Karl Lagerfeld’s cat legally unable to inherit £150 million fortune

View this post on Instagram Happy #FathersDay Daddy @karllagerfeld. Thank you for bringing me into the (fashion) world. 😘 A post shared by Choupette Lagerfeld (@choupettesdiary) on Jun 18, 2017 at 10:10am PDT Before his death, Karl Lagerfeld declared his cat Choupette as his heir. But is it legal? Lagerfeld adopted Choupette in 2011 from […]

LFW: Fears for fashion after Brexit

London Fashion week starts today with shows running until Tuesday. Just one month before Brexit, the fashion industry is under the stress of the no-deal uncertainty. Many young designers fear the custom tariffs, considering that most fabrics are transported to London through the Rotterdam port. “The biggest fear is customs,” says Asya Ter-Hovakimyan, the co-founder […]

Accumulate brings LFW to the homeless

While The Strand lights up with some of the world’s biggest brands at the launch of London Fashion Week today, down the road in Somerset House a second fashion week is underway: a modelling of denim jackets by London’s homeless. Accumulate, a charity which specialises in helping young, homeless people to develop their wellbeing and improve […]

Monero Dolls: representing BAME women

A businesswoman has opened a children’s boutique in Islington selling custom made, handcrafted black dolls inspired by women in her life. Sandra Monero, of Stoke Newington, launched Monero Kids Boutique after seeing an empty unit. After losing her mother, father and brother, she found making clothes therapeutic and decided to go professional. Now her shop […]

LFW: Are they doing enough for sustainability?

London Fashion Week returns today to celebrate fashion designers world-wide. One designer in particular has gained a lot of media attention after announcing a collaboration with BBC Earth. Mother of Pearl designer, Amy Powney is trying to highlight the negative impact the fashion industry has on the planet. Powney is launching a campaign to raise awareness […]

Fashion statements or ethical faux-pas?

Luxury fashion brand Gucci receives backlash for releasing a sweater resembling “blackface” according to social media users. Although the outrage it provoked was massive, it wasn’t unprecedented. We take a look at the most controversial marketing missteps in the high-end industry. Gucci just pulled a sweater that people said resembles blackface, and some aren’t buying […]

Fast fashion: popular retailers are under fire

Fast fashion is big business, but it’s big business that is facing trouble. Inspired by catwalk trends, fast fashion is the mass production of clothing quickly at low costs to cater to the mainstream customer. However, by producing products in this way, sustainability is often compromised. Textile disposal creates a huge amount of landfill, as […]

Burberry warns over financial hit from no-deal

The British luxury brand sounded the alarm over a no-deal Brexit, saying it could cost tens of millions of pounds and seriously disrupt the supply chain. Britain’s premier luxury brand, famous for its iconic trench coats, said a no-deal Brexit would lead to tens of millions of pounds a year of extra costs in the […]