Vfiles: what makes an emerging designer?
The renowned youth whisperer, better known as the VFILES collective, celebrated their sixth...
The renowned youth whisperer, better known as the VFILES collective, celebrated their sixth season with their open source method of curating emerging designers. Founder Julie Anne Quay believes in fashion democracy and this round Kim Shui, Anton Belinskiy, Ottolinger, and Sophie Hardeman managed...
The renowned youth whisperer, better known as the VFILES collective, celebrated their sixth season with their open source method of curating emerging designers. Founder Julie Anne Quay believes in fashion democracy and this round Kim Shui, Anton Belinskiy, Ottolinger, and Sophie Hardeman managed to make the cut. The four separate collections – although inherently conceived from different...
FASHION EDITORIAL | LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND
Story by Greg Kohler
Escaping from the rush of the city, leaving it all behind, she drives away to the countryside by...
Story by Greg Kohler
Escaping from the rush of the city, leaving it all behind, she drives away to the countryside by night where the sea breeze and fresh air awaits for her in the morning light. Delight in the perfect getaway of our Parisienne Bianca, all in Spring/Summer 2016 collections. NOWFASHION brings you...
Escaping from the rush of the city, leaving it all behind, she drives away to the countryside by night where the sea breeze and fresh air awaits for her in the morning light. Delight in the perfect getaway of our Parisienne Bianca, all in Spring/Summer 2016 collections. NOWFASHION brings you the latest fashion shoot in an ongoing series exclusively photographed for NOWFASHION's...
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Palace
By Elisabeta Tudor
As always, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture shows are not only a celebration of fashion, but an...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
As always, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture shows are not only a celebration of fashion, but an ode to those who make fashion what it is, who constantly reinvent the stuff fashion dreams are made of.     This time was no different: Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture...
As always, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture shows are not only a celebration of fashion, but an ode to those who make fashion what it is, who constantly reinvent the stuff fashion dreams are made of.     This time was no different: Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture offering paid a tribute to the designer’s extravagant friends, his mesmerizing muses, the night owls, and...
Valentino's exquisite alchemy
By Jessica Bumpus
ARGUABLY the couture schedule saves the best until last: Valentino. This is the show that has the...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
ARGUABLY the couture schedule saves the best until last: Valentino. This is the show that has the swoon factor and such is the stamp of design duo Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri that they can now turn their hand to anything. Any theme, any inspiration, any idea can now so seamlessly...
ARGUABLY the couture schedule saves the best until last: Valentino. This is the show that has the swoon factor and such is the stamp of design duo Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri that they can now turn their hand to anything. Any theme, any inspiration, any idea can now so seamlessly be seen through a Valentino lens to make a collection entirely "theirs" but with an added layer of...
Armani’s Frock Off
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, as we know, is all about the craft – and the most explicit way of showing that off is...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, as we know, is all about the craft – and the most explicit way of showing that off is through eveningwear because it dazzles and it shines of expertise, time, and knowledge and it belongs to an extravagant world that not all that many of us get to inhabit. Armani Prive is all about that...
Couture, as we know, is all about the craft – and the most explicit way of showing that off is through eveningwear because it dazzles and it shines of expertise, time, and knowledge and it belongs to an extravagant world that not all that many of us get to inhabit. Armani Prive is all about that world – and if you thought you had seen all the possible variations and interpretations of a gown,...
Chanel's Ark
By Jessica Bumpus
  When Waterworld the film happens, get thee to the Chanel ark. Who wouldn't want to be stuck...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
  When Waterworld the film happens, get thee to the Chanel ark. Who wouldn't want to be stuck on board a wooden vessel filled with couture creations that traverse a world full of garden party elegance and evening wear extravagance when all else is going downhill? It would be kind of fun,...
  When Waterworld the film happens, get thee to the Chanel ark. Who wouldn't want to be stuck on board a wooden vessel filled with couture creations that traverse a world full of garden party elegance and evening wear extravagance when all else is going downhill? It would be kind of fun, right?      What am I talking about? Amid a pristine lawn this morning sat a huge wooden hut...
Celebrating Giamba's 10th Couture Collection
By Elisabeta Tudor
Ruffled silk organza, floral crystal embroideries, embroidered silk brocade and floral macramé,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Ruffled silk organza, floral crystal embroideries, embroidered silk brocade and floral macramé, hand-stitched paillettes and strass, and many other opulent materials and embellishments – and this is a non-exhaustive list – all put together in a highly feminine collection with a playful...
Ruffled silk organza, floral crystal embroideries, embroidered silk brocade and floral macramé, hand-stitched paillettes and strass, and many other opulent materials and embellishments – and this is a non-exhaustive list – all put together in a highly feminine collection with a playful allure. Yes, we are at a Giambattista Valli show, and there were many must-have pieces that celebrated the...
What's the score at Dior?
By Jessica Bumpus
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said press hover like flies around the Dior show. They always have, because it's always big news. Today was no different – and column inches will be filled with the backstory of Dior before we even get to...
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said press hover like flies around the Dior show. They always have, because it's always big news. Today was no different – and column inches will be filled with the backstory of Dior before we even get to what came down the catwalk, so here's a quick overview of the latter before we get to the necessary...
Time For Tea Chez Schiaparelli
By Jessica Bumpus
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too like costume-box-dressing, which is tricky in a world where there isn’t much room for costume occasions as it is and where workwear-derived dressing (jeans et al) wins out. So it was nice to see a...
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too like costume-box-dressing, which is tricky in a world where there isn’t much room for costume occasions as it is and where workwear-derived dressing (jeans et al) wins out. So it was nice to see a tamer take from Bertrand Guyon, the new-ish installed designer at the resurrected house – he made his...
Let the couture games begin
By Jessica Bumpus
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense)...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense) and couture its weapon of choice (which again, we kind of know it is), then look to Donatella Versace to design the uniforms. There was an athletic freshness from the designer’s atelier collection this...
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense) and couture its weapon of choice (which again, we kind of know it is), then look to Donatella Versace to design the uniforms. There was an athletic freshness from the designer’s atelier collection this evening: encrusted and bejewelled racer-back gowns that seemed to be spun from a web of beading...
The Power of Youth: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #4
By Elisabeta Tudor
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the reins of Balmain in 2011, when he was barely 25-years-old, Rousteing has had a sky-rocketing career, so much so that he became a celebrity on his own, having Balmain hungry teenagers lining up for hours...
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the reins of Balmain in 2011, when he was barely 25-years-old, Rousteing has had a sky-rocketing career, so much so that he became a celebrity on his own, having Balmain hungry teenagers lining up for hours in order to get their hands on his now infamous collection for H&M – and going completely nuts while...
Rebel Hearts: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #3
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear...
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.     But Couture is also important in Tisci's world, and the sophisticated yet edgy numbers that he...
The Show Must Go On: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #2
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited...
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited his guests to join his models on stage for a night at the Opera Garnier in Paris. “It was really...
Boys Boys Boys: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #1
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear...
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a...
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a fair share of the youth pie.     "I have so much time now," Raf Simons gushed...
The Kids Are Alright in Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” –...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion...
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion industry. In times where expensive and showy fashion labels are no longer available to a fashion-savvy...