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Paint your clothes and redesign your t-shirts: revive your wardrobe with Fashion Revolution

By Scarlett Conlon

From turning your old shower mat into a handbag, to dying garments with beetroot, FRW’s Fashion Open Studio has a week of free sessions to show you how to repurpose clothes and household objects

A week after lockdown began to ease in the UK, Fashion Revolution Week (FRW) kicks off today with a reminder that “back-to-normal” isn’t always best – especially when it comes to the fashion industry.

“Covid was like a giant magnifying lens that showed us very clearly where we keep going wrong as people on this planet,” says Orsola de Castro, founder and global creative director of Fashion Revolution, pointing to exploitation and abuse which, she says, “are rife” in supply chains.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/19/paint-your-clothes-and-redesign-your-t-shirts-revive-your-wardrobe-with-fashion-revolution

      

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Fore! How golf fashion finally got in the swing

By Nick Carvell

It has more dress codes than almost any other sport – and yet golfers are some of the worst dressed sportsmen on the planet. But now a group of high-profile amateurs are bringing streetwear to the 18th

When Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters earlier this month, he was handed a crisp green blazer with gold buttons to mark the achievement. Given that the sport’s highest honour is a rather jazzy bit of tailoring, it’s ironic that golf attire at a professional level is so achingly bland. And yet, it’s a different story at amateur level where a new wave of high-profile celebrity players and upstart brands are making golf sartorially interesting for the first time in decades – so much so that it’s starting to spill over from the fairway into real life. Norm- “FORE!” has arrived.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/19/fore-how-golf-fashion-finally-got-in-the-swing

      

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Fore! How golf fashion finally got in the swing

By Nick Carvell

It has more dress codes than almost any other sport – and yet golfers are some of the worst dressed sportsmen on the planet. But now a group of high-profile amateurs are bringing streetwear to the 18th

When Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters earlier this month, he was handed a crisp green blazer with gold buttons to mark the achievement. Given that the sport’s highest honour is a rather jazzy bit of tailoring, it’s ironic that golf attire at a professional level is so achingly bland. And yet, it’s a different story at amateur level where a new wave of high-profile celebrity players and upstart brands are making golf sartorially interesting for the first time in decades – so much so that it’s starting to spill over from the fairway into real life. Norm- “FORE!” has arrived.

https://t.co/es1rcS1KqB pic.twitter.com/FHXO2oF19I

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/19/fore-how-golf-fashion-finally-got-in-the-swing

      

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SZA says she was scared to wear hijab after 9/11

By Priya Elan

The New Jersey-raised singer faced Islamophobic judgments about her head covering and regrets fearing ‘what people said about me’

The singer SZA has spoken out about the Islamophobia she experienced as a child and how she stopped wearing a hijab covering after September 11 because she was “so scared” of the reaction it would provoke.

The singer, who grew up in a Muslim household in a predominantly white community in New Jersey, was speaking to the Muslim Girl website’s Snapchat series about her experiences.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/18/sza-hijab

      

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10 of the best SPF creams

By Funmi Fetto

Protection is key, and today’s lighter, more fluid SPF formulas work beautifully under makeup

‘‘Oh I can’t be bothered,” say the people who, well, can’t be bothered to use SPF. I get it. The thought of adding another skincare step is exhausting. So I’m not going to preach – we all know the risk of skin cancer. However, I would like to throw in another reason to use sunscreen. Most skincare now has active ingredients that exfoliate, brighten, smooth, correct, etc. If you are using anything of the sort then your skin is more susceptible to damage from UV rays. This means, without sunscreen, the dullness, premature ageing, fine lines and pigmentation issues you think you are resolving are not really going anywhere. They just get deeper, more stubborn and more extensive. So protection is key. Today’s lighter, more fluid SPF formulas work beautifully under makeup (Equilibrium by Hourglass is excellent); don’t leave ghoulish residues (great news for anyone with darker skin), and have additional skincare benefits. Shiseido, for instance, protects from premature ageing; Ultra Violette is infused with Kakadu Plum, an incredible source of Vitamin C, and Thank You Farmer delivers moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid and mistletoe extract, a kiss of life that stimulates skin cell turnover. Hopefully you can be bothered with that.

