Everyone’s favourite accessory for a night out is a clutch, easy to put your belongings in, and comes in multiple different styles. But this season, pouches are slowly taking over the classic clutch, which is why we have got together five of our favourites from the many pouch options for you to take a look at!
ASOS currently have some beautiful pouches in for your night out, and something we love about ASOS is the variation between simple pouches and extremely detailed pouches really making you the centre of attention, and for an affordable price.
This beautiful metallic zig zag gold and purple chain pouch is currently in the sale on ASOS for £14.00 compared to its normal £20.00 price tag. This pouch will instantly glam up any outfit and is perfect for the party season.
This lovely floral satan pouch bag is available from ASOS for £18.00. This is a bit of a different style of pouch compared to your usual glam Christmas bags. This satan floral bag provides a little bit of culture to your outfits and would work perfectly with a simple block colour dress.
Mango, is a little bit more expensive than ASOS, and has some more minimalistic designs. This Monochrome snake-effect bag is very simple, but the snake effect strap really brings this bag to life and makes it ‘pop’ – making it the perfect bag for your Christmas party. This is on Mango for £39.99.
Cut design bags are always in fashion, and this laser-cut design classic black bag can be yours for £59.99 from Mango. It is a classic bag, that can be kept in your closet all year round and can always be your go-to bag!
This Prada bag screams fabulous with all the details in the embroidery, using a statement bold red, really contrasting with the black leather bag. This Prada beauty is on sale for £475.
It’s that time of year again when Christmas is just around the corner and the invites to work Christmas parties or festive drinks with friends are beginning to flood your inbox. Christmas is the perfect occasion to add a touch of glamour and an excuse to go sequin crazy (if you really needed one).
Buying a dress for a Christmas party can be enough to put people off going all together and the thought of braving the busy shops to search for the perfect ensemble at this time of year can instil dread in anyones mind. Below is a selection of killer dresses that will have you looking and feeling ready for your festive celebrations in no time, with the added bonus of avoiding the busy shops and searching from the comfort of your own sofa – enjoy!
An LBD is the perfect go-to dress for Christmas celebrations, especially if you have left things last minute. A common misconception is that a black dress is predictable and mundane, but choosing a style with a twist in texture or silhouette is the perfect way to feel confident and stylish. You also have the option to play up your accessories with festive statement jewellery or shoes should you wish to.
Most people steer away from a white dress because it instantly connotes a holiday outfit that enhances your tan in the summer. However, white in the winter adds instantaneous glamour and looks really elegant. As you’re wearing a statement colour, keep accessories simple and let the dress do the talking, opt for a barely there metallic heel to add a tiny bit of Christmas sparkle, or if you wanted to make things extra Christmassy, choose a dress that has lots of metallic detail.
Who doesn’t love sparkle at Christmas – the festive period is the perfect time to bring out all the stops with sequins and embellishment and stand out from the crowd. As the dress is your statement, keeping the silhouette and accessories simple will be key to your look. There are so many amazing options that you can pick up on the high street, with colours ranging from black to multicoloured – there is something for everyone!
Introducing Fortis, creators of beautiful and exceptional fight gear and fightwear.
A new addition to the fashion world, Fortis is an exciting fightwear brand specialising in a unique range of boxing attire.
MMA gloves and fightwear including t-shirts and fight shorts.
Fortis comes from the Latin word which means strong, brave and powerful. The lion represents and shares the same characteristics, the lion personifies Fortis. Every fighter has the same attributes and we are proud to represent the true fighters and warriors!
All of Fortis products are unrivaled in quality and we have a scrupulous and meticulous eye to detail.
Fortis are a visionary brand and have ambitious goals in place, aiming to be one of the leading fightwear brands in the near future.
The brand has a deep passion for boxing and the finer details, this is showcased throughout our products. Each Fortis item has to undergo a scrupulous and painstaking design and engineering process.
There is multiple commitment and unrivaled passion for the game to ensure that Fortis will get to the top of the fight wear and fight gear industry. We believe that we Fortis can be a huge player in the fashion fightwear game.
We had pleasure of sitting down with Fortis owner Adnan Ramzan to tell us more about this intriguing brand.
