CULTURE

The 5th CFDA Fashion Awards

The 5th CFDA Fashion Awards

  by galleryc

For the 5th Anniversary of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in New York, it was Alexander Wang who walked away with the coveted award – and the $200,000 prize money - this year. Founded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and [...]

Tags: Culture, Alexander Wang, America, anniversary, CFDA fashion awards, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in New York, Clothing, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Designer, Entertainment/Culture, Human Interest, Peter Som, prize, Vogue
Hollywood Costume at the V&A

Hollywood Costume at the V&A

  by Phoebe Frangoul

Think about your favourite films and a piece of clothing often springs to mind – from Dorothy’s ruby slippers to Indiana Jones’ hat – costume plays a vital part in the movies. The Victoria and Albert museum is celebrating the role [...]

Tags: Culture, Arts, Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Costume design, Entertainment/Culture, Gone With The Wind, LBD, luxe fashion, news, Stage clothes, V&A, Victoria & Albert museum, Wardrobe Department, Wizard of Oz
Restaurant Review: The Lyttelton at The Stafford in London’s Mayfair

Restaurant Review: The Lyttelton at The Stafford in London’s Mayfair

  by Charlotte Jones

It's said that dining at The Lyttelton at The Stafford by Kempinski in London's Mayfair is more akin to dining at a friend's house. It's certainly cosy and comfortable, but with rich floral fabrics, unique artwork, a custom crafted [...]

Tags: Culture, Brendan Fyldes, Cambridge, Chef, competent chef, Dexter Corporation, Executive Chef, Food and drink, Gastronomy, hand cut chips, Hospitality/Recreation, Kempinski, London, London hotel, London restaurant, London Restaurant Reviews, lux-food, Restaurant Review, summer at home travel, west coast, Wiener Schnitzel, Zucchini
Couture Week A/W12: Chanel

Couture Week A/W12: Chanel

  by Phoebe Frangoul

Karl Lagerfeld returned to the roots of Chanel with his couture collection in Paris today. The designer used instantly recognisable motifs from the French fashion house’s history – particularly the iconic boucle tweed – in a relaxed, [...]

Tags: Culture, Chanel, Clothing, Designer, Fashion design, French fashion, Haute couture, Lurex, luxe fashion, news, Paris
Raf Simons makes his Dior debut

Raf Simons makes his Dior debut

  by Phoebe Frangoul

The fashion world breathed a huge sigh of relief when it was announced that Raf Simons would be taking the helm at Dior. The Belgian designer, known for his love of clean minimalism which he took to luxe lengths with his final collections [...]

Tags: Culture, Christian Dior, Clothing, Couture Week, Designer, French fashion, Haute couture, Jil Sander, John Galliano, Luxury brands, Marc Jacobs, news, Paris, Raf Simons, Skirt, Trousers, Yves Saint Laurent
Designer labels for less at Covetique

Designer labels for less at Covetique

  by Phoebe Frangoul

Unless you’re prepared to put the hours in and get particularly lucky, the days of finding a designer bargain on traditional online auction sites are long gone. Lucky then that there’s a new wave of high-end sites selling pre-loved [...]

Tags: Culture, ACNE, Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Clothing, Covetique, Designer, Hermés, Luxury brands, news, Nicola McClafferty, online auction sites, Wardrobe, Yves Saint Laurent