Maker’s Marks: Up Close and Personal at London Fashion Week
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows always coincide with Open House, an annual unlocking of the city’s finest private buildings – but, arguably, the shows themselves often provide the best architectural inside views. Over the past few...
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows always coincide with Open House, an annual unlocking of the city’s finest private buildings – but, arguably, the shows themselves often provide the best architectural inside views. Over the past few days, there have been events everywhere from derelict printing works (for Mulberry) to stately...
5 Ways To Do Pretty at LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of course, this is London and “pretty” to one person means something quite different to another. Here are five ways London is doing pretty for Spring/Summer 2017.      Simone Rocha Women Fashion Show...
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of course, this is London and “pretty” to one person means something quite different to another. Here are five ways London is doing pretty for Spring/Summer 2017.      Simone Rocha Women Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in London Pretty Charming – Simone Rocha  Simone...
Bedazzled
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. The subtitle, "A Very British Glamour," was both apt and apologetic; Parkinson had built his career, spanning from the Twenties through to the late Eighties, on his ability to...
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. The subtitle, "A Very British Glamour," was both apt and apologetic; Parkinson had built his career, spanning from the Twenties through to the late Eighties, on his ability to make the best of British fashion's decidedly unglamorous range. Real glamour, where it existed,...
Burberry : Now You See It; Now You Buy It!
By Jessica Bumpus
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next...
By Jessica Bumpus
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next season. So it seems like a slightly strange sentence to write when it comes to Burberry – because we were seeing what you'll be wearing now. Tonight, tomorrow, the next ten minutes, even – because this...
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next season. So it seems like a slightly strange sentence to write when it comes to Burberry – because we were seeing what you'll be wearing now. Tonight, tomorrow, the next ten minutes, even – because this collection was the first of the see-now-buy-now phenomenon, available immediately in store and online...
Dress Code
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Uniforms are funny things. We spend most of our youth straining to get out of them – and then...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Uniforms are funny things. We spend most of our youth straining to get out of them – and then spend the rest of our lives trying to get back into them, over and over again. And in Britain, the school uniform has a long, particularly influential tradition, dating back centuries. Navy, maroon,...
Uniforms are funny things. We spend most of our youth straining to get out of them – and then spend the rest of our lives trying to get back into them, over and over again. And in Britain, the school uniform has a long, particularly influential tradition, dating back centuries. Navy, maroon, mustard, bottle green; those four tones, in different combinations, dominated most of our childhoods....
Rethinking The Bomber Jacket – Here’s How
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no getting away from the fact that the bomber jacket has been a favourite in fashion of...
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no getting away from the fact that the bomber jacket has been a favourite in fashion of late. For guys and for girls, it’s been a catwalk mainstay. But it’s not for everyone. Maybe you don’t even like them. And if that is the case, then look to Antonio Berardi as your saviour for the...
There’s no getting away from the fact that the bomber jacket has been a favourite in fashion of late. For guys and for girls, it’s been a catwalk mainstay. But it’s not for everyone. Maybe you don’t even like them. And if that is the case, then look to Antonio Berardi as your saviour for the season ahead.    Antonio Berardi Women Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in...
Donatella carries the torch
By Nabil Aliffi
The void that Anthony Vaccarello left is one that could only be filled by the proprietor of...
By Nabil Aliffi
By Nabil Aliffi
The void that Anthony Vaccarello left is one that could only be filled by the proprietor of Versace herself, the inimitable Donatella Versace. Her rare appearance during curtain call at the Versus show on Saturday night gave it that much more weight. The production value was top notch as Ambika...
The void that Anthony Vaccarello left is one that could only be filled by the proprietor of Versace herself, the inimitable Donatella Versace. Her rare appearance during curtain call at the Versus show on Saturday night gave it that much more weight. The production value was top notch as Ambika P3, the concrete basement of the University of Westminster, morphed into London’s coolest club just...
Nu Rave Makes A Comeback!
By Jessica Bumpus
Can you believe House of Holland is ten years old? That it was a whole decade ago that Henry...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Can you believe House of Holland is ten years old? That it was a whole decade ago that Henry Holland, journalist turned designer, took to the catwalk with a host of fun slogan T-shirts in neon colours? That Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon took their bows in opposing versions – Giles wore “Uhu Gareth...
Can you believe House of Holland is ten years old? That it was a whole decade ago that Henry Holland, journalist turned designer, took to the catwalk with a host of fun slogan T-shirts in neon colours? That Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon took their bows in opposing versions – Giles wore “Uhu Gareth Pugh” and Pugh wore “Get yer freak on Giles Deacon”? And that, with an accidental helping hand from...
An Artist's Impression
By Nabil Aliffi
Very few shows at London Fashion Week still evoke genuine interest like Anderson's – a feeling of...