“We started with selling and making our own brand of boxing gloves. They are double stitched which makes the gloves even more and the gloves are just aesthetically beautiful to top it off.
“I actually used to do some boxing myself. Some of the boxing gloves I had used myself I thought were not good as they were made with shoddy materials and they were just flimsy and not well made.”
“After doing some research I thought I could make better boxing gloves and clothing. And thus Fortis started. Our clothing has some brave and bold designs and this is what we try to portray through our clothing and boxing equipment.”
“Everyone is a fighter and everyone fights for something and our brand is for the fighters. The lion epitomizes Fortis, our brand and our products as not only is the lion strong, brave and courageous but it is also king of the jungle. Something that embodies us.”
“We want to portray strength, courage and bravery and we show that through our range of products.”
“In the future we plan to expand exponentially and plan to put sell our products through retailers as well as open our own stores. We also plan to expand our product range to many other product ranges including bottoms, jackets, trainers and various martial arts gear.”
“We plan to see ourselves at the top of the boxing industry as well as be known in the fashion industry. We want to be like Supreme and take over the industry. These plans may be ambitious but it is something we think is achievable.”
With Christmas and the holidays quickly approaching it is a good time to get some near gear. Good thing we have a holiday gift guide for boxers and boxing fans alike.
In this little guide you will find something for everyone including gifts for men, women and children.
We’ve made it easy by complying our best stuff together so it is easier for you to find the perfect holiday gift. Scroll down below to see what you can get.
So this might seem slightly arrogant or boastful to wear but if you are the best ever, then why not let people know about it, it just makes sense! The quote on the hoody is actually taken from one of Mike Tyson’s quote in his post match interviews.
A beautiful hoody that fits great and available in a variety of colours. Also available in t-shirts and tank tops.
Do you have loads of things and nowhere to put them? Maybe you’ve got your boxing gloves, hand wraps, kit and other stuff as well. Why not get our gym bag to put everything in. The gymbag is not only spacious but is also sexy!
The bag has the Fortis lion across the front and is aesthetically beautiful.
A comfortable tank top that is good to wear for those hectic training sessions. Beautifully printed and also available in hoodies and t-shirts. Fit for both men and women and available in various colours.
The festive seasons is always certain to bring two things: cold weather and a million places to be. The solution? The perfect desk to disco piece – the embellished jumper. The more colour, sequins, embroidery, glitter, the better. And who knows that more is better than Gucci? This beautiful teal knit with its metallic lurex trim, paired with a checked skirt screams 70s glam.
Bee Wool Knit Sweater £790 – Gucci
No need for a party dress, a midi shirt and an embellished jumper is the ultimate no-faff, comfy and stylish way to turn up to the Christmas party – even when you’ve come straight from work. My personal favourite is this beautiful piece from H&M, priced at £59.99. I love the cool colour palette and slouchy fit.
Embroidered mohair-mix jumper £59.99 – H&M
So if you’re looking for the perfect jumper that makes a statement – that isn’t a cringey Christmas pun- then take a look at my embellished jumper picks.
Cluster Embellished Jumper £59 – Topshop
Ava High Neck Jumper £120 – French Connection
Sparkling Sweater £45 – & Other Stories
Sweater with Textured Pockets £59.99 – Zara
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The Queen of Memes, Gemma Collins, has been taking over everyone’s life. Whether it’s the latest video compilation of her best moments, or videos of her with her statement “so girls” – there is no avoiding Gemma Collins.
Now, this Essex sensation is fronting her own campaign with Boohoo aimed as a plus-sized line, something which Gemma is very passionate about.
Boohoo released images of Gemma’s collection, in which she was modelling her ranger herself, and we think she absolutely rocked it! You can certainly tell that this is her collection.
Set to debut on 28th November, the collection will include party dresses, jumpsuits, and going out wear, all aimed at women between the sizes of 16 and 24 – certainly a step into the right direction for fashionable plus size clothing. More good news for you guys, with the range, starting at £18 not only has Gemma brought to us fashionable plus size clothing but also affordable plus size clothing.
