British Fashion Council

Post Brexit Doom and The Dumbing Down of LFWM.

January 8, 2017

I didn’t attend LCM this season. Or should I say, I didn’t attend LFWM. And that’s part of the problem right there. Just as designers and brands have begun re-thinking their show strategy and the profusion of collections (which includes two RTW seasons, resort and either couture or bespoke for both mens and womenswear lines) […]

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Pugh’s Drag Red Light Call Girls

September 20, 2015

Well that was a shocka! And no, I’m not referring to the quite quite brilliant, scarily reminiscent of Galliano/Margiela bag-lady meets clown make-up, but to the fact that Pugh, ever known for his doomsday Goth outlook, seemed to rejoice in colour. When I say colour, I mean red. Crimson, bright resplendent red that worked brilliantly […]

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It’s not even #LFW Hump Day and…..

September 19, 2015

It’s only Day 2 of LFW and already we’re getting the lows (as well as the fashion highs) and we’re not even at Hump Day. Which in LFW terms is tomorrow, Sunday. Ironically, the day of great name shows like Saunders, Katrantzou, Margiela and Temperley. But believe me, when the lows come, they come aplenty. So […]

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Cool Britannia – The Gareth Pugh x Sunglass Hut London Fashion Week Tote

September 9, 2015

KatieChutzpah.com has always been your one-stop shop for high-end fashion, beauty, lifestyle and (at times) acerbic commentary, so why-oh-why-oh-why are we writing about a tote bag? As Marks and Spencer would say, this is not just any tote bag. Designed by British designer Gareth Pugh for Sunglass Hut, the current principal sponsor of London Fashion […]

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10th Anniversary Scottish Fashion Awards 2015

September 8, 2015

It seemed that every important Scot in fashion was in attendance. Whether exiled in London (or, in my case, North of the Border), the fash industry Scots gathered in London’s Corinthia Hotel for a swish awards ceremony that celebrated the phenomenal influence of Scots in the British Fashion Industry. Prosecco, whisky and martinis flowed as […]

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Austerity Measures–Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2016

August 5, 2015

Out of all the designers showing at London Collections: Men, Matthew Miller is possibly the most exciting conceptually and politically. The Royal College of Art alumni’s collections often serve as commentary on his and his generation’s resentments with a political system which neither seems to acknowledge or care about the financial, ecological, and legislative legacy […]

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Topman Design’s Hommage to Northern Soul & ‘80s Indie for SS’16

June 24, 2015

Showing that it means big business in menswear, Topman Design traditionally kicks off London Mens Collections just as everyone is easing themselves into the vibe. The vibe of expectation between registering, greeting industry colleagues and discussing what shows you’re doing. It’s well timed in the schedule. You can’t really go wrong with a multi million […]

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LACED UP – BURBERRY PRORSUM MENSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2016

June 22, 2015

Burberry’s catwalk shows are lavish events where mere mortals like us dream of pushing our faces against the glass to peek at the spectacle within. Except, for Burberry Prorsum’s Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection, that spectacle was set outside, soundtracked by an up-and-coming male singer named RHODES, a British musician with cheekbones carved from marble and […]

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Maxmara Resort 2016 – London

May 20, 2015

We know that Pre Collections, Cruise, Resort, Pre-Spring/Fall, call them what you will, are big business for design houses. One – there’s a need for newness by those who can afford to buy, two – they stay on the rails longer and three – they sell more ergo make more money for the designers. We’ve […]

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Travelling Light–COS x Mr Porter ‘The Modern Traveller’

May 8, 2015

There’s no doubt that Natalie Massenet has changed the way we shop for luxury fashion, first for women in 2009 with Net-a-Porter, followed by discount site The Outnet, then Mr Porter in 2011. What set Massenet’s business apart from other luxury ecommerce websites was a focus on service, immaculate packaging, and speedy delivery. Success was […]

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