Fashion month is officially upon us, as is the timely panic about what I'm going to wear to the shows. As I've had to learn the hard way, managing to live out of a suitcase for nearly a month while keeping one's satorial dignity in tact is a challenge, even for the veteran show goers. Thanks to Smythson, though, I can cross one thing of my list of bits to buy.
The brand have just released an updated version of their classic currency case for A/W12 and what makes these ones particularly special is that they all bare the name of one of the fashion week cities, inspired by their 'London Paris Milan New York' address books. As you would expect, the design is classic and beautifully made but the bright violet version adds a modern twist. And besides, if you're anything like me and travel heavy with a bag big enough to carry your house in, having something that stands out and that you'll actually be able to find is always a plus.
The A/W12 currency cases are available at Smythson now at £170
It's true; the men in our lives tend to be a lot easier to buy presents for than the women but that doesn't make buying a Father's Day gift any easier and with it being just around the corner, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. If you're anything like me you; a) have only just clocked on to the fact that Father's Day is in fact this Sunday; and b) haven't even begun to think about what to buy. If that's the case don't worry because Smythson has released several pieces that are perfect for the occasion.
Rather than opting for the easy options like a tie or shaving kit, as we all tend to do, Smythson is currently offering customers the chance to customise any piece from the menswear collection to make sure that whatever you do buy has a unique touch. Until the weekend they are selling their pocket-sized lambskin notebooks with 'Super Hero' or 'Daddy Cool' gold stamped on the front cover or alternatively you can add your own message for the additional cost of £6.95.
Burberry's chief operations officer Andy Janoswki has just been appointed as the new non-executive board director at Smythson, it was announced this week. Smythson, who worked at Banana Republic and Gap before moving to Burberry, was personally selected by Smythson's owner and CEO, Jacques Bahbout.
"From his role at Burberry, Andy has invaluable expertise in the luxury goods sector, combined with a wealth of previous experience in retail," Bahbout told Vogue.com. "We are very excited that he has joined us as a non-executive director and his business knowledge will add significant value."
We can't lie and say that we were not suprised when it was confirmed this week that Holly Fulton is working on a line for Smythson, but we're looking forward to it nonetheless.
Following in the footsteps of Erdem who has also worked with the brand, Fulton's collection - set to launch in October - will include books, diaries and stationary all featuring her jewellery signatures.