Our weekly list of unmissable news brand content includes a look at London’s most influential black fashion creatives and a tribute to arguably England’s greatest ever footballer
1. London’s Black Fashion Power List
With the British Fashion Council still urging the “need for change” in diversifying the nation’s fashion industry, the Evening Standard’s Ranyechi Udemezue lists the trailblazing black fashion figures shaping the future of the industry.
The star-studded group includes the Streatham-born supermodel stalwart Naomi Campbell, former British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, as well as designer Grace Wales Bonner and beauty industry pioneer Dame Pat McGrath.
2. An A–Z of affordable style
The “cozzie livs” (that’s the ‘cost of living’ to the uninitiated) has affected almost everyone, both in daily essentials and the more occasional treats. For those still looking for their fashion fix at sale prices, this essential list of budget-beating brands from The Times’ Anna Murphy features quality high-street recommendations alongside some lesser-known affordable options.
3. Sustainable sightseeing
The climate crisis continues to top the news agenda, but what does that mean for holidaymakers? With the impacts of flying a concern for many, tourists are increasingly looking for sustainable alternatives without foregoing the adventure of travel.
In the first episode of ‘The Standard’ podcast’s series on sustainable travel in association with holiday resort provider Iberostar, travel journalist Juliet Kinsman joins the team to talk about low-impact flying, tourism’s positive impacts for local communities and the Sacred Valley in Peru.
4. Remembering a legend
Considered arguably the greatest ever English footballer, 1966 World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton died this week aged 86. The Mirror’s TikTok account honoured Charlton with a clip of one of his greatest goals for England at Wembley.
5. Foam party
Storm Babet caused destruction and devastation across parts of the UK this week. Tragically, a number of people lost their lives and many others were injured or lost livelihoods.
However, there was an opportunity for some levity, as two dogs found out in a village in Northumberland. Their owners spotted a coastal road filled with sea foam and before they knew it, the pups barrelled in to play.