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Poor fit, boring colors and pricey By Fareeha Qayoom

Poor fit, boring colors and pricey

By Fareeha Qayoom

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lot of my friends and business colleagues are slim and possess hour-glass figures, (British size 6, 8 and 10). No, you can’t call them girls – they are over 21, though, still in their 20s. Most of them are working women. A couple of them are also over 30 and are size 14 and 16 and are married. A few of us go shopping together and invariably swap horror stories and fashion advice over coffee and dessert.

I am actually a conservative dresser and do not follow the latest fashion fads or fashion trends. I hate shopping for me and I hate going to tailors because they invariably mess up your clothes especially if you have a problem figure – I do. I don’t have a standard hour-glass figure anymore. Furthermore, I actually don’t buy clothes from local retailers and designers since they do not cater to my demographic anyway.

Express - New York
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I may not be your typical shopper, however, my friends are. They like shopping. They all have personal tailors. They all buy fabrics and Ready-to-wear (RTW) and (even couture and designer clothes for their wedding trousseaus!) and they always drag me to boutiques like Cross Roads, Stone Age, Outfitters, and Yellow (even Levi’s and Next).   Since they always take me along for shopping advice, (because of my continued interest in fashion and apparel and grounding in apparel merchandising!), I have noticed a few things about our local fashion retailers and designers…

A. They are too expensive, (RTW is cheaper than bespoke fashion all over the world, it’s the opposite in Pakistan, here you can get customized made-to-measure clothes quite cheaply, all you have to do is buy fabric and take it your tailor with your measurements and design!)

B. They only cater to girls (British size 2 to 10) while most women are between size 8- 20 and they are the ones who can make independent buying decisions, girls have to depend on their mothers for their shopping decisions!

During Oxfam make do & mend event
Photo by theboybg

C. They are working under a fallacy that middle class and upper middle class women actually don’t wear western cuts after they get married,  au contraire, most of the women I know prefer wearing casual pants to shalwar and usually team their kameeze with Capri pants, wide-leg and flare pants wherever possible

D. The designers are also under the impression that local women do not keep in touch with international fashion scene and therefore, do not know the origins and source of their inspiration for their designer collections

E. The fabric retailers and designers do not believe in the concept of separates and co-ordinates so designer lawns and RTW apparel all come in 3 piece or 2 piece suits – most women buy loose print fabric in the summers and team it with white shalwar and white dupatta, or buy jeans and get kurtis made

F. Most designers and fashion retailers only design evening or formal clothes – there is no business casual or daywear collections ever, or if they do, its way out of most women’s budgets – the only successful fashion label I know is Generation who actually specializes in daywear, Nee Punhal was another one…but not anymore

G. Most designers actually do not work in seasons – their color palette for summer 2009 would be identical to summer 2010 and probably summer 2011 as well…

Thai Silk
Photo by Canolais

H. Clothing importers stocking original foreign brands (Levi’s, Mexx, Next, Nike or cK) or small importers stocking counterfeit brands (like The Gap, Zara or even Levi’s) at Pace or Panorama also do not conduct regular research into local size charts and buy stock lots that might cater to really short and thin women (oriental women belonging to Thailand, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore) or Tall and thin women (European or American)  – Pakistani women are invariably taller than oriental women but shorter than European women – however, they are closer to European petite sizes than oriental regular sizes since oriental women invariably also have shorter legs and a longer upper torso

I. Most of the local western wear brands have the sizes wrong – they are basing their designs on women over 5 feet 4 so their waistline always looks awkward when any of my friends try on a particular garment off the peg from Outfitters, Cross Roads, or even Stone Age or Levi’s (size 12, 14, and size 16 usually is missing… the only local brand I know which caters to my size is Yellow but even they are catering to taller women so the same problem remains) – their clothes don’t hang well on any of our figures…as far as design department is concerned, Rupin Ryvoli located on Al-Hafeez Towers is the only boutique that stocks nice prints and pretty designs, however, their fit also needs more work…however, they are the top of the  crop. Their prices are reasonable too. Their summer tops fall under PKR 799, 899, 999. (They closed shop – July 2010.)

J. Foreign brands – Next is better than Levi’s – they at least cater to all sizes (size 6-16) and their prices are reasonable and a bargain when they hold sales, the only downside is that they invariably buy regular sizes too, while most women fall under the petite category. However, they have introduced a feedback system in their stores so I did see the first petite jean in store this winter. Unfortunately, my size had already been sold!  Levi’s is so out of touch with reality that it’s amazing…they are only catering to girls and girls unfortunately can’t afford their prices. Their discount store probably sells more stock than their flagship store…

levi's
Photo by reynardkarman

K. Fabrics – Pakistan makes a lot of import quality fabrics like twill, denim, canvas, poplin, sheeting, drill, plain weave at Rupafab, Azgard 9, Artistic, Crescent Bahuman, US Apparel, Nishat, Chenab, Al-Karam, Liberty and Gul-Ahmed and many more such type of fabric mills – unfortunately, most of these fashion retailers specializing in western wear are not designing their collections on the latest fabrics in-vogue on offer… the colors and prints leave a lot to be desired too.

Bottom line, the local fashion apparel and retail industry has a long way to go… the first thing they need to do is listen to their customers! Get the fit and cuts right and work on their price points too! Only then will they attract the middle class and upper middle class customers to their stores. The upper class doesn’t need to go their stores – they shop abroad and will continue to do so since shopping is also linked to status too.

Update:  Next Stores: Sales-  August 12, 2010

For the past six months, I have noticed  a very erratic buying strategy at Next Stores. They have not stocked up on their “essential” line – their basic tees collection. The only tees I see are fashion tees. However, they are not in stock in all sizes either. Size 6, 14 and 16 seem to be missing entirely from their new stock. In other words, they are catering for the small and mediums only. Xs and Large need not apply.

Even in the Petite sizes, women under 5 ft. 3” height, don’t have size 16 in stock. Funnily enough, their size 16 stock disappears pretty quickly when it is in stock, (I always have to buy my favorites quickly otherwise they are never on the shelf when I visit next time çoz they are sold out) . They seem to have a few duds on their hands too… boyfriend jeans didn’t take off in Pakistan – they still have some in stock after two years. Another item – cropped jeans – seem to be stuck on the hangers since forever too…

I liked their multi-color summer jacket – on sale its for 3.5 k. I was urging my friend to buy it for her business casual wardrobe. However, noticed a funny thing while we were exploring the Xinhua Mall outlet – their price tags record a higher price than their DHA outlet…my friend decided to go there before buying this particular jacket. Their organic cotton business casual woven tops have all virtually disappeared. May be sold out? Or not offered on sales. I can’t tell anymore.

There didn’t seem to be a lot in stock. I only bought couple of belts this time for example. There was nothing for me there…Also saw a lot of staff turn-over too at both outlets – there were all new faces at both places.  Hmmm. I wonder what’s going on with them?

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of Tkfr.com and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.

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  1. British fashion icon Alexander McQueen commits suicide days after death of his beloved mother

    By Rebecca Camber and Sara Nathan
    Last updated at 4:26 PM on 11th February 2010

    British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life.

    The 40-year-old committed suicide just days after the death of his beloved mother, Joyce, last Tuesday.

    It is also just three years since his close friend, Isabella Blow – who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star – killed herself.

    McQueen, who was christened Lee but used his middle name for his label, was found at his luxury flat in Mayfair, central London. It is believed he hanged himself.

    One of his contemporary lines, McQ, was scheduled to be shown at New York Fashion Week this afternoon.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250249/Alexander-McQueen-commits-suicide.html

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  2. NY Fashion Week opens under shadow of McQueen death

    By Paola Messana (AFP) – 22 hours ago

    NEW YORK — Autumn-Winter 2010 Fashion Week opened in New York on Thursday as the fashion world reeled from the apparent suicide of trailblazing British designer Alexander McQueen.

    “It’s horrible news. It’s so sad to be in such a state of despair. Such a great talent, such poetry — it’s horrific,” New York fashion doyenne Diane von Furstenberg, head of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, told AFP.

    McQueen, found dead at his London home, was not taking part in New York Fashion Week. However, the death of the flamboyant, 40-year-old bad boy overshadowed the show, which comes before shows in London, Milan, then Paris.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5islprmqIn_2HPbK-7hiChwp-Ahhg

    New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, with a series of muted colors, casual shapes and sell-able collections setting the tone for Autumn/Winter 2010.

    With the news of Alexander McQueen’s death casting a shadow over the days proceedings, the various collections on show seemed poignantly subdued and toned down. BCBG Max Azria showed a collection of simple and chic silks and lightweight fabrics, with geometric t-shirt dresses and easy to wear colours, with Chado Ralph Rucci showing a more opulent collection of cocktail dresses in tulle and feathers, wool jersey dresses and deliciously generous cashmere coats. Finished off with sable fur and horsehair coats, Chado Ralph Rucci offset toned down colours with indulgent cuts and fabrics – no doubt pleasing attendees Martha Stewart and Andre Leon Talley.
    http://www.t5m.com/new-york-city-fashion-week/day-1-new-york-fashion-week-aw-2010.html

    Last Hoorah for Tents in Bryant Park Before Fashion Week Heads to Lincoln Center
    February 12, 2010 12:58pm
    By Nicole Breskin

    DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

    MIDTOWN EAST — After a 17-year run, the iconic white tents of Fashion Week went up for the last time in Bryant Park as organizers geared up for the fall 2010 shows beginning Thursday.

    When Fashion Week debuts at its new Lincoln Center location next September, the familiar large-scale tent design with three runway venues may be entirely scrapped, fashion insiders told DNAinfo.

    “We are able to reinvent the tent-runway scheme — that doesn’t have to be what will happen at Lincoln Center,” said Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the Council for Fashion Designers of America. “Planners are looking at it from a fresh perspective.”

    http://www.dnainfo.com/20100212/manhattan/last-hoorah-for-tents-bryant-park-before-fashion-week-heads-lincoln-center

    Great Depression: Fall 2010 Fashion Week burdened by weight of world, Alexander McQueen’s death
    BY Amy Diluna
    DAILY NEWS FASHION EDITOR
    Friday, February 12th 2010, 2:19 AM
    The first day of Fall 2010 Fashion Week started on a somber note Monday with the sad news that genius British designer Alexander McQueen had taken his own life.

    As if on cue, the clothes drove the point home.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashion/2010/02/12/2010-02-12_great_depression_fall_2010_fashion_week_burdened_by_weight_of_world_and_alexande.html

    NY fashion week FW 2010 – BCBG fashion show (view photos)
    February 11, 5:50 PM Women’s Fashion Examiner Samantha Cabrera
    http://www.examiner.com/x-3446-Womens-Fashion-Examiner~y2010m2d11-NY-fashion-week-FW-2010–BCBG-fashion-show-view-photos

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  3. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
    At NY Fashion Week, sea of fashionable black
    By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL – AP Fashion Writer

    NEW YORK — Naomi Campbell brought an emotional end to the second day of New York Fashion Week on Friday with a runway show for the relief effort in Haiti, capped with a finale tribute to Alexander McQueen.

    McQueen, who was found dead on Thursday in London, wasn’t known to have many close friends in the fashion industry, but Campbell was in his inner circle. At the end of the runway show, she walked backstage with tears in her eyes.

    The last seven outfits in Fashion for Relief were McQueen’s, modeled by Campbell, Helena Christensen and Karen Elson, among others – all wearing impossibly high heels by the designer, including one pair of platforms that didn’t actually have any heels.

    http://www.mercedsunstar.com/stargazing/story/1309527.html

    Naomi Campbell wows catwalk crowd at charity show
    By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL – AP Fashion Writer

    NEW YORK — Naomi Campbell called together her model, designer and celebrity friends to put on a fundraiser Friday night for the relief effort in Haiti, but the most poignant moments of this event, held as part of New York Fashion Week, was the finale tribute to Alexander McQueen.

    McQueen was discovered dead on Thursday in London. While he wasn’t known to have many close friends in the fashion industry, Campbell, a fellow Brit, was in his inner circle. At the end of the runway show, Campbell walked backstage with tears in her eyes and clutching the hand of fellow model Angela Lindvall.
    http://www.mercedsunstar.com/stargazing/story/1309913.html

    NY Fashion Week awash in a sea of black
    February 13, 2010 – 11:00AM
    Don’t let anyone tell you there’s a new black.

    Black – the original – was all over the runways at New York Fashion Week on Friday, and all over the audience, too: Three out of four editors in the front rows wore black for the second day of previews of autumn styles.

    Friday’s shows ended with a celebrity-studded charity catwalk show for the Haiti relief effort, hosted by Naomi Campbell. The 39-year-old, who rarely walks the runway nowadays, will be one of the models.
    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/ny-fashion-week-awash-in-a-sea-of-black-20100213-nxx2.html

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  4. New York Fashion Week: Lacoste autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7235826/Lacoste-New-York-Fashion-Week-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Fashion Week 2010: Lacoste, Costello Tagliapietra and Georges Chakra collections take catwalk
    BY Amy Diluna
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Sunday, February 14th 2010, 4:00 AM

    The sign posted backstage at Lacoste’s show yesterday said it all: “Be serene, happy and confident! Stay strong and smiley, still full of energy!”

