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Put the ME into homeware with our definitive guide to Spring/Summer 2016 interiors - including all the coffee tables, arm chairs, lighting and rugs that your place needs now. 
Away and aside from fashion, homeware is a welcome full stop; a slower burner where ideas and appreciation can properly mature. You can literally sit back and relax. That's not to say that things don't change. The homeware world loves newness too (who doesn't?), so to find out what 2016 has in ...
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We see in Spring/Summer 2016 with our ode to #90s youth culture and big return of the #FCUK slogan, featuring a cohort of artists, musicians, models and creatives like #WillHeard, Angie Sherbourne, i-D magazine favourite Conie Vallese and many more.  
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Reappropriation – of culture, of celebrity, of nature and technology – is the name of Adam Hale’s big-on-social-media game. Loved by Georgia May Jagger and followed by over 111,000 dedicated fans, the Preston-born founder of The Daily Splice takes pages from the many free magazines given out around the country, images and content we’ll dispose of before our journey’s end, and turns them into lasting pieces of art. As he works his cut-and-paste magic on our eyelet and bow trainers in celebration of London Fashion Week, we thought we’d dissect him for a change…


How did the idea come about?

The Daily Splice is a reaction to the bombardment of free literature forced upon commuters in large cities. It’s hard to travel during rush hour without being offered a magazine or having to move a newspaper to take a seat. Commuting into London day in, day out, I realised the sheer number of high-quality images on offer and felt an urge to re-purpose them.

 
Inspiration, where do you find yours?

I’m generally inspired by the source material I collect each day. I enjoy lifting elements from the page and creating brand new narratives. A ‘disposable’ editorial image becomes a permanent work of art. With a commissioned piece I’m often inspired by the brand or product I’m working with. Some of my strongest pieces were born out of the confines of a brief; an opportunity to work in a new way.


What themes run through your work?

A recurring theme is the relationship between humans and the world around us, the contrast between nature and technology. There’s also a creepy undertone to the work, I enjoy making something surreal out of two or more perfectly normal images.


How do you maintain your aesthetic with such varied magazines?

Although the content differs massively there’s a simplicity that runs through the work. I like to use a plain background so the design stands out, and I guess that works for everything I make.

 
You’re described as an artist – how does that feel?

Great, from a young age I wanted to become an artist of sorts and I eventually studied graphic design. I think everyone should have a creative outlet and Instagram has allowed me to share my work with thousands of people on a daily basis.


Have you had much response from the people pictured in your work?

Yes, models will often comment and repost; Georgia May Jagger is a follower. It’s allowed my work to be viewed by a wider audience and I really appreciate when anyone shares it.

 
What has been your most successful image so far?

I was lucky enough to be featured by Instagram on their blog and they opted for a collage of a headless woman in a bikini balancing a set of antlers on her finger tips (its number 168, and pictured above, if anyone wants to check it out). As crazy as that collage sounds, it seems the most successful posts are the trippier ones.

 
Lastly, what work do you have in the pipeline?

I’m currently working with you guys, then ELLE US for their coverage of the Oscars, and there’s an exciting project with Cartier lined-up – we’re working together on a series of images for an upcoming launch.
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The original Zoolander taught us a lot, namely how to be really, really ridiculously good looking. It obviously also put to bed many existential questions that we've pondered since forever, and as Zoolander 2 – the sequel we've waited 15 years for – hits cinemas everywhere, it really got us thinking – how exactly has this fashion spectacle changed us?


WE LEARNED: THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIGNATURE POUT

It’s official, the lumpy-lipped, cheek-sucking, cryogenically frozen look is in. When you get even the faintest whiff of a camera lens, that’s your cue to go! Strike a pose, as they say. And remember that practice makes perfect.


WE DECIDED TO: SELFIE EVERYTHING

How else are people going to see how you contoured your cheeks are, and just how earth-shatteringly cool you are. “What? You don’t regularly hang out backstage with Anna Wintour and the designers behind Valentino? Well, sorry not sorry.”


WE SAID YES TO: ANY OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE ROBOT

Waiting in line at Starbucks: Do the robot. At a funeral: Do the robot. At a job interview: Do the robot. Not only will you be able to show off the extent to how angular and locked your joints can be, it’s definitely still a cool dance move that’s not dated in any way.


WE REALISED: TURTLENECKS ARE A PREREQUISITE

Turtlenecks no longer fall into the ‘Best Supporting’ role. And why should they? Especially when they get so much screen time under jackets, over trousers, layered with other knitwear… Besides, when you’re suddenly startled or amongst basics you can quickly retreat into the safety of your fine woollen neck.


WE SAID HELL NO TO: HEALTH & SAFETY

Whether it’s a spot of petrol-spraying around an open flame or sashaying around a coal mine in only your brightest wardrobe essentials and novelty tool-kit, ignore any ‘Hazard!’, ‘Danger’ or skull and cross-bone signs, what matters most is your complete, uninterrupted fabulousness. Slay.
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We all love a good slice of yummy pizza here at French Connection; whether it's to gorge on after a night out or to have all to yourself for an indulgent night-in dinner, you just can't go wrong with a wood-fired cooked pizza. Pizza is forever, bold statement we know, but no matter what time of ...
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Fracking pizza haha! What are you guy/gals doing over there? Re-release  the (FCUK fashion) shirts. By the end of the month. Great tight collar, crisp black, clean dark grey shirt with offset navy blue text or Harris tweed fcuk shirt. Wooo! That WILL be clean. I think it was Year 2002 awesomeness. Those shirts work. Trust me. 2.9 million views we have not forgotten you.
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Online exclusive alert! Our Slick Vic Top is the perfect alternative for work and ideal through transitional weathers #fashion   #new   #shopping  
Why not pair this bold textured top with a floral-print midi skirt or layer it over a barely-there slip, for insouciant nineties-style chic?
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