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…)
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 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…)
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…)