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Calvin Klein AW17: God bless America



Calvin Klein AW17

First look at Raf Simons’ vision for Calvin Klein AW17. The first look that came out was perfection, a red-white-and-blue ensemble of red piped flat-front pants with blue tucked-in felted shirt and white poloneck, plus steel-capped cowboy boots. Very clean, direct and optimistic in its message. The show continued in a similar vein, an ode to American classics, including artisanal quilting inside parka jackets, Ralph-Lauren-meets-Helmut-Lang double-breasted camel coats, (more…)



Boys and girls, play nicely on the runway



paul smith aw17 unified runway - photo by Sonny Vandevelde

Have you got your head around pre-collections? See Now Buy Now? Good! Next up, ‘unified runway shows’, AKA the gender blending of showing both womenswear and menswear collections on the same catwalk, potentially eliminating the need for separate menswear and womenswear fashion weeks in the future. (more…)



First look at Craig Green AW17



Craig Green aw17

London’s had quite the cold snap lately so this Craig Green get-up is well timed. These multiple quilted pieces are from his AW17 show, which was unveiled today at London Fashion Week Men’s.

Craig Green won British menswear designer of the year at the Fashion Awards in London last month but his clothes sell on both the men’s and womenswear floors. Their voluminous, super-boxy silhouettes may be an acquired taste but the utilitarian details have mainstream appeal (more…)



Buy it now: Is Chanel e-com coming?



chanel ss17 ecommerce

Well you can’t theme a Chanel show around data and servers and not expect some savvy journos to jump to conclusions. Chanel has been dipping its two-tone toe cap into the e-com pool one inch at a time, with make-up, fragrance and even entry level fine jewellery. Surely, the full e-com works isn’t far off? (more…)