Fashion

Passion for patchwork: make-do-and-mend hits the Paris catwalk

When photographs of on-again-off-again millennial power couple Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid emerged last weekend, the internet predictably melted. Instagram’s answer to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were apparently back together, their united front reinforced by the optics of their complementary pistachio-coloured outfits. The patchwork jacket chosen by Malik for this globally disseminated tableau was by Bode, the […]

How Telfar’s shopping bag became a symbol of fashion democracy

Every era has a bag that defines the times: the 80s had the Birkin; the 90s had the Carrie Bradshaw-endorsed Fendi Baguette; the 00s brought us the massive Chloé Paddington, which was aligned with the excesses of the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and the Olsens, and then came Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag. Now […]

Bombshell gets Fox News look ‘spot on’ say former anchors

It’s not often a TV channel can be credited with creating its own fashion “look” but, in the case of Fox News, fashion and style have become central to the broadcaster’s brand. The almost identical blonde, blow-dried hairstyles, worn with short sheath dresses and stilettos by the channel’s female anchors are also a key feature […]

Positive threads: what to wear in January – in pictures

Jacket, £135, stories.com. Dress, £29.99, zara.com. Hat, £18, rokit.co.uk. Boots, £159 by Dr Martens from office.co.uk. Bag, £23, patagonia.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking […]

Harvey Weinstein trial: model Gigi Hadid among potential jurors

Model Gigi Hadid was revealed on Monday to be one of the potential jurors at the rape trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein now under way in New York. As lawyers for Weinstein and his accusers continue to winnow down a pool of more than a hundred potential jurors, Hadid was seen in the long line of potential […]

Fashion, actually: style inspiration from Christmas films

If you went to see this year’s seasonal romcom Last Christmas hoping to come away feeling warm, fuzzy and festive, you may have left feeling disappointed. But, if you went along looking for fashion inspiration … you will have fared no better. In his one-star review, this paper’s critic Peter Bradshaw characterised the film’s female lead as a […]

The fashion quiz of the year: from J-Lo’s astonishing runway look to The Dress

What did singer HER wear on the red carpet at the VMA’s in August? A live snake A falafel A spider brooch A micro bag Having halted production in 2004, culture magazine the Face relaunched this year with four cover stars. Who were they? Tom Holland, Taylor Swift, KJ Apa, Hayley Kiyoko Harry Styles, Tyler […]

Frocking around: the best Christmas party dresses – in pictures

£165, kitristudio.com. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies will be set. More information. […]

The hair scrunchie returns: ridiculous, fun and fabulously practical

They were once hailed by Carrie Bradshaw as a failsafe way to spot tourists in Manhattan. As she put it: “No woman who works at W Magazine and lives on Perry Street would be caught dead at a hip downtown restaurant wearing a scrunchie.” But 15 years after Sex and the City’s demise, the humble hair-tie is […]

Christmas in Instaland – the best seasonal celebrity snaps

The tree is the star, dahhhling. Mariah Carey, 2016 Photograph: mariacarey/Instagram FacebookTwitterPinterest “Mum, do we have to wear the outfits?” Joan Collins and helpers, 2017 Photograph: joancollins/Instagram FacebookTwitterPinterest “No one smile. No one!” Drake, 2016 Photograph: champagnepapi/Instagram FacebookTwitterPinterest Katy Perry – clearly a big fan of Elf, 2018 Photograph: katyperry/Instagram FacebookTwitterPinterest Queen B with her […]

The edit… women’s gifts under £50

Andy Warhol book, £40, taschen.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies will […]

UK will spend £2.4bn on Christmas clothes that barely get worn – survey

Britons are poised to spend £2.4bn on new outfits for the Christmas party season this year – yet many items may be worn fewer than three times – a survey shows. After shelling out an average of £73.90 per person on partywear for the festive period, one in five people admit they won’t wear the same outfit […]

No Shade: 10 of the best bucket hats for men – in pictures

Hardy bucket hat, £49.99, Brixton x Independent routeone.co.uk This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that […]

