It can often be hard to find something new to say about Coach. Stuart Vevers has found a winning formula and has stuck with it. His own brand of maximalism pre-dates the Gucci-driven maximalist trend and features a quirky celebration of Americana with an infusion of Brit boy cool.
New York Fashion Week is facing major change, change that even threatens its existence (in the form that we currently know it), and yesterday’s Victoria Beckham show underlined that.
Christian Dior’s couture collection was unveiled on Monday, which may not seem like big news for the wider industry. But in a world where Maria Grazia Chiuri’s slogans, accessories, logo ribbon slingbacks, tulle skirts and female-driven re-imagining of the house have proved hugely influential, it was.
You’ve probably already heard that Hedi Slimane is back at the helm of one of the big league fashion labels with news that he’s going to replace Phoebe Philo at Céline from next month.
The first impulse on viewing the DSquared show on Sunday may have been to yell “yee-haw”, but the obvious Western references weren’t the be all and end all of the label’s new full co-ed collection.
When it came to Prada, it was almost a case of what’s old was new at the label’s AW18 menswear show on Sunday. And it may have been mainly about menswear, but there was plenty of womenswear on show to give those of us who find menswear hard to get excited about something to look…
It’s been quite a few years since ruching was the stuff of fashion trends. Without trying to sound like a fashion snob (who, me?), in recent years it’s been the go-to option for value brands looking for a low-hanging-fruit ‘sexy eveningwear’ option.