Fashion

Sloaney Fashion brings you the latest news from designers around the world. Trends are interpreted straight from the catwalk and a select number of influential style icons. Practical advice from our team of writers helps you stay at the fore of the elite fashion pack.

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A touch of tweed for the slopes

A touch of tweed for the slopes

Skiing is a great way to get over the post Christmas blues and it is that time of year when our thoughts turn to the slopes. Mountain air, clear skies and fresh snow will make for a welcome change to this year’s dull and wet winter. If you want to add a British twist to your […]

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Walk your way to fitness in the Merrell Eventyr Bluff walking boot

Walk your way to fitness in the Merrell Eventyr Bluff walking boot

By Sarah Bacon Everyone feels slightly portly during the festive season. With Christmas dinner, chocolate, mince pies, cake and various different tipples, there is just so much to enjoy! I have no regrets about overindulging because life is for living and we should make the most of delicious treats on offer at this time of […]

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Julia Lloyd George designs jewellery that stands the test of time

Julia Lloyd George designs jewellery that stands the test of time

Julia Lloyd George recently hosted a Christmas exhibition at her Earls Court studio that showcased some of her stunning jewellery collection. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception on the opening night, where a select number of invitees were given the chance to admire some of the best pieces. Those who follow The Sloaney on Twitter, […]

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Gormley & Gamble: The first Savile Row tailor to cater exclusively for women

Gormley & Gamble: The first Savile Row tailor to cater exclusively for women

Whether you need a wardrobe full of bespoke suits for work or fancy turning heads this Christmas by power-dressing for the party season, Gormley & Gamble is one boutique that needs to be on the radar for all chic women. G&G, as it is affectionately called by its founder, is the first tailor to cater […]

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Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

By Katie Ann Lamb The countdown to the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day, also known as Fabulous Friday, has officially begun. Last year we included this world-famous event in our popular British Summer Social Season Guide for the first year and it will definitely be returning as a highlight on the calendar for next […]

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Butterfly Twists: The foldup flats are an essential accessory

Butterfly Twists: The foldup flats are an essential accessory

By LAURA TOOGOOD I recently attended a wedding and the easiest and quickest way to get to the church was to walk about a mile from the hotel where I was staying. However, having decided on my outfit several months ago, I had already chosen some towering cream heels for the day. It was a […]

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The British Social Season is in full swing!

The British Social Season is in full swing!

We are right in the middle of The Season and there are lots of exciting events to attend over the new few weeks. Don’t forget that you can stay up-to-date with all of the key occasions by taking a look at our British Summer Social Season Guide. One date change to keep in mind relates to […]

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Get ready for summer with Heidi Klein

Get ready for summer with Heidi Klein

With summer nearly upon us we were excited about getting an exclusive preview of the new Heidi Klein collection. The company was started in 2002 with the idea of creating the UK’s first one-stop holiday shop. It has become one of the main ‘go to’ places for anyone jetting off for some winter sun as […]

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Littleblackdress.co.uk Spring/Summer Preview

Littleblackdress.co.uk Spring/Summer Preview

With London bathed in glorious sunshine there seems to be no better time to enjoy a preview of fashion collections for the spring/summer season. This week we visited The Groucho Club, which is a favourite haunt of supermodel Kate Moss. It was here that littleblackdress.co.uk chose to showcase their selection of fabulous dresses. The signature […]

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The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

We are on the brink of a series of fantastic events that make up The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season. Whether you are braving the unpredictable weather for Ladies Day at the Grand National, heading to the river banks for the Henley Regatta or planning to strut around the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, there are […]

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Lady Kinvara Balfour launches StyleCard

Lady Kinvara Balfour launches StyleCard

If you fancy favourable rates from the likes of Rosie Huntington Whitley’s personal tanner, Alexa Chung’s hairdresser, the fashionable Daylesford Farm or Bicester Village, StyleCard is your latest must have accessory. The app has been founded by industry It girl Lady Kinvara Balfour and allows you access to a new online club. The community provides […]

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Ella Rabener: The designer handbag range that is making an impression

Ella Rabener: The designer handbag range that is making an impression

In the world of luxury handbags, we are not short for choice when it comes to browsing new collections. Most of the world’s top fashion designers have created an impressive accessories range and there are plenty of specialist companies in this marketplace too. In such a crowded space, it is rare to find an eye-catching […]

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Hit the ski slopes in style

Hit the ski slopes in style

Following a slower than normal start to the ski season in the Alps, the snow has finally arrived in full force. If you are planning to escape to the slopes over the coming months, we recommend Val d’Isere as one of the best resorts to visit. That said, we are jetting off to Austria at […]

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Katie Ann Lamb: All I want for Christmas is 852 London

