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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: AESOP, VOGUE, AMERICAN APPAREL, HILLIER BARTLEY

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

1. AESOP UNCOVERED
Aesop Dennis Paphitis interview
Aesop is one of those brands that keeps popping up, seemingly without too much effort (i.e, it’s not rammed down your throat by advertisers) (other than stealth product placement in every rough-luxe hotel and restaurant bathroom I go to…). If you’re intrigued by their philosophy, this is a good read from The-talks.com.


2. CONFIRMED: THE UK VOGUE DOCUMENTARY

Uk Vogue documentary
This has been rumoured for a while and now it’s been confirmed. The UK Vogue team is finally getting its close-up with a two-part documentary. It will be aired next year on BBC2 to mark the magazine’s 100 year anniversary. Can’t wait.


3. CAN AMERICAN APPAREL BE SAVED?

American Apparel Triblend Track T-Shirt
This story on American Apparel reminded me how great it used to be in the early days and how much I’ll miss its triangle bras, tube socks and grey marl tees if it goes down the pan…


4. FIRST LOOK AT HILLIER BARTLEY

First look at Hillier Bartley aw15 on Matchesfashion.com
This week I read an article about Matchesfashion.com, which flagged up one of of the e-tailer’s recent initiatives – the idea of pre-order. Even if the stock hasn’t arrived yet, it will upload images to the site for pre-order. As soon as the product arrives, it gets shipped, minimising any time lag and the chance of a competitor snatching the sale. Example: this sneak peek of the new Hillier Bartley line which is up on the site now for viewing and pre order (shop the post below…).

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Aesop via The Talks; Hillier Bartley via Vogue

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: MARQUES’ALMEIDA, KAREN WALKER, LN-CC, RONNIE NORTHAMPTON

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

1. MARQUES’ALMEIDA WINS THE LVMH FASHION PRIZE

MarquesAlmeida LVMH Prize

Exciting news of the week was the announcement of Marques’Almeida as the winner of the LVMH prize. I love what these guys have done, consistently refining their raw-edged aesthetic and building their business at a steady pace. (more…)

Buy it now: British Beauty Blogger X Clinique for Latest In Beauty*

British Beauty Blogger Clinique beauty box for Latest In Beauty

Jane Cunningham at BritishBeautyBlogger is on fire at the moment! Every beauty box project she does seems to turn to gold and today sees the latest – a special collaboration with Clinique for Latest In Beauty. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CHRISTOPHER KANE X NARS, CHANEL E-COMMERCE, MONTBLANC, HILLIER BARTLEY

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

1. GET READY FOR CHRISTOPHER KANE BEAUTY

Christopher Kane X NARS NEONEUTRAL

First look at Christopher Kane for NARS and it’s suitably punchy. Big on neon-y pinks, the ten-piece ‘NEONEUTRAL’ collection is aimed at the fearless fashion-forward girl although there are some wearable nudes and corals in the mix. It lands on counter 15th April. (more…)