Tod's Modernity in Craftsmanship
By Gianluca Cantaro
Stick with the best you can do, and it will become timeless. Trends are ephemeral and, if not...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Stick with the best you can do, and it will become timeless. Trends are ephemeral and, if not rooted in a solid ground, they have no future. Tod’s, part of the Della Valle Group, perfectly exemplifies this strategy: season by season it evolved in order to reach the maximum level of luxury. Forget...
Stick with the best you can do, and it will become timeless. Trends are ephemeral and, if not rooted in a solid ground, they have no future. Tod’s, part of the Della Valle Group, perfectly exemplifies this strategy: season by season it evolved in order to reach the maximum level of luxury. Forget fashion gimmicks when Mister Diego Della Valle is part of the game. Attracting flamboyant audiences...
A Return to Real Life
By Gianluca Cantaro
The speed of our world often makes us forget our past, our roots. Brands and designers chase...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The speed of our world often makes us forget our past, our roots. Brands and designers chase things that aren’t worth it or that aren’t what they really need to focus on, in order to make the right move. But a company must be very structured to go through these difficult years. “In this Emporio...
The speed of our world often makes us forget our past, our roots. Brands and designers chase things that aren’t worth it or that aren’t what they really need to focus on, in order to make the right move. But a company must be very structured to go through these difficult years. “In this Emporio Armani collection, I simply went back to my past and reworked it in order to make it contemporary,”...
Metropolitan Sophisticate At Giada
By Sofia Celeste
With a collection that unfolded among the dusty manuscripts of Milan’s Biblioteca Braidense,...
By Sofia Celeste
With a collection that unfolded among the dusty manuscripts of Milan’s Biblioteca Braidense, Giada’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection saluted the cosmopolitan jet-set – just months after it opened its first US monobrand stores. 
Giada feted the Boston store, situated on the edge of the Boston Common...
With a collection that unfolded among the dusty manuscripts of Milan’s Biblioteca Braidense, Giada’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection saluted the cosmopolitan jet-set – just months after it opened its first US monobrand stores. 
Giada feted the Boston store, situated on the edge of the Boston Common and next to the city’s Four Season’s Hotel, in April. Since Boston is not a fashion mecca, Giada...
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By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Fashion has always been, in no small part, about the rich. The industry first sprang to life in...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Fashion has always been, in no small part, about the rich. The industry first sprang to life in the 19th century, to indulge the whims of royalty and aristocrats; decades later, the great houses of Paris couture’s golden age were sustained by a tiny, fiercely loyal (and high-spending) clientele....
Fashion has always been, in no small part, about the rich. The industry first sprang to life in the 19th century, to indulge the whims of royalty and aristocrats; decades later, the great houses of Paris couture’s golden age were sustained by a tiny, fiercely loyal (and high-spending) clientele. London, though, has always been more democratic; it’s the city of Mary Quant and Carnaby Street, of...
At Prada simplicity is back
By Gianluca Cantaro
“The feeling in today’s world is that everything is too much. Overproduction, overconsumption,...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
“The feeling in today’s world is that everything is too much. Overproduction, overconsumption, overspeed. This makes a harsh contrast with the need we have to consume and pollute less,” explained Miuccia Prada before the show wearing a beautiful and very bourgeoise outfit: a blue cashmere...
“The feeling in today’s world is that everything is too much. Overproduction, overconsumption, overspeed. This makes a harsh contrast with the need we have to consume and pollute less,” explained Miuccia Prada before the show wearing a beautiful and very bourgeoise outfit: a blue cashmere pullover, long pearl necklaces, white slip dress, and black polished décolletées. “It’s the contradiction...
What looking to the future looks like at LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
A short film played at the beginning of the Marques’Almeida show this season in which the brand’s...
By Jessica Bumpus
A short film played at the beginning of the Marques’Almeida show this season in which the brand’s “MA girls” talked about what they’d want their daughters to know. The designer Erdem referenced Tina Modotti as muse, noting: “At the time of her death, the world might have been on the brink of...
A short film played at the beginning of the Marques’Almeida show this season in which the brand’s “MA girls” talked about what they’d want their daughters to know. The designer Erdem referenced Tina Modotti as muse, noting: “At the time of her death, the world might have been on the brink of modernity, but it was still in the midst of war, battling ideologies that would rip apart the very...
Fashion for the real world
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
After a weekend of searing sunshine, Monday morning saw London return to business as usual; grey...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
After a weekend of searing sunshine, Monday morning saw London return to business as usual; grey skies, sullen rain, and trains crowded with commuters in various combinations of what currently passes as the city’s 21st century working wardrobe; crisp blazers or fitted biker jackets, shirts or...
After a weekend of searing sunshine, Monday morning saw London return to business as usual; grey skies, sullen rain, and trains crowded with commuters in various combinations of what currently passes as the city’s 21st century working wardrobe; crisp blazers or fitted biker jackets, shirts or slouchy tees, pleated skirts or slim trousers. The morning newspapers were splashed with images from...
A successful color wave by Benetton
By Gianluca Cantaro
Last season, the debut collection of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, freshly appointed as Artistic...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Last season, the debut collection of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, freshly appointed as Artistic Director at United Colors of Benetton, actually left me a bit surprised. How can a brand that desperately needs to get back the trust of the youth propose a funny show, even a bit eccentric with the...
