Just stumbled upon forwardforward.com which 'specialises in emerging designers and progressive collections', including Alexander Wang's Spring 09 collection, definitely one of my favourite collections of the season.
Other labels I am loving are: Acne Jeans; Henrik Vibsokv and YigalAzrouel.
Playsuits are another tricky trend that seems to make an appearance now and again, not really make that much of an impression, then dies again. This time though they seem to be sticking around, and although I have a strange adoration for them, I have never worked up the courage to rock one.
If I can get my hands on one of these Miss Selfridge numbers before they go though, this might just be the chance I was waiting for. Not only rocking the jumpsuit trend but check out that 80's vibe!
Two of my favourite places in the world, NYC and Topshop have now been introduced to each other with the new store opening in SoHo on Thursday which included true Brit style icon and supermodel Kate Moss. When I was there, New Yorkers couldn't get enough of the 'London Look', the style that still has that Punk edge, where innovative ideas and carelessness add to it's attraction to it's American counterparts.
So New York now have Topshop. And where the four-storey shop has 200 staff, 32 changing rooms and a DJ booth suspended from the ceiling, Topshop's billionaire owner, Sir Phillip Green has indicated that he anticipates up to 15 US stores, including in Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston.
Despite the recession, I think the US is going to welcome Topshop with open arms and it may well be one of the few British retailers to be a success! Rock on!
Adding to the growing list of designers signing up to do a capsule collection for H&M is Matthew Williamson who is set to launch his new collection to 200 of the chain's stores worldwide, on April 23rd.
The collection will feature sharp tailoring - like the chic bright blue tapered leg suit - as well as dresses, tops and he has focused on including 'iconic pieces from his archives' and reworking them for H&M to include 'defining aspects' of his signiture style, including colour and his iconic use of peacock motif which he also used a base for the colour palette with rich hues of blues, chartreuse and emerald.
He has also designed a menswear collection, with no details released as yet.
Be interested to see it in store as previous collections have been disappointing, expecially in terms of quality, granted it's H&M but that's the best thing about H&M, if you've got the eye, you can't tell it's H&M whereas the previous capsule collections, you definately could.