Milan: Feeling Warm & Fuzzy Inside and Out!
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s the Fall/Winter season therefore coats make up a strong strand of the collections – much...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s the Fall/Winter season therefore coats make up a strong strand of the collections – much like the dress tends to take centre stage for spring and summer. The USP of outerwear this time, however, is the fluff, fuzz and fur that spills out at collars and cuffs on shearling and aviator styles....
It’s the Fall/Winter season therefore coats make up a strong strand of the collections – much like the dress tends to take centre stage for spring and summer. The USP of outerwear this time, however, is the fluff, fuzz and fur that spills out at collars and cuffs on shearling and aviator styles. With more than a hint of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind about them - Prada, most notably -...
Vionnet: When Paris Came To Milan
By Jessica Bumpus
Bringing fashion houses back from the grave is not an easy task. Especially given today’s...
By Jessica Bumpus
Bringing fashion houses back from the grave is not an easy task. Especially given today’s Insta-landscape of surface-level distraction. It’s only really a niche audience who will ever recall certain heritage house rules anyway, and whether they can or should be adhered to, to make them relevant...
Bringing fashion houses back from the grave is not an easy task. Especially given today’s Insta-landscape of surface-level distraction. It’s only really a niche audience who will ever recall certain heritage house rules anyway, and whether they can or should be adhered to, to make them relevant once more, is another story. But one can try. And Goga Ashkenazi, the Kazakh-Russian businesswoman,...
Milan and The Age of Opulence
By Sofia Celeste
The rich interiors of noble palazzi and religious temples inspired designers from Alberta...
By Sofia Celeste
The rich interiors of noble palazzi and religious temples inspired designers from Alberta Ferretti to Fausto Puglisi this season; maximizing potential to create something as magnificent as Italy’s monuments.   The Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear show in Milan (by Guillaume...
The rich interiors of noble palazzi and religious temples inspired designers from Alberta Ferretti to Fausto Puglisi this season; maximizing potential to create something as magnificent as Italy’s monuments.   The Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear show in Milan (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)   Across the board, Italian designers are responding to the economic...
Prada and the Ethnic Elements Within
By Sofia Celeste
Over the past two days, designers in Milan have been compelling us with their personal treasure...
By Sofia Celeste
Over the past two days, designers in Milan have been compelling us with their personal treasure chests of fashion mementos. Prada emphasised this trend with a venue space that was adorned with nostalgic postcards and adverts from a bygone era that all bore the Prada name.   The Prada...
Over the past two days, designers in Milan have been compelling us with their personal treasure chests of fashion mementos. Prada emphasised this trend with a venue space that was adorned with nostalgic postcards and adverts from a bygone era that all bore the Prada name.   The Prada Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear show in Milan (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)   It would be...
Sartorial Fatale at the Situationist’s Debut Show
By NOWFASHION
MILAN - The 25 year-old Georgian designer behind the Situationist label brought Eastern European...
By NOWFASHION
MILAN - The 25 year-old Georgian designer behind the Situationist label brought Eastern European female street style to the catwalks of Milan with his debut show here on Friday.   Situationist by White Milano Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in Milan (by Valerio...
MILAN - The 25 year-old Georgian designer behind the Situationist label brought Eastern European female street style to the catwalks of Milan with his debut show here on Friday.   Situationist by White Milano Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in Milan (by Valerio Mezzanotti for NOWFASHION)   Invited by WHITE MILANO as a special guest, Irakli Rusadze unleashed...
The Shape of Milan: Five Emerging Trends Plus Moschino
By Jessica Bumpus
It was easy to suss out the mood in New York and London early on, both are cities in countries...
By Jessica Bumpus
It was easy to suss out the mood in New York and London early on, both are cities in countries experiencing significant political strife right now. And designers were keen to express their views about it, be that through their collection inspiration, the clothing they wore for their end bow, or...
It was easy to suss out the mood in New York and London early on, both are cities in countries experiencing significant political strife right now. And designers were keen to express their views about it, be that through their collection inspiration, the clothing they wore for their end bow, or as a mini-manifesto/ode to caring and sharing in their show notes. And in a microcosmic sense (the...
Fashion Embraces the Hijab
By Sofia Celeste
Europe, namely France, has grappled controversially with the concept of the veil for many years...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Europe, namely France, has grappled controversially with the concept of the veil for many years now. But this season, fashion is saying hell yes to a woman's right to wear her hijab, whether it’s in a public school or on a catwalk. Women in headscarves are not an uncommon sight in Milan, a city...
Europe, namely France, has grappled controversially with the concept of the veil for many years now. But this season, fashion is saying hell yes to a woman's right to wear her hijab, whether it’s in a public school or on a catwalk. Women in headscarves are not an uncommon sight in Milan, a city that serves as the gateway to Europe for many Muslims who flock here seeking refuge and a better...
INTERVIEW | Fausto Puglisi's Female Boss
By Sofia Celeste
He's dressed Katy Perry, Rihanna and JLo like queens in the best fabric and appliqué Italy has to...
By Sofia Celeste
He's dressed Katy Perry, Rihanna and JLo like queens in the best fabric and appliqué Italy has to offer. He's cloaked Madonna in silky papal garb and capes made by Vatican artisans. Indeed Fausto Puglisi's woman could be a queen, a pope or even a mafia boss.  His Fall/Winter 2017 ready to wear...
