x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

What's hot and what's not this week

What's hot and what's not in fashion this week

A file photo shows an employee holding a Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet, at Sotheby's auctioneers in London.
A file photo shows an employee holding a Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet, at Sotheby's auctioneers in London.

WHAT'S HOT?

Feline friends

A Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet designed by Jeanne Toussaint in 1952, which had belonged to the late Duchess of Windsor, sold for £4,521,250 (Dh26m) at Sotheby's this week. Miaow.

Charlotte Olympia

The shoe designer, whose high-glam platforms are available at Symphony in Dubai Mall, has just been shortlisted for the British Fashion Council's Fashion Fund scheme to nurture young fashion businesses.

Vintage again

From Kate Moss's perfume Vintage Muse to Alexa Chung's new TV show Thrift America, the old is still new in fashion.

 

WHAT'S NOT?

Wearing Lanvin for H&M

You can't move for Lanvin at H&M at fashion parties in Dubai and elsewhere, leading to some embarrassing "snap!" moments. Best to put these gems away for a while and bring them out when they reach vintage status.

The 1990s

Surely a bit too soon for a retrospective? Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris is about to open a new exhibition celebrating the decade that colour forgot, while the late Alexander McQueen's famous bumster trousers have been relaunched for the McQ line. Stop sniggering, now...

Bed bugs redux

The horrible insects are continuing to plague New York's fashion stores, with Juicy Couture's 650 Fifth Avenue shop being closed down while its infestation is dealt with.