Zandra Rhodes

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VALENTINO, STUDIO NICHOLSON, MAC, GOOGLE



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
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…)



All the heart emojis for Valentino SS17



1 Valentino ss17

“As much as we believe today’s customers know who is designing what, plenty don’t. The revolving door of talent is just too continuous. Ultimately, they just want to put beautiful things in their closet they don’t already own.” Wise words from Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s senior vice president and fashion director in the New York Times this week.

As such, Zandra Rhodes prints and mini-me lipstick cases were the headline grabbers at Valentino SS17 (more…)



On royal dressing and fashion rules



If you enjoyed watching Princess Diana’s Dresses: The Auction, you might fancy Kensington Palace’s new summer exhibition, Fashion Rules (sponsored by Estee Lauder Companies).

Showcasing the regal style of Diana, Princess Margaret and HM The Queen, it reveals the ‘rules’ of royal style throughout the decades. My favourite outfits are Princess Margaret’s 1950s gowns. As the most glamorous royal at the time, there was less pressure for her to wear British designers so she fully indulged in the likes of the plunging Dior hourglass gown pictured above (worn to her 21st birthday party in 1953) and the Marc Bohan for Dior fur coat, below… (more…)



Last chance to see British Design 1948-2012: Innovation In The Modern Age at the V&A



Yikes where is the time going? Just remembered to post these pics of the BRITISH DESIGN 1948-2012: INNOVATION IN THE MODERN AGE exhibition at the V&A which finishes on August 12th. (more…)