Mulberry’s turnaround is still a work in progress so the impact its runway collection makes is a big deal. Last season, Johnny Cocoa’s debut didn’t exactly see the champagne corks popping. But yesterday in London he got a thumbs-up, albeit a conditional one, for the continuing evolution of his new vision for the label.
On a day when London Fashion Week went froth sublime to the occasionally ridiculous, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was thankful leading the charge for the former. Apparently, the influences for the soon-to-get-married Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi included witches, the 1970s, astrology (‘hex appeal’, they called it) and a huge list of more urban themes…
It used to be that coming out on top during fashion week meant getting the best review from the doyennes of international fashion journalism. Now, not so much. Who cares about getting a great review from Suzy Menkes when digital engagements from millions of us are the new measure of success?
It’s been a roller coaster ride for UK high streets and malls in recent months what with weather woes, Brexit blues or boom, online chipping away at physical stores and lifestyle changes meaning many of us shop differently than we used to.