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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…)

Quote of the day: WWD

Tommy Hilfiger ss16

“We’ve had people try to use this as an opportunity to launch their careers. You’re merely a guest, a spectator. You can’t go there trying to pick the brains of designers in the industry. There are no photo opps. You have to sign a code of conduct.”
WWD has published an eye-opening insight into the companies selling fashion week tickets to non-industry spectators

Trademark Resort 2016

Trademark Resort 2016

If I saw this girl at a party, I’m 100% sure I’d want to go and talk to her. These are the sort of clothes I love; timeless, ever so slightly quirky and adaptable to any situation. Trademark has really defined its aesthetic now and is becoming known for its tailored denim, sensible shirting and those impeccable coats. (more…)