Whistles, Dondup, Maggi Marilyn, MSGM

Resort 2018 trend: Chill-cheater denim 

In a world where the classic woollen coat has limited appeal for women who want practicality in their outerwear (hoods, roomy pockets, padding, zips et al), we’ve seen traditional coats sitting stubbornly the rails while parkas, or more recently, puffers, have flown out the door. But while both those latter options are great for the…

The Great, Dondup, Dondup Nili Lotan

Resort 2018 denim trend: Jump to it

Designers have fallen head over heels in love with the denim all-in-one for pre-summer (resort) 2018. The versatility of this key item means its likely to be a keeper and could morph smoothly into the spring/summer 18 collections too. We’ll know pretty soon whether it does as they’re just a scary six weeks away. So…

Dior couture: Can Maria Grazia Chiuri really cut it?

Before I start, just to let you know that my answer to the question in the headline is yes, she can cut it. But that doesn’t mean everyone will agree and opinion does still seem to be divided on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior. I still can’t quite make my mind up about her…

L to r: Raquel Allegra, Raquel Allegra, Jill Stuart, Nina Ricci

Resort 2018: Baggy Trousers!

As I’ve been scrolling through the pre-summer (Resort) 2018, the strains of that Madness song keep coming into my head. No, not One Step Beyond or Our House. It’s Baggy Trousers. It seems almost every collection has got some attempt to lure us away from our skinnies and into something a whole lot different.