By Nabil Aliffi
By Nabil Aliffi
Very few shows at London Fashion Week still evoke genuine interest like Anderson's – a feeling of anticipation and privilege that you are about to witness something truly special unfold. Always the contrarian, Anderson is testament to why designers should be allowed the 6 months for their ideas...
Very few shows at London Fashion Week still evoke genuine interest like Anderson's – a feeling of anticipation and privilege that you are about to witness something truly special unfold. Always the contrarian, Anderson is testament to why designers should be allowed the 6 months for their ideas to fully incubate. His propositions are well baked, with occasions of self-referencing, sometimes...
Denim Dreams With Faustine Steinmetz
By Jessica Bumpus
She's one of the most buzzed about names on the LFW lineup thanks to her ability and agility with...
By Jessica Bumpus
She's one of the most buzzed about names on the LFW lineup thanks to her ability and agility with everyone's favourite fabric – denim – plus her penchant for presentations that really do beat the rest. This is no girls standing in a room – if only, they're probably thinking. No, Faustine...
She's one of the most buzzed about names on the LFW lineup thanks to her ability and agility with everyone's favourite fabric – denim – plus her penchant for presentations that really do beat the rest. This is no girls standing in a room – if only, they're probably thinking. No, Faustine Steinmetz likes to take the idea of fashion's favourite zeitgeist word "experience" and propose something...
The Ghost of Barbara Holland
By Nabil Aliffi
The Topshop showspace where Molly Goddard showed was surreal to say the least. Industry...
By Nabil Aliffi
The Topshop showspace where Molly Goddard showed was surreal to say the least. Industry heavyweights like Dover Street Market’s Adrian Joffe and British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman were seated within metres of diners at Wagamama who had box seat views of the runway. The spotlight shone right in the...
The Topshop showspace where Molly Goddard showed was surreal to say the least. Industry heavyweights like Dover Street Market’s Adrian Joffe and British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman were seated within metres of diners at Wagamama who had box seat views of the runway. The spotlight shone right in the heart of Old Spitalfields Market. It’s yet undecided if it’s knowingly kitsch or if it is the...
Same Old Brand New: Starting over at London Fashion-Week
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
“So . . . . what’s new?” It’s one of those awkward, catch-all, meaningless questions that gets...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
“So . . . . what’s new?” It’s one of those awkward, catch-all, meaningless questions that gets served up at family get-togethers by  well-meaning elderly relatives. To which the standard, inevitable answer is, "Oh, you know, same old, same old ...” You’d think we’d have learned to take it as...
“So . . . . what’s new?” It’s one of those awkward, catch-all, meaningless questions that gets served up at family get-togethers by  well-meaning elderly relatives. To which the standard, inevitable answer is, "Oh, you know, same old, same old ...” You’d think we’d have learned to take it as read by now. But at the start of every fashion season, sure as streetstyle wannabes and regular as...
Top 10 Fashion Moments Of NYFW
By Robin Torres
New York Fashion Week delivered eight days of back-to-back shows underscored by the introduction...
By Robin Torres
New York Fashion Week delivered eight days of back-to-back shows underscored by the introduction of in-season collections and a flurry of social media strategies. Here are the ten top moments selected by NOWFASHION:   ​3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017...
New York Fashion Week delivered eight days of back-to-back shows underscored by the introduction of in-season collections and a flurry of social media strategies. Here are the ten top moments selected by NOWFASHION:   ​3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in New York 3.1 Phillip Lim Lim’s collection was an unraveling of pleasant surprises – from...
LFW: What Does Brexit Mean?
By Jessica Bumpus
Undoubtedly the big story of NYFW was the pick-up of the see-now-buy-now phenomenon – instigated,...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Undoubtedly the big story of NYFW was the pick-up of the see-now-buy-now phenomenon – instigated, no less, back in London courtesy of Burberry; and undoubtedly the story of LFW, to begin with at least, is Brexit. What does it mean for fashion? What does it mean for London? What does it...
Undoubtedly the big story of NYFW was the pick-up of the see-now-buy-now phenomenon – instigated, no less, back in London courtesy of Burberry; and undoubtedly the story of LFW, to begin with at least, is Brexit. What does it mean for fashion? What does it mean for London? What does it mean?   E-Tautz Fashion Show Menswear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in London   This morning,...
Fashionable Politics At NYFW
By Robin Torres
Ahead of every election year, cultural conversations are steered towards the political arena....
By Robin Torres
Ahead of every election year, cultural conversations are steered towards the political arena. Think back to 2012 when the fashion world vocalized and visually advocated Obama, then fast-forward to today and the majority of the crowd is still backing that Democratic agenda. Those are moments when...
Ahead of every election year, cultural conversations are steered towards the political arena. Think back to 2012 when the fashion world vocalized and visually advocated Obama, then fast-forward to today and the majority of the crowd is still backing that Democratic agenda. Those are moments when the validity of fashion as a way to legitimately embody a political debate is put into question –...