Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
1. WALES BONNER INTRODUCES WOMENSWEAR
Happy news for Wales Bonner fans, she’s officially embracing womenswear. Business of Fashion reports that the dedicated 12-piece line will be released in June.
2. CALVIN KLEIN X KARDASHIANS – OH YES THEY DID
What the…? So very confused by the decision to put the whole Kardashian clan in a CK ad. Sorry, but this look desperate… (I’ll take those divine quilts though.)
3. SMELL THIS: BYREDO X OFF-WHITE
Is there such a thing as too many collaborations or is that just how #millennials operate? Off-White is launching a fragrance with Byredo called Elevator Music, as revealed on Sarah Andelman’s Instagram. Apparently, there will be an accompanying deodorant and hand cream too. Ah, I wondered when the streetwear beauty gravy train would roll in…
4. YOUR ONLINE SHOE SHOPPING HABIT IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE
Coming soon: an online destination solely (lol) for shoes from the people who brought you MyTheresa. Martha Louisa launches in March selling Prada, YSL and Gucci footwear alongside newer brands like Aeyde – how can it possibly fail?
IN OTHER NEWS…
Thanks U.S Vogue for this handy NYFW (and beyond) primer on who is (and isn’t) showing where. Alexander Wang will shift to a June/December schedule, while Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Thom Browne now show in Paris. Then there’s the merging of menswear and womenswear into the same show at Tom Ford (in New York), JW Anderson in London, Gucci in Milan, and Balenciaga in Paris
I enjoyed this story on Sofia Coppola’s film making journey
Why we forget most of the books we read – thank god it’s not just me
Zara is opening a ‘store of the future’ with a robot that can handle 2,400 click & collect packages simultaneously. I guess anything’s better than its terrible reputation for in-store customer service
Gotta love the Susan Miller/Astrologyzone special in Semaine
Racked always has the best beauty industry articles. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the history of make-up brands for women of colour. You can also read about some new brands emerging from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya (where the beauty industry is thriving) via my monthly beauty newsletter. Sign up to The Beauty Conversation here
The New York Times just did a huge investigation on bought social media followers. (TLDR: everyone’s at it)
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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