Quite often the menswear shows give a peek into what the womenswear shows will look like. Even more so if you like your womenswear on the non froufrou side. So here’s a primer to myself on the menswear AW19 highlights so far. Valentino, Prada, and Jil Sander had the best knits, Vetements, the most interesting concept, and Dior and Raf Simons the best accessories.
Vetements was really interesting to me. A commentary on the dark web, the hoodie-balaclava hybrids were creepy but also symbolic of people wanting to withdraw into themselves. (more…)
Haider Ackermann is one of the best colourists in the biz, and, as it happens, one of the best leather workers too. These melt in your mouth leathers from Berluti menswear AW18 are just ravishing, both in texture and colour. And the sleek monotone styling is superb, right down to the chisel-toed boots.
Plus, check out Stella Tennant and Liya Kebede making a stealth appearance in billowing parkas and tailored topcoats. And the cut and length of those trousers is perfection…. (more…)
Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. TIFFANY TARGETS TEENS
Forbes published a must-read article last week about the feelgood and experiential factor of social media. (Read it HERE.) Tiffany has been tapping right into this on Snapchat, most recently with its Snapchat lens, the first by a luxury brand. For one day it let users pop its #lovenotlike filter (which includes Tiffany hearts as eyes) over their pictures in a bid to engage its younger fan base. (more…)
My first men’s Paris Fashion Week was a wheeze of shows, presentations, exhibitions, parties and a tiny bit of shopping. Plus lots of people-watching outside cafes, drinking coffee and wafting pretend cigarettes. One of the most impressive presentations was the Berluti event in the lush Jardin du Palais Royal, I mean just look at the photos… (more…)