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Lusting after Topshop’s Unique Pixelated Cleopatra Sweatshirt

Last Updated on 11th March 2012 Topshop Unique’s S/S 2012 collection might have been met with mixed reviews by the fashion press when released, but there is one lady in particular who is definitely championing the range. You might have heard of her- she’s called Rihanna! As one of MFL’s favourite singers, we were overjoyed to see Ri-Ri in the British label and have been lusting after her Cleopatra sweatshirt ever since.  The boxy jumper featuring a pixelated image of Liz Taylor as Cleopatra, perfectly channels the sportswear trend and is ideal for casual days. The collection has also caught the eye of Lindsay Lohan who wore a longer version of the top in a shoot with Terry Richardson for LOVE magazine. We would pair it now with skinny jeans or maxi skirt a la Rihanna or denim cut-offs when the weather gets warmer. Add a few pieces of chunky gold jewellery and you’ll be walking like an Egyptian in no time! Topshop Unique Pixelated Cleopatra Sweatshirt, £50, available at Topshop.

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Paris Fashion Week: Day 7

Last Updated on 6th March 2012 Given how Katy Perry enjoys dressing lately, we think she’ll be very pleased with the Stella McCartney collection, as most of it comes in her current favourite hue! Check Karlie Kloss out looking all demure in that dress – that girl can pull of everything! Tailored coats were in abundance in Stella’s latest collection, as well as oversized jackets, pleated trousers, and a hint of sportswear towards the end (which was probably a nod to the Olympics uniforms she created for the British teams). 

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London Fashion Week SS12: Peter Pilotto

Last Updated on 29th September 2011 Who: Peter Pilotto What: Signature digital prints, sporty scuba details and sea-like crystal embellishment on structured, feminine dresses and draped separates. Primary colours and dimensional neons have an exotic flora and fauna feel, and perspex heels are fabulously futuristic. Highlights: Perspex Nicholas Kirkwood heels which echo the collection’s prints and embellishment; a printed mullet dress, cut-away at the front but structured and floor-grazing at the back to look like a sparkling sting ray’s tail; eye-popping prints. Lowlights: Are you kidding? This is one of our favourite collections so far. Overall: If this is the kind of holidaywear Peter Pilotto like to present, we wouldn’t mind jumping on board their plane next season. For spring 2012, the design duo’s signature digital prints take on the forms of the exotic – the Pacific Ocean reflected in waves, Idonesian foliage shown in indigenous flowers – to create something really rather fantastical. Patterns look three dimensional via embroidery, beading and crystals, encrusted by hand over printed fabric to create texture. Sportswear and suba details, like neoprene trims, industrial zips and racer backs add a tough edge to the feminine fabrics and shapes, which are often volumised at the hip or nipped in at the waist with fluted, pleated skirts. Sporty corset tops add structure, paired with skirts that echo the shapes of the crashing waves, and the designers’ trademark draping is evident in silky separates. Colours come from the ocean, rich in blues and turquoises with pinks and corals acting to soften, but most effective, perhaps, are the retro primary colour prints in true blue and red, and neon swiss lace in zesty lime and orange that looks fabulously futuristic. Spring 2012 also marks Peter Pilotto’s first foray into swimwear in collaboration with Lisa-Marie Fernandez, where neoprene swim […]

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London Fashion Week AW11: Bernard Chandran

Who: Bernard Chandran What: Block pop colours, feathers, directional peplums Thoughts: Malaysian born designer Bernard Chandran seems to be rising in popularity. With queues at Northumberland House bigger than Felder Felder and supportive celebrities Diana Vickers and Keisha Buchanan, we were expecting something spectacular. Bold and confident, the colour palette consisted of strong orange, red and pink, offsetting more classic hues of deep, velvety navy and black. Though if you favoured one of these colours, you were having the whole look in that hue – coat, dress, tights and shoes (who were designed by shoe maestro Giuseppe Zanotti, FYI). The chosen shades were even streaked through the models’ bed-head plaited hair. Known for his sharp cuts and innovative silhouettes, we see new refinements in the cut. The silhouettes are structured, with nipped-in waistlines and sleeves clearly inspired by sportswear. The abundance of fabrics including leather, lace, jersey, silk and velvet created quirky crossover patterns and texturised panelling. Sheer floor length lace dresses were broken up with industrial zips and skinny black belts. Main features included part-peplum dresses that gave the illusion of half of another garment to the bold coloured cocktail dresses underneath. The feathered pieces whipped the audience into a frenzy as they floated down in bright fuchsia pinks and solid blacks. With rumour that Bernard Chandran will be moving to the main schedule next season, we’re looking forward to see what he has to offer next.

