Meghan cradles bump on stage at British Fashion Awards

The Duchess of Sussex delighted fans with a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards, cradling her growing bump on stage as she presented the designer of her wedding dress with a prize.
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Swarovski, British Fashion Council Salute Vivienne Westwood at Fashion Awards in London

VIVA VIVIENNE: The British Fashion Council is saluting Vivienne Westwood for her longstanding efforts to get people to buy less and to think about the environment more.
At the Fashion Awards on Dec. 10, the BFC will hand Westwood the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, acknowledging her continued work to shift consumer attitudes and spearhead environmental awareness through her work in the fashion industry.
“Dame Vivienne Westwood will be recognized for being a campaigner for change throughout her career. She has led the way championing humanitarian and environmental issues, and her most recent campaign has led more businesses in the fashion industry in the U.K. to switch to green energy,” said Caroline Rush, the BFC’s chief executive officer.
Nadja Swarovski added that the award, whose past recipients include the late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, is part of Swarovski’s wider efforts to promote a sustainable future.
The company, which has also been taking part in the sustainability conversation with a new fine jewelry line created with cultured diamonds and recycled gold, is the BFC’s main partner on the event and has pledged a 300,000 pounds donation to the BFC education fund, ahead of the awards ceremony next Monday

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The Favourite dominates British Indie Film Awards

The Favourite lived up to its name by scooping a record 10 honours at the 21st annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
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Great British Bake Off: Final watched by 7.5 million viewers

It’s an increase on the number who watched last year’s final on Channel 4.
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British Fashion Council Spearheads Data Visualization Project Before LFW

LONDON — The British Fashion Council will be putting the spotlight on data — and the social reach of London Fashion Week — via a joint partnership with tech companies including Google and Holition during a five-day showcase that starts on Friday.
The new project, dubbed Blossoming Fashion Conversation, will showcase the number of posts and the reach of a series of LFW-related topics on social media and other digital outlets. Topics will include sustainability, model health, luxury and streetwear climates, designer and production heritage, emerging talent, diversity in the industry and overall innovation.
The data will be collected from keywords and hashtags on social platforms, as well as the British Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar web sites. It will be showcased in the form of a tree with different roots and branches. Each root will represent the reach of LFW-related articles, while the branches will indicate the total number of social media mentions each topic gains during the event. The graphics will be showcased on screens at 180 Strand, the main BFC runway venue.
The aim of the project is to explore new immersive ways of showing fashion. The BFC is also looking to educate the LFW audience, which includes industry members and the public,

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British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

The airline has said how hackers accessed customer data, but there are a variety of possible methods.
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Great British Bake Off: What the critics thought

Not a soggy bottom in sight for the ninth series of the cosy autumn treat.
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British Amateur Jockeys Race in Suffragette-Inspired Silks for Goodwood Magnolia Cup

PLACE YOUR BETS: The intense sun that baked the grounds of Goodwood in West Sussex, England did little to deter the amateur riders who took part in the annual, all-female charity race known as the Magnolia Cup.
The 11 riders included milliner Emily Baxendale, British model Rosie Tapner, cancer researcher Dr. Amanda Cross and businesswoman Katie Forrest, all of whom trained especially for the charity event. “There are all these strong women from all different disciplines and it’s amazing is that no one is a jockey, so you meet people from different fields,” said Baxendale.
After months of intense training and an animated 50-second flat sprint, Forrest and her horse Harry Hurricane took home the Magnolia Cup and a Swarovski crystal trophy presented by Nadja Swarovski, whose family company sponsored the event. Forrest accepted the trophy in tears, then took part in an emotional group hug from the participating riders.
“I’m so thrilled for Katie that she won, she could not be a better winner,” said Tapner. “We were all saying at breakfast, we actually want all of us to win and that we should trot through the finish line all holding hands because we’ve all worked as hard as each other and together,”

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Rihanna ‘honoured’ to front prestigious British Vogue issue

Pop star Rihanna is the cover star of British Vogue’s prestigious September issue.
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British MPs to Probe Fast Fashion Business with New Inquiry

LONDON – Fast fashion will be thrust under the spotlight in a new inquiry that was revealed and launched here Friday. The U.K.’s environmental audit committee is looking to reveal the damage done by fast fashion and clean up its environmental footprint.
Investigations will be conducted on fast fashion’s impact, such as its life cycle and carbon and water footprint. It will also focus on providing solutions for waste and pollution reduction. The committee is seeking submissions and contributions to their inquiry by September 3 to inform their first hearing.
“Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth, but the way we design, make and discard clothes has a huge environmental impact. Producing clothes requires toxic chemicals and climate-changing emissions,” said Mary Creagh, chairwoman of the environmental audit committee.
According to a report conducted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 fashion will have consumed over a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget if it continues to grow at the same rate. Fast fashion encourages a throwaway culture – mass production to capture current trends shortens the lifespan of clothing – and clothes that have been disposed into landfills have contributed to methane emissions.
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British Soap Awards: Connor McIntyre wins ‘villain of the year’

Connor McIntyre’s success was one of five awards for Coronation Street on the soaps’ glamour night.
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British theatres under threat from EU plans

Britain’s theatre industry is under threat as the European Union plans to ban energy-sapping lighting which could force venues to close.
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British Toddler at Center of Legal Battle Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support: ‘Heartbroken’

Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old terminally ill British boy at the center of a headline-making legal battle, has died just five days after he was taken off life support, his parents announced.

“Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am,” wrote his mother Kate James, 20, on Facebook early Saturday. “We are heartbroken. Thank you everyone for all your support 💙

His father, 21-year-old Thomas Evans, also wrote on Facebook, “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30 😥😢😥😢😥 absolutely heartbroken💔😭 I LOVE YOU MY GUY💙💙💙👨‍👦👨‍👦.”

Alfie initially survived in the days after medical staff at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cut off his life assistance, Evans said. Alfie continued to live despite being in a “semi-vegetative state” as a result of a mystery degenerative neurological condition, surprising doctors who said further attempts to treat the boy would be futile, according to the BBC. Alfie initially survived on his own for six hours on Monday before doctors provided the child with oxygen and hydration.

“We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Alfie’s family at this extremely distressing time,” Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said in a statement. “All of us feel deeply for Alfie, Kate, Tom and his whole family and our thoughts are with them. This has been a devastating journey for them and we would ask that their privacy and the privacy of staff at Alder Hey is respected.”

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The hospital also announced a makeshift memorial for the boy.

“We feel sure people will wish to place tributes to Alfie along with messages of support for Kate and Tom,” Alder Hey Hospital said. “To ensure there is sufficient space for these and to ensure the safety of all those who wish to visit, we have secured a suitable place in Springfield Park situated next to Alder Hey Hospital. This is on the advice of Merseyside Police.”

Evans and James have been in a lengthy battle to keep the ailing toddler on life support. Alfie has been at the hospital since December 2016.

However, a series of court rulings sided with doctors who said there was no hope for the boy, according to the Washington Post. The BBC reported that doctors argued that keeping Alfie on a ventilator would be “futile,” “unkind and inhumane.” Most recently, the European Court of Human Rights rejected the parents’ request to keep doctors at the Liverpool hospital from taking Alfie off of the assistance.

“I faught (sic) hard in court for my son because I know what’s right!!” the grieving father wrote in a Facebook post after the court’s decision. “And look where we are now my son is still ALIVE AFTER OVER 10 horrendous scary heartbreaking hours.”

The human rights court’s decision upheld that of Britain’s Supreme Court, in which justices said it would be pointless to take Alfie to Rome for treatment.

