Dior Cruise 2020: A Mediterranean Love Story
By Elisabeta Tudor
It all started with a strong statement: “Culture teaches us to live together,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
It all started with a strong statement: “Culture teaches us to live together, teaches us that we’re not alone in the world, that other people have different traditions and ways of living that are just as valid as our own.” Maria Grazia Chiuri quoted the famous French-Moroccan...
It all started with a strong statement: “Culture teaches us to live together, teaches us that we’re not alone in the world, that other people have different traditions and ways of living that are just as valid as our own.” Maria Grazia Chiuri quoted the famous French-Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun in her show notes, a quote which ultimately set the tone of her latest outing...
The Tokyo Lights
By Joanna Kawecki
Not one to underestimate, Tokyo remains a leader in style for challenging the norm and setting...
By Joanna Kawecki
By Joanna Kawecki
Not one to underestimate, Tokyo remains a leader in style for challenging the norm and setting precedents in unconventional creativity. However, this season less radical collections were met with utilitarian pragmatism and collage-like, juxtaposed silhouettes.HYKE Fall/Winter 2019 show in Tokyo....
Not one to underestimate, Tokyo remains a leader in style for challenging the norm and setting precedents in unconventional creativity. However, this season less radical collections were met with utilitarian pragmatism and collage-like, juxtaposed silhouettes.HYKE Fall/Winter 2019 show in Tokyo. Photos: Courtesy of PR.HYKE’s Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode presented contrasting textures and...
Seoul Fashion Week: From Cottweiler to Kate Moss
By Jessica Bumpus
Was it a coincidence that Kate Moss was spotted fresh off the plane in Seoul the very same week...
By Jessica Bumpus
Was it a coincidence that Kate Moss was spotted fresh off the plane in Seoul the very same week as the city’s bi-annual fashion week took place? Well, unfortunately, it seems yes – there have been no sightings to report of the supermodel at any shows this season (though reportedly she was in town...
Was it a coincidence that Kate Moss was spotted fresh off the plane in Seoul the very same week as the city’s bi-annual fashion week took place? Well, unfortunately, it seems yes – there have been no sightings to report of the supermodel at any shows this season (though reportedly she was in town for a fashion event). But that didn’t deter from the buzz that Seoul, as arguably the emerging...
9 GREAT LOOKS FROM SEOUL FASHION WEEK
By Jessica Bumpus
Seoul is not only a street style haven, it’s one of the most genuinely enthusiastic cities when...
By Jessica Bumpus
Seoul is not only a street style haven, it’s one of the most genuinely enthusiastic cities when it comes to fashion. And this past week, its Autumn/Winter 2019 collections have been in full swing – and no doubt blowing up your Instagram accounts. It’s for good reason – check out our highlights...
Seoul is not only a street style haven, it’s one of the most genuinely enthusiastic cities when it comes to fashion. And this past week, its Autumn/Winter 2019 collections have been in full swing – and no doubt blowing up your Instagram accounts. It’s for good reason – check out our highlights below for some of the best looks and best collections of the week. From left to right: Minjukim...
Weekend Wrap-Up – The Latest Industry Highlights
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is Paul Surridge Exiting Roberto Cavalli? Paul Surridge at the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2019...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is Paul Surridge Exiting Roberto Cavalli? Paul Surridge at the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.Amidst rumors that Philipp Plein is interested in buying into Cavalli's fashion imperium, Paul Surridge is said to be now close to resigning from his...
Is Paul Surridge Exiting Roberto Cavalli? Paul Surridge at the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.Amidst rumors that Philipp Plein is interested in buying into Cavalli's fashion imperium, Paul Surridge is said to be now close to resigning from his role of creative director at Roberto Cavalli. The English-born designer joined the label in July...
The Show Must Go On
By Elisabeta Tudor
Drama. The good kind of drama. The one that exudes strength, confidence, and power was all over...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Drama. The good kind of drama. The one that exudes strength, confidence, and power was all over the runway shows this season. A lot of luxury brands – the major industry players such as Louis Vuitton, Balmain, and Chanel delivered their regular dose of drama on the runway, but the independent...
Drama. The good kind of drama. The one that exudes strength, confidence, and power was all over the runway shows this season. A lot of luxury brands – the major industry players such as Louis Vuitton, Balmain, and Chanel delivered their regular dose of drama on the runway, but the independent labels also made for quite a show. Y/Project Fall/Winter 2019 show in Paris. Photo by Gio Staiano for...
Paris Day 9: Chanel’s New Beginning and Vuitton’s Beauty of Controversy
By Gianluca Cantaro
They had to ask Karl Lagerfeld twice before he accepted to take the helm of Chanel in 1983....
By Gianluca Cantaro
They had to ask Karl Lagerfeld twice before he accepted to take the helm of Chanel in 1983. “Everybody was saying to me to not accept the appointment because it was the impossible mission of reviving a maison. Today, we try to reanimate even the most absurd brands, but at the time there was a...