How the west has won: it’s time to say howdy to rodeo style

They are riding roughshod over the catwalk, lassoing shoppers on the high street and corralling stars of the big screen and music world. Rodeo trends are having a moment, with fringed jackets, stetsons and cowboy boots seemingly everywhere. Two of the most successful women in pop gave the style their seal of approval this week. […]

The best buys from Pat McGrath’s first UK store

Charlotte Tilbury, Glossier, Huda, Fenty, Drunk Elephant: the most anticipated launches in modern beauty history have a 2019 inductee. This month, Pat McGrath Labs makeup (previously sold online only at Net-a-Porter and patmcgrath.com) launched in the London branch of Selfridges, its first physical UK space. There was a huge party, a masterclass, and blanket press and social media coverage from […]

American and English fashion compared – archive, 1921

New York, April 2 Comparisons between American and English dressing are generally in favour of the American woman. Very often this is just, and it is partly due to climatic and partly to economic reasons. The American woman lives in a clear, bright climate with clean-cut effects of light which are reflected in her dress. […]

How green is your lipstick: beauty brands and the fight against plastic waste

We have all done some soul-searching over the volume of single-use plastics passing through our kitchens, but while we may now be washing our yoghurt pots and reusing our shopping bags, our beauty and personal care products are a different story. Chances are, most of the colourful tubes, bottles and pots that line your bathroom […]

The edit… Five ways to wear floral prints

Bemi Shaw, fashion stylist ‘Keep it cool with a graphic t-shirt.’Bag, £170, Cult Gaia, matchesfashion.com. Sunglasses, £254, oliverpeoples.com. T-shirt, £80, ariesarise.com. Skirt, £140, realisationpar.com, and sandals,£375, rejinapyo.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Helen Seamons, menswear editor ‘Bring a rock edge with stompy boots and fringed denim.’ Jacket £280, ganni.com. Bag, £34.99, reserved.com. Dress, £39, missselfridge.com. Earrings, £265, alighieri.co.uk. Boots, £29.99, zara.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Harriet Green, Observer Magazine editor ‘Wear […]

All made up: step into the bronze age, but do it with style

Like fake tans, bronzers (as seen at Altuzarra SS19, right) will warm up lifeless skin. Misuse, however, is ubiquitous but preventable. Choose a bronzer no more than two shades darker than your own skin. Take a big fluffy brush – tap off any excess – apply around areas that catch the sun – temples, jaw, […]

To the manor reborn: the latest spring styles in regency splendour

Addison dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, £1,360. FacebookTwitterPinterest Pleated sculptural gown by Ronald van der Kemp, POA. FacebookTwitterPinterest Dress, POA, and earring, £676, by Givenchy. FacebookTwitterPinterest Dress, £895, by The Vampire’s Wife. FacebookTwitterPinterest Dress and cape, POA, by Roksanda; feathered shoes by Richard Quinn. FacebookTwitterPinterest Shirt, POA, skirt, £3,300, and hat, £1,340, by Gucci. […]

The joy of short shorts: ‘Nothing screams liberation like a breeze on your thigh’

Who wears short shorts? For anyone with half an eye on this season’s catwalks, a more pertinent question would be: who doesn’t? They have dominated the spring/summer 2019 shows, making appearances at Prada, Fendi, Missoni, Off-White and Jacquemus. Sales are also up, with matchesfashion.com reporting a 43% rise year on year. I am not suggesting that anyone jump on a […]

When less is more: the beauty bloggers exposing the industry’s wasteful secret

Beauty influencer Jeffree Star’s lobby is filled with boxes and garbage bags. Inside is US$1m worth of free makeup that he’s getting rid of. The PR packages he receives from cosmetics companies daily have taken over his Calabasas mansion, all sent in the hope of getting his attention – and airtime in one of his Snapchats, […]

Mother-daughter duos: the new power couples of fashion

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Charlotte de Geyter worked in Simone Rocha’s design studio in London and could have headed to Milan, where a job at a prestigious label was on offer. Instead, she called her mum, Bernadette, a former buyer for Ralph Lauren and a vintage fashion obsessive, […]

