What fashion editors really wear: J&M Davidson AW18

J&M Davidson AW18

Here’s a secret: fashion editors don’t really wear logo-tastic Off-White and XXXL Vetements day-to-day. When it’s not Fashion Week, they’re either on shoots, at their desk or on appointments so they wear anonymous, functional separates, very much like this.

This is the AW18 J&M Davidson collection – bag-heavy, coat-heavy, trouser-heavy and impeccably cut to suit anyone and everyone. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Céline, Pallas, Commodity, Balenciaga, Troy London

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

Céline Big Bag available at 24 Sèvres

This week saw LVMH-owned Céline arrive at 24 Sèvres, the only multi-brand e-com store to sell Céline. 24 Sèvres (also owned by LVMH) will sell everything from RTW, to eyewear, and bags, shipping to over 80 countries. (more…)

130 years of Smythson

Smythson Bond Collection Red Maxi Tote

Even thought we know Smythson for its superb diaries and notebooks (mine always get admiring looks and comments), its leather goods now account for almost 80% of the business. This month sees a new collection to mark its 130th anniversary (which was actually last year). The Smythson Bond collection takes its cues from Frank Smythson’s 1902 catalogue and revisits his travel bags, small leather goods and home accessories in beautiful graphic block colours. (more…)

Petit Déjeuner: On Balance

Disneyrollergirl Frankie

The latest in the DRG Petit Déjeuner series is a portrait study of dance student Frankie, who practices her poses in this season’s Studio Nicholson

It’s 11am on a blisteringly cold February Saturday. The roses outside our window are shivering in a London deluge, but we’re radiator-toasty and enjoying the scene in front of us. 16-year-old ballet student and model Frankie is balancing on one leg on a velvet sofa in oversized pinstripe trousers, a merino wool polo and socks. (more…)