He's dressed Katy Perry, Rihanna and JLo like queens in the best fabric and appliqué Italy has to offer. He's cloaked Madonna in silky papal garb and capes made by Vatican artisans. Indeed Fausto Puglisi's woman could be a queen, a pope or even a mafia boss.  His Fall/Winter 2017 ready to wear show kicked off with a short film featuring actress Cristina Donadio from the hit series Gomorra, a...
London Fashion Week In Review
The exuberant antidote to a nihilistic New York Fashion Week, London was bursting with an upbeat...
The exuberant antidote to a nihilistic New York Fashion Week, London was bursting with an upbeat energy thanks in part to a wave of exciting new talents. From shimmering sequins to avant-garde florals it can be easy to get distracted among all the excitement, so to help we've put together a quick...
The exuberant antidote to a nihilistic New York Fashion Week, London was bursting with an upbeat energy thanks in part to a wave of exciting new talents. From shimmering sequins to avant-garde florals it can be easy to get distracted among all the excitement, so to help we've put together a quick recap of everything you need to know from five days of inspiring shows.    Backstage at the...
Endgame - What’s Next for London Fashion
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Before London’s final day of shows had even begun, editors’ social media feeds had already begun...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Before London’s final day of shows had even begun, editors’ social media feeds had already begun to switch focus to Milan. These days, designers only have an audience’s attention for a moment - and, depending on your place in the schedule, some can be lucky to have a moment at all. “Isn’t it a...
Before London’s final day of shows had even begun, editors’ social media feeds had already begun to switch focus to Milan. These days, designers only have an audience’s attention for a moment - and, depending on your place in the schedule, some can be lucky to have a moment at all. “Isn’t it a shame that more people aren’t seeing this!” one journalist sighed in the front row at J JS Lee’s show...
Versus: Donatella The Momager?
By Nabil Aliffi
“If fashion follows the same mood as the economy, of depression around the world, it would have...
By Nabil Aliffi
“If fashion follows the same mood as the economy, of depression around the world, it would have no reason to exist.” – Donatella Versace Saturday night, 9pm -- the stage was set for Donatella Versace’s Versus show at the Olympia hall in West Kensington. Sofi Tukker’s “Matadora” boomed from the...
“If fashion follows the same mood as the economy, of depression around the world, it would have no reason to exist.” – Donatella Versace Saturday night, 9pm -- the stage was set for Donatella Versace’s Versus show at the Olympia hall in West Kensington. Sofi Tukker’s “Matadora” boomed from the showspace as guests pulled up in their black Mercedes-Benzes. One by one, editors, chart topping...
LFW Bitesize: What You Might Have Missed
By Jessica Bumpus
So many shows and presentations to keep up with across five days of London Fashion Week can make...
By Jessica Bumpus
So many shows and presentations to keep up with across five days of London Fashion Week can make it easy to blink and miss something. Too busy Snapping? Or Insta-mentioning or storytelling? (No one Tweets anymore). Exactly. Among the moments you might have missed, we pick some out...
So many shows and presentations to keep up with across five days of London Fashion Week can make it easy to blink and miss something. Too busy Snapping? Or Insta-mentioning or storytelling? (No one Tweets anymore). Exactly. Among the moments you might have missed, we pick some out here.   Emilia Wickstead Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in London (by Gio Staiano...
The New Romantics - Love Letters from London
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
When you think of the things that define British style, your mind defaults to words like...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
When you think of the things that define British style, your mind defaults to words like eccentric, punk, eclectic, anarchic and witty. But when you think about the designers who define London's fashion week right now, the keywords would probably be quite different. The generation of names who...
When you think of the things that define British style, your mind defaults to words like eccentric, punk, eclectic, anarchic and witty. But when you think about the designers who define London's fashion week right now, the keywords would probably be quite different. The generation of names who sprung up in the Noughties - Kane, Katrantzou, Saunders, Deacon, Williamson, Ilincic - have evolved...
Victoria Beckham Talks VVB
By Jessica Bumpus
“There I am walking across the road,” Victoria Beckham points to the London vista that paints...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
“There I am walking across the road,” Victoria Beckham points to the London vista that paints itself out across a silver-grey dress. She’s in town – London, appropriately - to talk through her Victoria Victoria Beckham line, which although it started out as a semi-younger-sister line to her...
“There I am walking across the road,” Victoria Beckham points to the London vista that paints itself out across a silver-grey dress. She’s in town – London, appropriately - to talk through her Victoria Victoria Beckham line, which although it started out as a semi-younger-sister line to her eponymous label shown in New York, has, she says very much developed into its own category. “It’s doing...
Take Five Great Shows at London Fashion Week
By Jessica Bumpus
What London now lacks in the bigger and more established names, it makes up for in those on the...
By Jessica Bumpus
What London now lacks in the bigger and more established names, it makes up for in those on the ascent. Here, five great shows that made an impact for all the right reasons.   Simone Rocha Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in London   Simone Rocha Simone Rocha has...
What London now lacks in the bigger and more established names, it makes up for in those on the ascent. Here, five great shows that made an impact for all the right reasons.   Simone Rocha Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in London   Simone Rocha Simone Rocha has rapidly built an empire since her CSM days, and as it's grown, so too has she and the evolution of her...