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...
LVMH announces its 2020 Prize Finalists
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH...
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella...
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney - will select among those eight finalists the 2020 winner of the Prize as well as the winner...
Givenchy Appoints Renaud De Lesquen As New CEO
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president...
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a...
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a unique profile in the luxury industry. De Lesquen brings together a second to none experience in...
The Technology Behind Identifying Fashion Fakes in the Resale Market
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing...
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces...
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces like TheRealReal and Fashionphile.The opportunity is obvious with ThredUp’s 2019 Resale Report...
Making A Seasonal Statement That Lasts
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then...
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then flare-up, and the (empty) seats in the first three rows were partially flooded. Was it Demna Gvasalia's...
Sacai's Chitose Abe To Design Gaultier Haute Couture
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been...
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture...
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture codes of the Maison. Japanese Chitose Abe from the house of Sacai will be the first designer invited...
Louis Vuitton Aesthetic Times Collision
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating different epochs to their aesthetics. The tie with past, present and future was the main focus and he questioned himself on what would have happened if countless ages had been united in the same moment...
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating different epochs to their aesthetics. The tie with past, present and future was the main focus and he questioned himself on what would have happened if countless ages had been united in the same moment and place. His narrative pushed the idea of wearing clothes with a careless approach and a freedom of...
Form Follows Function at Lacoste
By Alice Pfeiffer
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère –...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère – French for left-handed—delivered a pared-down collection of rethought tailoring. One that she confronted with radical feminine touches that nevertheless given a boyish je-ne-sais quoi.A robe-like...
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère – French for left-handed—delivered a pared-down collection of rethought tailoring. One that she confronted with radical feminine touches that nevertheless given a boyish je-ne-sais quoi.A robe-like blazer opened the show and was followed by a wrap-around skirt with long fringes, and a full, Working...
McQueen's Welsh Poetic Folklore
By Gianluca Cantaro
The in-depth research behind any collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is, without a...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The in-depth research behind any collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is, without a doubt, one of the most personal and precise processes that spurs the designer to study the subject of the season and could become a topic taught in schools. For Fall-Winter 2020, she dissected Welsh...
The in-depth research behind any collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is, without a doubt, one of the most personal and precise processes that spurs the designer to study the subject of the season and could become a topic taught in schools. For Fall-Winter 2020, she dissected Welsh traditional culture, costumes and crafts. "I wanted to imagine a woman which feels heroic, bold and...
Historical Classics at Giambattista Valli
By Alice Pfeiffer
Military yet candid, a leather cape layered over a cropped button-up dress, all in soft pink, led...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Military yet candid, a leather cape layered over a cropped button-up dress, all in soft pink, led the way at Giambattista Valli. The experimentation with a Sixties Yeye Girl silhouette carried on in the shape of a baby-doll chiffon number with a Mao collar, or in a series of...
Military yet candid, a leather cape layered over a cropped button-up dress, all in soft pink, led the way at Giambattista Valli. The experimentation with a Sixties Yeye Girl silhouette carried on in the shape of a baby-doll chiffon number with a Mao collar, or in a series of minidresses-meet-coat. Think France Gall at her peak. Which was then given a gentle punk twist: Like East and West London...
Valentino Surprises with a New Woman
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture the reality in its whole without writing any manifestos about inclusivity", explained the designer the morning before the show. "I think that talk about categories is pointless; I see humanity in its...
Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino finally dared, and the result was striking. "I wanted to picture the reality in its whole without writing any manifestos about inclusivity", explained the designer the morning before the show. "I think that talk about categories is pointless; I see humanity in its whole with the same rights and without boundaries and limitations. That's why I explored the uniform...
Breaking Down Codes at Anais Jourden
By Alice Pfeiffer
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at Anais Jourden — and was to run like a golden thread throughout the collection. First paired with a crushed candy-coloured lamé blouson, followed by a lurex-threaded twinset and a silver moiré blazer,...
Somewhere between a tutu and petticoat, a midi-length skirt in ruffled tulle opened the show at Anais Jourden — and was to run like a golden thread throughout the collection. First paired with a crushed candy-coloured lamé blouson, followed by a lurex-threaded twinset and a silver moiré blazer, the garment somehow managed to evoke a modernized take on Degas’s ballerina painting. True to her...
Neo Future at Comme Des Garçons
By Gianluca Cantaro
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that pushes her to imagine impossible forms to cover the body both with performance and functional approach. The first step is the incredible show that, every season for the past six years, surprises for...
The experimental research of Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons is an endless creative stream that pushes her to imagine impossible forms to cover the body both with performance and functional approach. The first step is the incredible show that, every season for the past six years, surprises for the radical design showcased on stage. The functional one then is the development of the product she...