Carry On Couture
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The couture shows are short and sweet. Four days of unadulterated fashion pleasure that spans the...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The couture shows are short and sweet. Four days of unadulterated fashion pleasure that spans the fantastic, the frivolous, the fun. Here, fresh from the couture runway, we round-up the highlights, trends, looks and names you might have missed – because sometimes those dresses, those techniques...
The couture shows are short and sweet. Four days of unadulterated fashion pleasure that spans the fantastic, the frivolous, the fun. Here, fresh from the couture runway, we round-up the highlights, trends, looks and names you might have missed – because sometimes those dresses, those techniques and wizardry creations, are just too much to take in.   Elie Saab Couture Spring Summer 2017...
Margiela's Digital Distortion
By Elisabeta Tudor
Selfie, anyone? Although many of us think that the once uber-eccentric John Galliano must live...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Selfie, anyone? Although many of us think that the once uber-eccentric John Galliano must live like a hermit today (faithful to Martin Margiela's undercover signature style), he proved us wrong by reflecting on how the ever-changing digital world and technological achievements have changed the...
Selfie, anyone? Although many of us think that the once uber-eccentric John Galliano must live like a hermit today (faithful to Martin Margiela's undercover signature style), he proved us wrong by reflecting on how the ever-changing digital world and technological achievements have changed the face of our fashion industry in recent years.   Maison Margiela fashion show Couture Spring...
Couture Credentials
By Jessica Bumpus
What does it take to be a couture designer today? There are certain technical elements, of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
What does it take to be a couture designer today? There are certain technical elements, of course. “I have to protect the past and also evolve techniques to project couture for the future,” notes Julien Fournie, who formally joined the calendar this season as an officially accredited couture...
What does it take to be a couture designer today? There are certain technical elements, of course. “I have to protect the past and also evolve techniques to project couture for the future,” notes Julien Fournie, who formally joined the calendar this season as an officially accredited couture designer. “I’m very proud,” he said, all calm and collected the morning of his show. After six months of...
The End: JPG's Alternative Couture Bride
By Jessica Bumpus
In couture, it's tradition to have a fairytale ending - a bride. Her dress, typically, is bigger...
By Jessica Bumpus
In couture, it's tradition to have a fairytale ending - a bride. Her dress, typically, is bigger and better than the rest, outshines everything you've seen until now and puts fashion on yet another alternative universe of creativity - or madness, depending upon your point of view.    Jean...
In couture, it's tradition to have a fairytale ending - a bride. Her dress, typically, is bigger and better than the rest, outshines everything you've seen until now and puts fashion on yet another alternative universe of creativity - or madness, depending upon your point of view.    Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show Couture Collection Spring Summer 2017 in Paris   So leave it to...
V is still for Vetements
By Jessica Bumpus
A police woman, a gypsy, a pensioner, a couch potato, a metal head, a bride, a secretary, a...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
A police woman, a gypsy, a pensioner, a couch potato, a metal head, a bride, a secretary, a tourist and a chav: these were just a few of the personalities that took to the Vetements Fall/Winter 2017 runway. Entitled Stereotypes, the zeitgeist brand cleverly managed to add a new layer to its...
A police woman, a gypsy, a pensioner, a couch potato, a metal head, a bride, a secretary, a tourist and a chav: these were just a few of the personalities that took to the Vetements Fall/Winter 2017 runway. Entitled Stereotypes, the zeitgeist brand cleverly managed to add a new layer to its aesthetic and prove that actually Vetements can be worn by more than just die-hard fans and fashion...
10 Highlights You Might Have Missed From Paris Menswear
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The shows are a whirlwind of catwalks, presentations, clothes, details, big trends, small trends,...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The shows are a whirlwind of catwalks, presentations, clothes, details, big trends, small trends, big news, little news; the point is: some things can get missed. So here’s an edit of some of the highlights you might have missed. Because sometimes, it’s hard to keep up.   Yohji Yamamoto...
The shows are a whirlwind of catwalks, presentations, clothes, details, big trends, small trends, big news, little news; the point is: some things can get missed. So here’s an edit of some of the highlights you might have missed. Because sometimes, it’s hard to keep up.   Yohji Yamamoto Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in Paris   Hermès’ New Classics  Back to...
Dior's New Couture Debut
By Jessica Bumpus
Two significant things to note before today’s Dior Couture show: it’s the esteemed fashion...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Two significant things to note before today’s Dior Couture show: it’s the esteemed fashion house’s 70-year anniversary, and this is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture collection for the house since taking on the creative director role last year. She is also the first female designer at Dior....
Two significant things to note before today’s Dior Couture show: it’s the esteemed fashion house’s 70-year anniversary, and this is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture collection for the house since taking on the creative director role last year. She is also the first female designer at Dior. Just two days ago Kris Van Assche showcased the menswear collection – a feisty rave offering that left...
Luxury's Street-Cred
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Today, more than ever, the boundaries between luxury and streetwear are getting increasingly...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Today, more than ever, the boundaries between luxury and streetwear are getting increasingly blurred as top fashion designers infuse luxury with a jolt of streetwear and strong socio-political statements. More than just a feast for the eyes, this Fall/Winter 2017 season of menswear in Paris...
