Oxfam, global anti-poverty movement, is urging shoppers to buy clothes secondhand rather than brand new as its new research reveals emissions produced manufacturing jeans owned by UK adults is comparable to flying a plane around the globe 2,372 times or a petrol car travelling more than 21 billion miles.
Have you circled the calendar with at least one outdoor gig this summer? You are joining a big tribe of festival-goers but join the green one.
Acquisition International (AI), the international digital business magazine, has recently announced the winners of the 2022 Influential Businesswoman Awards programme, news that means a lot to Fashions Finest.
You already know you need to lose some extra pounds but cannot bring yourself to do it. If this sounds familiar to you, you will find your motivation in this blog.
More than one in five (22%) small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) that needed external finance and/or capital over the last couple of years were unable to access it. Indeed, over a quarter (27%) have had to stop or pause an area of their business because of a lack of finance.
Recently Love Island made the decision to dress contestants in second-hand clothes from eBay, and this is going to speak of a huge change in viewers’ shopping habits.
We explore the concept testing research with Avery Dennison whose findings indicate that fashion consumers in China, Europe and the U.S. are receptive to specialist digital retail services for garment information, advice and brand storytelling.
Whether attending a summer wedding, the bride yourself, or just sitting on the sofa at home wanting to indulge in your self care, home luxury skin treatments never got so accessible.
One online retailer CurrentBody offers a range of own-brand devices and tools to get your skin glowing from head to toe before any big occasion.
It's not uncommon for celebrities to say they prefer to do their makeup themselves, for they know their skin and their best angles. It's no different with our skin’s needs and fragilities, especially if we knew there was an alternative to professional treatments normally requiring booking in at a skin clinic. As technology advances, more options are available to safely administer more complex treatments ourselves in the comfort of our own home.
Here’s your one-stop-shop guide, for intense repair skin treatments for glowing results.
For Tackling Lines Around The Eyes
The CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector (RRP £169) is a wearable LED rechargeable device that works to address the delicate eye area, helping to target fine lines and wrinkles. Supercharged with four light wavelengths: AMBER, RED, DEEP RED and INFRARED Light, these four options help stimulate the natural processes in the body to work towards rejuvenating the skin, without any harmful UV light effect. Another tool for the eye area is the innovative, first-of-its-kind anti-wrinkle sleep mask (RRP £90) which has just launched in Rose Gold. A collaboration with leading aesthetics doctor, Dr Steve Harris. Using 2R Technology (resistance and relaxation), the silicone dots gently grip your skin to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. This resistance helps to prevent sleep creases – usually caused by your pillow – for smoother skin around the eyes. The physical relaxation of muscles and emotional relaxation as the mask stimulates your mechanoreceptors – tiny little nerve endings in your face.
For Boosting Collagen Production In The Skin
Celebrity loved product, stainless steel hand-held CurrentBody Skin Cryo Roller (RRP £30) device delivers sub-zero temperatures to your skin, shocking skin cells into sending blood and nutrients to the area. This fresh delivery of nutrients helps flush away toxins, and reduce water retention, for radiant skin. The tool can be used as often as needed and for best results, store in the freezer.
Another firm favourite from the brand is their hero LED device, the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask (RRP £279). This pain-free, anti-ageing mask harnesses two combinations of light therapy to rejuvenate your complexion. Red Light stimulates the production of new collagen, calms redness and creates an even skin tone. Near Infra-Red works beneath the skin's surface, penetrating deep boosting circulation, improving blood flow and boosting oxygen to the skin's cells.
For Smoothing The Delicate Neck Area
With the CurrentBody LED range known for playing an important role in celebrities beauty prepping regimes, it’s no surprise that the popular CurrentBody Skin LED Neck & Dec Perfector (RRP £250) is their go to LED device for the neck. Perfect for treating fine lines and wrinkles on your neck and chest with clinically-proven LED therapy, this innovative device harnesses two powerful light therapies to encourage cell renewal for younger-looking skin.
For The Youthful Pout On Your Lips
After the award-winning launch of the LED Eye Perfector back in March 2022, CurrentBody Skin have continued to get ahead of the targeted home-use treatments with their newest beauty device launch, launching in Summer 2022.
