Design

Lacoste: ‘a uniform for busy lives’



Lacoste by Anders Edstrom

This is a good read in How To Spend It about the new Lacoste, as reimagined by Louise Trotter. Menswear jackets have been cut by a Parisian military tailor using Japanese technical wools, which gives them instant utility-luxe kudos in my book. And the oversized deconstructed knits are just fab. (more…)



Buy it now: Slvrlake denim non-stretch straight-leg cuts



Slvrlake denim

Another new L.A denim brand on the block. Despite being a denim buyer for Selfridges (which has a great denim buy), Gary Edgley – along with his wiife Louise – couldn’t find any jeans on the market that he liked, so did what seems to be the done thing these days in this situation, he started his own companySlvrlake Denim.

Slvrlake Denim has the kind of 80-90s cuts I like; straight leg silhouettes reminiscent of 501s, rather than skinny, stretch Y2K fits. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Studio Nicholson SNJP



Studio Nicholson SNJP

My favourite fabric geek has just released what sounds like the best collection ever. ‘Scuse the hyperbole, but Nick Wakeman loves her fabrics and she knows her stuff too. The founder and creative director of Studio Nicholson has paid tribute to her obsession for Japanese fabrics and culture with a new line, SNJP. (more…)