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HOW TO WEAR: The Bomber Jacket

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At a recent showcase of their autumn/winter collections, Harvey Nichols declared the bomber jacket one of their “hero” pieces for the season and indeed it has featured on pretty much every catwalk. The style has evolved since the ‘80s – when it was traditionally black with an orange lining and worn mainly by men - and now comes in a variety of colours and fabrics with interesting … [Read more...]

FASHION NEWS: KARL LAGERFELD’S AUTUMN/WINTER ’12 UNISEX COLLECTION

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Making a strong case for ‘third-sex fashion’, Karl Lagerfeld’s autumn/winter 2012 luxury capsule collection is a twin line for men, alongside the womenswear collection. An androgynous line that is differentiated only by more or less fitted male and female proportions, each offers sophisticated constructions of cut-outs and trompe l’oeil, split collars and pockets, linear topstitching … [Read more...]

ROCKING THE TRENDS: HOW TO CARRY LAST SEASON’S TRENDS IN TO AUTUMN/WINTER 2012

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The phrase "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" doesn't apply in fashion; we're not repeating it, we're re-inventing it. So in the spirit of entering autumn, I'm bringing you tips on how to reinvent the spring/summer trends of 2012, which will see you through the darker months - take that, recession! Pastels: - Paintbox colours are not only for the five days of sunshine … [Read more...]

BIZARRE TREND ALERT: THE FACE-KINI

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Now, I like a tan as much as the next man but as I get older - and somewhat wiser - I appreciate the importance of sun protection. However, this latest ‘craze’ is taking things to the extreme! The masked trend bounced on to the autumn 2012 catwalks; with Comme des Garçons, Gareth Pugh, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens all sending masked crusader-style models down the runway. And now it … [Read more...]

ICONS OF STYLE: HITCHCOCK HEROINE TIPPI HEDREN

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Vicky Kavanagh on the enduring style of “The Girl”   If you haven’t already heard, brace yourselves. Sienna Miller is playing Tippi Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock’s star of “The Birds” in an upcoming TV film, The Girl. The BBC film focuses on Hitchcock’s psychopathic obsession with Hedren during The Birds and how the glamorous star coped with his oppressive ways. Not only … [Read more...]

NEVER MIND THE CATWALKS: A GUIDE TO A/W 2012

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Vicky Kavanagh on the upcoming season’s trend highlights   You know how in every bushel of apples, there's a rotten few? I feel a bit like that about this year's Autumn/Winter trends. Among the winners - such as A-line skirts, capes and brocade, there's been tacky embellishments and headache inducing prints. Usually, the high street's interpretation of much expensive originals … [Read more...]

SEEING STARS

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Get your head out of the clouds and reach for the stars with one of my favourite trends for autumn/winter 2011. Clothes, jewellery and accessories wrapped in stars popped up here and there at this season’s catwalk shows, with several designers creating star print pieces especially for the party season ahead. Some fashion heads have questioned whether stars are the new sequins but rest … [Read more...]

SPRING FORWARD

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Christmas and the party season are nearly upon us, but the fashion world has already moved on to spring 2012! Gavin Norton takes a sneak peek at some of the trends we can expect next season 1920s Next season make sure you take out the pearls and brush the bob, the 1920s will return. There are two ways to wear this trend; dark or bright. For dark, look to Gucci’s gold and black shift … [Read more...]