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The must-have winter coats from the high street to buy now before they sell out

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  As autumn fast approaches it’s the perfect time to start buying your winter coat, before everyone else has the same idea and you’re left with slim pickings in a mad panic. Don’t leave it until the weather cools before considering your options this year, the High Street have been bringing out their latest styles since July, from crombie styles to timeless trenches, and bold brights to classic camel, there’s a style for everyone. So get shopping before your favourite coat gets snapped up soon… […]

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New Zealand’s wool industry knits itself a fresh image, one pair of undies at a time

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It’s Friday night in rural Alexandra and a dozen high school students are dancing down a makeshift catwalk in woollen underwear, as Ria Mae’s Clothes Off blares from the speakers. Despite New Zealand’s reputation as a sheep-loving nation the country’s wool industry has been in a steady decline since the late 80s, and tonight the locals are stripping off in an effort to revive the country’s national fibre; and make “itchy, scratchy” wool sexy for the first time. “When I first heard this was all […]

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UK designer Nicola Glass unveils first Kate Spade collection

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A new chapter started in the Kate Spade story on Friday in New York as Northern Irish designer Nicola Glass unveiled her first collection for the American fashion house. In the three months since the eponymous brand’s founder killed herself, the fashion house has experienced something of a renaissance, as the designer’s rags to riches tale struck a chord. Despite the fact that Spade herself had been disassociated with her namesake company since 2006 when she sold control to the Neiman Marcus Group, Tapestry, which […]

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How clothes look different on display

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An outfit on a particular body suggests a certain lifestyle or role, and only by separating a garment from the wearer can we appreciate the clothing for its own merits. Joanne Entwistle tells us that “dress cannot be understood without reference to the body” [1]. Without a body, a garment’s potential is unfulfilled, and clothes that are not worn have a “sinister otherworldliness” [2]. Much as I respect Entwistle’s writing, I am inclined to disagree. When we first encounter a garment, it is often hung […]