How Hedi Slimane Canonised Phoebe Philo

Everyone in fashion is talking about the murder of Céline. At the store today, frantic salesclerks tried to cope as best they could. This London flagship store was close to Phoebe Philo’s own heart as she is British; she had a close hand in the store’s design, and the space was a haven for beauty….

Céline vs Celine: How Philo vs Slimane dress women

Photo credit: Damien Foxe Céline In a Céline dress, I am within myself. It is my maternity photoshoot, and I don a flowing gown that cocoons me into pink silk. I could not wait to put it on. It was a tough choice between this and a white dress painted with fertility symbols in Matisse…

Review: Gabriela Hearst Patsy Bag

Gabriela Hearst seems to have a Midas touch when it comes to bags. Her Nina creation is sold out and rumour is that the waitlist is longer than 1500 names. Her bags are only available through her site, where customers can place their name on a waitlist that gives no further indication on when customers…

Analysis: Gucci vs Balenciaga

It’s no secret that Kering has struck gold by placing Alessandro Michele and Demna Gvasalia as creative directors of Gucci and Balenciaga, respectively. In the space of a few years, the two decaying houses have turned around to be powerhouses. Gucci is arguably the most powerful fashion house at the moment, and Balenciaga made waves…

Balenciaga: Victim of Its Own Success?

I fell in love with Demna Gvasalia in Summer 2017. I had just given birth, and his designs gave me the freedom to explore fashion unconstrained from tight waistlines or close fitting cuts that would be out of reach for a while. His style was a breath of fresh air. It made me feel as…