Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. VALENTINO X ZANDRA RHODES
If you loved the Zandra Rhodes prints at the Valentino SS17 show, then you can see more behind the inspiration and process on the Zandra Rhodes website. The word ‘collaboration’ gets thrown around a lot, but this is a true collab, where both sides are equally supportive and excited about it. (more…)
If I was a foot taller, this would totally be my London Fashion Week look. The tailored coat, the chunky knits, the super-wide trousers – who needs overstated, peacock-wear when you can just throw this lot on? (more…)
We see lots (and lots) of blogs and features about personal style – what tastemakers like to wear and how they wear it. And I love those, but we don’t see much about the mechanics of design and why some things just work. Why a shirt sits just so, how to achieve a perfectly-fitting sweater. At Studio Nicholson, it’s part of an internal code known as ‘JND’ – just noticeable difference. A phrase used by psychologists and designers, ‘just noticeable difference’ refers to those elements that may not be immediately visible but be assured, they serve a purpose. (more…)
Who doesn’t love a bit of Net-a-Porter newness? New to the site is Sacai (above) and Studio Nicholson. If you’re not au fait with Studio Nicholson, read up on the brand in this post from 2012. It’s rooted in a menswear sensibility with easy pieces for fuss-free living. Cultish Japanese brand Sacai is known for its subverted classics; think deconstructed biker jackets, frill-edged shirts and bomber jacket-dresses. And if you’re just looking for a spring colour injection, you’ll find it at Smythson, Sophie Hulme and Stella McCartney, new in at Net-a-Porter.
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