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Coach 1941 pre-fall 2016



Coach 1941 pre-fall 2016

The Coach 1941 pre-fall 2016 collection excels on coats and bags, entirely unsurprising when you consider the leather-based heritage of the brand. That sheepskin-lined bomber though! And the multi-colored scarf thingy! And I love these thick, roomy totes with their rustic colourways and nostalgic dinosaur bag charms – very covetable. (more…)



New for now: Gucci pre-fall 2016



Gucci pre-fall 2016

Dear Gucci, why have you not pinned your pre-fall 2016 look book to your Pinterest boards yet? You have one of the best Pinterests around, and yet you’re missing a trick…

The newly released Gucci pre-fall 2016 shots are a feast of fabulosity for the eyes. So much colour, pattern and embroidery! Each outfit is a cacophony of ideas and styling, with bags front and centre. I’m liking the ramping up of the famous Gucci stripe as a key detail on the bags and I love the shrunken-sleeved kitten sweater. But I imagine it’s the embroidered denim that will really hit the mark with the high street. (more…)



On my radar: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-fall 2015



Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2015

Julie de Libran is warming up in her new role as creative director of Sonia Rykiel. I’m rather taken with these shots of the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2015 collection, a slightly boyish offering of military-influenced separates and coats.

My main standouts are the khaki shirt and trousers, while the coat has a whiff of Carven in its tailoring and embellishment. The blush pink quilted jacket is a great foil to the utility pants and a nod to classic Rykiel. And there’s always a place in my life for a ribbed knit in olive drab

sonia by sonia rykiel pre-fall aw15 ribbed knit sweater (more…)



Deconstructing Céline Pre-Fall 2015



Celine pre-fall 2015

Deconstructing the Céline Pre-Fall 2015 collection is no bad way to spend a morning. The idiosyncratic signatures are all present and correct with the mohair shell top under belted wool tabard my main standout, along with the frayed, too-short trousers and loose leather harness (more…)