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Donatella Versace unveils fantasy closet for an athleisure princess

“I think I’m a feminist,” Donatella Versace said in 2013. “I show women, you can do it.” Although some may have raised a quizzical eyebrow at this statement, the idea of the self-made woman has been a theme of her most recent collections. Last week at London fashion week, she debuted her furiously futuristic show for her spin-off label, explaining that the Versus Versace woman …

Stylewatch: Rocco Ritchie's Alexander Wang/Adidas Originals campaign

During the protracted Ciccone-Ritchie custody battle a strange thing revealed itself: Rocco Ritchie was a style icon. Now, when we say “style icon”, we don’t mean in the classic sense like, say, Steve McQueen or David Bowie. No, we mean it in a slightly left-of-centre kind of way. At the time of The Troubles, Ritchie Jr would appear in various paparazzi shots beaming in a …

'Mermaiding': summer 2016's fashion inspiration

The mermaid has been a perennial stylistic reference point for the past five years. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry has co-opted mermaid imagery as a way of indicating both otherworldly glamour and childish innocence. But now a new (ahem) wave of “mermaiding” is upon us. And it isn’t just about looking a bit like Ariel – it’s more than that. …