Young Creatives: Percy Lau, jewellery designer

Last Updated on July 19, 2022 Since I moved to London, I've been receiving requests from my readers and friends to feature young, emerging London designers, so I'm starting a series of posts titled Young Creatives. Enjoy. Percy Lau is a BA Jewellery Design student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Originally ... Read more

Haute couture: the most voluminous fashion fantasy

Armani Privé haute couture Spring 2013

Last Updated on February 2, 2013 Looking at the new haute couture collections for Spring 2013, presented in Paris this week, I've toned down my analytical voice in favour of letting my imagination flow with the most voluminous fashion fantasy. Still captivated by the Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition, I now believe haute couture is ... Read more

Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013 video: 'Evolution'

Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013 video

Last Updated on January 30, 2013 A year ago, Mathieu Mirano's Chinese dragon-inspired Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was one of my New York Fashion Week highlights. For Spring/Summer 2013, Mirano has released a collection and an accompanying video, Evolution, based on the idea of a scientist experimenting on the remains of ancient reptilians and getting so ... Read more

Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition review

Valentino: Master of Couture

Last Updated on February 25, 2014 A freezing winter morning is the best time to have an exhibition to yourself. Crossing the strangely quiet and empty Somerset House courtyard (how lost it looks without the frenzy of fashion week …), I entered a maze leading to the river side of the building where they had ... Read more

Fragments: jewelry mecca for the contemporary woman

Jill Alberts cocktail ring

Last Updated on February 5, 2015 In the metropolitan hotchpotch of cultures and inspirations that is New York City, you need bold and clever accessories to stand out, be it in the morning commute crowd or at a gala dinner on the Upper East Side. But where do you find them? Fragments is a Manhattan-based ... Read more