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Stockholm Fashion Week: Filippa K, Fashion

Stockholm Fashion Week: Filippa K

We’ll have more coverage from Stockholm Fashion Week in next week’s i paper, but here are some pictures from Filippa K’s autumn/winter 2011 show to tide you over. The themes were – as ever with this homegrown Swedish favourite – structured and minimal, with fluid jersey pieces in blush and nude, worn with sturdy camel [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 4:18 pm

Cycle Chic: What to wear when the weather turns nasty, Fashion

Cycle Chic: What to wear when the weather turns nasty

Having been won over by the bike evangelists at the beginning of the summer, I’ve been cycling (and surviving) for over three months now, and with only one fall. I’m don’t claim to have scaled the heights that this blog has previously reached (no crazy mountain rides for me, thanks), but I’ve stayed upright for [...]

By | Fashion | Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 6:38 pm

London Fashion Week: Mark Fast & Nicole Farhi, Fashion

London Fashion Week: Mark Fast & Nicole Farhi

Mark Fast’s barely there cobweb knits (below, right) have caused quite a commotion in recent seasons – from the fact that thy leave very little to the imagination, to his use of plus size models in his show.
His s/s11 collection was recognisably Fastian, with yet more cutaway dresses and incredibly tight tube skirts, but they [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 20 September 2010 at 4:41 pm

London Fashion Week: David Koma & Holly Fulton, Fashion

London Fashion Week: David Koma & Holly Fulton

Central St Martins graduate David Koma has already dressed Cheryl Cole and Beyonce in his fairly short career. His clingy and futuristic dresses are instantly recognisable for their coverings of fluted, burnished and jingly ionised copper.
His s/s11 show though was softer, opening with fluted skater skirts in crem and baby pink – the sort of [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 20 September 2010 at 10:36 am

Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk, Fashion

Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk

It was welcome relief at the end of a gruelling day of shows to head over to the launch party for Iain R Webb’s new book, Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk on the river terrace at Somerset House.
Webb, who has been at the heart of fashion journalism for almost 30 years, has collected [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Sunday, 19 September 2010 at 10:53 pm

London Fashion Week: Ann-Sofie Back Atelje, Fashion

London Fashion Week: Ann-Sofie Back Atelje

Day three of London Fashion Week opened with Swedish designer Ann-Sofie Back, who showed an intimate salon presentation of her new Atelje collection this morning at Somerset House.
Billed as a smaller collection for a mature and sophisticated clientele, there was all of the intelligence and imagination of Back’s previous collections, with an added elegance and [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Sunday, 19 September 2010 at 1:09 pm

London Fashion Week: Hannah Marshall and Sass & Bide, Fashion

London Fashion Week: Hannah Marshall and Sass & Bide

The shows in the capital kicked off today and I started my Fashion Week with a visit backstage at Hannah Marshall, where Alain Pichon of L’oreal was working models’ hair into crimped quiffs. “We wanted something quite graphic,” he said, “and the aim is make the hair quite square. It’s hard but feminine, and much [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Friday, 17 September 2010 at 8:30 pm

Wedding Crashers, Fashion

Wedding Crashers

A new survey reveals over two thirds of women would wear jeans to a wedding. Why?

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 28 June 2010 at 10:49 am

A Royal Wedding, Fashion

A Royal Wedding

Sweden’s happiest couple are inescapable in the country’s jubilant capital

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 21 June 2010 at 5:52 pm

H&M’s True Colours, Fashion

H&M’s True Colours

A peek behind the scenes at the H&M colour department in Stockholm

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 21 June 2010 at 5:43 pm

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