Monthly Archives: January 2011

Made in China

By |January 30th, 2011|

Trying to shake off its reputation of cheap mass-produced imports, China’s manufacturing arm is removing the shackles from the past to re invent itself with a focus on new design talent, and a quality angle that will, or at least should, have some heads turning.  And rightly so.

I’ve worked with […]

bag lady

By |January 30th, 2011|

I wouldn’t say my obsession with bags has been life long but certainly over the past 10 years my love and affection has grown significantly.

Moving from large totes that contain a little less than the kitchen sink I have moved recently towards clutches and have around 15 or so which […]

Tailoring as sharp as Debby Harry’s cheekbones

By |January 21st, 2011|

Sometimes I wish I was a bloke – no, it’s true. It’s not about the car nor the geeky apple items that smack me across the head with jealousy it’s the tailoring that does it.

What specifically am I on about now?….. EHUD menswear, that’s what.

His new collection shown in Paris […]

Japan hits London with minimalism and pleats

By |January 21st, 2011|

Thrilled to see that The Barbican has extended  its showing of Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion til the 6th Feb and even happier to note that the V&A will start a career retrospective of Yohji Yamamoto on the 12th March.

I wouldn’t say that my own personal style revolves […]

Fred Perry’s disco twin sets

By |January 21st, 2011|

I’ve always been a fan of Fred Perry.

I was never a mod nor a skin but for some reason I loved their simple branding and their desire to stay true to the heritage.

I even interviewed with them once for a product developers position – It went down to me and […]

What, Why, How..

By |January 20th, 2011|

Simply put – this is a space for general observations on fashion, the creative industry and any miscellaneous articles that catch my eye.

There is no logic to the order nor the content – it’ll be general musings.