Mr. Porter has a video on site produced by Nowness. I have to say, they bring the A game with editorial and e-commerce…although, my web love always goes to Gilt Man and the Manual first. Check it out if you have a minute. A true win would’ve been to shop the video with an overlay and not a separate link. I’ll let that slide because the illustrations strike me on an Edward Gorey/Hugo Guinness note.
This is a little off topic for Textbook, but it made me laugh…in a complimentary way of course.
I always check out Vivienne Westwood expecting a little bit of theatrics and a very little bit of wearability. Who could forget the collection that was quite literally Derelicte from Zoolander? But her fall ‘11 show was a pleasant surprise. Finely tailored suiting, a nod to her English heritage and plenty of pieces you could do whatever you want with. That cardigan thing up there in #2 is pretty sweet, good with a leather jacket and whatnot. Good show. Unfortunately for us Americans, there are few places to purchase her collections.
Hopefully the newly launched MR. PORTER (brother to NET-A-PORTER and cousin to THE OUTNET) will bring us some Vivienne Westwood come fall.
All images from Vogue UK.