Erdem’s show on Monday offered up a vision of evening dressing the was pretty darned perfect. Channelling the 1930s and 50s, it wasn’t something that the high street could instantly pick up and remake, but there was plenty in there to influence the after-dark and wedding market.
What words do you think of when you say Topshop? Influencer. Affordable fast fashion. Cool. Unstoppable. Kate Moss. Well, maybe a few years ago those words would have fitted perfectly but its crown has slipped a little of late.
In the interests of full disclosure, I have to say that I love Coach. Have done for several years, ever since Stuart Vevers was parachuted in to turn what was a fairly staid ‘affordable luxury’ brand into one with real fizz.
LVMH’s fairly non-committal pronouncements on how Marc Jacobs is going aren’t exactly designed to engender confidence in the brand’s future. And that confidence has been severely dented in recent periods as rumours have swirled around the man who is undeniably on of NYFW’s biggest influencers, from Jacobs quitting, to the company being sold and the…
Red Valentino, just like many lower-priced brands, often suffers by comparison to its luxe big sister. Just look at what happens around catwalk time. The few paragraphs (at most) people dedicate to Red are nothing compared to the endless pontificating on the meaning of this colour or that embroidery from the mainline Valentino collection.