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Jewellery Gem - Astrid & Miyu

Astrid & Miyu is a young London based contemporary British jewellery brand, which embraces class and edge. Its pieces are unique yet versatile, edgy yet classic, glamorous yet subtle. Their philosophy is that accessories should not overshadow the natural beauty of the woman wearing them. Astrid & Miyu make beautifully ​crafted jewellery​ that reflects the juxtaposition of class and edge which​ is at the core of London style.

Big Data Predicted Fashion Trends Spoils E-Commerce Giant Globalegrow's Customers


SHENZHEN, China -- Globalegrow, the leading cross-border e-commerce enterprise, unveiled a capsule collection of stripes this month, which achieved a sales growth of more than 35%. They believed that the popularity of stripe elements must continue to grow in the spring/summer season 2017.
The collection of strips is featured with a complete line of items, including tops, dresses and bodysuits. After the New York Fashion Week opened on early February, the data analysts from Globalegrow noticed a sharp increase by 40% of the search volume of the keyword 'stripes' compared with January. While professional stylists also reported that the striped items would be a thing in the coming season.

Iconic Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Teams Up With Architect Editor Jean-Paul Cassia To Expand His Creative Influence!


Jean-Paul Cassia has announced his partnership with one of 21st Century’s most influential design creators: Manfred Thierry Mugler.
Founded in 1958, and now led by award-winning architect editor and developer Jean-Paul Cassia, +Cassia welcomes to its stellar team "the prophet of futurism" as he has been referred to, and an instinctive designer who believes that the "intellect is the servant of the spirit". 
Jean-Paul Cassia and Manfred Thierry Mugler have decided to create a real estate design signature partnership with the intent of crafting projects and destinations that combine the power of Manfred’s creative genius with Jean-Paul’s ability to conceive and orchestrate projects that become “stage sets for the great adventures of life”.

International Fashion Showcase 2017 winners announced



The British Council, British Fashion Council (BFC) and Mercedes-Benz announced the winners of the International Fashion Showcase, in a prize-giving ceremony at Somerset House, London. Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Chief Critic Vogue Runway, and Bettina Haussmann, Senior Manager Sponsoring and Product Placement Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, presented The International Fashion Showcase Designer Award to Younchan Chung of the-sirius for his impressive design showcased in the Korean installation.

London Fashion Week honours Richard Nicoll with Nicoll Blue



In a special tribute to Richard Nicoll, London Fashion Week February 2017 salutes his talent with a colour dedicated to him, Nicoll Blue, chosen by a group of his close friends and developed by the Pantone Color Institute. The Arundel St and main entrance to The Store Studios, 180 Strand; the central hub of LFW, have been painted in Nicoll Blue to honour the designer after his sudden passing in October, 2016.

Born in London and brought up in Australia, Richard Nicoll graduated from Central Saint Martins MA in 2002. He emerged as a member of the new wave of London talent, whose original take on modern sportswear fused with relaxed tailoring won him NEWGEN sponsorship in 2006 and three Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM) awards. His experience beyond his eponymous label included freelance design for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, the creative direction of Cerruti 1881, Fred Perry and later of youth label Jack Wills. In June 2012 he launched his debut menswear line at London Collections Men (now London Fashion Week Men’s).

House of Holland x Habitat


British fashion designer Henry Holland is collaborating this Spring/Summer season (SS17) with Habitat to launch his new interiors collection. The limited edition designs features a series of artwork from the SS16 House of Holland season translated across both textiles and upholstery.

Fantasy On Film
House of Holland's SS16 collection was inspired by the 1970s casinos and hotels in Hunter S. Thompson's book, and the 1998 cult, psychedelic film “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, and the collection for Habitat is very much based on this. House of Holland’s new collection of furniture and accessories for Habitat is a festival of colour, pattern and fun. 

Another Austria: Material Essence 17

Another Austria: Material Essence 17 – 21 February 2017 - Somerset House 



Another Austria will join the British Council’s and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase for the fifth time in 2017, presenting the designers Raphael Caric, Lauren Cooke, Hvala Ilija, and Sabrina Stadlober.  

In keeping with this year’s theme Local/Global, Another Austria will explore the richness of Austrian craftsmanship, and the way it interacts with universal modernity. Seeking an interplay between history and contemporary practices, the Austrian display aims to show the continuation of Austrian fashion and handicraft.  

Valentine's Day at Selfridges, Oxford street, London

Valentine's Day at Selfridges, Oxford street, London


This Valentine's, you can treat your date, your mate and especially yourself with psychic love readings, complimentary accessories monogramming and more at Selfridges Oxford Street, London.

