Paris Menswear's Most Surprising Trends - So Far...
By Jessica Bumpus
The overriding feel of Milan was that this season it was young. And so by comparison, stepping...
By Jessica Bumpus
The overriding feel of Milan was that this season it was young. And so by comparison, stepping into the Balenciaga boardroom that Demna Gvasalia had created for his second menswear show (see below), felt very grown-up. Paris doesn't mess about. But one day in and it has already thrown up some fun...
The overriding feel of Milan was that this season it was young. And so by comparison, stepping into the Balenciaga boardroom that Demna Gvasalia had created for his second menswear show (see below), felt very grown-up. Paris doesn't mess about. But one day in and it has already thrown up some fun trends. Here they are:   ​Balenciaga Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Collection in Paris (by Gio...
The Art of Show
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN - An anguished ghost bride dashed through an eerie space at Milan's La Trienniale while...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN - An anguished ghost bride dashed through an eerie space at Milan's La Trienniale while haunting voices filled the darkened, retrospective full of abstract fashions from Antonio Marras. Acrobats in impossible gyrating motion and hand-to-head poses had fashion goers in awe at Paul Smith and...
MILAN - An anguished ghost bride dashed through an eerie space at Milan's La Trienniale while haunting voices filled the darkened, retrospective full of abstract fashions from Antonio Marras. Acrobats in impossible gyrating motion and hand-to-head poses had fashion goers in awe at Paul Smith and Plein Sport. The classical sound of the Milan Symphony Orchestra at Marcelo Burlon made even his...
The Great Fashion Swap
By Jessica Bumpus
Entering 2017 there was plenty of change already afoot in fashion. Menswear and womenswear were...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Entering 2017 there was plenty of change already afoot in fashion. Menswear and womenswear were joining forces and showing together at various brands; others were deciding to show in real-time via the newly coined see-now-buy-now format (Burberry, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and...
Entering 2017 there was plenty of change already afoot in fashion. Menswear and womenswear were joining forces and showing together at various brands; others were deciding to show in real-time via the newly coined see-now-buy-now format (Burberry, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and even further afield at São Paulo Fashion Week); and social media was entering yet another stratosphere...
MILAN and The Little Boy Within
By Sofia Celeste
Henri Roseau is considered the icon of the Naive Art movement.  He was a self-taught painter who...
By Sofia Celeste
Henri Roseau is considered the icon of the Naive Art movement.  He was a self-taught painter who was known for his playful cartoonish paintings. On the Milan runway, luxury fashion brands conjured up the spirit of the naive movement, in response to the on going casualization of menswear and all...
Henri Roseau is considered the icon of the Naive Art movement.  He was a self-taught painter who was known for his playful cartoonish paintings. On the Milan runway, luxury fashion brands conjured up the spirit of the naive movement, in response to the on going casualization of menswear and all the guys out there who long for the eternal freedom of youth.     ​Prada Menswear Fall Winter...
The nocturnal temple of Versace
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Graphic silhouettes, defined lines, and luxe sportswear for the mysterious man designed by...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Graphic silhouettes, defined lines, and luxe sportswear for the mysterious man designed by Donatella Versace who abandons her rock & roll note for a more dramatic melody.   ​Versace fashion show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Anna Palermo for NOWFASHION)   Versace’s...
Graphic silhouettes, defined lines, and luxe sportswear for the mysterious man designed by Donatella Versace who abandons her rock & roll note for a more dramatic melody.   ​Versace fashion show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Anna Palermo for NOWFASHION)   Versace’s temple of the night, carved in wood, a set similar to an art installation with cascading columns. A...
In the digital realm of Dolce & Gabbana
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Millennials and influencers graced the catwalk in a show that was all about the new online...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Millennials and influencers graced the catwalk in a show that was all about the new online generation. Fun, statement styling. From regal to street style reinvented.   ​Dolce Gabbana Fashion Show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Gio Staianao for NOWFASHION)   The...
Millennials and influencers graced the catwalk in a show that was all about the new online generation. Fun, statement styling. From regal to street style reinvented.   ​Dolce Gabbana Fashion Show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Gio Staianao for NOWFASHION)   The Dolce & Gabbana awards. A secret, revealed as soon as the young singer Austin Mahone appeared at the top...
Going Inside Italy's Subcultures
By Jessica Bumpus
It's fair to say that Milan isn't known for its underground scene. Even saying such a thing would...
By Jessica Bumpus
It's fair to say that Milan isn't known for its underground scene. Even saying such a thing would invite the question: is there one? Last ready-to-wear season, the up and coming designer Arthur Arbesser assured us that yes, there was - you just had to know upon which doors to knock. Dorian...
It's fair to say that Milan isn't known for its underground scene. Even saying such a thing would invite the question: is there one? Last ready-to-wear season, the up and coming designer Arthur Arbesser assured us that yes, there was - you just had to know upon which doors to knock. Dorian Stefano Terantini, a DJ-turned-fashion designer and punk-club kid, does.   ​Malibu 1992 Fashion Show...
A Social Whirl: Milan's New Market?