Today, more than ever, the boundaries between luxury and streetwear are getting increasingly blurred as top fashion designers infuse luxury with a jolt of streetwear and strong socio-political statements. More than just a feast for the eyes, this Fall/Winter 2017 season of menswear in Paris played with a rough yet optimistic street-cred attitude. Epitomizing the millennial craving for a more...
La Musique; Le Fashion: Balmain & Dior
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no denying that music and fashion have an inextricable link; and there’s no denying that...
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s no denying that music and fashion have an inextricable link; and there’s no denying that 2016 was a tough year. So leave it in the hands of Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing to bring some optimism back into the world (it’s much needed, thank you).   Balmain Menswear Fall Winter 2017...
There’s no denying that music and fashion have an inextricable link; and there’s no denying that 2016 was a tough year. So leave it in the hands of Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing to bring some optimism back into the world (it’s much needed, thank you).   Balmain Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in Paris (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)​   “It was an optimistic moment and I...
Paris Menswear:  New Romance & Escapism
By Elisabeta Tudor
Humanist writings, beat poetry, outdoor lovers, melancholic escapists, and sensible dandies –...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Humanist writings, beat poetry, outdoor lovers, melancholic escapists, and sensible dandies – this is Paris' Fall/Winter 2017 menswear season's response to a disturbing political climate and the frenziness of everyday life.    Christian Dada Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in...
Humanist writings, beat poetry, outdoor lovers, melancholic escapists, and sensible dandies – this is Paris' Fall/Winter 2017 menswear season's response to a disturbing political climate and the frenziness of everyday life.    Christian Dada Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Fashion Show in Paris​   With an emphasis on emotion, as well as glorification of nature, the outdoors, and the...
RIP Formality: Menswear's New Mood
By Jessica Bumpus
There is an abundance of streetwear, sportswear and utility wear in men’s fashion right now....
By Jessica Bumpus
There is an abundance of streetwear, sportswear and utility wear in men’s fashion right now. Loads. So much so that even a clever collaboration with North Face by Junya Watanabe didn't stand out quite so much as it should have - because this genre of clothing has really caught on. RIP the suit....
There is an abundance of streetwear, sportswear and utility wear in men’s fashion right now. Loads. So much so that even a clever collaboration with North Face by Junya Watanabe didn't stand out quite so much as it should have - because this genre of clothing has really caught on. RIP the suit. RIP formality. RIP any other type of men's clothing, really.   Rick Owens fashion show...
When Fashion Gets Political
By Elisabeta Tudor
The recent political events have undoubtedly influenced the fashion industry's A-list which is...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
The recent political events have undoubtedly influenced the fashion industry's A-list which is more than eager to express its opinion on the current status quo. Nurtured by a growing sense of fear of the future – evidently induced by certain politicians and their delusional plans for our western...
The recent political events have undoubtedly influenced the fashion industry's A-list which is more than eager to express its opinion on the current status quo. Nurtured by a growing sense of fear of the future – evidently induced by certain politicians and their delusional plans for our western society (say hi to Donald!) – some designers decided to express their politicical statements with...
INTERVIEW | HarDior: Van Assche’s New Look
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais. The first clue. A new location for this afternoon’s show,...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais. The first clue. A new location for this afternoon’s show, something’s going on at Dior homme. Kris Van Assche is here to tell us more, the creative mind behind the menswear collection at the LVMH owned brand has given MFF an exclusive preview of the collection...
Salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais. The first clue. A new location for this afternoon’s show, something’s going on at Dior homme. Kris Van Assche is here to tell us more, the creative mind behind the menswear collection at the LVMH owned brand has given MFF an exclusive preview of the collection that is about to hit the catwalk. A collision of luxury and street style, blending tailoring and...
Unlearning Fashion With Aitor Throup
By Jessica Bumpus
Ask Aitor Throup a question and you will get an answer. The designer, known for his explorative...
By Jessica Bumpus
Ask Aitor Throup a question and you will get an answer. The designer, known for his explorative and relatively off-piste approach to design, was recently made executive creative director at G-Star, where previously he had served as a consultant. In Paris this week to launch the second instalment...
Ask Aitor Throup a question and you will get an answer. The designer, known for his explorative and relatively off-piste approach to design, was recently made executive creative director at G-Star, where previously he had served as a consultant. In Paris this week to launch the second instalment of the brand’s Raw Research lab, Throup isn’t afraid to challenge convention, rethink and remake it....
Louis Vuitton Reigns Supreme
By Jessica Bumpus
As fashion power houses go, Louis Vuitton and Supreme are it. The former the epitome of luxury...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
As fashion power houses go, Louis Vuitton and Supreme are it. The former the epitome of luxury and aspiration and the latter the epitome of cool and aspiration. What happens when they join forces? The fashion world spontaneously combusts with more covetable clothes than you could possibly...
As fashion power houses go, Louis Vuitton and Supreme are it. The former the epitome of luxury and aspiration and the latter the epitome of cool and aspiration. What happens when they join forces? The fashion world spontaneously combusts with more covetable clothes than you could possibly imagine. And that's really all the context you need to know about today's Louis Vuitton show, one that...