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…)
Best casting and styling ever from Haider Ackermann’s first menswear show. Early trends coming through for menswear ss14 include structured tunic tees, 50s Harrington jackets, post-pop graphics and sloganeering, lots of leather, extreme trouser shapes (super-wide peg at Topman Design, meggings at Gucci, culottes at Jil Sander) and more wonkiness following aw13. Plus on the hair front, lots of fabulous quiffy dos!
Liberty‘s press day is one of the highlights of the whole 2-month-long press day circuit. There’s always something new going on with the store (this year it’s the extension of the accessories hall into a space that will reach back to Kingly Street opening on May 1st) and the buyers are on hand to chat through their choices. Womenswear buyer Stephanie Jones, who I first met doing the Liberty Best Of British Open Call last year, gave me a wee tour… (more…)