I tried to keep this brief but it didn’t happen so here goes. First up: Margaret Howell. You don’t get many surprises here but that’s OK. With some designers I like to know what I’m getting and for AW12 we’re getting the perfect white shirt, trad fairisles, fitted twinsets, schoolgirl box-pleated skirts, indestructable tweed trench coats (an update on my navy wool one that kept the biting chill out all weekend) and boyish blazers. To finish off – low side ponytails, penny loafers and darling little olive green Tam-o-shanter hats. (more…)
Happy Halloween! Last week after a loooong day spent installing a giant-size scrapbook onto the walls of Blitz vintage department store in Hanbury Street, I headed to Lambs Conduit Street to check out another installation. Quentin Jones has turned the windows of the wonderful Darkroom concept store into ‘HAUNTED’, a witty, witchy 3-D assemblage featuring her signature photo-montage and moving image. (more…)
…Jonathan Saunders’ ravishing geometric-print silk scarves. Wear now, frame later!