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Fashion illustration for the Instagram age

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Oh how I’m loving the Instagram-fuelled return of fashion illustration that’s been percolating for the last year or so. Instagram is the perfect platform for illustrators, having an emotional, almost tactile pull that filtered-to-the-hilt photography generally doesn’t. It’s a craft that we love to try to get close to, so any indication of work-in-progress tools – brushes, marker pens, sketch books, paint palettes – adds an extra layer of appeal. (more…)

Models remember 1990s Helmut Lang

1990s helmut lang
Not to get all ‘it was better in the old days’, but thank you Vogue Runway for these personal recollections of some of Helmut Lang’s best shows. Read what Jeny Howorth, Elfie Semotan (top left) and Stella Tennant said about modelling in those unforgettable 1990s shows here. (And enjoy the catwalk pics and soon-to-come videos here…)

Here’s Elfie Semotan…
“Helmut had special ties with a lot of the models and almost everyone who worked for him backstage. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Chanel, Levi’s, Clinique, Maison Chateau Rouge, Charlotte Olympia X MAC

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

1. CHANEL JUST LAUNCHED ITS FIRST DEDICATED MEN’S WATCH
Chanel de Monsieur watch Baselworld 2016
It’s been a week of watches as Baselworld, the watch and jewellery fair exhibited all the new launches from the world’s biggest brands. Chanel showed its first dedicated men’s watch, The Chanel de Monsieur, it’s first timepiece to be created entirely at its assembly plant in Switzerland. Yours for €30,000… (more…)

Buy it now: Softly softly

Soft spring fashion

Oh man, I’m gagging for the clocks to go forward, to rip off my Heattech and dark sweaters and let in the light. Specifically, I’ve got my eye on all the prim-collared broderie anglaise blouses doing the rounds (think Etoile by Isabel Marant and Philosophy) to wear with tailored trousers or Levi’s 501s and polished lace-ups.

It’s still only March though, so I’m trying not to get too carried away. Knitwear still reigns in my house, but hopefully in softer colours like the romantic pink Simone Rocha, or Chinti & Parker’s dove grey (I particularly like the layering-friendly curved hem on this one).

I have quite a few Equipment shirts, but they’re mostly dark neutrals so I think an uplifting upgrade to something in peachy pink could be in order. And although Chanel’s Beige Rose nail colour is a little bit safe, it’s nevertheless a perfect match for spring…

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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla
MAIN IMAGE: David Bellemere
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