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Breaking News: Charles Nolan dies aged 53

Last Updated on 31st January 2011 Sadly, American designer, Charles Nolan, passed away on Sunday in his Manhatten apartment, at the tender age of 53. Vogue UK reports the designer’s life was unfortunately taken by liver cancer- leaving his partner, Andrew Tobias and large family behind. Throughout his extensive career, Nolan designed for labels such as Anne Klein, Ellen Tracy, Blassport, Tahari, Christian Dior and Bill Haire- bringing a touch of preppy sportswear chic to the American fashion scene. He later established his own eponymous label in 2003- followed shortly by an exclusive collection for Saks Fifth Avenue in 2004- WWD reports he was one of the first overseas designer’s to include a wide varying range in his prices, as well as introducing gifts, home goods and furniture to his list of talents. His multitude of artistic skills will surely be missed in, and out of, the fashion world- our condolences go out to his friends and family.

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Five minutes with designer Micaela Ezra

Last Updated on 29th June 2012 Australian-born designer Micaela Ezra is beginning to make a name for herself in the fashion capital of New York. Fresh from graduating and showing at Australian Fashion Week in her home country, she packed up her samples and moved to the Big Apple four years ago to gain more experience – and a bigger presence – in the industry. After numerous knocks on even moor doors, Micaela found herself sitting with designer Cynthia Steffe who, luckily, offered her a job there and then – one which she remained at for three years, no less. It was only when she attended a party one evening she met her current business partner Maytal Sharifi, and the rest, as they say, is history – three stylish yet practical brands, Sine, Laila and Parameter, were born. With her labels now stocked at the likes of Bloomingdales, Anthropologie and other cult boutiques around the world, we caught up with Micaela to have a chat about her journey to the big city, get the low-down on her inspirations, check in on her personal style, and find out her plans for the future of the brands… What is the difference between Sine and Laila, and how did they begin? Sine is a contemporary sportswear collection that presents a seamless union of creativity and functionality. We believe that wearing Sine is wearing your heart on your sleeve. Emotions are portrayed through vivid colors and expressive prints – many of these are my own artworks which we digitally print onto fabric! Laila is an ‘effortless eveningwear’ collection that, as an extension, captures the same emotive spirit as its sister line Sine. It is a range of both cocktail dresses and gowns, also focusing on sumptuous textiles, exciting color and unique print. Recently we […]

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How to wear it: the cape

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Ah, the cape, the answer to all our – yep, you guessed it – transitional wardrobe woes. Perfect for pulling on to keep the chill at bay when you don’t want to be cosied up to your neck in sheepskin, and great for giving your hands the freedom to roam all the rails they like. Ah, yes, the classic camel cape is back, and this season, it’s better than ever. We love this affordable version from ASOS with its brown leather trim and wooden toggles to give the classic cape a contemporary twist – plus it’s cropped sleeves and slouchy hood will come in handy for all your weather worries. But if your worries lie with looking like Little Red Riding Hood, take tips from us as to how to style your cape this autumn. Urban Code Turn Up Leather Shorts, £100, ASOS Toughen up a classic camel cape with a pair of leather shorts for cool city styling that’s perfect for in-between days and pared-down evening dressing. We love the added turn-up on this pair by Urban Code which gives tailored leather a relaxed look. Airtex Roll Back Sleeve Tee, £18, Topshop Balance out your tough tailored bottoms by tucking in a slouchy tee – this light grey one from Topshop with its perforated airtex and rolled sleeve keeps things casual and is a subtle nod towards spring’s luxe sportswear. Carvela Smart Boot, £160, Kurt Geiger A classic black boot will forever be a style staple in any girl’s wardrobe, but a block heel brings these boots from Carvela bang up to date. Perfect for stomping around the streets or wearing to work, the soft suede will also add a cool texture to your outfit. Caroline Baggi Gold Chain Bracelet, £105, Urban Outfitters […]

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Up to 65% off Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Erdem and more!

