While the business of luxury has flung open its damask curtains in recent years, there’s one area that remains a relatively closed affair; the inner workings of the factory.
Factory, atelier, workshop, call it what you will, luxury brands like to reveal a limited, curated view (as witnessed by the craftsmanship porn videos flooding their social media feeds). But it’s rare that they open their doors to outside visitors. Which is precisely why a posh factory tour is one of my favourite perks of the job (more…)
My WhatsApp has been abuzz with the news that Dries van Noten has sold a majority share of his company to Spanish luxury group, Puig.
Dries has famously said that he loves the size of his company, having independent control and isn’t interested in vast expansion. He is respected for not pandering to the fast cycle of fashion and arguably, the appeal of his clothes is that they’re designed with an individual point of view, they age with you and become part of your look. (more…)
I’m a sucker for Top Shelf-style beauty features. The Top Shelf interview is still the main reason I visit Into The Gloss; its format of first person narrative with real life-style flash photography launched an entire movement of beauty confessional storytelling. It’s made it completely acceptable to snoop in people’s bathrooms and makeup bags and arguably boosted the beauty industry with its resulting #fomo shopping splurges. (more…)
I don’t know what I love more – Dior’s fantastical Cruise 2019 Toile de Jouy coats or Jamie Stoker’s fantastic backstage pictures. He has become one of my favourite fashion week photographers, delicately capturing the proceedings on analogue film.