Patrick McDowell Announces New Business Model Ahead Of London Fashion Week

In a bold move and true Patrick McDowell fashion, the pioneering luxury label has announced an industry-first business model ahead of London Fashion Week set to take place later this month, further embracing sustainability in the brand’s day-to-day operations.

Founded in 2018, Patrick McDowell is known for its atelier-centric, demi-couture pieces that champion avant-garde designs without sacrificing wearability. The newly launched business model, set to disrupt the sector and raise the bar for fellow designers in terms of social and environmental responsibilities, reimagines the role of the catwalk and leads with an uncompromising approach to sustainability.

Under this new solution for sustainable luxury, the brand is committed to redefining the approach to zero-impact growth, reconciling the limits of seasonal production, whilst balancing human and environmental impact, within the concept, development, and planning of each collection.

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Secondhand style strides forward in Oxfam’s London fashion week show | London fashion week

The first show to kick off London fashion week on Thursday night had all the usual elements you’d expect – a long runway with pumping music, models in towering heels and surprise celebrity appearances causing the front row to whip out their phones.

However, there was one particular point of difference: the cast, including the model Erin O’Connor, TV presenter Miquita Oliver and the trans activist Munroe Bergdorf, were all wearing secondhand clothes.

Munroe Bergdorf walks the runway at the Oxfam Fashion Fighting Poverty.
Munroe Bergdorf walks the runway at the Oxfam Fashion Fighting Poverty. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images

The show, Oxfam Fashion Fighting Poverty, was the third time the nonprofit has taken part in London fashion week.

All the clothes came from Oxfam’s own stores and were styled by the British stylist Bay Garnett. Every look was available to buy on eBay after the show, helping to raise funds for the charity.

Garnett is a pioneer of secondhand fashion

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Milan Fashion Week AW23: The chicest Street Style pictures – see photos

Goodbye, London and ciao Milano. It’s the penultimate AW23 fashion week already, and there is no doubt the Italian street style-set will serve up some majorly chic spring/summer wardrobe inspo.

Milanese crowds have no days off when it comes to sophisticated dressing. Top-notch tailoring is of course top of the agenda, with an amalgamation of timelessness that’s slightly edgy – our dream combo at Hello! Fashion…

MORE: London Fashion Week: 10 AW23 trends to effortlessly add to your wardrobe now

London followed in New York’s street style footsteps with the addition of metallic accessories in various forms. But eye-catching handbags, romantic maxi dresses and double denim that was given an eclectic makeover that dominated the British Capital.

On the streets of Milan, we’re already seeing a slew of statement trousers and numerous tones of tan (as Kendall Jenner also sported on the runway for Prada earlier today). 

So far on

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London Fashion Week’s Fall 2023 Street Style Was Chock-Full of Casual, Everyday Sneakers

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This past week, the style crowd landed in London for the second leg of the fashion month tour. And trendsetters packed plenty of street style looks to inspire your wardrobe, just as they did with green frocks, shoes, and bags at New York Fashion Week. Across the pond, many London Fashion Week attendees forwent the sky-high stilettos direction in favor of classic, cool sneakers.

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Mainstream athletic footwear brands like Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Salomon, and Fila stood out as the labels of choice for the fashion set. Even celebrities like Jordan Dunn, who wore Nikes, and Coi LeRay Collins, spotted in cool Asics, incorporated practical-yet-stylish sneakers into their calculated front row-ready outfit equations. Do the ladies of London

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Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′

Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′

As Milan Fashion Week is currently underway, we thought we would look back at some of the stellar street-style from LFW. London is known for its eccentric, punk sensibility and with its chilly weather — coats! Letterman jackets, a Coi Leray sighting, Hanifa boots, check, leather, the street style this fall/winter 2023 season has been quite impressive, and London didn’t disappoint.

Spotted trends; tons of vibrant colors, moto-jackets, oversized blazers, elevated athleisure, boots mixed with comfy sneakers, mules and crocs, and just an underlining understated cool edge.

Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′
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These Are The Street Style Trends We Spotted At London Fashion Week AW23

While the runways of London Fashion Week AW23 predict the trends of the future (drop-waist everything, we see you), it’s on the backs of editors, buyers and influencers sitting front row where the trends of now are really taking shape.

Thankfully, we had Darrel Hunter of Modehunter out on the streets of London capturing the parade of looks on show-attendees, so we know what pieces were popular with London’s tastemakers. Leather bomber jackets, back-to-school-style skirts, XL trouser cuffs and Tabi shoes were the true stand-out street style stars this season, let’s take a look where to shop and how to style them now.

Leather Bomber Jackets

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While motocross jackets were still absolutely everywhere this season, leather

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Braids, Braids and More Braids Dominated London Fashion Week Street Style

Plus: bold lip and eye looks, bright hair color and lots of hair accessories.

As the Fall 2023 season trucks along, fashion week attendees have already made it from the frigid temperatures of New York City to the similarly cold ones of London. And as everyone flocks to Milan next, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the many stunning beauty looks we spotted among the street style crowd outside the London Fashion Week shows.

This season, showgoers were really, really into braids: We spotted box braids, high-ponytail braids, knotted braids, pigtail braids and corn rows, to name only a handful. The obsession with all things plaited began with New York Fashion Week’s attendees, and we can safely say we now expect it to be the dominant hair trend for all of fashion month — at least off the runways.

In addition to all these intricate hairstyles,

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The eight style lessons to take away from London Fashion Week

When the going gets tough, the tough dress up. Always have. Always will. It’s an atavistic human reflex. When battle looms you literally slap on your war paint. Maxed-out glamour during the 1930s. Lipstick duties during the 1940s. Solar bursts of yellow, body-caressing, stretchy knits, grown-up knee-length skirts, the crispest of shirts, plush coats and a whole lot of dress-up kit at London Fashion Week, February 2023.

This is not a balmy climate, particularly if you’re an independent designer without the cushion of perfumes, sunglasses and make-up to prop you up through the lean times and the occasional global pandemic.

And yet… this is the first time since Covid closed everything down that London Fashion Week has seemed close to recovering its old sparky spirit – both on the catwalk and the line up of A-listers in attendance, from Vanessa Redgrave to Florence Pugh and Stormzy, all proving

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The Jewelry Report: The Four Standout Jewelry Trends at London Fashion Week

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In this new monthly column for Vogue’s jewelry shop, our editors search high and low, deep and far, to report on the internet’s biggest jewelry trends. Consider this your monthly crib sheet, so you don’t have to spend hours combing through to find what everyone is obsessing over.

The international tour known as fashion month touched down in the U.K. last week, and London Fashion Week certainly did not disappoint. Over here in Vogue’s jewelry department, our eyes were focused on the oft-ignored elements of a fashion show: the baubles. As with the clothes that walked the runway in London, the jewelry trends we noticed were irreverent, unexpected, and updated versions of classic styles we have come to know

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