“I feel like the industry is going through sort of a collaboration exhaustion, and I didn’t want to add any more to that conversation if I didn’t have anything new to say. If we do this, I said, we have to do it in a way where we don’t sacrifice any design integrity…After visiting the stores, I realized the quality is really amazing.” Peter Do, Vogue.
The Peter Do x Banana Republic collab sounds promising doesn’t it? While we await his debut collection for Helmut Lang at NYFW next month, we’re being teased with this capsule Banana Republic semi-reveal, which lands in October. (more…)
“The aspirational retail world has been taken over by big luxury brands. That’s what they’ve done in East Hampton. But my customer is no longer aspirational. They don’t want logos or any of that stuff. They’re done.” Tiina Laakkonen, New York Times(more…)
“There’s something about caterers that they love blue cheese, caviar or salmon roe, and Champagne, which has to create the worst breath situation possibly known to man. Throw in a little bit of dill, and you’re done. Tragic. It’s so disgusting … My one strategy is to stand by the door to the kitchen where the servers are coming out. Then you get them right when the food is coming out. If you stand away from the kitchen, by the time it gets to you, the little macaroni-and-cheeses or mini grilled cheeses nobody else ate have coagulated, and the servers have been bumped around so they’re not in the best mood.” Jenna Lyons, Bon Appétit(more…)
Not wanting to wish August away but… it’s not feeling very ‘summer vibes’ here atm. So please indulge my early preview of Margaret Howell AW23 comfort dressing.
Margaret Howell is continuing its run of modern utility-luxe dressing, with increasingly gender-fluid styling and casting that I’m fully on board with. I love this 80s-utility vibe which feels like a cross between old money Burberry and army-surplus-thrifted-from-Laurence-Corner-circa-1985. (more…)