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Although last season designers were trading the New York catwalks for British and Parisian shows, this year it seems that London has followed New York's example. Most notably, Topshop abandoned the runway for its traditional Unique show while Emporio Armani and  Tommy Hilfiger also forewent the shows as they were a big departure from London's experimental design team. However, LFW is all about fresh designers, innovative thinking unexpected garments, and bold statements. 


THE NEWCOMERS 

AV Robertson who designed for Marc Jacobs and Presented at Fashion East is one of the emerging designers to watch. Matty Bovan is a press favourite already as she made the cut of The Kids Are Alright in British Vogue's January issue. After earning the Emerging Womenswear Designer award at the Fashion Awards in September, Michael Halpern is constructing an ambitious production and a much-anticipated collection. 

THE VETS 

We'll witness the departure of Christopher Bailey from Burberry on Saturday after 17 years with the House. Johny Coca from Mulberry will be back on the London stage after a small detour to Paris in September, while Delpozo is bringing ball gowns to London in the place of Ralph & Russo. We're really excited to see JW Anderson whose missed the usual Men's show but is putting on his first co-ed collection. 

THE REGULARS 

Even though we may be missing a few names from the list, we can still count on Roksanda, Erdem and Christopher Kane to impress at LFW. Newcomer Michael Halpern will throw a soiree with Brows while Gareth Pugh is hosting a decadent party of his own. Sunday is all about Edward Enninful's British Vogue BAFTA party that will follow after the ceremony.Ready for a taste of London Fashion Week? Scroll down below and shop everything British! 

IMAGE CREDITS: VOGUE.com, CNN.

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This look is for the Spring Fashion Issue of British Vogue. Who doesn't love sequins? #sequins #fashionlooks #britishvogue Credit: Instagram

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Even the biggest health nuts are prone to these bad habits, but as we enter 2018 it's time to live your best life yet! There are all of those tiny things we tend to do without even noticing that are seriously diminishing our quality of life. But we can take back control by simply acknowledging them. Here are a few examples of no no's: 


1. Taking your smartphone everywhere: Even the bathroom because you get separation anxiety. We promise the world will not crumble if you don't have access to your phone for a few minutes. 

2. Holding on to grudges. It never helps to hold it in. Excuse the pun. Release your frustration and move on. You have more important things to do. 

3. You avoid confrontation. Just like the previous point, you have to express your issue to another person with regards to finding a solution. Problems don't go away by themselves unless we confront them head-on. 

4. You postpone health checkups. Yes it's boring and you rather spend your free time doing much more exciting things than waiting in line for your GP but early detection can save you. 

5. Binge-watching Friends on Netflix instead of meeting your actual friends. 

6. You rely on social media for a self-esteem boost: Blogger Leandra Medine said it best in a recent interview. "Posting on Instagram constantly is a cry for help. I used to post more often when I felt bad about myself." There's no button for self -esteem it takes time and social media are irrelevant. Instead, re-connect with your close friends and family for the perfect self-care boost! 

Are you ready for a social media cleanse and a little pampering time? Shop your detox essentials from our expert edit below! 

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In a social media world of constant imitation, faking and plain copycats, it was inevitable that a platform would surface calling out any fashion injustice. We're not only talking about your basic high street brand or celebrity brand (Hey Khloe Kardashian!) imitating pieces to the extent that you can't tell them apart. "Diet Prada", aims to tackle any issue in the fashion industry that it condemns unjust: 


From the exclusion of certain models from the runway due to any discrimination from race to skin colour, weight or sexual preference. Sexual harassment allegations and overall bad treatment of models is also addressed in the account. 

The great part is that although it tackles serious issues the tone of voice is very tongue-in-cheek almost snarky without reaching the point of mean. Here you can find anything from a fake ad for VETEMENTS featuring Kim Kardashian to Rihanna's version of a famous Stella Mccartney faux fur coat to Alice + Olivia copying vintage YSL to models copying each other poses. 

Head to our gallery for more laughs and shop only designer originals from our exclusive edit below!


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This @azzedinealaiaiofficial acetate knit halter and corset strapped skirt is just wow! Worn by Gail O'Neal for Vogue's May 1986 issue. It was classy then and is still classy now. #red #hot #Vogue Credit: British Vogue

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@selenagomez Looking Stunning For April Issue 2017 The @voguemagazine @VogueRunway đź’žđź’‹đź’žđź’‹đź’žđź’‹đź’žđź’‹

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The European court has controversially authorised the ban of the headscarf, taking its first official stance ever on the issue.


The ruling comes after a receptionist was fired from her three year job at the company G4S in Belgium when she started wearing a headscarf to work. The woman claimed she suffered religious discrimination and took her case to the Belgian court who referred it to the European Court of Justice.

