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On my radar: Versace pre-fall 2018



Versace Pre Fall 18

I’m secretly loving this Versace pre-fall 2018 collection, with its nods to Versace collections past and sportified logo. I hated the gold Medusa head and curlicues the first time round, but this collection is inspired by those famous Avedon campaigns and somehow, with distance (and cooler styling), they work. (more…)



The curious case of Andre Walker



andre walker ss18

An unexpected highlight of Paris Fashion Week was the Andre Walker presentation at Musee des Art Decoratifs. A former designer under Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and at Jacobs’ own label, Walker recreated pieces he first designed in the mid-80s. (more…)



Helmut Lang re-editions are here



Helmut Lang Astro Moto Jacket 1999

Fashion people love to bandy about words like ‘timeless’. But here’s the proof with Helmut Lang. The brand has reissued a few pieces from its archive, including elbow cut-out sweaters, a zip denim jacket, the painter jeans and the silver Astro Moto jacket. In case you missed it, Helmut Lang has adapted its business structure, hiring an ‘editor’ instead of a single head designer, and planning to offer up regular reissues from the archive to highlight its heritage. (more…)



Agnès b, the wall-whisperer



Jean-Michel Basquiat Plastic Sax

If you happen to be visiting the Festival d’Avignon this summer (lucky you!), be sure to stop by Collection Lambert. A new exhibition, On aime l’art is showing fashion designer Agnès b’s spectacular contemporary art collection, which includes this painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who she befriended shortly before he died. (Sotheby’s recently sold Basquiat’s 1982 painting, Untitled, for $110,500,000, the highest price to date for any American artist at auction.) (more…)