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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Glossier, Le Kilt, Colette and more…!



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

1. GLOSSIER TO THE UK
Glossier UK launch
Am I the only person left who hasn’t tried Glossier? The 35 million dollar blogger beauty brand is finally extending its reach worldwide with a big buzz of coverage in the media last week. London is getting the first of the European push (exact date still tbc), which has come about thanks to Glossier’s phenomenally engaged social media fan base. News on exactly who will be stocking the products is also tbc but rest assured there will be a physical presence, the online-offline mix is key to brand DNA.


2. LE KILT’S WOOLMARK WIN

Le Kilt Woolmark Prize British Isles 2017 Sam McCoach

What a great win for Sam McCoach at Le Kilt and menswear designer Matthew Miller who both scooped the International Woolmark Prize for the British Isles last week. McCoach, whose business was based on the Scottish kilts her grandma used to make is using merino wool to explore the possibilities of wool denim (above). She will spend the next few months creating a capsule collection to go forward for the big $200,000 global prize early next year.


3. WHAT’S NEXT FOR COLETTE?

Colette Paris closing down
Paris retail landmark Colette announced it’s shutting up shop at the end of the year. Colette is a must-visit for me on every Paris trip. I always leave with a book, magazine or pointless knick-knack, more as a souvenir of the trip than anything else. Although I always check out the first floor and have enjoyed some great exhibitions in that space, I’ve never gone there to buy RTW, it’s always more an experience thing. Founder Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Andelman own the building and are in talks to lease the space to YSL. Andelman told the New York Times she’ll “continue to do what I do: curate ideas and work with brands on different projects” as a consultant.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Try before you buy is a growing trend in jewellery, fashion, fragrance and even swimwear retail. The New York Times breaks it down.

How to apply KonMari-type thinking to your working day… (via the excellent PER/se newsletter)

I’m kind of against ‘content factories’ but I can’t deny Hypebeast and High Snobiety have nailed the formula. Here’s a fascinating long read  on how they do it.

Be careful what you say. I for one had no I idea that ‘gender fluidity’ isn’t just a fashion term

Caught in a vicious cycle of retail therapy? Try counting your blessings instead

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Glossier, Woolmark, New York Times/Colette
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Monographie, A.P.C, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and more!



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

1. FRENCH GIRL STYLE: MONOGRAPHIE
Monographie shirt-based womenswear

French girl style? Yeah, we all know it’s a racket but we love it anyway. Here’s the lowdown on the Myth of French Girl style in Racked – it’s a long read but hits the nail on the head. My newest French Girl discovery is Monographie, a shirt-based line by Frenchie Aude Castéja. Read about it here (sub req).


2. THIRTY YEARS OF A.P.C

APC Hiver 87
More French fetishising – where would I be without A.P.C and its insouciant casualwear? It’s 30 years old this month and I’ve been wearing it almost that long. To celebrate, it’s releasing a capsule collection called Hiver 87, even though founder Jean Touitou hates the idea of anniversary collections. “I am proud of this history since we managed to remain relevant, even if sometimes boring. I am actually even proud of this boring factor, since it had so many different aspects along the time. This label; Hiver ’87, is not going to scream anniversary, but is going to mean it.” Buy it at A.P.C from 13th July.


3. LOUIS VUITTON X SUPREME X CELINE

Celine Dion in Supreme X Louis Vuitton
Celine Dion in Louis Vuitton X Supreme? Yes she can and she did. This PJs and scraped back hair combo looks great…


4. SELFRIDGES LOVES MUSIC

Selfridges Music Matters
Ramping up the experiential factor in-store, Selfridges’ new seasonal theme is music. It’s turning its stores into live music venues, selling band merch and hosting DJ lessons and silent discos for kids. Plus Skepta is performing at the closing party. More info here.

IN OTHER NEWS…

After discussing the merits of 100% cotton, no stretch jeans on Keep It Chic a couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal (sub req – sorry!) published an article hailing the return of old-school rigid denim. Check out this post for some recommendations of non-stretch denim from Preston and the KIC community.

According to the Telegraph, women in their 40s and 50s are the ‘ageless generation’, AKA Generation Perennial

Laugh all you like at Goop fest but the wellness industry is only getting bigger. The next big thing? Wellness festivals

Millennials are rediscovering mechanical watches, especially in the £100-£300 bracket. Fast Company explains why…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Monographie; A.P.C; People; Selfridges
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: OFF-WHITE, SYKES LONDON, LEBON, AMAZON AND MORE!



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

1. OFF-WHITE X JENNY HOLZER
Off White Jenny Holzer collaboration SS18
I loved all the techy utilitywear in the Off-White SS18 show. And of course the genius Off-White Jenny Holzer collaboration, with poetry she had sourced printed strategically onto clothes and projected on the walls of the Pitti Palace. This W Magazine interview is a great read. (more…)



On archives and exhibitions: Balenciaga, Jessica Ogden, Cartier, George Rodger



Balenciaga Shaping Fashion exhibition at V&A

London is enjoying a golden age of art and fashion exhibitions. You could easily do nothing else all day but soak up one multi-sensorial orgy after another. I made Hockney at Tate Britain by the skin of my teeth and I’m currently gearing up for Matisse in the Studio (more…)