Newcastle United’s Supermac and the opening of its Newcastle fashion store in the 1970s

Newcastle United's Supermac and the opening of its Newcastle fashion store in the 1970s

It was May 1972 and 22-year-old Malcolm Macdonald had just completed a remarkable first season at Newcastle United. The buccaneering centre-forward, signed a year earlier for a club record £180,000, had achieved instant hero status at St James’ Park, scoring 30 goals and earning a call-up to Sir Alf Ramsey’s England team. Never far from … Read more

Entrepreneurial 7 year old behind fashion brand Ayaya

Entrepreneurial 7 year old behind fashion brand Ayaya

A TALENTED seven-year-old Hampshire schoolgirl and her mother have launched their own fashion brand to support the charities close to their hearts. Each item available at Ayaya features the designs of Ria Snaddon and Sherborne House School student Emaya, who live in Chandler’s Ford. Launched on Mother’s Day last month, the brand supports the British … Read more

Important insights for the fashion industry from the pandemic

Important insights for the fashion industry from the pandemic

KikoRomeo founder Christine-Ann McCreath speaks during a recent meeting in Nairobi. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] The Covid-19 pandemic brings back very sad memories. Although we weren’t all infected, we were all affected. Various sectors of the economy around the world have been affected as the pandemic continued to take its toll. The fashion industry in particular … Read more

The April fashion news you need to know, from brand collabs to pop-up events

The April fashion news you need to know, from brand collabs to pop-up events

As everyone emerges from their cozy winter dens (and sheds their knitwear/outerwear layers), brands are here to greet the crowds with spring’s latest ready-to-wear pieces and accessories. Also an invitation to some industry parties. To prepare for the warm weather and positive vibes, labels like Vince Camuto and retailers like Nordstrom held pop-up events across … Read more

opinion| Shein, Cider and NastyGal put normal body shapes aside in favor of Barbie-style proportions

opinion|  Shein, Cider and NastyGal put normal body shapes aside in favor of Barbie-style proportions

Online fast fashion retailers like Shein, Cider, and NastyGal have sprung up like polyester weeds over the past five years, much to the delight of savvy Gen Z and millennial shoppers. They’ve replaced inner-city retailers in much the same way that apps have supplanted table service — but not necessarily for the better. Despite Chinese … Read more

Do you buy second hand clothes? They’re probably more stylish

Do you buy second hand clothes?  They're probably more stylish

Second-hand shopping is not only good for the planet and your wallet, our new study finds that the more style-conscious you are, the more likely you are to buy second-hand clothes and accessories. In FY2020/21, 72 per cent of Australians bought at least one item of clothing second-hand – but we wanted to learn more … Read more