Business of Fashion

LFW SS16 highlights: Day 4

Burberry Prorsum SS16 show at LFW

Clearly targeting a younger customer for Spring, Burberry Prorsum’s collection felt much cooler and ‘street’-er than this season’s haute bohemia. That meant an abundance of lightweight rain jackets shrugged over lace Friday night (or festival, perhaps) dresses and accessorised with monogrammed nylon rucksacks (the new monogrammed poncho) that you can order right now (click here to order). (more…)

On Hermes, Apple Watch, and ‘what if’

Hermes Apple Watch

It’s been months since Apple Watch launched and I still don’t know anyone in my regular circles who has one. Definitely not one that they paid for with their own money, that they use regularly. My current evaluation of Apple Watch and other similar wearables is that it doesn’t add up to a long term, meaningful investment. Like other electronic devices – phones, tablets, phablets – there’s a feeling that it will implode in the space of a couple of years, as per the inbuilt obsolescence of most Apple devices. (more…)

Quote of the day: Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

“Today, designing isn’t about making the finished garment as perfect as you can. It is about mood boards and we all know that the mood board is a substitute for not knowing how to make something. It makes fashion much less about the designers, because you no longer need to know how to make a garment in order to be a fashion designer.”

Loving this outspoken interview with Michael Roberts on Business Of Fashion, one of the first people who got me interested in fashion…


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

natalie massenet
Ugh, so much change in e-commerce lately! The Chapmans are stepping aside at MatchesFashion, ditto Nick Robertson at Asos, and bombshell of the week was Natalie Massenet resigning from Net-a-Porter. (more…)