Chaotic utopias

The beautiful and the grotesque, the everyday and the surreal – chaotic, abstract utopias. Glass last covered the work of remarkable Japanese artist, Yutaka Inagawa, in 2009 just as the first major retrosp...

Wedding belle

Me and weddings don’t mix. Firstly there’s the travel. The current fashion is for the entire party to move en mass to more sunnier climes than our rain-sodden shores can provide. This becomes a “mini break”...

Art as life

It has been 40 years since a Bauhaus exhibition has been on show in the UK and its opening at the Barbican cannot have been more timely.The year 2012 means the Olympics to Britain and the spirit of unity wh...

A definite shoe in

I love being a woman. The sartorial choices available to me are immense and the ideals, oh so attainable. Stark angular and Belgian during the darker winter months, ruffled, printed and exuberantly Italian ...

A night among the stars

Showers of sequins, exuberant feathers, embroidered transparencies stretched across a lithe frame, slashes in silk jersey so high they should have been illegal and long languid looks on some of the most sen...

The Changing of the Guard

There was a time when a royal warrant sealed a brand’s reputation. The stiff upper lip and old boys club of Burlington Arcade ensured you were at least halfway to becoming an icon. It didn’t matter if the p...

Cream of the crop

September in the capital is inevitably grey and a little dull. However summer was definitely here when the collections presented at London Fashion Week gave us a brief respite from our “challenging” British...