Tangent Wrap Up Milan Menswear Fall 2014!

From left; Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared2 We are not going to talk about the diminishing size of Milan Fashion Week or its lack of contemporary blood, because frankly, we are all well aware of the situation. And beyond that, what Milan is creating is grand and shouldn’t be overshadowed by a fear of doom and gloom. No, Milan is not as colourful and conceptual as London, or as heartwarming and blood-pumping as Paris, but Milan has... Read More

TANGENT’S CHRISTMAS LUST LIST for HIM & HER

Tis the season to be very, very well dressed. Here we’ve rounded up the creme de la creme of lust worthy goodies to give, or better yet, get! We’ve been good girls and boys Santa, we swear…  For HER: From left; 10. Delfina Delettrez earring, 9. Ellery dress, 8. Missoni Mare bikini 10. Delfina Delettrez gold, pearl and enamel single earring at Matches Fashion - Secure a kiss with this understated piece. 9. Ellery tenpin strapless... Read More

Metallic Madness by Gucci

Jump on the metallic bandwagon with this tote by Gucci. The bronze hue will match any outfit from Spring through to Winter. Go mad here.  Read More

Italian Glamour at the V&A in 2014

Valentino posing with models near the Trevi Fountain in Rome, July 1967 You don’t have to travel to Italy to love it. Perhaps you just really like spaghetti and meatballs, or some oiled up men and women naked on a beach, or maybe you just still declare, “That’s it, I’m going to Rome” every time you view, okay, think about, the film Roman Holiday. If you are lucky enough to have been to Italy, or are Italian, or just know some fabulous Italians,... Read More

Milan Spring 2014 Womenswear Tangent Mag Wrap Up!

Prada Spring 2014 Most of us are probably aware of the diminishing size of Milan Fashion Week in comparison to the gigantic size of New York and the respectable selection of designers who choose to present in Paris and London. However, the following Spring 2014 shows proved more than ever that small can be very, very mighty. Most of the designers who show in Milan are, if not some of our favourites, then the most established and prominent in the fashion... Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci get 70’s Fever for ‘Rush’

Formula One racing doesn’t exactly make you think high fashion, but back in the 70’s, drivers were champions on and off the track. Team their success with the sexy-style of the era and you have a formula that will melt hearts. Enter this year’s biopic action, Rush. Rush looks at the on and off track relationship between rival racing champions Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Hunt, an infamous womanizer and British ‘rock star’ is portrayed by... Read More

Milan Spring 2014 Menswear Tangent Mag Wrap-Up!

Prada Spring Summer 2014 The standard of designers who present in Milan is so high, and often so established, that sometimes we wonder what could possibly come next? How does one raise a bar that is seemingly already at it’s highest point? The trick this season seems to be having powerful and multiple influences. From one extreme; sleek, streamlined, sophisticated all white suits through to matchy-matchy shorts and shirts in bright florals or lime... Read More

Gucci Galore! Sex, Power and Sophistication for AW13

A few short weeks prior to giving birth to her first child, there is no signs of Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini going soft and maternal with her work. This Gucci AW13 collection simply roared. Luxe was piled on more luxe with a feast of astrakhan fur, leather, calfskin, feathers and shiny black python. Silhouettes were body conscious and took references from both the forties and the seventies. The colour palette was predominately... Read More

The Gucci Must-Have!

From the collection we are all still dreaming about this Gucci fedora lust-have is a must-have! Available at net-a-porter.  Read More

Milan Fashion Week SS12 – Day 1 Wrap-up

Milan fashion week has started off with true glamour.  Milan has carried through with some of the 1920′s references from New York this season, and, the sport luxe, flower power and vibrant print trends from London. However we can definitely see that famous Milan ‘gloss’, start to glaze over the season with its usual sensuality. The highlight of day one has to be Gucci. Frida Giannini has some sixth sense about how to create conceptual... Read More

Gucci – Green With Envy

With its classic gold horsebit hardware and embellished tassles, this Gucci python handbag for Fall 2011 will have everyone green with envy, and rightly so. Get your colour block on and grab it from net-a-porter.  Read More

Gucci- It’s Cold Outside Baby!

Who can complain about the weather with these furry masterpieces? Gucci we are in love.  Read More

Gucci Sssssexy!

Slither into your next soireé in these sexy python masterpieces from Gucci.  Read More

Gucci Fall 2011 Campaign in High Glamour

High end glamour is celebrated another time with excellence by Mert and Marcus in Gucci’s new Fall 2011 campaign. This highly polished series features Abbey Lee Kershaw, Joan Smalls, Emily Baker, Sigrid Agren, Lenz Von Johnston, Anthon Wellsjo and Duco Ferwerda. Probably the most accomplished glamorous campaign of the season.  Read More

Gucci Pre-Fall 2011 Campaign: Mert & Marcus go for a Montage!

Mert & Marcus continue their Fall 2011 campaign domination with a beautiful projected montage for Gucci’s pre-fall collection. Glamazon Sigrid Agren poses in the campaign images which have been projected onto the male lead.  The hierarchy created in the composition predicts power will go to the Gucci woman this season.  Read More

Mert & Marcus heat up Gucci Spring 11

Putting yet another Spring 11 Campaign under their belt Mert & Marcus amped up colour in Gucci’s poolside fantasy. Intense and luminously sexy, the series features Karmen Pedaru, Nikola Jovanovic, Joan Smalls and Hailey Clauson, lounging in a hyper-hued dreamscape. Keeping the deep tans and extreme colour concentration that are a consistent theme through their recent work with Gucci, this campaign seemed lighter and brighter, which was realized... Read More

Timeless

These black and purple wrist numbers from Gucci are the timeless way to tell the time!  Read More

