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Gucci leads nominations for Fashion Awards

Models on the catwalk during the Burberry London Fashion Week SS19 show held at The South London Mail Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 17, 2018. See PA story SHOWBIZ Burberry. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

The British Fashion Council has unveiled the nominees for this year’s Fashion Awards, and the popularity of Gucci shows no signs of slowing down.

The awards, which will take place on 10 December at the Royal Albert Hall, will celebrate the best of British and global fashion talent.

A voting body of 2,000 key members of the fashion industry, from 32 countries, have decided the nominations for the ten categories.

Adwoa Aboah is up for Model of the Year (Picture: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

At the top of the pile alongside Gucci is Burberry, with three nominations under the new creative direction of Riccardo Tisci. Jonathan Anderson who heads up Loewe also features in three categories.

British Designer of the Year for Womenswear will be hotly contested. Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, famed for designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, will be up against Victoria Beckham and Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA.

The Urban Luxe category sees cult brand Supreme take on Palace and Off-White. Londoner Adwoa Aboah will face Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow in the Model of the Year category.

The star-studded ceremony at the end of the year will boast 4,000 guests, and is sure to look incredible as Swarovski is the principal partner of the event.

Models on the catwalk during the Burberry London Fashion Week SS19 show held at The South London Mail Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 17, 2018. See PA story SHOWBIZ Burberry. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

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The Fashion Awards 2018 Nominees are:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Jonathan Anderson for LOEWE

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year

Balenciaga

Burberry

Gucci

Off-White

Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Victoria Beckham for VICTORIA BECKHAM

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for COTTWEILER

Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for ART SCHOOL

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for PHOEBE ENGLISH

Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.

Rejina Pyo for REJINA PYO

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Sofia Prantera for ARIES

Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for VERSACE

José Neves for FARFETCH

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Alyx

Marine Serre

Off-White

Palace

Supreme

 

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3-in-1 puffa jacket is designed to grow with your baby bump

Mums-to-be will love this clever ??65 pregnancy parka that GROWS with your bump Provider: Zip US In

The weather is already getting colder, which means now’s the time to start spending money on new snuggly coats.

If you’re pregnant, there’s one coat in particular that’s perfect for you.

Zip Us In’s 3 in 1 black longline padded puffa jacket has been designed so that it is super comfortable for pregnant women – and actually grows with the bump.

The jacket can be used during pregnancy, when babywearing and also after, as it has a removable panel which can be adjusted for fit around your growing belly during pregnancy.

Mums-to-be will love this clever ??65 pregnancy parka that GROWS with your bump Provider: Instagram/zipusin

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It also has an opening at the top of the coat for new mums, which enables you to fasten the jacket around your baby in a carrier, wrap or sling.

And when you’re no longer requiring a babywearing coat, all you have to do is remove the panel for continued wear.

It’s a great idea, isn’t it?

Mums-to-be will love this clever ??65 pregnancy parka that GROWS with your bump Provider: Zip US In

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Considering how many transformations the coat has, it’s really not all that expensive, at £85.

The coat is fully lined and features lower zip pockets, a faux fur trimmed hood and three toggles, and it’s available in black.

It comes in a shorter style too, which is cheaper, costing £65.

Sure, pregnancy coats aren’t new – there’s heaps of items that fall under maternitywear.

But, not all coats are created for every stage of pregnancy and becoming a new mother – and for the price, we think it’s a pretty cool creation.

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Boohoo is selling ‘reverse jeans’ and people are not fans

- Picture of the reverse jeans onsite at boohoo.com TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5587 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk By Niamh Cavanagh The online retailer Boohoo has left fashion fans seriously unimpressed after releasing their latest jean design - a pair turned inside out. Shoppers have slated the mid-rise reverse jeans - on sale for ?16.72 - saying they make people look like they got dressed in the dark. They are designed to look inside-out with visible stitching and lining along with two pale pouches where the pockets usually are. *Full copy filed via the Wires/Triangle News* *TRIANGLE NEWS DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY TRIANGLE NEWS ARE FOR TRIANGLE NEWS SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD TRIANGLE NEWS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH USER

Sometimes, the fashion industry leaves us feeling perplexed.

In fact, quite often – like last week, when Ksenia Schnaider showcased asymmetrical jeans with one straight cut leg and one wide leg.

Boohoo’s latest denim creation has left fans of the brand wondering if perhaps designers are running out of ideas.

Please welcome the utterly confusing ‘reverse jeans’.

Here’s how we imagine the idea was presented at Boohoo – someone from the company woke up early one morning, got dressed in the dark and put their jeans on inside-out.

In a rush, this fashionista popped her coat on before looking in the mirror, and didn’t notice her mistake. An hour later, she’s in a company meeting and to avoid embarrassment, decides to not only own the look, but also pitch it as the latest trend that customers will love.

