…Maria Cornejo is the toast of NYFW and Pam Hogg is the hot ticket for LFW. “What next,” spluttered my PR pal over tea and finger sandwiches in Liberty yesterday afternoon, “the return of Bodymap?” Um, actually yes. Bodymap’s Stevie Stewart has cooked up a collection with Pippa Brooks (AKA Madame) called Goldstein Attire. Not quite the graphic knits and jerseys of back-in-the-day Bodymap (above) but the spirit of the eighties is certainly there. Watch this space.
…Harem pants, leggings and jumpsuits are selling like hot cupcakes not only in American Apparel but M&S and Next.
…Marc Jacobs’ AW09 collection ‘melded together the power-dressed party posse in their brocade, power shoulders and puffball skirts with the Blitz kids in their laquered hair, brothel creepers and fishnet,’ according to Grazia Daily.
…Minder has been reimagined for the noughties complete with Glaswegian band Attic Lights’ re-recording of ’I Could Be So Good For You’. (Oh dear.)
…River Island unveiled its We Love The Eighties collection last week which is unleashed on the public in March.
Men in silk scarves. Should be a no-no, right? And yet, these guys look perfectly relaxed and appropriate and not camp in the least (well, apart from the one with the Warhol-style coiff but even he looks great). Let’s break it down.
No 1 has just the right nonchalance to pull off a half-done knot and the rest of the outfit is understated thus letting the scarf do the talking.
No 2 has this whole studied-unstudied thing going on with the crumpled but tucked-in shirt, the rolled up sleeves and the subtle colour-matching of glasses to scarf. I think the word here is ‘comfortable’. He makes it look so easy!
No 3 is doing what I would have thought was impossible and making a silk square and a hoodie look uncontrived. How? Maybe it’s the attitude…?
I really like no 4 but that scarf arrangement would drive me nuts. How do you put a jacket or coat over it without constant readjustments? It looks bloody good though…
This last look is something very similar to what my D would do and maybe me too. It’s all about classic pieces. Individually, the jumper, coat, trousers and shoes, and indeed the scarf are quiet components but put together they just have a certain style that you can’t put your finger on.
Conclusion: Let’s see more boys in silk scarves please…
Hermes: Style.com. Others: The Sartorialist.com]
Popping into the Kurt Geiger Fashionistas party at the St Martins Lane hotel last night, I was rather taken with these Luella-esque lovelies – dramatically festooned with their own fancy net veils like little cocktail hats! (more…)