Still, the head of the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital said the Italian defense ministry had a plane ready and waiting to take Alfie to Italy for treatment if the additional Tuesday hearing grants the family’s appeal, according to the Associated Press.

On Monday, Pope Francis even voiced his support for Alfie.

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“Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted,” the Pope tweeted.

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In a fundraiser for Alfie, the family wrote that he was born “healthy and on time” in May 2016. However, the parents soon noticed Alfie was not accomplishing common milestones like lifting his head, maintaining eye contact and eating with his hands, according to the Just Giving fundraising page. Doctors initially believed the boy was simply a “late developer,” but became concerned when he began experiencing spasms and developed an infection.

The situation is similar to that of another London couple, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, whose son, Charlie, died in July after a lengthy court battle to treat the terminally ill 11-month-old baby. Earlier this year, Takesha Thomas and Lanre Haastrup lost their son, Isaiah, after a judge ruled that doctors could stop providing intensive care treatment to the boy who suffered brain damage.


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British Royal Baby Name Announced

ANOTHER ROYAL LOUIS: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised the British – and the world – with an off-kilter, and traditionally French, name for their third child who was born on Monday, April 23.
In defiance of all the bookies’ predictions, they called him Louis Arthur Charles. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. Among the British bookies’ favorite picks were Arthur, James, Albert and Phillip.
The royal couple kept the public waiting for four days before revealing the name of the little royal.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. The palace didn’t give any background about why they chose the name Louis in particular.
Louis is the third name of Prince George and Prince William’s fourth name as Prince Charles selected it as an homage to his mentor and friend Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle.
Earlier this week, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby boy, the Prince of Cambridge, just after 11 a.m. GMT in London. The prince weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

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British Movie Distributor Signature Set to Expand Following FFI Deal

British movie distributor Signature Entertainment, which has released more than 600 titles since launching seven years ago, is set to expand still further following its acquisition by FFI Holdings. Signature acts as an aggregator for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky, as well as other streaming services. Signature’s recent releases include “Beyond Skyline,” starring Frank Grillo […]

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British star, 14, makes world’s most influential list

British actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people – at the age of 14.
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British High Street Retailers Named in ‘Dirty Fashion’ Report

DIRTY FASHION: British High Street retailers Next, Asda and Tesco are among the companies that continue to source their viscose from dirty and dangerous factories, according to Changing Markets Foundation, a group that exposes irresponsible corporate practices.
Last June, the foundation issued a report called “Dirty Fashion revisited: Spotlight on a polluting viscose giant,” following an investigation into two factories owned by the Mumbai-based Aditya Birla Group.
The latest statement from Changing Markets, set to be issued late Tuesday, said air and water pollution from the factories is among the causes of ongoing health and environmental issues, and that Next, Asda and Tesco continue to work with them despite the claim.
“Our investigation suggests that Aditya Birla Group is failing to live up to its sustainability claims,” said Natasha Hurley, campaign manager at Changing Markets Foundation. “Brands buying from the company should understand what is really happening on the ground, where local residents’ and workers’ lives are blighted by pollution on a daily basis.”
Located in India and Indonesia, the factories produce 20 percent of the world’s viscose fabric. Viscose is made from plants and is biodegradable, but creating the fabric involves the use of hazardous chemicals, which can be harmful if not monitored

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Arab Fashion Council Plots Arab Fashion Week Riyadh, Partners With British Fashion Council

LONDON — The Arab Fashion Council is starting to lay the foundations for the development of a sustainable infrastructure across the Arab world, with a strategic partnership with the British Fashion Council and the debut of the first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh.
The nonprofit organization, which represents 22 countries across the Arab world and has recently set up a regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is aiming to use the event as a platform to support local talent, as well as international names looking to enter the Arab market.
“The history and trajectory of the BFC goes hand in hand with what we are trying to achieve: nurturing young talent and adopting an international vision,” said Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud, the organization’s honorary president.
In turn, the AFC will work toward providing opportunities for London-based designers to tap into the Arab market.
Jacob Abrian, the founder and chief executive officer of the AFC, pointed to the fact that their efforts are aligned with the government’s broader vision to diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia and create opportunities for its increasingly young generation — 70 percent of the population being under 30. “Most Arab countries are looking to diversify; Abu Dhabi, for example, announced that

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British Fashion Council Forges Closer Ties With China

LONDON — The British Fashion Council has been strengthening its ties with Hong Kong and China, including a new partnership with VIP.com, one of China’s top e-commerce platforms, and one with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
As part of the tie-in, VIP.com will become an official London Fashion Week sponsor and work with London-based brands throughout the year to help them enter the Chinese market.
The company also plans to host fashion shows that will be live-streamed in China and a variety of exhibitions, which will enable its customers to engage with these new labels.
Jenny Jioe, managing director of fashion at VIP.com, said that this partnership makes sense for the company given Chinese consumers’ increasing appetite for new brands.
“The fashion market in China is extraordinarily sophisticated and fast-paced, and hungry for new design talent,” said Jioe. “Our consumer is aware of London’s creative pedigree, and ready for both news and product. I know from firsthand experience that the brands in London, with all their energy and unbridled creativity, are precisely what we are looking for.”
Caroline Rush, chief executive at the BFC, added that the partnership will help emerging labels gain visibility in the market, despite their lack of advertising power.
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School of British talent to get BAFTA gong

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Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority has delayed issuing its provisional decision on 21st Century Fox’s $ 15 billion takeover bid for Sky by a month. Instead of publishing its findings during the week of Dec. 18, as originally scheduled, the watchdog agency will issue its report in January. A spokesman for the authority told local media […]

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Burberry Named Most Popular British Brand on Instagram

ALL IN THE NUMBERS: Burberry is the most popular British brand on Instagram, according to data set to be released Friday from Iconosquare, a social media analytics firm.
According to the group’s annual British brands report, Burberry nabbed the top slot for the second year in a row. The brand has more than 10.4 million followers, followed by Topshop at 9.2 million; Jimmy Choo, 7.3 million; Asos.com, 6.6 million; Alexander McQueen, 5.3 million, and Stella McCartney, 4.5 million.
The report also noted that “British brands have a long way to go,” and pointed to Nike, which has 75.2 million followers; Victoria Secret, 57.7 million followers, and Chanel, 25 million. All three top the global list.
“Burberry should be especially pleased with their efforts as they have topped our British brands on Instagram study for the second year running and boosted their follower count by over 2 million over 12 months,” said Romain Ouzeau, chief executive officer of Iconosquare.
“A strong social media presence is an essential component of any successful marketing strategy. The top ten most popular British brands on Instagram have all been able to successfully promote aspirational lifestyles to a wide audience of people and will reap rewards this holiday season.”

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British Designers Turn Out for Browns East Halloween Store Launch

SPOOKY SPACE: “I’m not a big fan of Halloween I must say, but I have to be for my daughter,” said Roksanda Ilincic at the Browns East launch in London on Tuesday evening. “We were carving pumpkins in the office and also with my daughter. So there were a lot of pumpkins going on.”
Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, Christopher de Vos, Sandra Choi, Molly Goddard and Nicholas Kirkwood were among the guests who turned out to mark the launch of the retailer’s concept store in Shoreditch.
In October, Browns opened the 4,000-square-feet unit on the corner of Club Row and Redchurch Street in east London. It is the first iteration of the Browns Nomad project that will see the retailer move its multi-brand shop from venue to venue, or city to city, around the world.
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British actress Lysette Anthony has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her.
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British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish academy.
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British Empire Strikes Back: Queen snubs Star Wars

The organisation which runs land belonging to the Queen has revealed it turned down a request from Star Wars producers to film at Windsor Great Park.
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British Climber Killed in Yosemite Rockfall Was Celebrating First Wedding Anniversary with Wife

The British couple hit by a 1,300-ton “sheet” of granite at Yosemite National Park on Thursday were on a dream holiday to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Experienced climbers Andrew Foster, 32, and wife Lucy, 28, from Cardiff, Wales, were at the end of a three-week vacation at the national park when disaster struck at the foot of El Capitan.

