Fashion & luxury

Branding, retail design, and innovation in fashion & luxury

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How northern style has influenced the world

The north of England has established an identity and an array of visual imagery that resonates not only through the UK, but across the world. A new show at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool examines its influence.

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Bowie by Duffy at Proud Chelsea

From Aladdin Sane to Scary Monsters, photographer Brian Duffy helped David Bowie create some his most memorable personas. Original artwork born out of their creative collaboration is now on show at Proud Chelsea

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Kenzo Perfume wins Grand Prix at Epica Awards

Spike Jonze’s witty and bizarre film for Kenzo Perfume has won the Film Grand Prix at the 2016 Epica Awards, the only ad awards scheme to be judged by journalists. Other big winners include Tourism Ireland, ING, Norwegian airlines, and the Belgian Alzheimer’s society, Alzheimerliga.

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Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves

Edith Head’s copy of Givenchy’s rejected black dress for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). According to Laverty, the top half of the dress is almost identical to Givenchy’s original (which featured on the poster art for the film), but accessorised with Tiffany diamonds and pearl necklace (Paramount/The Kobal Collection)

Fashion in Film: how clothes drive character

As editor of the website Clothes on Film, Christopher Laverty brings a sharp eye to the history of costume design in cinema and television. In his new book for publishers Laurence King, Laverty examines the work that fashion designers have created for film since the 1930s up to the present day. We spoke to him about this fascinating area of film production, which is vital to both narrative and character development alike

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Stars line up for new Burberry ad

Sienna Miller, Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic West and Lily James all appear in the new ad, which tells the story of the brand’s founder, Thomas Burberry.

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Slow fashion: Finery London’s alternative approach

Finery London offers an affordable alternative to fast fashion with pieces that are ‘designed to be treasured’. Co-Founders Caren Downie and Emma Farrow talk us through launching the brand, building a strong identity and making clothes for women of all ages

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CR November: The Fashion Issue

Our November 2016 issue features Community Clothing founder Patrick Grant and a look inside the Design Library pattern archive, while we also talk to Uniqlo’s John C Jay and meet the co-founders of Finery London. Plus fashion on film and type