Fashion Runways

Item of the week: the micro shorts

What it is: Move aside Miu Miu mini skirts, this summer it will be all about the micro shorts. The itsy bitsy hot pants were front and centre for SS2...

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Item of the week: the pastel dress

What it is: Pastels are a somewhat predictable colour shade for the spring/summer season, yet their prominence on the 2024 runways over this period c...

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Item of the week: the skirt suit

What it is: If there was one suit style that really stood its ground for SS24, it was none other than the skirt suit, widely favoured by designers wh...

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Item of the week: the Croc clog

What it is: If you cast your mind back to 2002, you will recall that this was the year in which the now iconic footwear Crocs was born. Since then, t...

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Item of the week: the peacoat

What it is: Like many staple fashion garments, the peacoat’s origins lie in the military, specifically the Dutch navy, which introduced the silhoue...

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Item of the week: the panties

What it is: If there was one fashion garment that has really held its ground over the last few seasons it was none other than the panty. Starting wit...

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Item of the week: the satchel

What it is: The satchel bag has been around for hundreds of years, yet its specific origins remain unknown. Linked to everything from Roman soldiers ...

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Item of the week: the cargo gilet

What it is: If there was one item that has been particularly hard to avoid in recent months it is that of the cargo gilet, a look that is typically d...

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Item of the week: the hobo bag

What it is: The first hobo bag appeared on the market in 1936, but only began to peak in popularity in the early 2000s, when they became the “it”...

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Item of the week: the singlet

What it is: A singlet typically refers to a standard sleeveless top. Yet while simple, the silhouette was undoubtedly one of the most popular in mens...

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Item of the week: the rugby shirt

What it is: A brief overview of the rugby shirt’s history would reveal little in the way of surprises. It is often believed that the piece in fact ...

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Item of the week: the suit shorts

What it is: If there was one item of clothing that really defined men’s tailoring for SS24, it was that of the suit short, a sleek addition to the ...

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Runway to Retail - Barbiecore

Mattel’s Barbie doll was first launched in 1959 and grew to become an American icon alongside Mickey Mouse and Coca Cola. Pre-Pandemic, Warner Bros ...

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Tracing a trend: Mermaidcore

Myths about creatures from the sea that are half-human half-fish date back centuries. In 1837, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, ‘The Little M...

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Item of the week: the white shirt

What it is: If there was one item that stood above the rest for the AW23 season, it was the white shirt, spotted in abundance for both menswear and w...

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Smart eyewear gets a 3D makeover

Vuzix, a prominent Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology supplier, has joined forces with Materialise, a pioneer in 3D printing, to expe...

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Item of the week: the sweatpant

What it is: As the epitome of comfort, the sweatpants were an integral part of lockdown life during the pandemic, replacing jeans as a cosy alternati...

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Item of the week: the leather coat

What it is: The trench coat is a popular staple coat silhouette that has transcended seasons and time periods to still be relevant in the modern day....

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Item of the week: the lace dress

What it is: The lace dress is a style that transcends seasons and fashion trends, appearing in looks that can be linked to almost every aesthetic, fr...

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Etro to launch kidswear for SS24

Storied Italian luxury fashion house Etro is launching a kidswear collection after signing a worldwide licensing agreement with Simonetta, a leading l...

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Brand on the rise: Dāl the Label

Dana Mortada, a Lebanese-American designer based in Los Angeles, is at the helm of a luxury womenswear brand fresh off its first collection: Dāl the ...

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Item of the week: the grey sweater

While not exactly the most electrifying item of the week, the grey sweater reigned supreme on the runways of the autumn/winter 2023 season. Among the ...

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Why are Patola saris so expensive?

Patola sari is a type of double ikat sari that is traditionally woven by hand in the Patan region of Gujarat. The process of making a Patola sari is a...

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Item of the week: the slip dress

What it is: While initially made to be an item of underwear or sleepwear, the slip dress has taken on a new form in recent years as the rise of outer...

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