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British Fashion: How Do You Define It?

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British Fashion. Today I am writing this post with a small request for everyone’s help. As you know, I work for British MODE Magazine which is based out of the UK. We are writing a feature article on what people think of British Fashion and that’s where all of you come in. What I love about fashion is the fact that, in general, it’s so global. It breaks down barriers and borders. We are thus brought together to admire and fall in love with new trends, designs and designers.  We take what we see on the runways,  translate those creations and make them our own. Some of the best styles I’ve seen are street styles from across the globe as well as those from pre-fashion weeks.

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I admire British fashion and most definitely the whole street style scene from London.  There is a certain fearlessness to the styles. They seem to mix a polished look with relaxed I’ve-just-thrown-this-on pieces. It’s effortless and chic and always keeps us interested and guessing as to what will come next. Another way to describe British fashion would be convention vs. rebellion, where they meet head on.

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Not being from the UK, or from any fashion hot spot for that matter, I feel that it puts me in a unique and unbiased position to discover amazing new designers. I don’t have a rich design history that I’m attached to and I can look upon the world of fashion and style with my eyes wide open.

So the big question is: what do you think of British Fashion?

Some fabulous British fashion designers:

*For more fashion from around the globe please visit me on twitter and instagram*

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  1. I really appreciate British designers. They have a terrific history of re-imagining fashion. My favorites are/were Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. They epitomize unconventional fashion.


    1. Fabulous answer, thanks so much!

  2. I love British fashion, I think our style is so versatile because we’re constantly dressing for the bipolar British weather. There’s always so much layering with statement pieces and bursts of colour.

    1. Excellent! Love it. (dressing for the bipolar weather is something we do in Vancouver too but it tends to be all black)

  3. WOW, what a great post! And I see a new layout! Bravo!
    XXX Ed

    1. Thanks!

  4. I love Vivienne Westwood, she is a brilliant designer!!!!!!
    Kisses Caroline!

  5. Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger!

    My fav would be Lee McQueen, and Sarah Burton… 🙂
    Wish you a very happy 2014 dear! 🙂

  6. I love it!! When I think of British fashion, two words come to my mind: Quirky and edgy.

  7. I like British fashion, as there is a fondness for experimenting. More so there, than here 🙂

  8. Beautiful style <3

    1. Thanks!

  9. Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante

    I think of class and refinement, with a hint of edge, when I think of British fashion. Burberry, and Christopher Bailey, come to mind first. Also (and unrelated), I’m such a fan of the crazy fascinator hats; they’re essentially our version of elegant derby hats. Great post!

    Diary of a Debutante

    1. Agreed! The hats are amazing!

  10. What a great topic! I think of rebellious vs polished, experimentation vs history… From McQueen to Burberry. British style icons are like no one else – Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Alexa Chung and now Emma Watson. Even Anna Wintour is from London. The Met exhibit AngloMania did an amazing job laying out the history. I can’t wait to read this article! Nice work, Caroline!!!

    1. Thanks so much, fantastic answer! Actually I can’t wait to read the article either…..ha!

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  12. Love British fashion!♥ For me, it represents a mixture of conservative tendencies and amazing innovative designers! This contradiction makes British fashion so unique!♥ great post dear!:)

    1. Thank you and what a great answer!

  13. I LOVE British fashion. London is my favorite place in the whole world to people watch. I’m always telling people how much I love Londoners style… It’s so inspiring. British fashion doesn’t inspire me to dress the same but it inspires me to be unique, to be an individual….to follow my desires. And just talking about it makes me want to go back there, grab a coffee and sit and watch the cool people wander past. Ahhh,

    1. This is the best answer ever! Thank you so much!

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