Business of fashion

Buy it now: Is Chanel e-com coming?



chanel ss17 ecommerce

Well you can’t theme a Chanel show around data and servers and not expect some savvy journos to jump to conclusions. Chanel has been dipping its two-tone toe cap into the e-com pool one inch at a time, with make-up, fragrance and even entry level fine jewellery. Surely, the full e-com works isn’t far off? (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VETEMENTS, SPACE NK, APPLE, SACAI, LEICA



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

1. STYLE.COM IS SELLING THE VERY FIRST VETEMENTS COLLECTION*
Vetements reissues its first collection
Style.com has had a bit of stick since its launch as an ecommerce site (hmmm, Conde Nast is not having the greatest month), but one thing it’s standing out for: exclusive collabs. Latest is this Vetements one, in which you can buy pieces reissued from the very first collection*.

*except the jeans – they aren’t up yet (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: L’Oreal, Pop & Suki, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Creme de la Mer, COS



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

1. LOREAL’S BRIT BEAUTY SQUAD
LOreal UK Squad Ruth Crilly
I’m not mad keen on phrases like #squadgoals, #slay and #girlboss but I’m making an exception for L’Oreal Paris’s new Brit beauty squad because Ruth Crilly is in it. (more…)



Long read: Crafting culture and commerce at Burberry



Models from Burberry September 2016 show at Makers House

When is the trench coat not having a moment? That’s a good question. The answer is ‘never’, of course. It’s a classic that’s always relevant yet this season, if you pardon the fashion hyperbole, it’s Having A Moment. (more…)