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Calvin Klein’s Firefighter-inspired Show Heats Up New York Fashion Week With High-vis Orange Macs, Woolly Balaclavas And Silver-foil Dresses



KATE Moss, Millie Bobby Brown and Kendall Jenner have all had the coveted role of Calvin Klein muse.

But the luxury US fashion giant – famed for its bold logo T-shirts and underwear – has looked to an unlikely place for inspiration for its Autumn/Winter 18 collection: the fire brigade.

Splash News Models stormed down the Calvin Klein NYFW runway yesterday in high-vis orange coats and balaclavas

Models heated up the New York Fashion Week runway yesterday in high-vis orange padded macs, hand-woven woolly balaclavas and silver-foil gloves.

Calvin Klein creative director Raf Simons paid tribute to emergency service heroes with his ‘Survival Chic’ showcase, which was held at the American Stock Exchange.

The bleak set looked like the site of a nuclear fallout. A giant timber structure resembled a ruined building, while popcorn littered the floor like debris.

A model lit up the presentation in a tangerine jumpsuit that featured reflective stripes, chest pockets and white plastic trousers.

EPA A muse looked like she’d been wrapped up in a silver-foil blanket thanks to her fraying metallic dress

Getty – Contributor Creative director Raf Simons paid tribute to the emergency services (Picture posed by models)

Getty Images – Getty A male model turned heads in heavy-soled leather boots and a green woolly balaclava

Getty Images – Getty The runway stars looked ready to jump into a burning building in their heavy-duty protective gear

Getty Images – Getty Popcorn debris littered the floor to give the catwalk set an eerie, apocalyptic feel

Her face peeked out from an ivory balaclava.

Another looked like she had been wrapped up in a silver-foil blanket in her metallic A-line dress, which had a fraying hemline.

Heavy-duty silver gloves, space-age boots and cat-eye sunglasses completed the look.

Meanwhile, a male muse looked ready to leap into a burning building in his protective orange all-in-one and thigh-high heavy-soled rubber boots.

Getty Images – Getty Elbow-length padded gloves completed the firefighter look

AFP or licensors Metallic silver snoods are big news for AW18 according to the US fashion giant

Rex Features Model’s faces peeked out from hand-woven balaclavas

Getty Images – Getty A statement check coat was given a space-age feel with silver metallic sleeves

Rex Features Heavy-duty black boots added to the health and safety feel of the presentation


Christopher Kane’s Bejewelled Orthopaedic Shoes Are Dubbed ‘gag-inducing’ By Vogue… So Would You Wear Them?




HE’S previously given Crocs a high-end makeover.

Now Christopher Kane has collaborated with orthopaedic brand Z-CoiL to create the most talked-about shoes at London Fashion Week.

Getty – Contributor Christopher Kane sent models down the LFW runway in bejewelled orthopaedic shoes

The British designer sent models down his AW18 catwalk wearing black leather trainers that featured Velcro straps, chunky booster coils and multi-coloured diamantés.

Vogue said the footwear had well and truly kicked “the ugly shoe trend into high gear”.

The wrote: “Call it what you want, but the gag-inducing shoe may be just the Cinderella slipper for a geriatric beauty queen, or fearless footwear lover.”

Meanwhile, the fashion experts at Harper’s Bazaar compared them to “something your grandparents would wear”.

Getty – Contributor The bonkers footwear features a giant coil heel and diamante detailing

Instagram The high-end footwear was slammed online by blogger, Crimes Against Shoemanity

Footwear blogger Crimes Against Shoemanity raged on Instagram: “Christopher Kane just beat me to the punch on this ugly prediction.

“Just when you thought things could literally not get any worse, this f***ing happens. I am deceased.”

Christopher Kane’s Instagram followers were divided too, with some loving the sneakers while one simply wrote: “I can’t.”

The bonkers design comes in two colourways – one with silver embellishment and one with multi-coloured.

Rex Features The clumpy sandals were dubbed ‘gag-inducing’ by Vogue

Instagram Christopher Kane fans were left divided by the statement shoes

They are not yet available to buy online, although similar (non-designer) styles from Z-CoiL retail at around £186.

