Haute couture SS16: Social media moments

Fashion can seem to be a strange world when you’re not at its heart. It’s impractical, obsessed with things that the rest of the world thinks trivial, it’s frequently silly, and sometimes seems designed to make us all feel totally inadequate. Couture is all of those things but it’s also fabulous and social media-savvy. Here are some of my favourite SS16 moments.

Couture 2016: Alberta Ferretti wows us

Alberta Ferretti is one of those labels that always comes up with delicious fabric mixes and feminine takes on the trends of the day. Yet it’s not one that you expect to make you say “wow”.  This couture season is rather different though. The Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition label has channelled many of the key trends we’ve…

Couture SS16: Dior keeps it low-key

There’s something about a collection that’s put together without a named creative director at the helm. It’s like being given a bottle of perfume in a generic bottle – the smell is the same but it doesn’t feel quite as good. So it was with the Christian Dior SS16 couture collection today.