Author: Ronald Cato

How to style tailored shorts

PAUL SMITH SS15 COLLECTION No longer a beach staple, shorts are now to go-to garment for city slickers looking for a sharp summer alternative to trousers. Utility Float through summer in loose-fitting, light-weight shirts, pyjama-soft shorts and slides. Clockwise from top left: Cotton blend shorts, £455, Paul Smith; Rachel Comey cotton poplin Zanzibar shirt, £235, Matches Fashion; Sporty slide sandals, £18, Marks & Spencer; Loewe east west shopper bag, £990, Selfridges Wedding guest Laser-cutting or embroidery makes for a feminine point of interest on pale outfits, while a fun clutch will have heads turning. Blogger Aimee Song CREDIT: ELIZABETH...

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Mulberry results: return to roots shows green shoots

MULBERRY’S MINI LILY BAG HAS PROVED A HIT CREDIT: MULBERRY What a difference six months makes. For Mulberry, the handbag brand currently saddled with the prefix “troubled”, 2014 will ultimately go down as a year to forget – but there are green shoots. “Jungle” green shoots, to be precise, and a soft cow leather, chain-handle bag that goes by the name of Mini Lily. Mini Lily, £350, is the leading lady in Mulberry’s strategy to claw back customers repelled by their former CEO, Bruno Guillon’s attempt to turn the Somerset-based brand into a “British Hermès”, peddling bags for over...

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J.W. Anderson on the point of fashion

JONATHAN ANDERSON AT KETTLE’S YARD IN CAMBRIDGE The point of fashion? This isn’t discussed nearly as frequently as it should be. It’s not as if those who invest most in fashion don’t have time to ponder, waiting, as they do endlessly for curtain-up at the shows, which are currently proliferating at a rate that ought to mean fashion is the most important concept on our planet. Fashion is important, but why, and how? This was the nux of a conversation that began as Jonathan Anderson tentatively introduced some of the looks in his resort collection last night – and the...

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Victoria Beckham is selling Harper’s designer clothes for charity

VICTORIA AND HARPER BECKHAM CREDIT: REX FEATURES   The genteel London ‘village’ of Primrose Hill is set to witness a stampede next Thursday when designer cast-offs from Harper Beckham’s wardrobe go on sale in the local charity shop. The stylish three-year-old’s mother, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, is donating 25 outfits from the apple of her eye’s wardrobe to not just any old shop, but Mary’s Living & Giving Shop – the fundraising boutique founded by retail guru Mary Portas.   From 10am on Thursday, June 18, members of the public will be able to snap up little Harper’s collection...

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5 Faces to Watch at the Menswear Collections

Sol Goss Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com With countless runways and presentations offering boys a chance to strut their stuff, London Collections Men offers a first peek at the stars of tomorrow. Given that the right appearance in London can lead to success in Milan and Paris, the city’s shows take on special significance for new male models. Get to know five of the rising stars who have been dominating the S/S 2016’s menswear scene. Sol Goss Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com With appearances at Coach, Craig Green, J.W. Anderson, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, and Topman—which he opened—Goss is everywhere this season. Blessed with cheekbones that could cut glass and a generous pout, Goss stands out at every show he walks. Kevin Cahay Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com  Dashing French newcomer Kevin Cahay first arrived on the scene back in Fall, walking Rick Owens’ now-infamous menswear show and pulling off the collection’s fearless full-frontal looks. Spring finds Cahay opening J.W. Anderson’s menswear collection in a significantly less-revealing ensemble.   Bom Lee Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com  Lithe and effortlessly cool, Bom Lee has been a staple throughout the London collections, opening Craig Green’s androgynous show, then going on to do Burberry, Topman, and Casely-Hayford. Lucas Jayden Satherley Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com Gap-toothed and full-lipped, Satherley has an androgynous and sensual look that has resonated with some of fashion’s biggest...

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