British designer Pheobe Philo triumphs again at Céline.
BY Luke Leitch | 30 September 2012
There were new silhouettes, new bags, and some outrageous new shoes; mink high heels and mink-lined pool sandals that were near-instantly christened ‘furkenstocks’.
In fact, so jam-packed with juicy innovation was today’s Céline collection that a full jostle of fashion editors descended backstage to…
Eighties influences continue to reign at Balmain, but the formula is flagging, writes Lisa Armstrong.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 27 September 2012
To nurture a designer from talked-about talent to global brand requires art and good plumbing, a senior strategist for an international conglomerate told me yesterday. The designer provides the tantrums, the celebrities (Kirsten Stewart turned up…
The shows kicked off with lashings of sex appeal thanks to Anthony Vacarello, plus Kristen Stewart is headed to the front row.
26 September 2012
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Design duo Dolce & Gabbana swap their signature va-va-voom vamp for a more demure signorina.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 23 September 2012
“Look, don’t touch”. The label that made the erotic imagery of Fellini’s films – curves, cantilevered corsetry and visible bra straps – such an influential part of the fashion landscape has decided the time is right…
Jil Sander illustrates her timeless talent with her hotly anticipated return to her eponymous label.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 22 September 2012
Hard to say who was the more nervous: Jil Sander or her audience, who retain a strong affection for the woman who was the first to apply the minimalist codes of the Japanese wave to the…
Skinny satin skirts, the origami folded satin tops and sock-boots: Miuccia Prada’s spring/summer 2013 collection gave more than a nod to Japanese style.
20 September 2012
It takes a fiendish fashion genius to turn a metallic sock into a feminist cri de coeur, but Miuccia Prada has that kind of mind. After an eyeball challenging show that once more flipped fashion on its head, she explained how she’d…
Lisa Armstrong on why Gucci has turned its back on black for spring/summer 2013.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 19 September 2012
Once it was the only bankable shade in town, but has black finally had its day? In the UK this past summer, it almost became extinct. One retailer told me recently that she could sell anything at…
Slick, sassy and sexy, Burberry’s glossily polished vision of English style was visually overwhelming, says Luke Leitch.
BY Luke Leitch | 17 September 2012
Sir Jonathan Ive, Andy Murray, and Harry Styles of One Direction: Burberry’s front row at London Fashion Week was peppered with Brits who have conquered America. Was this by coincidence, or design? After all,…
Lisa Armstrong on Preen’s triumphant return to London Fashion Week, the changes ahead at Nicole Farhi and Matthew Williamson’s youthful turn.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 16 September 2012
It takes a lot to survive as a designer: a little thing like labour can’t be allowed to get in the way of an important date. “I felt twinges late…