BEHIND THE SEAMS
According to a 2013 report by Randolph Kirchain and Elsa Olivetti from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the global apparel industry produced 150 billion garments in 2010, which was enough to provide 20 new articles of clothing for every person on the planet. This issue has only become worse since then. Today, the fashion industry is the second-most polluting industry on earth. Not to mention the poor work conditions and child labour. The major culprit of this is fast-fashion – cheap seasonal fashion that only lasts a few months before it is thrown out. However, if you’re buying clothes from anywhere and only wearing them for a single season, then you also need to re-think your shopping habits. We’d suggest you look for styles and fits that will last a number of seasons – timeless investment pieces that in turn help to save the planet.
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH FASHION
The cream of the fashion crop gathered at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate The British Fashion Awards. All eyes were on Gigi Hadid, who was looking sensational in a silver Atelier Versace jumpsuit and crowned international model of the year. Other guests at the glam event included Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell and Donatella Versace.
PICK OF THE MONTH
It’s all about investment pieces this month. Something every fashionable woman should own is a classic black heel and no designer does it better than Christian Louboutin. Purchasing quality might cost you at the time but you’ll be sure to have these stunning shoes forever. We love the ‘So Kate’ heels that feature the coveted, signature red sole. Ideal to wear from work to weekend and with every outfit in between. Slip these works of art on and strut confidently into an utterly elegant new year. For a best fit we suggest a half-size up, due to European measurements.