Brands

On my radar: Ports 1961 Resort 2017

Ports 1961 Resort 2017

While Alessandro Michele has been successfully shaking up Gucci, someone else has been quietly reinventing another heritage Italian brand. Over at Ports 1961, womenswear creative director Nataša Čagalj is properly getting into her striding, adding a cool wonkiness to otherwise staple separates. (more…)

Quote of the day: Adrian Joffe on ‘see now, buy now’

Comme des Garcon's Adrian Joffe by Thomas Lohr
“I’m not at all excited. It’s an unimaginative marketing idea that will, if anything, kill off retail even quicker. It smacks a bit of totalitarianism. I feel it takes away the freedom of the buyer and herds the consumer even more into what is supposed to be hot and enforces the idea that instantaneousness is the new paradise. Individuality and choice are reduced. Where is the suspense, the patience, the surprise, the happy accidents? Where is the art, where is the risk, and where is the space for creation to flourish in the see-now-buy-now mind-set?”
Adrian Joffe nails it, Vogue

IMAGE: Thomas Lohr

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo, NARS, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Casely-Hayford

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

1. BURBERRY’S ILLUSTRATED CAMPAIGN
Burberry illustrated campaign
When the chips are down… hire an illustrator. Loving these paintings by Luke Edward Hall that add a personal touch of emotion to Burberry’s latest Mario Testino-shot campaign. (more…)

Coming soon: Christian Louboutin Loubilaque

Christian Louboutin loubilacque lip lacquer - launching in July

Incoming from Christian Louboutin is Loubilaque, an intensely pigmented high-shine lip lacquer to accompany the lipstick and nail polish. In eight shades, it’s set to arrive next month. (more…)