Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
MAHARISHI DOES GORPCORE
Maharishi is back on my radar, enjoying a revival thanks to the emergence of something called gorpcore. Good to see the 90s originator of utilitywear-as-fashion (OK, alongside Stone Island et al) get its dues. (more…)
“The communal commitment to publishing a book is huge. It’s not an instantaneous 140-character ejaculation of responsive knee-jerk stuff. It’s carefully considered. And many people have contributed to determining the decency, the accuracy and the truth of what it is. To me, publishing as an enterprise is heroic and important. In a time of disputed, faked and contested fact, there is something about hardback books that remains incredibly alluring.”
Peter Florence, Hay Festival founder, Monocle
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Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ post from DRG retail editor, ALISON FARRINGTON, on how Farfetch and its new ‘Store of the Future’ technology aims to enhance physical and digital retail.
There are benefits for customers in getting over the online shopping ‘privacy bump’ as it’s known in retail circles. Giving away your personal data for rewards is looking a whole lot more interesting, with the prospect of having over 400 global luxury boutiques (and their inventories) at your beck and call, whenever, wherever and whether you prefer to shop on or offline. (more…)
The most eye-popping style exhibition has just opened at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. ‘House Style’ is Chatsworth’s biggest exhibition yet and I went along a couple of weeks ago with about 100 press and other guests to get an early glimpse.
Chatsworth is the residence of the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has seen several generations of stylish predecessors. (more…)