Last season, the debut collection of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, freshly appointed as Artistic Director at United Colors of Benetton, actually left me a bit surprised. How can a brand that desperately needs to get back the trust of the youth propose a funny show, even a bit eccentric with the styles, instead of wearable and easy items that were previously the pure DNA of the brand from...
Why Vetements wasn't meant to last forever
By Elisabeta Tudor
The new fashion season begins with quite some intrigue. After Virgil Abloh’s announcement that he...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The new fashion season begins with quite some intrigue. After Virgil Abloh’s announcement that he would take a break – on doctor’s orders – from his duties at Louis Vuitton and Off-White, it is now Demna Gvasalia’s turn to cause some ink to flow. Earlier today, WWD released a statement announcing...
The new fashion season begins with quite some intrigue. After Virgil Abloh’s announcement that he would take a break – on doctor’s orders – from his duties at Louis Vuitton and Off-White, it is now Demna Gvasalia’s turn to cause some ink to flow. Earlier today, WWD released a statement announcing Gvasalia’s departure from the much-lauded and controverted fashion collective, in which the former...
The show must go on
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Earlier this week, British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush posted a picture on...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Earlier this week, British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush posted a picture on Instagram from London Fashion Week in 2009, showing a slice of the starry front row (Liv Tyler, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow) at Burberry’s SS2010 show. For the brand and its designer, Christopher Bailey,...
Earlier this week, British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush posted a picture on Instagram from London Fashion Week in 2009, showing a slice of the starry front row (Liv Tyler, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow) at Burberry’s SS2010 show. For the brand and its designer, Christopher Bailey, the show marked a triumphant homecoming – and for British fashion, it signalled the start of a...
The Perfect Match: Phoebe English X Weleda at LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
London Fashion Week, like most of the fashion weeks this season, has put sustainability front and...
By Jessica Bumpus
London Fashion Week, like most of the fashion weeks this season, has put sustainability front and centre. For some designers, however, it’s been part of their brand DNA since the beginning. Step forward Phoebe English who, though launched in 2011, is notably still a relatively young and small...
London Fashion Week, like most of the fashion weeks this season, has put sustainability front and centre. For some designers, however, it’s been part of their brand DNA since the beginning. Step forward Phoebe English who, though launched in 2011, is notably still a relatively young and small brand on the schedule. The Central Saint Martins graduate teamed up with biodynamic health and beauty...
Fashion For Relief
By Jessica Bumpus
Naomi Campbell is having a big year. Not only will the supermodel be presented with the Fashion...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Naomi Campbell is having a big year. Not only will the supermodel be presented with the Fashion Icon accolade at this December’s Fashion Awards (formerly known as the British Fashion Awards), she also brought back Fashion for Relief this year. And it took place this week at London Fashion Week,...
Naomi Campbell is having a big year. Not only will the supermodel be presented with the Fashion Icon accolade at this December’s Fashion Awards (formerly known as the British Fashion Awards), she also brought back Fashion for Relief this year. And it took place this week at London Fashion Week, earmarked almost certainly as the jewel in the week’s fashion crown. The champagne flowed – almost...
A Self-Made Multitasker: Introducing Alfredo Cortese
By Elisabeta Tudor
Leaving his PR position behind at an esteemed Italian brand in order to start a new: Milan-based...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Leaving his PR position behind at an esteemed Italian brand in order to start a new: Milan-based womenswear designer Alfredo Cortese took a big jump into the unknown and decided to explore his creative potential by founding his very own ready-to-wear brand named A.C.9. However, it is not the...
Leaving his PR position behind at an esteemed Italian brand in order to start a new: Milan-based womenswear designer Alfredo Cortese took a big jump into the unknown and decided to explore his creative potential by founding his very own ready-to-wear brand named A.C.9. However, it is not the first time that the Sicilian-born self-made fashion designer decided to reinvent himself. After studying...
Exclusivity and Inclusivity: NYFW Strikes a Balance
By Robin Torres
Exclusivity, much like glamor and fame, is a value that has been embedded in NYFW – and for that...
By Robin Torres
Exclusivity, much like glamor and fame, is a value that has been embedded in NYFW – and for that matter all fashion weeks – since the years of its inception. Traditionally, only a tightly curated list of buyers, press, and VIPs were invited to the runways and then to join the party. In the last...
Exclusivity, much like glamor and fame, is a value that has been embedded in NYFW – and for that matter all fashion weeks – since the years of its inception. Traditionally, only a tightly curated list of buyers, press, and VIPs were invited to the runways and then to join the party. In the last few years, however, a bevy of designers have been planning shows and events to include their...
Gucci Goes Carbon Neutral Following G7 Fashion Pact
By Sofia Celeste
Just a month after the ink dried on the G7 fashion pact Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault...
By Sofia Celeste
Just a month after the ink dried on the G7 fashion pact Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault presented to world leaders in Biarritz last month, its marquis brand, Gucci, has gone completely carbon neutral.  Thursday, the Italian luxury brand said that it implemented manufacturing efficiencies to...
Just a month after the ink dried on the G7 fashion pact Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault presented to world leaders in Biarritz last month, its marquis brand, Gucci, has gone completely carbon neutral.  Thursday, the Italian luxury brand said that it implemented manufacturing efficiencies to avoid and reduce its impact across the supply chain. It will also offset carbon emissions generated by...