NEWGEN winner Danielle Romeril's spring summer 2016 collection draws inspiration from a dystopian future; one in which clashing textures and fabrics are meshed together to create an off-kilter aesthetic that oozes tough-girl vibes. Here's why I love the Irish designer's approach.
From Vetements’ sold-out diaper butt jeans to Ashish’s dreams in sequins, embellished (read patches on) denim has never been hotter. The patch is your new badge of honour in the style stakes so go forth and patch!
When fresh allegations of abuse from high-powered world leaders like Donald Trump and Roger Ailes seem to be emerging almost daily, where does that leave the state of feminism? And what does the original bra-burner think? Here's what Gloria Steinem had to say when I met her at the launch of the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, Women: New Portraits.
Want a garment that screams ‘I’m not a woman anymore, I’m a Mom?’ Ladies, I give you ‘Mom jeans.’ So say Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and co. in the hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch ‘Mom Jeans’. Writhing up and down while unpacking the groceries, playing a round of crazy golf or brunching with the gals, the 9 inch zipper and casual front pleats on Tina and Amy’s Mom jeans make their butts go on for miles, and not in a good way. Right Said Fred’s back catalogue springs to mind. So bother honing the art of how to wear Mom Jeans and not look like you're packing a piece. Here's why!
Librarians are the new it-girls, says Alessandro Michele, Gucci's new creative director. The Alessandro Michele Effect has trickled down into the high-street and infiltrated our collective sartorial consciousness and the new style maven is much more Velma than Daphne, more Meg than Mila. And as long as I can wear hairbands with horses and not feel like I’m in fancy dress, I’m happy. Long may it last.