MATE NIGHTS & LOVE READINGS
Mate Nights and Date Nights at Harry Gordon’s Wine Bar
6–14 February, 6pm until close

Harry Gordon’s Wine Bar on LG
Single or serious about someone? It doesn’t matter! Spread the love at Harry Gordon’s Wine Bar whilst enjoying delicious Valentine's cocktails and listening to the funkiest party tunes. 

Psychic love readings
9–14 February

The Fit Studio within The Body Studio on 3
Find out your love fortune for 2017 with Selfridge's complimentary mini readings with renowned psychics The Psychic Sisters.

London Fashion Event - "14 Valentine's Ideas in Carnaby"

London Fashion Event - "14 Valentine's Ideas in Carnaby"


Love is in the air. Whether you’re planning on wining and dining with your bae or simply treating yourself, Carcaby street have compiled 14 ways to share the love this Valentine’s.

1    Put a ring on it
Don’t wait for someone else to pop the question. From now until 14 February, ST. studio are giving out free Essential Rings with every Burgundy Suit purchased. Go on, treat yourself.

2    #ShareTheLove for a cause
Join Carnaby's charity partner Trekstock in supporting young adults with cancer as they #ShareTheLove on 14 February. It’s super easy and quick to join in - simply grab a sharpie, draw a heart on the palm of your hand and share on social tagging #Trekstock with text TREK003 to 70070 to donate £3 to @Trekstock #ShareTheLove, and nominate 3 of your friends to do the same.

Five Selected Pieces From Ãrpś London's New Collection

At an exclusive event in London's Hyde Kensington, Ãrpś London showcased its new collection for Spring Summer 17. I am including below some of my favorite pieces, which are extremely limited and will be highly sought after.

Soft Cups
For the Extra Cool Ladies.
You can choose from Orange, Red, Light Grey, Pink, White and Double Off Black.

Six Fashion Quotes by Pierre Cardin


"I have a name, I have to take advantage of it." 

"The only one who is alive today and still being talked about is Pierre Cardin." 

"They said pret-a-porter will kill your name, and it saved me." 

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Boden Announces 2017 Future British Designers

Vogue.co.uk
FOLLOWING Boden's launch of Future British in 2016, an initiative established in collaboration with the British Fashion Council to help support ...
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Nearly half of British fashion retailers are facing financial ruin

WalesOnline
Almost half of all British fashion retailers are facing financial ruin as stiff competition, the fall in sterling and heavy discounting take their toll on ...
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The Great British Break-Up: How Brexit Will Impact Fashion in 2017

The Business of Fashion
The main areas of concern outlined by the British Fashion Council (BFC) are trade and investment, talent and skills, and EU funding, the status ...

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The strongest street style at London Fashion Week Men's AW17

GQ.com
Whether suited up or streetwear-ed out, we've sent Robert Spangle - the street style photographer behind Thousand Yard Style - to snap the ...

Four Amazing and Exclusive Hoodies by Hoodrich

OG Hoodie - Grey/white


Regular fit, 300 GSM, 100% Cotton, Screen printed Front and back graphics, Machine wash cold inside out. 

New Bar 'Disrepute' Opens in Carnaby



Introducing your new favourite drinking den: 'Disrepute' – the collaborative creation and latest venture from the teams behind Sovereign Loss and the Barrio bars, opens in Carnaby this Winter.
'Disrepute' Bar combines classic timeless qualities with 60s counterculture and the best of London’s cocktail culture today. A hidden gem nestled into a 100-seater basement in London's Kingly Court, 'Disrepute' (or 'D.R.P.' for short) will welcome members and non-members alike with exciting cocktails and impeccable service.

20 Fashion Quotes By Vivienne Westwood

20 Fashion Quotes By Vivienne Westwood


'I've got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.' 

'I really don't like women who try to be men. All these politicians, I think they're horrendous. We could have a brilliant future, but we have this terrible male vision of destroying everything. They'd better sort themselves out and become more womanly.'

'Fashion is here to help make people look very important. If they have good taste and choose what suits them, I give them options on how they can do that. It's always sexy, and it's always with the same result: making women look fantastic.' 

Valentino Spring Summer 2017 Full Show


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The Scarfi Pop-Up - Westfield London


Ever wanted to try something on before buying online? Meshmerise and luxury scarf designer Emma J Shipley know the struggle. That is why this November, in collaboration with London College of Fashion's Innovation Agency, the two have created a unique app called Scarfi, which allows you to virtually ‘try on’ Emma’s beautiful scarves using smartphone technology. 

