Milan and the Pirate Invasion
By Sofia Celeste
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the...
By Sofia Celeste
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the foreign competition – let’s just say that the pirates, through the support of Milan’s fashion leaders, may have saved Milan’s ready-to-wear shows from becoming Paris’ wallflower little...
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the foreign competition – let’s just say that the pirates, through the support of Milan’s fashion leaders, may have saved Milan’s ready-to-wear shows from becoming Paris’ wallflower little sister.    Arthur Arbesser Women Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in Milan   An...
Vanotti on Being Compared to Armani
By Sofia Celeste
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the...
By Sofia Celeste
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the Lucio Vanotti Spring/Summer 2017 show where half the models swept by silently in white socks.    Lucio Vanotti Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Milan   Known for his...
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the Lucio Vanotti Spring/Summer 2017 show where half the models swept by silently in white socks.    Lucio Vanotti Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Milan   Known for his minimalist urban fashions, the Bergamo native stuck to a monochrome color theme and Japanese-inspired...
Pausing For Thought at Bottega And Beyond
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the...
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the earthiest rainbow colour palette of a parade, a great call list of names (Lauren Hutton closed the show with Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, and Eva Herzigová, as well as Anna Cleveland). Tomas Maier took...
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the earthiest rainbow colour palette of a parade, a great call list of names (Lauren Hutton closed the show with Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, and Eva Herzigová, as well as Anna Cleveland). Tomas Maier took his bow and his entire team of creators and craft makers joined him. The atelier. The rest of Bottega...
Prada: The Boa Is Back – And In A Brilliant New Guise
By Jessica Bumpus
Aside from the lust-worthy clipboard-style clutches (big, bejewelled, and bold), the plume-dusted...
By Jessica Bumpus
Aside from the lust-worthy clipboard-style clutches (big, bejewelled, and bold), the plume-dusted shoes (pretty pointed kitten heels), the molten medallions (seriously shiny) looped around the necks, plus the style note to fasten one’s hair to the side with Kirby grip, there was one big takeaway...
Aside from the lust-worthy clipboard-style clutches (big, bejewelled, and bold), the plume-dusted shoes (pretty pointed kitten heels), the molten medallions (seriously shiny) looped around the necks, plus the style note to fasten one’s hair to the side with Kirby grip, there was one big takeaway from the Prada show: feathers. And more specifically their return in the guise of the feather boa....
8 Signs You’re On Planet Moschino
By Jessica Bumpus
Since his appointment at the label in 2013, Jeremy Scott has consistently managed to put his...
By Jessica Bumpus
Since his appointment at the label in 2013, Jeremy Scott has consistently managed to put his modern spin on the heritage Italian house – his personal signatures the perfect match for that of a brand whose own hallmarks were, are, full of wit, charm, and a good sense of humour. Fun and fashion is...
Since his appointment at the label in 2013, Jeremy Scott has consistently managed to put his modern spin on the heritage Italian house – his personal signatures the perfect match for that of a brand whose own hallmarks were, are, full of wit, charm, and a good sense of humour. Fun and fashion is something Scott has more than a handle on and season on season the American designer amps that up,...
Fendi’s Milan Takeover
By Sofia Celeste
Romans have a saying about Milan.  “The best thing about Milan is the train that takes you back...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Romans have a saying about Milan.  “The best thing about Milan is the train that takes you back to Rome.” In the Italian fashion capital, a city defined by its mosquitoes and muggy weather, there are Germans, Japanese, Portuguese, Americans, and then there are Romans like Fendi – a matriarchal...
Romans have a saying about Milan.  “The best thing about Milan is the train that takes you back to Rome.” In the Italian fashion capital, a city defined by its mosquitoes and muggy weather, there are Germans, Japanese, Portuguese, Americans, and then there are Romans like Fendi – a matriarchal family that has charted a parallel path to those who flock here from the South in search of...
Are You A Gucci Groupie?
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no getting away from the fact that Gucci is God-like in fashion right now. Even to those...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no getting away from the fact that Gucci is God-like in fashion right now. Even to those who might not necessarily realise the reason they’re wearing more sparkle and spangle, a pleated skirt, a beret, and a pussy bow instead of a regular blouse more than usual is down to Alessandro...
There’s no getting away from the fact that Gucci is God-like in fashion right now. Even to those who might not necessarily realise the reason they’re wearing more sparkle and spangle, a pleated skirt, a beret, and a pussy bow instead of a regular blouse more than usual is down to Alessandro Michele. They're doing it, considering the proposition where once they maybe hadn’t, because of him....
Fausto Puglisi: The Father Son and Holy Clothes
By Sofia Celeste
With the face of the blessed Madonna hovering over the fashion...
