Welcome to the DRG STYLE INDEX, a weekly ranking of brands that have caught my attention. On my style radar this week…
1. IT’S KENZO TIME
I first got wind of Kenzo’s foray into watches six months ago at the Black Frame press day. Now we’re close to the launch of Kenzo timepieces, which are being produced under license but with creative direction under the watch (no pun intended) of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. (more…)
Before we head into Menswear Month, here’s my tip for stealth womenswear revival of the year. Iceberg is one of those brands (like Versace, Kenzo, Moschino) which once enjoyed quite the youthful cult following. Things went off the boil for a while but now there’s a new creative director in place.
Alexis Martial (previously at Givenchy and Paco Rabanne) showed collections for SS14 and Resort 2014 that ticked a lot of ‘want list’ boxes. (more…)
Buying clothes online isn’t always straightforward. Accessories on the other hand? A different story. Monnier Frères, the accessory etailer has one of the best accessory edits on the web, including Celine sunnies, that Acne box clutch and leathergoods from one of my favourite quiet-luxe brands, Valextra.
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If you’re planning on selfgifting a handbag or accessory from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloe, Valentino or any of those other usual lux suspects, you may as well take advantage of this deal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started…
A NEW COLUMN: ‘ASK ALISON’ BY DRG CONTRIBUTOR, ALISON BISHOP
Sports-luxe is back into the fashionista psyche, judging by the recent round of SS14 catwalks, but this time around it’s infused with a tech-enhanced performance.
In London, Stella McCartney showcased her new performance-fabrics focused range for Adidas ‘to inspire women to get their sweat on’. From spinning to aerial yoga, the collection integrated sustainable textiles and lightweight breathable outerwear into a more dynamic offer. (more…)
A clutch of charming and colour-drenched fashion vids for your pleasure. Kalaidoscopic, shimmering patchworks from Leutton Postle Aw13, Mat Maitland’s illustrative, jungle-fest for Kenzo Resort 13 and Saga Sig’s mesmeric, pastel-hued dreamhouse for Fred Butler AW13
Possibly my favourite Paris show, following a brief display of parkour gymnastics (above), Kenzo heralded a return to its Jungle Jap roots, showing a sporty but tailored collection mixing influences of the urban jungles of Paris and New York with those of Asian jungles. The layers of camo and abstract animal prints are what made this collection sing for me, as well as the huge variety of accessories. Designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have brought their retailers’ eye to Kenzo so have got the balance of creativity and commerce spot on. (more…)
What is it about bloggers and macarons? Any opportunity to publish a rainbow of French delicacies and it just can’t be passed up. Actually I’m no different, so please indulge me with these colourful confections. And don’t miss Antonio Marras’s witty-pretty Macaron handbags for Kenzo… (more…)