Topshop x The Business Of Fashion: Inside The Industry

Dreaming of a career in fashion? On September 27th, we hosted a panel in partnership with The Business of FashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. to get some expert insight on what can be a notoriously difficult industry to crack. Held at the Barbican in London, BoF’s Chief Commercial Officer Nick Blunden interviewed the panel including Browns’ Chief Executive Officer Holli Rogers, Platform13 founder Leila Fataar and i-D’s Managing Director Katie White. Watch the full talk below to hear about their personal success stories, the changing world of influencer marketing and drop culture…

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http://www.topshop.com/blog/2017/10/topshop-x-the-business-of-fashion-inside-the-industry-2

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MARIE JEDIG IS OUR SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER CRUSH – H&M

Danish blogger Marie Jedig’s style is an enviable mix of designer vintage, on-trend high street finds and seasonal catwalk hits. It is all about contrasts, she says, pairing feminine silhouettes with cool accessories or worn-out denimDenim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas)..

We invited Marie to go wild in our Copenhagen showroom. The result: a summery take on the new Scandi style – personal, playful and effortless.

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
“I like to play with contrasts and combine new items with vintage luxury pieces. In the fast fashion industry where trends go in and out on an everyday basis, I think that it’s important to build a wardrobe that allows you to personalize trends and make them your own.”

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
“[Céline’s] Phoebe Philo for creating minimalist yet noticeable designs, always with an artistic edge, and Nicolas Ghesquière [at Louis Vuitton] for his ability to revolutionize trends with a great portion of coolness included.”

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
“I do not have a specific style icon, but a lot of Danish girls are doing a great job with their personal style without overdoing trends nor giving up comfort over fashion.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH?
“My apartment in Copenhagen. ‘There’s no place like home’ is such a cliché, but my home is where I relax – either by having a cup of coffee on my French balcony, or drinking wine with my friends, dancing to 90s tunes in my kitchen.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
“I’m a complete sucker for all kinds of pasta and I absolutely LOVE Italian food. My friends and I went to Milan a while ago and we joked about just going there for the food. The funny thing was that it was no joke at all. We ate at this restaurant specializing in truffles on our last day and I felt like I had died and gone to pasta heaven.”

IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
“Probably my Mulberry Bayswater bag. It was a gift from my parents after my sister suffered from a long period of illness. My parents gave it to me as a symbol for me taking care of her throughout the progress. It means a lot to me.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
“Jeans, sneakers and a knit or a top, depending on the season. Copenhagen is definitely the place to wear sneakers, since we bike around town most of the time. I’m a fan too. Jeans are my all-time go-to item because they’re so easy to wear and to style.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
“Fashion is a way of communicating and showing aesthetic standards. Like art, theater, music and movies, fashion and style reflects the society and culture, and affects all people in some way, also when not intended.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
“The 60s and 70s were great because there was a real fashion revolution in that short period of time. The uptight ‘uniform’ and standard ideas of clothing developed into style and people suddenly began using fashion as a political statement.”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
“My flared, floral printed denim jeans from Chanel. I saw them in a magazine a few years ago and fell completely in love with them. When I was in Paris last year with my best friend, I found them in a Chanel flagship store and I just had to buy them, although they were sliiiiightly over budget. Because I’m a tiny 5 foot 4 girl, they had to fit them to my size overnight so that I could bring them home with me. They’re really something special and the fit is amazing.”

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
“Something new every day – which is kind of what actually happened. I’ve been encouraged by my family to follow my dreams and I’ve always been told that I could become anything I wanted. As a child, I had great interest in theater, and I’ve been doing music ever since I was nine years old. I’ve always known that I wanted to do something creative and that I wanted to find some kind of platform to express myself, but I never thought that I would end up in the fashion industry.”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
“Looking at vintage websites every night before going to sleep. It’s suuuch a bad habit because there are so many temptations there!”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
“I really never get starstruck, but if I bumped into George Clooney on the street I would probably die.”

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
“All this talk of truffle pasta makes me need exactly that right now, haha. Wardrobe-wise, I always feel like I need a new pair of shoes.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
“Hexomedine, a product I buy in French pharmacies whenever I’m in Paris! It’s a miracle cure for upcoming pimples.”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/everyday-icon/2017/07/marie-jedig-is-our-scandinavian-summer-crush

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9 OSCAR RED-CARPET-INSPIRED DRESSES TO SHOP ON ASOS

ICYMI, the 2017 Oscars went down last night and some of our fave ladies (incl. Best Actress winner Emma Stone) hit the red carpet in seriously mega outfits, delivering fancy outfit-inspo for days. If your seat next to Ryan Gosling got lost in the post but, you know, you’ll settle for that spring wedding you’ve RSVPed to, here are 9 Oscar-approved outfits that’ll nail you best-dressed status at all your big-deal events this year.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima brought the heat at Elton John’s viewing party in a slammin’ white Elisabetta Franchi gown. Plunge neckline + cut-out waist + scarlet lippie = winning party look.