The LED Lip Perfector specifically designed to target fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth area, is unlike any other technology and topical skincare treatments on the market. This device treats the very deepest layers of the skin without pain or irritation. Bringing professional strength, clinically proven methods found in clinics and salons around the world to the comfort of your own home. Allowing you to achieve a more youthful pout with just 3 minutes of use per day.
For Younger Smoother Looking Hands
The CurrentBody LED Hand Perfector (RRP £199) is revolutionising hand care. Crafted by Omnilux - world leaders in medical-grade LED light therapy devices - the device combines dual wave red and infrared light, and has the equivalent of 72 individual LEDS, to improve your hands inside-out. Not only will they look softer, younger and healthier but any joint pain will be reduced too. LED red light therapy is also used professionally for skin healing and scar reduction. This means you can use it before and after aesthetic treatments. All you need to do is spend 20 minutes, 3-5 times a week for best results.
Full Body Repairing And Rejuvenation Treatment
The CurrentBody Dermalux Flex MD (RRP £1,895) was created by the multi-award winning and globally recognised Dermalux Systems, Flex MD, the words most powerful at home LED device for the face and full body. An effective treatment for skin concerns like acne, redness, pigmentation, signs of ageing, scarring, large pores and uneven tone. It’s also certified to target wider concerns on the body such as sports injuries and joint pain.
These treatments are ideal when you're having a slow down time session at home, either a night in, or luxurious afternoon off. Which device meets your needs for your next special occasion?
To youth, self care and feeling good.
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Graduate Fashion Week 2022 will continue to deliver everything it has become world renowned for over the past 31 years, with an extensive in person, digital and live stream schedule that will celebrate the incredible and innovative talent the UK Fashion industry is unparalleled in.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the launch of London Fashion Week presented by Clearpay (LFW), which will run from Saturday 11th June to Monday 13th June 2022. The schedule includes over 30 confirmed participating designers and organisations activating across a range of catwalk shows, presentations, appointments, events and digital activations available on the Official Digital Hub, londonfashionweek.co.uk.
LFW will be a digital hybrid event giving brands the opportunity to showcase their collections to a local and global.
This season marks ten years since the inception of the June event. Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales as London Collections: Men in June 2012 at St James’ Palace, the event has supported a plethora of brands from iconic Savile Row tailors such as Gieves & Hawkes and Huntsman to some of the most talked about menswear brands in recent years such as A COLD WALL*, Craig Green, JW Anderson, Martine Rose and Wales Bonner to name only a few. The showcase has since evolved to support a future of fashion that eliminates gender constructs, encourages all to take part and gives designers the flexibility to participate in any edition that makes the most sense for their brand. The BFC remains committed to support fashion businesses creatively and commercially and events such as LFW highlight the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of the British fashion industry.
As before, the event will be a physical and digital hybrid, giving brands the opportunity to showcase their collections to a local audience and expand their reach internationally.
Explore the full list of designers here.
LFW will showcase some of the best creative emerging talent across 20 physical activations and 14 digital activations. Main schedule collection launches this season include:
Agnė Kuzmickaitė | AGR | Ahluwalia (NEWGEN) | Carlota Barrera | LABRUM London (NEWGEN) | QASIMI | Ravensbourne University London | ROBYN LYNCH (NEWGEN) | SCOTT HENSHALL | Tiger of Sweden | University of Westminster BA | Yuzefi.
The DiscoveryLAB will return to the digital schedule, providing an immersive showcasing environment for viewers to discover and connect with new emerging brands. These creative collaborations explore the intersection of fashion, music, art, photography and performance. This season, for the first time ever, the DiscoveryLAB is in collaboration with DAZED. The 11 designers activating as part of the digital DiscoveryLAB are:
ABAGA VELLI | Bad Habits London | Brandon Choi | KINGWEN | Lea Nyland Studio | Mark Chapman | Noirgaze | PERTE D'EGO | SansPeng | seventyfive | TREDDENICK
Graduate Preview Day: The BFC will celebrate the Graduates of 2022 with The BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day on Friday 10th June, ahead of LFW. The physical event is a showcase of the best emerging talent underpinning the creative future of the fashion industry and aims to support excellence, empower growth, and bolster the exceptional talent emerging from the UK’s best in class fashion colleges and connect graduates with industry professionals. A curated selection of universities from the BFC Colleges Council are awarded this opportunity every year. Alongside the physical event, Graduate Preview 2022 will also be reflected on the digital platform, which will feature graduate portfolios from the same universities, giving industry and recruiters the opportunity to view work online and engage with course leaders and tutors directly. Visit the digital Graduate Preview here from Friday 10th.
