A EU ban on glitter,  Prada spacesuits, and more news from the style trenches in October.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that the first Mackintosh rainproof overcoat was sold in October 1823 in Glasgow? “Charles Macintosh, a Scottish chemist, had patented the novel material, described as ‘india rubber cloth’ four months earlier. Previously waterproof clothing had been made of heavy oiled cotton with a characteristic unpleasant smell; the new coat was lighter, odourless, and completely waterproof. Macintosh’s secret was to use naphtha to soften the rubber before sandwiching it between two layers of fabric. This meant that even when the rubber became sticky with heat it did not affect the wearer.”