about time you became your best cheerleader! However its not so easy to start switch that on so try starting your day with a compliment to yourself as you are getting dressed. B
When putting together a men's makeup routine for TV, it's important to appreciate the benefits of achieving a natural 'no makeup' makeup appearance. This look is all the rage at the moment, as more guys than ever before demand that their cosmetics remain unnoticeable on screen.
Early on in building our first brand we developed a philosophy that went "Red or Dead would be the world's first affordable designer label for people that grew up not knowing what design was and if they did couldn't have afforded it anyway" Admittedly this was a bit of a mouthful and ultimately we shortened it to "The first affordable designer label".
I was beginning to feel that way with this faux leather skirt. I live in a small Welsh countryside town where the majority wear jeans each day and that is very much the norm and generally the done thing.
Just as I return from visiting garment factories in Myanmar, a stream of press attention focuses on challenges facing this area. Although there are challenges, my trip has only made me believe in the unique opportunity this country represents to change the future of how our clothing is made
It's almost Valentine's Day, which means there's plenty of love in the air and many of us will already be thinking of what to wear. Whether you're heading out on a first date in the evening or spending a chilled out day with your loved one, it's a welcome opportunity to dress to impress.
I hope everyone indulges in something beautiful for someone beautiful. I hope each time we go for gold... we see if it really does glisten not just for us but for all those who mine it, make and those who wear it.
But what exactly is so bad about men who want to count their macros and pluck their eyebrows? If British men are now entering an epidemic of self-care and wellness then surely this can only be positive? If fitness is acceptable for men, then why not skincare?
In the context of life in Myanmar, of course there is a different lens on this. Tedious work that pays is aspirational if the alternative is an inability to feed one's children. Yet, what this experience brought home to me was the depth of our double standards across the fashion industry as a whole.
So what makes London so special? When it comes to style as Brits we embrace tradition, fine craftsmanship, sartorial elegance and the debonair attitude to look immaculate. These are the home grown talent designers that Britain are proud to call their own making their mark on the fashion scene.
The fashion press could not wait for the new collection to be seen and watch it-girl Daisy Lowe open the show as the models sauntered down the catwalk wearing seventies pyjama tops in true boho style.
The way this shot has been set up creates a deeply unsettling power dynamic: Bella is perched on Riccardo's knee - an infantilising position to be in - and he, the legendary designer, is presenting her to the camera.