As Paris Fashion Week closes for another season, The sybarite takes a look back at some our favourite trends from the romantic capital…
Outerwear took on a much-needed weather-proof route with vinyl making it’s way through the catwalks of Lanvin, Saint Laurent and Chloé at Paris
Fashion Week. Prepare for a wet autumn/winter ’17 with these stylish yet functional additions to your wardrobe.
It began to make itself felt in Milan, but flashes of metallic tailoring are proliferating in Paris - most notably at Dries Van Noten. The designer's 100th show was a riot of colour with numerous archive prints overlaid with new graphics, each prompting a Proust Madeleine moment that meant one almost missed the metallic oil-slick oversized jackets.
Elsewhere at Lemaire, languid silver trousers squeezed their way into a collection largely filled with washed out blues and pinks, slipping in at the end to electrify a standard issue blue buttoned dress. And at Koché? Metallic blue short suits brought a new grown-up feel to Christelle Kocher's signature street-beat aesthetic. Time to switch up your all-black tailoring template, and sub in metallics with your neutrals.
VBrief history lesson: the 'polka', a Czech form of dance, derives from the Polish for "woman"; in Czech it translates to "little girl". The cartoonish print is unabashedly feminine - Christian Dior used it in his New Look collection, in what Vogue reported was a "direct, unblushing plan to make women extravagantly, romantically, eyelash-battingly female". For
Autumn, Winter ’17, Balenciaga used coin-sized dots adorned a couture gown created to mark the centennial of the French house. At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson employed them to uncharacteristically naïve effect, printed on tightly-pleated and ruffled silks. At Jacquemus, they were fat and globular, comprising the uniform for a Parisian girl who fell in love with a gypsy in the south of France.
If you fancy swapping the traditional chocolate egg with something a little more wow this Easter, here’s our pick of the cutest and most luxurious gifts that will make even the most chocolate-loving kids smile.
As soon as Jason introduced himself to me at the Cobella hair salon in Kensington, his wealth of experience and professionalism oozed out. I was straight away comfortable to be in his very capable hands and even though he graciously talked me through the colours I could go for, I had no qualms in telling him I trusted him explicitly - and I am so glad I did because right now I am loving my hair!
Caviar has unveiled the ‘pure gold’ variant of Apple hearables.
At $108,000, the pure gold cans “look elegant, and emphasize the status of the owners and their impeccable taste”.
Apparently, they are made for those who “want to always be on top.”
A front row ticket to London Fashion Week London Fashion Week reclaimed it’s annual emblem this year, with the first-ever hybrid of digital and physical showcases and appointments, in light of the pandemic era.
Not just yachts darling - we're talking superyachts.
As the ever-opulent 2022 Monaco Yacht Week begins, join us as we explore the Galaxy Superyacht. The interior expertly crafted by Njord (by Bergman) x Northern Lights.
On view from May 6 – June 16, 2021, Hamid Nii Nortey’s new series of glamorous urban scenes bear witness to Africa’s transforming urban landscape and to its burgeoning middle classes, thereby reclaiming ownership over prevailing narratives of poverty and war.
Jane Lombard Gallery will be hosting Pattern Language, an exhibition of new paintings by Squeak Carnwath. The artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, Pattern Language
presents the viewer with intricate visual archives that entangle public observation and private
introspection. The exhibition will be on view from April 29th to June 4th, with an opening
reception April 29th from 5 - 7 PM.