1. Shiseido Expert Sun Protector Face & Body Lotion SPF 50+ £45, shiseido.co.uk
2. Lancaster Sun Sensitive Oil-Free Milky Face Fluid SPF 50 £22, lookfantastic.com
3. Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream £18, cultbeauty.co.uk
4. Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 £19.89, richskxn.com
5. Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion £17.99, asos.com
6. Dr Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 £46, spacenk.com
7. Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Mineral Sunscreen
£42, katesomerville.co.uk
8. Ultra Violette Lean Screen, SPF 50
£34, spacenk.com
9. Hourglass Equilibrium Day Fluid £101, hourglasscosmetics.co.uk
10. Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30 £32, cultbeauty.co.uk

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/18/funmi-fetto-10-of-the-best-spf-creams-for-beautiful-protection-under-makeup

      

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The best UV protection on the high street | Sali Hughes

By Sali Hughes

Here comes the sun – and with it, dream sunscreens, old and new, for all skin types

One of my most popular recommendations, if your emails and messages are representative, is Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50. This feather-light sunscreen, ideal for oily and congested skins, is loved by many of you; but as it’s imported from Asia, it’s frequently out of stock.

You need go no further than Boots or Superdrug to find a replacement. La Roche-Posay’s new Hyalu B5 Aqua Gel SPF30 (£34, 50ml, available from Boots, Superdrug, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, Escentual and independent pharmacists) came to me via an unlabelled lab sample last year and I’ve been waiting impatiently to tell you how terrific it is. The transparent gel (great for anyone with a darker skin tone, as well as beardy men) plumps and hydrates skin within moments. All you grease-haters will love the silky finish, which provides enough moisture and slip for oily (even acne-prone), combination and balanced skins to proceed directly to makeup, skipping the day cream altogether. The SPF30 is adequate for extended periods outdoors; remember, the difference between 30 and 50 is pretty tiny. Low-maintenance and comfortable, it will be, for many, the dream sunscreen.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/17/the-best-uv-protection-on-the-high-street

      

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The best UV protection on the high street | Sali Hughes

By Sali Hughes

Here comes the sun – and with it, dream sunscreens, old and new, for all skin types

One of my most popular recommendations, if your emails and messages are representative, is Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50. This feather-light sunscreen, ideal for oily and congested skins, is loved by many of you; but as it’s imported from Asia, it’s frequently out of stock.

You need go no further than Boots or Superdrug to find a replacement. La Roche-Posay’s new Hyalu B5 Aqua Gel SPF30 (£34, 50ml, available from Boots, Superdrug, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, Escentual and independent pharmacists) came to me via an unlabelled lab sample last year and I’ve been waiting impatiently to tell you how terrific it is. The transparent gel (great for anyone with a darker skin tone, as well as beardy men) plumps and hydrates skin within moments. All you grease-haters will love the silky finish, which provides enough moisture and slip for oily (even acne-prone), combination and balanced skins to proceed directly to makeup, skipping the day cream altogether. The SPF30 is adequate for extended periods outdoors; remember, the difference between 30 and 50 is pretty tiny. Low-maintenance and comfortable, it will be, for many, the dream sunscreen.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/17/the-best-uv-protection-on-the-high-street

      

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Hail Satan shoes: why did the ‘Banksy of the internet’ put blood in 666 Nike Air Max?

By Morwenna Ferrier Deputy fashion editor

The trainer manufacturer soon sued, but has that just increased the appeal of MSCHF’s ‘drops’?

By now, you may have heard of the Satan shoes.

In March, a “company” called MSCHF injected a drop of its employees’ blood into the soles of 666 pairs of red-and-black Nike Air Max trainers. It added a pentagram-shaped charm to the laces, the words “Luke 10:18” – a reference to the Bible passage, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” – along the side, and named them after the devil. The trainers went on sale for more than $1,000 (£740) each; 665 sold in under a minute.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/16/hail-satan-shoes-why-did-the-banksy-of-the-internet-put-blood-in-666-nike-air-max

      

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Kanye West’s Air Yeezy sneakers up for auction at $1m

By Priya Elan

Sneakers, which are Sotheby’s most expensive shoe listing ever, were designed by West and Nike’s Mark Smith in 2007

Kanye West’s Air Yeezy sneakers are being auctioned for $1m, making them Sotheby’s most expensive shoe listing ever. They are expected to break the record set by a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan, which sold for $615,000 last year.

