LVMH Cancels Prize and Pledges Support to Previous Winners
By Elisa Carassai
After numerous worldwide fashion weeks were cancelled due...
By Elisa Carassai
After numerous worldwide fashion weeks were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was recently announced that this year’s LVMH Prize will have no winner.    The young designer competition, which was supposed to be taking place at the...
After numerous worldwide fashion weeks were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was recently announced that this year’s LVMH Prize will have no winner.    The young designer competition, which was supposed to be taking place at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris on June 5th, will instead have finalists Ahluwalia, Casablanca, Chopova...
Y/Project and its Transcendent Versatility
By Alice Ierace
Originally founded as a partnership between French...
By Alice Ierace
Originally founded as a partnership between French designer Yohan Serfaty and businessman Gilles Elalouf, Y/Project was once known as a conceptual design and original detailing menswear label. In 2013, when Serfaty passed away, Belgian designer...
Originally founded as a partnership between French designer Yohan Serfaty and businessman Gilles Elalouf, Y/Project was once known as a conceptual design and original detailing menswear label. In 2013, when Serfaty passed away, Belgian designer Glenn Martens found himself as the creative director of the brand.    “It was an extremely emotional...
Clare Waight Keller Parts Ways With Givenchy
By Elisa Carassai
Givenchy officially announced in a statement, that after...
By Elisa Carassai
Givenchy officially announced in a statement, that after three years of collaboration, the Womenswear Show held on March 1st 2020 will be Clare Waight Keller’s last collection for Givenchy.   The designer, who is known for designing Megan Markle’s...
Givenchy officially announced in a statement, that after three years of collaboration, the Womenswear Show held on March 1st 2020 will be Clare Waight Keller’s last collection for Givenchy.   The designer, who is known for designing Megan Markle’s 2018 wedding dress, joined the brand after Riccardo Tisci left for Burberry.   “As the first...
Meet Alanui: Italy's Arts and Crafts Trendsetters
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be known all over the world for its...
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be known all over the world for its proficiency towards slow fashion and craftsmanship, only lately what has been defined as the craftiness of mind and hand has emerged as one of the season's more poignant trends.    While this has...
While Italy may be known all over the world for its proficiency towards slow fashion and craftsmanship, only lately what has been defined as the craftiness of mind and hand has emerged as one of the season's more poignant trends.    While this has only emerged recently on the runways, through the Spring Summer 2020 collections of McQueen, JW...
How is Italy’s Independent Scene Reacting to Covid?
By Elisa Carassai
While Milan Fashion Week may be known for its calendar...
By Elisa Carassai
While Milan Fashion Week may be known for its calendar surrounded by a smattering of fashion behemoths such as Prada, Armani and Gucci, slowly but surely, a series of young talents have emerged during the years, favoured by industry insiders and...
While Milan Fashion Week may be known for its calendar surrounded by a smattering of fashion behemoths such as Prada, Armani and Gucci, slowly but surely, a series of young talents have emerged during the years, favoured by industry insiders and celebrities alike.    Still, given the current situation, how will this crisis impact their...
Massimo Alba: The Purist of Slow Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
Remember the fable of the ant and the cicada? Let’s use...
By Elisa Carassai
Remember the fable of the ant and the cicada? Let’s use that fable as a comparison for the fashion world. While there are many designers nowadays thriving on the glitz and glam of social media and its fast-paced tempo, some others instead, prefer to...
Remember the fable of the ant and the cicada? Let’s use that fable as a comparison for the fashion world. While there are many designers nowadays thriving on the glitz and glam of social media and its fast-paced tempo, some others instead, prefer to conduct their businesses in a rather tranquil way, silently working their way up the ladder in order to...
Pitti Announces New Calendar
By Elisa Carassai
After last week's previous announcements which declared...
By Elisa Carassai
By Elisa Carassai
After last week's previous announcements which declared the postponement of Milano Moda Uomo and the Paris shows to September, the Pitti Group also divulged the change of dates of their upcoming fairs and events.   The majority of the fairs will be...
