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The livery companies

With the ceaselessly unsatisfied temperament of today’s society, demands on fashion designers increase season by season. In search of a solution, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar looks to the past for unique and insightful inspiration

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When fashion fights

The fashion industry has a long and complicated history with protests: in our heated political moment does fashion have a voice that can be heard through the wave of activism?

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Couture dreaming

A run through of the dizzying heights of fashion’s most exclusive and luxurious club

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The luxurious four

Amidst the vast portfolio of designer brands, it is hard to choose just one that possesses sole ideal opulence when buying classic fashion pieces. Tarun Daruanani shares his top four to lust for…

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Perfume: necessity or luxurious extravagance?

With student budgets pinching hard, our little luxuries can often take the hit. Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar discusses whether perfume is a necessity or a throw away extravagance

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Lagerfelds’ style as costume

Sometimes personal style can go so far it transforms into a costume. Fashion and Beauty Editor Sarah Kilcourse looks at the ultimate fashion industry personality – Karl Lagerfeld

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An ode to Coco Chanel

This week we’re celebrating back to basics. Talia Lee-Skudder praises the fashion house of Chanel for its classic and timeless pieces that have remained current for over a century

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Are fashion and feminism incompatible?

Millie Kershaw argues that there is a place for feminism in the fashion industry and that being passionate about both subjects is not contradictory

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Craving & Saving: Cult Beauty Classics

Saving £63.02 on just four kinds of cult beauty products, Laura Mills introduces this week’s Craving & Saving alternatives on makeup

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Sarah Kilcourse takes a look at a powerful female figure who proves that fashion and feminism are a perfect match

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Florals for Spring? Ground breaking

Pretty much the most important fashion article you’ll read this year

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What are you saying?

Aimée Grant Cumberbatch wonders whether fashion is simply about making a statement