Design

Introducing Browns’ ‘Melissa’ handbag (and some other nan bags I’m eyeballing)




During my recent two-day residency at Browns, alongside the Club Monaco knits and Celine sunglasses, I couldn’t help cuddling a particular little lady-bag in pebbled grey leather. It turned out this classic, structured number is a new member of the Browns family – the very first own-label handbag. (more…)



On Louis Vuitton, Peter Beard and mood board moments



Contrary to Tom Ford’s ‘keep it exclusive’ stance, it’s becoming more common for fashion followers to expect a preview of the new collections in some form or other. We already have the pre-show behind-the-scenes tweets (Pat McGrath is single handedly killing it with her menswear show tweets this week), but I’m also loving the revealing of the mood board – as seen in yesterday’s piece by Suzy Menkes on Kim Jones’ first collection for Louis Vuitton. (more…)



Blackberry Playbook: the accessories



It’s here! No, not the super-streamlined Blackberry Playbook but its accompanying collection of deluxe accessories. Winkreative commissioned seven leading accessory brands to whizz up these lush cases to tote the device in and I think they’ve done a pretty wonderful job. (more…)



Trend alert: SS12 – Prints get punchier



Something tells me that punchy, head-to-toe prints will be the new colour-block come SS12. Taking the lead from Prada ss11, we have seen extreme, colourful prints from three highly influential brands: Celine resort ss12, Preen resort ss12 and Prada menswear ss12. (more…)