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London College of Fashion has teamed up with Savile Row tailors Henry Poole & Co and fabric supplier Dormeuil to mark the 150th anniversary of the tuxedo.

The high regard for the standard of work at both these prestigious institutions speaks for itself, and is further confounded by the eager involvement of Harold Tillman CBE, who is chairman of the British Fashion Council, as well as former supermodel Marie Helvin, singer & producer Mr Hudson and the jeweller Robert Tateossian. All of these names have been photographed in their favourite tuxedos for a publication specially commissioned by LCF to further coincide with the ‘Little Black Jacket’ project.

The finished pieces will be touring internationally to destinations such as The Tuxedo Park in New York where the black jacket was first worn, as well as exhibited here in the UK in various pop-up locations such as the Burlington Arcade and Harrods.

The project reinvents the garment for the 21st century; The Little Black Jacket – Celebrating 150 years of the Tuxedo features a group of LCF BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring students who have partnered with actors from the Drama Centre at LCF’s sister college Central Saint Martins to create tailor made tuxedos.

Two films have also been produced to illustrate the creative process; a behind the scenes documentary and a black and white fashion short film. The work will travel to different destinations worldwide including a pop-up space in Harrods and the Burlington Arcade in London, as well as the Tuxedo Park in New York , where the black jacket was first worn in America.

Other international dates for 2012 will follow shortly. Additionally, LCF has commissioned a publication by bringing together high profile names including Chairman of the BFC Harold Tillman CBE; supermodel Marie Helvin; musician Mr Hudson, and jeweller Robert Tateossian, shot in their favourite tuxedos.


If you want to get your hands on one of ELLE´s editor’s picks, hurry up! You have until Saturday 30th of April to be at a chance to lie your hands on an exclusive and colorful Lulu Guinnes bag.

The London-based designer has teamed with the glossy mag to offer you the opportunity to win two fantastic bags which’s editor Carrie Gorman has especially picked out.  What’s more, both bags will be signed by Lulu Guinness herself.

 The first prize is Lulu Guinness’s Leopard Print Pollyanna Clutch, ideal for evening wear. The runner up will receive the Quilted Lips Florence Tote, the perfect city tote. In addition both bags will be signed by Lulu Guinness herself.

With a long weekend loop on its way, what better to update your off-duty wardrobe hand in hand with GQ´s stylists?

This time Lady on a Vespa is taking a ride into men´s style issues, do you fancy coming?

Enjoy it guys!

Red Online has teamed up with Jigsaw to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £500 voucher to spend. You just have to register at Red Online to enter the competition and simply fill in the form provided here.

Jigsaw’s collections continue to make them high street treasures, season after season bringing the best of the fashion trends into beautiful clothes with quality and longevity.

Their range of clothes and accessories at the moment is no exception – whether you’re looking for a hat to shield out the spring sunshine, a dress for that upcoming special occasion and a new pair of shoes to match then Jigsaw has the lot. And of course there are still bargains to be had in the sale.

Closing date: 11:50pm Monday 2 May 2011

With summer approaching faster than ever you´d better decide which style you´ll sport at the upcoming BBQs, garden parties and drinks by the sea.

New Look offers 4 different attires to be simply percet at around the clock. From poolside to glam, without forgeting the catwalk towards the beach or the daytime dates, there pretty good deals out there.

Fashion-forward thinking American retailer Urban Outfitters has just launched its online directory for those fashion geeks who love to study their favorite brands from A to Z. With a brief description on how the brand you´re looking after started and also listing its bestsellers, it´s a useful tool with the characteristic OU touch.

In addition to that, OU is currently running a quite quirky competition. Only thing you have to do to be at a chance to win £500 / €500 to spend online plus a copy of the book ‘My Parents Were Awesome’! is to show them just how awesome your mum / dad / parents were. Show the clothes, the hair and the ‘taches! Submit your pictures via Flickr / Twitter @uoeurope and tag them with #awsomeparents. Inspired by the blog “My Parents Were Awesome“, if  your parents are deemed the most awesome, you’ll win!!

Good luck, son!


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