AW18: The power of three

You can jostle to get into the shows of cool new labels and flashy (often trashy) influencer brands. But nine times out of 10, your best bet would be to join the queue for one of those tried and trusted names who season after season turn out influential looks that real people will want to…

Isabel Marant SS18

Isabel Marant: Relief from the fashion madness

I feel like I’m being really conservative this fashion Month but I’m still reeling from those bubble dresses Anthony Vaccarello sent down the Saint Laurent runway. It’s like I was growing increasingly allergic to the more ridiculous end of the fashion spectrum and I’ve been tipped over the edge.

Chloe, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney AW17

AW17: This girl can (and this one, and that one too)…

So the AW17 shows are over. And the verdict? Hmmm. OK, I suppose, but not exactly a vintage season. Maybe designers were too busy protesting about Brexit/Trump/racism/sexism (all worthy causes). Or maybe they were too busy trying to out-Demna Demna Gvasalia with painfully unwearable shoulders and try-finding-a-coat-that’ll-go-with-that asymmetry. But there were some good collections full…

DKNY jumpsuit finale SS17

SS17 trends: Jumpsuits join the core items club

It was something of a jumpsuit jamboree on the runways this season with many labels sending out at least one and DKNY dedicating a multi-model finale to the item. But that’s not big news in itself, although it would have been not so many seasons ago before one-piece dressing hit the mainstream.

Isabel Marant SS17

Isabel Marant SS17: Lots to like… no lots to LOVE

Isabel Marant must be one of the most copied designers around today. Not quite a household name in the way some other designers are, you must surely remember those high-heeled trainers, conical heel ankle boots and chain-wrapped longer boots? And the draped mini skirts that are all over the high street right now? Pure Marant.

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: Marant polishes up

Bye-bye Natasha Poly, hello Raquel Zimmerman. Yes the Brazilian model has taken over from Poly as the face of Isabel Marant’s ad campaign for SS16. The differences don’t end there either. Although the brand is continuing its tendency to focus on silhouette and not necessarily care about promoting commercial looks, the feel here is quite…