Valentino Surprises with a New Woman
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture the reality in its whole without writing any manifestos about inclusivity", explained the designer the morning before the show. "I think that talk about categories is pointless; I see humanity in its...
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture the reality in its whole without writing any manifestos about inclusivity", explained the designer the morning before the show. "I think that talk about categories is pointless; I see humanity in its whole with the same rights and without boundaries and limitations. That's why I explored the uniform...
Breaking Down Codes at Anais Jourden
By Alice Pfeiffer
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at Anais Jourden — and was to run like a golden thread throughout the collection. First paired with a crushed candy-coloured lamé blouson, followed by a lurex-threaded twinset and a silver moiré blazer,...
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at Anais Jourden — and was to run like a golden thread throughout the collection. First paired with a crushed candy-coloured lamé blouson, followed by a lurex-threaded twinset and a silver moiré blazer, the garment somehow managed to evoke a modernized take on Degas’s ballerina painting. True to her...
Neo Future at Comme Des Garçons
By Gianluca Cantaro
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that pushes her to imagine impossible forms to cover the body both with performance and functional approach. The first step is the incredible show that, every season for the past six years, surprises for...
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that pushes her to imagine impossible forms to cover the body both with performance and functional approach. The first step is the incredible show that, every season for the past six years, surprises for the radical design showcased on stage. The functional one then is the development of the product she...
Haider Ackermann's Urban Bohemia
By Alice Pfeiffer
Off-white on ivory, satin over velour: this collection deployed a harmony of associations, all...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Off-white on ivory, satin over velour: this collection deployed a harmony of associations, all revolving around rethought and pared-down suits. In his uniquely fluid aesthetic, Ackermann opened the show with a buttoned-up frock coat from under which peaked out leather trousers - a combination...
Off-white on ivory, satin over velour: this collection deployed a harmony of associations, all revolving around rethought and pared-down suits. In his uniquely fluid aesthetic, Ackermann opened the show with a buttoned-up frock coat from under which peaked out leather trousers - a combination resulting, against all odds, in timeless femininity rather than biker chic. This was followed by the...
Slimane's Celine Chases Enduring Fame
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane seemed to state it bluntly: like it or not...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane seemed to state it bluntly: like it or not this is me and now I'm doing it at Celine. His language is clear and hard wired in everybody's mind. No surprises, no shake-ups, just him and his image. The fleeting DNA of the french Maison easily...
Hedi Slimane seemed to state it bluntly: like it or not this is me and now I'm doing it at Celine. His language is clear and hard wired in everybody's mind. No surprises, no shake-ups, just him and his image. The fleeting DNA of the french Maison easily lays itself open to different personal interpretations, as it has already happened with previous...
The Devil Is In The Details
By Alice Pfeiffer
Philosopher Walter Benjamin introduced a concept that he named the “optical unconscious”,...
By Alice Pfeiffer
By Alice Pfeiffer
Philosopher Walter Benjamin introduced a concept that he named the “optical unconscious”, referring to the most infinite details that our eyes perceive without us realizing - but which are nevertheless generating associations and emotions.This is something Christian Wijnants seems to master: by...
Philosopher Walter Benjamin introduced a concept that he named the “optical unconscious”, referring to the most infinite details that our eyes perceive without us realizing - but which are nevertheless generating associations and emotions.This is something Christian Wijnants seems to master: by subtly confronting references and playing with nuances, he gives an impalpable aura to his...
Satoshi Kondo’s Vision for Miyake
By Gianluca Cantaro
Ise is a small Japanese city in the central Mie Prefecture located on the eastern edge of the Kii...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Ise is a small Japanese city in the central Mie Prefecture located on the eastern edge of the Kii Peninsula. Here lies a big shrine complex centred on two main buildings that are the heart of the Shinto religion and it is famous for its tradition that has lasted over 1.300 years: every two...
Ise is a small Japanese city in the central Mie Prefecture located on the eastern edge of the Kii Peninsula. Here lies a big shrine complex centred on two main buildings that are the heart of the Shinto religion and it is famous for its tradition that has lasted over 1.300 years: every two decades the old shrines are dismantled, and new ones are built on an adjacent site. Why? Among the...
Shanghai Fashion Week Announces Special Edition
By Alice Ierace
Shanghai Fashion Week has received understanding and support from various parties in the industry...
By Alice Ierace
Shanghai Fashion Week has received understanding and support from various parties in the industry since the decision to the postpone AW20 edition was made due to the pneumonia epidemic caused by the coronavirus.To further implement the task of epidemic prevention while protecting the health and...
Shanghai Fashion Week has received understanding and support from various parties in the industry since the decision to the postpone AW20 edition was made due to the pneumonia epidemic caused by the coronavirus.To further implement the task of epidemic prevention while protecting the health and safety of partners, audience and staff, SFW has decided to make changes regarding the organisation of...
Paco Rabanne's Poetic Female Stength
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Paco Rabanne, Julien Dossena presented an exquisite collection which celebrated the strength...