Squaring up: how Insta-fashion is changing the way we shop

We’ve all bought them at some time or another: the perfect pair of shoes. Stylish, comfortable – the kind you wear with everything until they fall apart, and you have to start scouring the internet for a replacement. But recently you might have noticed that the way you find a replacement has changed. Not long […]

The foetus facial: why Victoria Beckham spends £1,100 to look like a newborn

Name: Victoria Beckham’s caviar facial. Age: Defying. Appearance: Younger, less heavy. A facial that makes you lose weight? Yes. When it’s over, you’re £1,100 lighter. Are you saying that Victoria Beckham pays that much to have someone smear caviar on her face? It is described as a “caviar sheet mask”, but, essentially, yes. Does she at least eat it afterwards? I don’t think so. […]

Tess Holliday: ‘It’s hard buying vintage when you’re fat – this kaftan made me gasp’

It’s hard when you’re buying vintage clothes to find something that fits your body, especially when you’re fat. So I gasped when I saw this 70s kaftan in a Los Angeles vintage store a few years ago, because it was so beautiful and unique. The woman who ran the store had saved it for me […]

KATY PERRY SHOES REMOVED FROM STORES OVER BLACKFACE DESIGN

Katy Perry  Collections, the fashion line by the pop star, has removed footwear after they were accused of using blackface. The sandals and loafers, designed with a face featuring prominent red lips, are no longer on sale at retailers including Walmart. A spokesperson for the companytold TMZ: “In order to be respectful and sensitive the […]

Carried away: the 10 best women’s bags for spring – in pictures

Cream and clear tote, £35,weekday.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies […]

From fishermen to ravers: why we can’t kick the bucket hat

Once you start looking for bucket hats, they are everywhere. In just a week, I see them on public transport. On Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin’s Instagram account. In JW Anderson’s Uniqlo collaboration. In the Teddy Pendergrass documentary. In a Kader Attia photograph outside the Hayward gallery. On Rita Ora’s head in a snow shower. On the Christian Dior catwalk. In the pub on Saturday […]

Lip service: what Kylie Jenner really sells us is a brush with fame

In the spring of 2015, girls started sucking shot glasses. They would put their lips into the glass, and then they’d suck, creating a vacuum which drew blood to the surface of their lips to create a swollen, puckered pout, and then they’d post a selfie on Instagram, hashtagged #KylieJennerChallenge. Kylie Jenner had been 10 […]

That 70s show: why the disco decade is back in fashion

There is a logical, mathematical explanation for why the 70s have been pronounced chic by Paris fashion week. The 90s are the new 70s, you see, and the 70s are the new 50s. It goes like this. When the 70s were the recent past, they were cringe-makingly close to home, and therefore easy to poke fun […]

‘Ridiculous’ micro handbag that can fit only a few mints becomes fashion sensation

It was the biggest, smallest thing to come out of Paris fashion week. Since its debut on the catwalk last week, the Jacquemus Mini Le Chiquito bag has had the fashion world in a spin – and the rest of the planet scratching its head. Measuring a minuscule 5.2cm (two inches) long, the bag is […]

Zawe Ashton wears some of the best utilitarian looks this season

Bandeau top, dungarees and shoes, all hermes.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Shirt, jacket, trousers, belt and shoes, all givenchy.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Bandeau top and dungarees, bothhermes.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Netted top, blazer, trousers and shoes, all ports1961.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Shirt, skirt, shoes and leather belt bag, all fendi.com FacebookTwitterPinterest Dress, loewe.com. Hair and makeup by Kim Kiefer at Frank Agency using Kevyn Aucoin and Dr Haushka; fashion assistant […]

Victoria’s Secret, your airbrushed grip on the lingerie world is loosening

In 7th grade, the kind of underwear you wore mattered. I knew because I didn’t have the right kind. My underpants were white cotton with light pink trim; my mom bought them in plastic packs of six at Kohl’s or Walmart. The correct kind of of underwear was brightly striped, sat low on your hips, […]