- Picture of the reverse jeans onsite at boohoo.com TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5587 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk By Niamh Cavanagh The online retailer Boohoo has left fashion fans seriously unimpressed after releasing their latest jean design - a pair turned inside out. Shoppers have slated the mid-rise reverse jeans - on sale for ?16.72 - saying they make people look like they got dressed in the dark. They are designed to look inside-out with visible stitching and lining along with two pale pouches where the pockets usually are. *Full copy filed via the Wires/Triangle News* *TRIANGLE NEWS DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY TRIANGLE NEWS ARE FOR TRIANGLE NEWS SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD TRIANGLE NEWS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH USER

(Picture: Boohoo.com)

- Picture of the reverse jeans onsite at boohoo.com TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5587 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk By Niamh Cavanagh The online retailer Boohoo has left fashion fans seriously unimpressed after releasing their latest jean design - a pair turned inside out. Shoppers have slated the mid-rise reverse jeans - on sale for ?16.72 - saying they make people look like they got dressed in the dark. They are designed to look inside-out with visible stitching and lining along with two pale pouches where the pockets usually are. *Full copy filed via the Wires/Triangle News* *TRIANGLE NEWS DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY TRIANGLE NEWS ARE FOR TRIANGLE NEWS SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD TRIANGLE NEWS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH USER

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Boohoo posted a photo of a model wearing the new mid-rise denim and proclaimed: ‘In case you missed the memo, reverse stitched jeans are now a thing!’

Yet, somehow, the style has not gone down well on social media.

 

 

 

This isn’t the first time Boohoo has committed a fashion faux pas; the retail company was accused of using padding on slim models for a plus size range in December last year and just a few days ago the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation into claims a Boohoo ‘Faux Fur Pom Pom Jumper’, which was advertised as faux fur, actually contains real fur.

Boohoo also isn’t actually the first to embrace the look, either.

As part of the ‘Unravel Project’ in redesigning classic outfits, Ben Taverniti released a pair of reverse mid-rise denim shorts, sold at Farfetch for just £375.

The phrase ‘to create something new, you must first destroy’ is scrawled on one of the pockets, so at least Taverniti made it clear what his mission was.

Another delight on the fashion retail site was the jeans with the random pair of tights attached to them, that we told you about in August, 2018.

If innovative and unusual fashion is your thing, you can order the reverse jeans in size 6-12 and they’re even on sale, having been reduced from £22.00 to £16.50.

Maybe the lack of popularity had something to do with it?

But, if the January purse strings are a little tight, you could just grab a pair of existing jeans in your wardrobe, turn them inside out and go with that.

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All the cool fashion types are wearing the Kurt Geiger Rita boots

Is the Kurt Geiger Rita boot the new it shoe?

Lord, we hope so. They’re actually almost affordable, by which we mean £199 rather than somewhere in the thousands.

Evidence that these are the shoes those interested in trends and fashion is pretty simple: quite a few fashion influencers have been spotted wearing the boots.

Susie Bubble, Jess Cartner Morley, Jamie QQ Wu, and Doina Ciobanu were all seen wearing the Rita boots, available in pink, white, or black.

There’s an important caveat to note, though: a lot of the photos of people wearing said boots were taken at a London Fashion Week Kurt Geiger event.

So, yes, there is likely some people-pleasing at play. If you go to a brand’s launch event, it seems rude to wear shoes by another designer.

Susie Bubble goes for pink (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Kurt Geiger)

Clearly, Kurt Geiger is trying to make the Rita boots *the* boot of the season, especially as post-event the brand told MailOnline that sales of the Rita boots have increased by 675% in the last week and that many stores are close to selling out.

That’s some clever marketing right there. Get cool people to wear some shoes, build up some hype by telling a publication those shoes are selling like hotcakes, and then sit back and wait as this becomes reality. Very smart.

Jess Cartner Morley wears the Rita boots in white (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for NET-A-PORTER)

But, of course, Kurt Geiger has many shoes, and it’d be rare for an influencer to choose a pair they don’t genuinely like. They say three makes a trend, and thus if more than three fashion people wear a boot, we must then bring it to your attention.

So that’s what we’re doing. Attention, everyone: fashion types are wearing the Kurt Geiger Rita boots, and Kurt Geiger would like you to know that they are selling very well. Perhaps you can now look at the boots and ponder whether you like them enough to buy them, if you’ll go without, or if you’re so invested in being on trend that you will scramble to buy the boots this week and then wear them only once.

And Jamie QQ Qu chooses cream boots too (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Kurt Geiger)

Made of leather in pink, black, or cream, the Rita boots have a ‘streamlined’ ankle boot style with lacing at the side and a pointed toe.

