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British Designers Collective 2011

“Bicester Village is like the Disneyland for grown up Cinderellas”, beamed Thandie Newton yesterday morning, perched on a podium in Bicester Village’s latest store. I couldn’t have put it better myself. Newton was there to champion the great and good of young British fashion in part two of a brilliant project cooked up between the BFC and Bicester Village’s owners, Value Retail. The British Designers Collective pop-up store was first launched this time last year and it was so successful, they’re doing it again. (more…)

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AW11 press day highlights part 1

The Moleskine notebooks have been bought, the Muji pens are standing to attention and the camera charger is permanently plugged in. It’s press day season! Here’s what I’m liking so far…

Margaret Howell’s black knitted hairbands, Catholic schoolgirl dresses and belted trench coats
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Northern Soul The Film

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and other Northern Soul news


Artist Mark Leckey’s ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’ film, a mash-up of 70s, 80s and 90s disco and clubbing footage was created in 1999 and caused quite a stir. Its technique of splicing Northern Soul dancers with 80s casuals and 90s ravers, speeded up and on repeat is a compelling observation piece on the culture of clubbing and dancing. (more…)

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Blow up

I love how you go on Google Images to find a picture of Gareth Pugh and discover a blog post dedicated to balloon animals in the process… (more…)