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Who’s excited for London Fashion Week?



Raf Simons

It’s been off the boil for a few seasons but it looks like London Fashion Week will be back in full IRL technicolour come September. So far, we’ve had news of Burberry and JW Anderson returning and Raf Simons showing in London for the first time (omg!). But just you wait (‘enry ‘iggins), I’m sure there will be more surprise announcements.

Do we dare hope for Phoebe Philo? What’s going on with that BTW? (more…)



Jessica Ogden is doing fashion again



Jessica Ogden X APC

Good to see Jessica Ogden doing a full fashion collection. And for A.P.C no less. Taking inspo from the patchwork quilts she has designed for A.P.C for quite a number of years, this capsule features quilted denim, patchwork plaid and smocking details using leftover A.P.C fabrics.

Unsurprisingly the collection is being snapped up fast. Look out for the Jessica Overshirt (above), Rjae Overshirt (a patchwork jacket for men), Andrea Jeans (a perfect mid-blue crop) and the Nicole Jacket, a soft, lightweight denim. (more…)



On my radar: Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace



Jane Fonda roller skating at Flipper's

On my wish list: a new book about roller skating.

I remember reading about Flipper’s, the short-lived LA roller disco (owned by Liberty Ross’s dad) a few years ago. There was talk of a film and then… nothing. Instead, we have this great softback from Idea Books, “Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace” (launching October 15th), documenting the rink, the scene and the free-living era – accompanied by some fantastic pictures of course. (more…)



Sounds of summer



I have three uplifting music recs to make this summer.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the cinema for the first time in over a year and it was so worth it. (It was also pretty empty.) We saw Summer of Soul, a wonderfully observed documentary revisiting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Never heard of it? That’s because it was completely overshadowed by Woodstock. TV producer Hal Tulchin’s 40 hours of footage were relegated to a dusty basement for 50 years until Summer of Soul’s director Ahmir Thompson (aka Questlove) decided it was time to edit, update and air them.

Wow. Everything about it is fantastic – the clothes, the music, the performances, not to mention the emotional recollections from people who were there. (more…)