John Lewis AW16

John Lewis list: Enlightening or indulgent?

It was fascinating this morning to read about John Lewis’s list of the10 must-have items it thinks will sum up the AW16 season. Each item says a lot about us as consumers, the way John lewis has changed and how much money some people are prepared to pay for some items. OK, we all know…

Saint Laurent AW16: Hedi does Yves-with-an-edge

The big question around Saint Laurent is whether Hedi Slimane will stay on or whether the good ol’ contract terms issue will become a sticking point that means Kering waves goodbye to the designer that has helped propel the label’s sales ever higher. We haven’t had an answer to that yet but we have had an…

AW16: Faith Connexion’s sexed-up cool

Faith Connexion is turning into one of my favourite labels. Under Christophe Decarnin it’s become one of the most directional – but also wearable – denim-meets-urban-luxe lines around. If you don’t know Decarnin, he’s the designer who transformed Balmain from staid to sexy before Olivier Rousteing got to it. I’ve got nothing against Rousteing, but…