The U.S. National Park Service described seven rockfalls happening over a four-hour period from the southeast face of El Capitan, releasing approximately 1,300 tons of rock. Andrew was later found dead at the foot of the monolith by Yosemite park rangers and a search and rescue unit, while Lucy was airlifted to a local hospital with a fractured skull, according to KSEE24 News.

In a haunting social media record of their trip to Yosemite, the Fosters describe themselves as “a young married couple that enjoy nothing more than getting out and having adventures in the mountains together” on a blog titled The Adventures and Thoughts of Andrew & Lucy Foster.

The couple wrote, “We are not extreme athletes and describe ourselves simply as passionate weekend warriors. While our blog is just a log of what we have done we do hope that it will inspire other people to get out and experience the natural world.”

Facebook and Instagram pages linked to the blog also show the couple happily scaling Yellowstone’s Washington Column and Serenity Crack in the days before tragedy struck.

In one post, Andy is shown with a damaged hand after he “took a wiper off serenity crack.” He bravely added, “Pride was more damaged than my hands or shoes.”

Another post reveals they attempted to climb up the Washington Column but decided to turn back at the “half way ledge” because the face was overloaded with other climbers. “There loads of other teams so decide to bail rather than spend hours waiting in line,” reads the post.

Tragically, the feeds end with a picture of a tired but happy Andrew Foster at the foot of a climb, alongside the chilling words “Yosemite has broken Andy. Time for a rest.”

While Yosemite records about 80 rockfalls per year, Foster’s death is the first rockfall-related fatality in the park for 18 years. Overall, there have now been 16 fatalities and more than 100 injuries from rockfalls since park records began in 1857.

“It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Andrew Foster, who was killed in a tragic accident in Yosemite,” reads a statement from Alex Beasley, U.K. manager for clothing company Patagonia.

“Andy was a sales representative working in our UK team and had been with the business for five years. He was a much-loved member of our team and a passionate climber, mountaineer and skier who loved being in the outdoors. Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Lucy and their families. We offer them our deepest sympathies.”


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Sir Peter Hall, the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 86.
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Richard Branson’s Son Warns of ‘Civil Unrest’ on British Virgin Islands Following Hurricane Irma

Richard Branson‘s son kept his social media followers informed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, warning that prisoners on the British Virgin Islands have escaped and are armed ahead of his journey back to help in the relief efforts.

Sam Branson, who rode out the storm on the family’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, posted video messages and photos from the Caribbean showing the devastation from Irma.

In a video on Sunday, Sam said, “I’ve been getting some updates on the ground out there on the British Virgin Islands and it’s really sad to say that there is a lot of civil unrest.”

He continued, “Unfortunately some of the prisoners have escaped and are now armed.”

The 32-year-old warned that those sending supply boats to aid the area should have security and get the latest information from officials for their own safety.

“I don’t want to panic anyone but it’s really important people are aware of the situation there,” Sam said. “Some areas are okay, some aren’t. Just get the right information. It’s just incredibly tragic.”

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Sam made his way to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday before sharing that he was heading back to the British Virgin Islands to help in the relief efforts.

In a blog post on Virgin.com, Sam’s sister Holly wrote that “people have been left with nothing.”

“My brother Sam is currently travelling to the BVI with supplies and aid, ranging from nappies and clothing to water purification tablets and tarpaulin for shelter,” she wrote along with a photo of the two embracing. “It’s been very hard to gain an understanding of the situation on the ground with power on the islands still down, but he will be keeping you all updated as much as possible via his Instagram account.”

The massive storm destroyed much of Richard’s private island last week as it ripped through the Caribbean earlier.

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder, 67, also headed to Puerto Rico after hunkering down in his Necker Island wine cellar, but announced in a Monday blog post that he will soon return to the British Virgin Islands to help rebuild after the storm devastated parts of the Caribbean.

“Much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged,” Branson wrote.

“This story is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods. We have spent the past two days visiting team members who live on Virgin Gorda and as many people as possible, distributing aid, water and supplies.”

He added: “We have seen first-hand just how ferocious and unforgiving this storm was.”


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Great British Bake Off is ratings success for Channel 4

The opening episode was seen live by 5.8 million viewers, with an extra 700,000 watching on Channel 4+1.
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Fuse has ordered “Trivial Takedown,” a U.S. version of British pop culture gameshow “Blink” that the cable net promises will be “the fastest quiz on TV.” The show pits two celebrity contestants against each other in a head-to-head competition to identify music and pop culture icons. The format comes from British producer and distributor Zig… Read more »

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Walpole Opens Nominations for 2017 British Luxury Awards

OPEN CALL: Walpole has opened nominations for the 16th edition of its 2017 British Luxury Awards, to be held at London’s Dorchester hotel on Nov. 20. The industry event showcases British luxury brands’ craftsmanship, design and innovation with nominations open until Sept. 8.
Categories will include cultural experience, British luxury brand of the year, maker of the year, luxury with a heart, commitment to British manufacturing, excellence in exporting British luxury, digital, innovation and creativity, brands of tomorrow award for emerging talent, leader in luxury, international luxury brand of the year and lifetime achievement.
The judging panel is comprised of names including Michael Ward, Helen Brocklebank, Gillian de Bono, Hannah Rothschild and Stefan Sielaff.
Last year Ralph & Russo won for outstanding achievement, while Charlotte Tilbury scooped up brand of the year. Anya Hindmarch was awarded for digital innovation while Burberry was named champion of luxury sustainability.
Walpole is a not-for-profit organization that aims to protect and promote British luxury brands at home and abroad with members including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Harrods and Jimmy Choo.

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British Brands Converge on U.S. Men’s Market

With Brexit looming and the potential loss of commerce with other European nations, the U.K. fashion and textile industry is increasing its focus on the American market.
At the men’s trade shows in New York this week, nearly 50 designers and manufacturers of men’s wear brought their wares to the city. Among the brands showing at Project, MRket, Capsule, Liberty Fairs and Man under the tag line “Brits in New York” were Alan Paine, Austin Reed, Barbour, Edward Green, Ettinger, John Smedley, French Connection, Trickers, Derek Rose, Ted Baker London, Troubadour and Richard James.
Paul Alger, director of international business development for the U.K. Fashion & Textile Association, said, “If Brexit happens, we need to make sure we replace the business we’ll lose in continental Europe with other markets. And the U.S. is tops on that list.”
As a result, the UKFT provides grants of 1,200 pounds for brands to show internationally up to six times.
In addition to the U.S., the grants are available to manufacturers showing at Pitti Uomo in Florence, where Alger said 100 U.K. brands were represented at the latest edition in June, as well as at shows in Paris; Lyon, France; Shanghai, and Berlin.
Although the UKFT doesn’t have the

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REMEMBERING GINA FRATINI: The British designer Gina Fratini, famous in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties for her dramatic ball gowns, has died aged 85, in London. Fratini had a long list of celebrity clients – including Princess Diana – and was best known for plying miles of silk, organza, velvet and taffeta into romantic dresses with ruffles, ribbons or soft prints. She later worked as a guest designer for Norman Hartnell.

