Shanghai: Tech and Tribal Culture
By Jing Zhang
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their...
By Jing Zhang
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their fans on their phones, Shanghai Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 is coming to a close. It was a week of sunshine, rainstorms, and blustering winds, as buyers, media, and fashionistas traversed between...
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their fans on their phones, Shanghai Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 is coming to a close. It was a week of sunshine, rainstorms, and blustering winds, as buyers, media, and fashionistas traversed between Xintiandi (home to shows on the main official schedule) and the Labelhood runway platform – this time...
How Shanghai Could Change Fashion
By Gianluca Cantaro
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone charged and connected – as everything passes through these devices, and without it you are lost. Cash no longer circulates; the QR code pays everything. This, of course, offers more control on...
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone charged and connected – as everything passes through these devices, and without it you are lost. Cash no longer circulates; the QR code pays everything. This, of course, offers more control on transactions and, I guess, fewer tax evasion problems (at least for shopping). This is one aspect of the...
Shanghai FW Kicks Off
By Jing Zhang
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important...
By Jing Zhang
By Jing Zhang
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important fashion hubs in the East. Though the country’s most established names like Masha Ma and Uma Wang prefer to show in Europe, Shanghai Fashion Week provides a platform for young, independent labels such as...
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important fashion hubs in the East. Though the country’s most established names like Masha Ma and Uma Wang prefer to show in Europe, Shanghai Fashion Week provides a platform for young, independent labels such as Xuzhi, Oude Wang, and Shushu/Tong. It's also an occasion for foreign journalists and buyers to discover...
Chanel Unveils 19M
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen its portfolio of specialty métiers, it also unveiled 19m: the very building that will become a hub for its Métiers d’Art, set to open next year.Located in the northeast of Paris at Place Skanderbeg,...
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen its portfolio of specialty métiers, it also unveiled 19m: the very building that will become a hub for its Métiers d’Art, set to open next year.Located in the northeast of Paris at Place Skanderbeg, the 25,000-square-metre building designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti will bring together 10...
Arab Fashion Week Commences
By Sofia Celeste
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region to showcase their 2020 Resort collections. The six-day event, running between October 9th to the 14th, is considered the “next Milan” by many industry experts.Though the region lacks the presence of...
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region to showcase their 2020 Resort collections. The six-day event, running between October 9th to the 14th, is considered the “next Milan” by many industry experts.Though the region lacks the presence of major fashion conglomerates and listed fashion companies, the Middle East boasts artisan heartlands...
Fashion and Tech Game Changers
By Sofia Celeste
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design...
By Sofia Celeste
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design and technology is constantly getting smaller. NOWFASHION chats with Giusy Cannone, the chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator (a company that invests in fashion and tech startups and...
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design and technology is constantly getting smaller. NOWFASHION chats with Giusy Cannone, the chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator (a company that invests in fashion and tech startups and enterprises), to pinpoint the startups that are on the brink of changing the industry as we know...
Hide & Seek with Symonds Pearmain
By Jessica Bumpus
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a...
By Jessica Bumpus
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a paradoxical claim. The stylist, one half of the fashion duo Symonds Pearmain (the other is designer Anthony Symonds – who has worked under such creatives as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano), is talking...
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a paradoxical claim. The stylist, one half of the fashion duo Symonds Pearmain (the other is designer Anthony Symonds – who has worked under such creatives as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano), is talking about the brand’s trajectory to date, which when one traces it back, is nothing if not a little on the...
Golden Greece by Mary Katrantzou
By Gianluca Cantaro
For one night, the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion revived the ancient splendour of Golden Age...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
For one night, the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion revived the ancient splendour of Golden Age Athens when, in the 5th century BC, the Greek capital had its political hegemony, cultural blooming, and economic prosperity. Today, it's not living the same prosperous moments, but the will to...
For one night, the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion revived the ancient splendour of Golden Age Athens when, in the 5th century BC, the Greek capital had its political hegemony, cultural blooming, and economic prosperity. Today, it's not living the same prosperous moments, but the will to overcome the dramatic crisis started ten years ago. However, the country is still strong, even if the...
