THE DRG STYLE INDEX: & Other Stories, Visvim, Ply-Knits, Fenty Beauty and more!

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

1. KIM GORDON X & OTHER STORIES
Kim Gordon X & Other Stories
Just launched – a collab between & Other Stories and Kim Gordon. Get your painted-word oversized sweats here now.


2. VISVIM TO SANTA FE

Visvim store in Santa Fe
Visvim has opened its first women’s store and it’s in… Santa Fe. WMV Visvim is artsy-crafty heaven with all manner of artisanal textiles, antique furniture and Japanese ceramics to keep ardent Visvim aficionados happy. Not sure how many Visvim customers go to Santa Fe but it’s now firmly on the bucket list…


3. FEELGOOD FACTOR: PLY-KNITS

Plyknits knitwear made from sustainable deadstock yarns
I never get bored of knitwear startups. I’m liking the sound of Carolyn Yim’s Ply-Knits, a ‘library of uncomplicated, elegant knitwear’. Shapes vary from single-ply merino tees to the thickest of 12-ply cashmere, all sustainably crafted from deadstock fibres in Yim’s family-owned manufacturing facilities.


4. READY FOR FENTY BEAUTY?

Fenty Beauty’s arrival this month is expected to have legacy beauty brands crying into their only-three-shades-of-nude makeup palettes. Rihanna’s beauty brand is reported to have 40 shades of foundation and is expressing its diversity credentials with this frankly fabulous teaser. It lands at Harvey Nichols and Sephora on September 8th.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Tom Ford’s new fragrance is fucking fabulous

The Fashion Law breaks down the legal minefield of street style photography

One of my denim-head friends speaks highly of Weaving Shibuya, a documentary about the Japanese obsession with creating the perfect denim. Watch it here

Not long now till the Barbican’s Basquiat exhibition (opening 21st September 2017). Here’s a cultural primer, complete with Spotify playlist…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: & Other Stories; Visvim; Ply-Knits
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