“Product is only one part of the luxury narrative. I want to use Louis Vuitton’s history with travel to really look at different cultures around the world to help make all our humanity visible. When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together. Fashion on this level can really open eyes.”
Virgil Abloh, on his appointment as menswear artistic director at Louis Vuitton, New York Times (more…)
In our very modern gender neutral society it seems silly to segregate men’s and womenswear. Yes our bodies have their differences but it seems there are more similarities. When it comes to casual wear – knitwear, tees, bombers, hoodies, Rick Owens-y tunics and the like, I think we can agree it’s fair to share. (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 and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
1. AMI LAUNCHES WOMENSWEAR
Having shown women wearing its menswear collection on its runways for successive seasons, Ami has official launched womenswear. Apparently, it noticed that 35-40% of sales were made to women and decided to act. Good call! I’ve always liked the typically Parisian smart-casual menswear from Ami, especially the knits and leather jackets. (more…)