Kristin Knox
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My name is Kristin Knox and I write The Clothes Whisperer blog one of the UK's leading fashion blogs with an emphasis on engaging editorial copy rather than personal style. My dog Butters also runs a "dlog" (dog+blog), a satirical and tongue-in-cheek take on fashion and the blogopshere. I am also the author of the bestselling Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation and my second book, forthcoming from Bloomsbury and Getty Images, Culture to Catwalk, will be published in September.

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Entries by Kristin Knox

More Wang for Your Buck

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (09:03)

Last week, the other ankle boot dropped. In the latest installment of fashion musical chairs, following the announcement of the departure of Nicolas Ghesquière from the helm of Balenciaga after 15 long years, Alex Wang was proclaimed official heir apparent. Thus begins the second transatlantic migration of Stateside talent to...

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Donatella Versace "Versus" The Mid-Market

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (14:11)

This week, Gianni Versace S.p.A. announced that it was cutting loose young British designer Christopher Kane from the helm of its second line, Versus. Signora Versace is not seeking to replace him, per se. Instead, she is employing a curious new tactic, as the press release reported: a "strategic repositioning...

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We Need to Talk About YSL...

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (00:00)

We need to talk about Yves Saint Laurent. Excuse me, Saint Laurent Paris. No, make that Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Or is it simply Saint Laurent? Bugger. Anyway, when I say we have to "talk," I don't mean about the clothes. Given that I did not even bother requesting...

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L'Olympique C'est Chic: Social Media, Sport & Style

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (19:32)

I remember a time when the words "Olympics" and "style watch" used in the same sentence amounted to little more than counting the sequins on the tiny tumbling leotards of gymnasts, preppy lusting over the equestrian britches and giggling at the swimmers' Speedos before they elongated to those little shorts...

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Ten Over-Exposed Trends From Fashion Week

(2) Comments | Posted 14 May 2012 | (14:00)

As you can probably tell (or most likely have seen or read for yourself, depending on how closely you involve yourself with the show milieu), the street style thing of late has transcended to a whole new dimension of CRAY. So much so that this season I even witnessed a...

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I Copy & Paste Therefore I Am

(10) Comments | Posted 26 March 2012 | (00:00)

When I was still ensconced in the Ivory Towers of academia, the "absent-minded" appropriation of someone else's words into one's own essay for the submitting amounted to the deployment of fear-inducing word followed by one career-wrecking remedial action. Those would be plagiarism and expulsion, respectively. And I don't just mean...

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Sign of the Times: The Kooples V. Carrie Bradshaw

(1) Comments | Posted 1 November 2011 | (23:00)

If I had a quarter for every time I described my profession/lifestyle to people just to have them come back to me and quip, "Why, you're just like Carrie Bradshaw!" I'd have more Manolos than I'd know what to do with. Sex and style, those two little monosyllabic words that,...

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Occupy Wall Street Style

(1) Comments | Posted 12 October 2011 | (00:00)

The world is an unstable place right now, even more precarious than the revolving-door-situation at Dior or tottering in this season's highest platform pump (please read: sarcasm), so I find it quite moralising, for once, that my fellow countrymen, in particular, my fellow American liberals long accused of all talk...

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The Best Seat in the House?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2011 | (18:45)

As we find ourselves in the middle of yet another New York Fashion Week (of the Spring Summer 2012 installation), my fifth season, to be precise, I find myself once again pondering the riddle of the runway show seating chart. Like that of the Sphinx, the answer is at once...

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The Death of the Trend

(1) Comments | Posted 2 August 2011 | (10:00)

When French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes declared the author dead in 1967,
shock waves reverberated throughout the literary stratosphere. Today, I'd like to posit a similarly outlandish claim as it pertains to this dear fashion industry of ours: the trend, as we plunge towards Autumn/Winter 2011/12...

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Money Can't Buy Cool: The Fashion Week Swag Bag

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2011 | (13:07)

I've just returned from a four day stint at Berlin Fashion Week's Spring Summer 2012 installment, where, amongst the perpetual land of the German hipsters, I was reminded of a fact that's not particularly novel, but worth a wee rumination: the canvas bag as coveted fashion currency. The...

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Fashion vs. Racism: Not All Models Are Created Equal

(1) Comments | Posted 3 July 2011 | (19:26)

The question of racism and fashion is one that comes around every couple of years, like palazzo pants. And since March, thanks to the toxic tirade of John Galliano, the industry has once again assumed the position in front of the firing squad and the age-old discussion has returned to...

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