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Black Orchard

The duality of the female form is celebrated in all of its glory as part of our first fashion editorial. The strength, power, and determination of Regal Culture, offset against the sensuality, tenderness and allure of Luxe Comfort come together to form what we call Black Orchard. But look at us now, Proud. We unbound

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Names you need to know in African fashion

While Europe dominates the fashion world, young African designers and models are continuing to prove themselves worthy of a spot on the world stage. Heidi Quill takes a look at the annual GTBank ‘FSHN WKND’, an event that showcases emerging African talent.

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#new Vogue – new era?

The December 2017 issue of British Vogue magazine was unveiled by the new editor in chief (EIC), Edward Enninful. His appointment as EIC was much anticipated and equally celebrated. Vogue, once at the forefront of fashion consciousness and lifestyle choices, was screaming out for change. It was trying to navigate a space where it no

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London Fashion Week: A platform for anarchistic art

London is a globally renowned hub for creative clothing and edgy eccentricity and so provides the ideal setting for the biannual fashion week. The UK fashion industry is a blooming business sector with its current value to the UK economy of £26 billion[1] UK fashion is undoubtedly intertwined with British cultural identity and the catwalk shows

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Patricia Araújo: AFW editorial

Some finds are a little too good not to share. This past Tuesday I found myself once again, in the middle of one of my epic internet wanders. You know the ones when you start out looking for one thing but twenty clicks later you find yourself completely lost and looking at something no where near

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Fashion and animals – Angola Fashion Week 2016

Africa is not usually known for its fashion weeks; instead, we leave it to the cities of London, Paris and New York to show the world what being ‘fashionable’ really means. However, one overlooked and increasingly popular event is taking place in Angola every year – Angola Fashion Week. This year, models and designers alike flocked

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The future of fashion

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret, before I turned vegan, I was a huge fan of leather. Who wouldn’t be with its valuable and unique features: its durability, its classic luxurious look and its ability to withstand water. So what if I told you that there was a new type

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Clothes to conduct the country in

  Theresa May Empowerment relies heavily on strong virtues and a sharpened mindset and this can be complemented through clothing. Political spearheads throughout history have practiced the art of power dress in many different forms, from Thatcher’s 80s-esque shoulder pads to Mandela’s bold batik silk shirts in the 90s. Us ordinary folk can easily mimic elements of

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New finds and block colour … blue is the new black

Summer is finally here and with that so are proms, weddings and general get-togethers to enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts. So what to wear? Well, it’s too hot for your favourite little black dress and black tie is ever so formal. Why not try going blue? Blue suits are smart and on trend (our

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All fashion, no agenda

For a while it seemed gender-neutral fashion had become, paradoxically, a tad butch and frankly a little boring. Plain, oversized garments, frugal masculine designs – this was the drab definition of unisex clothing. Which seems strange to me. If you’re going to design truly unisex fashion, why not embrace all sides of the gender spectrum?

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10 top in natural ethical beauty

Each month the beauty industry is flooded with new names and products. They then become our must have face cream, cannot live without shampoo and overall cult product (Glam Glow I’m talking about you). In the last few years everyone has become more aware of organic and natural brands such as Neal’s Yard. People are beginning

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Ever changing fashion

The fashion world has been hit hard in the past year with news of several designers stepping down from their positions at big brands. Raf Simons at Dior, Alber Elbaz from Lanvin and Alexander Wang from Balenciaga are the big ones that spring to mind. There has been much speculation as to why the designers

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The fall of the nineties supermodel

What happened to the Supermodel!? Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Iman, Elle MacPherson & Alek Wek these names don’t count because they gained their notoriety before & during the 90’s but for whatever reason we don’t produce models that are blessed with such a title anymore. Arguably models such as Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner or

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Voila – À La Disposition

New York husband and wife design duo Daniel and Lynda Kinne are the founders and brain child behind the cutting edge clothing brand À La Disposition. Known for their excellent tailoring, bespoke silhouettes & avant-garde designs, À La Disposition is fast becoming a recognised name in its own right. I managed to speak to these two

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Hayden Williams a rising star

There are two types of people on Instagram ‘posers’ and ‘nosers’, I myself am a noser. Basically all this means is I nose around through other peoples photos and have not a single one up myself. Sounds bad I know but my life really isn’t really interesting enough to post any of my own photos

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