Fashion

Trump Meets with LVMH Chief Bernard Arnault

January 10, 2017

Fashion Twitter was in a froth yesterday as news rolled in of yet another of President Elect Trump’s huge overblown statements. “We are going to have an unbelievable , perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars. All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s […]

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Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East Pops Up at Selfridges, London

January 9, 2017

Timed to diminish January’s over-bearing dullness and the less than joyful end to London Fashion Week Men’s, Fashion East Store in Selfridges’ Designer Studio is a huge smile on the face, one-stop pop-up shop of the brightest and best in British design, featuring Fashion East’s current line-up of designers. Lulu Kennedy’s school of bright futures, […]

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Post Brexit Doom and The Dumbing Down of LFWM.

January 8, 2017

I didn’t attend LCM this season. Or should I say, I didn’t attend LFWM. And that’s part of the problem right there. Just as designers and brands have begun re-thinking their show strategy and the profusion of collections (which includes two RTW seasons, resort and either couture or bespoke for both mens and womenswear lines) […]

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Belstaff & Liv Tyler’s AW’16 Capsule Collection

August 3, 2016

She may be better known for her acting roles and for her face and grace fronting the campaigns of Givenchy make-up and fragrance cruelly replaced by Amanda Seyfried in 2013. But Liv didn’t let that get her down. Instead, she’s worked closely with the brand that is the epitome of British biker chic, Belstaff, working […]

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In The Name of Love – A Pride Weekend Special Blog

June 26, 2016

Way back in the mists of time, sometime in the mid-Nineties, someone coined the term “The Pink Pound” to describe the purchasing power of the UK’s gay community. As brands cynically tried to plunder this estimated £6bn market, we got wise – some wondered whether the tsunami of gay financial products, professional services firms, “gay […]

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME – ‘FOOTBALL NOUVEAU’ By Nikelab x Olivier Rousteing

June 1, 2016

Wondering why everyone seems to be on their way to an Ashtanga Yoga-themed cocktail party these days? That’ll be the rising influence of ‘Athleisure’, a more casual extension of the Sports Luxe trend pushed by designers like Alexander Wang and Christopher Shannon. As aspirational as green juice and Pret protein pots, Athleisure can simply be […]

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Dior Resort ’17 – Meier & Ruffieux’s Statement Collection at Blenheim Palace

June 1, 2016

Design duo Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux at Dior seem to be doing a Vetements at Dior while hot-sitting at the helm. Which is to say, coming out with some new and much needed trend and proportion direction, as well as causing a degree of confusion. Layering it on, sometimes too much, gave the collection […]

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Gucci Menswear Cruise 2017

May 22, 2016

I couldn’t let Alessandro Michele’s latest menswear outing pass without comment. Having been quite vocal about Gucci’s new direction, if you can call Michele’s particular brand of faux vintage “new”, I’ve had to eat my words. Not much, a bite-size portion of attrition. Apparently inspired by the English eccentricity, and Gucci’s forthcoming Cruise show in […]

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Gresham Blake’s Book Launch at his Shoreditch store

March 24, 2016

Going out to events in East London is always a bit hit or miss. Sorry. It just is. So, when an unexpected invitation to tailor Gresham Blake’s book launch at his Shoreditch store and before setting off, we had those 50/50 ‘let’s go along and support the launch anyway’ thoughts. Welding me away from my […]

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Barometer – Paris Fashion Week Special – AW16

March 11, 2016

A tale of two cities (brilliance abounds, but there were still some batshit-mental moments), we give you the rundown on our favourite collections, to save you believing some advertising-influenced baloney: LOVING Dries Van Noten – Possibly the most nuanced and on-point designer working in Paris today, Dries gave us a decadent, early-20th century inspired wardrobe, […]

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