Picture-perfect Loewe wows Paris with selfie-inspired show

Clothes are never the sole focus at a Loewe show. But on a damp Friday morning in Paris, its craft-loving creative director, Jonathan Anderson, continued to explore the conversation between art and fashion by centring his autumn collection on the selfie. Inspired by what is thought to be the earliest example of one – a photograph […]

Chloé gives Highlands twist to its traditional Parisian chic

Where do French girls go on holiday? Hiking in the Scottish Highlands, according to the Chloé’s creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The designer, whose adopted brand has been the ultimate purveyor of ultra feminine and Parisian chic since its inception in 1952, may have had a Mediterranean-beach-hopping and souvenir-shopping woman on her moodboard last season, but […]

Back to basics: D&G seek absolution in postwar aesthetics

Nearly three months have passed since Dolce & Gabbana was forced to cancel its much hyped show in China amidst accusations of racism and cultural appropriation, but the weight of the ramifications still hung densely around its Milan fashion week show on Sunday afternoon. Ever since the scandal broke out, the design duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano […]

From bags to bathmats: why fashion loves the evil eye

Once you start noticing the evil eye, you can’t stop seeing it. Or rather, it can’t stop seeing you. The eye, whose “pupil” often comes in cobalt blue and is occasionally adorned with eyelashes, has been a recurring motif in fashion over the years, from the necklace worn by Willow Smith for Chanel’s AW16 eyewear campaign, to Elie […]

New fashion award launched amidst industry’s racial missteps

Three months after Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana was forced to cancel a show in Shanghai following the release of a campaign video widely viewed as pandering to racist stereotypes, a new prize aimed at fostering emerging fashion talent from China is to be launched. The BoF China Prize is a collaboration between fashion site, Business […]

Shpërthim ngjyrash: Frymëzohuni nga java e modës në Milano

Java e modës në Milano do t’ju vijë në ndihmë të ndryshoni rrënjësisht stilin tuaj. Huazoni disa ide të këndshme nga disa prej shtëpive më prestigjioze të modës: ALBERTA FERRETTI MARNI VERSACE VIVETTA VERSACE PRADA MAX MARA MARNI JIL SANDER

London Fashion Week 2019 round-up: From Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour to Gigi Hadid and climate protesters…………..

One of the most prominent trends on the catwalk this year was neon colours, one that was forecast during the Autumn/Winter collections in 2018. London seems to still be in love with the loud and proud neon colour trend this season, as bright hues, acid tones and colour pops were rife on the LFW catwalk. […]

Kaiser Karl: 12 moments that made Lagerfeld a legend

1954, wins the Woolmark prize An overachiever and proud of it FacebookTwitterPinterest Karl Lagerfeld in 1954, winning best coat award at the Woolmark prize. Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma via Getty Images Karl Lagerfeld moved to Paris from his native Hamburg as a teenager and, although he had no formal fashion or art school education, soon made his mark. At […]

Gucci in subdued mood at first show since ‘blackface’ scandal

There were harlequin tunics, pantaloons cuffed at the ankle, ruffed Pierrot collars and tears painted on to faces as the new Gucci collection paraded the catwalk. But a clown is never just about merriment, and there were serious issues to be addressed at the show that opened Milan fashion week. Designer Alessandro Michele, who worked […]

‘Don’t feed the monster!’ The people who have stopped buying new clothes

Lauren Cowdery is flicking through the rails of the Cancer Research charity shop in Goole, east Yorkshire. “Too bobbly!” she tuts at a ribbed top. “This skirt is big but it would be easy to take in … ” Cowdery appears to be shopping, but she is merely browsing. She is on a mission not […]

Barrettes, bucket hats and big coats: street-style trends from New York

See you at the bar-rette Hair clips have been the breakout star on the accessories scene over the past year, ensuring all the street-style stars are getting clippy with it. It is, however, specifically the barrette that has won this New York fashion week, giving the simplest of hairstyles extra oomph. Illustration: Guardian Design FacebookTwitterPinterest […]