    Could there be a better message for right now? The sporty brand revisited the hypercolor ’80s with thick leggings meant to replace slouchy sweatpants, stretchy minis and lopsided cloche hats

    http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashion/2010/02/14/2010-02-14_fashion_week_2010_lacoste_costello_tagliapietra_and_georges_chakra_collections_t.html

    The Scene – Day 2
    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/02/12/fashion/20100212SCENE_FW_index.html

    New York Fashion Week – George McCracken – Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
    by: Emily | February 13, 2010
    Painter turned fashion designer, George McCracken brings a level of artistry both in concept and execution to the sartorial realm as he posits an interesting and slightly avant-garde Modernist concept of medium specificity as a guiding principle for his creations.
    http://www.freshnessmag.com/2010/02/13/new-york-fashion-week-george-mccracken-fallwinter-2010-collection/

    check out Vogue’s website too on the latest on fashion week
    http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/
    and updates on Day 2
    http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/daily/100211-new-york-fashion-week-catwalk-shows.aspx

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  5. Pakistan fashion week -Feb 2010
    Pakistan Fashion Week 2010 in Karachi and Lahore, PICTURES !!!
    http://www.pakspectator.com/pakistan-fashion-week-2010-in-karachi-and-lahore-pictures/

    Given the ongoing discussions about niqabs, burkhas and so on, along with some of the scaremongering caricatures of Muslims which are being promoted in some quarters, this may be a good time to mention Pakistan Fashion Week. It’s a major annual event involving Pakistani designers and high-end fashion shows in major cities such as Lahore and Karachi, where such fashion shows occur on a regular basis.
    http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/7400

    Fashion Week Comes to Pakistan Amid Mayhem
    By Omar Waraich / Karachi, Nov 2009
    The room is at a gentle dim. A willowy model emerges from the darkness and stares intently into the still murky distance. A beat drops, piercing the silence. As the music gathers pace, she sets off, sashaying toward the cameras that await her at the end of the ramp. The lights swiftly brighten to a squinting glare. On either side, necks crane forward to scrutinize every inch of the finery on exhibition. As she pirouettes in front of a flurry of flashes, the crowd emits its approval: some rise to applaud; others roar as they sway to the music. Welcome to Fashion Week in Karachi.
    http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1937708,00.html

    Pakistan fashion week defies Taliban with non-Islamic dress
    Pakistan’s fashion week began on Wednesday in defiance of the Taliban’s preference for strict adherence to modest Islamic veils.
    By Chris Allbritton in Karachi
    Published: 12:44AM GMT 05 Nov 2009
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/6504709/Pakistan-fashion-week-defies-Taliban-with-non-Islamic-dress.html

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  6. Y-3 autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Yohji Yamamoto takes on ‘Zorro’ and The Scarlet Pimpernel in his latest Y-3 collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 12:04PM GMT 15 Feb 2010
    Yohji Yamamoto was determined to have fun in his autumn/winter 2010/11 Y-3 collection, the collaboration with sportswear giant, adidas, which was first launched in October, 2002.

    He referenced superheroes, such as “Zorro” and The Scarlet Pimpernel, with models in masks and voluminous black cloaks, layered over multicoloured, knits and sportswear.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7242378/Y-3-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    New York fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7242289/New-York-fashion-Week-Diane-Von-Furstenberg-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    New York Fashion Week: DKNY autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7242205/New-York-Fashion-Week-DKNY-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Moncler launches new ‘Grenoble’ line during New York Fashion Week
    Moncler revealed an army of space-age ski warriors as the brand unveiled its new collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 12:33PM GMT 15 Feb 2010
    The air was icy with the threat of snow and the windchill factor bumped temperatures below zero, as we walked out onto the balcony of the City Golf Club at Pier 59 – to be greeted by the most extraordinary “tableau vivant”.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7242597/Moncler-launches-new-Grenoble-line-during-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

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  7. New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7249382/New-York-Fashion-Week-Marc-Jacobs-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Carlos Miele autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The carnival theme continued at the Brazilian designer’s body-con collection.
    The beguiling sounds of salsa and samba brought a hint of the carnival spirit to the collection by Brazilian, Carlos Miele.

    Strapless, body-con mini dresses were in geometric slices of fuchsia, red and violet, banded with sequins.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7245283/Carlos-Miele-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Carolina Herrera autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Herrera contrasted a vision of a de luxe gaucho with hyper-feminine cocktail dresses in her latest collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 6:33PM GMT 15 Feb 2010
    Man-tailored, wide-leg trousers, sable jackets, fox shrugs, and crisp white shirts, accessorised with slouchy, felt hats, created a feeling of the de luxe gaucho at the showing by the Venezuelan-born Carolina Herrera.

    But for after-dark, it was all about hyper-femininity.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7245182/Carolina-Herrera-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    New York Fashion Week: Donna Karan autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7249863/New-York-Fashion-Week-Donna-Karan-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  8. Mulberry autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The leopard stalks in Mulberry’s ‘Valley of the London Dolls’ collection for next winter.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 11:14AM GMT 17 Feb 2010
    Marrying a designer with a brand is never easy; fashion is littered with disastrous divorces, but in signing creative director, Emma Hill, who has a previous decade’s experience designing bags and accessories for the likes of Calvin Klein, Gap, Chloe and Marc Jacobs, Mulberry literally has it in the bag.

    In her fourth collection for Mulberry, Hill has nailed a look that defines a certain London girl – quirky, fun-loving and confident. No goth-like wraith in black is she; no minimalist, or acolyte to the asymmetric cause.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7256100/Mulberry-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    The Row autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The Boho Olsen twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate, presented their own unique take on de luxe minimalism.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 10:57AM GMT 17 Feb 2010
    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the 23-year-old twins of fashion, are, despite a net worth estimated at $100 million by Forbes Magazine, making them the 11th richest women in entertainment, renowned for their boho image, often called the “ash-can” look or “homeless” chic.

    So it comes as something of a surprise to find their autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection is a study in understated minimalism, albeit with an overtone of the “Twilight” goth.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7255965/The-Row-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    The future of Alexander McQueen
    As fashion mourns the passing of the brilliant but troubled designer, Marion Hume considers the tough business decisions that lie ahead.
    The king is dead, long live the king. While the court mourns the passing of Lee Alexander McQueen, behind the scenes, courtiers must make plans.

    There has, understandably, been no official indication yet on the future of Alexander McQueen – the brand, beyond the statement by Robert Polet, Gucci Group CEO: “The legacy he leaves us is a rich one, and one that we will cherish and honour.” But will they? And how?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7250143/The-future-of-Alexander-McQueen.html

    Chanel’s transfer tattoos
    Hannah Betts has a pressing engagement with Chanel’s stick-on tattoos.
    By Hannah Betts
    Published: 7:00AM GMT 17 Feb 2010
    “For this story, you will be wearing Chanel,” promised my editor, words I have been waiting to hear since I first ventured into journalism. An impeccably cut tweed suit, perhaps, or couture evening frock? Alas, when the delivery arrives it comprises a minuscule bag containing a sheet of rather manky-looking stick-on tattoos, not unlike the versions in chewing-gum wrappers.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7251426/Chanels-transfer-tattoos.html

    Icy Wintour is too much for Paulina Porizkova
    Anyone aged 40 or over may be regarded as a pensioner in the modelling world, but Paulina Porizkova was still dismayed when Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, appeared to blank her in a ladies’ room.
    By Tim Walker
    Published: 9:58PM GMT 16 Feb 2010

    “I am aware my expiration date as a model is long past, but a slight acknowledgement that I wasn’t the bathroom attendant would have been nice,” the 44-year-old Czech-born model blogged.

    “I was, after all, on quite a few covers of her magazine and the glance she gave me is one I’d give to an expired carton of milk.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7251639/Icy-Wintour-is-too-much-for-Paulina-Porizkova.html

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  9. Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Marc Jacobs’s latest collection was succeeded with ‘consummate grace’, reports Hilary Alexander.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 3:01PM GMT 16 Feb 2010
    Brown wrapping paper, brown cardboard seats, wallpaper and flooring, stapled together, and not a celebrity in sight – the message was pure and simple at the presentation of Marc Jacobs autumn/winter collectionat New York Fashion Week at the New York State Armoury.

    The vast room was dominated by a 12ft wooden box, wrapped up in brown paper. And as the lights dimmed, the designer himself emerged from backstage to tear the paper away.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7250112/Marc-Jacobs-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    Day 5: NY Fashion Week
    Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore and Brooke Shields
    Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore and Brooke Shields were front and center at Donna Karan’s 25th anniversary fashion show, where they viewed her Fall 2010 “Forever Black” collection. “[Donna] is a good friend of mine. I was thinking on the way over here about what an incredible inspiration she is,” mused Moore. “She uses fabrics in a way that is liberating and embraces our lifestyles as independent women out in the world.”

    —Bronwyn Barnes, with reporting by Emma Oldenkamp, Lindzi Scharf, Lauren Tumas and Nakisha Williams
    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/fashionweek/photos/0,,20342067,00.html

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  10. New York Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7256735/Marc-by-Marc-Jacobs-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    New York Fashion Week: Rodarte autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7256587/Rodarte-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    New York Fashion Week: Custo Barcelona autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7251537/Custo-Barcelona-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    Michael Kors autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Michael Kors projected his vision using furs, cashmere, and ruggedly sexy boots.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 6:07PM GMT 17 Feb 2010
    There is no such phrase as “dressing down” in Michael Kors’ vocabulary.

    The American, jet set designer is a master at playing the de luxe card – as he demonstrated at New York Fashion Week.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7258338/Michael-Kors-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

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  11. Oscar de la Renta autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7262933/Oscar-de-la-Renta-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    Oscar de la Renta autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Art Deco and Art Nouveau inspired the veteran designer’s latest collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 11:02AM GMT 18 Feb 2010

    Oscar de la Renta delivered a collection as bright and precious as a treasure-chest of jewels at New York Fashion Week.

    His catwalk dazzled with the colours of emerald and jade green, ruby, amethyst and lapis. Dyed furs in cinnamon and violet decorated collars and hems. Contrasting fur berets and clutch bags added to the rainbow parade.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7262898/Oscar-de-la-Renta-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    Michael Kors autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7258789/Michael-Kors-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

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  12. Phillip Lim autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7265140/Phillip-Lim-autumnwinter-201011-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

    Anna Sui autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Anna Sui autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from New York Fashion Week.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at New York Fashion Week
    Published: 3:52PM GMT 18 Feb 2010

    “You could call this collection my protest against the computer age,” said Anna Sui, backstage before the presentation of her new autumn/winter collection at New York Fashion Week, last night.

    “I want to preserve and protect the human touch, keep alive the tradition of things made by hand.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/new-york-fashion-week/7264457/Anna-Sui-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    New York Fashion Week: Marchesa autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7264345/Marchesa-autumnwinter-201011-collection-New-York-Fashion-Week.html

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  13. NY Fashion Week: Day 8
    Calvin Klein wrapped up New York Fashion Week with Kate Bosworth, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington sitting in the star-studded front row. See all the stars at yesterday’s shows, plus runway looks from Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more!
    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20278123_20344207_20743739,00.html

    Tommy Hilfiger
    http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/collections/photos/runway/tommy-hilfiger/results.html?No=0

    Ralph Lauren
    http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/collections/photos/runway/ralph-lauren/results.html?No=0

    Calvin Klein
    http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/collections/photos/runway/calvin-klein/results.html?No=0

    London Fashion Week: Paul Costelloe autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7270923/London-Fashion-Week-Paul-Costelloe-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Prophetik autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Eco fashion Inspired by American Civil War and painted by elephants at London Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 2:48PM GMT 19 Feb 2010

    You can’t say London Fashion Week isn’t eclectic. The catwalk debut of the eco-chic, US brand, Prophetik, took place under the Vauxhall Fashion Scout banner this morning.

    Guests were welcomed to the Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden, by a 15-hand bay, called Zack. The collection, by the Tennessee poet and designer, Jeff Garner, was inspired by the American Civil War, and paraded to live music by a former Sex Pistols’ drummer and an ex-Def Leppard lead guitarist.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7271452/Prophetik-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Maria Grachvogel autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7271647/London-Fashion-Week-Maria-Grachvogel-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  14. Lahore fashion week takes on Talibanization in Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural capital, may have its share of militants. But Lahore fashion week defied rumors of Talibanization in the country’s cultural capital.
    By Issam Ahmed Correspondent / February 19, 2010
    Lahore, Pakistan

    Pakistan’s traditional cultural capital of Lahore received a much-needed dose of glamour this week as it played host to the country’s second-ever fashion week.
    Amid a backdrop of tight security including armed guards, police and airport-style scanning, dozens of models took to the catwalk to showcase the works of Pakistan’s top 32 designers at the city’s Royal Palm Golf and Country Club.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0219/Lahore-fashion-week-takes-on-Talibanization-in-Pakistan

    Sunsilk Fashion Week: Day 3:‘The contemporary context’
    Staff Report
    LAHORE: Pakistan Fashion Design Council’s (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week kept creating ripples with its colours on its third day at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club on Thursday.

