Diana Vreeland

Today, she is still considered to be the ‘Empress of fashion’. As the 20th century’s most formidable arbiter elegantiarum who pre-dates the likes of Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland’s life was that of the utmost Rakishness. An editor of influence and inspiration, with many movies attempting to adapt her persona (see Maggie Prescott in 1959’s Funny Face), countless women have tried toContinue reading “Diana Vreeland”

Chopard’s Happy Diamonds

Since 1976, Happy Diamonds have been joyfully lighting up the eponymous creations from Chopard. Over the years, the famous moving diamonds have been staged through a myriad of a precious and joyful watch and jewellery creations. To mark their 40th birthday, Chopard is revisiting the iconic model in which they were first introduced.

Bejewelled Imperialism | Balmain PFW

Olivier Rousteing’s penchant for theatricality did not go amiss this Paris Fashion Week, where menswear reigned supreme in jewel encrusted military overcoats and tailcoats. Thus creating a new generation of pop culture defined army from Balmain, with added glittering elements from the archives. Lest we forget, this was once Michael Jackson’s choice of designer, pre-Rousteing.

Skater Boy | Dior Homme PFW

Upon reflection of Dior Homme’s Autumn/Winter ’16 collection, I have experienced a sense of nostalgia for my teenage days of trying to dress alternatively as an ’emo punk’ (we’ve all been there). This season saw those misguided attempts at stuffing safety-pins through the ears and elevated the look for a more sophisticated and grown-up aesthetic.

London Calling | Paul Smith PFW

The Autumn/Winter ’16 show, set at the Bourse du Commerce at Paris Fashion Week, gave the British audience a slightly homesick wave no doubt, with an opening of ‘London Is the Place for Me’ by Lord Kitchener and featured a typically moddish collection with the signature ‘Classic on the outside, yet crazy on the inside’ –Continue reading “London Calling | Paul Smith PFW”

Dior Homme: Suit Genealogy

Founded in 2001, the Dior Homme suit atelier calls on the incomparable savoir-faire of Italian craftsmen recognized the world over… Located in Northern Italy and developed through a close collaboration between the Parisian design studios, Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche works from the sketches of each Dior Homme suit initiating five weeks ofContinue reading “Dior Homme: Suit Genealogy”

Meeting Julie Verhoeven

As part of the British Library’s ‘Spring Festival’ event, Julie Verhoeven came in to talk about her career as a fashion illustrator and the piece she made for the event. So naturally, as a huge Julie Verhoeven fan (so much so, I misplaced my talents in fashion illustration while studying at college!) I came toContinue reading “Meeting Julie Verhoeven”