Victoria Beckham SS17

Victoria Beckham: Softness, slouch and the power of colour

What was the best clue to one of the key trends for SS17 at Victoria Beckham’s show on Sunday? Was it the models or was it the pop-star-turned-serious-designer herself as she took her bow? Actually, it was the latter. The woman whose career has been notable for ultra-minis, wiggle dresses and skinny pants appeared in…

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.

Fashion merry go round: Vaccarello leaves Versus for YSL

So it’s official, Anthony Vaccarello really will be taking over at Saint Laurent having left his role as creative head of Versace’s Versus line.Saint Laurent owner Kering confirmed his appointment this afternoon. “While I’m sad to see him leave the Versace family, I wish Anthony Vaccarello tremendous success with his next chapter,” Donatella Versace said.

SS16 campaigns: Wang’s Balenciaga swansong

It’s always a bit weird when a designer’s final collection for any brand goes on sale. And it’s equally strange when the ad campaign is unveiled for that collection, which is the case for Balenciaga this season. While Balenciaga is poised for a new era under Demna Gvasalia, the fact is that the product (and…

10 reasons I love Gucci pre-fall 2016

The pre-fall collections moved into a higher gear today as Gucci released Alessandro Michele’s latest collection… and it’s a real ‘collection’. 78 looks, rather than the 20 or so many labels send out for pre-season. It continues the exuberant retro-boho-luxe-dressing up looks that Michele obviously loves (you can never accuse him of being a minimalist)…

H&M’s one to watch: Hannah Jinkins

Design awards are big news, especially when they’re created by some of the industry’s top names. Don’t forget 1954 when both Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld won the International Wool Secretariat’s prize – and look what happened to both of them. Anyway, yesterday in London, Hannah Jinkins became the latest name to be tipped…

Emma Cook, Alasdhair Willis to join Warehouse

Expect some big changes at Warehouse. It looks like Warehouse’s dynamic CEO Liz Evans has scored with the news that Emma Cook is joining design director and brand consultant Alasdhair Willis is taking a seat on the board. Cook and Willis have been tasked with delivering a completely new brand proposition which means changes to…