    Eight ramp shows featured outfits by Rehana Saigol, the Sarah-Salman duo, Hajra Hayat, Nayna, Ammar Belal, Shamoon Sultan (Khaadi), Tazeen Hassan and
    Maheen Kardar (Karma).
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\02\19\story_19-2-2010_pg13_6

    Lahore’s first-ever fashion week begins
    First Published: 16:52 IST(17/2/2010)
    Last Updated: 17:16 IST(17/2/2010)

    Fashion Week-Lahore made its presence felt in the world of glamour as the first-ever fashion week in the city kicked off.

    The PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week has been organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) at the Royal Palm.

    The show, which opened on Tuesday, attracted the presence of the crème de la crème of Pakistan’s fashion industry. Governor Salmaan Taseer and US Consulate Principal Officer Carmela Conroy were the special guests at the opening reception.

    The four-day event will showcase fashion by over 32 designers – the leading names from the industry as well as new talents from the cities of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

    Eight ramp shows will take place every day, with eight distinct designers showcasing 20 creations from their respective collections.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/fashionandbeauty/Lahore-s-first-ever-fashion-week-begins/Article1-509806.aspx

    More from Lahore fashion week
    The second day of Pakistan Fashion Design Council Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore on February 17, 2010. The week aims at commercialising the fashion industry of Pakistan and promoting local craftsmen and embroidery.
    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/media-gallery/17-more+from+lahore+fashion+week-ek-03

    PDFC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2010 – pictures
    http://www.koolmuzone.com/2010/02/pfdc-sunsilk-lahore-fashion-week-2010-pictures/

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  15. Tributes paid to Alexander McQueen as London Fashion Week opens
    Designer Alexander McQueen, who died last week, received tributes from the fashion world as London Fashion Week opened in the capital.

    Published: 8:00AM GMT 20 Feb 2010

    The 40-year-old British designer was found hanged in his wardrobe at his Mayfair home on the eve of his mother Joyce’s funeral.

    While McQueen had not attended London Fashion Week since 2001, he was one of Britain’s most feted fashion exports.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7270459/Tributes-paid-to-Alexander-McQueen-as-London-Fashion-Week-opens.html

    Alexander McQueen’s death casts a pall over London Fashion Week
    McQueen looms large
    The opening of London Fashion Week on Friday was darkened by the giant shadow cast by the death of Alexander McQueen, long the enigmatic toast of the London fashion world.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-quick20-2010feb20,0,7814995.story

    London Fashion Week: Bora Asku autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7272868/London-Fashion-Week-Bora-Asku-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: David Koma a/w 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7272695/London-Fashion-Week-David-Koma-aw-201011-collection.html

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  16. Video:Kinder Aggugini Autumn Winter 2010/2011
    By Hilary Alexander
    Published: 2:46PM GMT 20 Feb 2010
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Kinder Aggugini autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from London Fashion Week.

    Kinder Aggugini’s autumn/winter collection was inspired by Juliette, Madame Récamier, who maintained one of the most famous literary and political ‘salons’ of the early 19th century, a favourite with royalists. Immortalised by the painter, Jacques-Louis David, she was eventually exiled from Paris by Napoleon 1.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraphtv/7278769/VideoKinder-Aggugini-Autumn-Winter-20102011.html

    London Fashion Week: David Koma a/w 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the David Koma autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from London Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 3:17PM GMT 20 Feb 2010

    Expectations were high for David Koma’s show. The 24-year-old, from Georgia, has been catapulted into the headlines sincewinning the the Harrods Design award with his 2009 MA graduate collection at Central Saint Martins.

    In the last year, his clothes have been photographed on a stellar cast of Hollywood and music stars including Megan Fox, Cheryl Cole, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, among others.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7279425/London-Fashion-Week-David-Koma-aw-201011-collection.html

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  17. London Fashion Week: Fashion East Autumn Winter 2010/2011 show
    Fashion East showcased three very different viewpoints in the shadowy confines of the vaults underneath Somerset House.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 2:20PM GMT 21 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7285476/London-Fashion-Week-Fashion-East-Autumn-Winter-20102011-show.html

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  18. London Fashion Week: Betty Jackson Autumn Winter 2010/2011 show
    A strong mood of functionalism marked the first shows at London Fashion Week this morning.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 1:58PM GMT 21 Feb 2010

    Betty Jackson was in what she called ‘workwear’ mode, with military-look jackets with ‘battle-dress’ pockets; baggy, drop-crotch trousers; and oversized T-shirts and tops, accessorized with chunky clogs, stack-heel booties and sling-back brogues.

    Peasant scarves added to the workaday feel. Lightweight denim was used for long, over-shirts and loose tunics, worn with skinny jeans, or, conversely, black leather crop-tops, with long, ovoid-shaped skirts. Leather bra-bodices were fastened over printed shirts.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7285305/London-Fashion-Week-Betty-Jackson-Autumn-Winter-20102011-show.html

    London Fashion Week: Richard Nicoll Autumn Winter 2010/2011 show
    “I started by looking at my own wardrobe,” said Richard Nicoll, of his autumn/winter collection shown at London Fashion Week this morning, and indicating the blue plaid shirt, white T and chinos he was wearing.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 1:45PM GMT 21 Feb 2010

    But no-one could have predicted the fabulous functionality that would lead to.Working in a palette of light grey and ‘denim’ blue, spiced with shots of jewel-like terracotta, Nicoll managed to turn ‘casual chic’ into a slick, urban, working wardrobe.

    Short, grey flannel ‘trench’ jackets, topped black-and-white, mega-check skirts; the same check used for functional, 9-5 suits. Strap-and-buckle details trailed from waists and cuffs.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7285236/London-Fashion-Week-Richard-Nicoll-Autumn-Winter-20102011-show.html

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  19. London Fashion Week: Meadham Kirchhoff autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7291746/London-Fashion-Week-Meadham-Kirchhoff-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Nicole Farhi autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7291635/London-Fashion-Week-Nicole-Farhi-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Vivienne Westwood shows her support for Fashion For Relief at her Rad Label show
    Published: 12:20PM GMT 22 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7288021/Vivienne-Westwood-shows-her-support-for-Fashion-For-Relief-at-her-Rad-Label-show.html

    Vivi­enne West­wood autumn/winter 2010/11 col­lec­tion
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7291306/Vivienne-Westwood-autumnwinter-201011-collection-London-Fashion-Week.html

    London Fashion Week: Matthew Williamson Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7286638/London-Fashion-Week-Matthew-Williamson-AutumnWinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Julien Macdonald Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7286540/London-Fashion-Week-Julien-Macdonald-AutumnWinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: John Rocha Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7285844/London-Fashion-Week-John-Rocha-AutumnWinter-201011-collection.html

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  20. London Fashion Week: Jasper Conran autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7293061/London-Fashion-Week-Jasper-Conran-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi a/w 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7292630/London-Fashion-Week-Antonio-Berardi-aw-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Christopher Kane autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7292672/London-Fashion-Week-Christopher-Kane-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  21. London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 7:14PM GMT 23 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7301123/London-Fashion-Week-Burberry-Prorsum-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7300992/London-Fashion-Week-Burberry-Prorsum-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Burberry launched a global style offensive as the London catwalk show was broadcast around the world in 3D.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 5:51PM GMT 23 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7300769/Burberry-Prorsum-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Todd Lynn and Janet Jackson’s stylish connection
    The London Fashion Week designer has been creating bespoke pieces for the singer.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week
    Published: 6:14PM GMT 23 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7300874/Todd-Lynn-and-Janet-Jacksons-stylish-connection.html

    London Fashion Week: Paul Smith autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7298769/London-Fashion-Week-Paul-Smith-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Ashish autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The Ashish woman has grown up for next winter, but will still be peppered with sequins.
    By By Natasha Cowan
    Published: 4:01PM GMT 23 Feb 2010
    Ashish took us on a magic-carpet ride over Central Asia for his autumn/winter collection.

    Instead of his usual playful identity, Ashish has moved on thankfully maintaining the use of his signature sequinned fabric.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7299956/Ashish-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  22. J W Anderson autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The young menswear designer revealed his fourth collection during menswear day.
    By By Natasha Cowan, at London Fashion Week
    Published: 4:34PM GMT 24 Feb 2010

    J W Anderson revealed his fourth menswear collection with NEWGENMEN, a posh-punk look, with a touch of builder. Anderson used plaid, blanket-like fabrics, produced in a special collaboration with Highland craftsmen, to make jackets, trousers and sleeveless shirts with patches on the shoulders.

    Fisherman’s jumpers, overwashed T-shirts and thermals, were finished-off with brown leather, slave-collars and cuffs with baroque studs.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/hilaryalexander/7308399/J-W-Anderson-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: B Store autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7307806/London-Fashion-Week-B-Store-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Issa autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7306367/London-Fashion-Week-Issa-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Carolyn Massey autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The designer opened the official ‘menswear day’ at London Fashion Week.
    By Natasha Cowan
    Published: 1:47PM GMT 24 Feb 2010
    After five days of womenswear, menswear finally stepped into the spotlight. London Fashion Week’s “Men’s Day”, today, kicked-off with two of the four designers showing under the Topman-sponsored, NEWGENMEN umbrella, Carolyn Massey and J W Anderson.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7307086/Carolyn-Massey-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    London Fashion Week: Amanda Wakeley autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7305894/London-Fashion-Week-Amanda-Wakeley-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  23. Elle Style Awards 2010: the verdict
    The most stylish event of London Fashion Week saw A-listers rise to the occasion.
    Amid the madness and mayhem of London Fashion Week, Elle magazine put on a show of its own in the form of its annual Style Awards ceremony.

    The awards are held each year to honour the most stylish ambassadors in the TV, film and fashion industries.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/7300588/Elle-Style-Awards-2010-the-verdict.html

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  24. Platform shoes were born in the 16th century as symbol of wealth
    They are synonymous with the 1970s, but the fashion for platform heels began in the 16th century as a symbol of extreme wealth, a new exhibition reveals.
    By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
    Published: 6:11PM GMT 24 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7309099/Platform-shoes-were-born-in-the-16th-century-as-symbol-of-wealth.html

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  25. Milan Fashion Week: day one
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/6226363/Milan-Fashion-Week-day-one.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Moschino Cheap and Chic autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7323515/Milan-Fashion-Week-Moschino-Cheap-and-Chic-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Moschino Cheap & Chic
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Moschino Cheap & Chic autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Milan Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 10:47AM GMT 26 Feb 2010
    Staging a fashion show in a hotel is nothing – unless, of course, the hotel belongs to you. The witty Moschino Cheap & Chic brand did just that in Milan last night (Thursday), to inaugurate ‘Maison Moschino’, not, as you might imagine, a new fashion HQ, in the French style, but a 65-room boutique hotel, at Viale Monte Grappa.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7323376/Milan-Fashion-Week-Moschino-Cheap-and-Chic.html

    Fendi autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 11:44PM GMT 25 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7320183/Fendi-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Fendi autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7317936/Milan-Fashion-Week-Fendi-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 11:36PM GMT 25 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7319916/Dolce-and-Gabbana-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: D&G autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7318340/Milan-Fashion-Week-DandG-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Versus
    British designer Christopher Kane unveiled his latest designs at Milan Fashion Week for Versus.
    The British designer, Christopher Kane, made his Milan fashion debut with the relaunch of Versace’s Versus line, which he designed under the creative direction of Donatella Versace.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/6239709/Milan-Fashion-Week-Versus.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Missoni
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Missoni spring/summer 2010 collection from Milan Fashion Week
    As Milan basked in a 35 degree heatwave, Angela Missoni appropriately took to the outdoors for her spring/summer 2010 showing. She presented her collection in the picturesque, 19th century, galleried courtyard of the Politecnico di Milano, the oldest university in the city.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/6237110/Milan-Fashion-Week-Missoni.html

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  26. Framed by the Taliban
    Posted by Mary Bowers on 02 26th, 2010 | No Comments
    “Can we do anything in Pakistan without it being linked in some way to either appeasing the Taliban or kicking sand in their faces?” asked blogger XYZ on CafePyala.com, who also had a few choice words to say about my methods of journalism (which incidentally I would gladly tackle off-pitch if I know the name of the faceless cackler to whom I make my argument).
    http://blog.dawn.com/2010/02/26/framed-by-the-taliban/

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  27. Versace: Milan Fashion Week
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Versace autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Milan Fashion Week.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 6:17PM GMT 26 Feb 2010

    With the thundering roar of a Harley revving up, Versace kick-started its biker-chic collection at Milan Fashion Week last night (Friday).