Go 100% angel vibes in this structured split column dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). with subtle side cut-outs. Add some bold mules and look-at-me ear bling for winning style.

All hail lady in red Alessandra Ambrosio who stole all the stares at the Vanity Fair after party in an asymmetric corset dress. Bonus points go to the matching heels and uber-glam megawatt bling.

Yep, your BNO just went next level with this super-glam off-shoulder dress with strap detailing. Take notes from AA and match with a scooped-back pony and some XXL earrings.

Alicia Vikander brought major flamenco vibes to the red carpet in a black lace Louis Vuitton dress, all gorge tiered skirting and ruffles galore. Crushing hard on those dainty half-sleeves <3.

That red dancing emoji? Yep, basically you, but chicer in this black ruffle maxi skirt. To keep the vibe fancy, keep it all-black everything with a strappy cami, simple choker and strappy heels.

Drum roll please… and the award for the most goals getup ever? Obvs, Best Actress winner for La La Land, Emma Stone, in this golden-girl gown from Givenchy Haute Couture. The sparkly bodice and mega tiers of fringing seal the deal.

For the fanciest of all occasions, it’s all about this A Star Is Born maxi dress with beauts beading and floor-swishing fringing. Keep all eyes on the gown by pairing with a messy updo and barely there heels.

Felicity Jones brought the pretty in the dreamiest, frothiest Dior gown. The wrap front, teensy straps and tulle skirting were the style slam-dunk.

For a fresh BNO alternative to FJ’s dress, this River Island midi scores all the gorge points. Wear the sheer pleated skirtA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits. with a lace corset body – it’s love.

And the glammest in all the land? Hailee Steinfeld in a sheer, halterneck Ralph & Russo gown with lush all-over embellishment. Bonus points go to the floor-dusting neck-tie train.

If you’re all about the glam vibes, but not about the
£££, this ASOS embellished midi dress is the perf alternative. Add some black mules and a box clutch for a winner.

Joan Smalls amped up the sassy at the Vanity Fair viewing party with this electric blue number with off-shoulder, plus cut-out detailing. The pièce de résistance? The chunky baller choker with all the sparkles.

And for the perf party alternative to Joan Smalls’ red-carpet number? This indigo mini dress with cutesy cold-shoulder detailing. Finish with patent ankle boots and a puffer for those cool-girl vibes.

The crown for red-carpet stare-stealer goes to actress Ruth Negga for this coral, custom-made Valentino beauty, all lace-panelling and stunning high-neck. She finished the look with a plum lip and drop earrings.

Undisputed cool-girl Zo? Kravitz made a case for showing skin at the Vanity Fair party in a plunge-back, floor-length slip dress (with super-dreamy embroidery detail). ZK finished the look with old-school Hollywood beauty: think side-swept locks and a classic red lip.

t’s all heart-eyes for this ASOS high-neck dress in a more versatile midi length. Wear with chunky platform boots for the ultimate drinks-with-girls getup.

Copy Zo? and go for the lingerie-as-outerwear vibe for your next big-deal occasion. And trust, this strappy ASOS lace maxi dress brings all the sass.

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_27-mon/what-is-trending-oscars-academy-awards-emma-stone-asos-dresses/

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7 of the Best Instagrams This Week – Topshop

The biggest Instagram moment this week? Kendall Jenner has deleted her account. We couldn’t believe it either. When it comes to the rest of the week, in brief: Millie Bobby-Brown has been nominated for a People’s Choice award, Vogue released their December cover starting Michelle Obama and Lena Dunham announced the release date of the sixth and final season of Girls – February 12th – on her page….

1.Say hello to Topshop Berlin
This week we’ve been celebrating our first German storeA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept.. Located at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, the three-floor store features everything you could ask for. Rising actress Julia Malik was in attendance wearing our lilac velvet Topshop Boutique dress.

