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Trending: Adidas Stan Smiths are back for SS14

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As any sneakerhead knows, it’s not about the fashionable and easily available, it’s about the hunt for that coveted rarity. Hence, while many are stocking up on New Balances in every hue and building their bespoke NIKEiDs, others hanker for the purest of old school icons – the Adidas Stan Smith. Continue reading

My T-shirt for Marc Cain SS14

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A few months ago I was invited to design a T-shirt for Marc Cain SS14 along the theme of ‘Pink… From Paris to Tokyo’. I’ve never designed a T-shirt before but one of the suggestions was a collage, so I didn’t need to be asked twice.

I decided to focus on stamps and ephemera from my scrapbooks but I had to improvise a little (a lot) as I didn’t have as much French and Japanese material as I imagined. And then it transpired that stamps aren’t as copyright-free as I thought they were so there was a lot of trial and error. Zut alors! But that’s the creative process, right? I initially wanted a unisex, surfy-skaty shaped tee with a bubblegum pink background and an allover print, but the end result is a lot cleaner and more commercial. Here’s a peek at my creative journey…

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Designers! Stop trying to makes mules happen!

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Ugh, I won’t be wearing any of these mules for SS14. Shan’t, shan’t, shan’t!

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Filling the gap: Golden Lane bags

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I’m always interested in single-product brands and how they progress. It seems to me the sensible way to start out. Ralph Lauren famously started with ties, Alexander Wang with his capsule line of cashmeres and Palmer Harding are doing well with their inventive shirt-based pieces. Continue reading

Buy Burberry’s SS14 nail shades now (but get a wiggle on)

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Burberry has followed in Chanel’s footsteps when it comes to off-the-catwalk beauty. In fact, it has gone even further, releasing it SS14 nail colours well ahead of the curve. If you’re quick, you can order a set of its six spring polishes (£90) to be delivered within three weeks. (Deadline for placing orders is 30th September.) Continue reading

Valextra’s new direction with Alvaro Gonzalez

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Valextra is about to get a whole lot more attention and I’m slightly torn. New design director Alvaro Gonzalez (previously at Jimmy Choo) has injected a glam fashion element to the Valextra SS14 offer with some shinier textures and softer shapes. Just look at the Trick Track in alligator below. I was always a fan of Valextra’s quiet modernist aesthetic so I’m hoping it won’t lose that, but I can’t deny that these bags are going to bring it more mainstream attention. (I have a hunch there will be more celebrity gifting too.)

Some of the designs showed up on Instagram. You can have a peek here…


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Buy Burberry’s SS14 runway coats now

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Burberry showed a lot of coats on it’s Spring-Summer 2014 runway. Of course, they were light spring coats, not heavy wool ones. And they were knitted, rather than waterproofs.

As is Burberry’s way, you can order these now online, meaning they will work for autumn as well as spring.

Here are three of my favourites – you have until September 30th to get your order in:

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London Fashion Week SS14: Day 5 highlights

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A new leathergoods name on my radar: La Contrie. It’s not cheap, it’s all bespoke and beautifully made – think Hermes, and you’re on the right track. The simple shapes in luxe skins stood out for me, particularly this crocodile bag…
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London Fashion Week SS14: Day 4 highlights

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Christopher Kane is a hotter ticket than ever and some suggested there was evidence he’s been Kering-ed. Well, there were certainly a lot of entry-level sweatshirts on show, AKA the new product category that’s proved a winning formula for Kenzo and Givenchy. Along with the hologram dresses (above, what were they made of?) and revisited Princess Margaret pleat pieces, I was wowed by these epic applique pop art dresses. Just brilliant.

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London Fashion Week SS14: Day 3 highlights

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Sophisticated, clean-cut pieces in an electric colour palette and tessellated prints at Preen – accompanied by David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Forbidden Colours. And look at that neon light installation…

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