Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
1. AMI LAUNCHES WOMENSWEAR
Having shown women wearing its menswear collection on its runways for successive seasons, Ami has official launched womenswear. Apparently, it noticed that 35-40% of sales were made to women and decided to act. Good call! I’ve always liked the typically Parisian smart-casual menswear from Ami, especially the knits and leather jackets. (more…)
There were many major fashion and beauty trends that dominated 2017. Sock trainers, ginormous puffer jackets, ultra matte lips, overpriced merch tees. I didn’t embrace a single one. But I did indulge in a classics revival or two. White denim, the Burberry check and western boots are a few that are still going strong. AndBeauty Pie and Glossier were the two beauty bandwagons I couldn’t resist jumping on.
For the coming year, my favourite unofficial visual search engine, Pinterest tells me that cleansing oil saves are up 555%, derma roller saves are up 345% and ‘vitamin C serum’ saves are up 3379%. I’m already converted to cleansing oils and I’ve only slightly dabbled in vitamin C – maybe this will be the year I go for it? (more…)
Prada’s retro arty AW17 collection has arrived online. These men’s hand knits jumped off the screen the first time I saw them back in January, an example of Miuccia Prada’s yearning for “reality, normality, simplicity”. (more…)
Maybe it’s because we’ve been battered by Storm Doris, maybe it’s just my bad circulation but my icy extremeties are crying out for tufty mohair layers. For AW17 they’ll be delivered by Prada, who showed fuzzy mismatched twinsets and beaded skirts styled with floral-printed coats and bedazzled shoes. (more…)