Joe Bloggs owner and fashion firm East go into administration

Joe Bloggs owner and fashion firm East go into administration

Juice Corporation has made 60 people redundant and its assets are being put up for sale.

Joe Bloggs was known for its baggy denim flares, with some measuring as wide as 25-inches.

Asian-inspired High Street fashion brand East has also gone into administration.

East, whose controlling shareholder is Indian retail group Fabindia, operates 34 stores and 15 concessions in the UK, with a total workforce of 314 people.

The firms’ failures come during a tough period for UK fashion retailers. While new online fast-fashion brands have seen dramatic growth, older brands and High Street retailers have struggled.

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Grammys 2018 Red Carpet Fashion

Grammys 2018 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive for Music’s Biggest Night

The stars are out in New York City.

The 2018 Grammys are about to get underway at Madison Square Garden, music’s biggest night returning to the Big Apple for the first time in 15 years, and it promises to be a party to remember.

Jay-Z leads the field with eight nominations while Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Marsare hot on his heels with seven, and all are in the running along with Lordeand Childish Gambino for Album of the Year. SZA is the leading female artist going in with five nominations, including Best New Artist. Lamar is opening the show with U2 and Dave Chappelle, and performers throughout the night will include Kesha, Pink, Sam Smith, Rihanna and, for the first time together, Miley Cyrus and Elton John.

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The best Scandi street style from Stockholm Fashion Week 2018

The best Scandi street style from Stockholm Fashion Week 2018

This week however, the Scandi style set that descended on Stockholm for its biannual fashion week were rocking a distinctly more maximalist vibe.

Gone were the tonal grey ensembles, the white t-shirts and black polos.

Instead the mood in the Swedish capital was colourful and ebullient

While another influential Swedish blogger, Felicia Akerstrom Maposted an image of herself and her friends attending Stockholm Fashion Week in plenty of coloured faux fur, vinyl and winter whites.

Stockholm Fashion Week tends to be a good indicator of the trends that are set to dominate the runways and the streets in the coming months in New York, London, Paris and Milan.

If this week’s anything to go by, it’s time to invest in white boots, vinyl jackets, plenty of check tailoring and some fluffy outerwear.

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2018 fashion trends: Bigger is better

2018 fashion trends: Bigger is better

The biggest trend of 2018, is just that: big.

“Extreme volume is a huge trend we’ll see throughout 2018,” Shannon Schafer, the senior fashion director at Nordstrom, says. “Oversized statement sleeves, voluminous skirts, and full pants are must-haves this season.”

In addition to the aforementioned items, Schafer says shoppers can also expect to find a number of throwback styles that are inspired by a memorable — sartorially speaking — decade.

“There’s also a fashionable nod to the power dressing of the ’80s taking place through strong-shoulder blazers and match-set suits, which feels especially appropriate,” she says.

A monochromatic pantsuit that plays with volume, such as a tailored top and oversized trousers is a stylish place to start when it comes to spring 2018 trends. Really want to up the style factor? Schafer suggests eschewing the traditional blacks and greys of staple suiting pieces and instead embracing colour.

“Impact brights will energize wardrobes this year,” she says. “We’ll see sun-drenched yellow, vibrant orange and bold blue, to name a few.”

And, while the Pantone Colour of the Year is officially Ultra Violet, style insiders (Schafer included!) are declaring it’s a softer iteration of the colour, lavender, that’s being billed as the new pink.

“Don’t be afraid to wear it head to toe,” she advises of the pastel hue.

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is set to mark the 10th anniversary of her eponymous label with a number of changes, the first being that of the brand’s fashion week location. Moving from New York to London Fashion Week come February, Beckham will show her new autumn/winter collection far closer to home. In addition to this, the designer will now also be showing her line via a series of intimate presentations at Manhattan’s James Burden Mansion, as opposed to the label’s traditional Sunday morning presentation during New York Fashion Week. Furthermore, Beckham is set to launch a series of special pieces, activations and collaborations in the near future, so watch this space. [Vogue UK]

In an effort to demonstrate the brand’s appeal to a multi-generational audience, Stuart Weitzman has tappedGigi Hadid and Kate Moss for its spring 2018 advertising campaign. Photographed by Mario Testino, the campaign also features Australian male model Jordan Barrett alongside the blonde bombshells in a series of images that capture the brand’s aesthetic and the season%8

Paris Jackson Unveils a Sleek New Look at Stella McCartney

Paris Jackson Unveils a Sleek New Look at Stella McCartney

Paris Jackson is known for her boho style, but a different version of the young model emerged last night at Stella McCartney’s presentation in Los Angeles.Jackson turned heads in the front row dressed in the designer’s striped navy sweater worn as a dress and chunky platform boots that highlighted her long legs. The athleisure moment was punctuated with an unorthodox accessory: an oversize orange fanny pack that doubled as a belt.

