Monthly Archives: February 2019

  1. Slip Into Silk - What Is A Silk Jacquard?

    Slip Into Silk - What Is A Silk Jacquard?

    As we quickly drift towards Spring, we are feeling inspired by summery print dresses on the runways and stunning new deliveries of printed silk jacquards are arriving daily.

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Jacquard silk gives the impression of a print on a print, as there is a slightly raised, soft pattern woven underneath the print.

    Joel & Son Fabrics are globally renowned for our jacquards! They are crease- resistant and make up beautifully, sourced from only the finest Italian fabric mills, and we usually have the matching silk chiffon as well.

  2. Oscars 2019: Who Wore It Best?

    Oscars 2019: Who Wore It Best?

    You may have noticed that it is awards season in movie world, each ceremony bringing with it a new feast of fashion to pore over. One awards show trumps all others in Hollywood-land, however, when it comes to prestige, and that is, of course, The Academy Awards. The stars spend months preparing their Oscars looks for a world-wide audience - so we are obviously going to ask you, a part of that audience with us, to join us in deciding which leading ladies really made magic happen with their Oscars 2019 style.

    Who do you think wore it better?

    The Pinks.

    Pink was everywhere on this year's red carpet. These are our picks for the prettiest pinks of the bunch. Which one is your favourite?

    Dame Helen Mirren's trend-infused pleated tulle dress, by Schiaparelli.

     

  3. Why This Microfibre Is Your Wardrobe Hero

    Why This Microfibre Is Your Wardrobe Hero

    This month, we have a cannot-miss, spotlight special on one of our new arrivals in-store! Here is why this pretty, ivory-on-black floral design microfibre will be your wardrobe's best friend...

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  4. Best Of British: The Girls Of The Brit Awards 2019

    Best Of British: The Girls Of The Brit Awards 2019

    The Brit Awards: not for shy, retiring artists who like to blend in with the crowd. Our favourite outfits from the girls of 2019 are...drum roll...

    Jess Glynne looking divine in satiny, old-school glamour from Vivienne Westwood Couture.

    Get the look:<br />Grey Silk Satin
    Get the look:
    Grey Silk Satin
  5. Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

    Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

    Iconic designer. Stylistic visionary. A man whose fashion artistry helped to shape the entire industry as we know it, during a career spanning more than 60 years. Today we remember Karl Lagerfeld, who sadly passed away this morning at the age of 85.

    The Endless Talent...

    An early Lagerfeld sketch for the House of Tiziani, 1960s.

    A printed calfskin coat designed by Lagerfeld. His original sketch for luxury Italian brand, Fendi, for which he served as Creative Director.

    Lagereld at work in Paris for Chloé. Here he fits top model, Inès de la Fressange, in the brand's studio, 1983.

  6. Best Dressed Women Of The Week 15.02.2019

    Best Dressed Women Of The Week 15.02.2019

    Best dressed women of the week.

    Who was this week's best dressed woman?

    Priyanka Chopra is the prettiest princess at the ball, in a lustrous pink and gold brocade/lamé look by Vivienne Westwood.

    Florals are everything this year, and Kate Hudson knows it, in a gorgeous, floor-length gown for the Michael Kors show.

  7. BAFTA 2019 - Our Style Winners: The Women.

    BAFTA 2019 - Our Style Winners: The Women.

    Who were the best dressed women at the BAFTAs 2019? These are our picks!

    The Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen.

    Get the look:<br />Snow White Silk Chiffon
    Get the look:
    Snow White Silk Chiffon
  8. Goodness Gracious, Grammys! Fashion Hits From Music's Finest.

    Goodness Gracious, Grammys! Fashion Hits From Music's Finest.

    The 61st annual Grammy Awards took place in LA last night with its usual succession of wild and wonderful style moments. We think these five ladies took out the Best Dressed honours for 2019! Who was your favourite?

    Slinky, sequinned Versace. Lady Gaga was in one of the more sedate outfits of the evening, which is not a sentence we hear often...

  9. Best Dressed Women Of The Week 08.02.2019

    Best Dressed Women Of The Week 08.02.2019

    The best dressed women of the week.
    Who was this week's best dressed woman?

    All of the love for Priyanka Chopra's incredible rainbow Elie Saab dress.

    so beautiful, we can hear angels singing.

  10. Did You Know...Custom Clothing Is More Accessible Than You Think!

    Did You Know...Custom Clothing Is More Accessible Than You Think!

    Did you know that recreating your favourite dress/skirt, kaftan or even that designer-inspired tweed jacket, can be as simple as purchasing some quality fabric and going to a great dressmaker.

    You would probably be surprised (and delighted!) to learn that the price of having a garment made up for you is often comparable to off-the-rack options. Most modern fabrics are woven in a wide width, so it can be very cost-effective to have your clothes custom-made, not to mention gratifying to replicate your (seen-better-days-but-fits-like-a-glove dress...).

    What you need:

    You do not need a designer. You just need the right dressmaker or tailor.  Joel & Son are always happy to recommend talented clothiers who have been shopping with us for years (and in some cases, decades).

  11. 5 Things To Know About...Brocade

    5 Things To Know About...Brocade

    You’ve seen this decorative, self-patterned fabric everywhere - fashion designers love it, and it’s having a real moment with suiting right now.

    Here are five things to know about brocade.

    (Elie Saab)
    (1)

    What can brocade fabric be used for? Dresses. Trousers. Coats and Suits (ala Elie Saab and Dolce and Gabbana). Evening jackets. Brocade can be used for a million different things (and we’ve only listed clothes here – don’t forget how great brocade can look in décor). Back in the day, brocade was a stiff, starchy fabric because its original use was for upholstery. However, at some point someone clocked its potential for clothing design and it evolved into the fashion fabric we see today. Modern brocades tend to have a softer handle than the older versions, which makes it more versatile than ever. One of our clients just made an incredible line of men’s evening jackets with

  12. Best Dressed Women Of The Week 01.02.2019

    Best Dressed Women Of The Week 01.02.2019

    The best dressed women of the week.
    Who was this week's best dressed woman?

    Bringing new meaning to 'statement sleeves' is Poppy Delevingne in a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini playsuit that will not leave you blending into the crowd anytime soon.

    Oscar de la Renta looks good on you, Natalia Dyer. Beautiful choice