Coach AW17

NYFW AW17: Travelling Coach class

OK, first the disclosure. I’m a Coach fan. Have been for what feels like ages but is actually precisely one year and five months. That was when I first woke up and glanced at the previous evening’s SS16 show pictures. Since then, I’ve not had any quite so big “wow” moments for the other collections…

Lacoste AW17

AW17 Lacoste: Get ready for take-off

In the age of athleisure, it’s always worth checking in with a label that virtually invented the category a long, long time ago. There’s a lot of talk about ‘authenticity’ these days so what could be more authentic than Lacoste? It used to spend much of its time revisiting its heritage piece but under Felipe…

Couture SS17: Cool, quirky and yes… even commercial

Some time ago I worked with a catwalks editor (yes, such things do exist) who hated covering the pre-collections. She had to be weaned (for ‘weaned’ read ‘prised’) off covering the far-less-relevant/commercial couture shows. After all, the couture shows were an anachronism, a flickering remnant of a long-dead past, a patently unfair indulgence of interest…

Miu Miu pre-fall 17

Miu Miu pre-fall 17: Fabulous, furry and fun

Dressing-up-box-meets-20s-meets-40s-meets-50s-meets-urban-streetwear. Nah. I don’t think it trips off the tongue as a neat description of a look either. But that’s what it is. That’s what what is you might ask? The new Miu Miu collection, of course. Or, more precisely, the Miu Miu brand’s vision for pre-fall 17.

Jimmy Choo

Go Jimmy Choo! Shoe god has strong year

What did Jimmy Choo do right last year? Just about everything it seems. The luxury firm said this morning that it had a record year and was on a roll as far as shoes, men’s product, accessories (especially its Lockett bag) and licensed products like perfumes and eyewear went. OK, it wasn’t a perfect year…