I’m beginning to hate my puffer jacket. I just want to wear something insulating and protective but unrestricting, something like the many wonderful examples of outerwear shown at Lemaire AW22 last month.
Described as “an urban horde of modern-day hunter-gatherers,” the collection nailed Lemaire’s versatile trademarks – trench coats, soft overcoats, deconstructed blazers – for the 24-hour city girl (or boy). Accompanying the utility-luxe silhouettes and layered styling were equally desirable accessories. Cross-body bags to create graphic demarcation, knitted balaclavas (still around for 2022) and bougie leather water bottle holders. (more…)
“It’s like constantly having a little pebble in your shoe. If I’m having a conversation and I see a picture that isn’t hung right, I can’t focus. I’m desperate to go over and fix it. I’ve inherited that irritation, which is about not being happy until things are right.” Robin Birley, How To Spend It
What is it with me and small rectangular leather pochettes that go round your neck?
I’m at the stage in life where I’m constantly leaving my glasses in the other room. And now I’ve seen a chic solution. Del’ep is the elegant French company making simple, hand-crafted glasses holders from vegetable-tanned leather. Founded by former model and fashion garconne, Sigrid de l’Epine, the glasses cases are made to order in the Ile-de-France region and delivered within about three weeks. I love how understated and functional they are. There are Del’ep key holders, card holders and phone cases as well. (more…)
Amazing really. There’s nothing fundamentally new about Aimé Leon Dore (chinos and varsity jackets – groundbreaking!), but the branding execution, styling, casting, collabs and community-building are masterful. It’s just had investment from LVMH and it seems to be the new preppy-revivalist playbook that everyone (read: Brooks Brothers, J Crew) is following closely.