NYFW AW16: 5 reasons to love Altuzarra

If the Altuzarra collection hasn’t been on your radar before now, it’s time to start tracking it. For AW16, it was full of covetable pieces that mixed the soft and hard, the light and the heavy and the simple and the decorative. Here are my top five picks from the show.

Pre-fall 16 print trend: Cat lovers

The new (pre-)season has one big print story that’s a five-star gift for knitwear designers, T-shirt maker, plus anyone who fell in love with Kidult and who likes the cute and the quirky. Cat prints are having a moment and are an easy way to update tops, skirts, coats, dresses – in fact, just about anything.…

US winter weather: too little, too late for retail

Chilly temperatures added $200m in extra sales to US apparel retailers in the run-up to the New Year. Yippee. No, wait… quick calculation. In a country of nearly 323m people and some pretty hefty climate extremes, that’s a spend of less than 62 cents per person. Ouch! So what went wrong? A warm autumn +…

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)…