“For what more terrifying revelation can there be than that it is the current moment?” wrote Virginia Woolf in her 1928 time-travelling classic, Orlando. “That we survive the shock at all is only possible
Konnie Huq has revealed that she hasn’t bought any clothes in 10 years. We’re interested in hearing from people who can beat that record or who have items of clothing they still wear that are more than
Traditionally conservative in how much flesh it exposes, menswear has now hoisted itself on to the podium, wearing tassels and dipped in Vaseline, and announced a new era that is soft focus and tight Leading
What is it? “A wondrous place in Santa Monica CA, where everyone can live the ultimate modelling fantasy”, apparently. Nothing to do with balsa wood or Airfix Spitfires, then? No. This, the baby of America’s
That France’s oldest surviving couture house was founded by a woman raised in poverty, as one of 11 children, is a narrative that feels ripe for mythologising. The story of Jeanne Lanvin has recently dormant,
I can tell the time. Honestly, the big hand, etc, the little hand and so on. I can definitely, absolutely tell the time, but a moment came, around 20 years ago, when I realised… I no longer had to. One
Because Christian Dior loved flowers and nature, he took the tulip as inspiration for his dress patterns and bottled the scent of lily of the valley as Diorissimo. But in the 21st century, the house he
Oversized sleeves shouldn’t be a viable trend. They come stuffed with social and logistical questions. Such as: is it possible to hug those you love while wearing a top that resembles giant arm bands?
Ashford in Kent made the news this week when someone counted the number of hairdresser’s in the town: 28, eight of which are huddled together on a 200-metre stretch of the high street. That is an awful
This was my look for the ITV Gala in 2016. I am wearing a Maison Margiela dinner jacket that I put shoulder pads in, trousers by Zara and boots from Yves Saint Laurent. I have got a Chanel clutch, Marks
My experience of getting dressed in the morning is often tempered by the fact that the lighting in my bedroom is terrible. I often put on trousers the wrong way round, socks are mismatched and T-shirts
A wartime-style economy is often cited as a potential path towards meeting our international carbon emissions agreements. In debates about the fashion industry, the idea of a shift as radical as the one
Australia’s etiquette queen, June Dally-Watkins, has died at the age of 92. Her family has announced she died peacefully on Saturday night with her loved ones by her side. In 1950, she established the
Milan, Italy’s capital of cool, has laid claim to all manner of personalities over the decades: from the 19th-century author Alessandro Manzoni to the former prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.
That eccentricity has become a bankable commodity – even within the traditionally molto sexy world of Italian fashion – was proven on at Milan fashion week on Friday, when Marni’s creative director took
The fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been accused of diminishing sexual violence against women after he claimed the fashion industry was “raping” women with short-lived trends and sex-driven marketing.
In recent seasons, the Versace womenswear show has been an all-out display and celebration of femininity – with Jennifer Lopez and supermodels populating the catwalk, breaking the internet in the process.
I have been archiving the black cowboy experience online for about a year. I’ve lived in Texas for most of my life and have always been interested in the aesthetic. I think the ubiquity of the white American
The pleated midi skirt - ubiquitous in modern wardrobes over the past decade - is not going anywhere for autumn/winter, according to Miuccia Prada. Her latest show, in Milan on Thursday, deconstructed
Shoulder pads in the 80s were synonymous with adulthood. That’s how we imagined our selves-of-the-future; standing in a flat with big windows and a martini, maybe with some job (lawyer?), wearing shoulder
Outfit repeating used to be something that fancy people wouldn’t be seen dead doing, like getting the bus Outfit repeating has become a badge of honour: Meghan Markle rewears dresses on royal tours The
The backstage area of a fashion show is where the magic happens. Hidden from view, models are transformed from gawky 19-year-olds into the living embodiment of a luxury brand’s vision via the judicious
Afraid of looking like a dunce when it comes to your fashion knowledge? We’ve created a cheat sheet for the new season. As sustainability edges into the mainstream, the idea that brands that care about