Retail concepts

Blue Mountain School – not your average corner shop



floating staircase by Valentin Loellmann at Blue Mountain School London by Alastair Strong for NYT

If you’re planning a trip to London and want to see some retail newness, you’d be mad to miss Blue Mountain School.The name alone is artily seductive with its Rauschenburg-esque ‘Black Mountain College’ connotations, and the building… well you’ll have to see – and feel – for yourself.

The NYT has all the spoilers, but suffice to say a lot of time, money and thought has gone into this unique six-level Shoreditch corner store. (more…)



The DRG Retail Index: Uniqlo X Tomas Maier, H&M, John Lewis, Benetton, FeelUnique, ASOS



Uniqlo X Tomas Maier collaboration

Here’s our latest retail round up celebrating experimentalism and innovation on the high street. From the latest social campaigns to exciting new collections and retail formats, we’re watching…and shopping.


TOMAS MAIER X UNIQLO…IS COMING SOON

Tomas Maier, aka king of luxury loungewear is the latest designer to collaborate with Uniqlo on a capsule collection, hitting stores this May (above). Cue a Maier vision that riffs on fashion’s current love affair with sportswear but channels a more sophisticated resort-wear vibe. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Dior, Malin + Goetz, Depop, Nike and more!



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

1. ALL CHANGE AT DIOR (BUT WHAT ABOUT MARIA?)
Kim Jones Dior
The big fashion news of the week was the announcement that Dior’s longtime men’s designer, Kris Van Assche, is departing, and being replaced by Kim Jones, London’s street wear darling, formerly of Louis Vuitton menswear. But the word on my WhatsApps is… (more…)