Retail concepts

Retail round up: first look at Apple’s new retail vision for Regent Street



Apple Regent Street

Call me old fashioned but I love a physical store. But the role of the high street is shifting from purely transactional to a multi-functional experiential space. Apple is spearheading this change with its stores; having unveiled its prototype San Francisco store in May, it has now unveiled its vision for Apple Regent Street. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VETEMENTS, SPACE NK, APPLE, SACAI, LEICA



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

1. STYLE.COM IS SELLING THE VERY FIRST VETEMENTS COLLECTION*
Vetements reissues its first collection
Style.com has had a bit of stick since its launch as an ecommerce site (hmmm, Conde Nast is not having the greatest month), but one thing it’s standing out for: exclusive collabs. Latest is this Vetements one, in which you can buy pieces reissued from the very first collection*.

*except the jeans – they aren’t up yet (more…)



What to buy from Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire



Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire Aw16
If you’re a fan of ‘gentlewoman style‘ (come on, it’s my first week, humour me!), you’ll be familiar with Christophe Lemaire. The former creative director of Hermès is now heading up Uniqlo U, a new, twice-yearly collection, produced by the Uniqlo Paris R&D centre team, where Lemaire is artistic director. (more…)



Long read: Crafting culture and commerce at Burberry



Models from Burberry September 2016 show at Makers House

When is the trench coat not having a moment? That’s a good question. The answer is ‘never’, of course. It’s a classic that’s always relevant yet this season, if you pardon the fashion hyperbole, it’s Having A Moment. (more…)