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LONDON: Paul Andrew Pop-Up at DKNY

Paul Andrew footwear has officially set up shop at Donna Karan New York on Conduit Street, Mayfair.
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Stella’s Urban Treasures

London: “It's about looking at those staples, the pieces we all turn to as women, but I want more out of them, I want to say something with my clothes.” explained McCartney. She did just that: breathing new life into a wardrobe of essentials: ribbed turtlenecks with a scatter of delicate brass buttons, elegant coats cut in modern lines, updated with ...
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Stella Mc Cartney

Katrantzou’s Twist on a Classic

London: For her first ever Pre collection, Katrantzou paid homage to British heritage textiles: “It’s looking at the most popular tessellations that you find in fabric — the paisley, the houndstooth, the check,” said the designer. Never without a twist, each received an injection of Katrantzou’s signature explorative handwriting – paisley motifs were constructed from a pictorial playground of typewriter ...
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LONDON: Selfridges presents Bright Old Things

Since 2011, department store Selfridges has celebrated young creative talent across fashion and design, with its yearly window displays and Bright Young Things initiative, featuring the best of new design talent.
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Bright Old Things at Selfridges

Trend Alert – The Shearling Jacket

Plush, piled and furred materials are a strong trend on London's catwalks, and the shearling jacket continues as the stand-out commercial outerwear piece. Hybrid biker styling and contrast leather panels provide seasonal newness.
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Trend Alert – The Fur Coat

Plush, tactile surfaces are key this season, with the fur coat emerging as a versatile luxurious outerwear item, ranging from the classic, big, 1970s-style overcoat to sportier shaved-down versions that feel more contemporary and accessible. Classic autumnal colours underpin the sophisticated mood.
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Trend Alert – Military Outdoors

Designers place a strong focus on cold-weather utility aspects and functional outerwear for military stories, with heavyweight fabrics and quilting designed to protect against the elements. Authentic army-surplus looks blend with subtle sportswear details and graphic badges, or are styled with tailored trousers to add urban relevance.
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Sharp eclecticism at Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Bailey’s handwriting has become instantly recognisable at Burberry, from the slim tailored silhouettes to the expressive and tasteful use of colour, and for autumn/winter it was more of the same, updated with a rich graphic mixture of luxurious skins and Arts & Crafts-inspired patterns. The combination of shaved furs and plush fabrics with traditional embroidered textiles from around the ...
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Contrasting moments of movement and stillness at Issa

London: Issa presented wrapping and draping juxtaposed by structured body-con pieces to create contrasting moments of movement and stillness. Creative director Blue Farrier recently left the company but the design team maintained her playful approach and explored the brand's signature wrap construction and introduced a new fresh elegance. The colour palette set a sophisticated mood  - refined navy and black worked ...
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Military meditation at Craig Green

Green’s warrior monks were once again decked-out in his signature hybrid mix of clerical and military references, feeling just as stripped-back and cohesive in terms of message, except that this season the London designer’s collection was noticeably more commercial. But then Green is fast becoming a big name and it makes sense to provide product that allows customers to buy ...
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Grunge and rebellious tailoring at Casely-Hayford

London: The father-and-son duo dedicated their latest outing to ‘outsiders’. The designers proved that a collection could be relaxed but still packed a punch when it comes to details. The experimentation with fabric, detailing and layering made a huge impact – dandy brocades, sturdy materials and military-inspired elements were some of the highlights. Formal blazers and classic coat shapes came ...
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Patched and laid-back at James Long

London: James Long is a master of fabric manipulation, and for his A/W 15 outing played with contrasts - utility materials were combined with lace appliqués masterfully. Long’s stellar lineup was presented with his unique twist on voluminous proportions and heavily layered silhouettes. Illustrations by East London artists James Davidson stood out on knits - they were inspired by the ...
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Utility men adrift at Christopher Raeburn

London: Christopher Raeburn mentioned survival, endurance and immersion as inspiration for his latest collection, which he named ‘Raft’. The designer offered a balanced and playful exploration of color, technique and fabrication. An actual life raft was re-appropriated to create paneled parkas and bomber jackets in bright yellow and orange tones. Latex rubber was cleverly used on inflatable puffer jackets and ...
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Smartened-up utility at Margaret Howell

A lightness of touch that came through in both the sharp silhouettes and fine tailoring fabrics lent this collection a crispness slightly at odds with the usual heavy duty focus on utility favourites at Margaret Howell, emphasising a new, relaxed take on more formal menswear classics instead. Smart casual suiting is something the brand excels at and this season was ...
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70s elegance at J.W. Anderson

Jonathan Anderson again proved his calibre with a 70s-inspired collection that could have held its own in Paris or Milan, reconfirming the strength of London as a fashion capital for menswear. There was a tough elegance to the show that felt influenced by strong theatrical characters like Rudolf Nureyev, sophisticated and luxurious but masculine too, ensuring the retro mood was ...
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