African Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2015

African Fashion Week London (AFWL) held its fifth annual fashion show at Olympia, Kensington, London W14 over the weekend of 7-8 August 2015.  A spectacular event with bright spotlights and crowds of press, media and fashion blogging photographers vying for available space to capture their best angled shots. Svelte catwalk...

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Frock Me Vintage

Frock Me held its fourth out of seven yearly vintage fairs on Sunday 7 June 2015 at The  Chelsea Old Town Hall – the next one takes place on 13 September 2015.   Frock Me brings together over 50 stalls of the finest vintage clothing, textiles, accessories and haberdashery in...

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Pop in to Designer Fashion Pop-up Store in South Kensington

Egret London, have launched a series of 16 day designer fashion Pop-up events in South Kensington. The Designer Fashion Pop-up, a concept store space, aims to be an opportunity for the public to engage with the latest movement of how young designers endeavor to make fashion more sustainable.   The...

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Gentlemen’s Fashion: The Dandy in winter

It’s not often that the Swiss in Switzerland get all excited but with this upcoming winter sports season, they have much to trumpet about, celebrating an important anniversary. Velcro, aluminium foil and astonishingly enough, absinthe, were invented here. Where would we be in motorway traffic jams without the “Name A...

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Gentleman’s Fashion: The Need for Tweed

Cheesborough invented Vaseline in the nick of time. By 1860, when marathon cycle rides and day long beagling events were carried out in doormat-thick tweed plus fours, the thrill of the chaff may have been overvalued. The ‘twill’ is the strengthening diagonal thread in the weave. A package of cloth...

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin post notice to wed in RBKC

(LONDON Reuters) – Hollywood actor George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin have posted legal notice in London of their plan to marry in Italy, a spokesman for the borough of Kensington and Chelsea said on Thursday. News of the couple’s engagement was confirmed in April when Alamuddin’s legal...

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Gentleman’s Fashion: Our Dandy Visits the Beach

There’s something about being abroad that seems to inspire an Englishman to ideas and gems he couldn’t have imagined had he stayed at home, and allows an otherwise cool demeanour to slip into something a little more comfortable. Take for example the light-bulb moment for Freddie ‘Suicide’ McEvoy in the...

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Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

The discovery of a shipwreck by sponge divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1900, lead to the recovery of a large collection of sculpture and bronze artefacts. When these were examined at the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, the items included a ‘fossil’ featuring, what...

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Yohji Yamamoto Exhibition

Yohji Yamamoto Exhibition

Yohji Yamamoto became internationally renowned as a household name and was iconic within fashion circles in the early eighties. He shaped 1980’s fashion, as we know and remember it. Currently staging an enormous revival, (if you like, or are influenced by the eighties) this exhibition at the V&A on the...

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