Stepping Up
Fashion

Stepping Up

You may not know his name yet but you’ve most certainly seen his shoes. At only 28 years of age the self-taught Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana has become a cult designer of extreme footwear for those who prefer their style avant-garde and unique. His gravity-defying vertiginous heel-less platform shoes are favoured by both Lady … Continue reading

Designs on Daphne
Fashion

Designs on Daphne

She is one of the most recognisable style icons of today, inspiring the creations of countless designers. But Daphne Guinness has over the years proven she is much more than a mere clothes horse, trying her hand at fashion design, perfume, and film. This year the trained opera singer also embarks on her first musical … Continue reading

Hong Kong-Edimbourg
Culture / Travel

Hong Kong-Edimbourg

Kaiser Karl couldn’t have made his presence in Edinburgh any more obvious if he’d sent toyboy Baptiste Giabiconi down Princes Street in a float wearing nothing but a logoed double-C sporran. We had arrived in the city on the eve of the brand’s latest Metiers d’Art collection launch, Paris-Edimbourg, at Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of … Continue reading

Roland With The Times
Fashion

Roland With The Times

Since 2006 Roland Mouret redefined the dress with the sell-out Galaxy and Moon dresses and made a feminine, curvy figure desirable once more. Victoria Beckham was such a fan that, well, frankly the similarity of her first collection to Mouret’s didn’t go unremarked. He’s dressed Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Middleton, and Dita von Teese. … Continue reading