Top 10 Bags from the AW2013-14 Shows

  I feel like I haven’t given a lot of love to handbags recently on this blog – and who knows me would vouch for my obsession for them… Let’s address this right away with 10 of the best specimens toted down the runway for AW13-14. Python print is huge for spring and pre-fall, but … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Valentino AW 2013

I loved the Valentino show, probably one of my favourite from the house in many seasons. The shoes! The braids! The prints! The Autumn Winter 2013 collection was an ode to Flemish artists and artisans that visited everything from Rembrandt and Vermeer, from the white embroidered leather collars, to the many white and blue dresses … Continue reading

Focus… Valentino Haute Couture Collection FW 2012-13

Valentino presented a spectacular Haute Couture collection for FW 2012-13, working with an extravagant dark palette. The show was for some part inspired by Gustave Moreau who, according to the house, was a “lover of dark colours but never painted black.” Dark-hued luxury in rich brocade and midnight-navy silks dominated the show, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo … Continue reading

Focus… The Bag of the Season

The beloved envelope clutch has been knocked off the pedestal on which it had pride of place, and a new breed of clutch bags have taken its place.  Behold the ‘Grab Bag’.  Having been seen on the SS ’12 runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim and Chloe amongst others, the grab bag features an innovative strap … Continue reading