Last Updated on 5th June 2016 Put your sale hats on ladies and get those elbows sharpened – fashion’s front line has just arrived at theOutnet.com, with up to 65% off Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto and Poltock and Walsh! Snap up key pieces from London’s favourite labels, including cool cocktail dresses, graphic print pieces, sculptural jackets and staple luxe sportswear separates, at a super-discounted price – if ever there was a time to shop designer, ladies, this is it. Click here to shop the sale! But be quick, we guarantee they won’t be around for long…

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Lunchtime buy: 3.1 Phillip Lim denim drawstring shorts

Last Updated on 2nd August 2010 Now that we’ve hit August we’re well and truly lusting after the last rays of the sunshine, but don’t let the autumn drop in shop floors get you down – there’s still time to sport your summer staples yet. We love 3.1 Phillip Lim’s modern interpretation of the classic denim short, and with their loose cut and a relaxed drawstring waist, this stonewashed pair have been given a touch of luxe sportswear to bring them up to date. Ideal for seeing out the last days of summer and those off-the-cuff holidays, wear them with a simple vest and a pair of chunky wedges, and add a camel-coloured jacket for the evenings – or, if you’re a sucker for a trend, try tucking in a light-wash denim shirt. £150 from Net-a-Porter.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out what Lara Stone’s doing in French Playboy, see Stella McCartney’s glowing collection for Adidas, and which label is Miranda Kerr fronting?… Well, she is super sexy: Lara Stone’s in this month’s French Playboy! – Grazia Quelle surprise, there’s another celebrity fragrance in the making. This one’s coming from Katy Perry and it’s called Purr – yes, with two Rs – InStyle Do you remember the glow in the dark stars you used to put on your window as a child? Seems Stella McCartney used to have some too – she’s using the principle on her latest sportswear collection for Adidas – Vogue UK Chloe’s latest collection of arm candy is clean, sleek and minimalist, not to mention gorgeous – Purseblog Newly-wed Miranda Kerr’s got a new modelling gig in the realms of high fashion as the new face of Jil Sander – the Cut

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Designer collaboration alert: Michael Bastian for GANT

Last Updated on 9th July 2010 We love a good designer and brand collaboration here at MFL for Him, and we especially love it when a truly great designer gets together with a top brand to create a collection that really works. The latest of said collaborations that we’re looking forward to is that of twice nominated CDFA Menswear Designer of the Year, Michael Bastian and Gant – the brand that delivers American style clothing with European flair. The collection, which is set to launch at the end of August, fuses the rich heritage of Gant with the modern and luxurious American classics that Michael Bastian is known for, and promises to mix sporty pieces with tailored elements to create a truly wearable collection. Inspired by the fastest sport on two feet, Lacrosse, the collection features sporty separates in classic colours, where maroon sweaters edged with contrast orange stripes are mixed with check shirts and chunky knits for a grown-up preppy look. We love this green knit sweater with the quirky Lacrosse pattern across the chest – it looks great worn with simple chinos and a relaxed shirt underneath for a sports-chic look. Worn with a check flannel shirt this classic down bomber jacket does that American sportswear look perfectly, as well as making for a great piece of outerwear for Autumn Winter. Other stand-out pieces in the collection that are worth checking out include tailored blazers with elbow patches and a truly must-have washed moleskin military pea coat. The Michael Bastian for Gant collection will be exclusively available at Selfridges on Oxford Street as well as gantuk.com from 25th August.

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Top picks from Billionaire Boys Club

Last Updated on 7th July 2010 There’s a select few men that it’s really quite OK to admit to having a man-crush on, and one half of Grammy award-winning production team for the Neptunes – Pharrell Williams – is one of them. He’s got the style, he’s got the talent and to top it off he’s got a really cool clothing line that he not only helps design, but also stars in their campaigns. Yes Pharrell’s got it all, and we want a piece of that distinctive style – which is why we’re currently spending a significant amount of time taking our picks from Billionaire Boys Club AW10 range. Pharrell shows us how it’s done as he looks effortlessly stylish in khaki green blazer, jeans, sneakers, hat and super-cool sunglasses. Billionaire Boys Club does that luxurious sportswear look really well but still manages to keep an urban vibe and street wear feel. We’ve also got our eyes on this preppy, college boy tweed blazer with shoulder patches which looks great styled with the relaxed polo and holdall bag, as well as the really great military feel jacket with oversized shearling collar – perfect for winter. Loving your work, Pharrell – we salute you. Visit the Billionaire Boys Club site to see the full AW10 collection.

