AW18 trends to go: Feet first

Designers are taking an adventurous path for AW18 shoes and bots, sticking with some established favourites and also going in new directions. And role-play is big news as our shoes carry us into cowboy country, help us live an urban sports lifestyle, or make us act like a style star in can’t-miss-them power prints that…

Louis Vuitton SS18

SS18 Louis Vuitton: Saving the best for last

Who says Nicolas Ghesquière isn’t up to the job of creation control as LVMH’s biggest moneyspinner? As a not-always-brilliant Fashion Month ended on Tuesday, he turned out to be spot on, silencing the whispers about his future at the brand, for now at least.

Over knee l to r: Prada, Esteban Cortazar, Isabel Marant, Nina ricci, Dior, Saint Laurent AW17

AW17 trend: Big boots bounce back

Has the ankle boot had its day? No, of course not. But designers don’t seem to be as fond of its as they once were and the recent catwalks were a powerful example of that. It was as if they’d all got together to wage some kind of anti-ankle boot campaign. As if C.R.A.B. (the…

Prada AW 17

AW17 Prada: Top of the class or bottom of the heap?

Prada has been going through some tough times lately. Just as upstarts like Alessandro Michele Demna Gvasalia shake things up and get lots of attention (deservedly so in Michele’s case), Prada has seemed a little less relevant, a little less directional. Fashion insiders still love it but bloggers are less obsessed and its resale appeal…

Jimmy Choo

Go Jimmy Choo! Shoe god has strong year

What did Jimmy Choo do right last year? Just about everything it seems. The luxury firm said this morning that it had a record year and was on a roll as far as shoes, men’s product, accessories (especially its Lockett bag) and licensed products like perfumes and eyewear went. OK, it wasn’t a perfect year…

Antonio Marras pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17: Call of the wild

If you can ignore all the bad things that are happening in the world (and there have been too many times in the past year that I’ve just wanted to bury my head in the sand), then it’s a great time to be alive… For those of us who love animal print, at least. Animal print…