design

On my radar: Ports 1961 Resort 2017



Ports 1961 Resort 2017

While Alessandro Michele has been successfully shaking up Gucci, someone else has been quietly reinventing another heritage Italian brand. Over at Ports 1961, womenswear creative director Nataša Čagalj is properly getting into her striding, adding a cool wonkiness to otherwise staple separates. (more…)



Judy Blame, a London icon



 Judy Blame For Jo Malone collaboration

I could be wrong, but I had the sneaking feeling that some of the 20-year-old bloggers at the Judy Blame X Jo Malone London breakfast were wondering, “who’s that funny fellow sat at the end of the table tangled up in ribbons and buttons?” I, on the other hand was a little too thrilled.

Judy Blame is of course, the brilliant jewellery-designer-slash-stylist-slash-80s-icon whose bricolage-luxe aesthetic has had wide reaching influence across the fashion-sphere. (more…)



Home-tail: New Road Residence



New Road Residence, a concept store you can live in from the people behind Hostem

This is like The Apartment by The Line in reverse. A new ‘home-tail‘ concept from the people behind Hostem, New Road Residence in Whitechapel is a concept shop and art gallery of sorts that can be rented for overnight stays. (more…)



Louis Vuitton The Art of the Journey arrives at Bond Street



Raw Edges Concertina Chair for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades

Dear LVMH, please can you slow it down with the store openings, exhibitions, out-of-the-way fashion shows and, well, everything else? I’m breathlessly trying to keep up. Next week is the Dior Cruise show and the long awaited re-opening of its Bond street flagship, this week was Cannes, Vuitton Cruise and a rather excellent exhibition opening in the LV Bond Street Maison.

Louis Vuitton’s The Art of the Journey is a must-see if you love product design innovation. It spans the entire store, with exhibits starting in the usually-only-for-VIPs top floor private apartment and working their way down. (more…)