Alice Knackfuss at Other Shop

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Nice one Other Shop! Continuing its mission to nurture emerging designers, Matt and Kirk have brought a. Knackfuss to London. Alice Knackfuss’s menswear-fused womenswear mixes tailoring and classic staples with exciting prints and clever, playful details. Continue reading

Indie boy wars: Saint Laurent or Burberry?

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I don’t take much notice of male pop stars or what they’re wearing. The only time I pay the slightest attention is when Burberry emails me to tell me who wore what at one of its snazzy events and that’s only a nanosecond before I press the delete button (sorry Burbs, I just don’t do celebs). Continue reading

New Russian talent at Avenue32

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It’s been around for less than eighteen months but Avenue32 is powering along in its quest for etail market share. It prides itself on scouting new talent, not least from further afield than St Martin’s London, New York and Paris. This is an interesting video spotlighting three of its Russian designers – Vika Gazinskaya, Vassilisa and Vilshenko (The sound quality’s not great but stick with it). Continue reading

Quote of the day: Phoebe Philo

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“I’ve got friends with copied pieces. My mum’s even got a knock-off bag! I love it, I’m nothing but flattered.”
Phoebe Philo on Celine knock-off, US Vogue

Lacroix! Zanini! Schiaparelli!

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Oh the suspense! As rumours continue to bounce around about exactly who will be wielding the golden shears at Schiaparelli, I’m happy about the latest nugget of info: Christian Lacroix will design a one-off couture collection of 15 pieces to be unveiled at Place┬áVend├┤me in July.

Genius move!

Other than designing delicious posh stationery and working with Camilla Morton on a fairy story, I’m not really sure what Mr Lacroix has been busying himself with since his house went into administration in 2009. But I’m totally ready to see what ravishing beauty will emerge from his imagination in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli. Coincidentally (or not?), the latest name in the frame for the main Schiaparelli creative director gig is one Marco Zanini of Rochas. Zanini is another favourite of mine with an eye for the historical who also embraces modernity. I love the story Zanini told Lula magazine, that at the age of 16, he started sending letters and sketches to Lacroix who wrote back with encouraging words. How sweet is that? And how spooky!

Last chance: So Dior at Harrods

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Gosh isn’t there a lot going on with retail right now? Online may be the all-powerful monster threatening the high street, but bricks and mortar stores are fighting back by ramping up the drama and excitement on offer.

This weekend is your last chance to get involved in the multi-sensory experience that is Dior at Harrods. Continue reading

AW13 trend report: Mich Dulce’s banana-fibre hats

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How cheery are Mich Dulce’s new millinery pics from her AW13 look book? I spotted these darling hats on her stand at London Fashion Week in February, where Michelle told me about about the sustainable methods they’re made from. (They’re handmade from traditional Filipino T’nalak fabric, handwoven by women who Michelle trains as part of a social enterprise scheme.) Continue reading

Get yer sunnies on: House of Holland and Sunday Somewhere

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Henry Holland certainly knows how to build a brand. He’s the celebs’ favourite, has a coveted Debenhams range (don’t knock it, it’s most designers’ bread and butter) and his Pretty Polly tights sell in their thousands. Just in are these colour-drenched images of his new eyewear collection which lands at Browns and Houseofholland.com this week. Continue reading

Guest post: The newly-launched ‘& Other Stories’ celebrates individual (street) style

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No-one does the high street better than the Brits, except possibly the Swedes! Well, H&M in particular. Launching today is H&M’s new brand, & Other Stories. Here’s the verdict from guest contributor, LSN Global retail editor, ALISON BISHOP

So, the new retail concept & Other Stories by H&M has finally launched (in London first, natch), and it seems there is room for another fashion retail concept on the high street. & Other Stories lives up to its premium product pitch in terms of ‘style over fast-fashion’. Continue reading

Buy it now: Timur Kim at Other Shop

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I love how Timur Kim has developed his deconstructed denim idea from last year’s CSM graduate collection. New in at Other Shop (nee B Store but now a whole other concept) is a rather lovely selection of denim-print silks. Shirts, dresses, trousers, the lot. Buy it here

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