Mermaids, sirens and the fashion imagination

“We are all aware of the importance of hydration, but fashion has been drowning in its own aquaphilia as of late. Peruse through SSENSE or Farfetch and you’ll see the sea everywhere: Sea-shell bras from Blumarine and Dsquared2, fishing-net-inspired knits from Marni, starfish earrings from David Koma and Loewe’s conch dress —marine motifs are no longer limited to the confines of the “vacation shop.” […]

What’s behind fashion’s obsession with metallics?

The latest essay in my ON TRENDS series unpacks why high shine fabrics, shimmering textures and all-over sequins are taking over runways, red carpets and sidewalks—day and night. “2023’s must-have accessory? Protective sunglasses. Given the current state of fashion, we are all officially at risk of being blinded by shine. Sequins, crystals, lamé, gloss, satin […]