What does it meme? The rise and rise of the fashion viral

Ihave never worn anything that could be considered “online content”. And, to the best of my knowledge, I have never gone viral. That is until one spring morning, enjoying a snack by the canal, alone save for the ducks, I realised someone on the bridge was taking a photograph of me. I glanced down at […]

Anna Wintour: a rare face-to-face with the most important woman in fashion

One morning last August, Anna Wintour was playing tennis with her coach in the 40-acre grounds of her Long Island summerhouse. She noticed he seemed a little distracted: “But his wife was about to have a baby, so I thought he was nervous about that.” Then it struck her that they had attracted an unusual number of […]

How to wear: a sensible trenchcoat less sensibly

Ignore the trousers for now. Yes, that’s right, ignore the shiny, zippered, ketchup-red trousers. They are only here to make a point about the trenchcoat. A trenchcoat is a timeless classic. Everyone knows that. It is perennially chic, it takes you anywhere, it is age-appropriate. It is eminently sustainable: buy one and it will last […]

New York fashion week shines light on new talent and embraces AI

The buzz about this New York fashion week was that there wasn’t any. With Calvin Klein sitting out the season and Rodarte the latest brand to jump ship – the designers escaped the New York winter to show in sunny Los Angeles last week – this was set to be the fashion week nobody was talking about. […]

The best full coverage concealers

Full-coverage foundations are huge right now, but I’m broadly averse. Unless your complexion is as problematic as you believe (unlikely), serious cover-up comes best from heavy-duty concealer, since this can be applied judiciously only to the areas in extra need, allowing the rest of your skin to look healthy and real – dewy, living, not […]

Karl Lagerfeld misses Chanel haute couture shows in Paris

Karl Lagerfeld was absent from Chanel’s haute couture shows in Paris, fuelling speculation over the 85-year-old designer’s health. Shortly before 11am on Tuesday, when the first of the two shows had ended without an appearance from Lagerfeld, an announcement was made that he was expected at the noon show, but this proved not to be the […]

How to survive this bleak winter? Stomp about in chunky boots

Two words, Tanya: chunky boots. If the 1990s was the decade that the phrase “fuck-me shoes” was coined, we are now very much in the era of “fuck-you boots”, the bigger and stompier the better. Because, let’s be honest, that is pretty much the mood we are all in these days, and all this energy […]

Victoria Beckham: ‘You have to be quite controlling’

Along an Edward Hopper-esque cobblestone street two blocks from the Hudson river, outside a Brooklyn warehouse that is now a photographic studio the size of a baseball field, black SUVs are parked bumper to bumper. Inside, Mario Sorrenti, fashion royalty since he photographed a nude Kate Moss face down on a sofa for Calvin Klein’s Obsession in 1993, is […]

Jacquemus menswear is all work and no play in Paris

On the final morning of the Paris shows, Jacquemus, the French label known for putting women in huge hats and men in tiny shorts, showed its first autumn/winter menswear collection. The show was titled Le Meunier (‘the miller’) and the invitation arrived with a loaf of bread and the promise of breakfast. Outside, rain spat down but inside the […]

Their Warhols Are at the Whitney. Their Ugly Divorce Is on Display, Too.

Over the weekend before the Fourth of July last year, David and Libbie Mugrabi, an art-world power couple known for their enormous collection of Warhols, hosted a dinner party for about 15 business associates, some of whom were also staying over at their lavis­­h nine-bedroom estate in the Hamptons. Ms. Mugrabi said she retired around 11:30 p.m. […]

4 FLAT MODELS WHICH WILL DO TENDENCE IN 2019

Hair stylist Clayton Hawkins, who cares for the image of many famous Hollywood characters such as Laura Harrier, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Ziegler and Karla Souza, has predicted the greatest hair trends for 2019 as follows: Rounded “bob” model: Unlike that bob in the form of letter A that we have seen much in recent years, […]

How to wear: ankle boots

Iam starting to see what the Victorians meant about ankles. I have a bit of a thing for them myself these days. And it’s not just me: right now, they are a much-appreciated erogenous zone, sartorially speaking. Ah, excellent point. You’ve noticed that you can’t actually see my ankles. But here’s the thing: you can […]

