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…

Athleisure, khaki, denim: Valentino’s resort 17 curveball

Valentino does athleisure? No, surely not. But it’s true. There it was on Pierpaolo Piccioli’s runway for the resort/cruise/pre-summer collection as the label varied its usual gorgeous-gowns-with-a-cultural-homage/appropriation-touch and offered up a bit more variety. This really was a something-for-everyone collection.. well everyone with a fat wallet, at least… Red carpet? Tick. Cocktails on the yacht?…

Carolina Herrera, Zac Zac Posen, Dion Lee pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 colour: Red, red w(h)ine

OK, what’s the the key colour that we’ll all be racing to add to our wardrobes, come late summer? Sorry, read that as “what’s the key colour consumers will be moaning about, come late summer?” Yes. Colour. It’s a trend (and sales) driver. But it’s also an enduring fashion industry problem.

Gucci pre-fall 17

Gucci pre-fall 17: 10 trends to make an impact

Alessandro Michele has out-Michele’d himself for the Gucci pre-fall 2017 collection with a riot of decoration, geeky touches, accessory ideas and much more. But is there anything for the wider industry to plunder in the months ahead or is it just more of the same? Well, yes and yes. It’s become very clear in recent…

Jonathan Saunders SS16

Jonathan Saunders goes to Diane von Furstenberg

Success in fashion isn’t necessarily dependent on talent and some of the most talented designers fail, especially when they’re UK-based. But now Jonathan Saunders is off to better financed climes with the news that he’s the new creative director at Diane von Furstenberg.