INTERVIEW: Peter Pilotto
By Sofia Celeste
Since 2007, the co-founders of Peter Pilotto (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) have been...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Since 2007, the co-founders of Peter Pilotto (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) have been infusing their flair onto the British fashion scene. This season, the duo, who met at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, decided to shake things up a bit and showcase in Milan. Showing off the...
Since 2007, the co-founders of Peter Pilotto (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) have been infusing their flair onto the British fashion scene. This season, the duo, who met at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, decided to shake things up a bit and showcase in Milan. Showing off the Italian craftsmanship and the exquisite textiles that went into the collection was just as much a...
Belle Époque 2.0 at Louis Vuitton
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, imagined a modern Belle Époque that...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, imagined a modern Belle Époque that seemed to exist in an imaginary future. The flowers and decorations of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th were reloaded with a Sixties and Seventies flair. Ghesquière wanted to...
Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, imagined a modern Belle Époque that seemed to exist in an imaginary future. The flowers and decorations of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th were reloaded with a Sixties and Seventies flair. Ghesquière wanted to recreate a new high society related to the revolutionary years in which we are living, which celebrated...
Next Gen: Surviving the Prize
By Elisabeta Tudor
At the time, he was barely 23 years old and had never even studied fashion design, but the 2013...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
At the time, he was barely 23 years old and had never even studied fashion design, but the 2013 debut collection of Simon Porte Jacquemus was an instant sensation with buyers, press, and fashion aficionados. Jacquemus' trajectory has since been seen as the ultimate success story among burgeoning...
At the time, he was barely 23 years old and had never even studied fashion design, but the 2013 debut collection of Simon Porte Jacquemus was an instant sensation with buyers, press, and fashion aficionados. Jacquemus' trajectory has since been seen as the ultimate success story among burgeoning fashion designers, many of whom aspire to become the next "Jacquemus." Sadly, their dream will...
McQueen Reconnects with Reality
By Gianluca Cantaro
“I felt the need to slow down and enjoy the little things, taking back the little beautiful...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
“I felt the need to slow down and enjoy the little things, taking back the little beautiful moments that we are missing with the speed of our daily routine,” explained Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, before the show. “We went away from the noise of the city and reached the...
“I felt the need to slow down and enjoy the little things, taking back the little beautiful moments that we are missing with the speed of our daily routine,” explained Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, before the show. “We went away from the noise of the city and reached the Irish countryside where we rediscovered the ancient processes of manufacturing linen. This is an...
The Dawn of Celebrity Designers
By Alice Pfeiffer
While Paris has been bubbling over with fashion week excitement, Dover Street Market and Galeries...
By Alice Pfeiffer
While Paris has been bubbling over with fashion week excitement, Dover Street Market and Galeries Lafayette have been equally abuzz.Earlier this week, the British concept store and the Parisian multi-brand department store announced that they were releasing two exclusive collections: the latest...
While Paris has been bubbling over with fashion week excitement, Dover Street Market and Galeries Lafayette have been equally abuzz.Earlier this week, the British concept store and the Parisian multi-brand department store announced that they were releasing two exclusive collections: the latest release of Fenty by Rihanna for the latter, and the first collection by American transgender...
Valentino and the Real World
By Gianluca Cantaro
The dream of the Valentino fairytale princess dresses is something that Pierpaolo Piccioli...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The dream of the Valentino fairytale princess dresses is something that Pierpaolo Piccioli masterfully created since he started his venture alone at the helm of Valentino. This time, he presented a woman that loves to dress in white with elaborate shirt dresses or in fluorescent colours, both...
The dream of the Valentino fairytale princess dresses is something that Pierpaolo Piccioli masterfully created since he started his venture alone at the helm of Valentino. This time, he presented a woman that loves to dress in white with elaborate shirt dresses or in fluorescent colours, both long and short with puffball sleeves. For those who love prints and decorations, there was a series of...
Noir’s Ode to Nature
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do something in order to help nature, because even if it is stronger than we could imagine, it is really suffering now. The show was a beautiful metaphor expressed in the poetic fashion he is known for....
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do something in order to help nature, because even if it is stronger than we could imagine, it is really suffering now. The show was a beautiful metaphor expressed in the poetic fashion he is known for. The dark location gained the finale effect – no bright LED lights, just a spotlight that followed the...