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OASIS TALENT SEARCH: Are You Ireland’s Next Top Fashion Designer?

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Spread the word; popular high street store, Oasis is offering budding designers the chance to land their dream job of working as a designer for Oasis in London! You’ll have to hurry though, the deadline for applications is this Thursday, October 17th, at 12pm. Ten designers will be chosen to battle it out over six weeks, competing in challenges set by a panel of mentors that includes … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: The Daily Update Meets Designer Patrick Grant

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As the man credited with reviving the fortunes of Saville Row’s legendary bespoke tailors Norton & Sons following his takeover of the business in 2005, Patrick Grant has already made a significant contribution to British fashion. However, never one to shy away from a challenge he has recently been added to the ever expanding list of Designers at Debenhams. His aim – to bring Saville row … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: The Daily Update Meets Designer J.W. Anderson

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It’s safe to say that J.W. Anderson is something of an enfant terrible in the fashion world. Not yet 30 the Belfast born, London based designer has won huge acclaim in the fashion world for his fresh and quirky designs. He won the 2012 British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent: Ready to Wear and in a huge nod to his abilities he was appointed as the successor to Christopher Kane at Versace’s … [Read more...]

TOM FORD’S TOP TEN GOLDEN RULES OF STYLE AND GROOMING

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It’s not just hype, Tom Ford is the pinnacle of men’s style. In fact, everything he touches turns to gold – metaphorically speaking of course! Here are Mr Ford’s golden rules for style, grooming and everyday living. 1. I don’t believe in playing around much with suit cuts. I like a fairly classic shape that gives a man strong shoulders, a fitted waist, and long legs. Classic … [Read more...]

STYLE WATCH: DSQUARED’S ‘HOMECOMING QUEEN’ WINTER 2012 CAMPAIGN

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DSquared’s winter 2012 campaign is as fresh and super-trendy as ever, with the welcome addition of colour for those colder months ahead. The theme of the campaign is ‘Homecoming Queen’, which was shot by Mert & Marcus and features top models Daphne Groeneveld, Liuk Bass, Bette Franke, Frida Aisen and Simon van Meervenne. The year is 1963 and the boys have a bad attitude and the … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE MEETS FASHION DESIGNER HENRY HOLLAND

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We’ve all had that awkward moment when we hear ourselves on tape for the first time and thought, “that’s not what I sound like”! Not so for celebs though, who are usually clearly bursting with confidence and completely happy with how they look and sound – or are they? It may give you comfort to know that they are just like us mere mortals – well if designer Henry Holland is anything … [Read more...]

D&G MENSWEAR SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

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Sadly, the D&G label is reportedly hanging in the balance; in fact a very reliable source told me last summer that the D&G summer 2012 collection would be the last. This season, D&G menswear is enjoying a spot of vintage Gianni Versace influence, with brightly coloured foulard prints appearing on shirts, scarves, shorts and trousers. Relaxed pyjama shapes, in trousers and jackets … [Read more...]

ROYAL MAIL FASHION STAMPS COLLECTION

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Britain's post offices have just gotten a lot more chic after the Royal Mail released a collection of ten stamps featuring the work of iconic British fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith. Shot by renowned fashion … [Read more...]

VICKY KAVANAGH MEETS DESIGNER DELPHINE GRANDJOUAN

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I’ve never been the type of girl who fantasised about their wedding day. I never wanted Prince Charming to come and save me; I never thought about the kind of dress I would wear as I walked down the aisle. Delphine Grandjouan has changed that – well, the dress bit at least. For those who regularly read my fashion features, I’ve never made secret of my love of Paris, 1920s glamour and … [Read more...]

THE ALLURE OF THE MALE

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I’m a big fan of designer men’s fragrances (quelle surprise!) and one of my firsts was Chanel’s Allure Homme several years ago. Then along came Allure Homme Sport and I was hooked. A few years ago the design house released Allure Homme Edition Blanche, which if I’m being totally honest wasn’t great and was too similar to many of the other men’s fragrances on the market at the … [Read more...]