Business of Fashion

Doha photo diary



Some more photos from my trip to Doha, which I’m only just getting around to uploading now. In two days we jam-packed a trip to the Museum of Islamic Art, a walk through the souk, the Toujouri store launch party, a dinner, followed by a crazy brunch in the middle of the desert where first our two Land Rovers literally raced each other across the sand dunes. Oh yeah and we rode camels Sex & The City style… while taking Twitpics obviously. (more…)



My takeaway tips from Liberty’s Best of British Open Call



Liberty Open call

A couple of weekends ago I was invited to be part of Liberty’s excellent initiative, the Best of British Open Call. Sitting alongside associate womenswear buyer Stephanie Jones, I was on hand to give instant feedback to fashion designers who were chasing their dream of being stocked in Liberty. (more…)



A dieu Dior?



Interesting news that Hedi Slimane has left Dior Homme. The genius designer has been making too many demands on LVMH and so they’ve passed the baton to Kris van Assche from Belgium. Like the demise of Helmut Lang and Jil Sander, this marks the end of an era. Even if Slimane decides to launch his own label I doubt it will be remembered in the same way as Hedi Slimane For Dior Homme. During his time at Dior, Slimane pioneered a whole new lean and youthful silhouette for men, much like Giorgio Armani did with his unstructured menswear in the eighties. Collectors, best start snapping up those remaining bits of Dior Homme, they will be like gold dust from now on.