Saint Laurent scores Jane Birkin ad coup

Jane Birkin is one of those people who the fashion industry sees as one of its own but who manages to rise serenely above it all (except when objecting to cruelty to crocs involved in making the famous Hermès Birkin bag). But maybe it’s that too-cool-to-care approach that’s so appealing. Anyway, she’s just been unveiled at the new…

Update! Easter retail footfall: Wet, wet, wet

Weather forecasters can get it wrong. Retail forecasters can get it even more wrong. They predicted an uptick in retail footfall this Easter weekend but what we got was a drop. Not that either can be blamed as forecasting (speaking as a trend forecaster) isn’t an exact science. That’s very true when it comes to…

Specs appeal: 2016’s best statement sunglasses

The recent AW16 collections showed us that sunglasses aren’t just for summer but are a year-round accessory. And that doesn’t mean an 80s-style-too-cool-to-show your-eyes look that channels Magenta Devine or a (slightly younger) Anna Wintour. No, that refusal to remove your shades even at midnight is still a bit too, well, naff.