Brands

Calvin Klein AW17: God bless America



Calvin Klein AW17

First look at Raf Simons’ vision for Calvin Klein AW17. The first look that came out was perfection, a red-white-and-blue ensemble of red piped flat-front pants with blue tucked-in felted shirt and white poloneck, plus steel-capped cowboy boots. Very clean, direct and optimistic in its message. The show continued in a similar vein, an ode to American classics, including artisanal quilting inside parka jackets, Ralph-Lauren-meets-Helmut-Lang double-breasted camel coats, (more…)



Can Gap’s 90s redux make it relevant to a new generation?



Gap I Am Gap 90s redux

So even though I liked the Gap normcore campaign, it turns out the public didn’t. But that hasn’t stopped Gap trying to channel its normcore heritage one more time to engage a younger generation of customer.

This time it’s youthful 90s normcore which makes much more sense. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Kodak, Tom Ford, Sephora, Sophie Bille Brahe



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

1. THE KODAK COMEBACK
Kodak Opening Ceremony
Looks like Kodak is enjoying a comeback thank to the rise of analogue photography. Wishing I’d bought one of those Opening Ceremony tees now… (more…)



Quote of the day: James Scully



Gucci all black campaign

“There is only a handful of designers at one time that dictates what the idea of beauty is through their shows and advertising. (more…)