H&M Conscious Collection

H&M goes big (that’s even bigger) on sustainability

Now this is interesting. H&M has consistently shown itself to be the most sustainability-focused of the big-league retailers and now it’s gone a step further with a commitment to using 100% recycled or other sustainable materials by 2030 as part of its declared aim to be “climate positive” throughout its supply chain by 2040.

AW 17 trend: Knits all round

You have to feel sorry for knit buyers. Their season is on a make-or-break knife edge with he rather frequently not playing ball. After all, nothing makes consumers want to buy this autumn and winter essential more than plunging temperatures. Drop knits in-store too early and they sit unloved on the shelves until the temperature…

Over knee l to r: Prada, Esteban Cortazar, Isabel Marant, Nina ricci, Dior, Saint Laurent AW17

AW17 trend: Big boots bounce back

Has the ankle boot had its day? No, of course not. But designers don’t seem to be as fond of its as they once were and the recent catwalks were a powerful example of that. It was as if they’d all got together to wage some kind of anti-ankle boot campaign. As if C.R.A.B. (the…

Chloe, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney AW17

AW17: This girl can (and this one, and that one too)…

So the AW17 shows are over. And the verdict? Hmmm. OK, I suppose, but not exactly a vintage season. Maybe designers were too busy protesting about Brexit/Trump/racism/sexism (all worthy causes). Or maybe they were too busy trying to out-Demna Demna Gvasalia with painfully unwearable shoulders and try-finding-a-coat-that’ll-go-with-that asymmetry. But there were some good collections full…