Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, THE MOVIE
So an Alexander McQueen biopic has been announced which should be very interesting. I can’t imagine it’s an easy film to get made, so many people to keep happy. You want to tell a compelling story but equally you need the notoriously protective family, friends and Kering gatekeepers to comply. But onto more important things… such as who will play Isabella Blow?
2. J.W. ANDERSON AND EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL
Editorialised retail, curated spaces, call it what you want, Jonathan Anderson has it nailed. The former window dresser has pitched up next door to the Ace Hotel with J.W. Anderson Workshops, a suitably vague term for what is definitely not a flagship store. But it does sell stuff. Mainly ‘experiences’… Read more here.
3. LOUIS VUITTON AW16
Nothing less than killer menswear styling at Louis Vuitton AW16 menswear courtesy of Alister Mackie, incorporating some rather wonderful diamond and silver brooches by Jade Jagger…
4. SEPHORA SUPPORTS NEXT-GEN START-UPS
It’s great to see a huge brand like Sephora embracing womenomics in a big and genuine way. Sephora is supporting the next generation of beauty talent with a programme designed to train and nurture young start-ups. The Sephora Accelerates programme aims to give more than 50 women-led beauty businesses a leg-up by 2020 via boot camps, mentorship, and small loans. Read more on WGSN.
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Nick Waplington, Mark Blower, Schohaja, Kim Jones, Sephora