Fashion shows

Why duvet coats?

Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat

In case you hadn’t noticed, duvet coats, puffer* jackets, padded parkas, call them what you will, were all over the AW16 runways. Why duvet coats? The short answer; because it’s always bloody cold! The long answer; well, how long have you got?

Before the AW16 shows kicked off, supersized sleeping bag coats were already on my radar, having seen the above Norma Kamali example on Instagram (side note: do give Magazine_fan a follow if you’re a vintage fash-mag nut). And then the floodgates opened with outpourings of padded down goodness by everyone from Stuart Vevers at Coach to Alexander McQueen (a peachy satin butterfly-embroidered duvet coat fit for a princess), to the Stella McCartney one most likely to be copied by the high street.

padded jacket by Chen Peng in teen vogue (more…)

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood AW16

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne westwood aw16 by Kevin Tachman

The above jacket was my favourite from the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood AW16 show. It’s an amalgamation of a few ideas, fusing Kronthaler’s Austrian ancestry with British tailoring and a gender-neutral sensibility. The embellishment on the jacket on the left is from antler horns upcycled from antique hunting trophies and was triggered by Kronthaler’s trip back to his Tyrolean homeland at Christmas. (more…)

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…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: MOSCHINO, PETIT BATEAU, FRANCES VALENTINE, MIU MIU, KATHARINE HAMNETT

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

1. MOSCHINO SAYS ‘FANCY A FAG?’


Way ahead of the see-now-buy-now curve, Moschino has a knack of knowing which elements of its buzzworthy collections to release first. Landing today, its #Itslit AW16 capsule collection of cigarette-themed pieces hits the shop floor just four days after first being seen on the runway. I can’t lie, I think this ciggie-box shaped shoulder bag is utterly fabulous… (Buy it at Luisaviaroma and Selfridges or click the images above to shop.) (more…)