Katie Ann Lamb: All I want for Christmas is 852 London

With 3 days till Christmas there’s only one gift I want under the tree this year. 852 London is a luxurious line of statement jewellery that will ensure all eyes are on you this festive season! The rhinestones and metals used in many of the necklaces, earrings and bracelets allow much of the collection to […]

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Twinkle toes: Festive Footwear

Twinkle toes: Festive Footwear

Now that December has arrived it is officially time to plan your festive wardrobe. If you want to really sparkle this Christmas, we have found some glittering footwear to suit every style. The Saint Laurent boots were first seen on the runway at fashion week and have since been pictured on many a-listers. Selfridges have […]

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The HANRO 130th anniversary collection

The HANRO 130th anniversary collection

By BECKY GRAY Luxury lingerie brand HANRO have released their first capsule collection in decades this winter. Celebrating 130 years as the leading brand for understated luxury and comfort the collection contains a new knits range and the new Ultralight range. The Swiss lingerie and nightwear brand has been dressing Hollywood a-listers and fashion editors […]

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James Haskell: My search for the perfect suit ends at Bespoke HQ

James Haskell: My search for the perfect suit ends at Bespoke HQ

By JAMES HASKELL During my time at The Sloaney I’ve covered all manner of things from aftershave, afternoon teas, restaurants to health, fitness and events. Last year I recommended Christmas gifts I thought were really suitable for men, and one of these was a suit fitting from Bespoke HQ in London. They offer a very […]

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The Estados Handbag Collection

The Estados Handbag Collection

A stylish handbag is undoubtedly considered one of the most important accessories to own by many women. The shape, colour, size and texture are all crucial when you are selecting your (hopefully) lifelong companion. In today’s crowded marketplace, finding a design that is a little different to everything else is also important. This is the […]

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Fashion inspiration for the Shooting Season

Fashion inspiration for the Shooting Season

By Becky Gray Celebrate the start of the shooting season with some luxurious updates to your shooting attire. Look for the highest quality fabrics in warm shades of mink, chocolate and ochre. Holland Cooper’s shooting coat is fully functional with an action back and sleeve to allow maximum movement and finished with wax details. A […]

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Harvey Nichols unveils Autumn Winter Collections in Dublin

Harvey Nichols unveils Autumn Winter Collections in Dublin

By Becky Gray ¦ Irish Correspondent Miss Ireland, Jessica Hayes, alongside leading models Sarah Morrissey and Karen Fitzpatrick showcased the new brands and key trends for Harvey Nichols for this Autumn Winter at the Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin. The lavish collection – featuring names such as Givenchy, Sportmax and Orla Kiely – was unveiled […]

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5 Top Trends for Autumn 2014

5 Top Trends for Autumn 2014

A new season is on the horizon and it is time to start thinking about your autumn wardrobe. New collections have already been released and to help guide you through the shop floor, we have picked out our top 5 trends for autumn… Big Belts Defining your waist is key for AW14. Big belts should […]

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Sophisticated glamour at the Arnotts AW14 Lingerie Preview

Sophisticated glamour at the Arnotts AW14 Lingerie Preview

By Becky Gray | Ireland Correspondent As Autumn begins to descend upon us, and we start dreaming of buttery soft knitwear and leather boots, it’s also worth reconsidering your lingerie. With the trends this season being so seductive it is well worth investing in some exquisite sets that will add some glamour, colour and texture […]

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Burberry AW14 Preview

Burberry AW14 Preview

The release of the top-end brand campaigns has become a real highlight in the fashion calendar in recent years and we are always on the edge of our seats to see who will be the most talked about in the new season. While it helps to have the darling of British fashion, Cara Delevingne fronting […]

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Summer Style: From the office to the cocktail bar

Summer Style: From the office to the cocktail bar

Featured Article With the glorious summer we’ve had so far, it’s no surprise that you’ll to want to wear something that’ll take you to the office, and see you right through to happy hour. Why waste time travelling home to spend precious time mulling over what to wear, when you can make the most of […]

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Beautiful beach dresses

Beautiful beach dresses

Some of the best moments spent on the beach come at the end of the day. As the sun sets and dusk starts to arrive, relaxing in the late afternoon sun is a real pleasure. This is also when a stylish beach dress comes in handy as you start to think about leaving the sand […]

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Accessorise with a Tote this summer

Accessorise with a Tote this summer

Featured Article With temperatures soaring, it is time to get those pins out and embrace this season’s trends. After all, if you can’t wear skirts and dresses in the summer, when can you wear them? Even if we only have a few days of brilliant sunshine, it is best to ignore Britain’s typical unpredictable summer […]

