Observations and opinions on fashion, lifestyle trends and popular culture from a fashion insider
The recent menswear shows have piqued my interest especially since menswear seems to be becoming more and more feminised. High street stores like TopMan, River Island and New Look have become so much more adventurous in their offerings in recent seasons that if they played their cards right and made more smaller sizes they could probably double their sales by selling to women. I love the androgynous look anyway but am especially feeling this outfit by Burberry Prorsum.
So after three solid months of press days (when all the fashion brands and high street stores show their autumn winter collections), I’m now faced with the prospect of ‘Christmas in July’. This is the same thing but shoe-horned into a month and showcasing the Christmas collections (party dresses and ‘gift ideas’). My prediction for the party season? Cocktail dresses will replace prom dresses as the frock of choice for the cool girl. Luella started it all off with her fuchsia pink concoction and River island and Monsoon have already jumped on the bandwagon. I gotta tell ya, these dresses are something special. Accessorise with a smoky eye and bedhead hair.