FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE CATWALK SHOW TO THE INVENTION OF DENIM, OUR FIELD GUIDE TO FASHION HISTORY - AND IT'S MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS - IS YOUR ESSENTIAL PRIMER TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN FASHION INDUSTRY
a brief history of the 'it' bag
Carried by celebrities, coveted by the masses and a key source of revenue for the world’s high fashion labels, step inside the intriguing world of the ‘It’ bag
how topshop changed the british fashion industry
As its future hangs in the balance, we look back at the impact this high street heavyweight has had on the industry at large
how to pronounce designers' names
Andrew Gn, anyone?
Who were the antwerp six?
Meet the group of Belgian designers with an outsize influence on fashion
what is haute couture?
It's the most refined form of high fashion but not just anyone can be an haute couturier. So what does it mean and how do you get there?
a brief history of new york fashion week
The only major fashion week outside of Europe, New York Fashion Week has had a bumpy ride – and its future looks far from certain
a potted history of the wedding dress
Who wore the first one? And were they always white? Everything you need to know about the wedding dress explained…
A beginner's guide to fashion terminology
Don’t know your Breton from your black tie? Here’s your need-to-know guide to fashion speak…
THE EVOLUTION OF LONDON FASHION WEEK
How the youngest and most experimental of the major fashion weeks came to be
who are les petites mains?
Literally translated from the French as ‘the little hands’, the term actuality refers to the highly skilled craftsman who execute haute couture designs.
the evolution of paris fashion week
Arguably the most prestigious of fashion weeks, Paris in fact owes a debt to New York for its origins.