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Trend report: Margaret Howell SS23



Margaret Howell SS23 Collection

The Margaret Howell SS23 look book is in and I can honestly say it’s the best ever.

It’s giving post-punk-meets-90s-Vogue-Italia vibes, with an air of Stella Tennant tomboy in the best possible way. I think a big part is the hair and casting, aided and abetted by the very off-piste styling (by Beat Bollinger).

Margaret Howell has pushed the styling envelope in recent years but not quite this far. On the hanger, these pieces are likely rather straight laced and classic (which I love) but the suggestion of more interesting ways to wear them elevates them to high fashion status.


Margaret Howell SS23 Collection

Margaret Howell
Margaret Howell
Margaret Howell SS23 Collection

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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The culture of fashion: Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition



Loulou de la Falaise - Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in avenue Marceau is fast becoming an essential part of the Paris Fashion Week itinerary. To coincide with this season’s shows, October 10th sees the opening of “Gold by Yves Saint Laurent“, a celebration of the ‘magical’ colour he used from his very first collection in 1962.

Alongside opulent sequin and lamé couture pieces, gilded accessories and objects, will be more than 300 pieces of jewellery designed by Saint Laurent muse and garconne icon, Loulou de la Falaise (above). Other highlights include rare perfume bottles, signature gold buttons (below) and surrealist finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne (below).

Gold Buttons - Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent Finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne

Yves Saint Laurent was an early adopter in recognising the archival value of his collections. By 1974, as part of a patrimonialization policy, he was already marking with an ‘M’ the key pieces that he wanted to be included in his museum. Now of course, every luxury house has a culture division and regular schedule of exhibitions and global shows.

Book tickets for the Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Loulou de la Falaise; Gold buttons; Finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne
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Lucas Ossendrijver for Theory Project has landed



Theory Project by Lucas Ossendrijver

Quick heads-up, the Theory Project collection* by Lucas Ossendrijver has landed. It looks pretty good and there seem to be plenty of sizes in stock (the twill trousers* seem popular though).

I’m all about the classics (here’s a re-cap), which I’ve linked in the shopping gallery below for easy access. Any faves? (more…)



Bring on Blazy’s Bottega (and his Strand book bags)



Bottega Veneta aw22 ad campaign Matthieu Blazy

The new Bottega Veneta AW22 ad campaign has dropped and its clearer than ever to see the commercial potential in Matthieu Blazy’s new vision. I never quite warmed to the clickbait-leaning Daniel Lee aesthetic – Blazy’s seems altogether more sophisticated.

I can see shades of Raf (in the knitwear) and Phoebe-era Celine in the classic-cool styling. There’s enough OG Bottega in the intrecciato leather bags* and is that a nod to Ghesquiere-era Balenciaga (where Blazy first interned) in the curvilinear tailoring and shoe shapes*? The campaign imagery is shot by a coterie of up-and-coming photographers, celebrating craft, community and travel. (more…)