Class of 2022: Committed to supporting excellence in design, as part of LFW June, content from BFC Colleges Council member universities and graduating BFC Scholarship recipients will be spotlighted across the platform via a dedicated Class of 2022 playlist, with the aim to amplify a new generation of British creatives.
24 Hours in London with…: Launching this season, ’24 Hours in London with..’ is a new content series that provides viewers with first-hand access to the lives of London’s creative community, amplifying the voices of a diverse cast of young talent and refuelling the city’s reputation as a hotspot for creativity. Each episode will follow the participant around a day at LFW, focusing on the behind-the-scenes moments; the parties, the shows and everything in between. Confirmed participants: Amelia White, Senior Editor, Perfect Magazine | Mahoro Seward, Fashion Features Editor, i-D | Porsche Poon, Make-Up artist (BFC NEW WAVE: Creative 2021) | TJ Sidhu, Junior Editor, The Face. The first two episodes will be available on the LFW Instagram channel and BFC YouTube, after LFW.
BFC x 10 Magazine ‘London Menswear: Moving Forward’: To celebrate ten years since the inception of LFW June and to put a spotlight on British Menswear, BFC and 10 Magazine have worked together on a short film and editorial shoot entitled ‘London Menswear: Moving Forward’ to highlight the creativity and breath of modern British menswear. The short film will be shot by Louis Hollis and will premiere on LFW & 10 Magazine’s social platforms on Monday June 13, with three shorter teasers dropping in the summer. The shoot, styled by Garth Spencer and shot by Derek Ridgers, will be accompanied by a written piece by Paul Toner detailing the breadth and creativity of the British Menswear scene, highlighting the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of the British fashion industry. The editorial shoot will appear in the AW issue of 10 Men, published in mid-September 2022. Brands taking part range from heritage houses Burberry, Dunhill, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood as well as a new generation of London based talents A-COLD-WALL*, Ahluwalia, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders and Edward Crutchley.
The LFW digital platform is freely accessible to everyone, industry professionals and global fashion consumers alike, showcasing digital content from the designers, enabling collaboration and bringing together fashion, culture and technology.
The generosity and commitment of our partners is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for London Fashion Week. Principal Partner: Clearpay. Official Partners: Clearpay, Diet Coke, JD.COM, INC, The Londoner, TONI&GUY, DHL, Fora, Getty. Official Supporters: Department for International Trade, European Regional Development Fund and Mayor of London.
None other than Clara Amfo, award-winning radio broadcaster, podcaster and TV presenter was announced this week as the newest ambassador for Pantene.
Originally from Cannes, designer Philip Karto fell out of love with the fashion industry a decade ago, unable to reconcile the huge levels of waste associated with designing clothes and accessories for fast fashion.
The latest toll on the environment confirms change must be made by fashion houses, business owners and consumers together in order to reduce emissions.
International Day of Waxing celebrates all things waxing. A playful day that aims to encourage a fun & healthy attitude toward hair removal. Removing body hair is a choice and IDoWAX honours that!
Authenticity of goods in the fashion domain runs hand in hand with quality and reputation. We are seeing the next step in technology and sustainability with DHL and Mykke Hofmann producing warranty certificates by means of an NFT on the blockchain to extend the garments life span and wearability. Sustainable fashion has just turned optimistic, with 'Forever Pieces.'
A groundbreaking collaboration has been announced combining heritage of vintage clothing with technology to integrate transparency and circularity in the retail world.
The world-leading fashion and jewellery brands of Bond Street will come together with the Royal Academy of Arts for six weeks of art and culture in London’s Mayfair.
New data revealed through Productsup's study finds consumers need more product information to make purchases in the physical, digital, and virtual world. Very insightful on sustainable buying power too.
Ever wondered what it takes to be a surviving UK sustainable clothing company during a pandemic? Or how to make your existing business sustainable?