editors and fashion consultants: Suzy Menkes

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I like the happy attitude of the models as they skip out at the end of Haider Ackermann’s final Berluti show

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Haider - you may be leaving Berluti, but you will always be in fashion’s heart

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So Haider Ackermann is leaving Berluti. CEO Antoine Arnault, praised ‘his feel for materials, colours, and his wonderful shows’. My comment: anyone who knows the Power of Purple...

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Loving my visit to the #london tech hub for YOOX Net-a-porter in White City. Make that GREEN city because Nicholas Grimshaw architects use wood surfaces and green growth to...

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-White collection in action - He takes over as LOUIS VUITTON artistic director MENSWEAR

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Virgil Abloh for Off-White - a traditional horse-and hunt country pattern given a fillip

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Congratulations to Virgil Abloh for being appointed as Louis Vuitton artistic director for menswear. For his Off-White brand he played with a female/male shirt

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So I am guessing that the #hermes yellow scarves were also whipped up by the chef - to celebrate the first day of Spring in #london Only the failed to show up!

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It’s a hard life making omelettes at Hermes on Sunday morning in #london town ....

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Here’s the eggs and truffles is turning into a Hermes omelette ...

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First come the eggs for brunch at Hermes. What’s that weird black stuff? It’s called truffle!

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It’s a yellow moment at Hermes for the Spring celebration in #london

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‘Sunday clothes - no pyjamas’ it says on the Hermes invitation to ‘celebrate losing one hour of sleep’. But here in Knightsbridge, the flunky at the door on this first official...

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Little Suzy explores the fabulous Portuguese tiles in Lisbon before the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference on 18-19 April 2018. To find out more and book tickets at CNILuxury.com...

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Jean-Paul Gaultier points at his young self in the 1980’s when he hired Belgian unknown Martin Margiela - we watched the mini-movie together at Musee Galliera Paris

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Margiela pre-puffer cost in 1999

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Margiela Bringing back the wide hip line

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The return of the wide 1980’s shoulders - but done Margiela’s way at the end of his career

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Autumn/ winter 08/09. Margiela still inventive in his last years as a designer. At Palais Galliera Paris show

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Margiela’s unmistakeable shoes at Palais Galliera

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HAIR dressing in honour of Sonia Rykiel - from Maison Margiela at the Galliera exhibition

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The unforgettable ‘Stockman’ collection using tailor’s dummies as a basic - at Palais Galliera show in Paris

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Margiela - the silhouette

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Margiela making his stand against the scourge of AIDS

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Martin Margiela Creating fashion in the 1990’s - plastic and all - at Palais Galliera

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And now it is the SECOND Margiela exhibition at Palais Galliera in Paris

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In the beginning ... 1990 Martin Margiela showing in rough country on the edge of Paris: heads up for kids watching the show; and plastic fantastic.

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A lesson from Hermes at ‘Margiela, the Hermes Years’ at MAD Paris Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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Martin Margiela - dresses made from antique engagement rings. 2007

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Everything you need to know about Martin Margiela in one pair of shoes - at MAD (Musee des Arts Decoratifs) in #paris

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Pure Margiela 1992. Playing with print extended with painting on flesh. At MAD Museum in Paris until 2 September 2018 after its invention at MoMu in Antwerp

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Super duper chic Hermes in the Margiela Years from 1997-2003. The exhibition was devised in MuMu Antwerp in collaboration with Martin Margiela

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Martin Margiela 2001. GLOVE STORY

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It is the smartest raincoat you ever saw ... Margiela for Hermes. At MAD - Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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A trace of a hand in white on Hermes orange. Was Martin himself flittering through the exhibition air at ‘The Hermes Years’ in Paris at MAD - Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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TWO exhibitions about Martin Margiela in Paris and two-in-one about Martin’s work for Hermes from 1997 to 2003 at The Hermes years at MAD - the Musee des Arts Decoratifs - until 2...

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Aha! You thought you just saw me in Paris! But, magically LIttle Suzy is in Lisbon prepping for the CNI Language of Luxury conference on 18th-19th April. Come and join me! To find...

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Aha! You thought you just saw me in Paris! But, magically LIttle Suzy is in Lisbon prepping for the CNI Language of Luxury conference on 18th-19th April. Come and join me! To find...

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Talking about sustainability - the lasting worth of beautifully made clothes: the subject of a round table discussion in #milan today. Can #italy and its craftsmanship be a...

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Sparkle spurs! Maison Margiela for Atelier Swarowski

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From Jonathan Saunders for Swarowski at Phillips Gallery in Berkeley Square

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A book that sparkles! Celebrating 10 years of Atelier Swarovski with a book named ‘BRILLIANT”

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All the wonder, imagination and prowess of the late Zaha Hadid, the ‘Crista’ 2016 to celebrate 20 years of the Atelier Swarovski

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Loving Madame Sparkle - Nadja Swarovski mixing her creations with diamonds to celebrate 10 years of the imaginative Atelier Swarovski.

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SUZY FOCUS: when Rihanna gave the LVMH 2017 award to Marine Serre. READ my story. Link in bio

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Marine Serre: ‘Manic Soul Machine’ - autumn winter 2018

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Marine Serre: ‘Manic Soul Machine’ was her name for her first runway show

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SUZY FOCUS: a magic moment at the Marine Serre show when re-worked vintage scarves became a statement of sustainability and upscycling.