The advert was done in true Gemma style, and if you want to see a white pony, a bunch of half-naked males, sugary sweets and of course, the one and only Gemma Collins then take a watch of their promotional video here.
Here at Manchester Fashion Industry, we love everything fashion, and of course, with every great fashion venture comes an entrepreneur with a vision. Today, we take a look at British fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Better known for being 1/5 of arguably Britain’s biggest girl band Victoria, or Posh Spice, set about launching her own fashion line in the early 2000’s, and since then has seen a huge amount of success, praise and recognition.
Victoria Beckham, born 17th April 1974, mother, singer, model, wife, and fashion designer. Are there no ends to her talents? After a hugely successful career in The Spice Girls, Victoria had got a bit of a fashion reputation for herself, truly living up to her ‘Posh’ nickname – she oozed glamour and had plenty of class, so there are no doubts as to why she has been as successful as she is with her collections.
Since her singing days, Victoria has stated that now her main focus is fashion, and for that, we are honoured – she brings an element of sophistication to her designs, which we wouldn’t expect anything less when she announces that everything she designs she would wear herself, and she does.
Her transition into the fashion industry has been highly accepted, and rightly so, Victoria has earned her status as a fashion icon. Appearing on the cover of different editions of Vogue Magazine, and having collections walking the runway at some of the most prestigious fashion weeks, Victoria certainly knows how to design an outfit or two.
Check out some statement pieces from Victoria’s Spring 2017 collection.
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We recently saw the amazing news that Prince Harry is engaged to Suits Actress Meghan Markle, and we couldn’t be happier for the gorgeous couple. Not only is Meghan the first woman to tame Harry, and we totally love the idea of a Royal wedding and all the outfits, but Meghan is one of our favourite style icons.
To celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement we have looked back at Meghan’s outfits and picked out some of our favourites that we can all steal ideas from to get that glam look that Meghan is certainly known for, and will be continued to be known for. And already becoming one of the most Googled actresses in 2016, there is no doubt that Britain has gained a new style icon.
Stepping out while filming for The Today Show, Meghan teamed up a short and blazer suit, with a white half opened shirt and a beautiful pink bag – all pulled together with a pair of silver stiletto heels, a shoe which Meghan has undoubtedly become known for.
Looking soy and comfortable after arriving at the airport in London, Meghan wore a grey sweater, blue denim distressed skinny jeans, a long black coat, black beanie and white canvas style pumps. The casual, and practical travelling outfit was then pulled together with a beautiful bold blue bag.
Royal Markle Style
Meghan wowed in a strapless black and white top, tucked into a pair of wide-legged back trousers and black stiletto heels. This outfit looks perfect with her statement blow dried look flowing off her shoulders.
Meghan looked a vision in a beautiful detailed white dress, contrasting with a black studded leather jacket, which really compliments her metallic silver Louboutins that give her entire outfit that perfect edgy feel.
Meghan was the star of the show during New York Fashion Week in this beautiful green suede mini dress, teamed up with gold heels and given the extra glam feel with the perfect statement shades.
And of course, we have to end on the most stunning outfit of all time – the announcement of engagement outfit. Naturally, this has to be an outfit that summed up Meghan, and set the bar for public appearances. This outfit screamed nothing but elegance, class, and style as Meghan wore a white Line The Label wrap coat, green dress and nude heels.
We headed down to Sean Maloney’s celebrity-inspired makeup master class that he hosted with Fern Howe-Shepherd at his salon and academy in Eccles.
Sean and Fern both created glam looks on their models Chelsee Healey and Holly Peers and during the demonstration let guests know their top industry tips and tricks, as well as details on all the products they were using. My favourite tip for all you lip lining wearing beauties out there, don’t start in the middle and work down. Start at the outer bit of your lip and work your way up, not starting in the middle and down.
On the night there were many famous faces all looking amazing in their outfits, and taking advantage of the 8ft flower wall from the fantastic Starlight Venue. We thought what better thing to do than to showcase to you all of our 5 favourite outfits from the evening so you can take inspiration from them all!
Jess Impiazzi, from Ex On The Beach, looked amazing in a wraparound with low rising black flared trousers and a flowery kimono, that of which looked perfect against the flower wall backdrop!
