Back to InStyle.co.uk Subscribe to InStyle magazine Subscribe to InStyle newsletter See inside the latest issue

Features Desk


3D printing – the future of fast fashion?

Imagine a world where you could print your freshly purchased Alexander Wang bag, instantly, in your own home. Confused? Intrigued? Keep reading.

A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum has drawn our attention to the possibilities of 3D printing technology and left us daydreaming about the endless possibilities that this could have on the future of fashion. (We think it feels

Designer Q&A: David Koral

David Koral

David Koral has good genes. As the son of Peter Koral, one of the founders of denim authority 7 For All Mankind, his knowledge of the jean trade is nothing short of inherent.
5 years after Peter sold 7FAM for an impressive $775 million, David convinced his dad to start afresh on their new label, Koral, last year. With a celebrity

Everybody’s wearing: Etre Cecile

Unknown

When Cara Delevingne dropped a new brand into her backstage-at-LFW wardrobe this season, the fashion world almost imploded in an instant flurry of ‘want-that’ tweets. Etre Cecile have nailed off-duty model cool,  with supers (Cara and Jourdan) in agreement with trend-setting fashion editors (Yasmin Sewell, Caroline Issa, Susie Lau et al) that this is the new label to love.
Curiosity about

The scoop on Mr Quiffy – House Of Holland’s ice cream van on tour

Screen shot 2013-08-08 at 15.46.16

Fashion fans needn’t worry, Henry Holland hasn’t given up on his designing dreams to sell 99’s – his touring truck sells stylish goodies rather than sweet treats. Driven by the designer himself, House Of Holland’s eye-catching take on the traditional ice cream van is hitting the road to celebrate their high summer mini-collection, appropriately named Mr Quiffy. Designed in collaboration with

The Art Of Hermes

Painter at work

‘Now you know all of my secrets,’ a Hermes artist said to me after hand-painting a design from the sixties onto one of their famous silk scarves with the precision of a surgeon.
Held at the Saatchi Gallery on London’s vibrant King’s Road, the Hermès Festival des Metiers, is celebrating the mega-brand’s commitment to luxury craftsmanship, inviting artisans from their French

Donna’s Denim Diary

Simeon Farrar

Donna Ida Thornton has coined a reputation as London’s Jean Queen – and now she wants to pass on her advice to us, her loyal, denim-clad subjects!
Hosting a careers day in her head office this Friday (3rd May 2013) she’ll be dishing out advice to aspiring designers and entrepreneurs whilst giving an insight into what it takes to head-up your own

Great Danes

Oh Denmark, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways:

The Killing
Noma (now opening its second restaurant ‘Gustu’ in La Paz – worth a plane ticket to Bolivia)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (a.k.a Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. HOT.)
Day Birger et Mikkelsen.

And now….. Hummel.
‘What’s that’ you ask? Our new favourite retro trainer brand, that’s what. Think cool 90s b-ball styles in

Olivia Grant ventures into the desert

Okay, so I’ve extended my trip to Dubai. Having been given the opportunity to journey deep into the Dubai Desert, I find myself ringing Emirates Airline. ‘Hello? Yes…I currently have a flight back to London this afternoon…is there any chance it is refundable…?’ This is a very slippery slope.
A couple of hours later and I am in the back of

Sweet Therapy

Marshmallow Apothecary

Feeling down in the dumps or sick of the April showers? Forget the Lempsip, banish the bugs with The Robin Collective’s Marshmallow Apothecary. With pop-ups across London, these medical marvels offer free consultations and marshmallow prescriptions to those sorely in need of a sugar hit.

On my visit to the Kingly Court pop-up surgery shop, I felt l had walked into

Olivia Grant parties in Dubai

Olivia Grant

It’s not often that one receives an invite to a party in Dubai; even less often to nightclub impresario, Simon Hammerstein’s, new offering The Act opening on the 42nd floor of Dubai’s five-star Shangri-La Hotel. After all of one second deciding whether to go, I flung some suitably bejewelled cocktail dresses into a suitcase and headed to the Arabian Peninsula.