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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: COURRÈGES, ROKSANDA, MARNI, DRIES VAN NOTEN, MARGARET HOWELL

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

1. THE SELF-WARMING COURRÈGES COAT

Courreges self warming coat
This is literally my dream coat. Classically tailored and infused with the type of tech that warms up car seats, (more…)

Revisiting glove shoes

Glove hoes and denim

Two trends I definitely saw a lot of on the showgoers at London Fashon Week, were too-short, frayed-edge jeans and jolie laide ‘glove shoes’, most often worn together. Last summer, glove shoes were the polarising trend that only style innovators would go near (I wrote about them here), but this summer they’re on track to be a high street blogger favourite.

The block-heeled ballet pumps have filtered down to entry price points now (Topshop, Mango and Office have them), although the high end versions from Martiniano (one of the originators) are still the most refined looking. I prefer the slender shape to the wider squat ones, but there is a bit of variety out there, plus lots of colour options.

To go with, the most popular jeans worn at the shows were the Vetements ones, but Levi’s Wedgie jeans and Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal vintage Levi’s 501s (with customised raw hems) are a good, less spendy alternative. The crucial detail is to keep them hovering above the ankle, to counterbalance the frump factor of the shoe. Oh yes, there’s a strict science to this styling lark…

SHOP GLOVE SHOES BELOW…

Words: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
Main image: We Wore What

Perfect pairing: jeans and loafers

Jeans and loafers. Robert Clergerie loafers from La Garconne

If you don’t know La Garconne, you have loads of catching up to do. My go-to fantasy shopping site for boyish classics, I’m currently scrolling from loafers to ankle crop jeans and back again, ad infinitum. (more…)

Muji – the regeneration

Muji New York Flagship on 5th Avenue

Before Uniqlo there was Muji, an emporium of well-made Japanese utilitarian basics where I religiously stocked up on winter camisoles (until they tweaked the ones I loves and I defected to HeatTech). Over the years Muji’s clothing offer has been sidelined by the might of Uniqlo, but it’s fighting back with its New York super store. (more…)