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What to steal from the menswear SS16 shows: satin bomber jackets

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016

Satin bomber jackets are set to be the big commercial hit for next Spring if you take your cues from the Paris menswear runways. Saint Laurent’s are faithful to the classic souvenir jacket while Valentino’s are the most youthful in sunny yellow with Hawaiian florals. Louis Vuitton’s are a bit more special-looking, they seem to be two jackets spliced together for a layered effect (although I’m not sure if the scarf is overkill). As for Dries van Noten, this Marilyn Monroe number looks set to be an editorial hit and a guaranteed commercial sell-out.

I’m still wearing my beloved Hysteric Glamour satin jacket from the early noughties but would like something in all black if such a thing existed. I’ll keep an eye out for The Kooples, Sandro et al…

Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2016 satin bomber jacket
Valentino Spring Summer 2016  satin bomber jacket
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 satin bomber jacket
Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2016  satin bomber jacket
Dries van Noten Spring Summer 2016
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 satin bomber jacket
Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2016 satin bomber jacket
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 satin jacket

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Thoughts on the new Gucci

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Is Gucci about to have a Saint Laurent moment? Remember the brouhaha at first sighting of Hedi’s womenswear debut? It wasn’t pretty. (The reaction I mean, I liked the clothes.) The reaction was similarly confused when new Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele first showed his menswear collection in January. It was so removed from heritage Gucci, sexy Tom Ford Gucci or sophisticated Frida Giannini Gucci that lots of hands were wrung. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: TRADEMARK, LUCKY MAGAZINE, SAINT LAURENT

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. HELLO TRADEMARK

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I’m keeping my eye on Trademark this year, a brand I only discovered a few weeks ago at their London press day. Shapes are simple, and a tiny bit preppie (well, there are sweatshirts) but it’s the overall presentation as ‘a brand’ that I like – focussed, clean and graphic. (more…)

BEAUTY BITS: GLOSSIER, TOPSHOP, L’OREAL MAKEUP GENIUS, KOREA GROOMING, BELLA FREUD LION, YSL BLACK OPIUM, KEVYN AUCOIN

INTO THE GLOSS GETS GLOSSIER

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Is Into The Gloss entering into the beauty product space? It sure looks like it. Everyone’s favourite beauty site is leaking sneak previews of ‘Glossier’ on Insta here and on first glance it’s looking extremely enticing… UPDATE! IT’S JUST LAUNCHED! It’s starting with skincare, is fairly affordable and all the deets are at Glossier.com. (No international shipping yet but they’re working on it…) (more…)