And The Bride Wore…
By Jessica Bumpus
What kind of bride are you? That’s a question that can immediately be answered by your reaction...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
What kind of bride are you? That’s a question that can immediately be answered by your reaction to the couture collections and the parade of gowns that come down the catwalk with them. Because when it comes to couture, the role of the finale bridal gown is – literally – a big one (just see the...
What kind of bride are you? That’s a question that can immediately be answered by your reaction to the couture collections and the parade of gowns that come down the catwalk with them. Because when it comes to couture, the role of the finale bridal gown is – literally – a big one (just see the swathes of fabric that make for the trailing trains and billowing skirts): it’s an important...
Take Me To The Ball
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture is the ultimate celebration of craft, the work of the hand, the artisan, the time and...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture is the ultimate celebration of craft, the work of the hand, the artisan, the time and detail and love that go into each piece. There’s no doubting that and it’s a wonderful thing to behold. There is just one tiny matter that trips up those of us who aren’t there on a shopping basis: less...
Couture is the ultimate celebration of craft, the work of the hand, the artisan, the time and detail and love that go into each piece. There’s no doubting that and it’s a wonderful thing to behold. There is just one tiny matter that trips up those of us who aren’t there on a shopping basis: less a case of having nothing to wear, it’s not having an occasion to wear said creations. Red carpet...
Couture: More Than Pretty Dresses
By Jessica Bumpus
Ring it up, bag it up. Jean Paul Gaultier decided to drop the ready-to-wear side of his label...
By Jessica Bumpus
Ring it up, bag it up. Jean Paul Gaultier decided to drop the ready-to-wear side of his label back in 2014 to focus on perfume and couture and it's a move that has served him well – today's collection had everyone compiling mental shopping lists (seriously mental given the price this will all...
Ring it up, bag it up. Jean Paul Gaultier decided to drop the ready-to-wear side of his label back in 2014 to focus on perfume and couture and it's a move that has served him well – today's collection had everyone compiling mental shopping lists (seriously mental given the price this will all cost) and Anna Cleveland doing her best Anna Cleveland as she became a jiving woodland nymph putting...
Maison Margiela Artisanal: Pirates Protesters and Punks...oh my!
By Elisabeta Tudor
Ever since VETEMENTS decided to put fashion's status quo upside and disrupt the industry's...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Ever since VETEMENTS decided to put fashion's status quo upside and disrupt the industry's hierarchy and frantic pace, all eyes have been set on Demna Gvasalia in whom the industry saw a potential leader of a new generation of designers who wish to break with fashion's binary codes and...
Ever since VETEMENTS decided to put fashion's status quo upside and disrupt the industry's hierarchy and frantic pace, all eyes have been set on Demna Gvasalia in whom the industry saw a potential leader of a new generation of designers who wish to break with fashion's binary codes and hierarchy-based establishment.    The Maison Margiela Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by...
Chanel's Celebration of Craftsmanship
By Elisabeta Tudor
Whether in ready-to-wear or Couture, the set design of a Chanel show always plays an important...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Whether in ready-to-wear or Couture, the set design of a Chanel show always plays an important part in Karl Lagerfeld's seasonal offering. In fact, it has a decisive impact on the collection's storytelling and the designer's creative vocabulary, which he thoroughly developed and established ever...
Whether in ready-to-wear or Couture, the set design of a Chanel show always plays an important part in Karl Lagerfeld's seasonal offering. In fact, it has a decisive impact on the collection's storytelling and the designer's creative vocabulary, which he thoroughly developed and established ever since he was appointed at the helm of the iconic French maison in 1983.     We all...
Paris Haute-Couture: The Tux Trend!
By Jessica Bumpus
For the most part, dresses are the mainstay of couture. Pretty princess dresses. There’s no end...
By Jessica Bumpus
For the most part, dresses are the mainstay of couture. Pretty princess dresses. There’s no end of them to fulfil any kind of whimsical fairy-tale fantasy you may have. But they’re not for everyone. And when that’s the case, you can look to a tuxedo instead – this season there have been plenty of...
For the most part, dresses are the mainstay of couture. Pretty princess dresses. There’s no end of them to fulfil any kind of whimsical fairy-tale fantasy you may have. But they’re not for everyone. And when that’s the case, you can look to a tuxedo instead – this season there have been plenty of options to provide antithesis to those for whom frou is just not for them. Because, let’s face it,...
