Have you ever walked around a museum, looking at paintings of women wearing layers of corsets, boning and bustles, yourself wearing a crisp white shirt and boyfriend jeans, and wondered who you had to thank for transforming the way women have dressed through the decades? Gaby Agnion, founder of Chloe and pioneer of prêt-a-porter, was that transformer of fashion – from frumpy and formal, to effortless and chic. Chloe, and sister line See by Chloe, offer women feminine pieces, oozing irreverent glamour. With celebrity muses including Olivia Palermo and Carmen Kass, Chloe focuses on quality cuts and fabrics to create the feel of luxury, and will be available in store and online at PRESS from November. Having worked at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Gucci, Claire Waight Keller now sits at the helm of the Parisian fashion powerhouse, succeeding Karl Lagerfeld and Celine’s Phoebe Philo. On the eve of her 5th fashion week as head of house, she chats to Cherry Brearley from PRESS about her inspirations, essential investments for this autumn, and how she balances work and family life. […]
Press has hit headlines - this week's Ham and High features a story on our 'Oh My Dog, You're Fabulous' competition, with Brody starring as our "spokesmodel"! Send your entries in to firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @PRESSshop, and we'll see you at the show up on Primrose Hill on the Saturday 7th September!
On a warm, summery evening last week PRESS hosted our first ever ‘Swop Shop’ – a night of guiltless shopping all in the name of charity. In partnership with Mary Portas’ ‘Living and Giving’ foundation, whose stores support Save the Children, the event was a chance to raise awareness of the charity’s work, to recycle past season clothing that might otherwise be thrown out and to raise funds for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. […]
Let us introduce Gat Rimon, a cult Parisian label newly stocked at PRESS. The Gat Rimon woman is audacious, bold, and undeniably modern; chic and pulled together, she exudes understated cool in every instance - this season wearing shearling-look coats, chunky knit fisherman sweaters, boxy, boyfriend shirts and super-soft sand-washed scarves. The AW13 Gat Rimon [...]
The much-awaited second delivery of Golden Goose has arrived - a black leather low-top, £275, and a black and brown mid-top with suede brogue detailing, £295, are in-store (and soon to be added online) now!
This week Jess has chosen the printed cotton poplin dress from Carven's pre-Fall collection for our staff pick of the week. "Carven is all about the prints this coming season, and this dress is a good transeasonal style to carry us into winter without surrendering everything to black. It's light enough to wear with bare [...]