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SUZY FOCUS: Karl Lagerfeld plays guardian angel to Marine Serre at this year’s judging of the LVMH award, won by Marine in 2017.

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SUZY FOCUS: Marine Serre explains the intensity of her Arabian symbol of a crescent moon

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In Marine Serre’s new studio after she won the €300,000 LVMH award

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SUZY FOCUS: Marine Serre tells me about the significance of the crescent moon - symbolic of Arabia - and the Radical Call for Love she sent out in her first collection after the...

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SUZY FOCUS looking back on moments that matter in fashion: the first time I met Marine Serre with Adrian Joffe at Dover Street Market in New York, September 2017.

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‘Little Suzy’ is exploring a traditional kiosk and those fabulous Portuguese tiles for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference on 18-19 April 2018. Follow the white brick...

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Bringing Erdem on stage at the Royal Opera House where the designer did his first operatic costumes for Corybantic Games

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Taking a bow at the Royal Opera House Corybantic Games

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Erdem’s costumes for Corybantic Games at the Royal Opera House. It’s all about the black ribbons.music by Leonard Bernstein. Choreography Christopher Wheeldon

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It’s an Erdem moment at the Royal Opera house as he designed the costumes for Corybantic Games. Thanks to Anders for image

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Save our Future’. Corbin IN. Tories OUT. Cambridge gets political at The Fabric of Politics’ fashion show by Flora Walsh @florabelmontewalsh

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Guatemalan LUNA DEL PINAL by Gabriela Luna & Corina del Pinal in Cambridge

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LUNA DEL PINAL'- woven slow fashion supporting indigenous craft in Guatemala by Gabriela Luna and Corina del Pinal. At the Cambridge ‘Fabric of Politics’.

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Jung Wu Park from South Korea at the Cambridge ‘Fabric of Politics’ fashion show

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Korean menswear at Cambridge University. Charity Fashion Show

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Flora Walsh putting an intellectual spin on ‘The Fabric of Politics’. And twinning up with anti-slavery charity @a21

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Cambridge - my Alma Mater - in twilight. On a fashion mission...

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With Hubert de Givenchy and his life partner Phillipe Venet - a fine designer in his own right. My sincere condolences to him - and that of the entire fashion world. We were at AMFAR...

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Hubert de Givenchy supports Ralph Lauren when he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in April 2010

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The late Hubert de Givenchy remembers making the funeral outfit for the Duchess of Windsor

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Hubert de Givenchy talking about Jacqueline Kennedy

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Hubert de Givenchy: hats from the Calais lace museum exhibition.

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The funeral outfit made for the Duchess of Windsor by Hubert de Givenchy whose hand workers produced it

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The elegance and grace of the late Hubert de Givenchy shown in the Calais Museum last June

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Hubert de Givenchy. The power of black in his exhibition in Calais last summer. RIP to the great Couturier.

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Watch Hubert de Givenchy’s hands as he draws his dresses. May he rest in piece

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The late Hubert de Givenchy’s work in lace shown in the lace Museum in Calais

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Talking to Hubert de Givenchy who has passed away

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Farewell to Hubert de Givenchy - the most elegant of designers who passed away on Sunday - here, the great Couturier is talking in French about his craft.

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It’s pouring with rain here in Porto - but don’t you love the way of getting your underwear ‘dry’? Just hang the wardrobe bits on the front of the house!!!

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Vogue Cafe in Infante Sagres in #porto will be open in SIX weeks says Adrian Bridge CEO of Taylor’s Port - and entrepreneur. We are together in hard hats relishing the tiled floor...

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Apiccaps Shoes for Portugal’s sunshine (and today’s showers). The Prime Minister visited the Oliva Creative Factory where we had lunch.

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Ana Lehmann, Secretary of State for Industry in Portugal - so interesting to hear her enthusiasm about factory work - and how to make young people think it is ‘sexy’

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What an honour that H.E. António Costa, Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic is speaking at the #cnilux conference - and that I could have lunch with him and Marco Galinha, CEO...

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Loving the delicacy and originality of Katty Xiomara’s designs in #Porto, Portugal. Miami was the inspiration behind the colours and delicate patterns - and this dress was her fashion...

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HARRY POTTER was born HERE, in Portugal’s #livrarialello historic book store where J.K. Rowling came when she was an English teacher in Porto. She says that ‘The Philsopher’s...

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The most fascinating book shop I have ever seen - Livraria Lello, Porto #cnilux #portugalfashion

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Spring time in Porto ... nearly! Prepping for the CNI Luxury Conference in Portugal 18th-19th April 2018

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URGENT CHRISTOPHER MOORE. Did anyone see him fall after YSL. Do you know what he fell on - stone or metal. This info or any other is VITAL. Chris is back at London at A &E WAITING FOR...

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Understanding Poiret by Yiquing Yin

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Yiquing Yin explains her approach to resuscitating Poiret

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Poiret

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Poiret

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Poiret by Yiquing Yin

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I am fascinated by Paul Poire revitalised by Yiquing Yin