Paris Fashion Week

Press trip: 40 years of the Agnes b snap cardigan



 Agnes b snap cardigan exhibition

“Upstairs in a vintage boutique in Tokyo, where most of the clothes were from Comme des Garcons, Margiela, Sacai, Yamamoto, the proprietor had an entire rail of your cardigans. He said they went with everything and that when stocks ran low, people would start to get anxious!”

This is writer Sophie Fontanel penning a sort of love letter to Agnès b in the Assouline book, The Snap Cardigan. (more…)



Newsflash: Watch the Dries van Noten AW18 live discussion



Dries Van Noten AW18 by Sonny Vandevelde

Quick one: If you enjoyed my punditry on the Valentino Couture show on SHOWstudio last month, I’ll be repeating the act this week! Tune in to SHOWstudio tomorrow at 5pm GMT to watch the Dries van Noten AW18 show and hear me live in conversation with panel host Rosanna Falconer along with Mimma Viglezio, Caroline Burstein and Shonagh Marshall.

These panels are always super insightful as we don’t just talk about the show in question (more…)



The curious case of Andre Walker



andre walker ss18

An unexpected highlight of Paris Fashion Week was the Andre Walker presentation at Musee des Art Decoratifs. A former designer under Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and at Jacobs’ own label, Walker recreated pieces he first designed in the mid-80s. (more…)



At Self Service, content matters



Claire Thomson Jonville Self Service

I’m not a big fan of the word ‘content’. Too often it signifies churned out ‘filler’ that brands use because they feel they need ‘something’ on their endless marketing channels. (Which they do, but it could be much more meaningful than the same content we see everywhere.) Hopefully Ezra Petronio will help change that with his Self Service spin off, Content Matters. (more…)