Fashion shows

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Grenson, Matches



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

All attention has been on couture this week, with a wonderful Valentino show (Valentino is winning couture for me at the mo, not least for Pierpaolo’s studio antics), a pleasingly understated Dior show, and a shimmering Chanel show (watch my verdict on SHOWstudio). Elsewhere, these were my big stories…

BURBERRY X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Burberry X Vivienne Westwood collaboration
Now here’s a collab I can get behind. Burberry and Vivienne Westwood are joining forces to rework pieces from the Westwood archive in support of rainforest charity Cool Earth. (more…)



What to steal from Dries van Noten SS19 menswear



Dries van Noten SS19 by Sara Cimino for Hero

Sublime squiggles, optimistic rainbow colours, shiny surfaces, utilitarian silhouettes and casual tailoring were the hallmarks of the Dries van Noten SS19 menswear collection. There are always so many styling elements to steal from a Dries show. He’s a sublime colourist and this season he collaborated with the Verner Panton estate to achieve these outstanding undulating prints… (more…)



What to steal from Raf Simons SS19



Raf Simons SS19 Dazed

While the rest of the world is in turmoil, one thing can be relied upon; a classic Raf Simons show. All the hallmarks were present and correct for SS19; a youth culture theme (this time the sweet spot between punk and new wave), inspiration-appropriate music (Bela Lugosi is Dead by Bauhaus) and intriguing clothes that made you want to pinch to zoom. (more…)



We need to talk about Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton SS19



Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton SS19 via AP

As debuts go, the Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton SS19 show got all of the buzz and all of the love. The show sounds like a total emosh-fest, with Virgil and Kanye openly bawling all over each other at the finale. I wasn’t there but I saw it on the ‘Gram, which these days practically amounts to the same thing.

My verdict? It would have benefited with a much tighter edit. (more…)