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Quote of the day: Trey Laird



Kendall Jenner Vogue cover

“I think just step up and do something exciting and idea-driven. Get back to a time when you drove the news, when you created the news rather than, ‘This celebrity is coming out with a project and we shot her in a Dior dress so Dior gets a credit.’ It’s kind of like perpetuating the problem. I don’t think it’s making the industry or a magazine more relevant or more exciting.”

Trey Laird, Laird + Partners on the role of magazine covers in a digital landscape, WWD

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a nifty GIF-making phone



Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gif phone

Smartphones, Sch-martpones! Do we still care? Or would we rather ditch all the notification angst and revert to the pre-iPhone age of clunky Nokias and Blackberry Bolds (who knew Kim K was still using one?)? (more…)



Raf Simons, 18 million dollar man



Raf Simons Calvin Klein

Finally, the worst kept secret in fashion has been confirmed. Having waited out his non-compete with Dior, Raf Simons has been announced as the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein.

It’s a major undertaking (worth $18 million) and I hope he will prove to be worth every cent of it. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: WANDA NYLON, GUCCI, BALENCIAGA, VETEMENTS



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


1. WANDA NYLON WINS ANDAM

Wanda Nylon wins ANDAM prize
Major props to designer Johanna Senyk whose Wanda Nylon label just won the ANDAM fashion prize. (more…)