Isabel Marant SS18

Isabel Marant: Relief from the fashion madness

I feel like I’m being really conservative this fashion Month but I’m still reeling from those bubble dresses Anthony Vaccarello sent down the Saint Laurent runway. It’s like I was growing increasingly allergic to the more ridiculous end of the fashion spectrum and I’ve been tipped over the edge.

Chloé SS18

Shock horror! French woman designs fab Chloé collection

When Clare Waight-Keller announced she was leaving Chloé I automatically assumed that the label just wouldn’t be able to achieve the style heights she achieved (yeah, I’m a fan). And when they said she was being replaced by Natacha Ramsay-Levi who worked with Nicolas Ghesquière for many years, turning out exaggerated silhouettes and some hard-edged…

Dior SS18

SS18: Has M.G.C. made it time to adore Dior?

The fashion world still hasn’t quite made up its mind about Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior and it’s easy to see why. We applaud the spectacular, the grand statement, even the faintly ridiculous. A game-changing makeover like the one Alessandro Michele drove at Gucci is easy to buy into. But a less showy makeover…

Gucci SS18

Gucci: The good, the bad and the occasionally lovely

Why fix it if it isn’t broken? That’s the big question around Gucci at the moment with many fashion observers wondering when (and if) brand saviour Alessandro Michele will shift gear from his eclectic, hugely decorative style. He’s well aware of that  speculation but seems not to care for now. With sales rising … no…

Topshop Unique SS18 – back on top?

What words do you think of when you say Topshop? Influencer. Affordable fast fashion. Cool. Unstoppable. Kate Moss. Well, maybe a few years ago those words would have fitted perfectly but its crown has slipped a little of late.

Marc Jacobs SS18

V for victory? Is Marc Jacobs back on top?

LVMH’s fairly non-committal pronouncements on how Marc Jacobs is going aren’t exactly designed to engender confidence in the brand’s future. And that confidence has been severely dented in recent periods as rumours have swirled around the man who is undeniably on of NYFW’s biggest influencers, from Jacobs quitting, to the company being sold and the…