    The mood was souped-up, slicked-up Hell’s Angels. The models wore skin-tight, mirror-gloss “leathers”, reflecting the chrome work of a “chopper”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7326577/Versace-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Emporio Armani autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7326444/Gallery-Milan-Fashion-Week-Emporio-Armani-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Gianfranco Ferre autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7326149/Milan-Fashion-Week-Gianfranco-Ferre-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Emporio Armani: Milan Fashion Week
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Emporio Armani autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Milan Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week.
    Published: 5:17PM GMT 26 Feb 2010
    A soft, girlish mood swept like a gentle breeze through the Emporio Armani collection, ruffling the chiffon folds of dropped-waist dresses and the gentle, silken drapes of wispy skirts; all six inches above the knee, and swaying with every step of the models’ vintage-look ankle-boots, and mango-satin shoes, balanced on a set-square metal heel or a thicker, chimney-stack. Many skirts were cut to outline the derriere, but then flare out in enticing ruffles and folds to mid-thigh.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7326226/Emporio-Armani-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

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  28. Milan Fashion Week: Jil Sander autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Raf Simons presented a collection based on executive, ergonomic tailoring for the modern woman.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 10:20AM GMT 27 Feb 2010
    The classic little tweed suits and dresses suggested a “power” breakfast or a finance meeting. But the whirr of helicopters on the soundtrack, the crackle of gunfire, the horrific grunts of some unimaginable beast, coupled with the pounding of several hundred size 55 hooves implied a different scenario entirely.

    Jurassic Park? Avatar? Let’s settle for Lara Croft; the Velcro-strapped, black, mid-calf boots certainly could have come from a tomb-raider’s wardrobe – or should that be corporate raider?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7330351/Milan-Fashion-Week-Jil-Sander-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Jil Sander autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7330430/Milan-Fashion-Week-Jil-Sander-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Versace autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7330555/Milan-Fashion-Week-Versace-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Walking boots are set to be the key footwear trend for autumn/winter 2010/11
    Get ready to ramble: walking boots have inspired the must-have footwear for next winter.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 11:35AM GMT 27 Feb 2010
    Members of the Ramblers’ Association may be surprised to find that for the first time in the 70-year history of the organisation, they are in step with the catwalks.

    Walking boots have inspired the must-have footwear for next autumn/winter.
    http://www.tkfr.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=editcomment&c=536

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  29. Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7331933/Milan-Fashion-Week-Giorgio-Armani-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Giorgio Armani autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The catwalk turned into fireworks when Armani unleashed his arsenal of jewel-bright colors.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 3:50PM GMT 27 Feb 2010

    Giorgio Armani often refers to the interplay of masculinity and femininity, to describe his signature silhouette.

    But, in the case of his 2010/2011 autumn/winter collection, shown at Milan Fashion Week, yin and yang would be more appropriate.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7331718/Giorgio-Armani-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Zoe Saldana, Max Mara’s ‘Face of the Future’, at Milan Fashion Week
    The Avatar star took a front-row seat at the label’s catwalk show, dressed in a gold gown from the a/w collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 3:28PM GMT 27 Feb 2010
    The “Avatar” star, Zoe Saldana, named earlier this week as “The Face of the Future”, was mobbed by photographers and camera crews when she arrived at the MaxMara show at Milan Fashion Week, despite being golden rather than bright blue.

    There was not a trace of blue make-up to be seen, nor a tail – the way audiences know her, as the exotic Na Vi princess, Neytiri, in James Cameron’s, Oscar-nominated blockbuster.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7331661/Zoe-Saldana-Max-Maras-Face-of-the-Future-at-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Max Mara autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7331164/Milan-Fashion-Week-Max-Mara-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  30. John Richmond autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7337609/John-Richmond-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Emilio Pucci autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7337556/Emilio-Pucci-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Marni autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7337429/Marni-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Marni autumn/winter 2010/11
    Consuelo Castiglioni pushes the boundaries of her signature boho with austere lines, textured fabrics and unexpected colour combinations.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 11:53AM GMT 28 Feb 2010
    Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni has long been renowned for the bohemian vibe of the label she founded in 1994. But, of late, she has been moving her “boho” aesthetic further and further forward. For next autumn/winter, she launched her muse into a contemporary world she called “twisted elegance.”

    Her “future boho” adheres to a more austere line, in glazed and textured fabrics, in unexpected colour, almost architectural, combinations – dusky pink and matt olive; lettuce-green and beige; wine-red and sand.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7337291/Marni-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Emilio Pucci autumn/winter 2010/11
    Microscopic slips in dazzling gold and green prints make a play for the well-heeled babe-brigade.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 11:35AM GMT 28 Feb 2010

    Blink! Was that wisp of see-through, black lace that barely veiled the model’s T&A, actually a dress? And that shred of chiffon, stretched taut over the torso, was that masquerading as a gown? Peter Dundas’s autumn/winter collection for Emilio Pucci was, in some respects, the story of the Incredible Shrinking Dress.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7337185/Emilio-Pucci-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

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  31. Roberto Cavalli autumn/winter 2010/11
    The designer marks his 40th anniversary in fashion, with a show watched by Courtney Love and Lindsay Lohan.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 6:43PM GMT 28 Feb 2010
    The Florentine designer, Roberto Cavalli, marked his 40th anniversary in fashion, with a rich hippie parade of furs, animal-print and voluminous boho-dresses in sheer chiffon. The singer, Courtney Love, and the actress, Lindsay Lohan, were among the front-row audience.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7338313/Roberto-Cavalli-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana’s 25th anniversary celebrates silhouette, Sicily and sensuality
    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Italy’s most famous designer duo, celebrated a quarter-century of collaboration at Milan Fashion Week yesterday.
    By Hilary Alexander
    Published: 11:30PM GMT 28 Feb 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionnews/7339671/Milan-Fashion-Week-Dolce-and-Gabbanas-25th-anniversary-celebrates-silhouette-Sicily-and-sensuality.html

    Versus autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Christopher Kane’s second collection was inspired by ‘the contradiction of ballet with fetish, something a bit subversive’.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Milan Fashion Week
    Published: 11:02AM GMT 01 Mar 2010
    In 1991, Peter Lindberg shot an iconic cover for American Vogue. It featured all the supermodels of the day; Lindy, Cristy, Cindy, Naomi, Tatjana among them. And they were all wearing black leather biker jackets and little pleated skirts, by Versace.

    Something of that edgy, urban, girlie glamour, mixed with the whiff of danger, was at the heart of the collection the young British designer, Christopher Kane, delivered for Versus, the now-revived younger line at the house of Versace.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/milan-fashion-week/7344086/Versus-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  32. Salvatore Ferragamo autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7339281/Salvatore-Ferragamo-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

    Missoni autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7338951/Missoni-autumnwinter-201011-Milan-Fashion-Week.html

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  33. Paris Fashion Week: Dries Van Noten autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7361104/Dries-Van-Noten-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Dries Van Noten autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Suitably, the Belgian designer’s latest collection was shown in a historic Paris location.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 4:40PM GMT 03 Mar 2010
    The historic Hotel de Ville (town hall) in Paris – site, since 1357, of the city’s administration, not to mention an ensuing revolution or two and thousands of weddings – was the setting for two opposing fashion forces.

    On the opening day of the Paris prêt-à-porter season for autumn/winter 2010/11, the Belgian designer, Dries Van Noten, married military inspiration and 1940s/50s haute couture, in a collection that balanced exactly the right mix of masculine and feminine.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7360495/Dries-Van-Noten-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Limi Feu autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7360465/Paris-Fashion-Week-Limi-Feu-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Limi Feu autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Yohji Yamamoto’s designer daughter, Limi Feu, proved that she shares the same fashion DNA as her famous father.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 3:24PM GMT 03 Mar 2010
    Yohji Yamamoto, 67, is one designer who has no need to worry what night happen to his brand on trhe inevitable day he shrugs off the mortal coil.

    Both his own and his fashion DNA are embedded in his daughter, Limi Feu.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7360185/Limi-Feu-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  34. Giles autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Giles Deacon was inspired by the 1960s and outer space for his latest collection.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 12:53PM GMT 04 Mar 2010
    The 60s was also something of a recurrent motif at Giles Deacon’s autumn/winter 2010/11 collection.

    Once again, the bouffant hairdo’s, but this time around, merged with a slightly spacey theme, via giant buckled, sheepskin/leather collars, in cream and metal-grey, that looked like something Neil Armstrong might have worn when he first stepped on the moon in 1969; and a shiny, padded “spacesuit”, in silvery-pink lamé.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7366744/Giles-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Balenciaga autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Paris Fashion Week.
    By by Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director
    Published: 12:24PM GMT 04 Mar 2010

    With lights reflecting under the floor, in the manner of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyessy”, and clothing inspired by modern art, industrial packaging and bubble-wrap, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière, launched a vision of fashion’s future at the Paris prêt-à-porter season yesterday (Thursday).

    The young creative director of the famous house has consistently pushed the boundaries of modern clothing, since he made his debut in 1998. This sci-fi collection, however, with its eye-jolting collision of man-made materials, hi-tech colour, and luxury fabrics was his most exploratory and advanced yet.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7367665/Paris-Fashion-Week-Balenciaga-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Rochas autumn/winter 2010/11
    Bell skirts, knitted cardies and sleeveless shifts added to a retro collection, inspired by Cactus Flower, the 1969 film with Goldie Hawn.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 11:19AM GMT 04 Mar 2010
    Cactus Flower”, said Marco Zanini, referring to the kooky, 1969 Hollywood comedy that earned Goldie Hawn a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and inspired his latest collection for Rochas.

    A round-collared, little top, with four patch pockets, in dazzling yellow, paired with gold brocade, cropped trousers, could certainly have come straight from Goldie Hawn’s film wardrobe.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7366882/Rochas-autumnwinter-201011-Paris-Fashion-Week.html

    Rochas autumn/winter 2010/11
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7367105/Rochas-autumnwinter-201011-Paris-Fashion-Week.html

    Gareth Pugh autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The British designer showed a tough, uncompromising silhouette at Paris Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 11:00AM GMT 04 Mar 2010
    Gareth Pugh offered a tough, uncompromising silhouette in black, padded leather. Stiff, chevron-striped tunics, were cut in sharp-points, over ridged, bootleg trousers or over-the-knee, wedge-sole boots.

    Trench-style and military coats, with an industrial finish, were high-collared, and tightly-belted. The mood softened, slightly, when the leather was chevron-striped on georgette, for long and short kaftan-like tunics with triangular hems, or mixed with dark stretch wool.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7366869/Gareth-Pugh-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  35. Paris Fashion Week: Dries Van Noten autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7361104/Dries-Van-Noten-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Gareth Pugh autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7367396/Paris-Fashion-Week-Gareth-Pugh-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  36. Paris Fashion Week: Issey Miyake autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7376252/Paris-Fashion-Week-Issey-Miyake-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    RM by the designer Roland Mouret autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The designer famed for his hourglass dresses demonstrated a more flowing aesthetic.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 1:18PM GMT 05 Mar 2010
    “I wanted to mix austerity with sensuality,” said the designer Roland Mouret, after the presentation of his RM by Roland Mouret collection in Paris this morning, which slightly appeared to veer away from the figure-hugging silhouette he is famed for.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7375968/RM-by-the-designer-Roland-Mouret-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: RM by the designer Roland Mouret autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7375299/Paris-Fashion-Week-RM-by-the-designer-Roland-Mouret-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7375153/Paris-Fashion-Week-Nina-Ricci-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Vionnet autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Designer Rodolfo Paglialunga revealed the latest collection in an apartment belonging to Jean Cocteau, one of Madame Vionnet’s closest friends.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 11:09AM GMT 05 Mar 2010

    Rodolfo Paglialunga unveiled his autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in a very appropriate Parisian spot – the old apartment belonging to Jean Cocteau, one of the legendary Madeleine Vionnet’s closest friends.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7374896/Vionnet-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  37. Christian Dior autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    In his element, designer John Galliano plunged into the wardrobe of the 2nd Earl of Rochester.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 4:10PM GMT 05 Mar 2010
    The lusty, 17th century libertine, the 2nd Earl of Rochester, and more than a handful of his semi-clad courtesans, inspired the swashbuckling and romantic collection John Galliano showed for Christian Dior at the Paris prêt-à- porter season.

    The British-born Galliano was in his element, plundering the wardrobe of the debauched aristocrat and bawdy poet, once the toast of England’s “Restoration Court”, as interpreted by Johnny Depp, in the 2004 movie, “The Libertine”.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7376931/Christian-Dior-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  38. Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7376944/Paris-Fashion-Week-Christian-Dior-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 7:41PM GMT 05 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7378918/Paris-Fashion-Week-Christian-Dior-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  39. Oscars 2010: and the winner is… my dress designer
    Forget the films – the Oscars are all about frocks and froth these days.

