Exclusive interview with couturier Ziad Nakad

From his early teens, Lebanese-born designer Ziad Nakad knew that he wanted to work in fashion. Fascinated by eclectic fabrics, sheer embroidery and unconventional beading, Nakad designed gowns for his family and friends to wear. Encouraged by this genuine success, the talented young man decided to explore and embrace the art of dressmaking, and wentContinue reading “Exclusive interview with couturier Ziad Nakad”

City Guide to Marrakech

We travelled to North Africa to experience the richness of what Morocco had to offer, out of all the many places visited, we had to whittle it down to our favourite spots to stay and eat in Marrakech. To Stay: Riad Farnatchi For a sense of sophistication within the heart of the media. Riad FarnatchiContinue reading “City Guide to Marrakech”

WOMEN-ONLY PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS

Drawing on the tradition of men-only clubs established in the west-end of London, women have been focusing to even out this sexist tradition with their own, intelligently led private members clubs – from 1888, when the University Club for Ladies opened on New Bond Street at the instigation of Gertrude Jackson, from Girton College, Cambridge. ClubsContinue reading “WOMEN-ONLY PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS”

MILAN FASHION WEEK: AW17 TREND REPORT

Milan joined in with the call for unity this season; from Missoni’s pink pussy hats marching down the catwalk, to Dolce & Gabbana’s multi-generational parade, and Gucci’s eclectic styling and celebration of 119 individuals made for a perfectly felt nod to the current state of the world, something which Milan fashion week is rather exclusiveContinue reading “MILAN FASHION WEEK: AW17 TREND REPORT”

LFW AW17 Trend Report

London Fashion Week followed hot on the heels of NYFW’s political statement shows, with a strong message for self-care. Designers notably used soft swathes of fabric, oversized knitwear and child-like nostalgia for Autumn/Winter ’17 – what better way to protect oneself from these tumultuous times…

Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe

American-Irish designer, Paul Costelloe is in my own humble opinion – severely underrated. Not only does the name encompass a family-run design business, with collections that include womenswear, menswear, bags and accessories, homeware, jewellery, eyewear and children’s occasionwear, Costelloe is also a bright leader in the use of hand-crafted, luxurious fabrics combined with cutting edge design,Continue reading “Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe”

Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s plays host to their first saucy auction – Erotic: Passion & Desire where the boundaries between the sensual and the obscene are gloriously blurred. It’s often said the difference between pornography and erotica is simply a matter of lighting: Forensic attention to sexual details or subtle evocation of mood? “The erotic is a realm whereContinue reading “Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s”