By Sofia Celeste
With the face of the blessed Madonna hovering over the fashion crowd, Fausto Puglisi's Spring/Summer 2017 collection exhibited men and women in a fiery cage of the damned.  Models crawled around gyrating their bodies along the bars, and while they penetrated the crowd with such foreboding stares,...
With the face of the blessed Madonna hovering over the fashion crowd, Fausto Puglisi's Spring/Summer 2017 collection exhibited men and women in a fiery cage of the damned.  Models crawled around gyrating their bodies along the bars, and while they penetrated the crowd with such foreboding stares, every woman and man in the room reflected on their own sins. A fluorescent cross was a minder of...
Is This The New Way To Wear Your Bag? Yes.
By Jessica Bumpus
We’re only one day into Milan Fashion Week but already the Italian style capital has thrown up a...
By Jessica Bumpus
We’re only one day into Milan Fashion Week but already the Italian style capital has thrown up a pretty convincing trend for the Spring/Summer 2017 season: wear your bag back to front and wear it around your waist. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, and N°21 all proffered this as the new accessory's way...
We’re only one day into Milan Fashion Week but already the Italian style capital has thrown up a pretty convincing trend for the Spring/Summer 2017 season: wear your bag back to front and wear it around your waist. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, and N°21 all proffered this as the new accessory's way forward (or backwards): the waist is the new shoulder, simple as that.    Gucci Women Fashion...
THE INTERVIEW | N°21 - Alessandro Dell’Acqua
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
A slight hint of a tan points to Alessandro Dell'Acqua's relaxed state of mind. Colour created by...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
A slight hint of a tan points to Alessandro Dell'Acqua's relaxed state of mind. Colour created by the sun on a recent trip, in a collision between a nocturnal world and the heat of the day. And these two different aspects narrate Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s evolution. 20 years ago exactly, in 1996,...
A slight hint of a tan points to Alessandro Dell'Acqua's relaxed state of mind. Colour created by the sun on a recent trip, in a collision between a nocturnal world and the heat of the day. And these two different aspects narrate Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s evolution. 20 years ago exactly, in 1996, the range carrying his name made its debut, with its unmistakable sensual style. An airy black and...
The Interview | Fausto Puglisi
Today the floor of Fausto Puglisi’s new studio is like a fitting room turned on its side, covered...
Today the floor of Fausto Puglisi’s new studio is like a fitting room turned on its side, covered in fragments of precious fabrics, part-finished embroidered details, and clothes dotted with the simplicity only a pencil line can provide.    Photography by Tommy Ton for MFF They seem to...
Today the floor of Fausto Puglisi’s new studio is like a fitting room turned on its side, covered in fragments of precious fabrics, part-finished embroidered details, and clothes dotted with the simplicity only a pencil line can provide.    Photography by Tommy Ton for MFF They seem to draw energy directly from the ground, ready to be transformed, to create magic. To take on colour,...
Maker’s Marks: Up Close and Personal at London Fashion Week
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows always coincide with Open House, an annual unlocking of the city’s finest private buildings – but, arguably, the shows themselves often provide the best architectural inside views. Over the past few...
If you’re into real estate porn, then London Fashion Week is the place to go. September’s shows always coincide with Open House, an annual unlocking of the city’s finest private buildings – but, arguably, the shows themselves often provide the best architectural inside views. Over the past few days, there have been events everywhere from derelict printing works (for Mulberry) to stately...
5 Ways To Do Pretty at LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of course, this is London and “pretty” to one person means something quite different to another. Here are five ways London is doing pretty for Spring/Summer 2017.      Simone Rocha Women Fashion Show...
Fashion loves a mood. And at London Fashion Week it’s one that feels decidedly pretty. But of course, this is London and “pretty” to one person means something quite different to another. Here are five ways London is doing pretty for Spring/Summer 2017.      Simone Rocha Women Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in London Pretty Charming – Simone Rocha  Simone...
Bedazzled
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. The subtitle, "A Very British Glamour," was both apt and apologetic; Parkinson had built his career, spanning from the Twenties through to the late Eighties, on his ability to...
A few years back, the National Portrait Gallery ran an exhibition on the legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. The subtitle, "A Very British Glamour," was both apt and apologetic; Parkinson had built his career, spanning from the Twenties through to the late Eighties, on his ability to make the best of British fashion's decidedly unglamorous range. Real glamour, where it existed,...
Burberry : Now You See It; Now You Buy It!
By Jessica Bumpus
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next...
By Jessica Bumpus
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next season. So it seems like a slightly strange sentence to write when it comes to Burberry – because we were seeing what you'll be wearing now. Tonight, tomorrow, the next ten minutes, even – because this...
The question we so often attempt to answer come show season is what you'll be wearing next season. So it seems like a slightly strange sentence to write when it comes to Burberry – because we were seeing what you'll be wearing now. Tonight, tomorrow, the next ten minutes, even – because this collection was the first of the see-now-buy-now phenomenon, available immediately in store and online...