Clinical white injections were all over the runway for Spring Summer 2013, just take a look at Lacoste, Robert Cavalli and DKNY but to name a few. Trouser suits, minimalist shift dresses and sports luxe tailoring all contributed to a clean and crisp aesthetic. So it seems perfectly fitting that high-street retailer French Connection tapped into the zeitgeist with the use of model of the moment Suki Waterhouse.

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Kris Van Assche AW13

Questionably over shadowed for some time by his former colleague, Heidi Slimane, Kris Van Assche was recalled stating in an earlier interview with Interview Magazine that: “this skinny, rock ’n’ roll look had become such a cliché in the streets that any designer would have had to take this collection in a new direction.” That he did, albeit through his new season collection at his eponymous label.

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Joan Rivers once said: “The only thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas day is their husband.” Preferences aside we’ve selected the best last minute gift ideas for your man to give his wardrobe that overdue stylish booster he just doesn’t seem to have.

French Connection, £225, Frenchconnection.com

French Connection, £225, Frenchconnection.com

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You can take the boy out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the boy as Benjamin Bertram demonstrates in his latest collection, entitled ‘Suburban Boys’.

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Discard the singular idea of fashion for purpose alone. This season designers laced the garment with elegance; counteracting any stereotypical connotation the puffa is bulky, unflattering and excessive in volume alone.

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“Education was a struggle. I suppose my work reflects that! Think for yourself, question authority,” Alex Mattsson tells me. Since graduating from The Royal College of Art in menswear Mattsson has been toying with leather, season to season. With an education shared by the likes of knitwear specialist James Long among Katie Eary and Erdem success seems set in cement for those particular few. Mattsson appears to be no exception.

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Beauty, to Robert Wun, is more than what the eye alone can see. His curiosity towards a deeper attraction led him to microphotographs of butterflies and moths. Insects we perceive to be symmetrical and consequently, beautiful. Yet it was the flaws in nature that triggered Wun’s interest, propelling this London College of Fashion student to delve into the idea that nothing is perfect.

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Oxblood red begun, this season, with an undoubtedly sinister approach from designer Christopher Kane. His differentiation from last seasons elegance boiled down to lacquered fabrics, adding a dense shine, depicting connotation of fresh blood, nothing here was conservative. Outerwear came in the form of full-length coats, opened of course, to reveal cut out cropped bustier tops in dominating black leather. Contrasting to this was Aquascutum, again following in form with outerwear this oxblood was far more demure, dull even. Boxy, turned down collars framed full-length coats with buckled cuffs and a patent leather trims.

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Perhaps, not a new concept, Johnathan Pearson, a photography student at The Arts University College at Bournemouth, goes about relaying a message of unobtainable perfection in the editorial world.

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Designing a collection around the concept of atoms, molecules, energy and everything else non-dimensional that makes up the entirety of the universe was never going to be an easy journey. Yet it was one jewelry designer, Jonathan Goldstein, started off with by isolating himself from the outside world.

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