New Look: A young look

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Updated 05 December 2012
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New Look: A young look

Fashion-forward British brand, New Look, is known to offer a unique combination of exciting and fresh designs to a core target audience — the younger generation and the more matured. Their fashion items vary from men’s wear, children, lingerie, footwear, accessories and of course women’s wear.
This season, New Look offers bold, sassy and suave designs. Tarnished hardware, contrast collars, dogtooth, Aztec and baroque prints come together to demonstrate the eclectic nature of the collection.
New Look’s women autumn/winter 2012 collection is all about sumptuously feminine elements and their strong structured counterparts. The fascinating collection is a combination of magic and rebellion, creating a dynamic duo of beautifully soft and floating designs, accentuated with strong structures. This collection offers floral prints in dark gothic palettes mixed with studs and spikes, as well as a mixture of leather and denim that contrast nicely against each other. This line gives the opportunity for women to explore their rebellious side with graphic tees and buckled biker boots, and brace their feminine core, with a selection of sheer fabrics and lace nuances.
‘The Rebel’ collection offers bold colors in shades of black red and grey. The key elements of this collection include cross bones, ripped denim and leather biker jackets. Gold buttons and studded details give this range a real rebel attitude with a gothic twist.
‘Rebel Without a Cause’ is the more casual part of the collection, with different shades of denim, leopard print and red-rose print that add a girly touch. It’s all about clashing patterns, skinny jeans and biker jackets.
‘50’s Rebel’ is the 1950’s inspired side to the range, dogtooth prints, peplums, stripes, cigarette pants and PU jackets, giving a more tailored approach to the look and creating a sleek silhouette.
Prints, patterns and textures define the ‘Keleidofolk’ collection. This collection is all about lavish fabrics that showcases bold designs, paisley, rich decorative, kaleidoscope and mirror print. The color palette is rich and vibrant with acid yellow, bright corals, deep blues and metallic that add shine and texture. Knits are layered with acid-wash denim for an easy effortless feel, while leather and quilting is introduced to toughen up this cozy collection.
The glamorous retro fashions of the 1971 film ‘Get Carter’ influence the collection of the same name. The range has simple shapes with a focus on fabrics and textures. Masculine elements are explored in tailored shirts with contrast collars, tapered trousers and oversized coats. On the other hand, feminine styles are satisfied with pencil skirts, Peter Pan collars, shift dresses and mini skirts. The range employs color blocking in bold shades of red and blue. Court shoes in multi-colored tweed and oversized totes complement the streamlined silhouette.
This season, New Look has created three unique ranges that pull together all the masculine trends of the season. There is something for everyone; there is the ‘Sweeny Todd’ collection for those who love the Rock and Roll look, as well as the ‘Eton Mess’ collection for those who love the British style look with a twist. The ‘Pioneer’ collection is all about reflecting the great outdoors, using rich, deep color palates with a cool edge. This collection brings a new seasonal style to men everywhere.

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Amal Clooney attends American University of Beirut bash in London

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life. (AFP)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Amal Clooney attends American University of Beirut bash in London

DUBAI: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney gave a speech at an American University of Beirut alumni event alongside her father in London over the weekend.

George Clooney’s wife attended the WAAAUB UK Chapter’s bash on Saturday night in Knightsbridge’s glitzy Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, wearing a crushed velvet gown in a shade of burgundy.

Amal, 40, also attended the launch of Italian designer Giambattista Valli’s new store on London’s swanky Sloane Street on the weekend.

It seems burgundy is the color of the moment as she donned a one-shoulder jumpsuit in the shade for the event. The ruffled neckline added flair to the outfit, which she paired with loose, wavy hair and a clutch bag.

The lawyer and activist, who shot to celebrity stardom when she married Clooney in 2014, is no stranger to the spotlight and earlier this year was photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vogue’s May 2018 issue.

“One of the many conversations we’ve been having at Vogue lately is about who exactly should be gracing our covers given the radically changed world we now live in. We’ve always taken the position that the women we feature should have substance to them, something that has only taken on greater urgency in the last year or so,” US Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour wrote in her editor’s letter for the edition.

“That’s why I’m delighted that Amal Clooney, a force to be reckoned with in the realms of international law and human rights, agreed to appear on our May cover.”

Earlier this month, she paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life, Reuters reported.

The lawyer was addressing a star-studded lifetime achievement award ceremony in Hollywood for “Ocean’s Eleven” star Clooney.

But she said it was easier for her “to address a court on behalf of detainees than to speak publicly, as I am doing for the first time tonight, about my husband.

“I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I would be a spinster. Then we met,” Amal Clooney told the audience, packed with friends and A-list stars like Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, model Cindy Crawford and Diane Keaton.

“Five years later, he is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” she added.

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life.