Resort 2019: Chanel sets sail

Pre-summer, resort, cruise. Call it what you will, but in Chanel’s case last week, Cruise seemed like just the right name. Karl Lagerfeld chose to show his latest collection in the Grand Palais, Paris, with the set design looking less palais, more cruise liner.

Specs appeal: 2016’s best statement sunglasses

The recent AW16 collections showed us that sunglasses aren’t just for summer but are a year-round accessory. And that doesn’t mean an 80s-style-too-cool-to-show your-eyes look that channels Magenta Devine or a (slightly younger) Anna Wintour. No, that refusal to remove your shades even at midnight is still a bit too, well, naff.

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…