Fashion's all about evolution and revolution. Particularly in the pursuit of the new, and youthful. The Lanvin autumn/winter 2014 collection was both: at least, on paper. The styles referenced eighties new-wave, skinny models with partially-shaved hairstyles marching out in acid-bright varsity-jackets, skinny ties and giant trainers like characters from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
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Sunday 27 December 2009
Something very strange happens to me during this neither-one-thing-nor-the-other hinterland between Christmas and New Year. It usually starts on Christmas Day. Despite my resolve every year to wear something nice, the rest of my family are invariably forced to eat their turkey across the table from the unedifying sight of me in pyjamas pre-dating my O-levels or, if I'm really making an effort, some kind of M&S loungewear involving fleece and/or elastic.
Saturday 28 November 2009
Is a publishing era coming to an end? As we report today, the bottom appears to have fallen out of the celebrity memoir market. Autumn sales are down. And some bookshops are even reportedly planning to boycott Katie Price's fourth autobiography in five years.
Monday 23 November 2009
Thursday 05 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
There's no sign of hard times at Harrods - the landmark British retailer re-opens its revamped menswear department tomorrow, after two years in the making.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Our view: Buy
Thursday 24 September 2009
London Fashion Week's experimental edge was in evidence at the event's first full day of menswear. Any one missing the week's usual quota of gimp masks could sigh with relief at the Hellraiser-meets-Leigh-Bowery, nail-covered leather balaclavas by Jaiden rVa James, part of the Fashion East exhibition.
Thursday 17 September 2009
French Connection today said it had cut head office jobs and closed its Northern European arm amid a doubling of half-year losses.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Summer is here and the weather has even promised to be good occasionally, so you ought now to be making plans to get out and about and enjoy yourself.
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Monday 06 July 2009
The world's gone dotty. And not just because the unusually clement weather has scrambled Europe's collective brain.
Monday 06 July 2009
Mollie Sugden: Actress renowned for playing Mrs Slocombe in the 1970s sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'
Friday 03 July 2009
Playing mothers, mother-in-laws and battleaxes gave Mollie Sugden four decades of television stardom, but her greatest fame came as the brassy Mrs Slocombe in the department-store sitcom Are You Being Served?
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