Trend report AW17: Mohair



Prada AW17 by sara cimino Hunger TV

Maybe it’s because we’ve been battered by Storm Doris, maybe it’s just my bad circulation but my icy extremeties are crying out for tufty mohair layers. For AW17 they’ll be delivered by Prada, who showed fuzzy mismatched twinsets and beaded skirts styled with floral-printed coats and bedazzled shoes.

Prada Aw17 womenswear
Prada Aw17 womenswear
Prada Aw17 womenswear

Earlier in the week, we saw more mohair at the fab Mulberry AW17 show in London. My standouts included the eau de nil mohair thigh highs worn with crystal-adorned Mary Janes and lilac mohair ankle socks with ghillie tie shoes…
Mulberry aw17
Mulberry aw17
Mulberry Aw17 mohair socks

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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Céline, Revlon, Santoni, Save Khaki



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

1. GET READY FOR CÉLINE E-COMMERCE (AND FINE JEWELLERY)

Celine fine jewellery to launch
News just in: Céline is planning e-commerce by the end of the year. Good news for Céline-ophiles, especially as it’s also working on extending its shoe offer and introducing fine jewellery. That last nugget is interesting to me as fine jewellery is a booming e-commerce category for the luxury sector as more women buy posh baubles for themselves. Smart move.


2. REVLON JUST GOT MORE INTERESTING

Revlon
Happy news – Linda Wells, the much loved former editor of Allure has been appointed as chief creative officer of Revlon. I grew up on Revlon make-up, while Allure sucked me into an interest in the beauty industry so I’m all ears (and eyes and lips) on this one. Revlon’s products are great but the branding… isn’t my cup of tea. One to watch.


3. MARCO ZANINI RETURNS

Marco Zanini X Santoni
The brilliant Marco Zanini is back. Formerly of Halston and Schiaparelli, he’s now working with Italian accessories scion Giuseppe Santoni on a small-scale collection. “What’s relevant right now is integrity, humanity, attention, things made slowly and with love, a focused thinking process, an honest approach; less stuff and more substance,” Zanini told Vogue. Check out the relaxed coats, textured knits and fab shoes here.


4. SAVE KHAKI

Save Khaki X La Garconne
Save Khaki is a menswear name that had bypassed me but it’s on my radar now thanks to Keep It Chic. The purveyor of understated men’s classics has collaborated with La Garconne on a women’s edit. Check it out here and click below to shop the post

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IMAGES: Craig McDean; Glamour; Santoni; La Garconne
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What to buy from Uniqlo U SS17



Uniqlo U SS17

Not long now til the second collection of Uniqlo U by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and team lands UK-side (It’s already out in the U.S). This is part of the LifeWear range that Uniqlo produces, which marries functionality with style and advanced high quality fabrics.

For me it’s the outerwear that sings out loudest here, including the voluminous parka and denim work wear jackets. Some pieces look like dupes from the first collection, such as the Oxford stand collar shirt and some of the knits (not that I’m complaining).

The dresses are also very strong and I love the look of these short sleeve cotton sweaters. There’s also a fab racer back swimsuit coming for the summer season.
Uniqlo U SS17
Uniqlo U SS17
Uniqlo U SS17
Uniqlo U SS17
Uniqlo U SS17
Uniqlo U SS17

The UK launch date for Uniqlo U SS17 is 3rd March, when the full collection will be available at 311 Oxford Street, W! and Uniqlo.com. Selected items will also be sold at some other UK Uniqlo stores.

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IMAGES: Uniqlo SS17
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AW17 Trend Report: Margaret Howell



Margaret Howell Aw17
There was a louche scruffiness to Margaret Howell for AW17 that I really liked. Trousers were boy-cut or cuffed with a button and worn a bit too short with retro normcore trainers. Shirts were half in, half out, but that’s as far as the scruffiness went. I mean, this is Margaret Howell, so they were still starched and properly pressed.

If you saw Prada menswear AW17, you’ll know corduroy is proposed as a big texture for AW17. It’s something we often see at Margaret Howell, in fact I’ve got some Margaret Howell cords from last autumn which are beautiful. Here they’re paired with a romantic blouse and lace-up ankle boots. And I liked the extra long webbing belts, which gave another ‘got dressed in a hurry’ casual edge to the offering.

Margaret Howell Aw17
Margaret Howell Aw17
Margaret Howell Aw17
Margaret Howell Aw17
Margaret Howell Aw17

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