What to steal from Berluti AW18

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Haider Ackermann
is one of the best colourists in the biz, and, as it happens, one of the best leather workers too. These melt in your mouth leathers from Berluti menswear AW18 are just ravishing, both in texture and colour. And the sleek monotone styling is superb, right down to the chisel-toed boots.

Plus, check out Stella Tennant and Liya Kebede making a stealth appearance in billowing parkas and tailored topcoats. And the cut and length of those trousers is perfection…. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Ami, Céline, Prada 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…

Ami menswear for women
Having shown women wearing its menswear collection on its runways for successive seasons, Ami has official launched womenswear. Apparently, it noticed that 35-40% of sales were made to women and decided to act. Good call! I’ve always liked the typically Parisian smart-casual menswear from Ami, especially the knits and leather jackets. (more…)

Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton


Big news of the week: Kim Jones is leaving his post as Louis Vuitton artistic director of menswear. I’ve loved his collections at LV – so many things I would happily wear. And I like how he tied his collections to cultural movements in art and music. Remember the Christopher Nemeth collaboration? (more…)

Mount Street news: Marc Jacobs to close and Dean & Deluca a no-show

Marc Jacobs Mount Street. Image by MRA Architecture

Marc Jacobs
is closing its Mount Street store, according to Business of Fashion.

This is such sad news!

As BOF reports, when the store opened in 2007, it kicked off the reinvention of Mount Street as a luxury retail destination. The Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs stores were temples of style and fun that were always such a trip of discovery joy. Remember when the Marc by Marc Jacobs store opened over here and we too could snap up the £5 keyrings, logo tote bags and other tchotchkes that our Bleeker Street cousins had queued for previously? They also sold seriously good (but cheap!) cashmere scarves, socks and gloves that were my staple buys for years. (more…)