Koto Bolofo shoots the Commonwealth Institute

Koto Bolofo Commonwealth Institute

One for architecture buffs during Design Week: Koto Bolofo’s photo exhibition at 34 Cork Street. ‘Construction Sight’ shows Bolofo’s documenting of the transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the Design Museum (which is moving from Shad Thames to Kensington High Street in November). The 1962 Grade II-listed building is special to me (more…)

LFW SS17: Mother of Pearl’s Scorsese girls

Mother Of Pearl ss17

Amy Powney at Mother of Pearl always gives good reference. They frequently tend to music and youth culture, but not the obvious generic tropes of ‘punk’ or ‘grunge’ (#zzzzzz).

For example, for Mother of Pearl SS17, her main reference was New York Stories, the 1989 trilogy of short films by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen. (more…)

Fall forward: Studio Nicholson AW16

studio nicholson aw16

If I was a foot taller, this would totally be my London Fashion Week look. The tailored coat, the chunky knits, the super-wide trousers – who needs overstated, peacock-wear when you can just throw this lot on? (more…)

Taking cover in counter culture

Levis 505

I’m so conflicted about LFW! I’m forever being told by brands that consumers don’t care about catwalk coverage. They want fashion that they can relate to and often don’t even realise it’s Fashion Week. (more…)