Fashion: All the fun of the fur (with no cruelty)

As faux fur dominates cosy autumn dressing, Stephanie Smith takes a look at the options for those who long to swathe themselves fashionably.

Pilcro high-rise palazzo jeans, �98; T-shirt from a selection, at Anthropologie.

Fashion: Temptation takes over as most-wanted brands launch at Victoria Gate

The wait is over as Victoria Gate finally opens this week. Stephanie Smith looks at the most-wanted brands making their Yorkshire debut.

Glen wears: Keverne black rollneck jumper, �119; Chelmsford purple velvet blazer, �349.

Fashion: How the mature man should dress - Glen Campbell wears Oliver Sweeney

Yorkshire fashion guru Glen Campbell is one very stylish man. And, as he tells Stephanie Smith, he has advice to help men of all ages look their very best.

Fluted sleeve sweater, �22; wide leg trousers, �28; bag �26; leopard print dolly shoes, �50. All at Next.

Fashion: Autumn ‘16 and the new colour scene

There’s a new sophistication coming for autumn, and colour is leading the way. Stephanie Smith explains what the new shades represent.

 Studded jacket, �188, white top under, �68.

Fashion: Anthropologie presents ... the world on your doorstep

As high fashion and home style shopping emporium Anthropologie prepares to open in Leeds, Stephanie Smith finds out what’s in store from managing director Gisela Garcia Escuela and womenswear buyer Gill McCulloch.

Roll neck, �15; check wrap, �20; bag, �39. All at M&Co.

Fashion: It’s a wrap (or maybe a cape, or a poncho)

Blanket wraps, ponchos and capes make cosy work of cold weather dressing. Stephanie Smith has advice on getting it right.


Purple jacket, �150, and trousers, �89.

Fashion: Be Cos we want to

Opening in Leeds later this month, H&M offshoot Cos has inspired a global following for its signature modern minimalism. Stephanie Smith finds out more from designers Karin Gustafsson and Martin Andersson.

Celebrity style princess Millie Mackintosh at McArthurglen York Designer Outlet launchingThe White Shirt bar, hosted in a refurbished six-wheeler American truck. It's a collaboration with legendary US shirt company Brooks Brothers and will be at York until October 9.

Fashion: The right white shirt

The white shirt is this season’s key wardrobe piece, to dress up and down endlessly. Stephanie Smith has advice on how to wear.

The Himalayan jacket. in navy snow tip sheepskin, �845, at

Fashion: Head for the coast

As the autumn short break beckons, Stephanie Smith finds the perfect pieces that blend cosy luxury with classic country style.

Charlotte Olympia Spring/ Summer 2017 London Fashion Week show at The Park Lane Hotel in London. Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion: London Fashion Week class of 2017

It’s London Fashion Week, when we find out what we’ll be wearing next year. Stephanie Smith takes a look at the approaching new trends.

Patricia Stienstra modelling a mixed blues and navy merino wool Sea Waves dress - photo taken by Jo Dennison

Fashion: The extraordinary lightness of knitwear

Joan Murray’s knitwear is like nothing else you’ll find, and it’s likely to be inspired by anything from waves on a beach to dancing dust. She talks to Sheena Hastings.

Dolce & Gabbana on the catwalk for autumn in Milan. AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Fashion: It’s all about the confidence for AW16

As the autumn collections emerge, Stephanie Smith celebrates the contrary confidence of contemporary style as it shows us new ways of dressing and living.


THE BROCADE DRESS: Anokhi Arden print dress, �129, at East. The return to rich texture sees a season of embellishment and embroidery, rich decoration and opulent detail, encrusted jewels and sequins, embossed velvets and also brocades, which offer wearable options for daytime. The beautiful raised floral pattern of this dress is reminiscent of tapestry and exotic carpets. Team with suede boots.

Fashion: The eight key pieces you’ll need for autumn/winter

As the new collections begin to emerge, Stephanie Smith picks out eight statement looks from the High Street to see you through the season in style.

Coming for Autumn/Winter: Winter floral pussy bow dress, �30, F&F at Tesco.

Fashion: Supermarkets aim for the super-style shoppers

As the major supermarkets look to lure ever more sophisticated shoppers, Stephanie Smith picks out some key pieces for autumn.

From a collection by Leed-based designer Julia D'Albert, whose work will be championed by John Lewis Leeds.

Fashion: John Lewis Leeds finds fashion on its (very impressive) doorstep

As we await the opening of John Lewis Leeds, Stephanie Smith takes a look at some of the Yorkshire brands that will be stocked
in the prestigious new store.

Grey coat, and black jumpsuit, from Fenn Wright Manson Petite range.

Fashion: Back to work - the nine key pieces for autumn

As the autumn collections emerge, it’s time to refine the working wardrobe. Stephanie Smith picks out the nine essential key pieces you need to mix and match your way through the season.

The Zena, with long split sleeves, backless, �990, by Rolling in Roses. Picture by James Melia on

Fashion: Wedding dresses for the wild at heart

Rolling in Roses is a new made-to-order wedding collection for non-conformist brides. Stephanie Smith meets its founder, Hayley Neil.


Is this the perfect house to raise a family?

This gorgeous house in the country is a creative hub and the perfect home for children. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

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Ellesse crop half zip hoody, �40, from JD Sports on

Fashion: The Olympics inspires the most stylish sports wear ever

As the Olympics inspires not just sports participation but also fashion trends, Stephanie Smith takes a look at what’s in vogue at the gym.

The new range from Ulster Weavers featuring Mini Moderns prints

Off the shelf: Mary, Mungo and Midge, Whitby and a C60 cassette

If you really want to flummox contestants in a pub quiz you could try asking them what Mary, Mungo and Midge, kitchen sink dramas, the Bloomsbury Group’s Vanessa Bell and Whitby coble boats have in common. The answer is that these pieces of the past are all connected to Mini Moderns, one of Britain’s coolest contemporary homeware brands.

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