Cristina Sabaiduc: Practical Innovation

I was sad and surprised to read that Jonathan Saunders’ eponymous label is shutting down. From the outside, it appeared that Saunders’ was going from strength to strength. He’d secured backing from financier Eiesha Bharti Pasricha and his last show...
Burberry AW15: Free Spirit

Burberry AW15: Free Spirit

I’m a little late to the party in writing about the Burberry A/W15 show, but I’ve been snowed under with work and only now can I raise my head above the chaos. Christopher Bailey’s last few collections have payed homage a past that one wouldn’t...
Tomboy in a Tutu

Tomboy in a Tutu

When I was a little girl I loved to dress up in a pink tutu and host tea parties for my collection of dolls. I also liked to play rough and tumble games with the boys in my class at school. To this day I enjoy a lot of things that are considered classically feminine...
Judy Wu AW15 – Contemporary heirlooms

Judy Wu AW15 – Contemporary heirlooms

During London Fashion Week I came down with a stinking cold and I ducked out of a couple of shows. I was gutted to miss the lovely Judy Wu’s AW15 collection. Judy’s label is young, debuting in 2013, but she hit the ground running with killer outerwear and...
Central Saint Martins Graduate Show

Central Saint Martins Graduate Show

It’s impossible to discuss the Central Saint Martins graduate show without referencing the late Louise Wilson, who was the course director of the MA in fashion from 1992 to 2014. She passed away last May. Her alumnus includes Alexander McQueen, Jonathan...
Teatum Jones AW15 – Raggedy Soul

Teatum Jones AW15 – Raggedy Soul

The Teatum Jones show is a highlight of fashion week; Catherine and Rob design the sort of clothes that I want to wear. These aren’t clothes that are made to be sexy, however there’s an inherent confidence and beauty woven into each piece that is...

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