Tag Archives: AW11
Damn you COS, I go into the store seeking Christmas pressy inspiration and come out with another coat I don’t need and a pair of socks. But how could I resist? This tailored couture-style coat has a really good cut, is nicely finished (I inspected from all angles) and has bracelet sleeves to accommodate all the Iris Apfel-esque bangles I plan to buy for the next season. This to me is a great day-to-evening coat. It’s not bulky but its cocoon shape means you can get a couple of layers underneath it if you must. Continue reading
Gentlemanly shoes continue to storm the international runways (hello Haider Ackermann) which means it’s a good time for Grenson to launch its first full womenswear line. Crucially, the women’s shoes take their lead from the men’s range, being only a whisker slimmer than the men’s lasts but essentially the same styles. Continue reading
It’s here! JW Anderson’s outstanding AW11 womenswear collection has arrived at The LN-CC in all its paisley-printed, angora-sweatered, rubber-collared beauty. Get in!
Also of note at The LN-CC:
Rare Jungle Fever book by Jean-Paul Goude, first edition
The new H&M autumn magazine is out and it includes main contributions from me and a couple of my blog buddies. This issue is its best yet, the layout is much cleaner and I absolutely love this cover of Magdalena, shot by Terry Richardson and styled by George Cortina (yes, that is an H&M outfit, including the lush boots). Continue reading
Back in April when I took part in Liberty’s Best of British Open Call, I had no idea what to expect. Sat on a ‘speed buying’ panel with Associate Womenswear Buyer Stephanie Jones, we zipped through dozens of designer hopefuls, so many of whom said it was their dream to be stocked at Liberty. It was quite the eye-opening experience. Continue reading
I can’t wait to get my hands, wrists and ears on these limited edition Disney Couture baubles from Mawi. Available exclusively from ASOS at the beginning of September and from Harrods, House of Fraser and Start throughout the autumn. Prices from £32- £150.
Brand collaborations are the norm these days but boy do I cringe when some get it wrong! A great collaboration should make sense; the fit should be logical, not laboured and should retain the essence of both/all parties. Here’s a great example of a collaboration that works. Swedish leather brand Jofama has a long history in making aviator and biker jackets and has tapped Edwin to recreate one of its classics with an updated twist here and there. Said twists resulting in ‘The Airwoman’ jacket include a lush red silk lining, vintage rivets and a removable collar. Easy.