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Rag and Bone awarded Menswear Designer of the Year

Last Updated on 8th June 2010 Last night the 28th annual CDFA awards were held at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre in New York and the fashion glitterati were out in force to support the winners and nominees. Fashion Icon award winner Iman attended the event with husband David Bowie, who looked effortlessly stylish in a black suit with a loosely draped cravat. There was also a host of top designers who looked ever-so-dapper in their suits including Marc Jacobs, who took home the coveted womenswear designer of the year award, as well as Jason Wu and Peter Som amongst many others, each with a beautiful model on their arm – showcasing the designer’s clothing of course. It was American design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag and Bone who were awarded Menswear designer of the year, beating Tom Ford and Michael Bastian to the accolade. After winning the 2007 Swarovski award for emerging talent the label, which is known for its mix of British feel tailoring with understated sportswear, has become one of the most covetable – and wearable – menswear brands. Receiving this years Swarovski emerging talent award for menswear was up-and-coming designer Richard Chai, who after already being known for his successful womenswear designs, launched his menswear line in 2008. So the American version of the fashion Oscars brought the US style mavens out to play but it was International Award winner and Burberry designer Christopher Bailey who gave us the most valuable lesson in sartorial elegance with his classic suit and relaxed look – not to mention his comments to style.com about the differences between the CDFAs and our own version, the British Fashion Awards, saying, ‘The sentiments are the same, but I think the Brits drink a lot more.’ Really? Us? No…

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Henri Lloyd Turi Jacket

Last Updated on 13th May 2010 You might associate British sports-casual brand Henri Lloyd with the local townies rather than your less than average style-conscious male. But with their latest collection the Brit label have built on their sports-casual status to bring a rather sophisticated feel to their signature look. With subtle influences visible from places as far reaching as mod culture and riviera style the brand have managed to bring together a strong yet simple collection. In particular we’ve spotted this season’s Turi Jacket, a classic short style sports jacket which has been updated with a contemporary take on the tapered bomber. In clean white the jacket will look great as a summer alternative to a trench for a retro sportswear look. And ofcourse, the signature Henri Lloyd brand name is embroidered on the left breast of the jacket, so at least if you lose it you’ll know whose name you’ll be looking for… Turi Jacket £125 available now from Henri Lloyd.

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Lou Dalton Mac

Last Updated on 3rd May 2010 The Mac is undeniably cool, in fact it’s a wardrobe staple that will be found in many a stylish man’s wardrobe. Worn with an air of nonchalance and a mod-like swagger the mac is a smart choice when it comes to purchasing an investment outerwear piece. For a slight twist on the classic mac, take a look at this retro-sporty offering from menswear designer Lou Dalton. Known for her distinctly British-feel designs that deliver sportswear inspired pieces with a rebellious streak, Lou has delivered this streamlined mac for SS10. With horn buttons and a rounded collar and pocket detail, this mac is given an almost nautical feel. It’s this modern detailing mixed with the contemporary twist on the shape of the coat that makes it slightly smarter than the classic mac. Wear with a pair of straight fit blue jeans and add a turn up and a classic brogue for a simply styled look. Lou Dalton Cotton Mac available from Oki-ni £269

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Lunchtime buy: Adam tie-front skirt

Last Updated on 21st April 2010 Go all LA chic with this burnt orange, shantang skirt from American designer Adam Lippes. The once Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta’s luxury sportswear label – Adam – features a range of designs, perfect for those summer months down at the beach. The tie-front detail gives this skirt a sophisticated, sarong look, enabling you to dress it down over a bikini, or wear with a tucked in crisp, white shirt and heels. £275 from NET-A-PORTER.