2.Michelle Obama is Vogue’s December cover star
In the words of Vogue, “On the eve of her departure from the @WhiteHouse, First Lady @MichelleObama, our December cover star, has never been a more inspiring figure.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

3.Lena Dunham confirmed the date for Girls, Season 6
If, like us, you’ve been eagerly awaiting news of Girls’ sixth and final season, we have the date for your diary. According to Lena’s Instagram it’s February 12th. Stock up on popcorn and invite all of your best girls over for the night.

4.We love Karlie Kloss’ statement sleeves
Fluted, ruffled, extra long or frayed at the edges – this season it’s all about the statement sleeve. Photographed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Karlie is giving us serious sleeve envy with hers, seen here flared and layered from the elbow down.

5.Milly Bobby Brown has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award
It just goes to show that Millie Bobby Brown is actually everyone’s favourite young actress right now. You can vote for Millie here.

6.Cara and Adwoa are doing it for the gurls
Whilst we are unsure the exact context of this video, according to Adwoa Aboah, her and Cara are “shattering the glass ceiling for all our GURLS”. Teaming up in aid of Adwoa’s Gurls Talk initiative, the video sees the duo shatter a glass screen by way of a pair of stiletto heels.

7.Kendall Jenner has deleted her Instagram account!
We’re upset too. When speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kendall explained that her reason for leaving the social media platform was because she wanted a “detox”. How do we keep up with Kendall now?

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http://www.topshop.com/blog/2016/11/7-best-instagrams-week-3

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Halloween Horoscopes by a New York Astrologer – Topshop

This year we’ve teamed up with spiritual platform She’s Lost Control for a series of in-storeA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. Halloween happenings from aura photography, to mindful doodling and crystal healing workshops. She’s Lost Control have also joined forces with Ruby Warrington – founder of New York-based mystic platform The Numinous – and her resident astrologer Sandra Sitron, to chart your new moon horoscopes. “The new moon is the perfect opportunity to set new intentions and to manifest your hopes and dreams,” says Jill from She’s Lost Control. “The new moon is a time of darkness, not emotional darkness, but literal darkness, without the presence of the moon’s illuminating rays. In turn, this gives us an opportunity to look within and reflect.”

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http://insideout.topshop.com/2016/10/halloween-horoscopes-by-new-york-astrologer-sandra-sitron

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AW16 BOOTS TO BAG EARLY – asos

If there’s one thing we learned from New York Fashion Week last week, it was that the time is nigh to get booted for AW16. From Alexa Chung’s Gucci gown and boots combo to that red Vetements trackie with stompy platform boots, the FROWers got us well and truly lusting. Here’s the 10 best to hit up New In this week.

1. Grunge girl
Bows and floral mash-ups aren’t every woman’s thang, and since 90s grunge is totally back, boot shoppingShopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one. this season will be easy.

ASOS Rator Chunky Lace Up Boots, £35

2. All the opulance
The vintage-vibes of the Granny’s Attic trend in boot-form, right here. Wear with a pleated midi for max impact.

ASOS Jacquard Ankle Boots, £42

3. OTK not OTT
The AW16 update for over-the-knee boots are sleek, subtle (pipe down, Pretty Woman) and in the colour of the season, rusty brown.

ASOS Kade Over The Knee BootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece., £48

4. For stargazers
You’re an 80s girl through and through and, quite frankly, if your boots can be silver and pointy, then, of course, you’re in. Easy.

ASOS Retstella Leather Ankle Boots, £60

5. A little crush
Velvet is big chat for new season, especially with a so-ladylike bow and in fine wine hue. Just the thing to fancy-up your skinnies.

ASOS Rayal Bow Ankle Boots, £42

6. Pink power
Perspex heels used to be a touch dominatrix, but thanks to the soft suede and pretty blush colour, these ones are totally PG13, and sweet-as to boot.

Public Desire Cate Boots, £39.99

7. Sock it to them
Sock pumps were the workwear shoes of dreams last summer, and now meet their all singing, all dancing boot version. Dancefloor approved.

Steve Madden Gold Sock Boots, £90

8. Upgrade the fave
Black ankle boots go with everything, fact. This season get into the Twisted Beauty trend and try out a gorgeous embellished gothic-ish pair.

ASOS Endoria Embellished Boots, £50

9. Gigi for me
Glossy, smart, girlie and sassy af all at once. The TOMMYxGIGI collection has produced the boot version of the supermodel herself – and it is perfect.

Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYxGIGI Boots, £165

10. Platform (AW)16
A little bit out there, sure, but if the AW16 runway shows were anything to go by, chunky platform boots are your luxe trackies new plus-one. Trust.

