Paris Haute Couture book review

Paris Haute Couture book

The world of haute couture (high fashion) is clouded in mystery. People wonder what the true definition of haute couture is and whether it belongs too much to the past to still be relevant in this post-postmodern world. Without buying haute couture clothes, the prerequisite for which is being vastly rich, it seems impossible to ... Read more

This week in fashion #4

burberry autumn winter 2014 london map scarf

Breaking news Fendi Autumn/Winter 2014 was the first catwalk show ever to have been filmed by drones. While technologically exciting, I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for the audience and models — as if the multitude of iPads and camera flashes blocking and blinding people's view wasn't annoying enough. * The ninth ... Read more

Daphne Guinness on personal style

daphne guinness

“I can never plan an outfit. I just don’t know until I’m going out the door. I get it wrong about 60% of the time. But it’s OK to make mistakes. I don’t do event dressing, because every day is an event. I don’t follow fashion, and I don’t read fashion magazines. I love anything ... Read more

At Ashish, prom queen dresses and pink happiness

Ashish Autumn Winter 2014

If fashion critic Cathy Horyn accused designers of fewer and fewer attempts on the catwalks to evoke emotion, Ashish’s Autumn/Winter 2014 show was an exception to the new rule. As we left Tate Modern, my friend and I commented how happy the show had made us feel. “That’s how fashion should be,” she said. Romantic ... Read more

This week in fashion #3

John Rocha Autumn Winter 2014

Breaking news Chanel will be hosting their next Cruise show in Dubai. Given that the house’s Cruise and Pre-Fall shows usually take place in cities connected to Coco Chanel’s life and there is no known link between her and Dubai, it’s safe to say that appeasing the Middle Eastern market is vitally important to Chanel. ... Read more