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ASOS Access All Areas: SS10

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 Spring has finally sprung – cor we’ve heard that a lot lately, but last week we did notice the sun’s effort to shine– which means the hunt for our summer wardrobe has well and truly begun. So when we received an invite from ASOS to their Access All Areas event, which promised to flaunt the finest spring frippery we ever did see (and give us the chance to try it) we jumped for joy. Literally, though it may have been more of a bounce, we can’t quite remember now. Well, what a stylish soiree it was. With the high summer collection lining the walls, we rummaged through rails of nude chiffons, tribal prints bold and blurred, sequin-embellished dresses, luxe sportswear and maxi dresses, and oohed and ahhed over an assortment of statement accessories and possibly the most fashionable footwear we’ve yet to lay eyes on this season (we’re talking lace-up shoeboots, wooden stack heels, tan suede peeptoes fit for a rodeo queen and all that drool-worthy jazz). Actually, looking back at the over-size woven leather clutches, bucket bags and fab fringed satchels, we’d go as far as saying the accessories stole the show. Anyway back to our story. Have we got to the part about the canapes yet? We ate lots of those, yummy things they were, and we also supped too much champers. But back to business. So as we fought our way to our favourite pieces – a pair of tailored black suede shorts (sadly not in our size), a cropped holepunched soft sweater and a nude contrast-panel chiffon zip-back top alongside a maxidress or two, FYI – we grabbed what we loved (or what fitted) and headed for a photoshoot via a quick-fix makeover from Illamasqua and hairstylist Han (big hair […]

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London Fashion Week: the best bits

Last Updated on 1st March 2010 You may have noticed we’ve taken a back seat in this season’s London Fashion Week , but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been casting our eagle eye over the collections. Now that it’s well and truly over, let’s round up what we’ve seen , and loved , in London this season. Oh, the wonders of live streaming.

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Lunchtime buy: Ashish Stud T-shirt

Last Updated on 1st February 2010 What’s this? An Ashish item without sequins? That’s right, the latest Ashish/Topshop collaboration features a sportswear range adorned in punk-like studs and to be honest, we’re welcoming this break from their shiny, sequined norm. Our favourite piece is the long t-shirt, which can be worn over leggings and teamed with ankle boots for a simple, daytime look. Keep your outfit simple in black, adhering to that punk feel whilst drawing attention to the studded neckline. Watch you don’t take someone out with one of these spikes though – you might be best keeping a distance while you’ve got this on… $100 from Topshop

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Lunchtime buy: Robert Rodriguez pencil skirt

Last Updated on 27th January 2010 We are loving Robert Rodriguez’s latest body-con collection available at Shopbop. Including power shoulders, sequins and leather, the collection features perfect tailoring that gives off that classy yet laid back look, perfect for the coming season. Take this jersey skirt for instance which, with its knotted detailing, looks as though it might have strutted off a sportswear version of the Burberry Prorsum SS2010 runway! Give the smart look an edgy twist by teaming with a loose-fitting shirt and black ankle boots, as shown below. $242 from Shopbop.

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Lunchtime buy: Topshop Unique shark print dress

Last Updated on 21st January 2010 You don’t have to head to the seaside to embrace the beach-inspired collections from the spring 2010 catwalks and this draped, mesh number proves it! Take a tip from Topshop Unique’s sportswear theme by working the asymmetrical trend with this surfer girl meets rock chic mini dress. The eye-catching aqua and orange shark print is a playful addition to the relaxed style, which includes a racer back cut and bikini style tie. We’ve been waiting for this one since London Fashion Week but luckily for us all, the waiting is over. Create your very own JAW(s)-dropping (sorry, we couldn’t resist) moment by donning this laid-back number. $310 from Topshop.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Go backstage at Topshop’s SS10 lookbook, see what’s left us utterly speechless, and find out what’s got Karl Lagerfeld upset… Acne does furniture! The cooler-than-cool label is about to add some edge to our humble abodes – WWD Giorgio Armani is streaming his AW10 Emporio Armani Menswear show live from Milan , tune in tomorrow at 3.30 GMT to see the gorgeous men in action clothes. Ahem – Emporio Armani Spring is here! Well, the spring lookbooks are here, anyway. Go behind-the-scenes of Topshop’s SS10 shoot , YouTube Balenciaga’s Crocodile Tail Leather Jacket is enough to make Hermes weep. $74,000? We’re actually lost for words – Purseblog Karl Lagerfeld’s indestructible empire has been hit by the recession , we’ll be waving goodbye to the K Karl Lagerfeld line of denim and sportswear after spring , WWD

