how it’s made

Long read: What I saw at the Lalique factory and museum



Lalique factory cold working workshop

While the business of luxury has flung open its damask curtains in recent years, there’s one area that remains a relatively closed affair; the inner workings of the factory.

Factory, atelier, workshop, call it what you will, luxury brands like to reveal a limited, curated view (as witnessed by the craftsmanship porn videos flooding their social media feeds). But it’s rare that they open their doors to outside visitors. Which is precisely why a posh factory tour is one of my favourite perks of the job (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Mr Porter, Glossier, Tiffany, Anya Hindmarch and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. INTRODUCING MR.P – FUTURE-PROOF FASHION FROM MR PORTER

Mr P by Mr Porter
Mr Porter has entered the own-label fray with Mr P, a collection of ‘future-proof’ pieces. Alongside core staples, there will be five limited-edition capsules every year, each inspired by a style icon. (more…)



Juxtaposed



Matisse in the studio Royal Academy exhibition

I had the loveliest, creative week last week. All the planets aligned and sent me off to visit friends in a far off land (Eastbourne), to an excellent film screening (the Dries van Noten movie ) and to the Matisse In the Studio exhibition, where I reacquainted myself with a long lost friend.

I loved Dries, the movie. (more…)



On archives and exhibitions: Balenciaga, Jessica Ogden, Cartier, George Rodger



Balenciaga Shaping Fashion exhibition at V&A

London is enjoying a golden age of art and fashion exhibitions. You could easily do nothing else all day but soak up one multi-sensorial orgy after another. I made Hockney at Tate Britain by the skin of my teeth and I’m currently gearing up for Matisse in the Studio (more…)