One of the challenges for a Fashion Editor is picking up the same pieces from a particular season that have been used countless times in countless shoots, and coming up with a new way to style them. While Western inspired shoots aren’t exactly new, Katie Mossman does a commendable job of working in unexpected pieces in ways that feel like they were somehow made to…
On first look, ruffles can either remind you of a flamenco dancer or an extravagant wedding dress. But when translated to the language of fashion, ruffles take a whole new meaning. For spring 2012 ruffles and frills can be anything from accents to the foundation of an entire outfit. Read on for the full details.
The cloud of nostalgia floating over spring 2012 has swept golden hues into its mix, giving everything from flapper fashion to minimalism a metallic twist. This year gold doesn't have to be over-the-top glamorous or disco, though; it can be burnished and organic, flowing like liquid, bold or soft. After the break, a look at how to wear it and what colours to mix it with.
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Talking not to the masters, but to those left behind in the world: Pierre Bergé imagines that Yves Saint Laurent would hate the fashion world today, and Sarah Burton faces the challenges of filling Alexander McQueen’s unimaginably big shoes. Meanwhile Marc Jacobs fails to pay his models, and wardrobe-cleaning tips abound. View our 5 weekend reads after the break.
View all the detailed photos of the Yves Saint Laurent autumn (fall) / winter 2012 showing at Paris fashion week. Read the article to see the full gallery.
From January 18 through to January 22, the fall / winter 2012 menswear collections will hit the runway as part of Paris fashion week. The full calendar can now be found after the break.
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No, the famed photographer isn’t taking on the what seems to be fast becoming the least wanted job in the industry. Instead Patrick Demarchelier’s latest photo book is a tremendous photo essay of Dior’s Couture story to date. Spanning the house’s entire couture history, the book will encompass designs from Christian Dior himself, the work of Yves Saint Laurent and the now controversial yet undeniably…
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Caring for you nails and knowing which nail colours will have the most impact this season: these are two all-important and often neglected aspects of any beauty routine. For readers on the sunny side of the world, here's your guide to the top nail colour trends for spring 2011 - as well as those all important tips for keeping your nails well groomed and cared for. Read the full spring nail colour guide after the break.
A lot of attention is paid to the clothes and accessories that are must-have for the new season, but what of those other important statements - the make up that really turns heads. Delve into our guide for spring / summer 2011 lipstick to find out what the shades of the season are, and how you can wear them.
The two hemispheres are just trading seasons, with summer dresses moving one way and fur-packed wardrobes going the other. One thing, at least, remains intact and in-sync with 2011 and 2012 fashions: the preference towards solid metal jewellery. Choker necklaces, cuff bracelets and chunky metal rings: they all can be worn regardless of the weather conditions. We’ve already told you what the look is all about and shown you…