Time to pay lip service to good causes

I try my hardest to live as if it’s Christmas all year long: I always want to spoil people I love; I always want to wear obscene jumpers; I want to fill my vision in twinkling lights, and invite everyone over – always – but I know people will worry if I keep the tinsel up. So […]

Beauty tips: Red matte lips for a modern effect

Matte red lips give a very different effect to a traditional lipstick – they feel more bold, more modern and slightly intimidating in the right light. At Rochas, makeup artist Lynsey Alexander made these “stamped-on” lips the focus of the beauty look, worn with minimal makeup and a luxuriously moody pout. Keep lips moisturised, and […]

December dressing: outfit inspiration for the month ahead

Coat, £119.99, hm.com; Overalls, £135, mcoveralls.com; Hat, £9.90,uniqlo.com; Boots, £96,office.co.uk; Bag, £6, monki.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. […]

Padded jacket and hiking boots – what the bride will be wearing this winter

Awinter wedding used to mean celebrations spent shivering in a pashmina, but now outfits that are both wedding – and weather – appropriate are beginning to appear on the high street. The fashion world has woken up to the fact that increasing numbers us are choosing to get married in the colder months. Google searches […]

The best dresses for all ages – in pictures

Kelly wears dress, £79.99, belt, £17.99, and boots, £79.99, allmango.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking […]

How to wear: head to toe colour

Is it more modern to wear head-to-toe colour than all black these days? Ha! Trick question. Either is fine. Sometimes I see a woman in an unusual colour combination and think to myself, she’s clearly a genius – from now on, I’m only ever wearing lavender with navy, or lime with aubergine, or whatever. But then, the […]

Precious metals: key accessories for the party season – in pictures

Tassel bag, £49.99, zara.com This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, […]

New York designer Batsheva Hay: ‘Old people are way more punk’

Shortly after they were married, Batsheva Hay was startled to find her husband, the celebrated fashion photographer Alexei Hay, throwing out all his old clothes. “He had such cool clothing, really super stylish three-piece suits, things like that,” she recalled one recent afternoon as we sat in her apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Hay tried […]

I believe I can fly: meet the women drone pilots

What can be achieved with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is evolving on a daily basis – from photography to ecology, humanitarian relief to surveying – but, despite technological developments, the industry itself looks a little like the past. While the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) doesn’t keep track of the gender of those applying for permission […]

Starvation diets, obsessive training and no plus-size models: Victoria’s Secret sells a dangerous fantasy

Awoman stands on stage and cries. In the auditorium, another woman’s partner gives a standing ovation, his hand on his heart. One mother gushes that she is “so proud” of her daughter. Another goes further: “So much admiration for all your hard work and dedication to being the best version of yourself and making your dreams come […]

‘There was nothing before Mary’: V&A announces major Mary Quant retrospective

On Thursday, the V&A staged a “Quant revival” outside the museum to mark the launch of ticket sales for its upcoming retrospective of iconic fashion designer Mary Quant. Models and staff who worked with Quant during the height of her fame in the 60s and 70s, as well as contemporary models, turned out for the event […]

What is the meaning of Theresa May’s £750 ‘twofer’ coat?

George Osborne’s Caesar haircut showed that budget-day dressing is ripe for analysis. So, what does the prime minister’s Italian double-coat tell us? If it feels unfair to analyse what Theresa May is wearing in the picture above, bear in mind that there are few days when a politician’s clothes matter more than budget day, regardless […]

Would you pay more for sustainable sneakers?

