Miu Miu pre-fall 17

Miu Miu pre-fall 17: Fabulous, furry and fun

Dressing-up-box-meets-20s-meets-40s-meets-50s-meets-urban-streetwear. Nah. I don’t think it trips off the tongue as a neat description of a look either. But that’s what it is. That’s what what is you might ask? The new Miu Miu collection, of course. Or, more precisely, the Miu Miu brand’s vision for pre-fall 17.

Jimmy Choo

Go Jimmy Choo! Shoe god has strong year

What did Jimmy Choo do right last year? Just about everything it seems. The luxury firm said this morning that it had a record year and was on a roll as far as shoes, men’s product, accessories (especially its Lockett bag) and licensed products like perfumes and eyewear went. OK, it wasn’t a perfect year…


Global luxury: Time for a rethink

Luxury stores need to put the brakes on their expansion plans and get used to the new reality. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Now, the natural response to that might be “tell me something I don’t know”. But it’s interesting. The fact is, department stores, big chains and…

Antonio Marras pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17: Call of the wild

If you can ignore all the bad things that are happening in the world (and there have been too many times in the past year that I’ve just wanted to bury my head in the sand), then it’s a great time to be alive… For those of us who love animal print, at least. Animal print…

Carolina Herrera, Zac Zac Posen, Dion Lee pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 colour: Red, red w(h)ine

OK, what’s the the key colour that we’ll all be racing to add to our wardrobes, come late summer? Sorry, read that as “what’s the key colour consumers will be moaning about, come late summer?” Yes. Colour. It’s a trend (and sales) driver. But it’s also an enduring fashion industry problem.

Chloe and Louis Vuitton

Soft or sharp? A new direction for Chloé as designers change

It looks like it really will be all-change at Chloé as Clare Waight Keller focuses on a better work-life balance and steps down while Louis Vuitton’s hugely respected Natacha Ramsay-Levi steps up to the role after a lot of years spent working for Nicolas Ghesquiere. What does that actually mean in practice? Well Chloé’s current…

Nili Lotan, Versace, DSquared2, Dion Lee pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 trends: Beautility (or how utility got gorgeous)

Utility detailing has been a big deal for some time and in a world where the parka is the favourite coat style, that’s no surprise. But all those drawstrings, giant pockets, zips, parachute nylons, heavy cottons, and topstitching have been evolving. We’ve had purist ultra utility, and we’ve had a more girly pretty utility (remember…