Chutzpah’s Barometer

by Katie on May 3, 2015

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Superdry x Idris Elba – Whilst Abercrombie flounders (see below), their British counterpart has been savvy enough to team up with the British acting icon for Autumn/Winter 2015.

idriselba Donatella – Hubert may be spinning in his grave, but Givenchy’s new campaign starring Donatella Versace and creative director Riccardo Tisci is both inspired and captivating. Here starts the mutual bolstering of high profile fash labels and personas.

Yacht Rock – The sound of summer 2015, courtesy of Armand Van Helden’s ‘Yacht Rock, Don’t Stop’ mix, and the second ‘Too Slow to Disco’ compilation.

‘Sneakerheadz’ – This new documentary delves deep into the world of trainer obsessives, and what fuels their passion.

Selfridges Says Work It – A six-week programme of events and mini beauty treatments designed to fit around your busy daily schedule. Take some time out and treat yourself!


Galliano – Fresh from taking Paris by storm with his first collection for Maison Martin Margiela, John Galliano sat down to chat with Vogue editor, Alex Shulman, at the Vogue Festival last weekend.


“Plopping” – Apparently so big with Americans they need a special towel for it. Something to do with hair, allegedly, but we have our suspicions.

‘I Am Naomi Campbell’ – A Naomi reality show about 20 years too late, possibly with added Bono. Must-miss TV.

“North West’s best style moments” – “There’s no shame in taking sartorial inspiration from a toddler”. Yes, a journalist at Harper’s Bazaar magazine was actually paid to write that sentence.


The Avengers fashion line – Job done. Well, that’s this year’s slutty Halloween costumes covered.

The Moschino shoe bag – Someone please stop Jeremy Scott. PLEASE.

The Green Party’s 14-year copyright policy – An alarming section of the Green Party’s “Hello trees, hello flowers, lalala” manifesto. As if hanging on to your intellectual property isn’t hard enough.


Sam Smith – Told to rest his vocal cords, presumably by someone with working ears and a modicum of musical taste.

abercrombie-models The Protein World “scandal” – Pardon us for being controversial, but if you’re going to feel “fat-shamed” by every advert featuring a slim model, especially one from a health supplements company (the clue’s in the name), then you might not be as comfortable in your body as you claim to be.

The Abercrombie & Fitch repositioning – Take away Abercrombie’s unique selling point of stripping teenage models frolicking and you’re not left with very much. We say bring back Bruce Weber’s gratuitous frat boy fantasies – the campaign starts HERE!

Barometer compiled by Lee Clatworthy (@bombfashion) and @katiechutzpah. Let us know what you think of our choices.

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