25 November 2019

Unpicking Wim Wenders’ rare documentary on Yohji Yamamoto

Wim Wenders’ 1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes is a series of philosophical musings with the revered Japanese designer at its heart.  The documentary was originally commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, who approached Wenders to make a film about fashion and its connection to identity and urban living. Knowing nothing about fashion and generally sceptical of its materialist values, the approach prompted Wenders to famously remark: “Fashion. I got nothing to do with that,” in his narration of the film. Wenders referred to it as a “diary film”, and over the course of one year, followed Yamamoto as a one man crew, eventually befriending the man who had, at the beginning of the decade, shaken the fashion world with his anachronistic designs.

4 November 2019

5 fashion podcasts to listen to now

When it comes to podcasts, fashion might not be your go-to choice when there are so many juicy true crime and insightful current affairs options out there, but hear me out. You might not believe it but those wonderfully gratifying, highly addictive and delightfully smart fashion podcasts do actually exist. From Sophia Amoruso’s informative talks with seriously cool women, to John Galliano’s inspired rants about his collections for Maison Margiela, I've selected five excellent fashion podcasts to listen to now.

21 October 2019

The Instagram showcasing delightfully extra ’80s interiors

While the ‘80s might be known as the ugly era of decor, London-based retail manager Simon Knight is working hard to change people’s perceptions with his delightfully garish interiors Instagram account,@the_80s_interior. Showcasing the maximalist design of the era—think gaudy neons alongside nauseating pastels, chunky TV sets, garish tiles, and a lush abundance of tropical palms—the account is the antithesis to the contemporary obsession with clean white-walled minimalism.

7 October 2019

Ten of the most exciting exhibitions arriving this Autumn

Autumn is always a great time for exhibitions. This year, the art capitals of London, Paris and New York are promising to see in the season with a hefty roster of new exhibitions to get your teeth stuck into. From Bridget Riley’s disorientating patterns to Soho’s seedy underbelly, I’ve done some digging to unearth the must-see exhibitions keeping you cosy this Autumn. So without further ado…

23 September 2019

Prada's Mosaic Runway

While the Prada show was filled with 1920s-inspired ladylike beach attire with drop waists and deconstructed snakeskin cloche hats, the seemingly computer-generated runway set was enough to inspire serious tile-envy in the most carpet-loving of hearts. For the SS20 show, called Premonition, the Italian luxury house turned once-again to the Dutch design studio AMO—who transformed a Shanghai grain silo into a neon temple for Prada’s menswear runway this summer—to create a geometric catwalk and seating installation in their Milan museum Fondazione Prada.

9 September 2019

The Best Autumn/Winter ‘19 Campaigns

As the balmy summer days are slowly but surely tapering away and are replaced by crisp autumnal nights, so too must our wardrobes transition. As effortless as it is to slip on a skirt or a pair of shorts, I'm quite excited to add some extra layers, update the wardrobes and ditch the muggy heat. With the AW19 collections hitting stores, it’s no crime to indulge in a few new pieces to weather the cold months. To make your selection a bit easier, I’ve gathered up some of my favourite AW19 campaigns.

19 August 2019

Five Designers to Know from Copenhagen Fashion Week

Following the Swedish Fashion Council’s decision to cancel Stockholm Fashion Week to focus on more sustainable alternatives, the fashion industry has patiently been awaiting for Copenhagen’s newest season offerings for some Scandi style. From oversized silhouettes to bold colour clashing, here are some of the best designers you should definitely get on your radar…

12 August 2019

The Jeweller's Hand

Birmingham-based Mikaela Lyons has created a brand that's built on intricate craftsmanship and sustainable methods to make pieces that last a lifetime and beyond. All of her pieces are crafted by hand using traditional jewellery making methods and are individually hallmarked with a unique maker’s stamp at Birmingham's Assay Office. Mikaela's designs are vintage-inspired treasures that have varied from her classic Lioness motif and star pendants, to shell detailing and engraved hearts. Mikaela talked to me about how she started her brand, her production process, going against seasonal trends and how to keep luxury sustainable.