For the father, baby daddy or friend in your circle that has helped bring another life into this world, treat him to something truly special this Father's Day. Here are five ideas ranging from High Street to designer that he's sure to love. Click through for a closer look!
"Whilst a difficult decision, it has been necessary in order to stem on-going losses for the business, and to protect the positions of the 135 remaining employees. We plan to provide appropriate assistance to all affected employees, including liaising with Jobcentre plus and helping with claims to the Redundancy Payments Service. All head office and retail operations across the UK and international high street, concession and outlet stores are operating as usual at present."
It's a sad week for British fashion, as 161-year-old heritage brand Aquascutum has gone into administration. The label, known for its classic trench coats dating backing to World War I, sparked rumours of problems when it cancelled its press day. On Tuesday afternoon, joint administrator Geoff Rowley from FRP Advisory LLP confirmed the rumours:
"We are conscious of the value of the Aquascutum brand and its long-standing heritage and because of this are keen to enter in to early discussions with interested parties open to purchasing the business as soon as possible. We will of course be conducting an urgent assessment of all stores and concessions and look to communicate to staff and suppliers at the very earliest opportunity."
The Aquascutum board said in a statement the administration proceedings were the result of the "challenging conditions in the UK". Now 250 UK jobs are at risk across its British stores and UK-based manufacturing sites. It's the next step in a difficult week for owner Harold Tillman, who bought Aquascutum in 2009 from Japanese company Renown. The British Fashion Council Chairman also sold a 90% stake in sister company Jaeger to venture capital firm Better Capital on Monday. At the beginning of the month, The Times reported on rumours Aquascutum was for sale and was creating interest in Asia. What do you think of the news?
Guys can be super hard to shop for, especially when you're not sure of their exact measurements, so I've tried to take the difficult part out of guessing and round up a slew six fashion-forward and great grooming gifts that most dapper dudes will love, Take a peek through my slideshow and let me know which items you like most!
If there was one hairstyle that kept coming up during London Fashion Week, it was the ponytail. However, to much of the artistic credit of the hairstyling teams, the pony was anything but simple and boring. Take a peek at seven very different ponytail hairstyles that range from sleek to messy, and some of which even include paneling. Let me know which you like best by leaving a comment below.
Photos by Jamie Roy, FabSugarUK
After season upon season of skinny trousers dominating the catwalks, it was great to see some new styles break through for Spring '11. This season in London, it was wide leg trousers which were the break through style. They're a great item for the warmer months and can be really flattering (they also suit a range of body shapes). Wide leg trousers featured on the catwalk at Holly Fulton with graphic prints and Jaeger London. Click through to find out more.
The final day of womenswear opened with the Jaeger London show. Everybody seemed a bit exhausted today as they slowly filed in to the BFC catwalk space. The collection, like so many others this week, opened with stark white pieces with asymmetric cut dresses and androgynous blazers. It was inspired by sculptor Rachel Whiteread which explains the architectural tailoring and post modern feel. There was a definite sportswear influence to the collection which came across in parka jackets and paneled knitwear. Practicality was the name of the game for accessories which included cross body bags and chic leather purses on belts. Many of the looks were also teamed with skinny leather belts and finished off with chunky platform heels. Do you like this collection?
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Lara Stone has shot to fashion stardom this year appearing on many catwalks including Miu Miu, Prada and Chanel and countless magazines. Most recently she scored the cover of Vogue UK where she discussed her previous battle with alcohol. Lara is said to be representing a change in mood with models as the focus shifts away from heroin chic. Click through to see Lara's Spring 2010 catwalk appearances and be sure to tell me what you think!
One of my guilty pleasures, Celebrity Big Brother, started on Friday night. They rounded up a whole host of celebrities from both sides of the Atlantic to live in the house for the next three weeks. Check out a full list of housemates here and share your thoughts but for now I want you to think about host Davina McCall. Davina introduced all of the house mates whilst stood outside the house in the cold British weather. She layered up for the occasion ticking many autumn/winter trend boxes. She wore a Jaeger (£1000) fur coat with over the knee boots and wetlook leggings (just visible), but was it a trend overload or a good round up of textures?
As fashion begins to return to the world of elegance and glamour we see the emergence of fringe detailing. This delicate addition to tops, dresses and accessories adds texture and movement. It featured on the catwalk at Chanel and Jaeger but also at Gareth Pugh where (never one to do things by halves) he used actual hair. Fringe detailing is most strongly associated with flapper dresses but can adorn tops and jackets just as effectively.
See below for pieces available now to get this Autumn Winter look.