Fashion

If You’re Looking for a Forever Coat—This One Is Always a Wise Investment

There’s no doubt that the world of fashion is prone to more than just a bit of hyperbole. You’re “obsessed” or “in love” with a particular item. Everything is “fabulous,” “chic” or “iconic.” In truth, while you probably do love that fuchsia bejewelled headband right then and there, its lasting wardrobe potential is quite minimal (sorry, Blair Waldorf). But there are a few pieces that make the cut and deserve all the above over-the-top descriptions lobbied at them. One such item (or rather items) are the coats Max Mara designs for women. The Italian fashion house has created a long list of coats that really can only be described as iconic. Not only is the classic camel colour flattering for all skin tones, but the shape...

Respect The Pioneers: GORE-TEX Inventor Bob Gore Has Passed Away

Source: George Frey/RETIRED / Getty If you ever wore clothing specifically made for the outdoors then you need to take a moment of silence. The father to one of the greatest fashion inventions is no longer with us. As spotted on High Snobiety Bob Gore, the inventor of GORE-TEX, has passed away on Thursday, September 17. In 1969 Bob Gore stretched heated rods of polytetrafluoroethylene and created expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. His discovery of the right conditions for stretching PTFE was a happy accident, born partly out of frustration. Instead of slowly stretching the heated material, he applied a sudden, accelerating yank. “I decided to give one of these rods a huge stretch, fast, a jerk and it stretched 1000%” he said. After some more testing he introduced it to the public under...

The Denim Trend Victoria Beckham Is Backing for 2021

This week London Fashion Week has been reimagined, with small in person presentations and most shows and collections being shown digitally. Victoria Beckham was planning to host a small salon show for 15 people, however she cancelled this at the last minute saying that it no longer felt appropriate, instead sharing a video and images of the spring summer 2021 collection on her Instagram account today.  This collection was designed during lockdown, and is a tighter edit, with a total of twenty outfits, compared to the forty something shown last season. This streamlining has meant there is a focus on the core elements of the Victoria Beckham brand—throw-on beautiful dresses, elegant, classic tailoring and oversized shirts. Colour is used to add vibrancy, with pockets of lilacs...

Alesha Dixon’s Black Lives Matter Necklace on Britain’s Got Talent Is a Positive Show of Support

Britain’s Got Talent presenter Alesha Dixon used her style to support Diversity’s much talked about dance performance. The former Mis-Teeq singer wore a BLM (Black Lives Matter) necklace for last week’s Britain’s Got Talent semifinal to show solidarity with fellow judge and Diversity dance group founder Ashley Banjo. Banjo and ITV received a record level of complaints to Ofcom after Diversity’s impactful performance recently aired on BGT. The performance reflected the state of the world in 2020 and opened up some difficult but essential conversations about progress and unity. As Banjo explained in an Instagram video, Diversity’s performance for BGT addressed “everything from lockdown, to COVID, to the incredible NHS, to the spotlight that’s b...

23 Cute and Stylish Jumpers, Cardigans, and Knits that Make Us Excited for Autumn

Autumn is here and so are the cosiest, cutest, and most colourful jumpers for the chilly months. We all might have our go-to knits for snuggling up every year, but it’s exciting to see our favourite designer and high street brands releasing fresh new jumpers and tons of sustainable offerings for the new season. We’re taking the best trends of 2020 and finding chic jumpers to match, like knits with adorable puff sleeves, tie-dye prints, pastel tones, or a jumper that adds a bright pop of colour to your autumnal outfits. Maybe you love a chunky oversize jumper, or something more fitted and sleek. Perhaps you’re looking for a complementary colour to complete your monochromatic looks, or are open to swapping your usual knits for an on-trend cardigan. Whichever style you fancy...

Michelle Keegan’s New Very Collection Makes It Easy to Give Your Autumn Wardrobe a Stylish Revamp

This month, actor Michelle Keegan has once again teamed up with Very on a womenswear collection. Since partnering with the e-retailer back in 2017, the actor has launched both clothing and homeware, offering everything from sequins dresses to fringed lampshades. Her autumn/winter 2020 collection, which dropped on 14th Sept., marks the 22nd collection she’s worked on with the brand — a task Keegan takes very seriously. The Brassic star sees the range through from the initial sketches to the final product, with the designs inspired by pieces from her own wardrobe or by her personal style icons. When it comes to designing the pieces in the range, in a behind-the-scenes video for the collection Keegan explained how she “keeps thinking about how I’ll wear that when I’m o...

Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2021 Collection Has Us Dreaming of Drawstring Dresses

Victoria Beckham‘s Spring/Summer 2021 digital fashion show was hosted at North London’s Victoria Miro art gallery, where she had initially planned for an in-person showcase, but rescheduled days before the event as it seemed inappropriate. Moments before the show streamed, Beckham explained that the new VB woman is modern, forward looking, and always dreaming. The new collection is “a dream inspired by reality,” as she puts it, and introduces a relaxed fluidity to the strong tailoring and sharp colour that defines the brand. Ahead, we break down the standout looks and design trends that we will be wearing in 2021. Victoria Beckham SS21 is one of the brand’s most relatable collections to date. Beckham took current fashion trends like drawstring dresses and patc...

These Are Autumn’s Top Cult Buys, According to Influencers

When you spend as much time looking at clothes as I do, you start to pick up on various, highly specific things. Whether it’s spotting an abstract print and instantly knowing which brand it belongs to or seeing the buckle of a shoe and being able to correctly identify its designer, there’s a certain encyclopaedic knowledge that comes with being a fashion editor.  Recognising trends is simply a part of the job, and as everything takes place online these days, I often find myself making subconscious mental notes of the trends and popular items I see on Instagram. From Bottega Veneta’s fringe bag collection to JW Anderson’s instantly recognisable chunky chain accessories, the fashion set seems to be gravitating towards several st...

I Was Dubious About Natural Skincare But These 15 Products Actually Work

To push myself well and truly out of my beauty comfort zone, I made a pledge with myself to take home and test all of the natural beauty products that I’ve been sent over the last few weeks; after all, there’s no better time to experiment with your beauty routine than when you’re working from home. I also chatted with as many brands as possible to find out their natural beauty recommendations. Turns out, some of the products that are already a part of my regular skincare rotation are natural and I hadn’t even realised it. Disclaimer: I’m still learning about natural beauty so, while some of these products might not be 100% natural, they all harness plant-based and natural ingredients as a major part of their formula...

Yes, Celebs Served Looks for the Virtual Emmys—Here’s What They Wore

No red carpet, no problem. Like many of us, celebrities will take any excuse to dress up for a change, and the Emmys is certainly the perfect opportunity—even if it’s virtual. Nominees are tuning in from their own homes, but that didn’t stop them from dressing to the nines. Tracee Ellis Ross, for instance, stayed true to her bold red carpet style in a gold Alexandre Vauthier dress. (Bonus points for her mini red carpet!) With heavy hitters like Reese Witherspoon, Regina King, and Jennifer Aniston nominated, the night promises to be exciting. Scroll down to see what celebrities wore to the virtual Emmys in 2020.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get...

These Are the 7 Most Photogenic Autumn Trends, Hands Down

Street style photographer Darrel Hunter is someone I always look to for capturing the biggest trends during fashion month. With an eye for what instantly reads as photogenic, the London-based photographer’s images are an instant study of what I immediately want to add to my closet and start wearing right away. Having spotted style photos that Hunter took recently at Copenhagen Fashion Week, I was curious to hear his thoughts on the biggest emerging autumn trends on his radar and what we can expect to see more of for the season ahead. From sleek leather pieces to the colours that are taking over to the suiting silhouettes we’ll be seeing more of in 2020, Hunter is voicing his thoughts about the photogenic autumn trends—both on and off the street style scene. Here, see w...

44 Fashion Week Moments That Stopped Us in Our Tracks

London Fashion Week, and fashion month, in general, is a strange one this season. While it’s a great privilege to run around to show after show, looking at beautiful garments and spotting A-lists on the front row (and maybe even sitting next to one), I really, really miss it. And especially the September one. It is exactly like being back at school—you see friends you haven’t seen in a while, you get to gossip and catch up and have a giggle. Yes, there are some ridiculous sights to see too, I won’t deny that, but it’s a moment in the calendar when we all get the chance to really celebrate the creativity of the fashion industry. We can take a step back and see how designers are interpreting our world right now and what they’re look...