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On Chanel and the rise of playful luxury

On Chanel and the rise of playful luxury
From designer stickers to cartoon character smartphone covers to kidult footwear, there’s no stopping the rise of playful luxury. And no-one is more in tune with this emerging product category than Chanel, whose LED trainers illuminated the SS16 catwalk. As the AW16 Chanel show kicks off, Bon has published my article on how the heritage house embraced the next generation of international big spenders, one kitsch accessory at a time. Read the article at Bon.se.
Bon Magazine Chanel playful luxury

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Bon Magazine, Sabrina Shim

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: COURRÈGES, ROKSANDA, MARNI, DRIES VAN NOTEN, MARGARET HOWELL

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

1. THE SELF-WARMING COURRÈGES COAT

Courreges self warming coat
This is literally my dream coat. Classically tailored and infused with the type of tech that warms up car seats, (more…)

At London Fashion Week, I always want more colour*

Shrimps aw16

This week at London Fashion Week, I’ve been on the hunt for colour as part of an editorial collaboration with LFW partner Swatch. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, you’ll have seen the mentions popping up alongside a trio of new season Swatch watches and the #Ialwayswantmore hashtag.

Personally, my default colours are navy, grey and camel, plus denim of course (hey, blue is a colour). Red and pink get the occasional look in (more…)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cole Becker, SWMRS

Cole Becker swmrs Saint Laurent

“They sent us jackets, and they’re all super nice and flashy, so I don’t wear any of them. I brought the leopard bomber to New York because I heard everybody dresses really nicely in New York.”
SWMRS’ Cole Becker on being spotted by Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane and collaborating on the Saint Laurent show, WWD