Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Question Nobody Asked

With winter fast approaching the risk of flooding in the English countryside is with us again, and this year maybe the smart set will swap their traditional Barbour and Hunter boots for this offering from Italian designer Regina Regis.


The aptly named “Rain Level” wellies come in eight colours as well as the obligatory black, and are graduated up to 35cm in depth, the final marking being in an ominous red to warn of an imminent sock disaster.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


If a dress made from broken 45rpm records seems too soft and decadent for your Spartan tastes, then a recent collection by Chinese designer Li Xiaofeng is sure to appeal.


Made from fragments of porcelain crockery from the Ming and Qing dynasties, these jackets and dresses are proof against the worst red wine splashes and mustard stains, which has to go a long way towards compensating for the necessity of eating all your meals standing up…