    By Michael Deacon
    Published: 7:00AM GMT 06 Mar 2010
    In the 81 years since they were established, the Oscars have changed shape more times, and more radically, than Cher’s nose. The first Oscars weren’t even the Oscars: known simply as the Academy Awards, they were held a good five years before that nickname (whose origin is uncertain) took hold. The event itself was a black-tie dinner with a mere 270 guests.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/7377639/Oscars-2010-and-the-winner-is…-my-dress-designer.html

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  40. Lanvin autumn/winter 2010/11collection
    Published: 10:32AM GMT 06 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraphtv/7382917/Lanvin-autumnwinter-201011collection.html

    Lanvin autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Designer Alber Elbaz stayed true to his signature of masterful cut and shape.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 10:46AM GMT 06 Mar 2010
    Alber Elbaz’s shows at the Paris prêt-a-porter season, are always something of a party: Fabulous music, waiters with champagne and “lollipop” chocolates, plus the anticipation of a really great collection.

    The Hollywood-look spiral staircase which dominated the backdrop and the tinkling “Charleston” music, suggested we might for in for something of a flapper moment. Elbaz, however, a designer who enjoys the universal acclaim of both press and buyers, remained true to his signature.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7383623/Lanvin-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Lanvin autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7378493/Paris-Fashion-Week-Lanvin-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  41. Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7388129/Paris-Fashion-Week-Jean-Paul-Gaultier-autumnwinter-20102011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Sophia Kokosalaki autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7386150/Paris-Fashion-Week-Sophia-Kokosalaki-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Tao Kurihara autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Tao Kurihara autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Paris Fashion Week.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 5:02PM GMT 06 Mar 2010

    Tao Kurihara, another of Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo’s protégés, was in a rather dreamy mood, inspired by an imaginary journey in the mind to places without names.

    She dressed her young “travellers” in a poetic mix of fabrics and colours: pastels with black, lace with bright print, chambray cotton and leopard-print with velvet. But all pieces shared a detail in common – the use of elaborate drawstrings to tie-up loose pockets, billowing sleeves, and a rucksack-like addition to the back of the blouses and jackets.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7385873/Tao-Kurihara-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Junya Watanabe autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The designer explored the twin themes of military and outdoor sport.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 4:30PM GMT 06 Mar 2010
    No obscure references, no subtexts; what you saw was what it was all about at Junya Watanabe’s collection today.

    The twin themes were military and outdoor sport. But despite the apparent functionality and practicality of these references, Watanabe’s take was gracefully-tailored and ultra-feminine, in a palette of army-green grey, black and white, with massive, four-foot-wide blonde wigs to underscore the avant-garde sensuality.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7385814/Junya-Watanabe-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Cacharel autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7385788/Paris-Fashion-Week-Cacharel-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html?image=1

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  42. Viktor and Rolf autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Viktor and Rolf autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from ParisFashion Week.
    Published: 11:31AM GMT 07 Mar 2010
    The Dutch duo, Viktor and Rolf, staged an “industrial revolution” of a show in Paris yesterday,(Saturday) in a compelling, entertaining demonstration of how “extreme” clothes can be wearable.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7391481/Viktor-and-Rolf-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    By Hilary Alexander at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 11:49AM GMT 07 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionnews/7391215/Jean-Paul-Gaultier-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  43. Paris Fashion Week: Celine autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7392397/Paris-Fashion-Week-Celine-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Celine
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Phoebe Philo for Celine a/w 2010/11 collection from Paris.
    By By Hilary Alexander, Fashion DIrector at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 2:43PM GMT 07 Mar 2010
    The young British designer, Phoebe Philo, re-wrote the rule book for contemporary fashion, in her second collection for the luxury ready-to-wear label, Celine, at the Paris prêt-à-porter season yesterday.

    With the skill of a tightrope walker, she managed the perfect balance of modernity, ease, and youthful sophistication.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7392284/Paris-Fashion-Week-Celine.html

    Gallery: Paris Fashion Week: Comme des Garçons autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7391929/Gallery-Paris-Fashion-Week-Comme-des-Garcons-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Comme des Garçons autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Comme des Garçons autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Paris Fashion Week.
    By By Hilary Alexander
    Published: 12:17PM GMT 07 Mar 2010
    Shape is something of an elastic concept for Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. It may, or equally may not, have anything to do with the shape of a woman’s body. It can be squeezed to constrict and reduce proportions or, conversely, it can be magnified, so that clothes are blown out of all proportion.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7391593/Comme-des-Garcons-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  44. Gallery: Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7392107/Gallery-Paris-Fashion-Week-Jean-Paul-Gaultier-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Hussein Chalayan: Paris Fashion Week
    Hilary Alexander reviews the Hussein Chalayan autumn/winter 2010/11 collection from Paris Fashion Week.
    By By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 4:19PM GMT 07 Mar 2010

    Hussein Chalayan opened his show at the Paris prêt-à-porter season here today, with a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, praising the “raw, dark beauty” of his creations.

    His autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection, staged in the historic Couvent des Cordeliers, on the Left Bank, took the audience on a surreal road-trip in America.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7392692/Hussein-Chalayan-Paris-Fashion-Week.html

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  45. Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7398090/Paris-Fashion-Week-Stella-McCartney-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7397976/Paris-Fashion-Week-Givenchy-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection
    Published: 10:39AM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7393401/Paris-Fashion-Week-John-Galliano-autumnwinter-20102011-collection.html

    Oscars 2010: stars avoid fashion faux-pas as Zoe Saldana shines
    Where is Cher or Bjork when you really need them? If there was anything disappointing about this year’s red carpet at the Oscars, it is that there were so few fashion faux-pas.
    By Hilary Alexander
    Published: 7:58AM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/7396180/Oscars-2010-stars-avoid-fashion-faux-pas-as-Zoe-Saldana-shines.html

    Stella McCartney autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    With her proud father on the front row, McCartney presented a collection which was clean-cut and modernist.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 1:55PM GMT 08 Mar 2010

    It was like a “Parent’s Day”, at Stella McCartney’s autumn/winter 2010/11 show, at the Paris prêt-à-porter season this morning.

    Sir Paul McCartney, the proud father, with his girlfriend, Nancy Shevell, by his side, beamed, as his daughter’s collection came down the catwalk.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7398352/Stella-McCartney-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7398232/Paris-Fashion-Week-John-Galliano-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  46. Paris Fashion Week: Emanuel Ungaro autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7398540/Paris-Fashion-Week-Emanuel-Ungaro-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 2:57PM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7398347/Paris-Fashion-Week-Stella-McCartney-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Emanuel Ungaro autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Ungaro’s chief designer, Estrella Archs confirmed that the Hollywood star was no longer involved with the brand
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 2:52PM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    At the Emanuel Ungaro show, mystery surrounded the complete absence backstage of the Hollywood star, Lindsay Lohan, who last season made a universally derided debut as the famous French house’s ”fashion adviser”, alongside the chief designer, the Spanish, Estrella Archs.

    According to an inside source, Lohan was “not even invited to the show”, although she has been a prominent presence during the Paris season, including sitting front row at John Galliano.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/hilaryalexander/7398755/Emanuel-Ungaro-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  47. Paris Fashion Week: Chanel autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection
    Published: 2:37PM GMT 09 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7405983/Paris-Fashion-Week-Chanel-autumnwinter-20102011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Thierry Mugler autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7406076/Paris-Fashion-Week-Thierry-Mugler-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Chanel autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7405613/Paris-Fashion-Week-Chanel-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    ‘Gingham grows-up’ – Alice’s wonderland wardrobe
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7378118/Alices-wonderland-wardrobe.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Yves Saint Laurent autumn/winter 2010/11
    Published: 11:36AM GMT 09 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7404274/Paris-Fashion-Week-Yves-Saint-Laurent-autumnwinter-201011.html

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  48. Paris Fashion Week: Chanel autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection
    Published: 2:37PM GMT 09 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7405983/Paris-Fashion-Week-Chanel-autumnwinter-20102011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Kenzo autumn/winter 2010/2011 show
    Published: 7:42PM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7400102/Paris-Fashion-Week-Kenzo-autumnwinter-20102011-show.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection
    Published: 4:42PM GMT 08 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7398433/Paris-Fashion-Week-Givenchy-autumnwinter-20102011-collection.html

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  49. Chanel autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Fake fur reigned as Karl Lagerfeld sent models down an iceberg-style runway wearing ‘yeti’ boots.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 4:15PM GMT 09 Mar 2010
    Karl Lagerfeld, the multitasking photographer, art collector, linguist, writer, and the designer behind the powerful French brand, Chanel, added another title to his cv at the Paris prêt-à-porter season: the chic environmentalist.

    The one-man fashion “storm”, had the Chanel invitations printed with his own sketch of the endangered polar bear; created an Arctic landscape from 240 tons of ice in the Grand Palais – and, then, filled the collection with fake fur.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7406755/Chanel-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  50. Dr Martens celebrates 50th anniversary
    A new exhibition toasts its rise from work boots to cult fashion must-haves.
    By Phong Luu
    Published: 12:14PM GMT 10 Mar 2010

    Tough-looking, hardworking work boots have been the default off-duty footwear for the hip, young, Agyness Deyn set for the past few seasons, and none more so than the iconic Dr Martens, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    The daddy of all work boots, “DMs” were first developed in Germany by Klaus Martens, and made in Northampton, in the UK, in 1960.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7412733/Dr-Martens-celebrates-50th-anniversary.html

    Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2010/11
    A private show in Paris of the final pieces by the late designer is a sharp reminder of the fashion world’s loss, says Hilary Alexander.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 7:00AM GMT 10 Mar 2010
    The collection that British designer Lee Alexander McQueen was working on when he committed suicide in London almost a month ago was, quite simply, an unfinished symphony to life – and death.

    A selection of 16 pieces was shown in Paris yesterday – the very day the catwalk show would have taken place – in a series of private presentations. The event had the feeling of a requiem.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7407126/Alexander-McQueen-autumnwinter-201011-Paris-Fashion-Week.html

    The last Alexander McQueen collection: Paris Fashion Week
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7408932/The-last-Alexander-McQueen-collection-Paris-Fashion-Week.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Chloé autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7407133/Paris-Fashion-Week-Chloe-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7407069/Paris-Fashion-Week-Jean-Charles-de-Castelbajac-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The designer restored voluptuousness to fashion’s centre stage.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 3:34PM GMT 10 Mar 2010

    Roger Vadim directed the French film, “And God Created Woman”, which turned Brigitte Bardot into an international “sex kitten”, back in 1956.

    But it took fashion’s “American in Paris”, the designer, Marc Jacobs, to create the clothes today’s “cougar woman” might actually wear, 54 years later, in his collection for Louis Vuitton, in Paris, today.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7414647/Louis-Vuitton-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Valentino autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7413181/Paris-Fashion-Week-Valentino-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  51. Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Published: 5:57PM GMT 10 Mar 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraphtv/7414788/Louis-Vuitton-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7415756/Paris-Fashion-Week-Louis-Vuitton-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  52. Paris Fashion Week: Hermès autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7420959/Paris-Fashion-Week-Hermes-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Miu Miu autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7420560/Paris-Fashion-Week-Miu-Miu-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7420106/Paris-Fashion-Week-Elie-Saab-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  53. Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The designer restored voluptuousness to fashion’s centre stage.
    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Fashion Week
    Published: 3:34PM GMT 10 Mar 2010
    Roger Vadim directed the French film, “And God Created Woman”, which turned Brigitte Bardot into an international “sex kitten”, back in 1956.

    But it took fashion’s “American in Paris”, the designer, Marc Jacobs, to create the clothes today’s “cougar woman” might actually wear, 54 years later, in his collection for Louis Vuitton, in Paris, today.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/7414647/Louis-Vuitton-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  54. Wills Fashion Week 2010: Collection For Modern Women
    Posted on 27 March 2010 by Jyoti Singh

    Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 Models promoted outfits designed by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna on the 2nd day of the fifteenth edition of the current Autumn-Winter on Friday. The collection Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna was bold, trendy and stylish in various cuts, styles and patterns.

    Shadow Lines was the theme of the WLIFW show and both designers tried to give a range of wardrobe solutions to modern women by representing a combination of classic and modern looks.

    http://www.ganpatinews.com/2010/03/27/wills-fashion-week-2010-collection-for-modern-women-73718

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  55. Hema Malini, Esha Deol walk down Wills India Fashion Week ramp
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 17:03 IST

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Hema Malini and her daughter Esha walked the ramp for designer Rocky S at the 15th edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Autumn-Winter 2010 here on Friday.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_hema-malini-esha-deol-walk-down-wills-india-fashion-week-ramp_1364107

    Esha turns ‘Runway Bride’ with Hema Malini by her side
    Bollywood actress Esha Deol made a grand entry at WIFW as a ‘runway bride’ wearing a traditional wedding ‘lehenga’ but it was her mother Hema Malini, who got maximum cheers from the audience.

    The mother-daughter duo turned showstoppers for B-town’s favourite designer Rocky S.

