Monday, June 23, 2014

Menswear Spring 2015 Review: Diesel Black Gold

It's all feeling very British post-punk on the Diesel Black Gold runway, with the models rocking bangs and skinny pants, oozing a sense of rebellious formal wear. 

Here's what I love about the collection: It can be easily adapted to any market, with luxe sport jackets hitting the Jozi Shore mark, parkas for the bearded, Sgt Pepper types and trenches and blazers making an appearance for formal wear. 

And that's the craziest part of this collection, the fact that while all the surface elements scream punk and edge, there are some quality formal pieces just tucked away between the melange and leather. 

These are my favourite looks though:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Charles Finch & Chanel Pre BAFTA Party: An Editorial Red Carpet

Events make a big deal of the heavily branded step and repeat, and no matter how chic the backdrop is, it really isn't. 

So of course Charles Finch and Chanel had to knock the Pre BAFTA party out of the park by scrapping the step and repeat entirely and instead, photographing each of their celeb guests in an editorial-meets-casting fashion, which translated into something so purely fashionable and stunning that I can't help but wonder why this wasn't done before?

Just, just look at it...

Friday, January 10, 2014

iMerchandise: A Fashion Buyer's Dream

The life of a fashion buyer is one that is fraught with rushed shopping trips, hurried runway analysis and a stack of invoices (whether physical or in your inbox) that will bury you before the season has even begun.

Cue David Secul's brainchild, the iPhone app iMerchandise.

Here's an app that simplifies the life of a buyer by allowing them to not only order the items they want, but also to create moodboards, share the hottest items on social media, keep a track of the best events, organise their images, suppliers, invoices, and even export the contents whenever you need to.