Designers

Gentlewoman style: École de Curiosités



Ecole de curiosites white matisse jacket

New brand alert! Weepingly expensive but how beautiful. I discovered École de Curiosités via the Tiina The Store e-newsletter. It’s a Franco-Japanese brand by designer Hans Ito, produced in France from delicious-sounding new and vintage fabrics like ‘typewriter cotton’. Very much in the Egg-meets-Sofie-D’Hoore mould, it’s all roomy dresses,  boyish shirts and relaxed linen tailoring. (more…)



London loves: Sophie Hulme



Sophie Hulme Chiltern street store

Some lovely news for London retail. Sophie Hulme has just opened her boutique on Chiltern Street, joining Marylebone neighbours, Bella Freud, Mouki Mou, Cire Trudon, Trunk and Monocle Cafe (plus, Mr DRG’s fave haunt, John Simons). If you don’t know it, Chiltern Street is such a delightful shopping street, a block or two from Marylebone High Street, with a feeling of stumbling upon a secret discovery. In fact, when one high profile magazine editor discovered Mouki Mou, she didn’t tell her team for months lest they ruin the magic. (more…)



On my radar: Acephala



Acephala Warsaw ss18

Every so often a label appears out of nowhere that piques my interest. Acephala is one of them. A four-year-old Polish brand that’s rooted in women’s rights with conceptual inspirations that are more wonky than worthy.

For example, its SS18 collection entitled ‘on how to be creative and not get mad’ championed ‘work wear’ pieces in Japanese denim, virgin wool and anti-crease tech fabrics. (more…)



Eckhaus Latta on art, commerce and how we shop now



Eckhaus Latta Possessed at the Whitney Museum of American Art

“On the day to day, we are a lot more synonymous to being fashion designers, but we’re also still interested in asking these questions and engaging with our audience in a way that isn’t strictly about commerce. We’re so honored that our world has allowed us to do that.”

This looks like a good exhibition by Zoe Latta (quoted above) and Mike Eckhaus, aka fashion designers Eckhaus Latta, just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (more…)