They’re leather-free and have a sole made from recycled plastic bottles. Could Vejasneakers be the most sustainable shoes in the world? The French fashion brand’s founders, Sébastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion, certainly hope so. The two childhood friends visited clothing and food factories in South America, Asia and Australia while running a nonprofit group — and […]

From click to chic: Amazon trials real-world fashion boutique

Bright red lacy dresses, cosy coats and ripped jeans fill a chic central London boutique decorated with neon signage and stripped wood floors. Shoppers bustle and admire the clothes – but they are not in a hip designer shop; they are in Amazon’s first pop-up fashion store in Europe. Last week, at the opening night of the […]

Warm front – all the best coats this winter

Junior wears cocoon coat, £100, and shirt, £30, both Asos white,asos.com, roll neck, £22,riverisland.com, trousers, £450, Stella McCartney,matchesfashion.com, model: Junior Choi at Select Model Management This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in […]

Take two: our pick of the best jumpers and midi skirts – in pictures

Skirt, £42, topshop.com and jumper, £39.99, zara.com  This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, […]

The Fashion Awards 2018: nominations announced

The Fashion Award nominations for 2018 have been announced this morning, with major nods going to the most high-profile designer debuts of the year. Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh and Dior Homme’s Kim Jones, who unveiled their first collections for the luxury houses in July, have both picked up a nomination in the prized Designer of […]

Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of fashion giant Benetton, dies age 77

Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of Italian fashion label Benetton Group, died Monday at the age of 77. Gilberto died at his home in Treviso, northeast Italy, following a brief illness, the Benetton Group said in a statement provided to media. His wife Lalla, daughters Barbara and Sabrina and son-in-law Ermanno were with him in his final moments. […]

It’s Ghost Tour Season

Allison Chase was born to be spooky. When her older brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, largely excluding him from the sugar-fueled pleasures of trick-or-treating, Ms. Chase’s parents wanted to make sure he could nevertheless enjoy Halloween to its fullest. Her father began to stage elaborate charity haunted houses out of […]

‘Everyone I know buys vintage’: the Depop sellers shaking up fashion

The fast-growing social media app combines Instagram-style image creation with digital market bargaining. Caitlin Young is one of millions of teenagers and 20-somethings who are shaking up the fashion industry by digging out their parents’ cast-offs, raiding charity shops and scanning boot sales to build mini businesses online. Young picks up 1990s and “Y2K” early […]

Why animal prints are prowling the high street

This autumn’s trend goes beyond fashion as women of all ages dare to wear animal print to give them an edge. There are trends, the seasonal diktats that filter down from the catwalks and on to the high street, and then there is the mass proliferation of an idea so big that it transcends fashion. […]

From okapis to churros vape: this week’s fashion trends

Going up Okapis We’ve had lions, tigers and leopards. Can we make okapi print happen now? Pierrot clowns On the moodboard for AW19. Extreme ruffles are go. Face tears optional. The Shipping Forecast Read by Zebedee Soanes at Anya Hindmarch’s LFW show. New bedtime treat. FacebookTwitterPinterest Marc Jacobs leaves a vape trail. Photograph: Getty Images Churros vape Marc Jacobs’ favoured flavour. It’s […]

How to wear: downstairs layering

The top I’m wearing here isn’t in the shops – it’s from my own wardrobe and about five years old, so you can’t buy it. So it goes against the No 1 rule of fashion journalism: in order to be useful, I wear and write about stuff that you can go out and buy. Well, […]

Just can’t get enough: why it’s maximalism’s big moment

Outside, Tania James’s home looks fairly average, a flat in a Victorian conversion on a north London street lined with trees and speed bumps. Inside, it’s a riot of colour. Neon pink, yellow and orange zap across the walls, while dozens of 60s and 70s tea trays line the stairs, each a different pattern. In […]

Karl Lagerfeld makes waves with catwalk beach at Chanel show

It was a grey autumnal day in Paris. But at the Chanel show in the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld ensured that summer stuck around for a bit longer. The designer, who previously brought a Chanel supermarket and a rocket bearing the brand’s signature double “C” logo to fashion week, doesn’t do things by half. This time, a […]

Nicolas Ghesquière’s sci-fi silhouettes take flight for Louis Vuitton at Paris show

“Every piece that I designed for this collection, I asked the question: is it powerful for a woman to wear this? Does it give her strength?” You don’t get to be the designer who closes Paris fashion week without having something to contribute to the cultural conversation. Nicolas Ghesquière, whose collection for Louis Vuitton was staged on […]

