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Couture Returns & Upcycling Ideas

By Jessica Bumpus

Christophe Josse made a return to the catwalk schedule this season following a hiatus when he took a break in 2014, having previously been made a permanent member of the Chambre Syndicale de la...

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A.F. Vandevorst: 20 Years On

By Jessica Bumpus

There were still looks and girls to be fitted last night for their show today, but that wasn’t going to deter Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst, otherwise known as the A.F. Vandevorst design duo, from...

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Which Look Would You Wear On The Red Carpet?

By Jessica Bumpus

At this time of year, award season is in full swing, which makes the couture catwalks ripe with red carpet allure. Gowns of glistening sequins and beads, of exquisite craftsmanship and serious...

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Let’s Do The Time Warp!

By Jessica Bumpus

An homage to Pierre Cardin, Jean Paul Gaultier’s time travelling machine took us back to the optical Sixties this Spring/Summer 2018 season and traversed everything from its monochrome stripes to...

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Couture: Back To The Eighties

By Jessica Bumpus

How long has it been since we’ve seen a twirl on the catwalk? Surely, at least 20 years, more – it so belonging to the supermodel era, of shows pre-Nineties with austere angst, of an Eighties...

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Dior and Chanel: From Mystical Surrealism to Floral Impressionism

By Elisabeta Tudor

Seeing, being seen and everything (artistic, theatrical and mystical) in between was the theme of Maria Grazia Chiuri's Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection for Dior – and the one of the...

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Proenza Schouler Go Back to Their Roots

By Marta Represa

Last season marked the first time Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez left the cheery New York fashion crowds for the much more critical – often blasé – Paris one. Their first French outing was...

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Paris Menswear: What You Might Have Missed

By Jessica Bumpus

  The biggest news of Paris menswear fashion week wasn’t something that went down the catwalks. Instead, it was the appointment of Hedi Slimane as the new creative director of Céline – which...

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Under Pressure: How New Brands Break Paris

By Jessica Bumpus

As with London before it this season, Paris has been celebrating the breadth and diversity of talent the industry has, and made a point to welcome a global spectrum of new names to the schedule....

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I Want To Be Forever Young With Dior

By Jessica Bumpus

Last year Kris Van Assche celebrated 10 years at Dior Homme and, after today’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection, it’s not hard to see why. He gets it. And while fashion has been experiencing hires here,...

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Comme des Garçons & VETEMENTS: Rebels at Heart

By Elisabeta Tudor

Yesterday, two of the most anticipated designer brands showcased their Fall/Winter 2018 men's collections in Paris: Comme des Garçons Homme Plus and VETEMENTS. Comparing the two in one and the same...

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Take Three Trends: Trench Skirts Cybergoth-Trousers and Purple

By Jessica Bumpus

Never mind the adage that “three makes a trend,” let us instead take three trends – albeit they be potentially weird and wonderful – that have made the leap from catwalk to memory...

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A Case For the Return of Real Romance

By Jessica Bumpus

Is it just me, or does the time feel entirely right to put the spotlight back on designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Yohji Yamamoto? Masters perhaps more prominently of seasons past, but somewhat...

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Paris Menswear So Far: A Youthful Pursuit

By Elisabeta Tudor

Where are all the gray-haired, 40-something fine dandies, you ask? Not in Paris, that's all we know. Streetwear is still a worldwide obsession, low and high dichotomies (“sophisticated” vs....

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Kim Jones' Last Tribute to Louis Vuitton

By Elisabeta Tudor

Jones has headed up menswear at Louis Vuitton for seven years. The British artistic director is rumored to take over the reins of Burberry soon and was previously eyed by Versace. LOUIS...