Archive: September, 2011

30 September 2011 11:11 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Spring 2012 Milan Runway Report: Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Prada And More

Models at the Bottega Veneta Spring 2012 Show via

Here is my Milan runway report from Fashion historians and observers have always found a direct relation between fashion and the economy. They have gone on to make certain trends as economic indicators—the lipstick index, the rise and fall of hemlines, and most recently, the sale of men’s underwear if Warren Buffet is to [...]


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28 September 2011 2:29 | Comments Off | Posted by

5 Things I Cannot Live Without… Peter Som. Plus: A Look At The Designer’s Spring 2012 Collection

Peter Som and looks from his spring 2012 collection

Peter Som has an enviable career. He has a successful eponymous collection, which he launched in 2001. Before that he had stints at Michael Kors and Bill Blass (he was made creative director from 2007-2008). His clothes have been worn by Hollywood actresses, New York-Paris-Hong Kong socialites, and most recently by the First Lady of [...]


26 September 2011 23:49 | 2 comments | Posted by

Fashion Spotlight On Men’s Velvet Slippers

The trend for velvet slippers. Clockwise from left: A look from Michael Bastian spring 2012; Alexander McQueen slippers with skull motif from Mr. Porter; Screw U embroidered slippers from Stubbs & Wootton; Ralph Lauren and his slippers; riffle motif slippers from Rugby

With the revival of classic dressing in menswear comes the trend for velvet slippers. Where as in the past they were associated with formal wear or for lounging at home with a cigar and a glass of brandy, the velvet slippers of today lend themselves to a whole range of styles. This was evident at [...]


26 September 2011 0:19 | Comments Off | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board of the Week… White


Following the mostly white spring 2012 collection of Raf Simons for Jil Sander—an exploration of the many design possibilities from the basic white shirt—Style Intel‘s mood board for this week is also on white. Think of marble Greco-Roman sculptures like those in the great hall of the Metropolitan Museum or white plaster versions like those [...]


22 September 2011 2:20 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Anne Hathaway Vamps It Up For Tod’s Signature Collection Campaign

Anne Hathaway for Tod's Signature Collection

Early this year Tod’s launched its Signature Collection, a new line of handbags and accessories made from a carefully researched and well-crafted material that the company hopes to become their “monogram”. The material is patent leather in deep jewel tones with dot indentations on a diamond pattern to represent the pebbles  found in the bottom [...]