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Lunchtime buy: Fred Perry Intarsia Crew Neck Dress

Last Updated on 7th January 2010 Embrace your patriotic side by purchasing a reworked classic from iconic British label, Fred Perry. This simple, casual dress takes inspiration from the brand’s popular shirts as worn by a host of famous faces including Damon Albarn, Andy Murray and of course, X Factor’s very own walking, talking and singing Fred Perry advertisement, contestant Olly Murs. The short-sleeved jumper dress from the Laurel collection is detailed with an embroidered tie and button down collar, as well as the all-important logo crest and gives the sportswear brand a cutesy, feminine edge. £110 from Urban Outfitters.

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PPQ designer swimming caps

Last Updated on 30th October 2009 Cult British fashion label PPQ have teamed up with the Schweppes Abbey-Well ‘Get Britain Sch…wimming’ campaign to design a range of one-off stylish swimming caps. We never thought we’d see the day…

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Olsen twins launch a junior line

Oh, is the creative genius of the Olsen twins never ending? After recently revealing they would be expanding their high-end label The Row to include a sunglasses line, Mary-Kate and Ashley have now set their sights on creating a collection for a younger market.

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PPQ x Adidas

Rember a while back when we told you London’s coolest fashion label, PPQ, would be teaming up with Adidas to create a collection of classic-cool and simple-yet-stylish sportswear? It’s arrived! PPQ co-founder Amy Molyneaux reveals all…

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Selena Gomez to launch collection

Move over Miley Cyrus, there’s a new tween in fashion town; Disney star Selena Gomez is launching her own line. Best known for her lead role on the Disney Channel’s ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, the 17-year-old has been busy designing her own eco-friendly fashion collection, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, set to launch for A/W10. “Growing up in Texas, I was sort of close-minded and kind of a tomboy, but as I’ve travelled, I found such a love of clothes, said the young beauty, who, like Miley, looks far older than her age. “It’s really always been a dream of mine to have a line. Created with a team of industry experts, including Tony Melillo, former Generra designer and creator of his eponymous menswear label, and Sandra Campos, business brains behind Polo Ralph Lauren, Gomez’ line is “pretty, feminine and bohemian, which is reflective of her own style. “She has such a good sense of what she likes and what she doesn’t like, Melillo, creative director for the Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez line, told WWD. “It was surprising as I’ve never worked with someone so young, and never really expected her to be so smart. She has a desire to be involved, and nothing is sent out there without her approval. Planning to launch a full sportswear collection for A/W10, the line is made up of Boho dresses, floral printed tops, jeans, skirts, jackets and accessories including scarves and hats. It probably won’t be our sort of thing, but it looks as though Gomez could take the tween fashion world by storm.

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London Fashion Week SS10: Ashish

Last Updated on 21st September 2009 Ashish can be a bit hit or miss. You see dresses you love and then they’re mixed in with strange jersey pieces or like last season crazy pom poms. This season was coherent, funky, and packed full of pieces you’d want in your wardrobe. Yes, the king of sequins pulled off a really rather good show. This is partly down to letting his fabulous dresses dominate. The feel was 90s Brit abroad, think visors, bum bags and sportswear. The clothes acted like post cards to home, with holiday inspired wear, there was Paris with the Mona Lisa and the Eiffel Tower. Italy was followed with Hawaii, then New York and Miami. The twist was spike studding, which embellished many of the pieces. These items along with the tie-dye denim helped break up the sequins, but let’s be honest you go to Ashish for the sequins. The cartoon style clouds were fabulous as were the flamingos. The sunset dress was my particular favourite and I loved that this felt like a true summer show. Even the beaded fringing, which transported me back to holidays as a child, left me similing. It was fun, humorous and felt very right. Sometimes fashion isn’t so much about creating cutting edge designs but rather tapping into a shared psyche. And after having done the 80s to death along with 60s and 70s it’s nice to have a vibrant vacation.

