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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Coach, Ralph Lauren, Glossier, Unmade, Marks & Spencer, J.W.Anderson

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

1. THE COACH COMEBACK
Coach comeback
Sounds like Coach is killing it with its current revamp. The Robin Report unpacks its recipe for success, which owes a lot to Stuart Vevers’ brand of new youthful (read: millennial) luxury… (more…)

New in for spring

New spring trends ss16

Yes, I’m still wearing tights under my jeans. Yes I’m still bundled under a suuuuuper-sized cashmere stole (thanks Johnstons of Elgin). Yes, my fingers are still encased in The North Face extreme weather gloves. But! Blossom has been spotted on the trees of West London and it’s still daylight at 5.30pm. So that surely necessitates an evaluation of the new-in spring offerings, no?

On my radar at this time of year are shouty knits for layering, such as this colourful crew neck from Jil Sander or the crafty applique number by Christopher Kane. (more…)

Perfect pairing: sweater + sunnies

Perfect pairing Cutler & Gross eyewear and Barrie knitwear

Is it sunglasses weather yet? Well kind of, I mean, hello, Fashion Week! Spring is really not that far off, so I’m going right ahead and busting out my sunnies anyway. Because they protect from wind and rain too, right?

Plus, we all know there’s no such thing as seasons any more, it’s basically summer and winter everywhere, all the time. So in the spirit of winter-to-spring dressing, I’m wearing my new Cutler & Gross 0734 sunnies (I’ve always wanted round sunglasses) with an ultra-cosy Barrie cashmere sweater, accompanied by the warming scent of Nasomatto’s Pardon (tonka bean meets sandalwood meets oud) and just the teeniest smudge of Bobbi Brown Liquid Face Highlighter. (more…)

Perfect pairing: Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin cashmere socks

My unexpected best buys of last year were these Scottish woollens and cashmeres from Johnstons of Elgin.

A bonus perk from visiting the Johnstons of Elgin weaving facilities in Scotland, they were scooped up rather too gleefully from the factory shop. (more…)