Zara, Isabel Marant, Anthony Vaccarello, MSGM AW16

AW16 new-in comp shop: A mini (skirt) adventure

Since the 1960s, mini skirts have either been ‘in’ or ‘out’. Whether that meant Alaïa-style 80s bandage minis or 60s homage A-lines, there was a definite line drawn as to whether it was on-trend enough to deserve a place in your wardrobe. But 50-plus years after its invention, the mini is a classic, which means…

SS16 fashion ad campaigns: Saint Laurent goes grunge

Hedi Slimane isn’t trying to win over any traditionalists with his SS16 ad campaign for Saint Laurent. The clothes may be ultra-expensive but the look and feel is grunge-meets-morning-after-the-night-before. The black and white images featuring models Signe Lund and Steffi Soede are seen with still life shots that say I’m-not-quite-sure-what (there’s bound to be some…

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…

Wishlist: & Other Stories leather dungaree dress

The bib-and-brace dress is set to make major trend waves next spring so it’s no surprise that one of the most forward looking retailers, & Other Stories, is the first big name to be acting on the trend. It’s come up with a winner with this black leather version. It gives a luxe edge to a key item that may be utility-focused, but…