Inside Grazia HQ: What We Loved This Week From Jerome Dreyfuss Bags To Mark Ronson And Erykah Badu At Esprit
1. New bag hero
We were bowled over by the charming Jerome Dreyfuss when he visited London this week. He's one half of a super-stylish power couple (the other half being designer Isabel Marant. The new S/S 13 collection is a fabulous mix of colours, prints and textures, we just can’t resist. A true unsung hero in the bag world, but with Net-a-porter ordering 1,000 units his brand is going up, up and up!
Check out Jerome's Margiela kicks
2. The countdown to LFW
With less than a week to go until the real games begin samples are flying around the world to make deadlines and start fittings ASAP. We stopped by the Sass & Bide offices this week, where the plans were very much in full flow with a killer FROW being lined up as we speak. We just can’t wait to see what the design duo have in store for us this S/S 13. If only we had super powers to see through these boxes the collection was shipped in from Australia.
3. The shirt wardrobe solved!
We stopped by Start Boutique this week and paid a visit to Brix Smith-Start. She talked us through all her new cool brands and there may have been a purchase (or two). We couldn’t resist the new shirt collection, courtesy of her husband and partner in crime, Mr Start. His tailor made men’s collection is going mental so it only seemed fitting for him to design Mr Start Woman which features six key shirt styles that are total wardrobe basics made in the highest quality. There is also an embellished collar and bib prices which make for great add-on accessories. Prices start from £120 and the collection is in store now. www.start-london.com
3. All aboard for Esprit
On Tuesday we flew to Cologne courtesy of Esprit to view the new S/S 13 collection. Once there, we 'hopped on board' an Esprit plane around the globe with models dressed as air stewardesses who took us on a tour around the building, each room leading to another country. Italy, France and Shanghai to name a few played a part. Erika Badu performed and Mark Ronson celebrated his birthday and hit to the decks. Oh what fun we had!
Models gone camping in Esprit
All in a days work, models in Esprit in LA
Now that's what we call a salad bar
She returns! Erykah Badu
The Birthday Boy on the decks
5. April May I?
Diane Goldstein has a glowing CV. She set up a company with her husband that is the epitome of Parisian coolness. It's all in the mix, metallic denim, checks and sequins, leather with t-shirts all very rock 'n' roll. Diane also works her materials hard. This season she has painted lace and machine washed leather – who knew! We just love the gold skeleton sequin back gown, the printed denim and the checked shirt/jacket. The collection arrives exclusively in Harvey Nichols today. We want to be an April May girl.
6. H&M design awards collection released!
The Anna Della Russo collection isn't the only H&M collaboration on the horizon! Having held a design competition to find young new talent back in February, winner Stine Riis’ collection hits store on the 20th February. It's a mix of sci-fi and minimal tailored pieces sure to stand out from the crowd and a nice contrast to Della Russo’s whacky and wonderful collection.