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It’s only rock’n’roll but they like it: Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent makes it simple

The look Slimane has created is best described as ‘dolorous groupie’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA “Truly hideous.” “Ugliest collection in Paris.” “Insults fashion.” Those reviews of Yves Saint Laurent’s infamous Liberation collection in 1971 must make heartening reading for the house’s current designer, Hedi Slimane, a man who has himself become accustomed to feeling the pointy […]

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Strictly kosher: Jewish slogan tees become a cult fashion fascination

Jewish T-shirts Photograph: Neph & Becky Trejo Sam Wolfson It’s tough, when you’re a self-deprecating Jewish hipster of mid-level means, to find humourous Hanukkah presents (dreidel fillers?) for your like-minded friends. Or at least it was until the launch of Unkosher Market, a range of lolzy T-shirts that combine Yiddish expressions and Jewish culture with […]

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The weird world of men’s YouTube hair tutorials

Man bun, quiff and combover, as attempted by Dean Kissick Photograph: Dean Kissick I’ve never really known how to style my hair – honestly, I don’t think many men do. Most men’s styling products have an effect that is absolutely nothing like they’re intended to, and only make your hair a disgusting, gloopy mess. Or, […]

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Shoes inspired by Star Wars – buy of the day

R2D2 heels by Irregular Choice, £195. Photograph: PR company handout Hannah Marriott If you’re unconscionably excited about Star Wars: the Force Awakens – or if you simply harbour a desire to walk on an imperial stormtrooper’s head – this might be just be the fashion launch of the year. The Death Star boots, £275. Photograph: […]

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What I wore this week: statement sweaters

This season’s alpha jumper is not just there to hug your boobs or tummy. It has sculptural curves or sweeping architectural planes all of its own. Photograph: David Newby/the Guardian Here’s a timely Halloween fashion tip: wear a sweater with a high enough polo neck to hide behind when Craig Revel Horwood gets really scary […]

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From curls to Heidi Klum: what’s hot and what’s not this week

Polo necks really are the only perk of winter. Photograph: Tuomas Marttila/Getty Going up Curls See Damaris Goodie, Mica Arganaraz and Imaan Hammam for details. Empire But mostly Cookie, back on our screens and with her own official emoji on Twitter. We’re so ready for the one-liners and bodycons. Polo-neck season The only perk of winter, TBH. Fresh Dressed A […]

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Beauty: hair thickeners

‘As someone with annoyingly thin hair, I have a vested interest in anything that makes things look a little less puny up top.’ Photograph: Alex Lake for the Guardian Sali Hughes I receive heaps of emails from men and women asking about treatments for thinning hair and, as someone with abundant but annoyingly thin hair […]

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How I get ready: Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre. Photograph: Jo Hale/Redferns I am quite an impatient person, so I don’t like to take very long to get ready. I just don’t care that much. I think it comes from being a sporty kid: when you’re a competitive swimmer, you just don’t have time to care how you look. About a couple […]

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Dramatic eyeshadow

Heart of darkness: our pick of the new dramatic eyeshadows. This is how you make an entrance. The Dior eye palette used here, of rich green, prunes, and blues marked Peter Philips’s first official colour collection for Christian Dior Make-up, so they had to be memorable. And what could be more bold than a massive […]

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Fashion world fears designer burnout as pressure takes its tol

Actress Meryl Streep and designer Alber Elbaz at the 2015 Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars in New York City. Photograph: Jim Spellman/Getty  Sometimes fashion can seem like a merry-go-round of catwalk shows with a whirlwind of collections hitting stores almost hourly. Last week an industry moving at an ever higher speed almost crashed. On […]