Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1) IS AMAZON LOOKING TO BUY NET-A-PORTER?
The big news story of the week was the one that reported Amazon is in talks to buy Net-a-Porter. As Amazon has been desperate to carve a slice of the high end e-commerce pie for, well, ever, this is an interesting move. Business of Fashion has the best analysis*. (*Drat, BOF is down for maintenance! Forbes has the story here, with an update saying Amazon denies the talks…)
2)YOHJI YAMAMOTO X SANRIO
Just when I thought I’d grown out of Hello Kitty, along comes this curveball. Yohji Yamamoto has teamed up with Sanrio to design Kitty’s, a new line of character-based clothing and accessories. The tees, sweats and jackets will feature the likes of Hello Kitty and My Melody, with product dropping in Tokyo’s Isetan Shinjuku store and a shopping centre in Osaka.
3) CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA LAUNCHES SNEAKERS
What does the Charlotte Olympia girl wear in her athleisure downtime? Why, Charlotte Olympia sneakers of course – sexy, pop arty, chi-chi ones in blush pink satin, animal print and gold leather trim. Get them at Charlotte’s new boutique in Harvey Nichols and online at Harveynichols.com from April (from £345).
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Net-a-Porter via Vogue; Yohji Yamamoto via Masaryk.tv