Day: November 4, 2020

Fashion embraces disco as kitchen becomes dancefloor

By Priya Elan

Brands are getting in the groove for stay-at-home parties amid a 70s musical revival

With stay-at-home restrictions on the rise and England heading into its second lockdown, there is a surprising renaissance taking place in fashion and culture: disco.

Days before Kylie Minogue releases her new album, Disco, on Friday, John Lewis has unveiled its Christmas collection featuring a “kitchen disco two-piece” (a sparkly sweatshirt and joggers). The legendary Terry de Havilland label has announced its Disco collection featuring platform-heeled shoes in bold Studio 54 referencing colours.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/04/fashion-embraces-disco-as-kitchen-becomes-dancefloor

      

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Marks & Spencer falls to first loss as Covid crisis hits clothing sales

By Zoe Wood

Half-year loss of £87.6m comes as new coronavirus restrictions create more uncertainty

Marks & Spencer has crashed to its first-ever loss as clothing sales collapsed during the first coronavirus lockdown, with more pain to come as its shops in England face new restrictions.

The retailer made a pre-tax loss of £87.6m in the six months to 26 September after a series of one-off costs, including the £92m bill for a major reorganisation that resulted in 7,000 job cuts.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/04/marks-and-spencer-falls-to-first-loss-as-covid-crisis-hits-clothing-sales

      

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‘She was gangsta with her clothes’: How Princess Diana became 2020’s biggest style icon

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Her image is everywhere – in the return of The Crown, a Hollywood film, musical and emulated on the cover of Vogue. For the younger generation, there is no greater fashion inspiration right now

Until this spring, the defining experience of shared grief and loss in living British memory could be summed up in one word: Diana. The sea of flowers outside Kensington palace. The outpouring of emotion that recalibrated a country’s self-image. The cultural and political shock waves that threatened the monarchy. And the sickening jolt that comes with finding that the world can turn itself upside down without a moment’s notice.

Now, in this strange season of death, Diana is about to make a return to our national life. The fourth season of The Crown has already put Princess Diana back in Vogue. But there is also a documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of her death, and a Hollywood film, Spencer, in the works, in which Kristen Stewart plays the princess. Netflix has also announced the Diana musical is to be filmed and broadcast next year. While in real life, the row over her interview with Martin Bashir has reignited, with Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, calling for a formal inquiry into how it was secured.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/04/she-was-gangsta-with-her-clothes-how-princess-diana-became-2020s-biggest-style-icon

      

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