Met Gala: Bye-bye austerity, hello excess

The Met Gala was the biggest news in fashion on Monday evening and it seems that as each year goes by, the red carpet choices get ever more OTT. This year’s exhibition theme (Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination) certainly lent itself to excess with a wild mix of angels, bishops, noviciates, a few…

Resort 2019: Chanel sets sail

Pre-summer, resort, cruise. Call it what you will, but in Chanel’s case last week, Cruise seemed like just the right name. Karl Lagerfeld chose to show his latest collection in the Grand Palais, Paris, with the set design looking less palais, more cruise liner.

AW18 trends to go: Feet first

Designers are taking an adventurous path for AW18 shoes and bots, sticking with some established favourites and also going in new directions. And role-play is big news as our shoes carry us into cowboy country, help us live an urban sports lifestyle, or make us act like a style star in can’t-miss-them power prints that…