Meet The Man Making Couture Sexy
By Jessica Bumpus
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only...
By Jessica Bumpus
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only thing designer Alexandre Vauthier was worried about was whether his English would be good enough for a pre-show chat. He didn’t need to worry.       “The collection, it’s the right balance...
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only thing designer Alexandre Vauthier was worried about was whether his English would be good enough for a pre-show chat. He didn’t need to worry.       “The collection, it’s the right balance between being strong and feminine; there is a notion of the military but completely contrasted by the...
The Caped Crusaders of Couture
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort of defeats the point. But, this season, there is an overriding prevalence of one so far: the cape. Which is also in some ways quite perfect because when does one get to wear a cape in real life? And...
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort of defeats the point. But, this season, there is an overriding prevalence of one so far: the cape. Which is also in some ways quite perfect because when does one get to wear a cape in real life? And when does one get to wear couture in real life? They go hand in hand and are best done...
“Alien Glamour”: Francesco Scognamiglio
By Jessica Bumpus
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture...
By Jessica Bumpus
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture schedule for the first time this season.     “Couture is my DNA. It would be really impossible for me to do like a simple shirt or a simple skirt. When I do something super difficult, you...
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture schedule for the first time this season.     “Couture is my DNA. It would be really impossible for me to do like a simple shirt or a simple skirt. When I do something super difficult, you know, for me, it’s super easy,” confessed the man himself backstage fresh from making his...
Do It Like VETEMENTS Does
By Elisabeta Tudor
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do when you're the hottest and most talked about fashion label of the moment? Before other brands dare to copy your best-selling items, you'd rather team up with them in order to produce a collection...
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do when you're the hottest and most talked about fashion label of the moment? Before other brands dare to copy your best-selling items, you'd rather team up with them in order to produce a collection together and thereby not only create a massive communication outreach but also reach a new audience of...
What kind of couture client are you?
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch...
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch not shop, the collections provide the ultimate in a fantasy fashion playground – whether you're a true princess at heart or command something a little more conservative, or prefer the collectable and...
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch not shop, the collections provide the ultimate in a fantasy fashion playground – whether you're a true princess at heart or command something a little more conservative, or prefer the collectable and outlandish, in your couture wardrobe. So if you could, what kind of customer would you...
The 10 Most Unexpected Trends of Menswear
By Jessica Bumpus
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing...
By Jessica Bumpus
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing trends were from this menswear season – they do tend to take hold quite quickly once you detect a mood. But there are always a few surprises along the way, too. Here are the 10 most unexpected menswear...
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing trends were from this menswear season – they do tend to take hold quite quickly once you detect a mood. But there are always a few surprises along the way, too. Here are the 10 most unexpected menswear trends we clocked over three weeks of shows during a whole lot of catwalking.     #1...
Positive Thinking With Paul Smith
By Jessica Bumpus
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this...
By Jessica Bumpus
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this season: a sense of cheer and optimism. Hoorah! “Happiness in this strange world we live in and the idea that Paul Smith always has strong spirit” was what he was going for, he explained backstage this...
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this season: a sense of cheer and optimism. Hoorah! “Happiness in this strange world we live in and the idea that Paul Smith always has strong spirit” was what he was going for, he explained backstage this week.   The Paul Smith menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Gio Staiano for...
How to be a Bad Boy
By Elisabeta Tudor
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles, travel infused collections, gender fluid designs, and last but certainly not least, the bad boy effect. What comes to your mind when you hear "bad boy"? Independent, willful, rebellious, cocky, and...
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles, travel infused collections, gender fluid designs, and last but certainly not least, the bad boy effect. What comes to your mind when you hear "bad boy"? Independent, willful, rebellious, cocky, and certainly looking for trouble – discover this season's top 5 bad boys, their eclectic...
Paris: You’ve Been Punk’d
By Jessica Bumpus
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken to the catwalk this week.   The Louis Vuitton menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION   “There’s always something a little London hidden somewhere,”...
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken to the catwalk this week.   The Louis Vuitton menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION   “There’s always something a little London hidden somewhere,” confessed Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones in his show notes, which outlined his conjoining of the movement...