Day: March 6, 2021

Five ways to a more fashion-forward home

 A touch of rattan, some cosy bouclé, the softest pastels and a sprinkling of pretty florals and velvet… there are a myriad of different ways to style up your home this season. And good news, they don’t have to involve big expensive DIY projects, instead the look can be achieved with just a few well-selected accessories, a pot of paint and some wallpaper. Here are the five key trends to consider:

1. Take it slow

The concept of fast interiors, like fast fashion, is out. Rather than buying into a ‘look’, the key is to create your own, with handcrafted pieces that show the mark of their maker, and vintage finds (check out the interiors Instagram feed of style influencer Louise Roe, @louiseroehome, for inspiration). Sustainability is a major concern for today’s home shopper – even Ikea is offering to buy back unwanted pieces in a bid to

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Versace promises a return to glamour in its autumn collection

<span>Photograph: Versace/Reuters</span>

Photograph: Versace/Reuters

In recent years, Versace have owned the “you had to be there” fashion show. See a surprise appearance by Jennifer Lopez in 2019, and a surfeit of original supermodels in 2017. But, in the midst of a pandemic, even Donatella Versace – that icon of party-ready glamour – has had to settle for an at-home audience, possibly in sweatpants, and a digital show.

The brand’s autumn collection was shown as part of a digital Milan Fashion Week, via a film starring Bella and Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk. It featured shiny minidresses, crop tops and va-va-voom LBDs for women, and flowing silk shorts and shiny vinyl textures for men. Also included were a new print and a version of the Medusa logo with a smiley face, which the press release called “a symbol of celebration, freedom and dancefloor communities”. Versace’s collection is ready when – and if –

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