Creativity V Commerce

creativity commerce

Gareth Pugh & J.Crew SS13 As you no doubt gathered from the million and one times I’ve mentioned it, the issue of creativity V commerce has been a hot topic in fashion circles of late. Admittedly I'm pretty new to the industry but I do get the impression that, not so long ago commerce was something of a dirty word for designers and journos alike. To call a collection ‘commercial’ would be to insult it. No self respecting Central Saint Martins graduate would want their creations referred to in tawdry terms lie that. Looking back at the tradition of "visionaire"…

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La Petite Anglaise Turns Three!

La Petite Anglaise

Paris, where it all began... I can't believe it's been three years since I started La Petite Anglaise! In some ways it feels like the time has flown by, in others I can't imagine doing anything else, let alone how I filled my days before write ups, press appointments, breakfast (lunch, coffee and cocktail) meetings and the constant stream of emails took over. Never could I ever have imagined those first badly formatted posts would result in my getting to attend international fashion weeks, party in stylish cities around the world and meet some of the designers, editors and industry…

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Look Du Jour: Boy Girl Thing

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What: Boyfriend jeans: Paige Denim (c/o), Shirt: Gap, Belt: Black & Brown London (c/o), Shoes & Bag: Vince Camuto (c/o) Where: Vince Camuto Store Launch Party & J.Crew Cocktails & Cashmere Party If ever there was an occasion where pulling out all the sartorial stops was necessary, meeting J.Crew's Creative Director Jenna Lyons would be it. Given Jenna's well known knack for androgyny with a playful, girlish twist, I decided to resist the urge to reach for my usual after dark failsafe, the cocktail dress. I wanted to look cool, chic and fashion forward but with just the right amount…

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