We’re back, BACK, BACK BABY!!!
September – Can people just stop flaunting tans and get back to the normal black clothing and layers that we all really should know is good for us, AT ALL TIMES. Ta.
USA Pro by Matthew Williamson – One of Britain’s most successful fashion designers dips his toe into the exploding athleisure market with stunningly vibrant results.
Paula Knorr – The Royal College of Art graduate is bringing sexy back to this season’s London Fashion Week NEWGEN line-up.
Salvatore Ferragamo – Footwear designer Paul Andrew is rumoured to be joining the historic Italian house, best known for designing Marilyn Monroe’s heels, as the brand’s first Creative Director of Shoes.
Les Parfums Louis Vuitton – When Vuitton launches a new product it launches BIG! A collection of seven fragrances, billed as “a journey of emotions”. We can’t wait to try them. Available from September 1st.
Blood Orange ‘Freetown Sound’ – Coming on like the 21st century offspring of Sly and the Family Stone and Prince, one of this summer’s most exceptional albums is a shoo-in for end-of-year “Best of 2016” lists.
Gigi Hadid – Looking stiff and awkward in almost every collection and fashion film she appears in. Instagram followers isn’t a substitute for talent.
High-end Hipsters – Oh the irony! Between Gosha’s Eighties terrace hooligans and Vetements’ crazy homeless person “chic”, fashion contrariness gets ugly this winter.
Microbeads – More of a creeping terror than those Body Shop Japanese Washing Grains in the 80’s, it’s time to switch to a sealife-safe scrub or toothpaste.
Gucci – Dionysus bag, bomber et al.– There’s a difference between oozing style and wearing a label as a signifier of ‘dollah’. A kick in the pants away from ‘Michael Kors’ proliferation. Put that credit card away and back out of the store slowly.
Joe Wicks – If Jamie Oliver and Russell Brand had a son, then sent him to Fat Camp for 18 years. The kind of person who thinks an avocado shake is a tasty treat i.e. AWFUL.
Beckham kinder – Are you really in bits with the news of Brooklyn’s (17 ) breakup with Chloe Grace Moretz (who?)? Can’t you live without seeing Romeo Beckham’s (14) ‘style evolution’ as touted by a top fash mag? No, us neither.
Barometer compiled by Lee Clatworthy (@bombfashion) & @katiechutzpah