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British Kids Provide The Most Adorable Takedown Of Donald Trump

George Washington had to have been the American President most hated by the British, but Donald Trump may giving the first president a run for his continentals (“continentals” being a term for dollars in Washington’s young country).

According to a poll by The Guardian around the time of Trump’s inauguration, around 50 percent of British responders believed that Trump was “dangerous.” A GFK poll later found that around 60 percent of Brits disapproved of his presidency. This still tracks with the nearly 60 percent of Americans who currently disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, according to Gallup.

Given this, it makes sense that it wouldn’t be hard to find a group of British kids with negative opinions about Trump. And as British children have British accents, such a group would also inevitably be strangely cute.

I know he doesn’t like people with brown skin.
Charlie, a British kid referring to Donald Trump

For a “Chelsea” episode that will air on Netflix this Friday, Chelsea Handler visited England and successfully interviewed British children about the American president.

Most notable in this clip provided exclusively to HuffPost was a kid named Charlie, who first responded to Handler’s question, “What do you know about Donald Trump?” with the line, “Well, for start, he’s got an orange face.”

Then Charlie pivoted.

“I know he doesn’t like people with brown skin.”

“That’s right,” Handler responded. “You know what that’s called?”

Another kid started ooh-ing and tried to get Handler’s attention. After he raised his hand, the kid matter-of-factly answered, “Racism.”

Never have you seen a more adorable takedown of the president. Stephen Colbert might be nuanced and biting in his attacks, but he’ll now need to get a British accent and reverse his age a few decades to compete in the anti-Trump late-night arena.

Here’s Handler with the group of kids:

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British Designers Turn Out for Launch of ‘The World of Anna Sui’ Exhibition

SPOTLIGHT ON SUI: Designer love was flowing on Thursday night at the opening party for Anna Sui’s retrospective at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday night. Among the guests were Sui’s creative peers, including Stephen Jones, John Rocha, Pam Hogg, Twiggy and Rifat Özbek.
“She’s been collecting my clothes for years. Then I gradually got to know her — which has been wonderful,” said Zandra Rhodes, who founded the museum in 2003. Rhodes, who first met Sui 15 years ago, said her favorite bits of the show were the prints she did for Sui “when she did her Tahiti collection.”
Rhodes has recently been working on prints for Valentino’s men’s wear and resort collections.
Jones said he met Sui in 1982 through Marc Jacobs and the jeweler Karen Erickson. He said his favorite Sui moment was the designer’s spring 1994 show at New York Fashion Week. “Linda [Evangelista], Naomi [Campbell] and Christy [Turlington], coming down the runway in little baby-doll dresses — genius,” Jones said.
Known for her exuberant looks made from rich fabrics, prints and colors, and for tapping into subcultures, “The World of Anna Sui” features 125 ensembles complete with accessories, shoes and hats and highlights the designer’s collaborations, collections, interior work

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British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

WAR MEMORIAL: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the unveiling ceremony of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial in London on Thursday.
The memorial, a sculpture at Victoria Embankment Gardens, near the Thames, honors the soldiers who served Britain during the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guests at the service that followed at Horse Guards Parade included senior members of government, military veterans and their families, politicians and civil servants.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial was created by the sculptor Paul Day and designed with two copper medallions — representing Iraq and Afghanistan — which sit in the middle of two large stones.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an indigo twill swing coat from Michael Kors Collection and a navy hat. A fan of recycling her outfits, she had already donned the coat for a visit to the Anzac Day ceremonies during the royal tour in Australia in 2014.

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British Royal Amelia Windsor Sat Front Row at Sonia Rykiel

NOBLE AIMS: Actress Emma Greenwell and the British royal Amelia Windsor sat front row at Sonia Rykiel’s fall show.
Greenwell said she had just spent a month in Mexico “taking some me-time” after filming two seasons of the Showtime series “Shameless” in quick succession.
“Mexico was amazing,” the actress said. “I was traveling with my friend who is a designer, Lotte Selwood. She’s looking at sustainable fashion so we went out visiting factories and artisans.”
Greenwell played a British noblewoman opposite Chloé Sevigny in the 2016 period comedy “Love & Friendship.”
Cue Windsor, who had recently traveled to Milan Fashion Week to walk in Dolce & Gabbana’s fall show.
Another pedigreed “It” girl who walked in the Dolce show was seated nearby. Delilah Hamlin, daughter of the actors Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, attended the show with her father and sister Amelia.
“I try to go with the flow,” Hamlin said of her nascent career, which has included modeling for Tommy Hilfiger and Sherri Hill. “I feel like modeling is really just what’s happening right now, but I also sing.”

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British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song

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British Designer Gareth Pugh Releases Short Film Ahead of London Fashion Week

CINEMATIC TEASER: British designer Gareth Pugh has released a cinematic teaser ahead of his fall show, which takes place during London Fashion Week. Pugh will stage a runway show at 8 p.m. in Collins Music Hall in Islington Green on Feb 18.
Filmed in black and white, the production was directed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin, who worked with creative consultant Carson McColl.
The film — which runs in under three minutes — opens up to a phrase from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, “‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead the blind.” The movie features Latin American singer and songwriter Rebekah Del Rio singing “Llorando,” a Spanish-version of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” in a cappella. The “Mulholland Drive” star — wearing a fur coat — is pictured performing outdoors at an apartment complex.
Pugh said the moment was as “an iconic visual conceit, and a fitting metaphor for truth in a post-truth arena and a vision of a world on the precipice of anarchy.”
No stranger to a theatrical display, the designer’s spring show held last September took a cue from the opera. In addition, the designer unveiled more than 60 costumes on the stage of Palais Garnier in Paris.
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Grammy honours British inventor of stereo sound

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British Tweed Supplier Linton Launches Men’s Apparel in Japan

TOKYO—Linton, an English textile company that is primarily known for being Chanel‘s tweed supplier, is launching its first ready-to-wear line in Japan.
Linton Japan will launch Linton Men with a small collection of tweed jackets and coats starting with the fall season. The pieces are all made with Linton fabrics, but are designed and sewn in Japan. The company is targeting department stores and multi-brand boutiques, and anticipates the collection will hit stores in mid-August.
“The concept behind the brand is accessible luxury,” said designer, Yoritsugu Negaki during a launch event at Tokyo’s British embassy.
“As a luxury line, we are targeting customers in their 40s and up, but we expect actual customers to mainly be in their 50s and up.”
Prices for the pieces range from 88,560 yen, or $ 781, for a basic tweed jacket, to 162,000 yen, or $ 1,429, for a jacket made of a patchwork of different fabrics. Coats range from 118,800 yen, or $ 1,048, to 138,240 yen, or $ 1,219.
“We expect our customers will be the kind of people who can afford to buy a nice jacket and just wear it once or twice a month,” Negaki said. “We don’t see these as everyday items.”
William Linton founded the brand in 1912

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FUNDING FASHION: The British Fashion Council and British Vogue have unveiled the 2017 contenders for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund. They are Huishan Zhang, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Palmer Harding, Shrimps, Sophie Hulme and Toogood.
The designers will be evaluated by the fund committee on Feb. 2, at Breather.com in Covent Garden, and the winner will be announced on April 4. As reported, the fund has amended its format this year with the 200,000 pound, or $ 248,785 at current exchange, prize to be split among three winners. The recipients will receive assistance with business development and mentoring through BFC’s Business Support team.
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British Fashion Council, Barneys Promote London Design Talent

