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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Vogue, Style.com, The Estee Edit, Deciem and more!



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

1. VENETIA SCOTT APPOINTED FASHION DIRECTOR OF BRITISH VOGUE
Venetia Scott appointed Vogue Fashion director
It’s been such a weird week this week. We’re still in post-election chaos and then the news of the West London tower block fire has shocked and horrified us all. I’ve lived in West London all my life so this is very close to home. But there were a few chinks of good news. I’m really happy to hear that Venetia Scott has been appointed Fashion Director of Vogue. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VETEMENTS, SPACE NK, APPLE, SACAI, LEICA



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

1. STYLE.COM IS SELLING THE VERY FIRST VETEMENTS COLLECTION*
Vetements reissues its first collection
Style.com has had a bit of stick since its launch as an ecommerce site (hmmm, Conde Nast is not having the greatest month), but one thing it’s standing out for: exclusive collabs. Latest is this Vetements one, in which you can buy pieces reissued from the very first collection*.

*except the jeans – they aren’t up yet (more…)



Thoughts on the new Gucci



Gucci Aw15

Is Gucci about to have a Saint Laurent moment? Remember the brouhaha at first sighting of Hedi’s womenswear debut? It wasn’t pretty. (The reaction I mean, I liked the clothes.) The reaction was similarly confused when new Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele first showed his menswear collection in January. It was so removed from heritage Gucci, sexy Tom Ford Gucci or sophisticated Frida Giannini Gucci that lots of hands were wrung. (more…)



Quote of the day: Raf Simons on fast tech



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“I have a huge disinterest in technologies that accelerate cultural speed. Immediately, they make me uncomfortable. But I’m fascinated by what society is becoming, and its evolution. I am watching the behaviour more than the thing itself…I am more interested in mystique and romance, what’s difficult to find, aesthetics that are not in your face. There are things you immediately know are surface, and other things the opposite, and I’m more interested in the opposite. When you find everything so easily, you don’t look deeply anymore and you don’t investigate anymore. And you get bored.”
Raf Simons, 032c via Style.com