L to r: Raquel Allegra, Raquel Allegra, Jill Stuart, Nina Ricci

Resort 2018: Baggy Trousers!

As I’ve been scrolling through the pre-summer (Resort) 2018, the strains of that Madness song keep coming into my head. No, not One Step Beyond or Our House. It’s Baggy Trousers. It seems almost every collection has got some attempt to lure us away from our skinnies and into something a whole lot different.

Resort 2018: Bright future

Expect to see some intense, summery colours in-store even while the weather stays cool and dull. Resort drops from designer names are flirting with an early burst of power bright colour just as most consumers will be running for the comforting autumn-winter conformity of black, grey, brown and maybe a sludgy purple if they’re feeling…

Resort 2018: Fun with knits

Two things have always struck me as odd about the way fashion stores add new product. One is that they load up on sarongs and bikinis while the March rain is still soaking us, or load up on knits while Indian summer temperates make us wilt at the very sight of that newly installed autumnal…

Farfetch

Condé Nast walks away from Style.com, Farfetch steps up

So Condé Nast has finally thrown in the towel with style.com after a spend of $100m and after the business fell far short of expectations. Essentially what we’re now left with is a much-strengthened farfetch.com after Condé Nast announced a new partnership with the firm to fulfil the ambitions it had hoped to satisfy with…

Athleisure, khaki, denim: Valentino’s resort 17 curveball

Valentino does athleisure? No, surely not. But it’s true. There it was on Pierpaolo Piccioli’s runway for the resort/cruise/pre-summer collection as the label varied its usual gorgeous-gowns-with-a-cultural-homage/appropriation-touch and offered up a bit more variety. This really was a something-for-everyone collection.. well everyone with a fat wallet, at least… Red carpet? Tick. Cocktails on the yacht?…