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London Fashion Week
Christopher Kane, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo.

It’s been a big year for Christopher Kane. After becoming part of the PPR umbrella, he may have felt he had a lot to prove. And, boy did he. His fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection cut the muster.


Burberry conjures up a very specific image, a classic, British image. Bailey’s job is to meld that image with something new—season in and season out.


Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2013 collection includes built-in RFID chips, or in a more fashionable way “Smart Personalization.”

Giles, Fall 2013. Photo by Filippo Fior.

Giles manages to somehow combine all three into a beautiful showing of flowy Edwardian gowns mixed with elements of the darker side of fashion.


Following a hugely successful year, J.W. Anderson presents a menswear collection that’s bound to have some in raptures, so in dismay.


The Central Saint Martins graduate drew on the grunge look and at times had us wondering if he had magically brought the members of Nirvana back together and back to life.


Creating a narrative through the collection, Topman Design showcased their fashions through the evolving nature of one’s global journey.


Dead Poets Society goes to the drive-in in Christopher Kane’s latest ghoulish menswear collection.


Danger reigned the Alexander McQueen Fall 2013 runway, with a display by Sarah Burton that was dripping in rigor and more than just a hint of madness.


Menswear can be very tricky. Walking a fine line of pushing the design creatively enough while still remaining functional enough to make people want to buy and wear the clothes.


The British Fashion Council announced yesterday the shortlist of designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund – and it’s pretty good company to be in.


Giles Deacon shows us a tougher side of spring with his new black and white collection this season. Leather laser cut dresses and silk photo prints were playful, but still sexy revealing bare skin underneath graphic cut outs.


Although the collection was very different, the same playful, quirky spirit could be seen in the presentation, which was held at London’s Claridges Ballroom and transformed into an English country garden with pastel-colored garden gnomes and wheelbarrows dotted around, accompanied by lush floral hangings.


Vivienne Westwood Red Label this season was by far one of the favorite beauty looks of the week, although not quite as ready to wear as the collection itself, definitely bold and interesting to watch as each face told the story of an Andy Warhol painting come to life.


There was a warmth and luminosity to the skin; the brand’s new Fresh Glow Foundation was used and dotted with its anticipated Illuminator. Cheeks were softly contoured, and powder skipped to keep the dewy effect.


1940s glamor reigned at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk today. Christopher Bailey looked to capes and corsets to tap into that zenith of Brit elegance and he did so by turning out pieces you wouldn’t necessarily envision belonging to the Burberry house upon first glance.


Ethereal faces were simple, but made a statement; makeup artist Lucia Pieroni took up the challenge of transforming Kane’s creations into something strange and elegant. Pieroni prepped the skin with NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, Pre Prime Skin Prep, and the new Radiant Creamy Concealer for a glow that was otherworldly.


In contemporary fashion, there are few pleasures as satisfying as following Brit designer Christopher Kane from Point A to Point B. While his pieces are almost always certainly ‘pretty’, they happen to be interesting enough to be equally ‘lugubrious’.

Tom Ford, Oscars 2012

Tom Ford is to showcase his menswear collection and open a flagship store in London next year.

Preen FW2012

Preen’s design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have said it feels great to return to their “own turf” after five years of showing in New York.

Stella McCartney Garden Show

Stella McCartney showed off her latest Resort line in New York City yesterday, with the pieces coming in mostly pastel shades.

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2013 Runway 20

At first glance, Christopher Bailey’s latest resort collection for Burberry Prorsum is something of a head-scratcher. For some time Bailey has been employing his arsenal of motifs, exploring everything from the artisanal to experimenting with fabric technology for breaking new grounds of inspiration.


It was the strongest season in recent memory. Even those brands who faired well in the summer collections uped their game for fall, making for one nonstop month of grade-A capital-F Fashion.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012

Christopher Bailey’s “The Gentlemen”, his Fall 2012 menswear collection, gives way to his feminine exploration of the ultimate English sartorial crossroads – the haute interminglings at the corner of “Town and Field”.

Christopher Kane Fall 2012

Fashion and celluloid make for the perfect marriage. The two have gone hand in hand since time immemorial it seems. But every season, there’s that one seemingly random film that serves as the source material and inspiration behind a collection.