THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Ami, Céline, Prada 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…

Ami menswear for women
Having shown women wearing its menswear collection on its runways for successive seasons, Ami has official launched womenswear. Apparently, it noticed that 35-40% of sales were made to women and decided to act. Good call! I’ve always liked the typically Parisian smart-casual menswear from Ami, especially the knits and leather jackets. Initially the ‘menswear for women’ product will be available exclusively in Ami’s Paris Rue de Grenelle boutique so that founder Alexandre Mattiussi can meet the customers and see how they respond to it. One to watch…


Hedi Slimane Celine artistic director
Who else is excited at the prospect of Hedi Slimane at Céline? LVMH announced the news on Twitter saying that Slimane will return to the group as artistic, creative and image director of Céline from next month. His remit will include men’s fashion, couture and fragrances. Yes, I think it’s time for a Céline fragrance…


Prada aw18 frontback by Rem Koolhaas Photography Arnaud Lafeuillade
I have a love-hate relationship with backpacks. I love how they look and what they represent (freedom, functionality), yet in the city they can be a nightmare. Cue spatially unaware commuters and tourists whacking me in the face with them on an hourly basis. What I really love: frontpacks! It took an architect to make this obvious, seen at the Prada AW18 menswear show, in which Rem Koolhaas collaborated with Prada on a square black nylon number. I really think it could be interesting to see some fashion brands create ergonomic ‘backpacks’ specifically designed to wear on your front. Consider that a challenge…


Everyone needs to go and see The Post. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are perfectly cast as executive editor and publisher of the Washington Post exposing the underhand workings of Nixon’s government. Apart from fantastic acting and storytelling, the creative direction, cinematography and costumes are brilliant at conveying the tension and high testosterone drama of the political newsroom

Would you wear a Brooke Shields clothing line? (Good news if you would…)

Here’s a corker of an interview with Nick Logan, who started Smash Hits, The Face and Arena on Gary Crowley’s My London show

Why don’t all restaurants make their own bespoke hand wash…?

If you’re a SHOWstudio fan, look out for me on Wednesday 24th January when I’ll be on a live panel talking about one of my favourite couture shows…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Ami; LVMH; Dazed/Arnaud Lafeuillade
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