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Why Lagerfeld loves Lily Allen

As the new face of Chanel’s Coco Cocoon collection , which launches in two weeks , Lily Allen seems to have made quite an impression on Karl Lagerfeld. Lily modelled the luxury sportswear bags for a shoot with Lagerfeld, and the Chanel designer was filled with nothing but praise for the young singer. He told Vogue.co.uk: “I love Lily Allen. She looks a lot like Gabrielle Chanel and she is a self-made woman. She is cool, young and extremely witty. “Photographing her for this advertising campaign was fantastic fun, he said. “She is extremely inspiring and is completely taken with the bags , with her typical English reserve! Wow, what a way to make an impression, hey? Actually, we couldn’t agree more with Mr. Lagerfeld , Lily looks amazing in the shoot, and we bet she’s not opposed to being compared to Ms. Chanel, either. [Images]

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Maria Sharapova collaborates with Cole Haan

Last Updated on 10th September 2009 Three-time Grand Slam champ, Maria Sharapova is the lead collaborator and face of Cole Haan’s latest collection. The 21 year-old revealed ‘I have always had a passion for fashion and if I weren’t playing tennis, I’d probably be in school for it or for interior design.’ Well, it seems that she’s really got the best of both worlds, combining her two loves with the most innovative fashion sport brand, owned by Nike.

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Sasha Fierce to launch fashion range

Last Updated on 2nd July 2009 Beyonce Knowles’ latest fashion range will be aimed at schoolgirls. The ‘Crazy in Love’ singer has teamed up with her mother Tina Knowles to launch Sasha Fierce for Dereon, which will include shoes, glasses, lingerie, sportswear and jewellery. Tina will create the clothing and accessories but she insists Beyonce will be very involved with the designs. She explained to WWD: “She definitely tells me what she likes and what she doesn’t. It was her suggestion to line the rips of the jeans with the mesh and lace. It makes the jeans look really different from what’s out there.”

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Rodarte inspired by birds

Last Updated on 11th June 2009 Laura and Kate Mulleavy are inspired by bird-pecked fabric. The Rodarte designers first realised their take on fashion was different to others when they watched 1963 horror movie ‘The Birds’, which sees an American town besieged by the winged creatures. Referring to a scene which involves Tippi Hedren’s character Melanie Daniels attacked by a flock of birds, Kate explained: ‘Everyone in fashion loves Tippi wearing that green suit in ‘The Birds’, but we love the suit after she has been pecked.’

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Summer 09 Trend: Jumpsuits

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 Convenient (step in, zip up, and go!) and inconvenient (best to have a friend for trips to the bathroom) in equal parts, the jumpsuit is back on our fashion radar. Yes, while we once thought that it took a strongly fashion-forward woman to wear a jumpsuit, it’s now clear that it just takes a smart one. With even the most fervent romper-hater reconsidering their stance, why not bring out your bold side this season with the jumpsuit?

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Sorry Mrs Beckham, David’s the designer now

Last Updated on 29th April 2009 I’m starting to think that there may be a little game of ‘anything you can do I can do better’ in the Beckham household. We’ve seen each of them jump on advertising wagon, the reinvent yourself train, the trend bus , ok enough with the transport metaphors. But they do seem to like to copy each other, remember David wearing a skirt? Or how about the Armani underwear adverts? But after

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PPQ to collaborate with Adidas

So there we were having a peruse of Grazia Daily and stumbled across a rather dramatic revelation. In an interview with the fashion magazine’s website, PPQ designer Amy Molyneaux chatted about all things fashion week and collaborations. And one such collaboration, that has yet to be officially announced, is a link up with Adidas. PPQ will be creating a girly sportswear collection for AW09. She even gave readers a little heads up on what to expect: “We’re designing pieces like jumper dresses but then styling them against brothel creepers. The Stella McCartney collaboration still excites us, but PPQ would be incredible, it might even be enough to get me exercising. Amy also let slip that she’s doing some top secret fittings with Girl’s Aloud. It’s all very exciting stuff. And it might be just what the doctor ordered, cost effective PPQ garments that actually have a purpose, now that’s value for money.

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