Helmut Lang

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…)



Louis Vuitton’s futuristic boom box



Louis Vuitton boom box

What I didn’t love about the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 show: the models’ terrible, slouchy walks, the fugly flipflop-trainer hybrid shoes, the OTT logos. What I loved: the fantastic location with its red concrete ramp (the lead-up to the futuristic NiterΓ³i Contemporary Art Museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer), the graphic colour placements, the epic Louis Vuitton ‘boom box’. (more…)



Models remember 1990s Helmut Lang



1990s helmut lang
Not to get all ‘it was better in the old days’, but thank you Vogue Runway for these personal recollections of some of Helmut Lang’s best shows. Read what Jeny Howorth, Elfie Semotan (top left) and Stella Tennant said about modelling in those unforgettable 1990s shows here. (And enjoy the catwalk pics and soon-to-come videos here…)

Here’s Elfie Semotan…
β€œHelmut had special ties with a lot of the models and almost everyone who worked for him backstage. (more…)



New in at Net



miu miu Resort ss16 new in at Net-a-Porter

New season klaxon! Fact: no other site manages to make its ‘new in’ look as shiny, desirable and brand-spanking-new as Net-a-Porter. From the ‘forever’ Guucci handbags, to the always excellent Miu Miu, to the impeccable edit of beauty brands (yes please to this Helmut Lang cologne sampler trio) (more…)