I have always wanted a vintage Chanel bag. Doesn't every single girl the whole world over?Yet my desire flies in the face of everything I love about seeking out the unique, finding and wearing the hitherto unfound. As much as I am beguiled by the soft criss crossed leather, the swinging gold chain and the evocative logo I fight against my instincts because Young British Designer is all about finding the Chanels of tomorrow. Whilst obviously appreciating all that has gone before.Yesterday we unwrapped the new J.W.Anderson Pre-Fall Collection. We had ordered some bags but were yet to see them up close. Three oversized clutches. One black, one white, one patent burgundy.But in real life.Oh my.I've never wanted to hug a bag before. These bags a..
Sometimes a pair of shoes gets into your head and won't let go. You can see yourselves in them, see them making every outfit burst into life, see everyone staring at your gorgeous new heels. What you absolutely can't see is your life, your wardrobe, your summer without them. T's been that way with me since I laid eyes on the Sirena skyscraper heels from Atalanta Weller. They are everything I love about young British designers and they are everything I love, personally, in a shoe. They are high. But being made by Atalanta I know that I will be able to walk in them all day long with that peculiar springy comfort only her designs give me. They have an element of strapped up bondage about them. Something that makes me feel at once s..
There's a new feeling in the air. It's to do with January and February being done. It's to do with the last few glorious days of unexpected sunshine telling of wonders to come. And the daffodils. And the snowdrops. And sweet smelling hyacinths too. (And did we mention the new summer brights arriving on a daily basis from our bright young designers?) It's to do with Easter being in view, with summer holidays being investigated, discussed and booked, with opaque tights starting to look, well, opaque. In a bad way. But for us at Young British Designers it's mostly about the wonderful new season deliveries fit to burst their boxes with colour and all manner of delectation. There are just so many pieces making our eyes pop and our he..