International Fashion Showcase returning for 2019

The International Fashion Showcase, established as a platform for emerging designers to exhibit their work during London Fashion Week, has confirmed that it will return in 2019 and will feature 16 emerging designers from across the globe. The biennial fashion presentation, hosted in partnership between the British Council, British Fashion …

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Chic Fashion Brands Doing Things Right, Right Now

There are no hard and fast rules about calling a fashion brand “sustainable” or “ethical.” The simple fact is every brand should be creating clothing with as little waste and environmental impact as possible. We’ve all heard the stats, “The world uses 1.3 trillion gallons of water each year for fabric dyeing …

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Indelible moments on the men’s week fashion caravan

Back at the start of a cycle of menswear shows that began in Florence in early June, continued to Milan and Paris, and will end in New York this coming week, I took part in “The Florence Experiment”. This site-specific project by artist Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso, a scientist …

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The Daring New Trend in Pants Is…Shorts

Fashion has finally broken down one of the last style faux pas. At last month’s European men’s shows, on the runways and cobblestone streets, a few trends emerged from the ether and solidified into full-blown style movements. The utility bag, for one, has become an object of worship comparable to …

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How fashion co-opted the football scarf

Designs by Henry Holland and Versace are gracing catwalks across Europe Football scarves are making the move from Saturday afternoon fan favourite to this year’s must-have fashion accessory. At the recent autumn/winter 2018 collections, they were featured by some of the most influential brands in fashion. In Milan, Donatella Versace showed three …

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Dior celebrates haute couture as an antidote to fast fashion

As has become tradition, the Christian Dior couture show took place at Paris’s Musée Rodin, with the collection itself shown inside a large, white cube within the grounds. Guests entered through the museum, walking past Rodin’s The Kiss and beds of roses crisping up in the July heat. Inside, bright lights lit …

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Top Drawer reveals strong fashion line-up

Lifestyle trade show Top Drawer has announced a strong fashion line-up for its September edition, with more than 150 fashion accessories labels and jewellery brands taking part. One of the highlights will be the launch of new jewellery and accessories platform, Capsule, alongside other fashion brands including Eduards Accessories, Tsai …

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