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What to buy from Arket: millennial pink jeans, recycled cashmere and a box of cookies



Arket new store opening Regent Street

OK, Arket hasn’t opened yet but first impressions are rather promising. It helps that the press day was meticulously merchandised, the catering was fantastic and the goody bag contained a useful duo of linen tea towel and ‘good’ olive oil.

In case you missed it, Arket is (yet) another new brand from the H&M stable, launching in early autumn. (more…)



The DRG Style Index: Maharishi, Grenson, influencers, Beautycon, Decléor



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

MAHARISHI DOES GORPCORE
Maharishi gorpcore eco utility fashion
Maharishi is back on my radar, enjoying a revival thanks to the emergence of something called gorpcore. Good to see the 90s originator of utilitywear-as-fashion (OK, alongside Stone Island et al) get its dues. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Calvin Klein, Céline, Deciem, Dries van Noten, Bella Freud



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

1. CALVIN KLEIN X MOONLIGHT CAST
Calvin Klein men's underwear campaign
In case you missed it, Calvin Klein cast Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, Mahershala Ali and Ashton Sanders in its spring 2017 Calvin Klein underwear campaign. (more…)



R.I.P American Apparel (London)



American Apparel London

If you’re in the UK and want to buy American Apparel tube socks, triangle bras or grey marl tees (aka my casual staples), you’ve only one destination now. The only American Apparel London store standing is in Camden since putting its UK business into administration (and we’re not even sure how long that’s open for). (more…)