Friends of Slash: Streetwear firm Disturbia grows sales 20% in a year

A streetwear brand worn by celebrities including guitarist Slash, Axl Role and The Prodigy is poised for global expansion

Fashion designer to speak at Go Digital Newcastle’s Superfast Summit

Wayne Hemingway MBE is to be the keynote speaker at Newcastle's Superfast Summit at Centre for Life on July 3

Shriek is still chic: Newcastle designer Paul Shriek steps back on the catwalk

Eighties fashion designer Paul Shriek has spent the past decade in the theatre but this summer he’s stepping back on the catwalk

Anime fans and gamers turn out in costume for SunnyCon

Sunderland anime and gaming convention sees fans dressed to impress at Seaburn - and one even popped the question

Northumberland onesie maker to speak at national conference

Onesie manufacturer Kate Dawson heads to London next week for an marking the resurgence of the UK rag trade

Northumberland students at the head of the pack at Graduate Fashion Show

Northumbria University students head to London for the Graduate Fashion Show tonight with two Northumberland students among those to watch

Newcastle fashion retailer follows in father's successful footsteps

Jenny Peng Gillender is following in the footsteps of her father Wilf - a former master franchisee for Body Shop - by launching her own business

Dame Margaret Barbour is presented with special award for her services to British fashion by TV newsreader Susanna Reid

Barbour chairman is honoured for clothing industry's Outstanding Achievement Award for turning waxed jacket company into a world-wide fashion brand

Janet Brown murder trial: Wealthy heiress wanted to marry alleged killer

Besotted Hexham heiress even had her wedding dress picked out but prosecutors allege lover Donald Graham killed her for her money

Growing fashion firm Elevon to double workforce

Newcastle fashion company Elevon is aiming to become a leading showcasing outlet for the UK fashion industry

The world of Jane Austen set to be brought to life on Tyneside

Why just talk about Jane Austen when you can look the part? Polly Grice meets period fashion expert Julia Soares-McCormick

First World War fashion memorabilia raises thousands in sell-off

Stylish First World War memorabilia found in a vintage-hoarder’s home more than a year after her death has sold for thousands at a special sale

Designs dazzle at Central Newcastle High School annual fashion show

Old girls and undergraduates joined students for a catwalk extravaganza at Central Newcastle High School's annual fashion parade

Spec-tacular exhibition in Sunderland shows stars in the frame

The National Glass Centre in Sunderland hosts The Oliver Goldsmith Collection of glamorous spectacles, as Barbara Hodgson reports

North East fashion graduate hopes to bring womens tailoring back in style

Nathalie Limon has set up her own womens tailoring business after graduating

Newcastle fashion show raises funds for Bubble Foundation

Hundreds of pounds is raised by a charity fashion show organised by owners of a North East clothes shop

Red Hot Sunglasses hoping to see leap in turnover

Fast-growing Red Hot Sunglasses expects to double its turnover in the next 12 months and will invest in new recruits to meet growing global demand

Dragons' Den star offers advice to Billingham vintage fashion entrepreneur

Billingham fashion entrepreneur Hannah Proctor received advice from business secretary Vince Cable and former Dragons' Den star James Caan at a breakfast meeting in London

Seamstresses working around the clock to finish 300 costumes to bring Beamish Museum into a new decade

Land Girl uniforms and 1940s dresses are on order at Beamish as its busy team of designers prepare costumes for the outdoor museum's new venture.

Fashion brief for Northumbria University students

British fashion brand Dr. Martens has spotted the talent at Northumbria University's School of Design and set them a project brief to design an outfit that sums up the rebellious nature of Tyneside's musical and cultural history

UK shoppers delay buying their winter clothes

Retailers received a "reality check" last month as shoppers showed their willingness to wait for colder weather before restocking winter wardrobes

London Fashion Week to attract £100m in orders

Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Stella McCartney are among Britain’s top designers set to show their wares at London Fashion Week

Dr Martens opens new store in Newcastle

The 1000 sq ft Dr Martens retail outlet at the top of Grainger Street, which opens its doors today, will be the company's first standalone store in the city

All eyes on design at Belmont Business Park

Office space at Indigo House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, has been let to fashion design, sourcing and manufacturing firm Dewhirst Clothing

Wayne Hemingway supports first ever Festival of Thrift

Fashion guru Wayne Hemingway is leading the way in the North East's first ever Festival of Thrift

Alnwick gets ready for Duke of Northumberland's daughter's wedding

DETAILS have been announced of the North’s society wedding of the year, which is set to take place this weekend.

Online sales boost for fashion chain New Look

The retailer, which has around 600 stores across the UK, clawed its way out of the red with annual pre-tax profits of £3.1m against losses of £54.5m a year earlier despite tough high street trading.

Weather dampens UK sales

THE coldest spring for 50 years left fashion retailers nursing a fall in sales last month as shoppers held off from buying summery outfits, according to figures.

Bowes Museum celebrates first step in lottery cash bid

ONE of the region’s major museums has cleared the first hurdle in a bid for £454,000 of lottery funding to invest in training.

Fashion house White Stuff snaps up County Durham student’s collection

A North East student has grand designs for her future after one of her creations caught the eye of a major fashion retailer

Alan Pardew: We have let down Newcastle United fans

ALAN Pardew has told his mentally-scarred Newcastle United team that only fighting performances in the last five games of the season can make up for yesterday’s derby humiliation.

Interview: Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne

IN a former life, Margaret Byrne’s work as a solicitor used to take her to the cells of north London on a Saturday night.

Capital One Cup: Swansea City 1 Middlesbrough FC 0

MIDDLESBROUGH'S brave run in the Capital One Cup ended in heartbreaking fashion at Swansea last night.

Northern Alliance

THE basement battle is heating up. Hebburn Reyrolle moved out of the relegation places with an impressive victory while Gateshead Rutherford picked up a point themselves in dramatic fashion with a late equaliser.

Ian Bogie is looking for Gateshead FC reaction

GATESHEAD boss Ian Bogie has told his players they have a duty to make up for the club’s “bitterly disappointing” FA Cup exit at Kidderminster today.

Alfreton Town 2 Gateshead FC 0

GATESHEAD bowed out of the FA Cup in tame fashion as two second-half goals inside ten minutes sealed their feat in Derbyshire.

Carlos Cuellar: Confidence is high for Wear-Tyne derby

SUNDERLAND head into Sunday’s Wear-Tyne derby high on confidence despite ending their unbeaten start to the season in spectacular fashion last time out, according to Carlos Cuellar.

Newcastle United's colour coding explains transfer policy

NEWCASTLE United have defended their decision not to bring in centre-back cover over the summer transfer window, with Derek Llambais insisting that the club must be “realistic” about the make-up of its squad.

Martin O'Neill making the most of a modern situation

THIS week grumpy old manager Martin O’Neill was bemoaning another aspect of the modern game, the fashion for multi-coloured, wafer-thin football boots.

Hartlepool United fans not left feeling that blue

IT was a photograph guaranteed to make you smile. An entire escalator at King’s Cross Underground station was filled with Hartlepool United supporters dressed as smurfs heading to Charlton Athletic.

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