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Our Fashion writer Jess Davis is here every Saturday to keep us informed on the latest Fashion news to hit the headlines this week. 

ALEXA CHUNG SERIES 

This week in fashion marks the end of a fantastic series hosted by Alexa Chung. She is renowned in the industry and has utilised this edge in order to give us an intricate insight into the world of fashion. To end her investigations, Chung explores her own role within fashion as she introduces us to her agent, Saif Mahdhi in Paris. She touches on some important issues such as how social changes in what we want from our cover girls have affected her own career path and how these have changed the face of fashion magazines forever. If you have missed the series you can go to the British Vogue YouTube channel now and keep a look out for Alexa’s second series coming in 2016.

MEN’S CULOTTES

Something that is causing a bit of controversy within the world of fashion is the return of the male culottes. Yes, you read that right. It’s dividing the industry in two of both agreement and despair. Male culottes are making a comeback at an H&M near you. Graduate Ximon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the high-street chain’s design award- and his prize-winning collection for the brand includes a pair of culottes.

H&M X BALMAIN

Elle have released an exclusive look into the backstage as Olivier Rousteing debuted his H&M X Balmain collection. The range showcases affordable (apparently) party-wear, which may cost you a small chunk of your student loan at dresses retailed at £399.99. Balmain X H&M collection goes on sale on November 5 – but the final push the campaign will take to social media firepower and showcase his photogenic army of supermodels. The collection includes visions of cylindrical beads and thousands of tiny gold and diamante gems, all organized in intricate detail and figure-flattering pattern.

RAF SIMONS LEAVES DIOR

Raf Simons is leaving Christian Dior, it was confirmed Thursday afternoon. The move was whispered in fashion circles for a few weeks, is said to be purely for “for personal reasons”. The news was finalized in a statement by Sidney Toledano, Dior’s Chief Executive and comes just over three years into the Belgian designer’s venture. It was revealed that: “Simons will not renew his contract with Christian Dior,” the statement also thanked him for his contributions. The ready-to-wear Paris show that he presented most recently for spring/summer 2016 will be his last for the French house, leaving him free to focus immediately on his eponymous label.

Words by Jess Davis

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