Fashion shows

Burberry’s cultural commerce



3 Burberry makers house february 2017
No sooner had yesterday’s Burberry show ended than emails started pinging into my inbox from Matches Fashion and Selfridges. New-in within seconds were the voluminous-sleeved lace blouses, asymmetrical cut-out sweatshirts, Portrait bags and deconstructed cable knits.

Not far from the show venue, in the Regent street flagship store, a similar scenario was underway. DRG’s retail editor Alison Bishop WhatsApp-ed me with a video clip of VIP clients shopping up a storm, swarming around the bags and trench coats. (more…)



Calvin Klein AW17: God bless America



Calvin Klein AW17

First look at Raf Simons’ vision for Calvin Klein AW17. The first look that came out was perfection, a red-white-and-blue ensemble of red piped flat-front pants with blue tucked-in felted shirt and white poloneck, plus steel-capped cowboy boots. Very clean, direct and optimistic in its message. The show continued in a similar vein, an ode to American classics, including artisanal quilting inside parka jackets, Ralph-Lauren-meets-Helmut-Lang double-breasted camel coats, (more…)



Boys and girls, play nicely on the runway



paul smith aw17 unified runway - photo by Sonny Vandevelde

Have you got your head around pre-collections? See Now Buy Now? Good! Next up, ‘unified runway shows’, AKA the gender blending of showing both womenswear and menswear collections on the same catwalk, potentially eliminating the need for separate menswear and womenswear fashion weeks in the future. (more…)



What to steal from Louis Vuitton menswear AW17



Louis Vuitton Menswear AW17

Aside from the Supreme logo overload, let’s look at the rest of the Louis Vuitton menswear AW17 collection. This was very sellable, very luxe and pretty much ageless. I loved all the styling cues – a flashback to 90s New York for me (although 80s Basquiat was the reference that Jones cited) with the oversized pleated pants with white sneakers look (more…)