DKNY are embracing the whole local/global and curating trends with their first concept store. From east to west London and from uptown NYC to downtown, all over the world different neighbourhoods have their own, individual styles. What American design powerhouse DKNY have done is to take their approach to an even more refined, local, boutique level.
It's that time of year again (although the weather would certainly disagree); with spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, candy colours are back! Flicking through the glossy pages of this month's Vogue, I can't help but be drawn to the ice blues, gentle lilacs, soft pinks, mint greens and lemon yellows.
Who has to wear a suit to work? I count myself lucky that it's not enforced at my place of work and I can choose whether I go casual or smart. Thanks to the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and a boom in the creative industries, turning up to work looking super smart is no longer seen as a requirement.
Two young entrepreneurs who are proving that we all still love a slice of the USA are Sophie and Ella Berman, founders of London Love LA. The sisters run an online vintage clothing boutique, where they source vintage and thrift pieces from LA locations (they travel there all year round), selling them from their London base.
Just when spring was all worked out - the standard pastel highlight, floral punches and the really good demi-heel - there remains a difficulty. Monochrome. In my youthful orchestra-playing experience, black and white worn together dictates a look that screams 'catering staff', and that's something I'd never wish on anyone.
Two power gays for the price of one? There's a lot to like about identical twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten - the stylish duo that have created must-have fashion with Dsquared2.