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Raf Simons, 18 million dollar man



Raf Simons Calvin Klein

Finally, the worst kept secret in fashion has been confirmed. Having waited out his non-compete with Dior, Raf Simons has been announced as the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein.

It’s a major undertaking (worth $18 million) and I hope he will prove to be worth every cent of it. (more…)



Quote of the day: Adam Wray



Off White ad campaign
“Consumers, especially millennials, are less and less interested in sealed-off brand universes. They don’t want to buy their way into an all-DIOR fantasy land, they want to pick and choose and assemble their own.”
Curator Adam Wray in the Fashion Redef newsletter, on Off-White’s mixed-brand ad styling policy (more…)



Buy it now: Joseph shoes



Joseph shoes

Joseph is one of those brands that doesn’t get a lot of shouty media attention but lots of people rely on. It’s just added an excellent shoe component to the line-up that’s a mix of boyish favourites and walkable glove shoes.

I especially like the vegetable tanned, crepe-heeled boots in classic colours from maroon, to tan, to black. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Fila, Sacai X Apple, Mulberry, Mr Hare, Cartier



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

1. FEELING THE FILA LOVE

Fila X Urban Outfitters
So you liked and loved Gosha’s homage to 80s casuals, yes? And now you want a Fila T-shirt? I don’t blame you, that’s how these things work. My guess is Fila will find itself miraculously anointed with a halo of cool overnight. Here’s the latest Fila drop at Urban Outfitters for starters… (more…)