    The 28-year-old actress, who has been away from films for sometime now, wore a maroon and green lehenga-choli while Hema looked elegant with a sari of same colour paired with a burnt orange coloured blouse.
    http://beta.thehindu.com/life-and-style/fashion/article308358.ece

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  56. WIFW A/W’10 Day 3
    Compilation: Priyanka Saha, Delhi Bureau, Mar 27 2010
    Day 3 of the Fashion Week saw some interesting presentations and interpretations of pret wear. To add glam to the otherwise arid day were mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol in wedding creations by designer Rocky S. Also seen cheering designers were actor friends Sonam Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Jas Arora and Jagdish Tytler.

    http://www.imagesfashion.com/NewsDetails.aspx?Ntype=1&id=186

    Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week | Fashion Frenzy
    The 15th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2010, started off with a bang in the capital
    Varuni Khosla
    New Delhi: After the first day no-show, the 15th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Autumn-Winter 2010, started off with a bang in the capital. Showstoppers Tarun Tahilliani, Ritu Kumar,Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Rocky S, Gaurav Gupta and others showcased their collections on day two and three.
    http://www.livemint.com/2010/03/27002933/Wills-Lifestyle-India-Fashion.html?h=B

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  57. Fashion Pakistan Week
    1/12
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    Models sashay down catwalks, flaunting the latest creations by designers during the first day of Fashion Pakistan week with an opulent opening ceremony in Karachi on April 5, The event is scheduled to feature 52 designers – 49 of them from Pakistan and one each from Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates – in a follow-up to a first event held in Karachi last November.–AFP Photos

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/media-gallery/17-fashion+pakistan+week-ek-01

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  58. The gems and the twirls

    From the backstage chaos to the front stage excitement, Pakistani models presented creations from designers during the second day of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) in Karachi on April 6, 2010.–AFP PhotoS

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/media-gallery/17-the+gems+and+the+twirls-ek-03

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  59. Fashionweek: FPW2 picks up pace
    By Aamna Haider Isani
    Sunday, 11 Apr, 2010 | 04:51 AM PST |

    The Autumn/ Winter 2010 edition of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW2) jump-started last Monday. I say jump-started because it was almost a dying battery of power that the entire industry operated upon.

    Back to back fashion has been exhausting for most people who have been in the loop of things, and to experience a fourth fashion week in six months was overwhelming. Consequently, the fashion week began on a rather low note. It could have been the multiple blasts that had rocked the country earlier in the day or simply the fact that most of the collections rolled out on Day One were an eyesore.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/fpw2-picks-up-pace-140

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  60. Outfit (Day 2): Kuki Concepts
    Sunday, 11 Apr, 2010 | 04:49 AM PST |

    Perfection

    • Shamaeel’s collection of miniature prints was beautiful, with indigenous Pakistani elements that one wishes had emerged more frequently in other showings. Complete with the artistic headgear and silver jewellery, designed exclusively for the show, this collection was pure perfection.

    • Sana Safinaz opened with six beautiful printed chiffon pieces that spoke for the spirit of summer and then progressed to showcase a sample of everything they design as a brand. While each and every outfit was flawless, the showing lacked coherence as a collection.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/outfit-day-2-kuki-concepts-140

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  61. In Pictures: ‘Pakistan Fashion Week 2010’
    By James Wray Apr 10, 2010, 15:13 GMT

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/lifestyle/fashion/features/article_1547170.php/In-Pictures-Pakistan-Fashion-Week-2010

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  62. Why were they showing summer clothes at Autumn/Winter showing for 2010? Is this a comment on climate change?! 🙂

    Invogue: Bad Romance with fashion
    By Madeeha Syed
    Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 | 09:52 AM PST |

    Fashion Pakistan recently held Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW 2) for Autumn/Winter 2010. The first FPW held in November 2009 carried with it a wave of optimism and the feeling of something new after the council members returned from showing at one of the top four fashion weeks in the world, Milan Fashion Week.

    Emerging from the fashion-Taliban stereotype and moving beyond the initial atmosphere of a fresh beginning, FPW 2 was a more mature event. Quantity, however, does not always guarantee quality as most of the collections shown failed to make an impact. Having said that, collection editing must take place since it is extremely exhausting sitting through a five-day affair, 52 designer collections, most of which were mediocre at best.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/bad-romance-with-fashion-840

    Fashionweek: FPW2: hauteof the runway
    By Aamna Haider Isani
    Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 | 09:52 AM PST |

    Karachi’s high-design definition is what gives Fashion Pakistan Week the confidence that it enjoys. And there were many names that came forth with the experience and/or design maturity that you can associate with brilliance.

    Sana Safinaz made their fashion week debut in Pakistan with a bouquet of everything that falls under their brand umbrella. They opened with elegant chiffon shifts and followed with their diffusion line. A little haphazard for a coherent collection, every piece was nevertheless flawless.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/fpw2-hauteof-the-runway-840

    Outstanding moments
    Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 | 09:52 AM PST |
    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/outstanding-moments-840

    Bells, crows, nests and Sadequain
    Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 | 09:52 AM PST |

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/images/bells-crows-nests-and-sadequain-840

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  63. Meet the opportunists
    by Nadeem F. Paracha on 05 13th, 2010 | Comments (164)

    I have never been able to understand the cultural dynamics of what is called the Pakistan fashion industry, particularly the notion of holding ‘fashion weeks’ which, at least to me, seem to last for months.

    There is nothing new in saying that the so-called Pakistan fashion scene constitutes the minutest percentage of the population when we start counting the number of designers, models, ‘fashion journalists,’ and audience members for fashion shows in this country. Their activities carry not an iota of social relevance whatsoever.

    http://blog.dawn.com/2010/05/13/meet-the-opportunists/

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  64. Best Dressed at the MTV movie Awards
    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20170110_20391656_20794867,00.html

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  65. Paris Haute Couture: Armani Privé autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7874771/Armani-Prive-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Alexandre Vauthier autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The latest collection by the ‘hot’ couturier favoured by Madonna and Rihanna was punctuated with plunging necklines and exaggerated shoulders.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 11:13AM BST 06 Jul 2010

    Alexandre Vauthier is currently one of the “hot” names on the Paris couture scene, with Rihanna and Madonna leading the fan club for his moulded-to-the-body, sci-fi silhouette.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7874397/Paris-Haute-Couture-Alexandre-Vauthier-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Haute Couture: John Galliano’s show for Christian Dior
    Published: 7:16PM BST 05 Jul 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7873570/Paris-Haute-Couture-John-Gallianos-show-for-Christian-Dior.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Front row celebrity pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7873258/Paris-Haute-Couture-Front-row-celebrity-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Christian Dior autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Inspired by the beautiful garden of Christian Dior’s childhood home, Galliano presented a fine collection of horticultural ball gowns.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 5:32PM BST 05 Jul 2010

    The British designer, John Galliano, created an extraordinary, technicolour, fashion “garden” in his haute couture collection for the French ‘maison’ of Christian Dior, at the opening of the autumn/winter 2010 season in Paris this afternoon.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7872671/Paris-Haute-Couture-Christian-Dior-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Christian Dior autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7873157/Paris-Haute-Couture-Christian-Dior-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Bouchra Jarrar’s autumn/winter 2010/11 pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7872773/Paris-Haute-Couture-Bouchra-Jarrars-autumnwinter-201011-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Bouchra Jarrar autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Precision cuts and a quiet palette spiked with slivers of gold for Bouchra Jarrar’s second Paris haute couture collection.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 2:15PM BST 05 Jul 2010

    Bouchra Jarrar, one of Paris haute couture’s newer names, worked like a surgeon with a scalpel, in a precision-cut collection for autumn/winter 2010, executed in cream, navy and black, with flashes of gold.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7872610/Paris-Haute-Couture-Bouchra-Jarrar-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Christophe Josse autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7872615/Paris-Haute-Couture-Christophe-Josse-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  66. Paris Haute Couture: Alexis Mabille autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    An exquisite presentation by the young couturier, Alexis Mabille, provided a rare chance to examine the detailed workmanship and handcrafted techniques close up, reports Hilary Alexander.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 10:37AM BST 06 Jul 2010

    The young couturier, Alexis Mabille, ignored the catwalk in this Paris haute couture season and, turned the Angelina tea-rooms on the rue de Rivoli into a temporary atelier. A dozen exquisite pieces were displayed on mannequins, which provided a rare chance to examine the detailed workmanship and handcrafted techniques up close.

    But I feared for the trains of the long evening gowns, hand-embroidered and beaded for Mabille, by the Atelier Cecile Henri, as hundreds of Louboutin, Choo and Blahnik stiletto heels stalked by in the rush to the champagne bar – heedless of the difference twixt silk crepe and carpet!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7874225/Paris-Haute-Couture-Alexis-Mabille-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  67. Paris Haute Couture: Giorgio Armani on working with Lady Gaga

    Published: 3:58PM BST 06 Jul 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7875095/Paris-Haute-Couture-Giorgio-Armani-on-working-with-Lady-Gaga.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Armani Privé autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    An ‘A-list’ crowd watched from the front row as models paraded opulent evening gowns and glistening tweed skirt-suits.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 2:09PM BST 06 Jul 2010

    The Italian couturier, Giorgio Armani, based his autumn/winter Privé collection on amber, working every shade of this lustrous gemstone from sandalwood to gold, into sleek, fluid shapes which caressed the body.

    The collection, paraded on a laminated catwalk, whispered “rich-chic” in every luxurious detail.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7874786/Paris-Haute-Couture-Armani-Prive-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  68. Paris Haute Couture: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Riccardo Tisci showed a small and exquisitely-formed collection for Givenchy in a famous Paris Mansion.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 5:04PM BST 06 Jul 2010

    The Givenchy couturier, Riccardo Tisci, created a small and exquisitely-formed jewel of a collection at the haute couture season in Paris.

    Although there were just ten pieces, these were “the perfect 10”, and the word “small” should certainly not suggest any suggestion of cutting-back or reigning in creativity; far from it.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7875304/Paris-Haute-Couture-Givenchy-by-Riccardo-Tisci-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  69. Paris Haute Couture Week: Stéphane Rolland autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7875570/Paris-Haute-Couture-Week-Stephane-Rolland-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

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  70. Paris Haute Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7877792/Paris-Haute-Couture-Jean-Paul-Gaultier-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    Drawing on Parisian ‘striptease-style’, burlesque personality Dita Von Teese sashayed down Gaultier’s catwalk, stripping to a barely-there corset.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 5:58PM BST 07 Jul 2010

    For Jean Paul Gaultier’s haute couture collection, reads “hot” couture. Guests, including the actress Catherine Deneuve; Frédéric Mitterrand, the French Minister of Culture and Communication; the wacky French designer, Jean Charles de Castelbajac; and the fashion photographer, Mario Testino, sweltered in sauna-like conditions, while the burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese, raised the temperature even further on the catwalk.

    Von Teese sashayed on as a vamp, in a Little Black Dress – one of the leitmotifs of this autumn/winter 2010/11 collection – and rapidly proceeded to shed it, along with her gloves, stripping down to a black, beaded corset, thong and suspenders.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7877690/Paris-Haute-Couture-Jean-Paul-Gaultier-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  71. Paris Haute Couture: Elie Saab autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7877510/Paris-Haute-Couture-Elie-Saab-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Elie Saab autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The Lebanese red carpet designer provided a magic red carpet ride in his latest couture collection.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 4:23PM BST 07 Jul 2010
    Elie Saab, the Lebanese designer, provided a magic red carpet ride in his autumn/winter 2010 collection at the Paris haute couture season today.

    Saab, whose clients include Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and a host of Hollywood “royalty”, took his inspiration from the concept of the phoenix arising from the ashes.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7877438/Paris-Haute-Couture-Elie-Saab-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  72. In pictures: Chanel Haute Couture autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7876644/In-pictures-Chanel-Haute-Couture-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Chanel autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The majestic collection from Chanel’s ‘couturier-in-residence’, Karl Lagerfeld, unfolded without so much as a hint of black.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 10:04AM BST 07 Jul 2010

    A Chanel haute couture collection without a little black dress? And from the label from which originated the entire concept of the LBD?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7876515/Paris-Haute-Couture-Chanel-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  73. Move over maxi, here comes the midi-length dress
    Prêt-à-rapporter: the hem length that has shone through past recessions, classy crowned heads of Europe, stylish mini-gift ideas.

    By Sarah Mower
    Published: 8:00AM BST 07 Jul 2010

    The plummeting hemline is this summer’s resounding fashion news – and it’s a fast-moving story. It was only six weeks ago that British women started taking to the streets in bra-topped, printed maxi-dresses, but it’s taken me about four to go off them with a passion.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7875449/Move-over-maxi-here-comes-the-midi-length-dress-Pret-a-rapporter.html

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  74. Paris Haute Couture: Valentino autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

    Published: 9:16AM BST 08 Jul 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7878115/Paris-Haute-Couture-Valentino-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

    Paris Haute Couture: Elie Saab autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

    Published: 7:48AM BST 08 Jul 2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionvideo/7878110/Paris-Haute-Couture-Elie-Saab-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  75. Valentino launches his archives with a star-studded party at his chateau during Paris Haute Couture
    Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Marc Jacobs and Elizabeth Hurley among the guests at Valentino’s ‘fête champêtre’ to launch his archives.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 10:48AM BST 08 Jul 2010

    The couturier, Valentino Garavani, hosted a spectacular fête champêtre in the grounds of his 17th century Louis VIII chateau, Wildville, last night, to celebrate the launch of his archives.

