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Ah at last, the mad but highly irresistible banana print separates from Topshop are now online. I shot the skirt (£38) a while ago on Andrea from Union Models and we all cooed over its cheeky wit. It comes in a thick denimy cotton which means it’s equally suited to black opaque tights and boots as jelly sandals and ankle socks. Continue reading
I loved Natalie Massenet’s talk at the Vogue Festival and the way she used Instagram as a modern alternative to a Powerpoint slideshow. Even better, people who weren’t at the festival could follow the presentation independently by viewing her specialy-populated Instagram feed, Nataporter_Mystorysofar (best viewed in the app).
But now Vogue has released some of the videos of the presentations, talks and panel discussions. Watch the Natalie Massenet presentation in full…
Was every panelist and speaker at Vogue Festival briefed to implore us to work hard and follow our dreams? Because that felt like the overarching message of the weekend at the second annual Vogue-branded event.
“If you’re really good at what you do and have a dream, It will happen,” said Alber Elbaz on Sunday, and when Alber says this you believe him. Of all the speakers I saw, he was the most relaxed, funny and passionate and also a brilliant storyteller. But pretty much all the key speakers put their success down to a mix of talent and tenacity, plus a personal point of view. Continue reading
Fashion Month seems to have reached an interesting sweet spot of industry and consumer focus. The public has proved just how much it loves to be part of the LFW experience – not just watching the live streams, but actively commenting, sharing and shopping. This we know, but I felt it more keenly than ever this season, due to bigger efforts made to share via technology (hello Topshop ‘be the buyer’ app, Burberry Beauty Booth and Matthew Williamson Vine videos). Continue reading
This year’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in London looks set to be the broadest yet, with activity stretching from beyond Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street to Covent Garden and Westfield London. I’m going to try to see as much as I can but I’ll mostly be hosting my own little soiree at the Lacoste store in Regent Street (so you’d better come and say hi or I’ll feel like a right ninny.) Continue reading
My first introduction to German etailer Zalando came via Uslu Airlines make-up. Trying to find an online stockist for some nail polish a year ago led me to this multi-brand site that also sells a mind-boggling array of international fashion labels. Now, alongside the likes of Equipment, Filippa K, Moschino and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, it also boasts its own in-house line, Zalando Collection. To celebrate the launch of the second collection I was flown to Berlin to co-host an event with Amlul and Lesmads. Continue reading
As the fashion publishing industry continues to go through ongoing changes, magazines are testing different ways to extend their brand messaging beyond the paper page. While Hearst has launched Hello Style to beckon the Youtube generation to its titles, Vogue went the interactive route last week with its two-day Vogue Festival. Continue reading
Heads up! If you’re at a loose end next Tuesday evening, I’ll be speaking on a panel hosted by Grazia’s Paula Reed discussing the role of trend forecasting and its impact on design. Also on the panel: Topman’s Gordon Richardson, designer Tim Soar, stylist Alexis Knox and Isham Sardouk from Stylesight.
The event is open to the public and includes a one-night-only exhibition of vintage clothing by C20 Vintage. Tickets, £15. More info here.
Dear September 10th. Could you hurry up and arrive already please? I have allocated the entire day to fashion and Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out and have already pencilled some appointments in my Hello Kitty Smythson diary. I’m definitely making the Gap pop-up shop in Carnaby Street my first stop-off to see what visual delights Garance Dore is going to magic up with her photos, illustrations and limited edition T-shirts (above) and I’m planning to end the day at COS to take advantage of its free champagne and late closing (it’s open ’til 11pm). Then I will spend a good while at Liberty where all theseevents are taking place including an Hermes scarf-styling workshop from Vogue’s Emma Elwick (she who styles their phenomenal More Dash Than Cash pages).
Then I need to find time to watch Lucinda Chambers zhuzh up the windows of the Giorgio Armani windows in Sloane Street (6.45pm, 37-42 Sloane Street, SW1), witness Kate Phelan in action styling a Vogue shoot at Chanel on Bond Street (173, New Bond Street, 7-8pm), sample the exclusive black ice-cream from The Icecreamists at Selfridges (400 Oxford St, W1), watch Jourdan Dunn styling Topshop shoppers (8-9pm, Topshop 216 Oxford Street, W1) and help Rupert Sanderson with his giant shoe installation (33 Bruton Place, W1).