Shopping

On man bags, Mr Porter and fashion versus function



A while ago I read a statistic that stayed in my head. It predicted that sales of man bags (in the US) would increase by 23% by 2013. Well here you go, with the launch of Mr Porter, the menswear market has stepped up a gear and as with womenswear, accessories are looking to account for rather a large portion of market share. (more…)



Pippa does print-on-print with panache!




Who’s been following Alison Mosshart’s ‘Today I’m Wearing’ on Vogue.co.uk? I have and I notice she likes a bit of animal print. A lot of animal print. I’m partial to it in small doses (mainly my ocelot-spot boots from R Soles) but some people really know how to take it to the limit. Hello Pippa Brooks in your Fiorucci-stylee kimono-meets-sofa-meets-socks-meets-boots mashup! (more…)



AW11 press day highlights part 6: McQ by Alexander McQueen



The McQ AW11 collection is being produced in-house for the first time since PPR took back control of the brand from the licencee. It looks like McQ is going to stick to a signature, punk-flavoured ‘London’ look, referencing key youth culture themes – tartan, denim, kilts, schoolgirl blazers. The quality is great and I was told that the price would be slightly more accesible than previous collections.

These jackets are special customised pieces ‘mainly for press’. I’m not entirely sure whether that means they won’t go into production or whether they’re to order only…
(more…)