Laura-Alicia and Jsky
These two beauties rocked the red carpet together teaming up two gorgeous outfits. Laura showed off her killer figure in a tight peach dress from Mirror Image Style. Jsky teamed up the perfect casual yet still slaying outfit. His jacket was custom made for him by Franded81, his jumper from Whistle Blower Clothing, jeans from the Couture Club and shoes by Goodwin Smith.
Chelsee Healey and Holly Peers
The two models for the evening were Chelsee Healey and Holly Peers who both were styled with Manchester fashion brand InTheStyle. Chelsee teamed her white co-ord with some gorgeous boots, and Holly teamed hers with a dainty pair of heels.
We loved seeing how everyone had dressed up for Sean and Fern’s event and loved watching both of them create some stunning looks on their models. They also looked equally as stunning, Sean rocking a beautiful suit and Fern teaming up gorgeous knee highs with her black skirt and top.
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Manchester is a city known for being different, a city known for it’s iconic contribution to legendary music, a city known for community spirit, but most of all, a city known for a pride in fashion. The streets of Manchester are often the place to head to if you’re looking for inspiration for your next outfit purchase, or even just for ways to vamp up your existing pieces in your wardrobe.
Diversity is throughout the city, with everyone having their own unique twist on the outfits that they wear, this giving us the BEST inspiration for our own outfits. In a city, so fashion dominated you can walk through the streets at 8 am and see people in full glam outfits or people in the most casual (yet still completely on trend) outfits – there is so much diversity spreading its way through the city and we love it!
With such a fashion-conscious population living in Manchester, we thought what better thing to do than showcase this and show off true Manchester street style to mcrfashionindustry.com
Our photographer Miriam Sabbah hit the streets of Manchester to see exactly what fashion you lot were wearing this month! Take a look at our gallery below and be sure to keep a lookout for our street team snapping around the city in the weeks to come, and you never know, YOU could be on here next time!
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The online retailer is now offering 50 per cent off everything with the code CYBER50. The offer ends on November 26 at midnight and excludes sale items.
Carli Bybel X Missguided Grey Faux Fur Jacket
The lust-worthy Missguided X Carli Bybel collection boasts plenty of gorgeous pieces to keep your wardrobe on point this winter. Our top pick is this classy cover-up, which comes in a regular fit and features an open front to keep the rest of your ensemble on show.
In case you didn’t know, V by Very has an uber-pretty collection of faux-fur coats for the winter season. The short length of this noir design, complete with an eye-catching print, means it’s just the ticket for wearing over party dresses.
The luxury clothing brand is now offering a 25 per cent discount across selected items. New styles will be added to the sale each day until November 27. Here are our favourite pieces for the party season.
Satin Fold Mini Dress
A figure-hugging pencil dress in sumptuous red satin is sure to turn heads at this year’s Christmas do. In a classic knee length, its material is conveniently stretchy to ensure comfort. We love how the waist is fitted to flatter your shape. Also available in silver.
The perfect LBD for rocking around the tree in. With cap sleeves and a round neck, it pairs beautiful lace fabric with multicolour floral embroidery and sequin details. The fluted peplum hem flutters as you walk and swirls when you dance.
The high street retailer is getting customers warmed up for Black Friday with a teaser sale, featuring up to 50 per cent off selected ranges. The sale is both online and in-store. See our top picks below.
Blush Faux Fur Collar Coat
Baby, it’s cold outside. Wrap up in this pastel-hued coat created with a detachable faux-fur collar for added cosiness. It’s elegantly structured, with sleek concealed buttons and a back vent for ease of movement. A grey version is also available.
Get 20 per cent off any item from HOBBS now until November 26. The luxury retailer will also be running a ‘Daily Deal’ until the 26th, providing further discount on a different category each day. Here are some of hot pieces to look out for.
Bold fur is all the rage this season. Get the look in this teal faux-fur coat, cropped to sit on the hip and designed with concealed hook-and-eye fastenings for a sleek appearance.
Put your stomp on winter in these classic courts, crafted from high-shine spazzolato leather and reinvented with this season’s fringing. The mid-height block heel is just right for dashing to meetings – or running for the last train.