Business of Fashion

What to buy from Arket: millennial pink jeans, recycled cashmere and a box of cookies



Arket new store opening Regent Street

OK, Arket hasn’t opened yet but first impressions are rather promising. It helps that the press day was meticulously merchandised, the catering was fantastic and the goody bag contained a useful duo of linen tea towel and ‘good’ olive oil.

In case you missed it, Arket is (yet) another new brand from the H&M stable, launching in early autumn. (more…)



Reading list: Beyond the Label



Maureen Chiquet Beyond the label

I’m on an unofficial book buying ban but I really want to read Maureen Chiquet’s memoir, ‘Beyond the Label’ next. (Well after I’ve read Joan Juliet Buck’s…) Billed as a cross between Sheryl Sandberg and Elizabeth Gilbert, it’s the story of the former Chanel CEO’s rise to the top, then sudden fall from her perch with the now prerequisite life learnings along the way. (more…)



Meet The Modist



The Modist ecommerce site
Last week, the New York Times alerted me to the new e-tail site The Modist (‘luxury modest style for extraordinary women’ is its tag line). Although I’m not a religiously modest dresser, I do like a covered-up leg and oversized silhouette, not to mention lots of layers. (more…)



Is fashion having a confidence crisis?



Peter Lindbergh

I was talking to a friend last week about my fashion fatigue and he said I should stop ranting and write a blog post instead. “I can’t!” I wailed. “I don’t want to sound negative!” But he was right. The whole point of this blog is that it’s a space to mull things over, and hopefully by doing so, I’ll resolve my woes and can move forward.

One of the issues is I don’t feel inspired by fashion brands and partly that’s because the brands don’t seem to know what they are. (more…)