Great Gun

Tom Gunn has become a firm favourite on the luxury leather footwear scene with their opposing colours and textures and streamlined silhouettes, which cradle the foot in comfort no matter how high the heel goes. Gabrielle Thompson and Shannon Gunn started Tom Gunn with this exact desire in mind, statement footwear without the pain. Their vision materialized as unique luxurious shoes, instantly recognizable for their contrasting bold colours and visibly... Read More

Going Ga Ga for Gucci

This little crocodile trim number from Gucci Cruise 2011 screams Gucci luxury luggage featuring all the things that made Gucci famous but with a slightly more overt alter-ego and a touch of oriental mode that makes it completely different and totally irresistible.  Read More

Too Cute: J-Lo And Her Tiny Tots Star In Gucci For Kids Campaign

Max and Emme Lopez, the gorgeous twins of Jennifer Lopez, have made their modelling debut with their superstar mum in the campaign for Gucci’s new children collection – and what a debut it is. Jennifer Lopez looks sun-kissed and is featured holding one twin in each arm, casually strolling along a Californian beach and all three Lopez’s are looking impossibly ravishing in their Gucci attire. But what’s even more beautiful is how the Lopez... Read More

Welcome to Gucci’s W-W-World

Gucci has unveiled its new luxury Digital Flagship store, taking the online shopping experience for Gucci-lovers to a whole other level. Under the direction of Frida Giannini, Creative Director for Gucci, and taking 18 months of architectural renovation, the new online shopping haven takes advantage of the most innovative technologies to provide its visitors with the same exhilaration that they would feel when entering a Gucci Signature Flagship... Read More

It’s a wrap! Menswear Spring 2011 ; Cut, colour and hold the chemicals please.

Cut, Colour and Natural were the three hot words on everyone’s lips as the houses of homme rolled out their collections on the (occasionally grass) runways over the last week.  Yes that’s right, grass runways. Spring 2011 was a la natural, from colour, to print, to fabrication. Models at D&G’s Monet inspired “Luncheon on the Grass” show glided down a grass runway, to the sound of birds, in earthy tones and string soled shoes,... Read More

Gucci Première

Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has this week broken into the rarefied world of Haute Couture with the launch of the label’s new line, Gucci Première. Designed by creative director Frida Giannini, the new line will offer high-profile celebrities one-of-a-kind gowns for red carpet events and private parties. This is the first ever haute couture line for the label, which has previously only offered its clients ready-to-wear. Gucci’s decision... Read More

The Backpack is Back!

We are witness to a trend in its is early stages of the style cycle. In the last month the backpack (you heard me correctly, the backpack) has made an appearance dangling over one shoulder of Mary-Kate Olsen at a New York City red carpet event.  It also appeared in the desert of California as Rachel Bilson’s bag of choice at the Coachella Music Festival. This can only be proof of one thing: you will soon have a rest from the weight of your... Read More

Milan Menswear Fall 2010 Trends

With Milan Menswear shows for Fall 2010 wrapping up there certainly were some killer trends.  If I were a man this season I’d be dressing tone on tone, investing in a military number, sprucing up my sportswear, acquiring a spectacular printed jacket and stocking up on my chunky knits.  With any left over coin, I’d be splurging on a fur trim jacket and a velvet number. For accessories I’d be making a bee line for the hottest pair... Read More

Twenty10: Will we have a continuation of the stylistically schizophrenic noughties?

  13 year old Tavi Gevinson who has her influential blog- 'Style Rookie'                           The noughties;  A decade where the Internet created a w-w-world and schizophrenic style reached saturation. We loved every minute of it.  The question on our lips now is, where to next? Will the next decade continue this anarchy of style exponentially? The dominance of the Internet in our lives has increased the amount of fashion... Read More

Greetings from London!

Welcome dear ‘beauties’!!! Hello’ Olla ‘ Bonjour’ and Hiyaaaaaah!! Come, get comfortable, take a seat, grab a cuppa Joe…relaaaaxxx – you’re in good hands! Sit tight AS the lovely most wondrous Miss Liz Frost- takes us all on a lil journey into ‘hair- world’ wonderland..London stylez! This month Liz gets ‘shaggy’ with it as she scopes the 411 on whats ‘hot’ this pardy season.  From cuts and colours, to lengths and... Read More

La makeup ‘reigns’ super supremo part # Deux: ‘Gucci’ –V- ‘A.C’…the ‘claws’ are out!

Gucci Fall 09 = Alexis Carrington Pat? Pa-at? Do I sense an influence of Ms Pat in here?  Something tells me, that anywhere pat goes…the ‘beauty’ lovers follow…le jaws to le f-l-oor…..! The ‘season’ was Fall 2009, and the show was Gucci. Now- to be honest, ‘Gucci’-‘me’- never been ‘so much’ a ‘snug fit’ where “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE” is concerned-BUT I must say- the last few seasons have seen me ‘literally’ ‘eating... Read More

The Future Starts With G . . .

Frida Giannini is transporting Gucci into the future.  The new Gucci is Sci-fi with strapped in sex appeal. For Spring 2010 Giannini has abandoned the folklore and disco inspirations that have fuelled her designs since she took seat as head women’s wear designer in 2005.   This collection beamed off the Milanese catwalks amidst the more romantic lacy collections seen by the likes of Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana and the floral layering seen at... Read More

Heres the Skinny-411 on What to Slip, Slop and Slap this season

SO- the legs and arms…(and all things in-between) have started to see the light of day once more.  With this wardrobe change comes…drummmmrollle..….brrrrrrrrr…..”The new looks for spring” in hair and makeup for 2009, and it goes a lil’ something like this; The Skinny On The Skin: Seen here at fendi Universally at the Spring 2009 RTW shows ‘skin’ proved to be the ‘basis’ for every look.  When I say ‘skin’ I don’t... Read More

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