Public Desire Jessa Platform Ankle Boots, £39.99

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2016_09_19-mon/hot-10-winter-boots/

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SS16’S MINISKIRT GAME THOUGH – asos

The warm-weather wait might be causing major love-hate vibes in your summer wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention[citation needed]. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly., but these miniskirts will have you feeling the (leggy) love. From classic denim to flirty and flared, check out how these #AsSeenOnMe hotties (who shared their looks on Instagram using the hashtag) styled theirs…

Denim dreams
If classic’s your deal, there’s no going wrong with a wear-with-everything denim mini (tip: a 00s-style frayed hem seriously ups the cute factor). Pair with a navy roll-sleeve tee, sliders and a Gucci logo belt (if you’re feeling flush).

Lace race
With a high-waist fit and lace overlay, it doesn’t get any prettier than this ultra-feminine mini. Contrast the girlie with a plain grey tee and boxfresh white sneaks – basically, the casj-cool crown is yours.

Flare flirt
Go preppy with this sweet-as black mini with peplum-pleated hem (major SS16 boxes ticked). Perf for work vibes – just add a blue button-up shirt and two-tone heeled pumps. Blair Waldorf ain’t got nothing on you.

Wrap deal
Girlie vibes with a retro twist. You can totally posh up or casj down this pink denim wrap skirtA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.. To make it mod, team with a mustard, knitted top, then seal the 60s deal with a bright white cross-body bag and chunky platform heels. Fab.

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THE HOT WEATHER ALL-IN-ONE – asos

Every savvy packer knows an item that can be worn only once is not worthy of your suitcase space. Enter this frill-detail playsuit – all the romance of a dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). with the versatility of a pair of cut-offs (with way more fashion punch!) Here’s three dreamy ways to style yours…

Styling by Rebecca Goldsworthy

Beach please
Thrown over your fave bikini, with sand-friendly espadrilles and a cute-as backpack (for all your swim essentials), you have yourself a winner. Sunnies at the ready…

For the Dora in you
Layered with SS16’s mega tie-dye string top and teamed with Converse high-tops, your new fave playsuit is perfect for exploring the local sights.

Sundown time
With a sassy, black lace bralet and printed platform sandalsSandals are an open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by straps passing over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle., this little number is bar-ready – and so are you. Just add statement earrings and an embellished bag-on-chain.

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Givenchy —-> Gold Coast

Givenchy is among the next wave of retailers due to open their doors at Queensland’s Pacific Fair in the next fortnight.

Aje, Gorman, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Mecca Cosmetica, Scanlan & Theodore and Zimmermann will also join the European fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. house.

The openings are part of the centre’s $670 million redevelopment.

The first wave of retailers, which opened their doors on May 5, included the likes of Dion Lee, H&M, David Jones, Kate Spade and Christian Louboutin.

Many of these retailers opened their first storesA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. on the Gold Coast.

On track to be completed in mid-2016, Pacific Fair is set to offer visitors premium tourism services, personalised experiences and fine dining options.

The Gold Coast attracts more than 12 million visitors per year, with the centre pitched as a platform to attract shoppers from all over the world.

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THESE LACE-UP SANDALS WILL GIVE YOU LIFE – ASOS

Why is it that all the best sandals sell out in your size before the sun even shows its face? Well that’s not happening to you this season because you’re getting ahead of the game with SS16’s incredibly cool lace-up sandals. Wear them to work, take them to brunch or party all night in these wear-everywhere smash hits. Plus, there’s a pair perfect for whatever your shoe budget is saying…

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These elegant lace-up sandals, complete with mini block heel in gold (gorgeous!), are perfect for finishing off all your spring looks from prairie dresses to flippy skirtsA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.. The maddest thing? They cost basically the same as a round at your local. IN.

New Look Strappy Tie Up Sandals, £24.99

Spend
Take things up a notch with these sassy platform heels, made to bring the party to your favourite denimDenim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).. Show off the ankle ties with cropped jeans now and swap out for cut-offs when summer arrives. Sack off that coffee and croissant for a week and they’re yours!

ASOS Toya Lace Up Sandals, £38

Splurge
It’s hard to think of anything more uplifting than strolling around on a gold platform all season long! These slingback hotties from Kat Maconie’s mega SS16 collection will do big things to your trouser draw – think everything from cigarette pants to 70s wide legs and watch the cost-per-wear plummet.

Kat Maconie Eva Lace Up Sandals, £145

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