The European court ended up ruling in the company’s favour, claiming that the firm’s decision was justified because it amended workplace rules to forbid staff “from wearing any visible signs of their political, philosophical or religious beliefs”. The court further claimed that the company did not engage in discrimination because the company policy covered “any manifestation of such beliefs without distinction”.

The ban was still heavily criticised by many religious figures, sparking quite a lot of controversy due to the recently hotly debated issue of the integration of immigrant communities in Europe. The most extreme criticisms of the ban interpreted it as Europe openly rejecting the Muslim community.

It is very important to keep in mind that the ruling should not be mistaken as a general ban of the headscarf in Europe. Far from that, the court’s decision simply states that companies have the right to implement a ban of all symbols without exceptions.

Of course, the problem is that Islam is one of the few religions in which women wear such an overt symbol at all times (whether you support that or not is another point), so the risk is that companies start using this ban solely to reject Muslim employees, which would of course contribute to the Muslim population’s isolation.

The ban must also be put into context. In France and Austria for example, it can be understood, as the countries have already forbidden wearing any religious symbols in public places, including the burqa for example. 

However, the ban would be out of place here in the UK, home to arguably the most cosmopolitan city in the world, given our strongly ingrained values or tolerance and acceptance, and our belief that everyone should be free to express their political, religious and philosophical opinions freely. It is therefore a little worrying that the ban is implemented on such a general level, given the diversity of countries in the EU, even though we probably won’t feel its affect for too long because of Brexit…


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If you thought Kate Moss would remain a model forever, you may have just been proven wrong. 


It seems the model has reached a milestone in her career and has transitioned from being a model to being an agent. 

In Vogue’s April Issue in which she finally spills the beans, Kate Moss said it seemed "like the natural thing to do”, as she wanted to take responsibility for her “choices as a model”. Plus, she know knows the business inside and out- who wouldn’t want Kate as their agent?? 

Moss is clearly moving on, and she even chose not to pose for the shoot inside the Vogue Issue about her, deciding to put pictures of two of her model protĂ©gĂ©s, Elfie Reigate and Louis Baines, instead. 

Is this the end of an era? 

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Vogue promises us a "diversity issue", they give us Karlie Kloss dressed as a Geisha. Karlie isn't Japanese. She also isn't under represented, considering she's one of the highest earning supermodels in the world. Just this week Karlie confused Destiny's Child and TLC. We didn't think it could get worse, but it did. 


In the shoot her face appears to be whitened, and her hair is done in the traditional Shimada style. Did we get stuck in a time warp? Or is this actually happening? In 2017!

Karlie knows better, Vogue knows better, yet here we are again. Vogue have culturally appropriated a hundred times, and this isn't Karlie's first time at the rodeo. Remember in 2012 when she strutted down the catwalk in a Native American headdress? Stay classy, guys. 

She has set up a coding school, she's is a vocal feminist and has all the makings of a role model. She's smart as hell, yet continues to make such stupid mistakes. Why? She's in a position to say 'no' and turn down shoots that aren't right for her, but does she? No. 

Vogue is a bible for us fashion-lovers, but that doesn't mean they should get a haul pass when it comes to cultural appropriation. There are hundreds of beautiful Japanese models, and Vogue could have had their pick- do better. Please, just do better. 

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Barack Obama gave his farewell speech last night in Chicago last night, the city which launched his political career. 


The speech was full of hope, but also of warning- that racism and inequality is still rife, stating "we are not where we need to be".  Continuing "If every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hardworking white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclave". 

Obama continued "If we decline to invest in the children of immigrants, just because they don't look like us, we diminish the prospects of our own children - because those brown kids will represent a larger share of America's work force". 

The President also shared some nostalgic sentiments, calling back to his 2008 campaign slogan of "Yes, we can", adding "Yes, we did". 

Obama and the crowd dabbed their eyes when he called his wife, Michelle "my best friend", and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr "a brother". 

See the best celebrity reactions in the gallery above, and watch the full speech...

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Our influencer for the week is the well-known stylist Prayag Menon (Insta handle: @prayagm_v). Prayag’s foray into the industry was incidental when he began styling shoots on his own at home, as an outlet for creative exploration. Completely self-taught and with no formal training, Prayag draws inspiration from his perspective on lifestyle, aspiration and the people he interacts with. His work resonates a sense of minimalism and timelessness. Read on to know more about him. 


1) Being a commercial pilot, how did you get into styling? 
A) I was always interested in fashion. Though the leap from pilot to stylist was a happy accident! My partner (photographer Porus Vimadalal) who’d recently entered the industry at the time was to collaborate on a test shoot with a stylist, but she had to cancel a day prior due to unforeseen circumstances; and I offered to jump in to style the shoot. I remember everyone really liked the shoot when it was out, and subsequent to that Porus encouraged me to start styling. I also started getting offers to work on other shoots and there was no looking back since. I am completely self-taught and have learnt consistently from each shoot I’ve worked on. 

