Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel documentary

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel documentary

As soon as I managed to restrain one bad welcome-to-London cold (my initial response to the city's winds and draughts), I popped over to Mayfair to see the Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel documentary. Enough of her former protégés and colleagues are still alive...
Review: The black book of retail

Review: The black book of retail

The black book of retail is a concise selection of Italy's 200 finest multi-brand stores and boutiques. Each store is laid out on one page, with all the necessary information for shoppers – short description in Italian and English, photos, list of main brands, opening...
1920s fashion in The Artist

1920s fashion in The Artist

From the Elegance in Exile exhibition to Emporio Armani's Spring/Summer 2012 and several other collections, the 1920s have lately been playing a key influence in fashion. I've understood it as a collective yearning for the sans-souci of the Jazz Age, characterized not...
Bill Cunningham New York documentary

Bill Cunningham New York documentary

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street." – Bill Cunningham Before I watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary (directed by Richard Press), I had wondered why New York is given equal importance in the title as Bill Cunningham, the documentary's main...
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

I picked up Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie in Paris during fashion week after the secluded Chanel store at Place Vendôme instilled me with a nagging feeling that I dared tread the holy soil without having done my homework. Before Paris, it...