After last week's previous announcements which declared the postponement of Milano Moda Uomo and the Paris shows to September, the Pitti Group also divulged the change of dates of their upcoming fairs and events.   The majority of the fairs will be hosted in September (the 98th edition of the show will be hosted from the 2nd to the 4th of...
Marco Zanini’s Quest for Independence
By Elisa Carassai
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a...
By Elisa Carassai
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a background that counts experiences at Versace, Halston, Schiaparelli, Rochas and Santoni, the designer has, over time, developed a cult following his appointment at Rochas. It comes however, as a...
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a background that counts experiences at Versace, Halston, Schiaparelli, Rochas and Santoni, the designer has, over time, developed a cult following his appointment at Rochas. It comes however, as a surprise, to why an experienced designer like Zanini would want to take a ‘gamble’ on himself and...
On a Hunt For Quality
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only worn 3 or 4 times. Then, I remembered that another button was detached from a jacket that was not much older; that the hem of a pair of trousers was beginning to unravel; that the lining of a coat was...
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only worn 3 or 4 times. Then, I remembered that another button was detached from a jacket that was not much older; that the hem of a pair of trousers was beginning to unravel; that the lining of a coat was loose by a few centimetres. That several parts of my dressing room were in need of small repairs...
Tokyo-Based Designers Reflect on the Effects of Covid on Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has...
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has been affecting every country, state and industry. Yet, how have designers been reacting? We talked to a series of designers who were supposed to present their collections at Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo...
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has been affecting every country, state and industry. Yet, how have designers been reacting? We talked to a series of designers who were supposed to present their collections at Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo and asked them about how, regardless of the cancellation of Fashion Week, they are reacting and...
Finding Joy in the Unexpected at Colville
By Elisa Carassai
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years...
By Elisa Carassai
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years working together, they both knew it couldn’t be the end of their friendship and mutual collaboration.And so Colville was born. Named after a street in London David Hockney used to haunt, the brand was...
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years working together, they both knew it couldn’t be the end of their friendship and mutual collaboration.And so Colville was born. Named after a street in London David Hockney used to haunt, the brand was established in Milan in 2018 and has become known for its rather unique and effortless way of merging a...
Blazé Milano and The Art Of The Blazer
By Elisa Carassai
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and...
By Elisa Carassai
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and remains an item of clothing with an innate timeless quality to it. After all, the garment has a rich history associated with it, as the prototypes of this item of clothing hail back to the uniform of rowers...
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and remains an item of clothing with an innate timeless quality to it. After all, the garment has a rich history associated with it, as the prototypes of this item of clothing hail back to the uniform of rowers at Oxford and Cambridge, which were meant to keep them warm during chilly training sessions and...
Shanghai Fashion Week Goes Digital
By Alice Ierace
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks...
By Alice Ierace
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks ago, Shanghai Fashion Week announced the launch of a special edition in digital format: the Tmall Cloud Fashion Week.From March 24th to 30th, more than 150 fashion brands will be assembled in the cloud...
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks ago, Shanghai Fashion Week announced the launch of a special edition in digital format: the Tmall Cloud Fashion Week.From March 24th to 30th, more than 150 fashion brands will be assembled in the cloud via the Tmall platform. Fashion insiders and consumers will be able to experience the unique format...
Carolina Castiglioni’s Successful Plan C
By Elisa Carassai
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in...
By Elisa Carassai
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in 2018. A true Milanese maven like no other and part of the Marni royal family (her mother Consuelo launched Marni in 1994 as a ready-to-wear extension of the family’s historic fur company...
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in 2018. A true Milanese maven like no other and part of the Marni royal family (her mother Consuelo launched Marni in 1994 as a ready-to-wear extension of the family’s historic fur company originally founded in the 1950s), Castiglioni used to be Marni’s Director of Special Projects and...
Portugal Fashion Week Celebrated 25 Years in Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal...
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry....
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry. Throughout this quarter of a century, Portugal Fashion has showcased, nationally and internationally, 1,986...