Fashion shows

Spring forward – ten trends to try for 2017



Prada ss17 feathers

OK, I know trends and seasons are ‘dead’ and all that but I can’t help it, trend-speak is ingrained in me! I’m counting the days* til I can shrug off the sixteen layers of padded coats and woollens and prance around in ‘crisp cotton shirts’ and barely there shorts. (Yeah right, I have not worn shorts in this country for at least ten years.)

So here’s my own, personal what-I-want-to-wear-this-spring top ten. (more…)



First look at Craig Green AW17



Craig Green aw17

London’s had quite the cold snap lately so this Craig Green get-up is well timed. These multiple quilted pieces are from his AW17 show, which was unveiled today at London Fashion Week Men’s.

Craig Green won British menswear designer of the year at the Fashion Awards in London last month but his clothes sell on both the men’s and womenswear floors. Their voluminous, super-boxy silhouettes may be an acquired taste but the utilitarian details have mainstream appeal (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Rag & Bone, Karen Walker, 3INA, Coach



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

1. SMELLS LIKE RAG & BONE

I got a whiff of the new Rag & Bone scents last month during the SS17 press days. There are eight eau de parfums in total and the packaging – minimalist heavyweight glass bottles – and branding is beautiful. Happily the smells are too. (more…)



Chanel Métiers d’Art 2016-2017



Chanel COSMOPOLITE Metiers d'art collection 2016-2017

Call me old fashioned but I do love it when Chanel reverts to basics. Tuesday’s Chanel Paris Cosmopolite Métiers d’art collection 2016/17 was held at the reopened Ritz in Place Vendome (Coco Chanel famously had her apartment here) and was themed around the luxury of 1930s hotels. (more…)