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On Chanel and the rise of playful luxury



On Chanel and the rise of playful luxury
From designer stickers to cartoon character smartphone covers to kidult footwear, there’s no stopping the rise of playful luxury. And no-one is more in tune with this emerging product category than Chanel, whose LED trainers illuminated the SS16 catwalk. As the AW16 Chanel show kicks off, Bon has published my article on how the heritage house embraced the next generation of international big spenders, one kitsch accessory at a time. Read the article at Bon.se.
Bon Magazine Chanel playful luxury

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Bon Magazine, Sabrina Shim



Must see: Vogue 100 A Century Of Style



Twiggy by Ronald Traeger Vogue 100 National Portrait Gallery

While all the fashion chatter of the last two weeks has revolved around the subjects of fashion week and fashion media and their relevance in the social media age, an interesting exhibition has opened at the National Portrait Gallery to slow the conversation right down. Vogue 100: A Century of Style is a celebration of 100 years of Vogue, the iconic print magazine whose images (photos and illustrations) continue to wield huge influence on style and culture.

Why go to an exhibition showing cult Vogue images when you can see them most any day flashing up on Instagram, Tumblr or Pinterest? The answer to me is simple. (more…)



Beautiful freaks: Iain R Webb on clubs, counter culture and unbridled creativity



Iain R Webb

The wonderful Iain R Webb, award-winning fashion writer and author of the book As Seen In BLITZ, sent me a whole essay in answer to an email I sent him a few months ago when I was after a few lines to use for a quote for an article. I decided it was too good not to share in its entirety, so he said I could publish it here. Read and be inspired…

IAIN R WEBB writes…
In the summer of 1980 I left St Martins School of Art, having studied fashion design, first in my class. Within a week I was last in the dole queue. (more…)



Buy it now: Bally AW15



Bally aw15

Bally has moved on a little from its grown-up sobriety of a couple of seasons ago (which I loved) to something more tactile and playful (which I love even more). Preston of Keep It Chic alerted me to the above shot from Paris Vogue, featuring Bally’s retro fur coat and my favorite Corner bag. The retro theme extends to its ad campaign, with bubble gum pink accessories, squat, square heels and sixties ‘Factory Girl’ styling…

Bally aw15

Bally aw15

Bally aw15

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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Bally; Paris Vogue