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Are these Britain's worst-dressed men?

So says 'GQ' magazine. Carola Long, deputy fashion editor, decides if they are being wronged

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Do ya think I'm stylish? Rod Stewart launches his own range of clothing

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Platinum rooster hair, leopard skin leggings and spandex silver vests were just some of the fashion atrocities committed by Rod Stewart, as he strutted his way through the nation's consciousness during the 1970s and 1980s. One of his most popular songs was entitled "You Wear It Well". But many would say Rod, generally, didn't. So perhaps it comes as something of a surprise that, deep into the 21st century, the Anglo-Scottish singer has decided to launch his own clothing range.

Ghanaian fashion accessory is plastic fantastic

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

"Our bags are complete trash" may not strike you as the perfect sales pitch. But one Ghanaian entrepreneur would beg to disagree. His Trashy Bags venture is turning the scourge of discarded plastic that litters this corner of west Africa into a cool fashion accessory.

After conquering Spanish cinemas, Cruz sets her sights on the high street

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Penelope Cruz, Spain's hottest screen goddess, Almodovar's muse and current girlfriend of the Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, has launched a second set of clothing designs for the fashion chain Mango with her sister, Monica.

My DIY beauty brand: Home-made cosmetics

Thursday, 13 March 2008

The beetroot, vodka and olive oil on my shopping list could be the ingredients for a delicious soup or salad. The beeswax, vegetable glycerine and dried soapwort root, however, don't sound quite so tasty. But these delicacies aren't destined for the dining table. They're about to become beauty products that will have pride of place on the bathroom shelf.

Fashionistas turn from catwalk to silver screen

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Fashion shows are so last month, dahhhling! Film is the new catwalk, don't you know? Erin Featherston, the upcoming New York designer, does. Her clothes are the star of a black-and-white short starring Kirsten Dunst. With a video camera, the director Ellen von Unwerth can capture the subtleties of fashion that a conventional camera would miss: the ruffles of a dress, the sway of its pleats, the way it hangs and moves on the actress.

Jacobs strikes a serious note at Louis Vuitton

Monday, 3 March 2008

Paris Fashion Week came to a close this weekend with strong showings from Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and John Galliano. Marc Jacobs, the creative director at Louis Vuitton, was clearly keen to strike a more grown-up note than he did last season. Not only were the clothes more elegant and sophisticated, but instead of an industry spat over a late start at his own label, and Jacobs pulling faces on the catwalk at Vuitton, the show started promptly and he appeared beforehand urging everyone to take their seats.

Chanel takes Paris on a fairground ride

Saturday, 1 March 2008

The Chanel carousel whirled into Paris yesterday and it was just as big, gold and bold as might be expected of this, still debatably France's most famous status label.

Supermodel Katoucha found dead in river Seine

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Police in Paris have found the body of one of the world's first black supermodels, a month after she went missing on her way home from a party.

Sports giant throws its weight behind Chalayan

Friday, 29 February 2008

"Linford Christie said to me 10 years ago, 'when I look good, I run faster'," Jochen Zeitz, chairman and CEO of the sportswear giant Puma told a Paris press conference yesterday, announcing the designer Hussein Chalayan's appointment as Puma's first ever creative director. Puma has also bought a majority stake in Chalayan's London-based fashion label for an undisclosed sum, ensuring the future of one of the world's most creatively accomplished designers is assured.

Dries Van Noten brings flower power back to Paris catwalk

Thursday, 28 February 2008

It was the turn of the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten – a man known for a discreetly beautiful aesthetic that has earned him an unusually loyal clientele – to take to the Paris catwalk yesterday. For autumn-winter 2008, he offered up an homage to the work of the people whose job it is to craft fine clothing.

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