Paris Shows and Show Offs
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly divided between simple, yet edgy, young-designer presentations and blockbuster-worthy runway productions staged by famous fashion houses.  The Eiffel Tower was ridiculously dim on Tuesday evening, as...
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly divided between simple, yet edgy, young-designer presentations and blockbuster-worthy runway productions staged by famous fashion houses.  The Eiffel Tower was ridiculously dim on Tuesday evening, as about 400 lights were instead illuminating the extravagant Saint Laurent fashion show. Set in the...
Paris’ Provocation and Prudery
By Elisabeta Tudor
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season...
By Elisabeta Tudor
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season it was brought to the fore with an unusually high level of provocation, fun, kitsch, and fetishism, despite political malaise, an environmental crisis, and economic uncertainty. In fact, a...
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season it was brought to the fore with an unusually high level of provocation, fun, kitsch, and fetishism, despite political malaise, an environmental crisis, and economic uncertainty. In fact, a predominant theme of this fashion week in Paris has been the stark contrast between some designers'...
Celine's 70s Nostalgia
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away....
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away. The alluring imaginarium he created when he started his womenswear at Saint Laurent still lives in Celine prêt-à-porter. Two human types were facing on the catwalk: the sophisticated upper class lady...
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away. The alluring imaginarium he created when he started his womenswear at Saint Laurent still lives in Celine prêt-à-porter. Two human types were facing on the catwalk: the sophisticated upper class lady and the still rich, romantic bohemian girl. The glossy 70s were heavily present in the collection:...
Rick Owens Aztec Alien Priestesses
By Gianluca Cantaro
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border wall between the United States and his country of origin. The beautiful alien figures seen on the catwalk were the result of the genius creative process of the designer. He started with Aztec...
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border wall between the United States and his country of origin. The beautiful alien figures seen on the catwalk were the result of the genius creative process of the designer. He started with Aztec reminiscences through the filter of 30s modernism, found in the alien headpieces and details on the dress...
Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's Flamboyant Debut
By Elisabeta Tudor
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest...
By Elisabeta Tudor
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest collection. The winner of the 2019 ANDAM Creative Label Prize (dotted with a 100,000€ financial grant and a year-long professional mentorship) presented his latest collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs...
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest collection. The winner of the 2019 ANDAM Creative Label Prize (dotted with a 100,000€ financial grant and a year-long professional mentorship) presented his latest collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris today. Featuring fierce evening and cocktail numbers with rich embellishments, Mansion's...
Maison Margiela's Forties Remix
By Gianluca Cantaro
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As memories are filtered by time, they are then distorted and often belie the original meaning. John Galliano, Creative Director, went into this process of elaborating the codes of those years by reshuffling...
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As memories are filtered by time, they are then distorted and often belie the original meaning. John Galliano, Creative Director, went into this process of elaborating the codes of those years by reshuffling them with digital-era language, generally fast and cursory. The past, present, and future were...
FFF Continues Its Expansion
By Elisabeta Tudor
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the rise in Europe. This Spring/Summer 2020 season was no exception. Once again FFF thrust new Hong Kong-based designer talents and their creativity into the Parisian spotlight.  The non-profit association...
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the rise in Europe. This Spring/Summer 2020 season was no exception. Once again FFF thrust new Hong Kong-based designer talents and their creativity into the Parisian spotlight.  The non-profit association was founded in 2012 by a group of enthusiastic fashion entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. It has been...
Guillaume Henry Revives Patou
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th anniversary. Guillaume Henry shares his ambitions for the French heritage brand, which has been dormant since the 1980s. With an out-of-the-ordinary vision, Henry hopes to awaken this sleeping beauty...
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th anniversary. Guillaume Henry shares his ambitions for the French heritage brand, which has been dormant since the 1980s. With an out-of-the-ordinary vision, Henry hopes to awaken this sleeping beauty from a decades-long slumber.This afternoon, Patou will present its first ready-to-wear collection...
Dior Goes Green
By Gianluca Cantaro
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter show, the presentation of which coincides with the Global Climate Strike part of the Global Week for Future from 20th-27th September, as a reaction to the United Nations Climate Action Summit that...