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Hurley, and Marc Jacobs were among the crowds of best-dressed celebrities. Anna Wintour, wearing a flower-embroidered Erdem dress, arrived with Blake Lively and Natalia Vodianova.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/hilaryalexander/7878648/Valentino-launches-his-archives-with-a-star-studded-party-at-his-chateau-during-Paris-Haute-Couture.html

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  76. Paris Haute Couture: Valentino autumn/winter 2010/11 collection
    The dresses were light and fragile, the embroidery a major homage to the Valentino legacy, but in every other respect this delicate collection was directed at a new Valentino generation of clients, reports Hilary Alexander.

    By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at Paris Haute Couture Week
    Published: 11:31AM BST 08 Jul 2010

    The dresses were light and fragile, the bows and embroideries and hand-beading a major homage to the Valentino legacy, but in every other respect this delicate “baby-doll” collection was directed at a new Valentino generation of customers.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7878806/Paris-Haute-Couture-Valentino-autumnwinter-201011-collection.html

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  77. In pictures: Valentino’s star-studded party during Haute Couture week

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/fashionpicturegalleries/7878899/In-pictures-Valentinos-star-studded-party-during-Haute-Couture-week.html

    Paris Haute Couture Week: Valentino autumn/winter 2010/11 collection in pictures
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7879076/Paris-Haute-Couture-Week-Valentino-autumnwinter-201011-collection-in-pictures.html

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  78. The curse of haute couture
    At Paris Haute Couture Week, high-fashion ingénue Tanya Gold discovers a sinister, silly world peopled by bloated egos and breadstick-thin women.

    By Tanya Gold
    Published: 9:00PM BST 08 Jul 2010

    This week, I went to the haute couture – pronounced “oat koturr” – shows in Paris, where people watch £100,000 dresses proceed down a catwalk and then out, via photographs, to you. I have always been fascinated by the world of haute couture, even though I only get the cheap dress leakage in Grazia. Could it be magic?

    At Giorgio Armani, I watch the models walk towards the photographers, with that strange here-are-my-genitals mince. I know the dresses are there – they are beige, according to the special dress menu on my seat – but I cannot see them. I am too amazed by the models in the flesh or rather, in the where-is-the-flesh, baby? Their forearms are bigger than their upper arms. “Nice,” says a woman next to me. “Very nice.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7880138/The-curse-of-haute-couture.html

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  79. Haute couture: Making a loss is the height of fashion
    In this topsy-turvy world, selling a £50,000 dress at a £15,000 discount turns out to be very good business indeed, says William Langley.

    By William Langley
    Published: 7:00AM BST 11 Jul 2010

    Given that a good year in the haute couture business is one where you lose even more money than usual, the prevailing mood in Paris last week was of recession-busting buoyancy. The big-name designers were falling over themselves to boast of how many outfits they had sold at below cost price, and how this proved that the fashion business was healthier than ever.

    Jean-Paul Gaultier reported record sales, “but we don’t make any money out of it,” the designer assured journalists backstage.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7883236/Haute-couture-Making-a-loss-is-the-height-of-fashion.html

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  80. Paris Haute Couture: Jantaminiau a/w 2010/11 collection
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-haute-couture-week/7885541/Paris-Haute-Couture-Jantaminiau-aw-201011-collection.html

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  81. Dear Atif Ali,
    Thanx for your comments…we charge for advertising on our site.
    Best regards,
    Fareeha

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  82. Come hell or high water
    Fashion will continue to progress in Pakistan, come hell or high water. At this point in time, we are experiencing an abundance of both. Hell and high water, that is.
    I’m not trying to make light of the situation we’re living in. We’ve been there for decades and it weighs down too heavily on us to be taken lightly. But as fashion retail’s most lucrative season – Ramazan –approaches and the industry shakes out its welcome mat for events like the Carnival de Couture, the Lux Style Awards and the PSFD Sunsilk Fashion Week (all scheduled over the next three months), I can sense the disapproval and general disdain that will inevitably precede and follow every little whimper fashion makes.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/38323/come-hell-or-high-water/

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  83. Weekend shopping: The Best Fall Trends—Buy Them Now!
    Military-inspired vests, suede ankle booties, leopard-print scarves, and more must-haves.

    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/08/wk_shopping_fall_trends#slide=1

    Shopping list: what celebs really buy!
    We obsessed over stylish pieces worn by stars like Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth—and tracked down where you can actually get them.
    http://www.luckymag.com/style/celeb/celeb_shoppinglist#slide=1

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  84. 10 New Style Rules to Try
    Match Your Lips to Your Dress
    True, being too coordinated with your clothes and makeup can smack of a faux pas, but there’s an easy, super-stylish side step: Zero in on just your pout, and paint it a shade taken from your outfit. Best to stick with timeless reds or rich, deep tones; steer clear of bubblegum pinks and frosty hues, which could push the look into costume territory.

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20308640_20405132_20815365,00.html

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  85. Best Style Tips Ever
    Pick the Right Fabric
    The two most important qualities to look for in fabric are weight and movement. If a fabric is too stiff, it can look boxy; too thin, and it may cling to every bulge. Wool crepe, wool microfiber blends, cotton or wool gabardine and cotton blended with silk are generally good choices.

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20368643_20385732_20784931,00.html

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  86. New clothes on the block
    KARACHI: Model and actor Ayesha Omar and VJ Anoushey Ashraf’s new collection, Ayesha/Anoushey for Labels, is fun, fresh and funky. Displayed at Labels in Karachi the clothes have been an immediate success and have almost sold out. Zahir Rahimtoola, owner of the store, said: “The collection been very well received, and with as many as 20 units on sale, most of the clothing has been sold.”
    The target is 18 to 35 year-old women, the outfits range from Rs2000 to Rs4,500 and are representative of Omar and Ashraf’s personal style. Rahimtoola said that he told the designers that, “in this collection, what must come out must be you, [it must be] what you wear and [represent] your personality”.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/40213/new-clothes-on-the-block/

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  87. A passion for fashion
    Pakistani designer Monica Paracha began her own label in 2003 and since then has become an internationally recognised designer.
    Paracha has exhibited her designs in America, England, Bahrain, India and this year in June was one of 14 international designers to take part in a show in Paris, France.
    She talks to The Express Tribune about her road to international acclaim and how she has incorporated the Pakistani culture into her designs.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/40216/a-passion-for-fashion/

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  88. Fashion without the trimmings
    Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in the country’s history which have affected every business, including the fashion industry.
    On Tuesday, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) and Sunsilk released a statement saying that, “Both PFDC and Sunsilk believe it is essential that we all play our roles in providing relief to the suffering and have therefore decided, as an initial measure, to cancel the originally planned press conference and donate the savings towards interim relief measures.”

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/40593/fashion-without-the-trimmings/

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  89. The Closet Thinker: big girls in blouses
    This season’s fashion is all about the blouse

    If, like me, you were born in the 1960s, and prefer to think of yourself as anything other than reactionary, it is bewildering to discover that blouses are not what they used to be.
    Indeed, a garment once associated with dreary school uniform or playground insult (‘big girl’s blouse’), or consigned to the graveyard of the 1970s and 1980s (from Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served? to Mrs Thatcher in her signature pussy bow), is now at the cutting edge of chic.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7944626/The-Closet-Thinker-big-girls-in-blouses.html

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  90. Shake Up Your Work Look with Fall’s Top Trends
    If You Like Wool Skirts, Try Leather Skirts
    Mix and match your work separates with supple leathers in simple silhouettes. Try a suede wrap (like this one from Michael Kors, left) or a pencil design in a shiny finish (see Kate Bosworth’s, right).

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20409212_20409613_20819123,00.html

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  91. Double take: how to wear autumn’s key fashion looks
    Real women show us how to wear this season’s key pieces
    By Julia Robson and Kate Finnigan
    Published: 7:00AM BST 22 Aug 2010

    The camel coat

    Wool coat, £525, by Carven, from Sefton, London N1 (seftonfashion.com), from the end of September

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7948367/Double-take-how-to-wear-autumns-key-fashion-looks.html

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  92. The new Californian ponytail
    Kate Shapland wishes for long hair after seeing models backstage at Michael Kors, plus fresh summer scents from Benefit and the comeback of nail art.

    By Kate Shapland
    Published: 11:04AM BST 20 Aug 2010

    THE BACKSTAGE SECRET The new ‘Californian convertible’ pony I defy anyone not to want long hair after seeing the ponytails created by Orlando Pita for the Michael Kors a/w 10 show: this is exactly how well-groomed long hair should look – not scraped back into an old elastic, but straightened before securing and gently mussed to give it a carefree feel. Pita, inspired by the 1970s mannequins Patti Hansen and Lisa Taylor, achieved that edgy disarray with a brush to summon fluff within the tail and give it a slight windswept look as if the girls had just stepped out of convertibles. These staples will create the California girl pony: Aveda Pure Abundance volumising hairspray Apply at the roots section by section to build volume into hair as you blow-dry it. £15, aveda.co.uk. Mason Pearson pocket-size pink brush Use it to tease hair around the hairline and softly backcomb strands within the pony. £29, hqhair.com.

    THE NOVELTY Tocca Stella SPF30+ Sunscreen Towelette Scented with Tocca’s crisp orange Stella scent, these individually wrapped wipes cover skin with a physical broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen that is water and sweat-resistant, and also deposit vitamins E, B5, aloe, marine silk, grapeseed and avocado oil on skin to nurture it while in the sun. £25 for eight wipes, liberty.co.uk.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7951954/The-new-Californian-ponytail.html

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  93. How to Wear Fall’s Hottest Colors
    JULY 21, 2010
    Cobalt Blue
    Bright cobalt blue was a runway favorite, and, as seen at Burberry Prorsum and on Kerry Washington, it really pops when paired with basic black.

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20409212_20402703_20810754,00.html

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  94. Fall Style Guide

    * Leather Jackets |
    * Tailored |
    * Jewel Tones |
    * Minimalism |
    * Gold |
    * Mixing Prints |
    * Longer Skirts |
    * Menswear Bottoms |
    * Chunky Knits |
    * Faux Fur

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20409212_20409568_20823505,00.html

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  95. Cindy Crawford: 60 Seconds of Style
    The supermodel reveals her daily beauty routine, fashion favorites and her secret to feeling sexy.
    03/17/10

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/video2/0,,20197667_20352382,00.html

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  96. 2010 Makeover Awards
    JULY 22, 2010
    Best New Body
    A Grammy, an Oscar, a baby—oh my! After knocking down a few huge life achievements, Jennifer Hudson debuted a sleeker, smaller figure…and earned a spot on the cover of our 2010 Makeover Issue!

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20294119_20404159_20814053,00.html

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  97. The Shade of the Moment: Neutral
    This color is brilliant on everything from a sexily drapey silk dress to a classic pea coat.
    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/08/fall_trends_neutrals#slide=1

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  98. Weekend shopping: ultra-hip denim looks
    22 of the coolest options out there, from a studded belt to a painterly skirt.
    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/08/denim#slide=1

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  99. Totally Affordable Designer Style
    Rodarte for Target, Norma Kamali for Walmart, and more—our favorite high-low pairings.
    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2009/12/designercollaborations#slide=1

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  100. 20 best fashion blogs
    They’re sharp and witty – and so influential that these days they get to sit on the front row at the catwalk shows. They’re the fashion bloggers. Here’s our guide to the ones you’d be fools to miss.

    By Glenn Waldron
    Published: 10:00AM BST 08 Oct 2009
    6 Comments

    t’s taken a while but fashion has finally woken up to the internet. Online shops such as Asos and Net-a-porter are booming, brands such as Yves Saint Laurent are using short YouTube-friendly films to showcase their designs, and fashion designers are Tweeting like there’s no tomorrow.
    In the midst of this bold new landscape are the bloggers – providing commentary at the click of a mouse. Whether they’re posting catwalk images live from Paris, drooling over the latest Balenciaga wedges or writing about Lindsay Lohan’s dress sense (or lack thereof), they have become an important part of the industry and a voice for a new generation of style aficionados.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/6271935/20-best-fashion-blogs.html

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  101. The Closet Thinker: double denim
    Justine Picardie tries to get to grips with a denim dilemma.
    By Justine Picardie
    Published: 7:00AM BST 27 Aug 2010

    Try as I might, I’m finding it difficult to come to terms with the triumphant revivalism of double denim, whereby jeans are worn with a matching jacket or shirt.
    How odd to see what was formerly dismissed as suitable only for Jeremy Clarkson now being preached from the pages of glossy magazines; even honoured in the holy sanctum of net-a-porter.com, which has a retail shrine
    to double denim, including a two-tone Current Elliott shirt and distressed jeans.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7956683/The-Closet-Thinker-double-denim.html

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  102. From catwalk to closet
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7971740/From-catwalk-to-closet.html

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  103. Emmy Awards 2010 – who wore what?
    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/emmys/photos/0,,20414184_20416583,00.html

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  104. Make a beeline for an A-line
    The seasons sharpest skirt shape makes a perfect sewing project.

