Making the mundane must-have: Prada and the art of the fashion meme | Fashion

Forget The Devil Wears Prada – the Italian luxury fashion house looks to have drawn on The IT Crowd for inspiration at its recent Shanghai-based spring/summer 2020 show. Designer Miuccia Prada appeared keen to equip fans of the brand with everything they might need for an IT conference in 1989: the show’s standout print was […]

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Prada announces it is to go fur-free | Fashion

The Italian fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using fur in its collections. The ban will come into effect this September for its spring/summer 2020 women’s collections, although items that have already been made will continue to be sold. The move has come about in collaboration with the Fur Free Alliance, an international […]

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Fashion people eat? The rise of edible merchandise | Fashion

The myth that the fashion crowd don’t eat has long been dispelled. But they do, increasingly, eat fashionably. Next month, Prada will bring its historic Marchesi 1824 bakery to London, complete with a pastry counter and cafe. The Mount Street eatery in Mayfair plans to serve sweet treats, including Milanese panettone and gianduja chocolates, alongside […]

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The end of cleavage: how sexy clothes lost their allure | Fashion

The talent all great fashion designers have in common is the ability to read a room. You do not get into the history books by making pretty dresses. The best designers at any fashion week are the ones with a fingertip to the breeze, judging which way the wind is blowing. Like standup comics, they […]

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10 of the key shows from Milan fashion week – in pictures | Fashion

Emporio Armani The Emporio Armani show took place in a hangar at Milan’s Linate performance and involved guests, some of who had flown in the day before, to go through security (passports et al) for a starry, flashy show which veered from minimal off-duty/surf-wear in shades of blue, taupe and grey, through to sporty, neon […]

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When work meets high fashion – how the lanyard became the year’s most coveted designer accessory | Fashion

Many of us wear a lanyard; it’s a way for ID to be seen, or maybe to keep a set of keys on hand. For some they say: job first, style second – because who cares what you look like when there’s paperwork to do? That was until recently, when the humble lanyard went high fashion. See […]

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