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 –...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 heyday. Well it was time to turn back time for the Spring/Summer 2018 Giorgio Armani show: the designer...
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 heyday. Well it was time to turn back time for the Spring/Summer 2018 Giorgio Armani show: the designer ending on a two-model finale, one from either end and twirling and posing their way as they went. A...
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...
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 prestigious Dior Ball that took place on the same evening. CHRISTIAN DIOR Haute Couture SS18 show in...
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 prestigious Dior Ball that took place on the same evening. CHRISTIAN DIOR Haute Couture SS18 show in Paris. Picture by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION. Chiuri's latest collection explored the boundaries...
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...
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 received with mixed results, with Parisians being weary of the duo’s literal interpretation of...
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 received with mixed results, with Parisians being weary of the duo’s literal interpretation of femininity through pastel pink tones and embroidered flowers. This time, though, the designers decided to...
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...
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 will also include the launch of menswear. This means menswear has now gone supersonic. It also means,...
  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 will also include the launch of menswear. This means menswear has now gone supersonic. It also means, one imagines, goodbye to sportswear, as Hedi’s aesthetic heart far more belongs to clothes that exude...
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...
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. The world sadly may be attempting to close its borders but fashion is not. Which means that Paris is...
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. The world sadly may be attempting to close its borders but fashion is not. Which means that Paris is experiencing a fresh injection of blood among the menswear scene with young brands making their...
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...
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, there, and everywhere, with folk hopping around as fast as they can keep up with the seasons, Van...
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, there, and everywhere, with folk hopping around as fast as they can keep up with the seasons, Van Assche has remained a solid bet. DIOR HOMME FW18 menswear show in Paris. Photo by Regis Colin...
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...
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 article may seem incongruous at first, but it makes more sense when you consider that the theme...
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 article may seem incongruous at first, but it makes more sense when you consider that the theme “rebellion” served as a common denominator to both collections. VETEMENTS FW18 men's and women's...
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...
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 bank.   Trench Skirts  ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FW18 menswear show in Paris. Picture by Guillaume...
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 bank.   Trench Skirts  ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FW18 menswear show in Paris. Picture by Guillaume Roujas. First up at Alexander McQueen, in line with a beautiful but subverted train of thought, there came...
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...
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 overshadowed of late by a crescendo of sportswear-streetwear, of hype and of multiple names doing...
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 overshadowed of late by a crescendo of sportswear-streetwear, of hype and of multiple names doing more or less the same things. There are culprits across all four capitals, and beyond. Because the...
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...
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. “vulgar,” “formal” vs. “street,” “mainstream” vs. “underground,” etc.) continue to be merged, and designers...
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. “vulgar,” “formal” vs. “street,” “mainstream” vs. “underground,” etc.) continue to be merged, and designers – today more than ever – have adopted youth culture as an element that is firmly rooted into their...
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...
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 VUITTON FW18 show in Paris. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION Most recently, Kim Jones...
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 VUITTON FW18 show in Paris. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION Most recently, Kim Jones brought streetwear to Louis Vuitton, playing with the brand's heritage. His collaboration with the cult...
Millennial Eye Candy at Valentino
By Marta Represa
Think the Gen Z winners of the Italian version of The Voice make unlikely front row guests at...
By Marta Represa
Think the Gen Z winners of the Italian version of The Voice make unlikely front row guests at Valentino? Think again. Yesterday’s show, held as usual at the Hotel de Rothschild, proved ideal for a younger generation. Not even the numerous eighties references and the Ryuichi Sakamoto music...
Think the Gen Z winners of the Italian version of The Voice make unlikely front row guests at Valentino? Think again. Yesterday’s show, held as usual at the Hotel de Rothschild, proved ideal for a younger generation. Not even the numerous eighties references and the Ryuichi Sakamoto music could drive the audience’s attention from the fact that this was a deeply youthful collection, from the...
Gosha Rubchinskiy: “Who cares about fashion trends?”
By Elisabeta Tudor
Russian designer and Comme des Garçons protégé Gosha Rubchinskiy is not to be put in a box: while...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Russian designer and Comme des Garçons protégé Gosha Rubchinskiy is not to be put in a box: while fashion's crème de la crème is currently staging menswear shows in Paris, Gosha chose – once again – to present his Fall/Winter 2018 collection in Russia. We sat down for a quick chat with the...
Russian designer and Comme des Garçons protégé Gosha Rubchinskiy is not to be put in a box: while fashion's crème de la crème is currently staging menswear shows in Paris, Gosha chose – once again – to present his Fall/Winter 2018 collection in Russia. We sat down for a quick chat with the designer and discussed his recent show in Yekaterinburg, his love for collaborations, and his “new...
Palomo Spain's Unique Approach to Sexuality
By Marta Represa
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club...
By Marta Represa
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club kids. It has also been a long time since I witnessed an openly humorous collection. It was a tall order for Alejandro González Palomo to both open Paris Fashion Week and do his very first Parisian show,...
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club kids. It has also been a long time since I witnessed an openly humorous collection. It was a tall order for Alejandro González Palomo to both open Paris Fashion Week and do his very first Parisian show, but he seemed to fulfill it effortlessly. Veni, vidi, vici, as the story goes.  PALOMO SPAIN...
Milan Menswear: Moments to Remember
By Marta Represa
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega...
By Marta Represa
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Ferragamo having deserted the men’s shows to present joint collections during womenswear, it sometimes feels like there isn’t much left (on the plus side, overworked editors, stylists, and...
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Ferragamo having deserted the men’s shows to present joint collections during womenswear, it sometimes feels like there isn’t much left (on the plus side, overworked editors, stylists, and photographers can spend more time eating pasta). And yet, for the troopers that still resist on the...