Remembering Isabella Blow

© Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Edited by Alistair O’Neill with photography by Nick Knight

With a major exhibition showcasing over a hundred pieces from her personal clothing collection soon set to open at London’s Somerset House, accompanied by a catalogue edited by Alistair O’Neill with photography by Nick Knight, Colin McDowell remembers the remarkable Isabella Blow.

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In Defense of a Free Fashion Press

Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes sitting front row | Source: theluxechronicles.com

Fashion critics and journalists should be allowed to publish critical and substantial commentary on fashion shows without brands banning them from runway shows, says Colin McDowell, a member of the recently launched BoF 500.

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Colin’s Column | The Focused Modesty of Azzedine Alaïa

Alaïa S/S 1991 | Source: Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

On the eve of a major retrospective on Azzedine Alaïa, curated by Olivier Saillard and staged at the newly re-opened Musée Galliera, Colin McDowell reflects on the life and work of the great couturier.

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Colin’s Column | Ermenegildo Zegna Does Australia, Big-Time

Australian Sheep | Source: Zegna Facebook Page

Fresh from a trip down under, where he was schooled in the age-old process of wool production, Colin McDowell shares his experience of the over-the-top Australian extravaganza to celebrate the fiftieth edition of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophy.

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