designers

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CARTIER, MARI GIUDICELLI, LANVIN, PAUL SMITH, DOVER STREET MARKET

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

1. CARTIER X SOFIA COPPOLA
Sofia Coppola for Cartier
If, like me, you feel like you haven’t seen enough of Sofia Coppola lately, Keep It Chic has news. Apparently, Sofia Coppola has teamed up with Cartier as a ‘friend of the brand’. Whatever that means, I think I’ll like it…. (more…)

Trend report: not just jeans

Photo by Hiroyuki Seo for Teeth Magazine

I’m a bit over jeans at the moment. I’ve got the ones I like, I can’t wear flares and I’m more interested in other types of denim. Like what Keji is doing with dark indigo kimono jackets, Chloe’s artist smocks and MIH Jeans’ romantic chambray. And then there are things that look like denim, but aren’t, such as Vivetta’s cotton shirt dress and Gucci’s piped silk shirt. Isn’t it the stuff of dreams?

I’m trying to break up my denim with colour, and red is always good for that. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: MOSCHINO, PETIT BATEAU, FRANCES VALENTINE, MIU MIU, KATHARINE HAMNETT

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

1. MOSCHINO SAYS ‘FANCY A FAG?’


Way ahead of the see-now-buy-now curve, Moschino has a knack of knowing which elements of its buzzworthy collections to release first. Landing today, its #Itslit AW16 capsule collection of cigarette-themed pieces hits the shop floor just four days after first being seen on the runway. I can’t lie, I think this ciggie-box shaped shoulder bag is utterly fabulous… (Buy it at Luisaviaroma and Selfridges or click the images above to shop.) (more…)

Introducing DROMe pre-fall 2016

DROMe Pre-Fall 2016 - a leather-based designer brand from Italy

I’m not really feeling the Hot Topic, 90s rehash that NYFW is showing so far. Didn’t Hedi Slimane do this better? Much more appealing to me is the leather-focused collection from – new name alert! – DROMe, whose pre-fall 2016 images recently landed in my inbox.

DROMe’s designer Marianna Rosati approaches things from her personal vantage point as a costume designer and performer for the Anglo-Italian Elan Frantoio company. In particular, I love the coats and jackets with their exaggerated Balenciaga-ish rounded sleeves, accompanied by the lushest of leather blouses and flamboyant dandy shoes. And then those all-in-ones, begging to be worn as stagewear by anyone with vaguely Bowie-ish tendencies. (more…)