Related: Kid Cudi praised for wearing a dress but LGBTQ+ people see a double standard

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/16/kanye-west-air-yeezy-sneakers-auction-sothebys

      

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For effortless style, let Fran Lebowitz be your guide | Jess Cartner-Morley

By Jess Cartner-Morley

All you need is a blazer, white shirt and jeans

Television has been my surrogate social life for the past year, so all my style icons have been sourced via the small screen. Emily In Paris’s boss Sylvie gave excellent haughty French chic, at a time when I was watching fashion week on my laptop and pining for days ogling French Vogue editors across the catwalk. And Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek is to the incoming roaring 20s what Daisy Buchanan was to the last time around, mark my words.

But the style icon I will be channelling in the low-key re-entry phase of real-world dressing is a woman who isn’t trying to dress up at all. In fact, I am sure she would hate being written about like this. I am trying to think of the bone-dry killer putdown Fran Lebowitz would fire back if I said to her face that, after watching her Netflix show Pretend It’s A City, I wanted to dress more like her. But obviously I can’t, which is why she’s Fran Lebowitz and I’m not.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/16/for-effortless-style-let-fran-lebowitz-be-your-guide

      

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Why the big bright dress will be a post-lockdown fashion staple

By Hannah Marriott Fashion editor

Loose, lightweight and perfect for dancing, voluminous frocks promise freedom from fake tan, tailoring and depilation

As we prepare to peel off our jogging bottoms and tentatively reintroduce our lower halves to the world, retailers are betting on the big bright dress as the look of the socially distanced summer.

“Breezeable”, “voluminous” and “forgiving” are some of the terms designers are using for the loose, midi-length style, which is omnipresent in current collections.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/16/big-bright-dress-post-lockdown-fashion

      

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Need a Mother’s Day gift? Why not a vibrator necklace or yacht trip, says Goop

By Priya Elan

Annual gift guide includes luxury items that would seem beyond the means of most struggling in a pandemic-hit economy

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Mother’s Day gift guide for this year includes a vibrator necklace and a $600 bidet among other luxury items that would seem far beyond the means of most people still struggling in a pandemic-hit economy.

The annual gift guide from Paltrow’s wellness and lifestyle brand is, according to a blurb on the website, for “a calendar day dedicated to showering some of the most deserving among us with love”.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/15/goop-mothers-day-gift-guide-2021-gwyneth-paltrow

      

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Nose rings and plenty of glitter: Gucci show reveals ‘dialogue with otherness’

By Lauren Cochrane

Celebration of the fashion house’s 100th anniversary offers a postmodern take on branding

From high street to catwalk, collaboration is a mainstay of fashion now. But Gucci’s show on Thursday afternoon – one that celebrated the brand’s 100th anniversary – stepped the idea up a gear.

The creative director Alessandro Michele worked with the designs of one of his biggest rivals for influence – Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia. The resulting items featured the Balenciaga logo and Gucci monogram and looked like very expensive bootlegs. They had exactly the kind of postmodern take on branding that gets a lot of play in the Instagram era.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/15/nose-rings-glitter-gucci-show-dialogue-otherness-100th

      

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Virtual hoodie sells for £19,000 as a non-fungible token

By Priya Elan

Black hoodie from streetwear label Overpriced is part of growing NFT one-of-a-kind asset trend

A virtual hoodie has sold for £19,000, bought as a non-fungible token (NFT).

The black hoodie from the streetwear fashion label Overpriced, emblazoned with an expletive-laden logo in neon green graffiti font, sold on the digital art marketplace Blockparty.co to an anonymous bidder who, through scanning a code, can now “wear” the garment in virtual settings online.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/15/virtual-hoodie-sells-non-fungible-token-nft-overpriced

      

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Gucci family criticises ‘horrible, ugly’ casting of biopic film

By Priya Elan

Members of fashion dynasty hit out at roles played by Al Pacino and Jared Leto in House of Gucci

The Gucci family has hit out against the “horrible, horrible” and “ugly” casting of the House of Gucci film, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.

The film, which is now in production and directed by Sir Ridley Scott, tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani and her doomed marriage to Maurizio Gucci. Reggiani was convicted of his assassination in 1998 after hiring a hitman to kill him.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/15/gucci-family-criticises-horrible-ugly-casting-biopic-film

      

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