Most of us, at one time or another, have coveted a T-shirt, jacket or pair of shoes that someone on telly is wearing.
"The brain works in mysterious ways," Christopher Kane said after his London Fashion Week show today: "Things just came to me."
Snuggly, squishy and suddenly cool again. You'll be glad of all that padding when the temperature drops, says cosy convert Harriet Walker
My work life has got a bit glamorous lately. Well, the last three days anyway. My week started by being whisked off to Milan to attend a party thrown by Dodo, the Italian jewellery company. I then flew straight to Edinburgh for Chanel's unbelievably lavish Métier d'Art show (I'm still not sure if that really happened? It was dream-like). Then finally it was back to London for two pressing Italian engagements: Christmas drinks hosted by Dolce & Gabbana, and later on that evening, a candlelit supper in Burlington Arcade with Salvatore Ferragamo.
Styling: Gemma Hayward
Styling: Gemma Hayward
If London is still predominantly famous for its fledgling names, the exception that proves the rule is Burberry, a globally recognised international brand with the money and power behind it to match.
Top names go back to their roots in quest to discover next generation of designers
Christopher Kane was born in 1982. In 2000, he moved from the Scottish village of Newarthill to London where he studied womenswear at Central Saint Martins. Kane trained with Giles Deacon and Russell Sage before setting up his own label when he graduated in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded New Designer of The Year at the British Fashion Awards. Kane has designed a taxi 'wrap' for Vodafone London taxis (in which customers can pay via their mobiles). He lives in Dalston, London, with his partner
We may not all buy the clothes on the catwalks but we can mimic its tresses. TIGI creative director Nick Irwin tells Harriet Walker how
London Fashion Week, famed for its youthful talent, has launched the careers of everyone from Rifat Ozbek to John Galliano and from Hussein Chalayan to Alexander McQueen.
The Christmas sales are close at hand, but don't brave the crowds without doing your homework first. Harriet Walker reports
The big story for the forthcoming season may be the wearing of full-on colour – blocked, printed, tone-on-tone, whatever – but only a few dipped their toes into that particular water at last week's British Fashion Awards.
Don't hold back – animal print is everywhere this season, on scarves, gloves, trainers and even bloomers. It's cool to be kitsch, says Harriet Walker