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Nathalie Rykiel just confirmed that Sonja Rykiel will be the next guest designer for H&M. Beautiful, knitted Sonja Rykiel clothing made affordable by H&M is enough to make my winter.

I used to sigh with disdain as friends talked passionately of Gareth Pugh and his ‘creative genius’. As far I was concerned, Mr.Pugh was nothing but an arbiter of style without substance a sensationalist non-art artist or something to that effect. Then I saw this at Nick Knights…

Structured pieces juxtaposed with floaty, feminine drapery made their way down the runway at Bernard Chandran.  A strong collection with a clear story, flowing bamboo prints, wooden block sandals, avante garde face masks and conical headwear spoke of Chandrans far east cultural background. A silk kimono style dress…