Best casting and styling ever from Haider Ackermann’s first menswear show. Early trends coming through for menswear ss14 include structured tunic tees, 50s Harrington jackets, post-pop graphics and sloganeering, lots of leather, extreme trouser shapes (super-wide peg at Topman Design, meggings at Gucci, culottes at Jil Sander) and more wonkiness following aw13. Plus on the hair front, lots of fabulous quiffy dos!
Liberty‘s press day is one of the highlights of the whole 2-month-long press day circuit. There’s always something new going on with the store (this year it’s the extension of the accessories hall into a space that will reach back to Kingly Street opening on May 1st) and the buyers are on hand to chat through their choices. Womenswear buyer Stephanie Jones, who I first met doing the Liberty Best Of British Open Call last year, gave me a wee tour… (more…)
A Mary Katrantzou lantern-print bag, Chanel’s peachy nail colour called ‘June’, and Haider Ackermann’s two-way shoe…
ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
Valextra iPad case £340; Chanel nail polish, £17.50; Miu Miu star-print jeans, £330
Carven shirt, £335; Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bag, £94; Stella McCartney top, £445
Tom Binns necklace, £880; Acne unisex sunglasses, £240; Haider Ackermann shoes, £534
Gentlemanly shoes continue to storm the international runways (hello Haider Ackermann) which means it’s a good time for Grenson to launch its first full womenswear line. Crucially, the women’s shoes take their lead from the men’s range, being only a whisker slimmer than the men’s lasts but essentially the same styles. (more…)