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James Dean: an enduring influence on modern fashion

Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant – the only three films James Dean ever starred in – are being re-released in cinemas tomorrow. For fashion historians, Dean is a key figure: a man whose clothes perfectly summed ...

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Length is not the enemy: why are designers obsessed with short dresses?

At first, you think it’s just you. You’re out shopping and spot a dress you like, one that is not too strappy or too tight, doesn’t show too much cleavage, and maybe even has a sleeve. Pretty colour, nice print, ...

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Mulberry to bring in cheaper handbags for price-conscious British customers

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Mulberry is cutting prices to make its handbags more affordable after admitting that the cost of its bags, which sell for up to £5,000, had got “out of line” with what its British customers are prepared to spend. Godfrey Davis, ...

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Normcore: the next big fashion movement?

Fashion, by its very nature, is a peacock of an industry – it is bright, extrovert and likes to show off. There is, however, always a minority that take a different approach to dressing – one that avoids the print-clashing, ...

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Beard trend goes a whisker too far as men told ‘it’s time to shave’

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It’s no secret that fashion is a fickle game: as soon as a trend becomes truly popular and is adopted by Adrian Chiles or the cast of The Apprentice, it holds little interest for the style set. About a year ...

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How to dress: crop tops for grown-ups

Link to video: How to wear grown-up crop tops Fashion is ruthless in killing off perfectly nice-looking trends simply because they’ve become too easy and comfortable. The fashion police are feared with good reason: they will turn against us, the people, ...

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Backstage at Victoria Beckham’s New York fashion week show

New York fashion week 2014: style lessons from the Big Apple From China to Haiti, from models to counselors, New York fashion week attracts a crowd as international as they are diverse

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Have we reached peak beard?

If, like me, you are a staunch pogonophile and do not believe there is a single man who cannot be improved with a beard (see David Mitchell), these are happy times indeed. At the Oscars in March, Ben Affleck, George ...

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Duchess of Cambridge shines in yellow in a nod to Australia’s national colours

She’s a global style icon whose outfit choices – and savvy ability to seamlessly mix high street with high-end fashion – have become more coveted than those of A-list celebrities and models. The royal trio arriving at Sydney airport. Photograph: ...

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Tall to petite: Why does the British high street do ‘niche’ fashion sizes so well?

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According to the UK’s last National Sizing Survey, the average British female is 5ft 3.75in tall and weighs 10.25st. She has size six feet, a 34in waist and 40in hips. As a woman who stands at well over 6ft and ...

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