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter show, the presentation of which coincides with the Global Climate Strike part of the Global Week for Future from 20th-27th September, as a reaction to the United Nations Climate Action Summit that took place on September 23rd in New York. This big event is related to the worldwide action part of the...
Coperni's Ultra-Connected Comeback
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer unveiled their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection for...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer unveiled their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection for their womenswear label Coperni – and therefore made an anticipated return to the fashion industry. The designer-duo started Coperni in 2013, and the brand's collections soon earned them accolades from...
Today, Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer unveiled their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection for their womenswear label Coperni – and therefore made an anticipated return to the fashion industry. The designer-duo started Coperni in 2013, and the brand's collections soon earned them accolades from the industry, which eventually led them to win the prestigious ANDAM First Collection Prize in 2014....
Telfar Shares Its World
By Elisabeta Tudor
The Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear shows just started today in Paris, and what we saw so far...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
The Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear shows just started today in Paris, and what we saw so far was promising: featuring independent brands, rather than the big industry voices, the first day – or rather evening – welcomed the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize Rokh, in addition to the...
The Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear shows just started today in Paris, and what we saw so far was promising: featuring independent brands, rather than the big industry voices, the first day – or rather evening – welcomed the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize Rokh, in addition to the collection of the Japanese designer Mame Kurogouchi and the Korean designer Kiminte Kimhekim. While...
Gucci’s Escape from Control
By Gianluca Cantaro
Institutions, devices, and mechanisms of subjugation are the instruments that the “biopolitics”...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Institutions, devices, and mechanisms of subjugation are the instruments that the “biopolitics” (quoting the French philosopher Michel Foucault) use to impose conducts and paths that keep us under invisible surveillance and classification. It’s a kind of subtle control on our lives that silently...
Institutions, devices, and mechanisms of subjugation are the instruments that the “biopolitics” (quoting the French philosopher Michel Foucault) use to impose conducts and paths that keep us under invisible surveillance and classification. It’s a kind of subtle control on our lives that silently push us in a direction that we thought we freely decided, but actually we did not. On a lower scale,...
The New Shock by the Shox
Text by Giulia Mulonia
The Iconic Shox by Nike is legendary – not just for the innovative materials it is crafted with,...
Text by Giulia Mulonia
Text by Giulia Mulonia
The Iconic Shox by Nike is legendary – not just for the innovative materials it is crafted with, but also for the bright colors and its peculiar circular pistons. The model first hit the shelves in 2003 and its quirky elements and urban street allure rendered the model a great success.  Today,...
The Iconic Shox by Nike is legendary – not just for the innovative materials it is crafted with, but also for the bright colors and its peculiar circular pistons. The model first hit the shelves in 2003 and its quirky elements and urban street allure rendered the model a great success.  Today, the latest version of the Shox, the Shox TL, combines breathable mesh into the upper portion of the...
The World by Giorgio Armani
By Gianluca Cantaro
The earth collection of Giorgio Armani is strongly linked with our planet. The browns of the...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The earth collection of Giorgio Armani is strongly linked with our planet. The browns of the earth with touches of blue in different shades, greys, and light pink composed the palette for a collection that wanted to celebrate the beauty of our planet. “This is my way to remember all the natural...
The earth collection of Giorgio Armani is strongly linked with our planet. The browns of the earth with touches of blue in different shades, greys, and light pink composed the palette for a collection that wanted to celebrate the beauty of our planet. “This is my way to remember all the natural elements and their importance,” explained Armani backstage before the show. “We just have only one...
Is Milan the Place to Be?
By Sofia Celeste
With JLo’s stride down the Versace Spring/Summer 2020 runway in the scandalously sexy, legendary...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
With JLo’s stride down the Versace Spring/Summer 2020 runway in the scandalously sexy, legendary jungle dress, she dropped the mic on any other fashion show here. With skin to die for and a booty that has not lost any of its bodaciousness, the singer, dancer, actress, mother of twins, just closed...
With JLo’s stride down the Versace Spring/Summer 2020 runway in the scandalously sexy, legendary jungle dress, she dropped the mic on any other fashion show here. With skin to die for and a booty that has not lost any of its bodaciousness, the singer, dancer, actress, mother of twins, just closed a global concert tour celebrating her 50th birthday and the Versace appearance was another crowning...