ALL DRESSED UP: The British Fashion Council is teaming with Barneys New York to promote London creative talent, with the windows of the Madison Avenue store to be dedicated to British brands through Jan. 25.
Designers taking part are a mix of established and emerging talent and include A-Cold-Wall, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Archer, Belstaff, Burberry, By Walid, Erdem, J.W. Anderson, Osman, Paul Smith, Saloni, Tabitha Simmons, Teija and Victoria Beckham.
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Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945

Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945


In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the ‘peacock male’ was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed study of rich archival material, this pioneering study examines the production, circulation and consumption of print, television and cinema publicity for men’s clothing in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century. The study explores design issues and period style in advertising, the role of market research and consumer psychology in determining target audiences, the idea of the ‘new man’ in representing fashionable masculinities, and the various ways that menswear retailers and brands dealt with sex and gender, race, class and age. From y-fronts to Austin Reed suits to Levi’s jeans, menswear advertising epitomised the themes, stereotypes, contradictions and ambiguities of masculinity in an age of great social change. This meticulously researched and detailed work of scholarship will be essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, advertising, media, cultural and gender studies.

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Ashley Graham, British Vogue January 2017Ashley Graham is proud to be changing lives by breaking beauty barriers.
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This video is part of a series that features some of the scenic rides on the British railway system. On this journey, the train afficionado climbs on board at Weymouth and settles in for a lovely journey along the coast of Britain. The train passes through rugged coastal areas by ancient castles and quaint seaside towns. The destination is the Isle of Wight, renowned for its splendid gardens, towering cliffs, wind-swept sandy coves, and always, the sea~Rose of Sharon Winter

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British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44


Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last decade of the Walpole ministry, the attempt to replace it by a Patriot government, and the return of the Old Corps Whigs to a process of dominance. In particular it reveals how ministerial change and political fortunes were closely linked to foreign policy, with foreign policy both affecting, and being affected by, political developments. The book draws upon a great range of foreign and domestic sources, but makes particular use of foreign diplomatic records. These are important as many negotiations were handled, at least in part, through envoys in London. Moreover, these diplomats regularly spoke with George II and his ministers, and some were personal friends of envoys and could be used for secret negotiations outside normal channels. The range of sources consulted ensures that the book offers more than any previous book to cover the period as a whole, whilst not simply becoming a detailed study of a number of episodes. Instead it retains the strong structural aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and politics necessary to examine questions about political stability, motivation and effectiveness. Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy, ‘Politics and Foreign Policy under George I’ (covering the period 1714-27) this new book takes the story up to 1744 and continues to illuminate the complex and often opaque workings of the British state at a turbulent period of European history.

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PANTS ON FIRE: Two British luxury brands – Amanda Wakeley and Mulberry – have been caught in a war of words between the Prime Minister Theresa May and David Cameron’s former education secretary Nicky Morgan.
Morgan has accused May of profligacy in her purchase of a pair of brownish-gold Amanda Wakeley leather trousers, which she wore at home during a recent shoot for The Sunday Times of London — and more recently for work at No. 10 Downing Street.
In the shoot, the fashion-loving prime minister teamed the 995 pounds, or $ 1,250, flared trousers with a pair of black and white Burberry sneakers and a dark, draped sweater. May has long been a lover of fashion, wearing designer brands including Roland Mouret, Anya Hindmarch, and Russell & Bromley.
In September, May hosted a cocktail at Downing Street to usher in London Fashion Week and give the industry a pep talk. “Thank you for what you are doing for British business out there, and across the world,” she told designers and industry leaders. “Long live British fashion. Let’s go from success to success.”
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British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57

British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57


The years between 1744 and 1757 were a testing time for the British government as political unrest at home exploded into armed rebellion, whilst on the continent French armies were repeatedly victorious. Providing an analytical narrative, supported by thematic chapters, this book examines the relationship between Britain’s politics and foreign policy in a period not hitherto treated as a unit. Building upon methods employed in the preceding two books (‘Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727’ and ‘Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44’), this volume charts the significant political changes of 1744-57. It shows how ministerial change and political fortunes were closely linked to foreign policy, with foreign policy affecting, and being affected by, political developments. In particular, it asks important questions about the politics and foreign policy of these years and thus reconsiders the context of imperial growth, economic development and political stability. Far from being simply a study of individual episodes, the book outlines the structural aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and politics, examining issues of political stability, motivation and effectiveness. In particular, the role of monarch, Court and ministers are considered alongside those of Parliament, parliamentary politics, and the public sphere of discussion, notably, but not only, the press. The book therefore offers a guided narrative that both uses and builds on the analysis offered by contemporary commentators, and provides an informed assessment of the significance of the ideas, terms and language employed in eighteenth-century Britain to discuss foreign policy and politics.

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British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57

British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57


The years between 1744 and 1757 were a testing time for the British government as political unrest at home exploded into armed rebellion, whilst on the continent French armies were repeatedly victorious. Providing an analytical narrative, supported by thematic chapters, this book examines the relationship between Britain’s politics and foreign policy in a period not hitherto treated as a unit. Building upon methods employed in the preceding two books (‘Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727’ and ‘Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44’), this volume charts the significant political changes of 1744-57. It shows how ministerial change and political fortunes were closely linked to foreign policy, with foreign policy affecting, and being affected by, political developments. In particular, it asks important questions about the politics and foreign policy of these years and thus reconsiders the context of imperial growth, economic development and political stability. Far from being simply a study of individual episodes, the book outlines the structural aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and politics, examining issues of political stability, motivation and effectiveness. In particular, the role of monarch, Court and ministers are considered alongside those of Parliament, parliamentary politics, and the public sphere of discussion, notably, but not only, the press. The book therefore offers a guided narrative that both uses and builds on the analysis offered by contemporary commentators, and provides an informed assessment of the significance of the ideas, terms and language employed in eighteenth-century Britain to discuss foreign policy and politics.

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Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire

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This book frames the fascinating life and influential works of the Hungarian Orientalist, Arminius Vambéry (1832-1913) within the context of nineteenth century identity politics and contemporary criticisms of Orientalism. Based on extensive research, the book authoritatively presents a comprehensive narrative of Arminius Vambéry’s multiple identities as represented in Hungary and in Great Britain. The author traces Vambéry’s development from a marginalized Jewish child to a recognized authority on Hungarian ethnogenesis as well as on Central Asian and Turkish geopolitical developments. Throughout the book, the reader meets Vambéry as the Hungarian traveler to Central Asia, the British and Ottoman secret agent, the mostly self-taught professor of Oriental languages, the political pundit, and the highly sought after guest lecturer in Great Britain known for his fierce Russophobe pronouncements. The author devotes special attention to the period that transformed Vambéry from a linguistically talented but penniless Hungarian Jewish youth into a pioneering traveler in the double-disguise of a Turkish effendi masquerading as a dervish to Central Asia in 1863-64. He does so because Vambéry’s published observations of an arena still closed to Europeans facilitated his emergence as a colorful personality and a significant authority on Central Asia and Turkey in Great Britain for the next fifty years. In addition, the book also devotes significant space to Vambéry’s dynamic relationship to his most famous student, Ignác Goldziher (1850-1921), who is considered to be one of the founders of modern Islamic Studies. Lastly, Vambéry’s impact on Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, is also explored.

