miles aldridge

Miles Aldridge is a Central St. Martins graduate who spent a brief time directing pop music videos before turning to fashion photography.

He has been published in Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numero, The New York Times, The New Yorker and others. His work is bold and glamorous and he almost makes the women he features look as if they’re dolls.

However, Aldridge define the women in his photographs as “in a state of contemplation” and asks viewers to imagine their inner lives.

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skirts.

christopher kane, tibi, carven, oscar de la renta, alice + olivia, roland mouret, tibi, sass & bide, the row, lanvin

photo cred: caroline’s mode, street style aesthetic, easy fashion

men’s only.

There is a fantastic article today on online-fashion-magazine The Business of Fashion that discusses the new trend within brands to open up men’s only flagships. Large fashion houses such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s and Jimmy Choo have all hopped on the bandwagon designing experiences for men built somewhat like old-world British gentlemen’s clubs.

It’s an interesting move, however in most companies womenswear still contributes significantly more to overall profits. Whether or not companies receive a significant return on investment on these elaborate menswear stores will be something to watch in the next few seasons.

 

 

it’s about time J.Crew

One thing from the States that is definitely missed here in Milan is being able to shop at J.Crew from their own website and not 3rd party sites like Net-A-Porter. For many speculated reasons J.Crew has yet to open up a physical store in the whole of Europe. It was rumored they were to open a boutique in London last fall, but they chose to enter the Asian market instead.

Even an online presence in Europe was lacking until now. J.Crew now allows Europeans to shop in their own currency, buy directly from the website with no extra custom charge and a standard shipping rate; and in perfect time too, there’s nothing better than some new preppy J.Crew threads for summer. Let the shopping begin!

View some of our favorite looks from the J.Crew Collection lookbook below.

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