High hat fashion shares the stage at Britain‘s Royal Ascot horse races

British Society and Royals come decked out with high-fashion hats – some elegant, some whimsical – and all incredibly creative.

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High hat fashion shares the stage at Britain‘s Royal Ascot horse races

YSL sits out Paris men’s shows as Ackermann steps up

Ackermann will put his own bohemian line on the catwalk Wednesday night and follow it up two days later with his debut show for the Italian luxury brand Berluti. The 45-year-old Paris-based creator is the latest in a long line of stellar designers to have passed through the doors of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, following the likes of Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela. While Carven have suspended their men's line, the reasons for Yves Saint Laurent's absence are more mysterious.

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Gigi Hadid crowned model of year at Fashion Awards

LONDON (Reuters) – American fashion model Gigi Hadid was crowned international model of the year and designer Alexander McQueen named best British brand at the 2016 Fashion Awards on Monday night. The fashion industry's top designers, models and celebrity fans braved chilly winter weather in London to walk the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall. Hadid, 21, beat her younger sister Bella and fellow models Kendall Jenner, Adwoa Aboah and Lineisy Montero for the top modeling award. …

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Queen Elizabeth’s dresses on show to mark 90th birthday

Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress is on display at Buckingham Palace in a collection of her clothes that will open to the public on Saturday, part of celebrations of the 90th birthday of the world's oldest monarch. Elizabeth is by far the oldest monarch in British history and last year she surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain's longest-reigning sovereign.

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Colour is power for brightly-dressed Queen

Exhibits at the Buckingham Palace show range from her christening gown to the eye-catching bright green wool-crepe and silk dress she wore at one of her 90th birthday celebrations earlier this year. The queen's wedding dress from 1947 and the one she wore at her coronation in 1953 are also exhibited together for the first time in “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen's Wardrobe”. “The Queen is well-known for block colour dressing using vivid and bold colours to ensure she is easily visible on important occasions,” Caroline De Guitaut, the exhibition's curator, told reporters.

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Technology gets a stylish makeover at London Technology Week

The world's first holographic intelligent mannequin has gone on display in the UK as part of a fashion exhibition taking place during London Technology Week. It is one of many inventions on show at the Fashion Tech Installation event to demonstrate the growing closeness of fashion and technology. Additional exhibits include a 3D printed wearable garment designed by Modeclix and a 'Bruise Suit' developed by London's Royal College of Art, which detects injuries for disabled athletes with loss of sensation by applying a recyclable pressure-sensitive film to indicate the severity of incidents.

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British Fashion Council debuts revamped global fashion event to rival Met Ball

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has joined forces with luxury jewelry label Swarovski to re-imagine the British Fashion Awards, newly dubbed The Fashion Awards 2016. The Fashion Awards 2016, to take place on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, will herald a new global focus, with awards aiming to honor international talent from both the creative and business sides of the industry. The annual awards event will also aim to attract a bigger, public audience with the venue at the Royal Albert Hall able to host just over 3,000 attendees, with half of these seats to be available for purchase by the general public, starting Tuesday, May 3.

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