Bottega Veneta

Boys and girls, play nicely on the runway



paul smith aw17 unified runway - photo by Sonny Vandevelde

Have you got your head around pre-collections? See Now Buy Now? Good! Next up, ‘unified runway shows’, AKA the gender blending of showing both womenswear and menswear collections on the same catwalk, potentially eliminating the need for separate menswear and womenswear fashion weeks in the future. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Lauren Hutton



Lauren Hutton at Bottega Veneta SS17
Here’s Lauren Hutton walking the Bottega Veneta SS17 show. It’s not even about an ‘older woman’ being cast in the show. Just someone who looks elegant and has allure and sophistication. Who needs pizzazz and pyrotechnics when the casting and clothes are this good? (more…)



Vans go wild




These YSL Vans-style shoes are all sorts of fabulous. Back in their hey day, Vans were quite often produced in the maddest, campest prints and colours, it all went with the punk-surf territory. But YSL aren’t the first to do a punk-luxe skate shoe – remember the Giles Deacon Bottega Venetas of 2000? Electric pink and black leopard print canvas with clutch bags to match – ah yes, I remember them well. (more…)