THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CALVIN KLEIN, H&M, COMMUNITY CLOTHING, ZOEVA, FREDERIC MALLE



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. FIRST LOOK AT RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN
raf simons for calvin klein creates drama with a dan flavin in store installation
Here’s a first look at what RS for CK will look like. It’s a Dan Flavin installation at the Calvin Klein store in Manhattan, which suggests that Raf is going to go full throttle on the art-ification of fashion. Well of course he is. It’s an area ripe for exploration and if anyone can do it with integrity it’s him. In other news, he’ll be showing the Calvin Klein AW17 menswear and womenswear together at NYFW in February. And he’ll show his own Raf Simons menswear collection there as well.


2. WATCH WES ANDERSON’S H&M AD

H&M is winning the Christmas ad campaign wars for me. The Wes Anderson directed short has all the Wes hallmarks, the trainscape, the window panorama, the pistachio green colour scheme and the regimented choreography. Ok the ending is a bit awkward but that’s Wes for ya. In other news, I just saw this Wes Anderson Amex ad from 2009, he’s a cute actor too…


3. COMMUNITY CLOTHING GETS SUSTAINABLE FASHION RIGHT

Community Clothing
Bravo Patrick Grant for creating Community Clothing, a unisex, conscious clothing company with fashion credentials and a decent price point. All made in Britain. Yep, it can be done. Their Instagram is pretty cool too. Read more here


4. ZOEVA AT CULT BEAUTY

Zoeva makeup brushes
Good news for Zoeva enthusiasts. You can now buy Zoeva makeup brushes at Cult Beauty. Click here and below for my most-used favourites…


5. FREDERIC MALLE PICKS

Valextra Frederic Malle pochette
The Selfridges candle and perfume hall has had a boost now that it opens onto the new accessories hall. I passed through last week and spent a good half hour dousing myself in Frederic Malle scents and unguents. The Une Rose body butter is the best body butter I have ever felt, smelt and seen. The Lipstick Rose EDP is a sweet and heady potion that dries down to a softer powdery violet, and I love the leather perfume pochettes made in collaboration with Valextra (£240).

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IMAGE: Calvin Klein, Community Clothing, Disneyrollergirl x 2
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Sotheby’s: Woman in a white shirt



Lucian Freud Woman in a White Shirt, portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire

I’ve just discovered Sotheby’s’ brilliant new series of short films, ‘Treasures from Chatsworth’, celebrating the art collection at Chatsworth. My favourite so far is Woman In a White Shirt, unpicking the muse and story behind Lucian Freud’s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire. It’s beautifully shot, very insightful and I love the bit about the mural in the bathroom and the art supplies that Freud left behind. Watch it here or below…

In other Sotheby’s news, its S2 gallery off Conduit Street is showing Performance by Cecil Beaton, an exhibition of stills taken on the set of Performance, showing James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg looking very contemporary in their various states of undress in the cult 60s film. I think it goes to show how influential this film is; these images could have come from any number of fashion editorials today. The outfits all look very Gucci, too. The deets are here.

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IMAGE: Woman in a White Shirt by Lucian Freud
FILM: Produced by Sotheby’s and Chrome Productions
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Gift guide: tree trinkets



This Works beauty crackers

This is a very quick heads up on some of the affordable luxury beauty trinkets that are still available for the holiday season. To me, these beauty crackers and tree trinkets are no-brainers as they tend to be cult items and best selling people pleasers. Plus they come in at around £10-£20 which clearly means it would be rude not to buy yourself a little something for your troubles.

I can personally vouch for the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, the Caudalie Divine Oil, the Aromatherapy Associates bath and shower oil and the This Works sleep stuff. I use and love them all.

This round-up wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Jo Malone London cracker. It’s not pictured because it’s sold out on all my affiliates, but you can probably pick one up in store or on the Jo Malone London website. These are slightly more pricy at £36 but they’re such a lovely treat and do contact three miniature products (the deets are here). As expected, the crackers are selling out fast at JML (as well as the Orange Bitters cologne and candle, and the advent calendar – no surprise there) so get yours sooner rather  than later if you have a JML fan to buy for.

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IMAGE: This Works
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Quote of the day: Tom Sachs



Tom Sachs quotes

“You spend eight hours with your subconscious dreaming. Don’t waste that by taking the world in, go out. So immediately write in your journal, make ceramics, but do something that’s getting something out instead of taking it in. It’s an essential survival tool for all creative people.”
Tom Sachs in coversation with Virgil Abloh and Simon Doonan, WWD

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IMAGE: WWD
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