The new fashion shows we’ll be glued to

03 October 2008


There's something about the end of show season. We always feel a little deflated when we leave Paris to come home and unpack from our month-long fashion marathon. So thank goodness those TV execs clearly feel our pain and have come up with a suitably packed schedule of new fashion shows for us to salivate over. Only this time everyone's guaranteed front row. Your sofa's never looked so glamorous...

Frock Me: The queen of hangover TV Alexa Chung and designer Henry Holland will fashion up your Sunday mornings featuring their cool kid friends Agyness Deyn, Jade Jagger and Daisy Lowe. We saw them filming backstage throughout LFW so we're expecting good things... (Channel 4, starts Sunday 5 October, 11.35am)

British Style Genius: In-depth look at the attitudes and icons that drive the way British people dress. The five shows in the series will deal with the democratisation of fashion through the high street, our traditional tailoring, on the street style, the distinctively British rebellious streak and the countryside chic. It features commentary from industry experts including Sir Phillip Green, Twiggy, and Mary Quant. (BBC2, starts Tuesday 7 October, 9pm)

Twiggy's Frock Exchange: Iconic Sixties supermodel Twiggy hosts a massive clothes-swapping party, where 100 women bring the things that have been languishing in the back of their wardrobe to trade. Elbows at the ready...(BBC2, starts Tuesday 7 October, 8pm)

Frock Stars: 20 Years of Fashion in Music: Revisit the some historic, some hideous collaborations that have happened between the fashion and music industry. Best moment sounds like Jason Donovan's assessment of his ‘80s outfits! (4Music, 11 October, 3-5pm)   

PLUS the most exciting news we've heard all week. Hell, almost all year. Channel Five has bought Tyra Banks-produced reality TV show about the supposedly bitchy world of fashion journalism, Stylista. Fashion wannabes compete for their chance to be US Elle magazine Anne Slowey's assistant. There's no transmission date yet but here's a sneak preview.


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