katemosstopshop_eyeschina.jpgThe onslaught of fashion-oriented TV programming continues with the announcement that BBC Two will soon be screening a style series of their own.

First off, we have Channel 4's Gok's Fashion Fix, the upcoming Frock Me! with Alexa Chung for T4, Abbey Clancey's The Fashion Project for ITV2, and now British Style Genius for BBC Two.

It's like TV land just woke up one day and realised that there is a mass-market audience who like clothes. Erm... HELLO?!

So what makes this series different to the many other fashion offerings coming our way?

Well, for a starters it is a documentary format, which examines how style in Britain has been influenced and shaped by the many different trends over the years. It will look at all the varying aspects from high street to high-end couture, from Savile Row tailoring to "chav", exploring what makes the British sense of style of today so unique from the rest of the world. It will also feature contributions from Twiggy, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Kate Moss who will appear in meetings with Topshop boss Sir Philip Green, and trying on clothes.

In short, it will be exempt from the usual cheesy studio-audience Popworld form of presenting that we have become inundated with. In other words, you should probably tune into this one.

If not, what will you be watching on the box this autumn? Leave your comments below.

  • 'British Style Genius' is slated to air during Friday night prime time in autumn.