Style & Design
We don't know about you, but at UJHQ we’ve got one thing on the mind – spring wardrobe. Give us brights! Give us patterns! Give us perspex and high gloss! And a little sunshine wouldn’t go amiss...
It's a time for firsts at this season's fashion week. SS13 has thrown in the new with the familiar: Gaga walking at Philip Treacy (with an all-black catwalk, another first time), Preen returning after 10 seasons in NY, new fash-vocab ("showsensation") and some Olympians stepping into unfamiliar territory (Louis Smith at Paul Smith, Victoria Pendleton and Andy Murray at Burberry, Jess Ennis at Mulberry). These are our SS13 highlights.
There’s something silly in the air. And by ‘silly’ we mean an immature, glittery, plastic fantastic takeover by all things kiddie. Think the 90s Mickey Mouse Club meets Mattel with a pinch of cool – we’ve seen everything from Space Invaders paraphernalia and Hello Kitty rucksacks to Henry Holland glow-in-the-dark undies. Embrace your inner child and read on.
Remember when Paul Smith opened his first London shop in a tiny, dilapidated bakery on Floral Street? No nor do we (it was the age of flairs and crop tops after all). But we’re glad he did. The iconic Brit designer may have had dreams of cycling in the Tour de France, but we couldn’t imagine the London fashion scene without him.
We’re seeing something of a Regent Street revival at the moment. Now there’s a new kid on the flagship block (well, newly refurbished). One of Hugo Boss’ flagship boutiques has just opened its doors to newly revamped interiors. Think chic features, muted tones, and a more than luxurious design (we’re talking fitting rooms with rotating mirrors, LED lighting and visual screens).