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.
some great street style photos by WWD and GQ UK
For a while now I’ve been mainly sticking to gold jewelry, but lately I’ve been drawn more and more back to silver – maybe silver feels lighter in the warm Milano weather, or maybe it simply goes better with my current outfit choices – but either way a touch of silver jewelry seems like a nice change.
(photo creds: fashiontoast & song of style)
For Chanel’s Pre-Fall ’13/’14 line Karl Largerfeld brought the brand and its followers to Scotland; now, for Resort ’14 Karl’s brought us all the way to 100 degree Singapore.
When asked by Style.com whether Singapore was chosen as a way to further penetrate the Asian market, and whether or not he had done research as a result, Karl replied: “I research with instinct, you see. It has to be a vague impression, but don’t get into the details. Reinvent the details.” Read the full article here on Style.com.
The show itself was pretty great, a bit more Coco inspired and a little less Karl – pearls, easy fabrics, and neutral colors with a boyish flair.