What’s Trending in February

The Collaboration

Caroline Issa captures the attention of street-style bloggers and Instagrammers alike (she has a cool 80k followers). Now the Tank Magazine fashion director is turning her hand to design. Revealing a 25-piece capsule collection for Nordstrom this month, Issa designs for style-conscious professionals. “There are lovely, luxe details like extra-long cuffs and contrasting colours under the collar,” she explains. From February 9; www.nordstrom.com.

Skin Deep

Old is in – not only in the campaigns of Céline (whose 80-year-old star Joan Didion “broke the internet” as much as any Kardashian derrière), but in the revival of heritage materials – see existing labels The Tweed Project and Inis Meáin. The latest brand to look backwards is Scarfskin, by Queen of Neons director Sharon Greene and artist Kari Cahill. Inspired by Cahill’s grandmother who went door to door selling sheepskins in the 1960s, Scarfskin deals in sumptuous pelts that can be worn as scarves or draped over chairs. From €65; www.irishscarfskin.com.

This story appears in the February issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Saturday March 7

Movers & Shakers

Who’s in and who’s out for Fashion Month?

IN: John Galliano, who made a triumphant return with his debut collection for Maison Margiela last month.

OUT: Frida Giannini, who made a shock early departure from Gucci last month. Alessandro Michele will take over.

IN: Cathy Horyn, the feared former New York Times fashion critic, is now critic-at-large at The Cut, the slick fashion site by New York Magazine.

OUT: Sophia Amoruso, founder of fashion e-tailer NastyGal.com, is stepping down as CEO – but will remain on the board of directors.

IN: Rihanna is now creative director of Puma. Can she kick it? “She has a consistently fantastic track record,” says Puma marketing director Adam Petrick. We can’t argue with that.

This story appears in the February issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Saturday March 7