Oh, and they’re kitten heels. Or part of the ‘nano-heeled trend’, according to the product description. Controversial, we know, but Vogue does say they’re due a comeback.

The black pair are simple and neutral, so could make a nice upgrade to your everyday boots, but pink seems to be the superior choice. For £199, you might as well make a statement.

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Zara’s sequin skirts are getting a lot of love on Instagram

You know something’s become a fashion staple when it’s all over your Instagram.

Just in time for the office Christmas party or for other festivities, sequin skirts have been doing the rounds on social media lately.

And Zara is selling these three shiny new numbers.

The discoball-inspired midi skirts come in three different styles, depending on how bold you’re feeling.

Fashion bloggers are also loving the sparkly look and sharing it on their social channels.

While Instagram is full of bright, long, short, multicoloured layers of sequin, Zara’s styles include an animal print, oversized individual red sequin, and checkered sequin which we’re not used to seeing.

They will set you back a bit though, priced higher than your average skirt. The printed knit skirt is £49.99 while the red one is £69.99. You can get the limited edition check skirt for slightly more at £95.99.

Fashion forward bloggers like Laura Jackson and Ada Oguntodu have been bossing the looks, pairing the shiny stuff with oversized knitted jumpers, perfect for mixing comfort with style.

Laura’s followers have been loving the look she’s put together saying: ‘Love this skirt, stunning on you and just how I’d style it, not overdone, just perfect.’

While another wrote: ‘So stylish and cosy’.

Meanwhile, Ada’s followers said her look was ‘powerful’ and ‘beautiful’, tagging Zara to credit them for their sartorial creations.

If you love the sparkly attire but don’t want to fork out lots of your hard earned cash, there are cheaper alternatives. H&M, Topshop, and Miss Selfridge are offering similar skirts for between £25 and £38.

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Woman wears her wedding dress for adventures every weekend for a year

Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, from the Isle of Wight, at a festival in her wedding dress

After Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, tied the knot with her husband Steve, 57, she couldn’t bear to box up her wedding dress and never see it again.

Dawn decided to make the most of her gown, which she bought from a charity shop, by creating a bucket list of things to do while wearing it.

So far she’s sailed, done a charity colour run, gone paddleboarding, attended a music festival and even done her weekly food shop, all while wearing her wedding dress.

Dawn says her husband would now find it ‘odd’ if she wore jeans and a top on a weekend.

Of course, all that wear has made the dress a little dirty (especially after the charity colour run and a muddy festival), but Dawn isn’t bothered. She plans to wear the dress every weekend for the first year of being married.

A newlywed has created a bucket list to complete whilst wearing her wedding dress after refusing to box it up after her big day

Dawn isn’t afraid of getting the dress, which she originally bought from a charity shop, dirty (Picture: Caters News Agency)

Dawn, an office manager from Ryde, Isle-of-Wight, said: ‘It will have stains and tears, but it is just like to the lines on our faces from laughing or crying, each one will tell a different story.

‘At the end of the year I will be able to look at the state of my dress and remember all the good times.

‘When I was at Buckingham Palace, a random man asked to take a photo with me and of course I agreed as it isn’t every day, they see someone in their wedding dress outside the Queen’s palace.

‘I didn’t think twice when doing the colour run, I wanted my dress to have as many colours as possible.

Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, from the Isle of Wight, paddle boarding in her wedding dress

She’s worn the dress paddle-boarding, sailing, and to a festival (Picture: Caters News)

‘Other people running couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw me in my wedding dress, they were shocked to see me crawling on the floor and covered in multicoloured paint.

‘I loved every second and I would do it again in a heartbeat, it felt good knowing I had put my dress to good use by raising money for charity.’

Dawn didn’t plan on wearing her dress so many times after her wedding, but when she wore it to a barbeque her friends absolutely loved the idea.

Seeing how happy the dress made her friends and husband, she decided to wear it every weekend.

‘The dress was so beautiful I didn’t want to box it up like I did when I first got married many years ago,’ Dawn says.

Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, from the Isle of Wight, at a festival in her wedding dress

Dawn has washed her dress just twice so far (Picture: Caters News)

‘Random people always smile when they see me in it and they often congratulate me as they must think I am taking a detour from the ceremony to my reception.’

So far she’s washed her dress in the bath just twice, but that hasn’t cleared up the stains and marks from all her adventures.

She plans to keep wearing the dress and having fun until her anniversary, when she’ll give it one last hurrah before boxing it up.

‘I have started organising a charity ball next year and that will be the bucket list finale and then I will finally box it up with hundreds of memories,’ Dawn says.

‘I plan on setting up a GoFundMe for those who are from overseas and would like to donate money for the homeless and mental health charity but I am yet to decide which one.’