On my radar: Robert Rauschenberg’s chinos



robert Rauschenberg chinos and sweatshirt Richard avedon 1960

Are we ready for a chino revival? For some, like me, chinos (or khakis) never went away, but this autumn there are rumblings of a re-emergence.

How so?

Well, the main driver for me is the forthcoming Robert Rauschenberg Tate Modern exhibition, which will give rise to all manner of musings on the New York artist’s classic-casual style. Chinos, a sweatshirt or a white shirt were the Rauschenberg wardrobe staples, as described by Simon Chilvers in The Guardian. So far, so normcore. I’ve always loved this unisex, utilitarian look and it serves me well. (Urban Outfitters is swimming in over-dyed Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts right now, should you want to stock up.)
Robert Rauscenberg New Balance chinos sweatshirt

Meanwhile, Lemaire’s chinos for women are a highlight of the autumn drop, with their full-legged proportions and high waist, teamed with a contrasting belt. For a more gamine look, switch the shirting for a fine gauge black merino turtleneck with super skinny or short sleeves (I’ve got this one from & Other Stories), and wear with loafers and cream socks.

Lemaire chinos aw16

I like my chinos baggy. Skinny, low-waisted chinos are a no-no for me, and they should be in a nice, heavyweight fabric, none of this skimpy, stretchy rubbish. On the high street, there’s not much about, but Madewell’s are workable (if a little bit slim). And these J. Crews have lots of potential – I rather like them in pink
J. Crew chinos for women

If you need any more encouragement, have a read of Racked’s history lesson here.Then tell me that you’re not ready to jump head first into your nearest thrift bin to seek out some original 1940s khakis…

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: top – Richard Avedon; catwalk – Vogue Runway; bottom – J.Crew
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Buy it now: Faye Toogood for 1882 Ltd



Toogood ceramics for 1882 Ltd

I clocked these painterly bowls at Selfridges and now I can’t stop thinking about them. They’re an abstract take on traditional creamware by Faye Toogood, one of my favourite polymaths.

Created for for 1882 Ltd, they’re fairly affordable (from about £15) and there’s plenty of choice in the range. Buy them here and here.

Toogood ceramics for 1882 Ltd
Faye Toogood ceramics for 1882 Ltd
Toogood ceramics for 1882 Ltd

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IMAGES: 1882 Ltd
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Quote of the day: Trey Laird



Kendall Jenner Vogue cover

“I think just step up and do something exciting and idea-driven. Get back to a time when you drove the news, when you created the news rather than, ‘This celebrity is coming out with a project and we shot her in a Dior dress so Dior gets a credit.’ It’s kind of like perpetuating the problem. I don’t think it’s making the industry or a magazine more relevant or more exciting.”

Trey Laird, Laird + Partners on the role of magazine covers in a digital landscape, WWD

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William Eggleston 1970



William Eggleston 1970
This is my favourite portrait from the William Eggleston Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Taken in 1970, it’s got a nostalgic, yet timeless feel. Maybe that’s the sun-soaked colour quality, Eggleston’s signature, that reminds me of oh so many childhood summers. I expect to see it heavily referenced by designers, photographers and creative directors over the next few months.

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IMAGE: William Eggleston
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