As well as the divisive shoes, Christopher Kane’s latest show featured semi-sheer and lacy dresses trimmed with feathers in a nod to “the joy of sex”.

Christopher Kane has defended the unlikely collaborations.

Speaking in September about his work with Crocs, he said: “I am very happy to continue working with Crocs, as I have admired the brand for a long time.

Getty – Contributor The shoes feature Velcro straps and bulky rubber soles

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Happy National Toast Day 2018! How Is It Celebrated And What Are Some Of The Best Ways To Eat Toast?




THERE’S rarely a day that goes by that isn’t designated to some tempting foodstuff. Pie Week and National Doughnut Day are particular highlights.

But put down the rough puff and ditch the Krispy Kremes, today isn’t about them… today is all about toast.

Getty Images This is no yolk … topping your toast with eggs can be a cracking start to the morning

When is National Toast Day 2018?

If you didn’t already know – where have you been?! Today is National Toast Day so dig out that white sliced and get jammy.

The nationwide event was started in 2014 by the Tiptoe World Bread Awards.

How is it celebrated National Toast Day?

How isn’t it celebrated more to the point? You’ve probably already caught the parade with Jonathan Warburton perched on top of a giant Dualit toaster throwing grilled bread at legions of breakfast fans.

Alright got you again – that’s not actually happening.

Most people are hosting their own private parties – with their toasters – at home and just indulging in the stuff for the day.

Others have taken to Twitter to tweet their favourite toast topping to @WorldBreadAward.

If you fancy submitting yours – wilder the better please – let them know and don’t forget to use #NationalToastDay.

What are some of the best ways to eat toast?

There is no wrong or right answer here. Some like their toast blackened on the edges while others just like to briefly show their bread to the toaster before tucking in.

The degree of “toastedness” (I know it’s not a word, but you know what I mean) is really down to you. If I had to make a recommendation it would be to opt for a nice even golden brown.

If you’re a “butterer” (yep – I still know) then whip that butter on quickly to guarantee maximum “meltiness” (this is out of control now).

Butter should be at room temperature to avoid clumping and the dreaded toast tears.

As for the topping, some people stop there and to really appreciate the grilled crumbs on your bread you should probably do the same, but we can all agree that’s a lot less fun.

First order of business is sweet or savoury.

Alamy Excellent golden brown colour and great meltiness but possibly a touch too much butter on this one

If you go savoury you may want to consider Marmite, the divisive veg-spread leaves its unique taste in your mouth. Other savoury options include baked beans – don’t forget beanz meanz Heinz, peanut butter or even sardines (don’t ask me).

Spaghetti hoops have also been suggested but the less said about that the better.

Main course toast guzzled it’s time to move on to your dessert and this is where the options get interesting.

There is a world of jams, preserves, marmalades and jellies – which I’m pretty sure are all the same thing – to choose from.

Honey and banana is a popular combo if you want to pretend you’re contributing to your five-a-day.

And we haven’t even spoken about Nutella yet.

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New App Means You Can ‘try On’ Engagement Rings Without Leaving The House.. And It Could Be The Perfect Way To Drop The Hint




SEARCHING for the perfect engagement ring? Well, there’s an app for that.

No longer do you have to traipse around jewellery shops searching for the perfect bling – you just need your mobile phone.

Alamy The choice is all yours – and you can try before you buy

Engagement ring etailer Diamond Hedge has launched an AR iPhone which is going to blow your mind.

On the app you can digitally ‘try on’ different diamond rings, without even having to get out of your pyjamas – you just point your phone’s camera at your hand, and drag the ring onto your finger.

The app is impressive because it lets you customise your perfect ring and there are 20 different designs to go for – you can choose the carat size, the shape of the diamond, and the band.

You can choose from rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold – the choice is all yours.

Getty Images – Getty Meghan Markle’s ring is a popular design right now

Alamy A new app has been designed to make choosing the perfect ring a lot easier

Augmented reality (AR) is all the rage right now, and it’s believed it’ll soon completely change the way we shop.

The IKEA app created a load of fuss last year when it was revealed you could try out the furniture before you buy it.

And now, we have the same help with engagement rings.

If only you could point your phone at a hot guy and get him on his knee clutching your dream ring.

Diamond Hedge Live AR is free on the Apple App store.

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