Author: Megan McCluskie

Rupert Sanderson for Karl Lagerfeld

After the huge success of the Rupert Sanderson for Karl Lagerfeld AW09 collection, Rupert (with a sprinkle of Karl magic) re-interpreted two of his best selling styles ‘Asteroid’ and ‘Finesse’ […]

Listen up to YSL’s Manifesto

For the last five seasons the YSL Manifesto has piqued the interest of the fashion industry as a unique means of communication with the customer. Forever breaking with convention and […]

AW09 Trends: Velvet

Admittedly, the return of fusty velvet may well fill with you with dread but, this season, it’s time for a rethink. Velvet has thrown of its dowdy image for Autumn […]

AW09 Trends: Cut-outs

It’s time to play a demure game of peek-a-boo for the new provocative way to dress is strategically sexy: discreetly revealing, transparent but not trashy. Without a doubt, the emerging […]

AW09 Trends: Knit Wit

This season, knitwear is no longer a support act , it’s the star turn. Colourful, adventurous and vibrant knitwear was really celebrated at the Autumn/Winter ’09 collections.  Be it patterned […]

AW09 Trends: Tweed

Tweed is a perennial fashion favourite, and Autumn/Winter ‘09 is no exception. Yes, it’s time to think tweedy – but certainly neither twee nor traditional.Cast aside any Miss Marple connotations […]

AW09 Trends: The Hard Shoulder

The fashion gods have spoken: This autumn, the sartorial spotlight is on the hard shoulder. This new focus on a well-defined shoulder represents the season’s biggest shift in silhouette. Structured […]

AW09 Trends: Leather

Elegant and sophisticated are terms not often associated with leather… Until now. Soft, pliable and beautifully cut in feminine, luxurious and bourgeois silhouettes, leather takes on a fresh character this […]

AW09 Trends: The Camel Coat

As the economic downturn bites, designers understand that you might not be hankering after glitz and glamour ,at least not all the time , and are going back to basics. […]

AW09 Trends: The Thigh’s the Limit

Powerful, sexy, and slightly hard-core, the thigh-high boot makes a fierce and unexpected statement for Autumn. This bondagesque trend debuted—ever so briefly though unforgettably—on the Givenchy Spring runway and has […]

AW09 Trends: La Parisienne

Coquettish, frivolous and a total vamp after dark, this season, fashion’s darling, la Parisienne, makes an uber-glamorous return. Yes, ready-to-wear meets couture this season as the Parisienne look brings glamorous […]

Designer Alert: Patricia Nicolás

Born into a family who has been designing jewellery since 1945, London based Spanish beauty and Central Saint Martin’s alumni Patricia Nicolás passion and talent for creating bold gold chains, […]

Zip me up before you go-go

So you may usually be on the defensive when told to to zip it – but this summer, it’s a style directive you’ll definitely want to follow. Yes, it’s time […]