Designers

Calvin Klein AW17: God bless America



Calvin Klein AW17

First look at Raf Simons’ vision for Calvin Klein AW17. The first look that came out was perfection, a red-white-and-blue ensemble of red piped flat-front pants with blue tucked-in felted shirt and white poloneck, plus steel-capped cowboy boots. Very clean, direct and optimistic in its message. The show continued in a similar vein, an ode to American classics, including artisanal quilting inside parka jackets, Ralph-Lauren-meets-Helmut-Lang double-breasted camel coats, (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Kodak, Tom Ford, Sephora, Sophie Bille Brahe



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

1. THE KODAK COMEBACK
Kodak Opening Ceremony
Looks like Kodak is enjoying a comeback thank to the rise of analogue photography. Wishing I’d bought one of those Opening Ceremony tees now… (more…)



All eyes on Raf



Raf Simons SS17 campaign

Ahhhh some calm eye candy in the madness of T****gate. The Raf Simons SS17 ad campaign images are out, full of pretty poetic boys in Robert Mapplethorpe-infused leathers and layered photo-print shirts.

All eyes are on Raf this month as he shows his namesake label for the first time at Men’s New York Fashion Week (more…)



Boys and girls, play nicely on the runway



paul smith aw17 unified runway - photo by Sonny Vandevelde

Have you got your head around pre-collections? See Now Buy Now? Good! Next up, ‘unified runway shows’, AKA the gender blending of showing both womenswear and menswear collections on the same catwalk, potentially eliminating the need for separate menswear and womenswear fashion weeks in the future. (more…)