Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lauren Cochrane

Fashion forward: England team tackle style convention

England’s first match in the Euro 2020 tournament isn’t until Sunday afternoon, but the fashion crowd are already focused on the team’s attacking threat – specifically Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the 24-year-old Everton striker. Calvert-Lewin may be rated by football fans...

Lockdown makes humble flip-flop summer’s high-fashion hit

Flip-flops have long been a staple of heatwaves, found everywhere from beaches to barbecues. But, in 2021, the humble footwear – which can cost as little as £5 – are set to be fashion’s shoe of the summer.Flip-flops featured...

Stars in stripes … why the classic Breton top is back in vogue

Once favoured by stars ranging from Pablo Picasso to Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando to Madonna, Breton tops – with their statement stripes and easy shape – are about to enjoy a new fashion moment.Touted by stylish insiders as one...

She scores! A first look at Martine Rose’s Euro 2020 shirt

Since its reboot in 2019, the Face magazine has featured Jorja Smith, Tyler, the Creator and Dua Lipa on the cover. The June issue out this week, is – in the spirit of reemergence – less about solos and...

Sole of a nation: how Clarks became Jamaica’s favourite footwear

The reggae producer Bunny Lee said: “Clarks stand the test of time inna Jamaica. All the other shoes come and bow down at Clarks’ foot.” DJ Trinity said in the 70s that you couldn’t get a girlfriend if you...

Feathers, organza and unironed pyjamas: why fashion can’t get enough of the Mitford mythology

“Elegance in England,” wrote Nancy Mitford “is of such different stuff from that in any other country that it is not easy to make foreigners believe in it at all.” Nancy – and her aristo sisters Diana, Decca, Debo,...

RIP skinnies. What’s next for jeans?

In fashion, one thing’s for sure – the era of sweatpants is over, and denim is back. It’s also pretty clear that skinny jeans, the style that has refused to die for 20 years, are finally, waning from fashion’s...

Amanda Gorman’s Biden moment puts headband in spotlight

Poet Amanda Gorman’s fashion influence has grown exponentially since she spoke at Joe Biden’s inauguration in January, wearing a yellow Prada coat and red Prada headband.This week, Lyst, the fashion search engine, revealed that searches for “red headbands” jumped...

‘Teeth have become the new boob job’: the rise of oral tweakments

If, once upon a time, going to the dentists was routine at best, your local dental practice is on the way to becoming something of a destination. At the same time, previously unglamorous dental products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes...

Nose rings and glitter: Gucci reveals ‘dialogue with otherness’

From high street to catwalk, collaboration is a mainstay of fashion now. But Gucci’s show on Thursday afternoon – one that celebrated the brand’s 100th anniversary – stepped the idea up a gear.Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, worked with...

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