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

Review: Made in London: Jewellery Now exhibition

Made in London Jewellery Now

Tucked in a corner in the basement of the gargantuan Museum of London, the Made in London: Jewellery Now exhibition presents creations by seven London-based indie jewellery designers: Jordan Askill, Husam el Odeh, Noemi Klein, Imogen Belfield, Duffy, Rachel Boston and Frances Wadsworth-Jones. Ring by Duffy The exhibition explores two major themes, nature and everyday ... Read more

Review: Porter magazine

Porter magazine

Online retailers have long been looking to bridge the gap between editorial content and e-commerce to increase sales. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is everyone’s online fashion (window)shopping destination Net-a-porter, having launched a highly anticipated shoppable magazine titled Porter last week. What does shoppable mean? First, you scan the magazine pages with Net-a-porter’s ... Read more

This week in fashion #2

Naulover feathers

Breaking news Online fashion retailer Net-a-porter has launched Porter, "the fashion magazine for the stylish, intelligent woman of now" (EDIT: read my review of Porter here). Apart from fashion, Porter will also cover business and international relations — topics that many readers miss in other fashion magazines (rivalry ensues). Most of all, Net-a-porter's foray into ... Read more

In defense of Chanel’s haute couture running shoes


After making a surprise appearance on Parisian catwalks last month, Chanel’s haute couture running shoes emerged as the most viral story from the Haute Couture Spring 2014 fashion week. Many a fashionista’s eyes rolled at the esteemed French house, as if to say that streetwear influences in haute couture are blasphemous and inelegant. How do ... Read more