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Zatchels Womens Handcrafted Pastel Leather Mag Dot Handle Satchel (British Made)

Zatchels Womens Handcrafted Pastel Leather Mag Dot Handle Satchel (British Made)

Hand-crafted from premium UK leather, the classic Zatchel satchel features cable stitching and twin silver nickel buckles, concealing magnetic, quick-open fasteners underneath. Includes an adjustable, detachable strap and top handle, allowing you to carry the bag over your shoulder, across your body or by hand. Also features a small card window on the front of the satchel. Each bag also comes with Zatchels free lifetime guarantee, with all future manufacturing faults covered for a small postage fee. Includes an individual bag number and a matching certificate of authenticity. Adjustable strap: 50 to 70cm drop from shoulder. Choice of 4 sizes (approx. – Not including handle): 13in (Width- 13in, Height- 9in, Depth- 3in),14.5in (Width- 14.5in, Height- 10in, Depth- 3.5in), 16in (Width- 16in, Height- 11in, Depth- 4.5in), 17.5in (Width- 17.5in, Height- 12in, Depth- 5in). If your bag gets wet, please allow it to dry naturally do not apply direct heat. Founded in 2011, Zatchels has quickly established itself as a modern British accessories brand. Fashion-forward and trend led, the company creates two collections a year drawing inspiration from the hottest catwalk looks. Each bag is lovingly hand-made in a British factory, using only the finest quality leathers, and Zatchels staff are expertly hand-trained to ensure exceptional workmanship. Founders Dean Clarke and Brian Brady are British manufacturing advocates. Using their wealthy design knowledge and over 20 years combined experience, Zatchels now currently boasts a strong international balance of own retail, wholesale and online sales, with impressive plans for future growth. Each collection introduces designs in an array of on trend colors, prints, patterns and shapes. Celebrity fans of Zatchels include Jessie J, Eliza Doolittle, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Rosie Fortescue.

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Zatchels Womens Handcrafted Leather Mag Dots Top Handle Satchel (British Made)

Zatchels Womens Handcrafted Leather Mag Dots Top Handle Satchel (British Made)


Hand-crafted from premium UK leather, the classic Zatchel satchel features cable stitching and twin silver nickel buckles, concealing magnetic, quick-open fasteners underneath. Includes an adjustable, detachable strap and top handle, allowing you to carry the bag over your shoulder, across your body or by hand. Also features a small card window on the front of the satchel. Each bag also comes with Zatchels free lifetime guarantee, with all future manufacturing faults covered for a small postage fee. Includes an individual bag number and a matching certificate of authenticity. Adjustable strap: 50 to 70cm drop from shoulder. Choice of 4 sizes (approx. – Not including handle): 13in (Width- 13in, Height- 9in, Depth- 3in),14.5in (Width- 14.5in, Height- 10in, Depth- 3.5in), 16in (Width- 16in, Height- 11in, Depth- 4.5in), 17.5in (Width- 17.5in, Height- 12in, Depth- 5in). If your bag gets wet, please allow it to dry naturally do not apply direct heat. Founded in 2011, Zatchels has quickly established itself as a modern British accessories brand. Fashion-forward and trend led, the company creates two collections a year drawing inspiration from the hottest catwalk looks. Each bag is lovingly hand-made in a British factory, using only the finest quality leathers, and Zatchels staff are expertly hand-trained to ensure exceptional workmanship. Founders Dean Clarke and Brian Brady are British manufacturing advocates. Using their wealthy design knowledge and over 20 years combined experience, Zatchels now currently boasts a strong international balance of own retail, wholesale and online sales, with impressive plans for future growth. Each collection introduces designs in an array of on trend colors, prints, patterns and shapes. Celebrity fans of Zatchels include Jessie J, Eliza Doolittle, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Rosie Fortescue.

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British Army Uniform and the First World War

British Army Uniform and the First World War


What did British combatants wear on the western front in the First World War? From the idealized recruitment images to the coarse trousers and ill-fitting tunics, Jane Tynan retraces wartime culture through images and experiences of khaki. Photographs, newspapers, memoirs, war office documents and tailoring ephemera reveal the impact of the war on the tailoring trade. But the story of uniform also involves the wartime knitting projects, the issue of ‘Kitchener Blue’, Sikhs wearing khaki on the western front, and the punishments given to COs. Military uniforms were designed to make soldiers of civilian men and to rank them according to race and class, but Tynan argues that neat images of men in khaki concealed the reality that clothing an ever-expanding army involved compromise, resistance and improvisation. Uniforms transformed men and war changed British society. This book tells the story of British army clothing during wartime and offers insights into why khaki has endured as the symbol of modern militarism.

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Jack Nicklaus Autographed 16 x 20 1978 British Open Photograph – Fanatics Authentic Certified – Autographed Golf Photos

Jack Nicklaus Autographed 16 x 20 1978 British Open Photograph – Fanatics Authentic Certified – Autographed Golf Photos


This 16″ x 20″ 1978 British Open photograph has been personally hand-signed by golf great Jack Nicklaus. This product includes the official Golden Bear hologram and an individually numbered, tamper evident hologram from Fanatics Authentic. To ensure authenticity, the hologram can be reviewed online. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.

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British Designer Claire Barrow Stages First Solo Art Show

CLAIRE’S CREATIVITY: British designer Claire Barrow will be taking over East London’s M. Goldstein gallery for her first solo art show in April.
Titled “Bed, Bath & Beyond,” the mixed media exhibit will feature 17 pieces in ink, neon and acrylic.
The works juxtapose modern daily anxieties with medieval fables and religious iconography.
Barrow references the ritual of baptism against the daily habit of taking a shower or the fear of germs within a series of canvases, neons, shower curtains and toilet rolls.
“My initial reference point was social anxieties in British modern life. Then I was researching imagery from the Renaissance and Christianity’s depiction of hell, baptism and rebirth, so I started thinking about the similarities between that and the modern rituals of washing and feeling clean or free of guilt,” Barrow told WWD. “Once I had began painting and drawing, though, it was very much coming from my own imagination, I began referencing my feelings and instincts rather than taking any kind of direct visual inspiration.”
The NewGen recipient,who debuted her label as part of Fashion East during the spring 2013 season, has always blurred the lines between art and fashion.
“Every piece I create has art on it, there is a complete crossover

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British Lifestyle Label Toast Refreshes Its Design Aesthetic Under New Management

REMAKING TOAST: The British label Toast is refreshing its design aesthetic, and looking to new markets outside the U.K., where it has 11 shops.
Launched in the Nineties as a catalogue company by husband-and-wife team Jessica and James Seaton, Toast offers women’s and men’s wear, footwear and items for the home.
Last month, the company named Suzie de Rohan Willner, formerly chief executive officer of FitFlop Ltd., to the post of chief executive officer and Laura Shippey, previously senior designer at Margaret Howell and J. Crew, as head of design.
“I guess Jamie and I would say that we didn’t feel we were really doing the job that we wanted to do,” said Jessica Seaton. “I think Suzie is very aligned with us, and now we feel like we can capitalize on the potential. We’ve had a roller-coaster year of managing and thrashing out what exactly we wanted, and it was thoughtfulness, in the products, and how we deal with people and the world.”
Spring 2016 is the brand’s transitional collection, and the first under the new design team. The aesthetic is based around textiles and is filled with androgynous silhouettes that are meant to be functional, as in an olive green trench that’s based

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Victoria and David Beckham Wore Matching Black Tuxedos at British Fashion Awards 2015

While Victoria and David Beckham haven’t always had success with matching outfits (the matching leather duds the duo wore at the 1999 Gucci show aren’t remembered fondly), the couple gave it another go at last night’s British Fashion Awards. Victoria, nominated for the womenswear designer award, wore a tux jacket from her own label. While we would have loved to see that sharp look strut across the stage, sadly she didn’t get to take home a statuette; the honor went to J.W. Anderson.

