Business of fashion

Grace Wales Bonner wins the LVMH Prize

Grace Wales Bonner lvmh prize

How brilliant to hear that Grace Wales Bonner just won the LVMH Prize for 2016. She’s one of the few designers doing something truly original and meaningful that changes how we think about fashion. (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…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Dior, Balenciaga, Gucci, Michael Kors

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

1.OH MY DIOR!
Dior new Bond Street relaunch
My, what a week for Dior! The Cruise 2017 show was a mammoth feat of production (yes, I did follow the entire shebang via various influencers’ Snapchats), there’s a possible new designer announcement imminent (hint: Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri – hope it’s true) and the four-floor Bond Street maison finally opened its doors. (more…)