Fashion shows

All the heart emojis for Valentino SS17

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“As much as we believe today’s customers know who is designing what, plenty don’t. The revolving door of talent is just too continuous. Ultimately, they just want to put beautiful things in their closet they don’t already own.” Wise words from Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s senior vice president and fashion director in the New York Times this week.

As such, Zandra Rhodes prints and mini-me lipstick cases were the headline grabbers at Valentino SS17 (more…)

Bouchra Jarrar for Lanvin SS17 – first impressions

Bouchra Jarrar for Lanvin SS17. photo by Chloe Denzen for Dazed

Admittedly Bouchra Jarrar’s debut collection for Lanvin ss17 didn’t have the gasp factor of Raf Simons’ for Dior. But I still loved the overall direction. That’s easy because I like what Jarrar does anyway, and I’m more of a monochrome trousers girl, than a jewel-coloured dress girl (even though I adore Alber Elbaz). (more…)

Gentlewoman style: Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton at Bottega Veneta SS17
Here’s Lauren Hutton walking the Bottega Veneta SS17 show. It’s not even about an ‘older woman’ being cast in the show. Just someone who looks elegant and has allure and sophistication. Who needs pizzazz and pyrotechnics when the casting and clothes are this good? (more…)

Long read: Crafting culture and commerce at Burberry

Models from Burberry September 2016 show at Makers House

When is the trench coat not having a moment? That’s a good question. The answer is ‘never’, of course. It’s a classic that’s always relevant yet this season, if you pardon the fashion hyperbole, it’s Having A Moment. (more…)