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Even if we expect to see Victoria looking posh and pretty perfect all the time, it’s a different story in her home life. We melted over the fact that she greeted a recent interviewer in sweatpants, and David’s copped to preferring his wife casual (ideally in jeans and Adidas sneakers).

Beyond the whole looks-good-in-a-tux thing, come see why David Beckham so rightly deserved People‘s sexiest man label this year.



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British Fashion Council Names MA Scholarship Winners

AN EDUCATION: The British Fashion Council on Thursday named the three designers who have won MA scholarships for 2015 via its British Fashion Council Education Foundation.
They are Benny Andaloo, a BA graduate from Central Saint Martins, who will study the MA Fashion Men’s Wear course at CSM; Gabriella Sardena, a BA graduate from Manchester School of Art, who will study the MA Fashion Textiles course at CSM; and Shaun Harris, a BA graduate of Kingston University, who will study for an MA in Fashion Women’s Wear at the Royal College of Art.
The BFC Education Foundation is a registered charity, and the scholarship scheme is funded by donations from Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-porter and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha.  The initiative funds both BA and MA scholarships, with fees for BA courses for U.K.-based students at 27,000 pounds, or $ 42,500, excluding living costs, and MA fees at around 9,500 pounds, or $ 14,900. The scholarship initiative is also supported by the British government with its employer ownership funding program, which allows employers to invest in the skills of a future work force.
Past recipients of the scholarships include Erdem Moralioglu, who won in 2002, and Aitor Throup, who won in 2004.

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British Battleships 1919-1945

British Battleships 1919-1945


This superb reference book achieved the status of ‘classic’ soon after its first publication in 1993; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books. And with good reason. Offering an unprecedented range of descriptive and illustrative detail, the author describes the evolution of the battleship classes through all their modifications and refits. As well as dealing with design features, armour, machinery and power plants and weaponry, he also examines the performance of the ships in battle and analyses their successes and failures; and as well as covering all the RN’s battleships and battlecruisers, he also looks in detail at the aircraft carrier conversions of the WWI battlecruisers Furious, Glorious and Courageous. British Battleships 1919-1939 is a masterpiece of research and the comprehensive text is accompanied by tabular detail and certainly the finest collection of photographs and line drawings ever offered in such a book. For this new edition the author has added some 75 new photographs, many of them having never appeared in print before, and the book has been completely redesigned to fully exploit the superb photo collection.A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.

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British Label Wolsey Marks 260 Years With Made in the U.K. Collection

British heritage label Wolsey, known for its woolens and outerwear, marks its 260th anniversary this year and the label’s creative director Chris Lee has gone back to the company’s long-established roots to create a capsule collection to mark the milestone.
The Made in the U.K. collection launches in September, and comprises two coats, a sweater and accessories that take their cues from Wolsey’s archives.
All the designs are made at Wolsey’s factory in Leicester, England.
The label began in the same area as a hosiery manufacturer in 1755, and evolved over the years to incorporate outerwear, military garments and sportswear.
In 2010, Jamey Hargreaves — whose family founded British retailer Matalan — acquired the label, and set about relaunching it as a heritage and performance sports brand.
Prices for the collection start at 50 pounds, or $ 78, for a beanie hat.
The line will launch at Wolsey’s London flagship on Soho’s Brewer Street.

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British Designer Claire Barrows Hosts Pop-up, Revamps Website

SECRET STORE: To coincide with the launch of her revamped Web site, Claire Barrow will host a “secret” pop-up store, offering limited-edition designs beginning Aug. 7. Shoppers can sign up on clairebarrow.com to receive a code to gain access to shop at the pop-up.
The online shopping area will offer 24 pieces including silk scarves, ruffle tops, tote bags, shirts, sew-on patches and leather coats and jackets. Designed exclusively for the store, the pieces have been hand-painted by Barrow. In addition, she’s selling a series of leather iPhone cases designed together with The Case Factory. The price range is 20 pounds, or $ 31, for a painted patch to 1,500 pounds, or $ 2,340, for a lambskin leather swing coat.
“It’s a pre-collection, but very limited edition, each thing having been hand-painted, dyed, etc. by myself,” Barrow told WWD. “Like all my collections, it has a story behind it. The idea of hand-painting things to sell online inspired the collection because it got me thinking about art you can wear and e-commerce; it’s a bit like being in the [museum] gift shop rather than the gallery. From this idea I constructed a curated ‘gift shop’ range of products for a make-believe museum of ancient erotic

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Observing America: The Commentary of British Visitors to the United States, 1890-1950

Observing America: The Commentary of British Visitors to the United States, 1890-1950


Beginning with Alexis de Tocqueville and Frances Trollope, visitors to America have written some of the most penetrating and, occasionally, scathing commentaries on U.S. politics and culture. Observing America focuses on four of the most insightful British commentators on America between 1890 and 1950. The colorful journalist W.T. Stead championed Anglo-American unity while plunging into reform efforts in Chicago. The versatile writer H.G. Wells fiercely criticized capitalist America but found reason for hope in the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt. G.K. Chesterton, one of England s great men of letters, urged Americans to preserve the vestiges of Jeffersonian democracy that he still discerned in the small towns of the heartland. And the influential political theorist and activist Harold Laski assailed the business ethos that he believed dominated the nation, especially after Franklin Roosevelt s death. Robert Frankel examines the New World experiences of these commentators and the books they wrote about America. He also probes similar writings by other prominent observers from the British Isles, including Beatrice Webb, Rudyard Kipling, and George Bernard Shaw. The result is a book that offers keen insights into America s national identity in a time of vast political and cultural change.

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The British Friend Volume 2

The British Friend Volume 2


New – This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: …and Yorkshire College, Leeds. The University gives degrees in the faculties of Arts, Science, Law, Music, Medicine, and the degrees are open without restriction of sex. In University College, Liverpool, all classes (with the exception of the Medical School) are open to male and female

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Financial Cryptography: Third International Conference, FC’99 Anguilla, British West Indies, February 22-25, 1999 Proceedings

Financial Cryptography: Third International Conference, FC’99 Anguilla, British West Indies, February 22-25, 1999 Proceedings


Used – This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on Financial Cryptography, FC’99, held in Anguilla, British West Indies in February 1999.The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in sections on electronic commerce, anonymity control, fraud management, public-key certificates, steganography, content distribution, anonymity mechanisms, auctions and markets,

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Dirty Fingers Tie design British flag Baby Unisex T-Shirt

Dirty Fingers Tie design British flag Baby Unisex T-Shirt


An original design from Dirty Fingers that has been lovingly printed on to a 100% cotton Baby T-Shirt, just for your child. Each garment is twin stitched, own labelled, tagged and bagged. 100% Cotton Machine Wash 40 Do not iron directly on to motif All garments picked and packed with love and care by Dirty Fingers

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British in India 1825-1859: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons

British in India 1825-1859: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons


Of all the military campaigns fought by the British during the 19th century, no area saw more conflict than the subcontinent of India. Dozens of encounters, both great and small, involved many of its races as either friends or foes of Britain indeed, it was not unusual for an area to furnish both ally and enemy at the same time! This volume covers the British, Indian and Anglo-Indian troops who fought for The Honourable East India Company and Britain over the varied landscape of what is present day Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, between the years 1826 and 1859. The vast array of uniforms and dress worn by soldiers serving in India during this period is examined in detail, and extensive information is also provided on regimental Colours. The books nine chapters cover the campaign in Bhurtpore (182526); the Coorg campaign (1834); the First Afghan War (183942); the conquest of Sind (1843); the campaign against Gwalior (1843); the Sikh Wars (184546 and 184849); actions on the North-West Frontier (184958); the Santhal Rebellion (185556); and the Indian Mutiny (185759). Each of these chapters includes uniform information specific to the campaign covered, while that on the Indian Mutiny also includes details of Mutineer dress. Many orders of battle and battle-plans are also included. Illustrations comprise 199 drawings of troop types and flags, and 27 other illustrations and maps.

