LFW: Burberry says bye-bye Bailey in style

Farewell collections are always tough, the accumulated weight of a designer’s however-many-years at a label are a hard act to follow in most cases. But Christopher Bailey pulled it off at the weekend, offering up a strong street edge, an LGBTQ tribute that tapped into current colour trends, and a deft use of the brand’s…

Whistles, Dondup, Maggi Marilyn, MSGM

Resort 2018 trend: Chill-cheater denim 

In a world where the classic woollen coat has limited appeal for women who want practicality in their outerwear (hoods, roomy pockets, padding, zips et al), we’ve seen traditional coats sitting stubbornly the rails while parkas, or more recently, puffers, have flown out the door. But while both those latter options are great for the…

Dior couture: Can Maria Grazia Chiuri really cut it?

Before I start, just to let you know that my answer to the question in the headline is yes, she can cut it. But that doesn’t mean everyone will agree and opinion does still seem to be divided on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior. I still can’t quite make my mind up about her…

AW 17 trend: Knits all round

You have to feel sorry for knit buyers. Their season is on a make-or-break knife edge with he rather frequently not playing ball. After all, nothing makes consumers want to buy this autumn and winter essential more than plunging temperatures. Drop knits in-store too early and they sit unloved on the shelves until the temperature…

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…