    Make a beeline for an A-line
    The seasons sharpest skirt shape makes a perfect sewing project.

    There is something of the school uniform about this season’s coolest skirt shape – the A-line. John Lewis’ school uniform department has provided the inspiration for many a fashion designer, not least Helmut Lang, whose trusty stylist, Melanie Ward used to raid the Back to School rails for the perfect flat-front trouser. But this time it’s the turn of the A-line skirt and it is precisely its uniform, utilitarian aspect that makes it such a key item.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7972399/Make-a-beeline-for-an-A-line.html

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  105. Vanity Check: Jean Paul Gaultier
    The exuberant Parisian couturier reveals his favourite designer of all time, and the catwalk creations he treasures the most.
    Published: 2:21PM BST 30 Aug 2010

    All-time favourite designer?
    Yves Saint Laurent.
    What do you have a weakness for?
    Sweets and Chocolate.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7963897/Vanity-Check-Jean-Paul-Gaultier.html

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  106. Fashion trends autumn/winter 2010/11
    Published: 7:21PM BST 31 Aug 2010
    video: Telegraph fashion editors talk autumn/winter 2010/11 trends
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7974013/Fashion-trends-autumnwinter-201011.html

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  107. Fashion for Dummies

    Twiggy, Joanna Lumley, Erin O’Connor, Agyness Deyn… All these supermodels, and more, kicked off their careers as a Rootstein mannequin. Nisha Lilia Diu takes a tour of the factory – and of the remarkable archive.

    Catwalk shows, glossy magazines, high-tech websites… The eyes of the fashionable are fixed on these things. But shop mannequins? Who stops to notice these silent ambassadors of style?

    Yet the shop window, more than any other outlet, is where we first set eyes upon the latest designs. Fashion designers know this.

    They know the importance of getting the right body, pose, hair and make-up to show off their collections – so they go to Rootstein Display Mannequins, the Rolls-Royce of their trade.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG7975290/Fashion-for-Dummies.html

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  108. Milan shopping: how to dress like an Italian
    How do you achieve that effortless elegance? Go to Milan to learn the rules, says Evie Dow

    By Evie Dow
    Published: 8:00AM BST 03 Sep 2010

    Why do the British, their wardrobes crammed with clothes, so often look a mess while the Italians, with generally fewer clothes, invariably look so elegant?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ultratravel/7973291/Milan-shopping-how-to-dress-like-an-Italian.html

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  109. New Topshop catwalk for London Fashion Week
    Topshop announces new London Fashion Week catwalk at the old Eurostar Station, Waterloo.

    The British high street chain, Topshop, will showcase emerging design talent at London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2010 in the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG7979676/New-Topshop-catwalk-for-London-Fashion-Week.html

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  110. The Closet Thinker:
    The aviator jacket flies again
    BY Justine Picardie | 03 September 2010

    Whatever one’s age, this week is redolent of the start of a new term, a marker of the end of the summer holidays, and a return to routine. There are those who find this inspiring, others who suffer a sinking feeling, and some who see it as an excuse to go shopping, to stock up on autumn essentials.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/justine-picardie/TMG7967879/The-Closet-Thinker.html

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  111. The definitive guide on shoes for the new season
    Stiletto, chunky boots and kitten heels – there’s a shoe for every trouser shape and midi-skirt this season.

    BY Sarah Mower | 01 September 2010

    Fashion is in the midst of a swingeing change of proportions and garment-choice this autumn. It’s obvious which clothes are in favour: trousers and coats, blouses and jackets, knitwear and skirts – that is, separates, not dresses. This has been bruited as a “return” to minimalism and a great thing for a grown woman’s sanity. We’re promised we’ll be able to bound out looking effortlessly co-ordinated, while radiating dignity and competence. We will, but only, I’ve realised, after we’ve tackled the hellish confusion of this season’s heels.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/sarah-mower/TMG7973710/The-definitive-guide-on-shoes-for-the-new-season.html

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  112. Lanvin to team up with H&M
    Somebody get me a chair, the news that Alber Elbaz has signed on with H&M is too much.

    BY Belinda White | 02 September 2010

    Can this week get any more exciting? We’ve already had the eagerly anticipated online launches of Banana Republic, Gap and Zara (goodbye Oxford Street), but now I’m all atremble at news that the divine Alber Elbaz has signed on for a collaboration with high street giants H&M.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/belinda-white/TMG7977308/Lanvin-to-team-up-with-HandM.html

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  113. 8 Key Pieces You’ll Love All Season
    JULY 27, 2010
    Leather Jacket
    It’s time to pull a Nicole Richie and fly the bomber into new territory: cocktail hour. Paired with a satin dress and heels, and accented with dark tights and mixed metals, it’s the perfect hard-soft combo.

    http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20409213_20405144_20815910,00.html

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  114. Look We’re Loving: Minimal
    Each one of these pieces is sleek, effortless, and totally not boring.

    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/09/fall-trends-minimalism#slide=1

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  115. Big for Fall: Paperbag Booties
    The cinched tops of these slim ankle boots create subtle ruffles that look so feminine next to layers of cold-weather clothes.
    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/09/wk_shopping_paperbag_booties#slide=1

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  116. fashion on the street…

    Real Girls With Amazing Style!
    Lightweight slouchy trousers, cat’s-eye sunglasses, oversize sun hats, and more—what incredibly fashionable types are wearing right now.
    http://www.luckymag.com/style/streetstyle/2010/03/spring_streetstyle#slide=1

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  117. Take a vow!
    By Aamna Haider Isani
    Sunday, 19 Sep, 2010

    The biggest market for fashion in Pakistan isn’t the show. It’s the shaadi.
    With Pakistan’s fashion-conscious middle class being a slim minority, the practical window to high-end fashion — for most women — is still wedding-wear. They can tally off designers for dholkis, mehndis, the wedding/baraat day, valima, trousseau, etc, even if they still go to tailors for everyday clothing. Weddings are what uphold the sartorial snob value here even though critics resist accepting bridal clothing as fashion.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/culture/17-take-a-vow-ek-01

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  118. The new fashion forward
    In the 21st century, asks Sarah Mower, why are designers waiting six months to sell their collections?
    BY SARAH MOWER | 22 SEPTEMBER 2010

    It seems such a long time ago that the autumn/winter collections were shown that it’s almost a shock to look back at the photographs now. Since then, we’ve had pre-spring collections, couture shows and an outbreak of summer street fashion never predicted on any catwalk – and the spring shows themselves are almost over.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/sarah-mower/TMG8010671/The-new-fashion-forward.html

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  119. The Closet Thinker: the big knit
    Justine Picardie gets herself in knots over big knits.
    BY Justine Picardie | 01 October 2010

    One of the enduring mysteries of high fashion is why, when its leaders spend so much time exhorting their followers to be slim, should it suddenly proclaim the virtues of big knits? Big, in fashion phraseology, is shorthand for fat; although confusingly, the industry notion of extreme fleshiness is a size 12. Hence the ‘outsize’ models that have made an appearance in recent designer campaigns are in fact smaller than the average British woman.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/justine-picardie/TMG8023104/The-Closet-Thinker-the-big-knit.html

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  120. 13 of Our Favorite Looks from the Fourth Season of Gossip Girl
    Costume designer Eric Daman has created the most enviable wardrobe for a TV series since Patricia Field outfitted Carrie and the gang.

    http://www.luckymag.com/celebs/style/2010/09/gossip_girl_style#slide=1

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  121. Fall trend we love: ’50s-inspired
    Ladylike elegance mixed with just the right amount of sweet detail—we especially like the versatility of these pieces.

    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/09/fall_trends_50s#slide=1

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  122. THIS WEEK WE’RE LOVING: TWEED BLAZERS
    Done in both slimmer versions and modern plaids, these jackets—with their part-equestrian, part mens-wear appeal—feel timelessly chic and perfect for fall.

    http://www.luckymag.com/magazine/2010/11/tweed_blazers#slide=1

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  123. The Closet Thinker: caped crusaders
    Justine Picardie on capes – the armless option for this season

    BY Justine Picardie | 07 October 2010

    You can never quite tell which fashions will make it from the fantasy of the catwalk and on to the street – the illogic of the process might be a healthy reminder that consumers are immune to a style-industry conspiracy, or possibly constitutes evidence to the contrary. Why, for example, did British shoppers take to wet-look leggings with such enthusiasm? Heaven only knows, but the latest forecast on the sartorial barometer is for an outbreak of capes.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/justine-picardie/TMG8037036/The-Closet-Thinker-caped-crusaders.html

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  124. 16 Fantastically Bright Coats for Fall
    Whether you like sleek tailoring or flirty ruffles, each one of these styles makes any look instantly cooler.
    http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/2010/10/weekend_shopping_colorful_jackets

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  125. Fall’s Top Mini Moments
    Here are the trendlets that instantly caught our eye on the runways—and will absolutely be making their way into our wardrobes.

    http://www.luckymag.com/style/2010/09/fall-microtrends#slide=1

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  126. Looking snug, feeling smug

    We make endless demands of the coat – so how can we find one that satisfies them all? Sarah Mower chooses the ultimate winter warmer.

    BY Sarah Mower | 20 October 2010

    Before making any pronouncements this week on how to buy a coat, I thought I’d better do the legwork. There’s too often a gap between what fashion editors know in their heads to be trendy, and what is really available and worth buying. But would we follow our own advice? That’s another matter altogether…

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/sarah-mower/TMG8073881/Looking-snug-feeling-smug.html

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  127. Fashion trend: Pleated skirts
    19 October 2010

    From mini, to knee-length, ladylike to leather – the humble pleated skirt has had a style revival this season.

    Compiled by Alicia Waite

    Versus by Christopher Kane

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/galleries/TMG8071339/Fashion-trend-Pleated-skirts.html

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  128. The day I donned a wimple

    The new puritanism is in fashion. Hannah Betts joins the non-fun by slipping on a wimple.

    BY Hannah Betts | 20 October 2010

    I am not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to outré, male-alienating clothing of the sort celebrated on the fashion website manrepeller.com. I boast several knuckleduster rings, six capes and a Chanel ruff that only works on men susceptible to a bit of Elizabethan camp. However, the most perturbing item I have yet to sport is the coveted Yves Saint Laurent wimple (£785), an accessory that would appear to alienate man, woman and child – if the schoolboys lobbing chips at me during my 48 hours in the get-up were any thing to go by.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG8074150/The-day-I-donned-a-wimple.html

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  129. Fall’s Top Mini Moments
    Here are the trendlets that instantly caught our eye on the runways—and will absolutely be making their way into our wardrobes.

    http://www.luckymag.com/style/2010/09/fall-microtrends

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  130. Fashion trend: midi skirts
    27 October 2010

    When it comes to hemlines, below the knee is the place to be this season. If you want to be on-trend, get yourself a midi skirt.

    Compiled by Belinda White

    Utilitarian pencil skirts at Dries Van Noten

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/galleries/TMG8088199/Fashion-trend-midi-skirts.html

    The midi skirt is back, but are you a Betty or a Joan?
    From sexy pencils to full-on Fifties, the midi skirt is huge this season. Celia Walden explores the options.
    BY Celia Walden | 27 October 2010

    There seems to be a tacit agreement in the fashion world that a few key items women crave will never be made. They’ll design cloven hoof-shaped heels but that plain suede pump remains elusive; they’ll make backless, frontless, topless, sheer dresses, but not the well-cut staple with sleeves that every working woman yearns for. They’ll ricochet between floor-sweeping maxis in a recession and impossible-to-wear minis in boom time, but neglect to revisit the calf-length skirts and dresses so many of us scour vintage shops for – until now, that is. In one small triumph for womankind and a giant leap by the fashion world, the “midi” – described as this season’s “new womanly” look – is back.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG8089101/The-midi-skirt-is-back-but-are-you-a-Betty-or-a-Joan.html

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  131. Kate Moss’s new Topshop collection

    Kate Moss to make a personal appearance at Topshop flagship store in London to launch new autumn/winter collection.

    BY Hilary Alexander | 27 October 2010

    Kate Moss will make a personal appearance at the Topshop Oxford Circus flagship store next Monday evening (November 1st) to launch her new 1970’s Bohemian autumn 2010 collection.

    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/hilary-alexander/TMG8089873/Kate-Mosss-new-Topshop-collection.html

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    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/galleries/TMG8089872/In-pictures-Kate-Moss-for-Topshop-AW10.html

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  132. UK leading flag maker, buy flags, flag maker…

    Winter Ready-to-Wear Fashions in stores | TKFR.com…

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