Monday, January 07, 2008

Collection girl vol 03

The Back From the Dead Award Jaeger London, as designed by Karen Boyd (one half of the Eighties design duo Boyd and Storey) and as distinct from plain old Jaeger . . . We wrote about the Lazarus-like resurrection of this British brand back in April. With Russell Marsh on board as the casting director for its first catwalk show next February, even greater things are expected for 2008. And thank heaven for Simon Fuller. The unlikely saviour safely delivered our beloved Roland Mouret back to fashion’s fold, and with him another smash hit, the Moon Dress, now being ripped off by a high street chain near you.

The Remind Us What They Do Again Award The original point of Daisy and Pearl Lowe may be lost in the mists of time, but, like Margot Stilley, they grace every fashion event going. In a closely related category – The Here, There and Everywhere Award – Thandie Newton clobbers the competition. But because she’s talented as well as stylish, we’ll let her off.