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Buy it now: Prada craft class



Prada menswear aw17 by Virginia Arcaro

Prada’s retro arty AW17 collection has arrived online. These men’s hand knits jumped off the screen the first time I saw them back in January, an example of Miuccia Prada’s yearning for “reality, normality, simplicity”.

The naive still life painted jumpers and shirts are another symbol of hand work, taking time for painterly pursuits or maybe just a nice glass of wine! The women’s loafers and leather bomber below remind me of my art scchool days (501s, a bowling shirt from Flip and leather loafers), but they’re classics that have stood the test of time.

We have been lucky to experience some unseasonably warm weather in the UK lately. I did a shoot in windswept Whitstable yesterday armed with HeatTech and cashmere scarves but it was blissfully mild. But a cold snap is a-coming and these craftsy knits are waiting conveniently in the wings…

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IMAGE: Virginia Arcaro/Dazed
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Putting in my Raf Simons SS18 (new) order



Raf Simons SS18 New Order tshirt

After Raf, I consider myself New Order’s second biggest fan. So I’ll be ordering all of the New Order merch lanterns, tees and jackets from the Raf Simons SS18 collection.

Those aside, I also love the red cocoon coats (inspired by his time at Dior), the wet-look macs and the 4XL size sweaters. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: 24 Sèvres, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Cobra, Craig Green



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

1. LVMH ECOMMERCE HAS LAUNCHED
Maison Rabih Kairouz 24 Sevres
24 Sèvres is aiming to deliver the ultimate luxury ecommerce experience. The just-launched site from Le Bon Marché (owned by LVMH) will stock over 150 luxury brands including Louis Vuitton & Dior, plus special collaborations and exclusives. (more…)



Quote of the day: Jean-Claude Touboul



Emmanuel Macron suits

“He has a preference for blues, which fits his function. There is nothing too extravagant about his suits. He may change the number of pockets, and he likes his ties to be slim but not too slim. (more…)