2) What’s your personal style all about? 
A) Clean and restrained mostly. I like incorporating a sense of balance in terms of colours and silhouette. 

3) Do you remember your first fashion shoot? Tell us more about it. 
A) It was in the summer of 2013. We worked with some beautiful Roberto Cavalli gowns that a friend had recently acquired. The model was the beautiful Rasika Navare; now one of my closest friends. We shot a series of pictures in a studio and I still have that shoot in my portfolio; it's classic and beautiful. 

4) Who are the photographers you love working with and why? 
A) My partner Porus Vimadalal is definitely someone I love working with the most. I have learnt a great deal from him ever since I got into fashion. We have grown together in the industry and our aesthetics are completely aligned, which makes every shoot experience with him seamless and wonderful. 

5) What are some of the biggest challenges that you face as a stylist? 
A) One of the biggest challenges is dealing with commercial clients and a set brief which is not always familiar to your aesthetic. I have learnt from experience that it is necessary to stand by your opinion and choose how much you want to budge. It's fine to meet someone half way, but provided its mutual. 

6) What are some of the things you do to get inspired for a concept shoot? 
A) My work is straightforward in terms of fashion being the focal point. Inspiration arrives via many mediums; it could be a story I read somewhere, or someone I meet, or just my imagination. I then pick a trend which appeals to me and add it to connect the story. Conceptualisation and ideation are an organic process for me, I don't spend time consciously researching/studying or following a particular method. 

7) What are you currently working on? 
A) To name a few projects; I have a fashion editorial that is out in this month’s issue of ELLE India. I have also styled Verve Magazine's February cover story, and then I've worked on Miuniku's SS17 lookbook along with some more exciting projects releasing over the next few months. 

8) What would be a dream collaboration for you? 
A) I'd like to work with Marion Cotillard. 

9) What or who has greatly influenced your work and how? 
A) The women I've met in my life have played a huge role in the development of my work. These aren't necessarily women who are in the fashion industry; they come from diverse backgrounds. My relationships with them influenced and heightened my love for understated elegance, the idea of a lifestyle that is more cultivated and refined, not ostentatious. Through my work, I like depicting women as assertive and effortless; attributes inspired from the women in my life - independent and fearless, who live/have lived life on their own terms, and who make their own life choices. 

10) What’s the best thing about being a stylist? 
A) For me; the best thing is how work doesn't feel like work. It is something I truly enjoy, and never tire of. 

11) Favorite fall trend you can’t seem to get over? 
A) Velvet! 

12) What advice would you give to a young stylist who is just starting out? 
A) Start easy, explore different sensibilities before you settle into what your comfort zone is. It's totally okay to make mistakes and learn from them. It’s important to constantly seek inspiration in what’s around you. The most important pearl of wisdom I was imparted with, and that I'd like to share is: Do not seek approval from others. Take constructive advice but in the end just do what you really believe in. Your style should be an extension of who you are as a person.

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Winter can leave your skin feeling dry and dreary, which isn't a cute look on anybody. And of course, good skincare doesn't come cheap. But if you want simple skincare solutions without making a big dent in your wallet, we're got them right here. DIY skincare is easy to make, easy to store, and easy on the spending! Here's some ideas for ya - 


a) Olive oil and sugar scrub: The lack of humidity in the air can dry out your skin, and the only way to combat this issue is with regular exfoliation. Mix 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of organic honey, and 1/2 a cup of organic sugar in a little container, and stir together until you are left with a grainy paste. Scrub the paste onto your face and your body in large circular motions for about 2 minutes, and leave it to settle for a bit before washing it off. Try this once or twice a week, and your skin will be moisturised and glowing from within! 

b) Aloe vera moisturiser: Your skin might need some extra help with keeping itself moisturised this time of year, and we have an easy DIY moisturiser that will heal your skin from within. In a small glass jar, put in 2 tablespoons of drinkable aloe vera gel, 3 drops of jojoba oil, 6 drops of lavender oil, and 1/2 a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. Shake it super well before each use, and apply it to a slightly damp skin. Once absorbed, your skin will feel supple AF, believe it! 

c) Banana hair mask: Let's not forget, the colder weather can impact your hair too! Alongside the usual shampooing and conditioning, your hair might need a little extra TLC this time of year. You can achieve this by combining 2 mashed bananas with 1/2 a cup of coconut milk and a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your hair and let it settle for about 15 minutes. Rinse, and find your hair revitalised and ready to go!

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