Regular denim is famously un-ecofriendly to produce, thanks partly to the amount of water and chemicals needed to manufacture conventional cotton. But Pangaia – known for its textile innovation – has addressed this. Its own creation, PANettle is made using nettle, organic cotton and PPRMINT (a peppermint oil that stops your clothes smelling). The result is a unique type of denim that looks as good as the classic type but has a softer feel and doesn’t harm the environment. (more…)
Fashion month has kicked off and it feels like it’s properly back. Quite rightly there’s a concurrent spotlight on newer talent and younger businesses, who will need extra help in reorienting themselves after the ravages of the pandemic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many mentoring projects!
The 8th LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers just took place, with the main prize won by Nensi Dojaka and three designers sharing the Karl Lagerfeld Prize of €150K each (congrats to my fave, Lukhanyo Mdingi). While prize money is great, it’s not everything. (Remember Thomas Tait’s experience?) So alongside the cash, the LVMH Prize offers access to LVMH’s top tier of luxury business experts, helping designers to bolster their businesses and develop their brands.
If you loved the hazy painterly mood of our latest #drgpetitdejeuner shoot, hair and make-up artist Niki Black is here with a handy how-to beauty breakdown. We shot on a balmy August weekend, portraying that particularly delicious post-summer mood just before everything cools down into autumn. We wanted a look that complemented the romance of a summer garden, while having an element of casual realness that was easy to achieve. (more…)
Summer mornings. Is there anything more pathos-inducing than the idea of our glorious summer dissipating into a distant memory? Will we look back in years to come on the Summer Of 2018 as the year of golden sunrises, a dreamlike did-it-really-happen myth, never to be experienced again in our lifetime? Hmmm, maybe that’s a tad melodramatic, but there’s something extra special about sun-soaked August mornings, especially those spent amongst lush foliage and blush-hued hydrangeas as far as the eye can see.
On the upside, this in-between gap of post-summer, not-quite-autumn has its own brand of optimism. (more…)