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The Swimwear Edit

The Swimwear Edit

If you are jetting off to a warm and sunny destination this summer, then shopping for the perfect bikini or swimsuit has probably been on your mind for some time. Buying new swimwear and hanging it in your wardrobe is an exciting reminder that you will shortly be escaping to a paradise island, or the like.  […]

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Royal Ascot: A Last Minute Guide to Gorgeous Hats

Royal Ascot: A Last Minute Guide to Gorgeous Hats

By NATASHA EDDERY It is hard to believe we are already in June, but even harder to fathom that Royal Ascot starts next week! While I chose my outfit months ago, I often find myself reaching June and panicking that I don’t yet have a hat. Renting is always an option but more often than […]

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Sloaney TV: The Fashion Collections Show

Sloaney TV: The Fashion Collections Show

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last Thursday, I was invited to sit FROW at the Fashion Collections Show that was hosted by Regent’s University at The Boiler House. Graduate shows have gained a reputation for being top industry events in recent years and they are a great place to catch a first glimpse of the latest emerging talent. Guests […]

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Joules Eyewear – the countryside just got clearer!

Joules Eyewear – the countryside just got clearer!

By GOSIA BRZEZINSKA  With glasses being a stylish addition to the modern and classic trends for this summer, Joules has introduced its new all-female spectacles range. In collaboration with Vision Express, they have designed sleek, easy to wear, light glasses featuring vibrant colours and signature prints that promise to stand out from the crowd. As […]

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Grosvenor Shirts: Unique designs and a Royal Warrant

Grosvenor Shirts: Unique designs and a Royal Warrant

By LAURA TOOGOOD and ANTONY NEWTON Grovesnor Shirts recently hosted a press breakfast in their smart flagship store on Jermyn Street to showcase their latest range. The brand stocks a colourful array of shirts and belts, among other key items for your wardrobe. Designers and shirt-makers that get the menswear market right seem to be […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2014 Trot Up: The Fashion Report

Badminton Horse Trials 2014 Trot Up: The Fashion Report

By LAURA TOOGOOD Keen observers of The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season Guide will have noted that the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now in full swing. Our coverage from the trot up was so well received last year that we decided to take it one step further in 2014 and provide our readers with exclusive […]

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It’s hat time of year!

It’s hat time of year!

With the British Summer Social Season just around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities on the horizon to don a fabulous hat or fascinator. Finding the perfect headpiece always seems to be a bit of a dilemma. So, here at The Sloaney, we want to make things as easy as possible for our readers. […]

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Bespoke Tailoring at Hawes and Curtis

Bespoke Tailoring at Hawes and Curtis

By JAMES HASKELL Back in October I attended the Hawes and Curtis 100 year anniversary party and was subsequently fortunate enough to be introduced to their exciting new tailoring facilities. As someone who possesses a body shape that – when it comes to fashion at least – maybe described as oddly proportioned, I have a […]

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Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

By NATASHA EDDERY When one thinks of the designer Catherine Walker & Co, you most likely conjure images of the Royal Family, namely Princess Diana. For 36 years this privately owned, authentic couture fashion house, based on Sydney Street, Chelsea, has been responsible for creating some of fashion’s most iconic images. This is a very […]

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Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Few supermodels can equal the achievements of Kate Moss. Her incredible career has certainly sparked controversy at times, but she is arguably Britain’s top fashion icon. Similarly, Mario Testino is renowned for leading this field when it comes to photography and the pair has worked together on numerous photoshoots. Their relationship has developed into a unique […]

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Celebrity milliner releases new collection

Celebrity milliner releases new collection

The launch of our British Summer Social Season Guide acted as a timely reminder of the impressive selection of events ahead. The Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Henley and many more are on the horizon. Dressing to impress is part of the fun and Rosie Olivia Millinery has recently announced the launch of her brand […]

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Trends for Spring / Summer 2014

Trends for Spring / Summer 2014

Although it seems like we have endured an extended winter this year, the change in weather has finally come and it is time to embrace the transition into Spring/Summer 2014. Chloe Coco Arnold gave us an excellent roundup of the key trends that were showcased on the catwalk. As we head towards the shops to […]

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Need some colour in your wardrobe? Look no further than Orwell + Austen

Need some colour in your wardrobe? Look no further than Orwell + Austen

By NATASHA EDDERY It has to be said that during the winter months fashion can be a little dull and disappointing, but spring is finally upon us and we are slowly seeing bright colours filter into the shops. It is still fairly chilly outside so I am not too keen to shed my winter layers […]

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Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Believe it or not, men can actually be fussier than women when it comes to selecting a new bag. While ladies have a whole host of options available, finding a distinctive, timeless and high quality men’s bag can prove a more difficult challenge. Forget the bright, bold and playful designs that grace the window displays […]