Pre-fall 2016 trend: Let’s hear it for legs

I’ve seen some hosiery trends come and go in my time – from sweet knee socks with flowers up the side, to Lurex ankle socks, lace tights, seamed stockings and every type of opaque/woolly leg covering you can think of. But in recent years tyranny of bare legs from spring to autumn and black opaques in…

Pre-fall 2016 trend: Denim wars, pick your side

We’ve had several seasons now in which runway designers have embraced denim and pre-fall 16 is no different. Well actually, it’s different in one key respect. Instead of denim looks covering the full range of options, this time they’ve polarised into two extremes. In one corner we have the ultra decorative, in the other something…

Pre-fall 2016 trend: Power pantsuits

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to get away from pantsuits, especially if you’re working in a fairly conservative office environment where they’re a must-have if you’re looking for a more comfortable alternative to the traditional shift dress or skirt/top combo. Most designers include at least one every season as they know they’ll always sell,…

Pre-fall 2016 wishlist: Adam Lippes yellow lace dress

The jury’s still out on whether the current deluge of pre-fall 16 collections is giving us fashion that’s a) wonderfully inspiring, b) deadly dull, c) compellingly commercial, or d) too much of the same old thing. But I’ve found more than a few pieces that’ll be pinned up on my Wishing Wall (if I can just get…

10 reasons I love Gucci pre-fall 2016

The pre-fall collections moved into a higher gear today as Gucci released Alessandro Michele’s latest collection… and it’s a real ‘collection’. 78 looks, rather than the 20 or so many labels send out for pre-season. It continues the exuberant retro-boho-luxe-dressing up looks that Michele obviously loves (you can never accuse him of being a minimalist)…