Fashion

  • StyleThe Telegraph

    Brooke Shields wears Crocs to the red carpet – but can they ever be truly fashionable?

    Rare is the household that doesn’t have a pair of Crocs lurking somewhere between the shoe basket and the cupboard under the stairs. Regardless of your opinion on their aesthetic merits, even the staunchest haters would agree that they’re pretty useful for gardening in. Or maybe – provided it’s dark, and the neighbours don’t see you – putting out the bins.

    5-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    Inside the Cartier watch laboratory hidden in a Swiss farmhouse

    In the heart of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland’s ‘Watch Valley’, a few kilometres from the French border, is an unassuming 18th-century farmhouse – not dissimilar on the outside to dozens of others nearby. In this little Swiss home, it can feel as though time has stopped altogether, which is ironic because within its walls is Cartier’s Maison des Métiers d’Art (house of crafts), a laboratory like no other, dedicated to the art of time.

    6-min read
  • StyleThe Telegraph

    Giorgio Armani at 90: the fashion titan’s latest show celebrates his signature soft-focus elegance

    It’s not often that the jaded fashion crowd spontaneously leap to their feet and erupt into joyous applause, but when Giorgio Armani appeared at the finale of his menswear show in Milan on Monday morning, there was a standing ovation for the legend ahead of his 90th birthday next month.

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  • StyleThe Telegraph

    Dad bods need not apply in Prada’s Gen Z-inspired collection

    It was fortunate that Miuccia Prada’s new collection came deliberately creased and crumpled in parts, because, after broiling heat and bullish bouncers in the hysteria of the crush to enter the show (it’s not all glamour, this fashion show malarkey), no one was feeling all that fresh or put together. Just as well that Mrs Prada was a picture of calm gentility, as she talked through her thoughts on men’s dressing for the 21st century, alongside her collaborator, Raf Simons.

    3-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    How to ‘work out’ your face muscles to look more contoured

    The beauty industry has long revolved around the business of ironing out wrinkles and smoothing the skin back to a “youthful” state. Over the past decade there’s been a boom in fillers designed to artificially give the face more volume and structure. According to a study by University College London, the dermal filler market is projected to reach a value of £11.7 billion by 2026.

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  • StyleThe Telegraph

    How I dress for five days of Royal Ascot

    I learned early on not to wear a linen dress to Royal Ascot. Joining the queue for the loo at Costa Coffee on Ascot High Street, wearing jeans, a T-shirt and an extraordinary Philip Treacy hat, I realised how many others were committing to the same last-minute fashion metamorphosis as me. Whether you’re travelling by car, coach or train, there is no way to arrive for one of the most important days in the fashion calendar without your linen dress creasing.

    6-min read
  • StyleThe Telegraph

    Dressing for the G7 summit? Dolce & Gabbana’s dream of a simple Italian summer

    Perpetual rain in Britain and overcast skies in unseasonably chilly Milan; during this particularly dreary summer, Dolce & Gabbana looked to a simpler, more sun-bleached time at the power duo’s menswear show in the Italian fashion capital. The 1950s to be exact, and the evocative Italian noir cinema of Fellini and the timeless machismo of Marcello Mastroianni. The Italian south, which happens to be where the G7 summit is taking place, at the luxurious Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, holds a spec

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