Ooh! When we heard last year that Narciso Rodriguez was going to launch a diffusion line online with ebay we were happy bunnies ‘cos his sleek, timeless sporty bits and scrumptious coats have never been in our price range and this line starts at around £50 for a t shirt. Bargain! We’ve had our first peek at the collection today and we lurve the nifty little jersey dresses with colour flashes and his reversible mac. He’s not let down our expectations.
The mini collection of eight pieces for S/S allows us a way into the world of designer minimalism. It’s all about the smooth lines, flat colours and perfect details. It’s a huge, huge trend for S/ S what with the likes of Phoebe Philo working at Celine, the big buzz around Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein back in vogue. Interestingly enough, it was Calvin that taught Narciso to sew in the first place.
Mr Klein’s right hand man for years - who even designed the wedding dress for Calvin’s second wife and was always thought to be a successor to head of the brand - eventually branched out under his own name when Calvin left in 2003 and that honour went to Francisco Costa instead. And that’s your Friday fashion fix, fact fans.
- Naomi Attwood