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Paco Rabanne, Julien Dossena presented an exquisite collection which celebrated the strength of the women and their freedom. "I wanted to highlight their power," explained the designer backstage after the show. "In today's difficult world, they need to be strong and express it. But I also...
At Paco Rabanne, Julien Dossena presented an exquisite collection which celebrated the strength of the women and their freedom. "I wanted to highlight their power," explained the designer backstage after the show. "In today's difficult world, they need to be strong and express it. But I also wanted to emphasize their romance. To do this, I played with a collision of different eras from where I...
Paris When It Sizzles
By Alice Pfeiffer
Draped lace, floral patterns, python prints, and a blazer with a plunging V-line opened Atlein’s...
By Alice Pfeiffer
By Alice Pfeiffer
Draped lace, floral patterns, python prints, and a blazer with a plunging V-line opened Atlein’s show. Purposely quoting conventional codes of femininity, designer Antonin Tron intended to parallel the notion of natural beauty (both in its organic references and its revisiting of classic...
Draped lace, floral patterns, python prints, and a blazer with a plunging V-line opened Atlein’s show. Purposely quoting conventional codes of femininity, designer Antonin Tron intended to parallel the notion of natural beauty (both in its organic references and its revisiting of classic garments) with natural concerns. Designer by day and activist by night, Tron produced the collection...
Stylish Conversation Piece at Lanvin
By Gianluca Cantaro
Bruno Sialelli at Lanvin did exquisite research into the...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Bruno Sialelli at Lanvin did exquisite research into the Maison's archives and imagined a kind of bridge between Jeanne Lanvin and today's world – the one he wants to narrate. The show took place in the Manufacture des Gobelins – a historic tapestry...
Bruno Sialelli at Lanvin did exquisite research into the Maison's archives and imagined a kind of bridge between Jeanne Lanvin and today's world – the one he wants to narrate. The show took place in the Manufacture des Gobelins – a historic tapestry factory founded in 1662 in Paris – and it displayed old Arazzi from different centuries. The cosy...
A Day Full of Parisian Promise
By Alice Pfeiffer
Rest assured should there have been any remaining doubts: sportswear is very much over and done...
By Alice Pfeiffer
By Alice Pfeiffer
Rest assured should there have been any remaining doubts: sportswear is very much over and done with — something Casey Cadwallader proved by showing a line of powerfully sexy clothes at Mugler.Drawing for the brand’s archives and its love for figure-hugging garments enhanced by bold proportions,...
Rest assured should there have been any remaining doubts: sportswear is very much over and done with — something Casey Cadwallader proved by showing a line of powerfully sexy clothes at Mugler.Drawing for the brand’s archives and its love for figure-hugging garments enhanced by bold proportions, he showed an army of belted leather overcoats, knotted shirts and lamé pants, that contrasted with...
Saint Laurent's Latex-ed Bourgeoisie
By Gianluca Cantaro
Bourgeoisie met latex at Saint Laurent today. Anthony...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Bourgeoisie met latex at Saint Laurent today. Anthony Vaccarello surprised everyone with sexy looks inspired by the uncool Nineties, turned cool by the designer's mixture of vintage items from a man's wardrobe and vinyl leggings, tops and dresses for a...
Bourgeoisie met latex at Saint Laurent today. Anthony Vaccarello surprised everyone with sexy looks inspired by the uncool Nineties, turned cool by the designer's mixture of vintage items from a man's wardrobe and vinyl leggings, tops and dresses for a hypersensual wiry silhouette. "I treated latex as the new denim," stated the designer backstage after...
The Sleek Explorers 3.0 at Coperni
By Alice Pfeiffer
When relaunching their label last season - which had been put on hold to head the creative...
By Alice Pfeiffer
When relaunching their label last season - which had been put on hold to head the creative direction of Courrèges for three seasons - the creative duo Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant paid homage to the World Wide Web with, amongst other cheeky details, a Wifi logo-shaped bag. This season, the...
When relaunching their label last season - which had been put on hold to head the creative direction of Courrèges for three seasons - the creative duo Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant paid homage to the World Wide Web with, amongst other cheeky details, a Wifi logo-shaped bag. This season, the pair pursued its technological inclination by playing on the duality in the term of “safari” - both...
Christian Louboutin's Distinct Approach
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
On Monday, February 24th, a range of stilettos, one more pointed than the other, were shamelessly...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
On Monday, February 24th, a range of stilettos, one more pointed than the other, were shamelessly trampling on the floor of the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris - despite the sign at the entrance of the museum's exhibition Christian Louboutin L'exhibition(niste) that bans...
On Monday, February 24th, a range of stilettos, one more pointed than the other, were shamelessly trampling on the floor of the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris - despite the sign at the entrance of the museum's exhibition Christian Louboutin L'exhibition(niste) that bans any form of high heeled shoes. This sign depicting a crossed-out pump was initially hanging at the...