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British Fashion Folk Play April Fool’s Jokes

FOOL’S GOLD: Who can resist April Fool’s Day hijinks? Certainly not British brands and retailers, who were peppering Twitter, Instagram and social media with jokes on Wednesday morning.
Selfridges tweeted a “breaking news” story that Jeremy Piven — star of the British TV series “Mr. Selfridge” — had been named the store’s chief executive officer, while Browns touted a new book of selfies by Joan Burstein. The store’s press release shows Burstein happily posing with a selfie stick in hand in front of the store.
Hunter, meanwhile, posted an image of a pug wearing little black rubber boots on its four paws, and the strapline, “Discover the original dog boot, a new style coming soon for spring-summer 2015.”
Asos posted a photo of a man sporting a clip-in hair bun urging boys to “Get the look without the hassle: Introducing the clip-in man bun!”
Ted Baker Instagrammed an image of a green kitten heel with a caption, “With the touch of an app, adjust the heel height via your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection.”

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Ben Hogan Masters US British Open PGA Champ Golf HOF Signed Autograph Oil Docume

Ben Hogan Masters US British Open PGA Champ Golf HOF Signed Autograph Oil Docume


Ben Hogan Masters US British Open PGA Champ Golf HOF Signed Autograph Oil Docume
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The Engagement Ring Eddie Redmayne Gave Hannah Bagshawe, and the British Ring Trend That’s Catching On

Eddie Redmayne just stepped out for The Theory of Everything premiere in London with fiancee Hannah Bagshawe—and her new engagement ring. (I would hate that suit on anyone else, but he looks insanely dapper, no?)…




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Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO

Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO


Xtreme Couture Fortress men’s short sleeve t-shirt features a skeleton wrapped in a tattered and distressed British flag with the Xtreme Couture on the front. The back features the Xtreme Couture XC logo written in the center. 100% cotton, light weight, vintage slim fit. Garment dyed with silicon wash for soft feel. Color: black. Sold by Rock Rebel Clothing

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British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964

British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964


Utilizing a wealth of British diplomatic records and other sources this study offers fresh insights into the whole period of US political and economic domination in Cuba from 1898 until the eventful early period of the Cuban Revolution after 1959, when the hitherto close US–Cuban relationship fell apart. It investigates two British attempts to agree a commercial treaty with Cuba, and the contentious sales of arms and Leyland buses before and after the Fidel Castro-led Revolution. The book outlines Britain’s economic decline through two world wars, but also the country’s importance as a second market for Cuban sugar and cigar exports. It demonstrates how British governments and diplomats in Havana sought to protect their interests in Cuba, including railway and insurance companies, always sensitive to the reactions of the United States – a vital transatlantic ally with a significant stake in the Caribbean island.

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Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945

Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945


In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the ‘peacock male’ was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed study of rich archival material, this pioneering study examines the production, circulation and consumption of print, television and cinema publicity for men’s clothing in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.The study explores design issues and period style in advertising, the role of market research and consumer psychology in determining target audiences, the idea of the ‘new man’ in representing fashionable masculinities, and the various ways that menswear retailers and brands dealt with sex and gender, race, class and age. From y-fronts to Austin Reed suits to Levi’s jeans, menswear advertising epitomised the themes, stereotypes, contradictions and ambiguities of masculinity in an age of great social change. This meticulously researched and detailed work of scholarship will be essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, advertising, media, cultural and gender studies.

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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970: Critical Insights into Psychology and Medicine, 1880-1980

The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970: Critical Insights into Psychology and Medicine, 1880-1980


Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Newspaper columnists and new age gurus claim that the roots of many of our physical ailments lie in repressed experiences and emotions. Critics of biomedicine argue that a renewed engagement with the patient’s inner feelings is needed to humanise contemporary clinical practice. Government initiatives extend medicine’s remit beyond the maintenance of the population’s health to the achievement of ‘well-being’: the psychological state of the population is now used to benchmark the effectiveness and success of policies. These debates, in turn, have helped shape contemporary culture. Concepts of ‘stress’ and ‘psychosomatic illness’ have become part of every-day speech, allowing us to interpret physical disorders as a commentary on our personal troubles or adverse circumstances. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.

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LRG Future Classix True Straight Fit Chino Pants – British Khaki

LRG Future Classix True Straight Fit Chino Pants – British Khaki


The Future Classix pants from LRG are a lockdown style piece meant to solidify your wardrobe with classic style to last. These True Fit chino pants are adorned with assorted LRG branding at the fly back waist and hardware. They feature unique vertical front flap pockets and an eye-catching Tartan plaid lining at the back slip pocket and inner waist.
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British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards

British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards


A concise yet comprehensive record of products of the major manufacturers of British waterborne toy boats from 1920 onwards, featuring 550 detailed images, plus a listing and description of all models made. Also includes a fascinating look at many of the smaller, lesser known manufacturers.

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Ben Curtis Hand Signed Footjoy Golf Glove+coa 2003 British Open Champion

Ben Curtis Hand Signed Footjoy Golf Glove+coa 2003 British Open Champion


BEN CURTIS HAND SIGNED FOOTJOY GOLF GLOVE+COA 2003 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION
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British Floods Blamed On Gay Marriage Law By UKIP Councillor David Silvester

A local councillor for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) has blamed recent storms and floods across Britain on the government’s decision to legalise gay marriage, it emerged on Saturday.

David Silvester, who defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party in protest at the move to allow same-sex couples to marry, made the claim in a letter to his local newspaper.

“I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill,” wrote Silvester, an elected member of the town council in Henley-on-Thames, west of London.

He added: “It is his (Cameron’s) fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.

“He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain ‘great’ and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it, for everything a nation does is weighed on the scale of divine approval or disapproval.”

The Conservative member of parliament for Henley, John Howell, said the comments were “not the sort of thing that he should have written in today’s age” and said Silvester needed to “consider his position”.

A UKIP spokeswoman said Silvester’s views were “not the party’s belief” but said he was entitled to state his opinions.

Cameron pushed through the gay marriage law last year against fierce opposition within his Conservative party, and the first weddings are expected to take place in March.

In a concession to opposition from the established Churches of England and Wales, however, those institutions are banned from conducting ceremonies.

UKIP prides itself on not bowing to what it terms “political correctness” on social issues and is steadily building support with its anti-immigration and anti-EU message.

It has no MPs but is the third largest party in the opinion polls, with about 12 percent of support, and is expected to do well in May’s European Parliament elections.


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Macy’s Glamorama 2012: The British Invasion

Go behind the scenes of Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama 2012: The British Invasion: Music Then. Fashion Now. Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Director Laura Schara gives you a sneak peek at the fashions, make-up, hair and the over the top after party at this year’s hottest fashion and music event in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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