A head teacher from Margate ended up in the middle of a tabloid storm when he sent 50 pupils home for not wearing the correct uniform at the start of the new school year. Was he right? I say yes, unfortunately. (The Guardian, September 2016)

In August 2016, French beaches briefly tried to ban the burkini. It wasn’t the first time clothing had caused a media furore, but controversy over fashion usually reveals deeper fears about sex, race and class. (The Guardian, August 2016)

The final series of Sean Meadows’ This Is England is set in 1990, and sees the friends in the middle of the Madchester baggy explosion. Could 90s fashion already be set for a revival? (The Guardian, September 2015)

‘So I am going to be a bag lady!’ Fashion’s first lady Carine Roitfeld could have retired after leaving French Vogue. Instead, she continues to inspire Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld, dresses Oprah as a witch and Beyonce as a boy, edits her own CR Fashion Book and serves as global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar as well as creating her own perfume and fashion lines – and taking her granddaughter to the funfair. (New York Observer, September 2015)

Scarlett Johansson photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Dolce & Gabanna

‘Actors are the farthest thing from pure! We’re always selling our souls one way or another. It’s part of the gig.’ – Scarlett Johansson on a meeting of brands: herself, Matthew McConaughey, Martin Scorcese, Alfa Romeo and the city of New York all combining to sell perfume. (Telegraph, November 2014)

Arizona Muse by Boo George for the Telegraph

More than just an astonishing pair of eyebrows: Arizona Muse is a model, mother, businesswoman, and the fashion world’s answer to Tigger. (Telegraph, March 2014)

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie started out by pledging that foNewTomsBlakeM138r every pair of shoes he sold, his company would give another pair to a child in the developing world. Since then he’s expanded his one-for-one business model into eyewear and coffee, with plans to launch a new product every year. What he wants is world domination – but in the nicest possible way.

(Telegraph, June 2014)


David Gandy, the world’s most in-demand male model on racking up the air miles, renovating houses, and his Blue Steel foundation. (Telegraph magazine, April 2013)

At home in New York with Daphne Guinness, fashion icon and muse, art collector  – and designer of an extraordinary diamond-studded glove. (Telegraph magazine, June 2011)

Stella McCartney‘s designs for the British Olympic team put through their paces by athletes Phillips Idowu, Heather Fell, Louis Smith and Hollie Avil. (Telegraph, May 2011)

A life in luxury: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen on their move from child stars to fashion moguls with their premium label, The Row. (Telegraph, August 2011)

Diego Della Valle started his company Tod’s to sell humble driving shoes. Now, his luxury goods empire is so successful he can afford to restore Rome’s iconic Colosseum. But still, he insists, he likes the simple things in life. (Sunday Telegraph, October 2011)

Recycled ideas: Issey Miyake talks about creating new fabrics and fashion concepts for a greener, less throwaway future. (Telegraph, September 2010)

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