To be honest when it comes to fashion, style and design models are probably the experts. Constantly strutting their stuff in designer wear they know fit and function better than anyone else, well nearly as much as the designers. So it’s never...
It’s not all short shorts, a la Rihanna and Miley Cyrus with check showing styles. It’s time to embrace all short styles this season, for a break from summer dresses and skirts. Shorts can be casual such as denim cut offs to smart with a...
The songstress modelled the DKNY 2014 collection in the middle of Times Square in New York ringing traffic to a halt. The Hot Right Now singer was following in the footsteps of her ‘wifey’ Cara Delevingne who also modelled for the designer...
The turnout for this year’s UK Lingerie Awards was bigger than ever, with more than 500 people attending, renowned designers, celebrities, journalists and lingerie lovers alike. The ceremony took place in a new venue for 2013 on the 4th December at the Freemasons’ Hall in London’s Covent Garden.
The awards were hosted by Millie Clode, presenter of Sky Sports News, and the face of the awards was announced as Georgia Horsley, former Miss England and fiancé of Danny Jones of McFly who also attended.
As always, the competition was fierce with many top brands nominated but only just missing out on awards. Notable winners were Rigby & Peller for Multiple Retailer of the Year; Gossard as the Lingerie Brand of the Year; and Gillian Proctor, Programme Course Leader at De Montfort University’s Fashion Contours Course, who snapped up the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of winners is below.
Freya Deco 365
Rigby & Peller
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It’s that time of year again where Christmas adverts are launched as many compete for the best and most magical one. Start getting in the holiday spirit with Marks and Spencer’s latest offering:
Starring the likes of Rosie Huntington Whitley, David Gandy and Helena Bonham Carter as well as a cute white doggy. The advert see’s Rosie travelling through a number of different classical stories including Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz.Read More
A whole host of talent is showcased at the British Fashion Awards which takes place on the 2nd December. The shortlist of nominees has now been release by the British Fashion Council, so you can see who is going head to head for the awards.
The shortlist was created by over 200 members of the fashion industry:
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo (Céline), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen)
Nominees: Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Tom Ford
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham
Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada (Prada), Raf Simons (Dior)
Nominees: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood
Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto
Nominees: Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, Sophia Webster
To be honest when it comes to fashion, style and design models are probably the experts. Constantly strutting their stuff in designer wear they know fit and function better than anyone else, well nearly as much as the designers. So it’s never a surprise when a top model turns their hand to designing clothes.
Top Model of the moment Freja Beha Erichsen who has graced the cover of many a top fashion magazine including Vogue is launching her debut fashion line on September 16. It will be a capsule collection with denim label Mother designed with Erichsen’s tomboy style in mind. Think skinny jeans and shirts.
The model is the first to admit she is not a designer however for first timers, a denim range can be a good place to start to get a feel for designing. The model said: “I’m not a designer. I wanted to do something that I knew I could do. Denim should always be comfortable, jeans should protect you. They are work wear. I was really interested in the different fabrics, some are much heavier than others, but I wanted to stay true to what I would wear. ”
The model also likes to give back and this collection is no different, 10 per cent of each sale goes towards Doctors Without Borders, who provide medical care to nearly 70 countries impacted by war, malnutrition and natural disasters.
Speaking about the collection and the charity Freja stated: “The collection was a fun way of helping a charity that I feel strongly about. I already have a few pairs of the black jeans, I’ve been wearing them ever since I bought them. I don’t think I own a dress – maybe a long Acne jersey vest-type style – so creating the perfect jeans was important for me to get right. I just hope people like it.”
London Fashion Week (LFW) pushes the limits of fashion, it’s the place to be seen for all designers, but especially British designers. For a career in fashion it’s a good place to start, even if it’s just looking at pictures in magazines or online. Fashion covers a wide range of job opportunities, not just designing clothing, shoes and accessories, but promoting them, buying them and writing about them.
A small selection of courses available:
Fashion concepts and history
Lingerie & swimwear
Make-up, hair & beauty therapy
Marketing & communications
Sewing skills & garment production
With modern technology the face of fashion is changing, opening it up to people who may have never been able to get into this world before. Courses for the creative or business minded are available at colleges and universities across the country. Studying any aspect of fashion and design will require not only study, but coursework, showing off your designs and creative talent. MBT has a whole host of coursework information which can help.
The web has introduced us to a new way to access fashion, from bloggers to Instagram all mediums available to the fashion world. Many fashion weeks around the world are now also streamed live on the web, so even if you’re not there front row with the celebs you can still get into this fabulous world.
It’s not all short shorts, a la Rihanna and Miley Cyrus with check showing styles. It’s time to embrace all short styles this season, for a break from summer dresses and skirts. Shorts can be casual such as denim cut offs to smart with a tailored pair perfect for the office.
Celebrities have been pictured embracing shorts, Alexa Chung rocks denim shorts for her summer festival look for a low key style teaming her shorts with converse trainers and a pretty summer floral blouse. The queen of chic city style Olivia Palermo goes for stylish smart summer shorts, she has made shorts look effortlessly chic, from flower brocade designs to smart tailored pairs. Teaming her look with sheer shirts and a simple blazer and of course some beautiful accessories.
Really this is as short as you should go, it offers check coverage so still keeps your modesty. Hotpants have had a revival this year with a number of high waisted styles, for a bit of retro glamour. Look out for denim and leather styles to take you from day to night.
This is the perfect look if you want to have a change from skirts or trousers in the office. Look for smart and simple tailoring, length longer than Hotpants. Crisp linens in pale summer shades are perfect for summer. Keep an eye out for different materials, including brocade as sported by Olivia Palermo and lace and crochet.
These might be the hardest style to pull off, but when done well they can look really good. Although they cover more leg and are modest compared to Hotpants, getting it right is tricky. Their baggy shape can overwhelm some figures and you need to get the right balance with the rest of your outfit. Keep your top half simple and light, tucking tops into your culottes will stop you looking clown like. They don’t work with flats, heels, even a slight heel can elongate your legs, thus stopping the culottes from swamping your figure.
After the popularity of her first collection, Rihanna has unveiled her second collection for British retailer River Island for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. The range will be available in two parts, the first collection will be out in September and the second part of the collection will be out in November.
In the collection you can see marks of Rihanna’s signature style a mix from urban and edgy to glamorous. Also her wild fashion sense with some of the pieces being more risqué than others, items which not everyone can wear. However Rihanna has included many pieces which work well with different body shapes, like her last collection, so there is something for everyone.
Speaking about the design process, the singer’s co-designer, Adam Selman said: “The way I approach winter style is to layer up summer clothes and Rihanna does the same. But there are coats and sweatshirts – those pieces were key. It’s a little more refined.”
The collection contains a mixture of skirts, maxi dresses, t shirts and sweaters, as well as bomber jackets, accessories and skyscraper heels. Tops are cropped and dresses are skin tight, the usual Rihanna style. There is also a mixture of different prints, from camouflage to graphic prints and stripes.
See a behind the scenes video of the collection: