New year, New Burberry.

There are many, many, many fashion stories to discuss from 2017 and as always, fashion proves it still has a long way to go before it is predictable. As followers, we are always left wowed by the seasonal shows, the surprise, pop-up collections and the some-what questionable collaborations. Then, when we start believing our minds have been exposed to it all, rumours start circulating the industry regarding drastic changes to adored fashion houses. Leaving us unsettled and threatening what is to come next!

The topic in which we are refereeing to is the departure of a creative director who gave said brand a new existence.
Christopher Bailey  for Burberry.

As a young designer myself, I can not remember a time where Burberry was not creatively directed by Sir Bailey.

Of course, the brand had great success prior to his reign. After all, the trench coat is the origin of Burberrys existence. One which will remain a personal connection for some of the brand’s followers. Then, of course, there is the period in which Burberry switched classes and became adopted by the Chav culture. a time in the fashion which I personally find very inspiring and a juxtaposition which clearly inspired the former Westminster student. As Bailey produced collections which expressed  British elegance with a side order of attitude and rebellion. Very London!

In particular, it is this androgyny in which he will be remembered for. 

 

Unfortunately, it is natural that designers want to progress and push themselves beyond their comfort zone. Bailey will be missed and will always be recognised for the impact he had on Burberry’s revival. However, change despite its outcome, is always good. It creates a sense of unease at first, but potentially, this is an exciting new chapter for the company. After all, many threated over the departure of Raff Simons from Dior. Whereas now followers hearts’ flutter from one season to the next because they love the impact Maria Grazia Chiuri has had on their aesthetic. Because her accessory based background has brought a different source of inspiration to the company.

In reality, this is the same feeling felt in response to Bailey. Because followers will be debating his own move, not just the house of Burberry. Bailey, we salute you and thank you for constantly keeping us on our toes!

 

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Got to LOVE ya

It was only a matter of time before the muchly anticipated Christmas themed Instagram stream from LOVE, encouraged the company to produce a physical edition. Without a hint of hesitation  CR GIRLS, 18 will fly off the shelves due to its content of 12 outstanding images. Purchased by both genders because it advocates female power. Looking beyond the physical sexy, this shows the sexiness of their mindsets.  For example, it features hard, working mothers (Candice Swanepoel). As well as young, driven business women (Gigi Hadid), which we LOVE! Alongside this, Roitfeld gives spaces to upcoming models. Showing the importance and strength which comes from women supporting one another!

The purpose of this production is equally as inspiring as the women photographed in it. One in which shows the true reflection of how women remain compassionate and caring. Whilst drive for success.

Roitfield, was undergoing personal training lessons with a visually impaired constructor. The success of her career despite her disabilities, has made Roitfield donate all profits to the Special Olympics Foundation.

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Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid announce location of their next collaborative runway show

Both household names, both craftsmen in their industries – Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger have already taken their ongoing design collaboration to New York, Los Angeles and London. But where next? The duo will be taking the collection to the heart of Italy, Milan.

Hilfiger announced that his fourth consecutive collection with supermodel Hadid will be showcased at Milan Fashion Week on February 25th. The Spring 2018 see-now, buy-now collection follows the pair’s most recent TommyNow show, which debuted at London Fashion Week in September. Including both menswear, and womenswear, the collection will be available to buy straight from the runway.

In a statement from the brand, Hilfiger said “My vision for TOMMYNOW was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to bring our show experience to new audiences around the world” he continued to say how it was about “the fusion of fashion, entertainment and pop culture with experiences, performances and inspiring interactions”.

But will Milan be the final collaborative show between Hadid and Hilfiger? Only time will tell, but we don’t think the TommyxGigi extravaganza will end just yet.

Source: Elle

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A Noose & Monkey Outfit for all your festivities!

If you guys have been keeping up to date with us on social media, you will know that we are hosting the latest showcase for Noose & Monkey on 14th December, at House of Fraser. For details of how you can be there and sharing this night with us, click here. 

In honour of our event with this amazing brand, we have put together our favourites from their collections, mixing together some casual looks and some more smart looks so there is something for all your festivities this winter, and you will always slay in your outfit.

Suit Jackets

 

Photo: Noose & Monkey

This skinny fit floral suit jacket will make you stand out from the crowd and is certainly one for the more daring of us – Dare to wear it, and you will look like you have just stepped off the catwalk. Buy yours now for £102. Team it up with the matching trousers, or a pair of black skinny jeans to give it a more casual feel.

Photo: Noose & Monkey

This Blue Skinny Fit Suit Jacket with floral flocking can be yours for £140. This suit jacket is a little less daring to other due to the dark colouring of it, making it feel less ‘in your face’. Wear this suit jacket with the matching trousers for £65 and if you really want to look show-stopping, treat yourself to the matching waistcoat for £50.

Photo: Noose & Monkey

For £145 this red tartan suit jacket can be yours. Tartan is completely in this season, and you will look amazing, with the matching suit trousers for £145.  To make this tartan suit jacket a little bit more casual, team it up with some ripped skinny jeans and a statement pair of shoes.

Casual Clothes

Photo: Noose & Monkey

This muscle-fit t-shirt with a bird camo print looks amazing with black jeans, and teamed with a statement black blazer gives the perfect casual look for a more relaxed festive celebration. And for only £28, this top is the perfect festive steal.

Photo: Noose & Monkey

Obviously, Winter is fast approaching, in fact, we are already in Winter – and staying warm doesn’t have to mean losing the fashion you have worked so hard to maintain in the summer. This beige slim fit roll neck jumper looks amazing teamed with some statement trousers or a pair of jeans. You can get your hands on this comfy number for £50.

Photo: Noose & Monkey

Being comfy this winter season is so important, and just how comfy do these navy cropped joggers look? They can be yours for £15 during the current sale over at Noose & Monkey.

Coats

Photo: Noose & Monkey

How comfy does this winter coat look? This cream overcoat is perfect for the colder months ahead and can be yours for £180. This can be worn with your perfect suits to keep you warm while going to your festive parties, or even when you’re

going on them all important shopping dashes to get your last minute presents!

Photo: Noose & Monkey

Want a coat that is a shorter version of the typical long trench style coats? Try this navy jacket with Borg collar, for £125. This jacket looks so good with a pair of dark jeans and is the ultimate smart casual jacket.

Like what you see? Why not head down to the Noose & Monkey Style Showcase at House Of Fraser on 14th December. RSVP to info@mcrfashionindustry.com to confirm your attendance.

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Our top Designer Blazers for men this Christmas from Selfridges

Christmas party season is fast approaching and considering it is Christmas time the chance to treat yourself to a new designer blazer has never been more appealing! And that is why we have gone on to  Selfridges and picked our favourite designers and picked 5 of the best blazers to make you stand out at your Christmas parties!

Polo Ralph Lauren

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This Ralph Lauren wool blazer in tan has exposed button fastening at the front and is a slim fit. Tan is a perfect alternative to your classic black or navy suit, and as this suit is made from wool the texture makes a perfect alternative and eye catchy luck. This blazer can be yours for £345.

Ted Baker

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This Pashion Paisley Jacquard Blazer from Ted Baker is the perfect alternative to a block colour blazer to add that extra bit of glam to your Christmas outfit. The detailing on this Ted Baker blazer is magnificent, with each little pattern perfectly crafted to make a highly detailed navy pattern on this blue blazer. This blazer can be yours for £449.

Paul Smith

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Paul Smith has done it again with this Checked Soho Fit Wool Blazer. This blazer adds an element of sophistication mixed with uniqueness to form a statement Paul Smith blazer which can be yours for £600. This would look great with formal trousers, or teamed up with a pair of black ripped skinny jeans to add a more casual element to the outfit.

Gucci

Photo: Selfridges

To treat yourself this Christmas and be the talk of any event buy yourself this statement Gucci blazer for £1,060. Once again, the Italian masterminds over at Gucci have designed a simple, yet incredibly effective, badge-embroidered slim fit cotton-piqué blazer with a splash of colour on the neckline.

Alexander McQueen

Photo: Selfridges

This Alexander McQueen woven jacket is detailed with white safety pin patterns all over the deep black blazer to create an eye-catching design, making you the talk of any Christmas event this year.  For £2,345 this can be yours, and you will be the talk of any party.

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Designer Christmas Outfits For Her from Harvey Nichols

Christmas is a time where we can treat ourselves, and what better way to treat yourself than to a statement designer outfit for your Christmas party or even your Christmas day. With so many different designers out there, it can be hard to pick just one for your special occasion. Which is why we have hand-picked 3 designers from the Harvey Nichols store, and picked our 3 favourite dresses from each designer to give you that all important inspiration.

Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham designed this beautiful blue cotton shirt dress, featuring a button-fastening neck, bow-embellished cuffs and slip pockets. With its slightly loose fit, this shirt dress is perfect for a more casual Christmas attire and could be teamed up with a chunky cardigan, blazer or even worn without a jacket. Knee-high boots, or heels would give this shirt dress a little bit of extra glam, however, if you wanted a more casual look, team it up with a pair of pumps. Fancy getting your hands on this dress? Head over to get your own for £355.

Photo: Harvey Nichols

This orange ruffle dress by Victoria Beckham can be yours for £525 from Perfect for a simple, yet statement dress, this orange crepe dress has a ruffled hem, black zigzag stitching at the neckline and hem – making it packed full of the finer details that Beckham is known for using in her design. This dress would really compliment hourglass figures!

Photo: Harvey Nichols

This sequin embellished black crepe dress is the perfect semi-fitted dress to really make a statement at your Christmas party. Simple black dress teamed with the sequin embellished cuffs really makes this Victoria Beckham design a standout, and will certainly turn heads when you wear it. This can be yours for £795.

Alexander McQueen

Photo: Harvey Nichols

This Alexander McQueen light pink and black stretch knit dress is beautiful, eye-catching and will certainly have people asking where your outfit is from. The black botanical pattern covers the entire dress, front and back, and there is a button-fastening keyhole at the back of the dress. This can be yours for £1,385.

Photo: Harvey Nichols

This dress has been huge in the UK and is the favourite of a few famous faces, and why? It is a UK Exclusive to Harvey Nichols, so is extremely sought after. This dress is a beautiful Alexander McQueen multicoloured tweet dress, with a leather hem and frayed trims. With a concealed zip fastening at the back, this close fit dress is perfect for your Christmas day. You can be the proud owner of a UK Exclusive dress for £2,145.

Photo: Harvey Nichols

Red is the colour of festivity, so what better dress to add to your Christmas collection than this beautiful red silk plissé mini dress. Again, this is an Alexander McQueen exclusive to Harvey Nichols, and this layered high neck collar, pleated, flared hem dress is packed full of the McQueen statement fit, that you will want it to be Christmas every day so you can wear this dress for life! This dress can be yours for £1,395.

Stella McCartney

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This charcoal chunky-knit wool dress is another UK Exclusive to Harvey Nichols and can be worn in so many different ways. Team it up with a big chunky cardigan and kneehigh boots will give you the ultimate winter feel outfit, and will make it perfect for your Christmas day. Although this dress does just slip on, it is quite a slim fit – so it will still show off them gorgeous figures we all work so hard for! This can be yours for £625.

Photo: Harvey Nichols

This Stella McCartney red stretch-knit dress is a beautiful festive favourite. The red signifies all things Christmas, while the front split and cut-out hem add that little bit of sexiness to your Christmas outfit. You can slay wearing this dress for £1,165.

Photo: Harvey Nichols

All eyes on you at the Christmas ball? Well, with this Stella McCartney black halterneck velvet gown, they certainly will be. This figure-hugging dress is the perfect statement dress for all your Christmas balls and can be yours for £1950.

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Holdall’s for your Christmas weekend away

We are now on the third day of December, where has the time gone? And with it being December that also means one thing – many of us will be going on our very own Christmas weekend away. But for a weekend, do you take a suitcase? Do you try and squeeze everything into a medium sized handbag so it looks like it could burst at any minute? If you don’t own an overnight bag, you are seriously missing a key piece to your wardrobe. But don’t worry because we have done the hard work for you, we have got a collection of the BEST overnight bags to make your decision of which ones to buy that little bit easier.

Ted Baker

Photo: Harvey Nichols

Simple, yet effective, this beautiful in style and completely sophisticated holdall bag is from Ted Baker’s ALBANY Collection. Although this bag is extremely light in weight, it is highly durable – something which is key when you are travelling, there is nothing worse than your bag breaking! You can always pretty much guarantee that this sophisticated envelope styled pocket front black holdall, will never go out of fashion, and so for £175 on the Harvey Nicholas website, you may as well get it now!

Barbour

Photo: Selfridges

Barbour is a timeless British designer, and they are no strangers to creating long-lasting products. This is a spacious holdall, coated with their statement rich wax to protect it from the weather, which is perfect for the winter season. As well as top handles, it has a detachable adjustable strap so you have plenty of options on how to use your brand new Barbour Holdall, which you can get from Selfridges for £150.

 

Jack Wills

 

Photo: Jack Wills

This statement Jack Wills holdall is the perfect size to use for travelling, sports activities and going to the gym. Made from cotton canvas, it makes the holdall a lightweight option, but still has plenty of room for all your needed essentials. This bag is on sale on the Jack Wills Website for £44.95.

 

Radley

Photo: House of Fraser

If you fancy a more unique holdall, this Radley holdall from House Of Fraser for £89 is the perfect printed holdall to catch everyone’s attention. This beautifully printed bag will leave a lasting impression, and you will always be able to recognise your bag, especially with the statement Radley dog.

 

Gucci

Photo: Selfridges

Italian designer Gucci uses the statement ‘GG’ pattern for the design of this holdall, which comes with two top handles and a removable adjustable strap. Fancy treating yourself to a piece of fashion history? Get your Gucci bag from Selfridges now for £1350.

 

Tommy Hilfiger

Photo: Tommy Hilfiger

This Tommy Hilfiger holdall uses the statement Hilfiger colours and logo, so you immediately know where this bag is from. Made from durable polyester this bag has been designed to withstand lots of wear, and will soon become your goto overnight bag. You can get this bag from Tommy Hilfiger’s website for £130.

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H&M Burns.

Don’t worry, this is not a horror story featuring your beloved Swedish retailer. Instead, their new association may just allow us all to live happily ever after.

In Stockholm, the heat and power station Vasera, is aiming to convert its current oil and coal generation to a fossil fuel-free facility by 2020. H&M is supporting this movement by donating unsellable stock. Which has probably been damaged through the manufacturing stages.
This is fantastic news but also not a shocking one for H&M. After all, the high street brand, produces regular eco-friendly collection. Setting themselves as a forward thinking retailer and as a threat to their fellow fast fashion competitors.

 

If we can produce more eco-friendly productions, whether that be in fashion or a power station, it purely means we are sustaining our future. Meaning we prolong the existence of resources needed to create the clothes we desire.  It is a give and take situation with this hopefully being the start of the two harmonising.

Stella McCartney awarded an award for her lifelong stance

Stella McCartney, a designer who is known for voicing her opinion, and standing up for what she believes is right. As a lifelong vegetarian, McCartney has always refused to use leather in any of her work, something which has been incredibly admired within the fashion industry. As a result of her powerful stance, it has led her to find innovative alternatives to leather, creating a new luxury that is ultimately suitable for people with the same beliefs as her.

It has recently been announced by the British Fashion Council will award McCartney with a special award. She will be the first-ever recipient of an extremely Special Recognition Award For Innovation at the Fashion Awards.

Speaking exclusively to Vogue, Stella tells them how her principals have driven her desire to find new approaches to fashion, design and business. She goes on to tell Vogue just how extraordinary it is, that she started this conversation a long time ago, and now it is the topic of a conversation, with people engaging and are not angry or dismissive.

Something extremely admirable about Stella McCartney is that she proved the doubters wrong. She put the design of her products first, stating that if customers loved the products they wouldn’t care if they were leather or not. She built a luxury fashion brand without leather shoes or bags, and it is extremely successful.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Gucci would stop using fur by the middle of 2018, a movement which McCartney had tried to start 17 years ago, however, it is only just happening now. Years and years of campaigning and sticking to what isn’t the ‘norm’, McCartney is finally being awarded for all of her hard work and innovative thinking.

Source: Vogue 

BooHooMan Slay Christmas Jumper Collection

Here at Manchester Fashion Industry, we love a Christmas jumper, and if you’ve not checked out our Christmas jumper guide – a Christmas Jumper for everyone, then you totally should by clicking here.

But, somewhere that has completely upped the Christmas Jumper game is BoohooMan. BoohooMan are slaying their jumper collection, and we just had to pick out our ultimate favourites for you guys!

Photo: BooHooMan

To start our favourite Christmas jumpers is this simple, yet effective, black snowflake jumper. Not as elaborate or detailed as other Christmas jumpers, but BooHooMan have made a classic out of the most relatable thing to Christmas – of course, the typical English weather and snow! This can be found on BooHooMan in either black or grey, for £9.60 during their current 40% off Menswear offer, or £16.00 when the offer ends.

Photo: BooHooMan

Everyone loves a slogan tee, and what is better for the festive season than a slogan jumper from arguably everyone’s favourite Christmas movie, Home Alone. “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” has become one of the most recognised movie sayings, so the question is, why wouldn’t you want it on a totally festive Christmas jumper? This can be found here on BooHooMan for £10.80 during their 40% off sale, or £18.00 when the offer ends. It also comes in grey, red or black – plenty of choice for everyone!

Photo: BooHooMan

Christmas is the season for eating, and one of the food Christmas jumper collection is this beautiful navy jumper, also available in red, covered in Christmas puddings. If you want a traditional Christmas pudding themed jumper, you can get yours here for £10.80 during 40% off, and £18.00 when the offer ends.

Photo: BooHooMan

Polar Bears are so cute, so why not get yourself a Christmas jumper COVERED in Polar Bears? What we love about this jumper is, you could totally get away with wearing it when it isn’t Christmas… What more could you want? If you want an all year round Christmas jumper, you can get yours here for £10.80 during 40% off, and £18.00 when the offer ends.

Photo: BooHooMan

Not really into Christmas? Well, then why not let everyone know that you are more The Grinch than Father Christmas in this lovely red slogan jumper, stating that this is as Christmassy as you will get. If you want to display your obvious dislike for all things Christmas, grab yourself this jumper for £9.60 during 40% off, and £16.00 when the offer ends.

Photo: BooHooMan

Everyone needs a novelty Reindeer Christmas jumper, and this one is the ultimate Reindeer jumper. With the little cutie wearing a striped scarf, it is the perfect Reindeer jumper for your collection. If you fancy taking this little fella home, then you can be his new owner for £10.80 during 40% off, and £18.00 when the offer ends.

Photo: BooHooMan

Our final jumper for our ultimate BooHooMan Christmas Jumper collection is this grey jumper with Santa border detail. Around the neck of the jumper, there are 5 cute detailed little Santas – perfect as an alternative to a jumper plastered with Santas. This jumper can be yours here for £10.80 during 40% off, and £18.00 when the offer ends.

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