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…

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.

Resort 2018: Bright future

Expect to see some intense, summery colours in-store even while the weather stays cool and dull. Resort drops from designer names are flirting with an early burst of power bright colour just as most consumers will be running for the comforting autumn-winter conformity of black, grey, brown and maybe a sludgy purple if they’re feeling…

Resort 2018: Fun with knits

Two things have always struck me as odd about the way fashion stores add new product. One is that they load up on sarongs and bikinis while the March rain is still soaking us, or load up on knits while Indian summer temperates make us wilt at the very sight of that newly installed autumnal…