The 10 best men’s coats and jackets on the high street

Check overcoat, £159, zara.com  This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, you […]

Get real: how the catwalk shows will change your wardrobe

As Paris rounds off a month of fashion weeks, which of the standout looks – from incredible tailoring to plunging necklines – will make it into your closet? Fashion week can be about many things – for much of this weekend in Paris, thanks to Celine’s show, the catwalks took a back seat to a righteous […]

The woman warrior gets romantic at McQueen show in Paris

Sarah Burton mixes strength and fragility to create a picture of female power that feels part of the cultural conversation Women as warriors taking on the world has been at the heart of the Alexander McQueen brand since it was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. At the moment, that idea is increasingly relevant. […]

Why mainstream brands are embracing modest fashion

For many years — especially after the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 — the fashion industry was deeply averse to being publicly associated with Muslims, whether as designers, models, consumers or influencers. That Muslim clients from the newly rich petro-economies of the Gulf provided essential support to European couture houses from […]

Thai Superstar Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund Was Best Dressed at Louis Vuitton Spring 2019

Of Course This Thai Superstar Was Louis Vuitton’s Best Dressed Guest Louis Vuitton’s front row is populated by some of the most stylish stars on the planet and with Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander, Thandie Newton, and more present for this evening’s Spring 2019 show at the Louvre, the competition for best-dressed attendee was stiff. Nevertheless, […]

Style Meets Tech: How To Give Your iPhone A High-Fashion Makeover

I don’t know about you, but I perpetually face a dilemma when it comes to my iPhone: I love its sleek design but, unfortunately, I know all too well just how delicate it is too. Read: A case is absolutely essential—and if you’ve recently splurged on the new iPhone XS or XS Max, you certainly should protect your investment. Admittedly, I’ve foolishly forgone cases in the […]

Balenciaga Introduces the Track, A New Luxury Sneaker to Rival Its Triple S

Move over, Triple S, a new style is looking to usurp the thrown. Last weak, Balenciaga put out its Track Sneaker, a style that was first introduced on its Fall 2018 runway. It drops at a time when the French luxury label is riding high on the success of the Triple S, which has received a great […]

Lipstick and loss: the beauty fans fighting for their favourite discontinued products

It can be surprisingly disappointing when cosmetics companies stop selling much-loved lipsticks or foundations. So customers are finding clever ways to stockpile them – or get them back on the shelves. For some of us, losing a favourite lipstick can be a little like losing a lover. Both are something we come to rely on, […]

Balenciaga breaks fashion taboos in Paris on way to bigger picture

Balenciaga stands for the weirdly elegant and the beautifully odd. Its founder, Cristóbal, gave fashion the puffball skirt and the sack-back coat. On Sunday morning at Paris fashion week its current designer, Demna Gvasalia, offered cocktail dresses suspended on boned straps so that they hovered in space around the body, and broke the design world’s […]

Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy show in Paris shimmers sharply in a tuxedo

The British designer Clare Waight Keller scored the biggest fashion triumph of 2018 five months ago when the Duchess of Sussex walked down the aisle of St George’s Chapel in a boat-necked Givenchy wedding dress. No Paris catwalk show, even one that brings city traffic to a standstill on a Sunday evening and scores the starriest front […]

Structure your wardrobe: how to dress like an architect​

There is a phrase popping up as frequently as oligarchs’ penthouses on the London skyline. The expression “dressing like an architect” has become the ultimate fashion compliment. People who wear Prada, or Marni, or Issey Miyake are often said to dress like architects. So, too, are those who wear structural shift dresses from Cos. There are Mumsnet […]

Eight New Designers To Watch From New York Fashion Week

  Global Fashion Collective is a new initiative led by Vancouver Fashion Week, a semi-annual industry event that’s been running for 32 seasons. GFC is fast becoming one of the top showcases of new talent from around the world, producing runway shows in various fashion capitals. Global Fashion Collective launched at Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo in October 2017, followed […]