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Xclusivetouch’s Lock and Key Party at Funky Buddha

  It is a cool, crisp London evening as I strut in my high tops through Mayfair. This is normally the one day a year when individuals hide away at home clutching the TV remote and when couples emerge to crowd the streets with over-sized bouquets and heart shaped balloons. That’s right, I am out on Valentines Day [...]

Ode to Primark

“Why are people queuing outside Primark?” I asked a friend during a Sunday shopping trip a few weeks ago. Is something happening? A new collection? Is the ultimate Christmas jumper being unveiled? No, they were just queuing. Tourists and locals alike. Taking pictures outside those renowned flagship doors.  The ‘bargain’ shop now internationally famous thanks [...]

LFW: Top Trends SS13

Daytime metallics, dungarees and a continuing fever for all things sport featured heavily and often humorously (see Maarten van der Horst’s take on his Tesco inspired outfit) at London Fashion Week. Here’s a peek at next season’s top trends. Metallic’s Mermaid metallic’s stood out, especially in outerwear. You may think sequins and metallic leather jackets [...]

CORRIE NIELSEN SS13: The Perks of Being a Flower

Fringe award winning Corrie Nielsen’s SS13 show was certainly one of the most looked-for ones in the first day of this London Fashion Week. “I’ve put my all into this collection. It’s probably my most stressful to date, but it will be the most remarkable!” stated the rousing Central Saint Martins graduated designer days before [...]

London Fashion Week 2012

London Fashion Week 2012 has kicked off today at London’s Somerset House and with a bang. The finest Spring/Summer 2013 collections are scheduled to be showcased by designers such as Sass & Bide, PPQ,  Dominic Jones and many more as the weekend ensues.   The exhibition itself is presented over two floors, revealing some of [...]

V&A: Over 60 Years of British Design

A traffic light, a reproduction of a Cathedral baptistery window, a Sixties home set, Elizabeth II’s Coronation’s gown, a Concorde model, a recreation of Manchester’s iconic Hacienda nightclub… It may sound like an incoherent list, but they are examples of what can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s British Design 1948-2012 Exhibition in [...]

Trench Warfare

Last month marked the news of a sad demise from a historical fashion brand. One hundred and sixty years of dressing the very best from Cary Grant to Sophia Loren, fashion retailer Aquascutum had gone into administration. But now as the Hong Kong-based owner of the brand in Asia sets to consolidate its control, new [...]