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Putting the love back into preloved fashion

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Putting the love back into preloved fashion

Out with the old. In with the new.  New things entice us, but they don't have to be covered in packaging and smell of plastic to be novel and appealing. Preloved, second-hand, 'hand me downs,' and clothes from online preloved retailers such as MadamVirtue.com.au have boomed in recent years, with shoppers realising the environmental and style benefits of giving accessories and designer clothes a second life. Take away the guilt Guilt-free shopping is somewhat of a Holy Grail. What if you could buy clothes accessories with minimal environmental costs, and for somewhat a lesser price than purchasing that item new? By...

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Is it for men? Pharrell Williams for Chanel Gabrielle Campaign

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Is it for men? Pharrell Williams for Chanel Gabrielle Campaign

Who knew handbags could look so good on men? Karl Lagerfield knew exactly how good handbags look on men when he chose singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams to appear as the first ever male handbag model. Williams stars in the video campaign for the Gabrielle bag; named after the brand’s founder and utterly fabulous Gabrielle Chanel (more famously known by her nickname ‘Coco’). In the video, Pharrell explores an abandoned warehouse, seeking adventure at every turn while wearing the iconic Gabrielle bag. Soon enough Pharrell runs into a young boy (who looks suspiciously like a young Pharrell, no?) who shows him his...

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Why luxury consignment will continue to trend upwards

Why luxury consignment will continue to trend upwards

The search for one-of-a-kind treasures

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Paris Fashion Week 2018 – Highlights and Predictions

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Paris Fashion Week 2018 – Highlights and Predictions

Paris Fashion Week starts on 27 February and runs until 6 March and is arguably the most important fashion week for the international fashion industry. Designers from around the world will show their women’s ready-to-wear collections for autumn/winter 2018/19. The line-up includes the major French fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Hermès, alongside other European and international labels including Chloe, Issey Miyake, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen. Dior's Surrealist Inspiration Dior’s haute couture spring/summer 2018 collection is inspired by surrealist art and based around a monochrome colour palette with lots of sombre blacks and greys...

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