Using the Scarfi app, you can personalise your styling experience and ‘try before you buy’ from Emma’s AW16 Collection, plus one exclusive design from the SS17 ‘Sirens’ collection.

Ralph Lauren to be honoured with Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2016



The British Fashion Council announced that Ralph Lauren will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in Fashion at The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski. The designer will be honoured for his invaluable contribution to the fashion industry on Monday 5th December at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Over the past 50 years, Ralph Lauren and his iconic brand have helped shape and define the American fashion identity in a unique and resonant way. Through his tireless commitment to design, innovation, business and philanthropy, Ralph Lauren has established himself as a pillar of the global fashion community.

Beauty Events at Selfridges London


This Christmas, you can get your beauty look party ready, and your gift list ticked off in style, with Selfridge’s range of exclusive events and personalised beauty gifts at Selfridges Oxford Street, London.

Meet Frédéric Malle
17 November, 5.30–6pm 
Fragrance on G
You can meet the man behind luxury fragrance house Editions de Parfums as Frédéric Malle joins them in store. You will have the chance to have your Editions de Parfums fragrance purchase signed by Frédéric Malle on the evening. 

Five Amazing Coats for AW 16

TED BAKER - Longline wool-blend wrap coat 

"When autumn and winter are in full swing, your outerwear is the first thing people will notice about your look; so make sure you create the right impression by choosing this wrap-style coat from Ted Baker's 'Mission Impeccable' AW16 collection. Cocooning your body in a cosy wool-blend, this is a well-structured option that's framed with padded shoulders and comes with a self-tie belt so you can cinch the silhouette to your desired fit."

Twenty Quotes about Beauty


“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Audrey Hepburn

“When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.” Akhenaton

“People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” John Keats

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KENZO x H&M Exclusive Designer Collaboration


The countdown to the Kenzo x H&M designer collaboration has begun, and only a very few days left before the KENZO x H&M collection will be available in around 270 selected H&M stores worldwide and online at www.hm.com on Thursday 3rd November, 2016.

In what expects to be a complete sell-out in just a few hours, the collection features pieces which are pushing the fashion boundaries to their limits: truly playful clothes and accessories in mad, bright colours, all signatures of the brand’s rule-breaking founder, Kenzo Takada.

You can view the whole collection below!!!

Christmas Entertainment at Selfridges London


Get into the festive spirit with the help of the amazing performances taking place at Selfridges Oxford Street, London, from 28 November to 24 December 2016.

LIVE DJ SETS

Get on down to the season's biggest party tunes with our roster of amazing DJs.
Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from Monday 28 November – Wednesday 14 December
Times: 6–9pm
Location: Central Atrium on Level 3
Freight Train Morning DJ Sets
Dates: Daily from Monday 19 December – Saturday 24 December
Times: 11am–2pm, and 11am–4pm on Christmas Eve

Biennale 20 Installation at Selfridges London


A new window display has launched at Selfridges Oxford Street, London, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Florence's Fashion Biennale, in association with the Barbican's upcoming exhibition, The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
First staged in September 1996, the Biennale proposed new ways of looking at fashion. International designers including Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Yves Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake participated in the many curatorial experiments staged around the city already so famous for its museums.

Celebrate Halloween In Carnaby Street


This Halloween, you can celebrate the spookiest night of the year Carnaby style. 
Head to the Newburgh Quarter on Thursday 27 October, where chocolate emporium Choccywoccydoodah will be hosting a spooky soiree from 4-7pm. There will be plenty of free activities including ghostly competitions, monster mashing and creative pumpkin painting. You can visit the glitter station and add some sparkle to your beard and eyebrows or enjoy face painting while you listen to a killer soundtrack from DJ Winston. Chocolate prizes will be given to the most imaginative and impressive guests on the night, so make sure you dress to impress!

The Chocolate Show Preview: Couture Chocolate


For one week only, between 7 and 13 October, four of the chocolate dresses from the infamous Chocolate Show will be on display at Westfield Shopping Center in London's Shepherd's Bush. The chocolate dresses combine two of life’s finest luxuries. With flowing skirts, corseted tops, chocolate beads, sequins and edible embellishments galore, dresses from The Chocolate Show have to be seen to be believed! 

Gandys - 'Orphans For Orphans'


This week saw the grand opening of the first Gandys – Orphans for Orphans – London store in Spitafields. 

In a memorable event, supported by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, guests had the opportunity to celebrate with the two brothers behind the brand (Rob and Paul) the opening of Gandys' first London store; and shop from the new AW 2016 collection, which apart from the trademark flip flops, includes a whole range of eclectic and unique explorer essentials, such as backpacks, tote bags, shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, jackets, joggers and hoodies. 

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