Your new fashion destination department. With ribbons and bits of lace very Gucci, the offcuts bin is unexpectedly stylish.
Quite literally the year to namecheck. When Biba advertised a checked dress in the Daily Mirror and received over 17,000 orders. More than 50 years later, Victoria Beckham and Whistles’ checks are no less popular.
Northern Soul is your soundtrack
See Topman Design, where it was mixed with Billy Idol. It might be sacrilege for purists but the result – tight trousers and patched tops – felt right for S/S 16.
Pay attention to your heels
Backless shoes are a thing, thanks to Gucci and Balenciaga. Pedicures with extra buffing are now an essential.
No longer just for pasty-skinned teenagers. Louis Vuitton referenced Minecraft, of all things, and Duncan Jones – aka son of Bowie – has directed Warcraft, based on World Of… but you knew that already.
Fashion spelling bee alert
Anyone who has mastered ‘Delevingne’ has a new challenge. This season’s favourite model, Lineisy Montero, apparently pronounced “Lin-a-see”.
Totally allowed all year round. See the amount of metallics on the catwalk (Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Louis Vuitton) and actual tinsel at Loewe.
Study Formula One
Now on the fashion radar thanks to racing cars whizzing across sweaters at Prada.
It’s time to watch Drive again
Ryan Gosling’s jacket continues to speed down the catwalks. Similar satin bombers have been spotted at Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. Buy vintage for insider points.
This season’s watch is set to decadent o’clock. Time to leave the house, post-cocktail, wearing a wisp of a slipdress.