Dior couture SS18: Who needs Technicolor?

Christian Dior’s couture collection was unveiled on Monday, which may not seem like big news for the wider industry. But in a world where Maria Grazia Chiuri’s slogans, accessories, logo ribbon slingbacks, tulle skirts and female-driven re-imagining of the house have proved hugely influential, it was.

AW18: Back to the future with Prada

When it came to Prada, it was almost a case of what’s old was new at the label’s AW18 menswear show on Sunday. And it may have been mainly about menswear, but there was plenty of womenswear on show to give those of us who find menswear hard to get excited about something to look…

Diesel Black Gold pre-fall 17

Diesel pre-fall 17: Here we go again

Is it really that time already? You know, that moment when you’re bored, you casually glance at Vogue Runway to see if there’s a straggler SS17 or Resort 17 collection among all the Tbilisi Fashion Week shows and Bridal Fashion Week shows. Then you see it. Those words. Pre. Fall. 2017. Aaarrgghh.

US holiday shopping: Late surge to the rescue

The holiday shopping season in the US was a success – of sorts – according to the latest figures from MasterCard SpendingPulse. Sales for November and December rose a better-than-expected 4.6% and sales between Black Friday and Christmas Eve surged 7.9%. Yippee. And the force was with fashion as well as furniture with MasterCard’s Sarah…