Taking cover in counter culture

Levis 505

I’m so conflicted about LFW! I’m forever being told by brands that consumers don’t care about catwalk coverage. They want fashion that they can relate to and often don’t even realise it’s Fashion Week. (more…)

Trend report: For Burberry and Jonathan Anderson, art and craft are king

Burberry aw16 Makers House

Craft is trending for SS17 (or is it AW16?) and I don’t just mean complex embroideries and hand tooled leathers. Although, yes, those too. More that designers are celebrating all manner of craft and makers, in particular two of LFW’s most important designers,Christopher Bailey at Burberry and J.W.Anderson’s Jonathan Anderson. (more…)

First look: The Google-ification of Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Google Kate Lanphear

At 9pm, UK time last night when I turned on my phone I was alerted to a new Google notification. Did I want to know what was going on at NYFW?

Hey, why not? (more…)

Christmas in July: Jo Malone Christmas 2016

Jo Malone Christmas 2016 collection jumbo cracker with bespoke contents

Christmas in July has got to be the most mind-boggling concept if you don’t work in this industry. Traditionally it’s the time when brands and stores show their Christmas wares to long lead press, giving them ample notice to plan their pages (shoots are done up to five months in advance). (more…)