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he "trainer thing" has become an

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Fashion Hot Thing: Prada Red Line shoes

WHEN PRADA launched its urban sporty range earlier this year, it was done without fanfare or fuss. A metal- encased look-book filled with pictures of the clothes and shoes simply appeared at the office and, apart from a few "oohs", "aahs" and an "isn't their red stripe label just like those Dymo things we used as kids?", it was filed away as "Prada goes London street- style" without further ado. How regrettably short- sighted.

Investment: Blacks shrugs off the gloom

OPINIONS differ greatly over the future for Britain's sports retailers. The bear case, and the reason shares in Blacks Leisure have halved in the past six months, is that the UK will soon be overrun by shops selling trainers, replica football kits and surf-wear.

Men's fashion: One of a kind

Casual doesn't have to mean chinos. Don't run with the pack this autumn - chill out, loosen up and slip into something fleecy. Next week, we highlight the latest looks for the office

Dress for action

Burn those frills. Chuck out the pink. It's back to wartime utility wear with a difference - time for Civilian Clothing 1998.

Fashion: This is my fast-track suit

Dressing for the city is an ongoing dilemma for fashion-conscious women. How to be smart and stylish without looking like Ally McBeal? (She's just so ... Eighties.) Ditch the tailoring and think sporty

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FASHION: Finishing Touches

3i backs sports wear start-up

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Hot Thing: HND Fashion Course In Sportswear and Streetwear

FOR MOST fashion students, Umbro is a more familiar name than Ungaro. They might leave college dreaming of the Paris catwalks, but the average student wouldn't know what to do with a couture dress if it fell on them. Instead, they are far more familiar with labels such as Nike, Adidas and YMC.

Joys Of Modern Life: 1. velcro sandals

FOR the past 20 years I haven't worn shoes. Where do I go, that I need shoes? I wore trainers, always plain white, whether going to the Groucho Club, while living in London, or walking up Grasmoor, while living in Lakeland. In really nasty weather, I might put on some wellies, but mainly I lived in trainers.

Phew! Smells like summer's here

The heat is on, and sweaty trainers line Britain's window sills again. But there are better ways of keeping your feet sweet
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