They had to ask Karl Lagerfeld twice before he accepted to take the helm of Chanel in 1983. “Everybody was saying to me to not accept the appointment because it was the impossible mission of reviving a maison. Today, we try to reanimate even the most absurd brands, but at the time there was a need for new names,” his voice spoke in an audio clip sent through the speakers before the most awaited...
Paris Day 8: Sacai’s New Silhouette
By Gianluca Cantaro
Working on their own codes and evolving them, while still keeping its soul, is always the biggest...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Working on their own codes and evolving them, while still keeping its soul, is always the biggest challenge for a designer. Doing it in the right way is even more difficult. This season, Chitose Abe at Sacai did it, and she did it well. Her touch is still unmissable, but she worked on a new...
Working on their own codes and evolving them, while still keeping its soul, is always the biggest challenge for a designer. Doing it in the right way is even more difficult. This season, Chitose Abe at Sacai did it, and she did it well. Her touch is still unmissable, but she worked on a new silhouette: first, she stretched it to max (sometimes with couture-like volumes) and then re-scaled it to...
Back to Basics: The Power of Craftsmanship
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, we see a revival of craftsmanship and cultural-inspired designs on and off the runway,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, we see a revival of craftsmanship and cultural-inspired designs on and off the runway, produced to reflect a lifestyle that is conscious of both cultural roots and artisanal strength – and designers offered their very own take on artisanal craftsmanship during the Fall/Winter 2019-20...
Today, we see a revival of craftsmanship and cultural-inspired designs on and off the runway, produced to reflect a lifestyle that is conscious of both cultural roots and artisanal strength – and designers offered their very own take on artisanal craftsmanship during the Fall/Winter 2019-20 ready-to-wear season in Paris. Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2019 show in Paris. Photo by Guillaume...
Paris Day 7: Givenchy’s Culture Clash and Valentino’s Imagination
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pick up old British grandma styles, early 90s aristocracy, punkish girls, urban functionality,...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Pick up old British grandma styles, early 90s aristocracy, punkish girls, urban functionality, jewel gowns and shake them all together to see what should come out. Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy did it and the result was great, even if at first sight flooring. Every single look seemed...
Pick up old British grandma styles, early 90s aristocracy, punkish girls, urban functionality, jewel gowns and shake them all together to see what should come out. Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy did it and the result was great, even if at first sight flooring. Every single look seemed disconnected, but it wasn’t. It told a complete story. The coats and jackets were powerful with spiky or...
Green is the Way to Go
By Elisabeta Tudor
Bright colors were all over the Parisian runways this season – especially lapis...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Bright colors were all over the Parisian runways this season – especially lapis lazuli blue, primary red, as well as neon pink and flashy yellow – but one color stood out more than any other: lime green. In fact, it has been trending for a while; the hype started around the end of...
Bright colors were all over the Parisian runways this season – especially lapis lazuli blue, primary red, as well as neon pink and flashy yellow – but one color stood out more than any other: lime green. In fact, it has been trending for a while; the hype started around the end of last year, when the infamous Kardashian-Jenner clan started sporting this flashy green hue as a...
Paris Day 6: Modern Junya Watanabe’s Harajuku Girls and the New Coolness of Hermès
By Gianluca Cantaro
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark...
By Gianluca Cantaro
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark the comeback of the Harajuku Girls after 20 years, now updated in a modern-day style. They are famous for being the Japanese streetwear tribe that used to mix different traditional and trendy clothes,...
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark the comeback of the Harajuku Girls after 20 years, now updated in a modern-day style. They are famous for being the Japanese streetwear tribe that used to mix different traditional and trendy clothes, which started in the central area of Tokyo and was exported worldwide by Gwen Stefani with her...
Paris Day 5: Hedi Slimane’s New Celine
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show,...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show, and, for sure, the millions of people watching the show on streaming. The Celine 03 collection was the celebration of French chicness in 70s style, but also a starting point of a new aesthetic for the...
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show, and, for sure, the millions of people watching the show on streaming. The Celine 03 collection was the celebration of French chicness in 70s style, but also a starting point of a new aesthetic for the designer, but still very rooted in his iconic DNA. He elaborated the classics of the decade in his...
Paris Day 4: Rick Owens’ Glamour
By Gianluca Cantaro
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the aesthetic that “has power to mix high and low, pop culture and art, never being kitsch,” using the words that Alessandro Michele from Gucci used to describe it in Milano during the press conference of the...
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the aesthetic that “has power to mix high and low, pop culture and art, never being kitsch,” using the words that Alessandro Michele from Gucci used to describe it in Milano during the press conference of the Met’s next huge Costume Institute 2019 exhibition: “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” based on Susan Sontag’s...
Fashion Farm Foundation: Hong Kong Designers Take Over Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing, the Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), a Hong Kong-based non-profit governmental project dedicated to the creative industries, once again put mostly Hong Kong-based designer talents in the spotlight,...
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing, the Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), a Hong Kong-based non-profit governmental project dedicated to the creative industries, once again put mostly Hong Kong-based designer talents in the spotlight, showcasing the creative potential of a new generation of Chinese designers in the City of Light. Backstage...