Dolce & Gabbana SS16

Summerwear makes a splash in May as UK fashion sales rise

There’s been a lot of confusing data about UK retail sales in May but now the official figures are out and what do they show? Retail was in a good place in May and clothing retail was the reason. Shock, Horror. Really? We’re continuously told that retail is suffering at the moment and clothing retail…

Florence Welch in Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana from the Outnet, Ashish current season at net-a-Porter, Topshop

Why isn’t the high street all over embellished denim?

I’ve always loved embellished denim. No, wait. Make that, I’ve loved embellished denim since 1973 when my sister bought a pair of shrink-to-fit Levi’s. After wearing them in the bath for several hours they emerged a perfect fit, if rather damp, and she proceeded to add studs. For 13-year-old me, that was the ultimate in…

SS16 campaign: Calvin Klein Platinum

The Calvin Klein Platinum line (which is available in Europe and Asia) has released its SS16 campaign with an outdoors location but certainly not an outdoors feel. The mood is actually more urban sophistication, although I’m not sure if that sits easily with the brand’s tagline. I always feel that use of the “I do…

Specs appeal: 2016’s best statement sunglasses

The recent AW16 collections showed us that sunglasses aren’t just for summer but are a year-round accessory. And that doesn’t mean an 80s-style-too-cool-to-show your-eyes look that channels Magenta Devine or a (slightly younger) Anna Wintour. No, that refusal to remove your shades even at midnight is still a bit too, well, naff.