Business of fashion

Dries Van Noten beauty is here



Dries Van Noten beauty and fragrance

Dries beauty is launching this week and they are really going for it.

The line launches tomorrow with not one fragrance but ten, along with 30 lipsticks (plus a lip balm), two colognes, soap, cream, combs, pocket mirrors and drawstring pouches.

Since Dries Van Noten joined Puig in 2018 I’ve been waiting for the introduction of beauty. (more…)



Bridging the 90s gap at Khaite AW22



Khaite AW22

“I aspire to look like a ‘90s-era Gap model,” Khaite’s Catherine Holstein told Business of Fashion at her AW22 New York Fashion Week show. It’s a handy descriptor, because 90s Gap was pretty special and there’s definitely a big 90s normcore mood pervading the air at the mo.

The AW22 Khaite show had a bit of that classic Gap energy mixed with 1990s Self Service magazine – all big leather jackets, small skirts, dark tights and light shoes. (more…)



Everybody wants to be Aimé Leon Dore



Aimé Leon Dore

Amazing really. There’s nothing fundamentally new about Aimé Leon Dore (chinos and varsity jackets – groundbreaking!), but the branding execution, styling, casting, collabs and community-building are masterful. It’s just had investment from LVMH and it seems to be the new preppy-revivalist playbook that everyone (read: Brooks Brothers, J Crew) is following closely.

The latest collection drops online at 11am EST tomorrow. (more…)



Ideas to steal from menswear aw22 street style



Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22 street style

Wow, menswear fashion week street style has moved on from the days of Pitti peacocks strutting in suits and monk-strap shoes. This season’s street style is as out there as you like, with mega oversized proportions (skinny jeans? We don’t know her!), clashing colours, skirts aplenty (layered over trousers) and supersized footwear, whether that’s chunky technical trainers or Rick Owens’ cult platforms*. (Do not talk to me about Crocs).

I’ve picked out the more subdued examples from Acielle’s beautiful shots. Key trends: visible-from-Mars MA1s and puffers (but more glam than gorpcore), elevated utilitarian headgear (balaclavas, bucket hats, beanies in outré colours and proportions), cross-body pouches (again, in the boldest, brightest interpretations) and most unexpected – neck ties!

It’s kind of great to see men taking so many risks with their style, even though in many cases it looks like a hot, uncoordinated mess. Wait, haute mess is a thing? Oh, that’s OK then…

Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde Milan AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN Street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Acielle
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