After months of maxi dresses and psychedelic off-duty gear, Jackson and her stylist Sonia Young appear to be headed in a new direction. Finishing things off with a few details informed by the retro looks she loves, Jackson added a delicate necklace and plenty of black eyeliner for a outfit that felt fresh. She ender her night in true music lover form, taking a selfie from “Stellachella” with Sir Paul McCartney.

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Join move to minimalism and get fashion foundations right

Join move to minimalism and get fashion foundations right

DON’T be afraid to be basic, darling – it could just be the key to effortless style.

Streamlining your wardrobe by starting with top-quality basics will make getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier.

Nobody preaches the minimalist mantra more than Michael Lim, founder and designer at Her Line, a women’s swim and fashion line he says focuses on gorgeous practicality.

“Her Line was created for the modern woman,” he says.

“Through carefully considered fabrics and design, both swim and clothing collections exude a sense of timelessness and tactility.

“Every piece is designed to be effortless and easy to wear.

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John Lewis own-brand drives Christmas fashion sales

John Lewis own-brand drives Christmas fashion sales

Cashmere was highlighted as a top-performing product during the six weeks to 30 December, in which gross sales at the department store grew by 3.6% to £1.034bn.

Fashion was also noted as a key category during the period, and sales were up 4.9%.

Nickolds said: “Undoubtedly own-brand played a part in our fashion sales performance, [as well as] the investment we made in our own-brand development team over the past few years. Cashmere had a phenomenal year.

“We’ve invested very heavily in both how we represent our own-brand ranges and in developing them, and this will continue.”

Although John Lewis enjoyed sales growth during the six-week timeframe, it predicted that full-year margins will be affected by its price-matching strategy.

Nickolds revealed that the department store “had no option” but to participate in Black Friday on the back of its ongoing “never knowingly undersold” price matching strategy.

She said: “If [Black Friday] didn’t exist, I wouldn’t invent it, but it’s here to stay […] and while I don’t see any signs of that changing in the medium term, we are committed to providing our customers with the best value.”

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With the release of PHANTOM THREAD

With the release of PHANTOM THREAD, let’s take a look back at the cinematic era that inspired the film.

During the 1950s and ’60s, the colorful world of fashion took over the screen. More than just an obsession with beautiful red-lipped women in avant-garde clothes, movies from Hollywood and Britain glamorized the inner lives and tabloid dramas of their fictionalized fashion worlds. With the release of P.T. Anderson’s newest film, Phantom Thread, about the troubled romance between a dressmaker and his young muse and lover in 1950s London, let’s take a look back at the era’s fondness for fashion and desire.

Julie Christie stars as Diana, a model at the height of Britain’s fashion revolution in the 1960s. When she is twenty, journalist Robert Gold (Dirk Bogarde), interviews her on the street about the new counter-culture. Watching the final edit in studio, Robert runs his fingers over his lips. He wants to possess Diana for her beauty and she wants to use him to be a part of the right crowd: they fall into lust. After they’ve moved into together they throw an overwhelming party in their small apartment and in the blink of a jump cut, they lie in bed exhausted. “Your friends are so pretty,” he tells her. “Your friends are so intelligent,” she responds. Bodies splayed on the made bed, they are pushed to the physical limits of their codependency as her career takes off. As the world opens up to Diana beyond what Robert can offer, he asks her to marry him. Grabbing her neck, perhaps holding onto the last vestige of power he has, she still refuses.

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Ten trends that will shape the fashion industry in 2018

Ten trends that will shape the fashion industry in 2018

And there is still plenty of light at the end of the tunnel.

According to the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, global fashion industry sales are projected to almost triple this coming year.

In partnership with Business Fashion, the consulting firm released their in-depth report, The State of Fashion 2018, outlining the trends that will shape the fashion world in 2018.

These trends are divided into three major groups: the global economy, consumer shifts, and the fashion system.

In a time of political and economic turmoil, unpredictability has become the only predictability.

Major world events seem to be consistently on the rise, from terrorist attacks to geopolitical unrest, such as the ongoing tensions between Qatar and the rest of the GCC, the refugee crisis and the renewed nuclear threat menacing the world.

Add to that the increasing number of natural disasters all over the world, fashion businesses need to remain vigilant and quick in order to adapt and adjust in a world where uncertainty is the new normal.

Fashion executives will need to direct their focus on what they can control and to put in place flexible supply chains and delivery models that can adapt quickly whenever a trouble strikes.

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