Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. STYLE.COM IS SELLING THE VERY FIRST VETEMENTS COLLECTION*
Style.com has had a bit of stick since its launch as an ecommerce site (hmmm, Conde Nast is not having the greatest month), but one thing it’s standing out for: exclusive collabs. Latest is this Vetements one, in which you can buy pieces reissued from the very first collection*.
*except the jeans – they aren’t up yet
2. A SPACE NK INNOVATION LAB IS COMING TO REGENT STREET
While we await more details of Sephora’s return to the UK (it’s coming to Westfield Stratford, people!), here’s exciting news from Space NK. The beauty retailer opens its global flagship in Regent Street on 11th November, promising a one-off concept store that serves as an innovation lab. Called ‘The Innovation by Space NK’ it will be an experiential beauty hub acting as a test bed for new products as well as an on site beauty school for staff.
3. CAN APPLE SAVE BATTERSEA POWER STATION?
Could Battersea be the next tech hub? Apple has announced plans to move the majority of its London staff into a new ‘London campus’ at the beleaguered Battersea Power Station site by 2021. The imposing art deco building is a London landmark that has lain empty for years, despite numerous attempts to revive it for various purposes. This December will see the first residents move into the multi-functioning building complex, with shops and restaurants to follow next spring.
4. WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT SACAI HANDBAGS
Sacai is launching handbags! Here’s what we know:
Katie Hillier is helping to develop the designs – she has consulted for practically every luxury handbag company of note after all
There are 6 styles
They start at €950
Colette has the exclusive, selling them on Monday immediately after Sacai’s SS17 show in Paris. Selfridges, Bergdorf’s and other retailers will get them on December 1st
Read more at Business of Fashion
5. SHAKE IT LIKE A LEICA
Leica is entering the instant camera game with the Leica Sofort Instant camera, which uses either Fujifilm Instax Mini film, or its own version. At £230, it’s around twice the price of the Michael Kors gold Fujifilm equivalent (but possibly less ubiquitous). The Leica Sofort Instant camera comes out in November.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Style.com; Space NK; The Telegraph; Sacai; Leica
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