By Jessica Bumpus
Dolce & Gabbana wasn't the only one getting social and digital in Milan this season, Etro also...
By Jessica Bumpus
Dolce & Gabbana wasn't the only one getting social and digital in Milan this season, Etro also got in on the act with its #EtroSkyIsTheLimit initiative (and theme of its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, naturally).    ​Austin Mahone (Instagram followers: 9.9m; Twitter followers: 9.72m)...
Dolce & Gabbana wasn't the only one getting social and digital in Milan this season, Etro also got in on the act with its #EtroSkyIsTheLimit initiative (and theme of its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, naturally).    ​Austin Mahone (Instagram followers: 9.9m; Twitter followers: 9.72m) performing at the Dolce & Gabbana's latest show in Milan (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION)   What this...
THE INTERVIEW | Sunnei - On Attracting Both Sexes
By Sofia Celeste
Menswear designers Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo only brought their chill brand Sunnei to Milan...
By Sofia Celeste
Menswear designers Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo only brought their chill brand Sunnei to Milan Fashion Week last January.  For Fall/Winter 2017, rich colors that pop, easy tailored looks, jumbo knits and rugby stripes stood out in a collection that gives off a laid back, playful vibe. At the...
Menswear designers Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo only brought their chill brand Sunnei to Milan Fashion Week last January.  For Fall/Winter 2017, rich colors that pop, easy tailored looks, jumbo knits and rugby stripes stood out in a collection that gives off a laid back, playful vibe. At the same time, the duo uses the most luxurious fabrics they can find. The design duo hasn’t yet reached...
The Ferragamo Verdict
By Jessica Bumpus
It's not just the womenswear shows that get all the excitement of new creative directors almost...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It's not just the womenswear shows that get all the excitement of new creative directors almost every five minutes, menswear is having it's fair share of shifts too - and especially in Milan.   ​Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Regis...
It's not just the womenswear shows that get all the excitement of new creative directors almost every five minutes, menswear is having it's fair share of shifts too - and especially in Milan.   ​Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by Regis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION)   It started off at the beginning of the week with Alessandro...
Active Wear Takes Center Stage in Italy
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Where did all the dandies go?  As major US players like Lululemon and Under Armour see...
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN—Where did all the dandies go?  As major US players like Lululemon and Under Armour see their sales wane, high fashion is seizing the chance to take a piece of their share in the activewear market.  During the latest round of menswear shows the spotlight has fallen on performance brands and...
MILAN—Where did all the dandies go?  As major US players like Lululemon and Under Armour see their sales wane, high fashion is seizing the chance to take a piece of their share in the activewear market.  During the latest round of menswear shows the spotlight has fallen on performance brands and new collections.   ​Plein Sport Fashion Show Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2017 in Milan (by...
Milan: Taking Notes
By Jessica Bumpus
From London to Milan, there's a decided difference in the air when it comes to menswear. London,...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
From London to Milan, there's a decided difference in the air when it comes to menswear. London, in many ways still in its contemporary menswear infancy - and certainly when it comes to menswear fashion week - and Milan an established heritage hub, full of traditional wares where emphasis is on...
From London to Milan, there's a decided difference in the air when it comes to menswear. London, in many ways still in its contemporary menswear infancy - and certainly when it comes to menswear fashion week - and Milan an established heritage hub, full of traditional wares where emphasis is on fabrication and quite a lot of serious suiting: Canali and Kiton among them offering up a modern...
THE INTERVIEW | Backstage with Marni's Francesco Risso
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--To a hearty applause and a never-ending line of double kisses, Francesco Risso celebrated...
By Sofia Celeste
MILAN--To a hearty applause and a never-ending line of double kisses, Francesco Risso celebrated his debut with Marni’s fall/winter 2017/18 menswear collection. Tinted in playground colors including red, orange, grass green and Marge Simpson-blue, and infused with tribal, primordial hints, the...
MILAN--To a hearty applause and a never-ending line of double kisses, Francesco Risso celebrated his debut with Marni’s fall/winter 2017/18 menswear collection. Tinted in playground colors including red, orange, grass green and Marge Simpson-blue, and infused with tribal, primordial hints, the collection possessed a playful essence that was reminiscent of Consuelo Castiglioni's ironic flair,...
Dolce & Gabbana: The Dawning of the Age of Millennial
By Jessica Bumpus
Question: what does Dolce & Gabbana mean to a millennial? Another question: what does it look...
By Jessica Bumpus
Question: what does Dolce & Gabbana mean to a millennial? Another question: what does it look like? And another, maybe more important: what should it look like? Well, the answer lies with them - it should look like them. It should be them. That was the message from this season's autumn/winter...
Question: what does Dolce & Gabbana mean to a millennial? Another question: what does it look like? And another, maybe more important: what should it look like? Well, the answer lies with them - it should look like them. It should be them. That was the message from this season's autumn/winter 2017 collection, one in which the importance of the social media side of life was seriously cemented....
Valentino’s American Dream
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
“New York is the city of hopes and dreams.” Pierpaolo Piccioli presents a pre-collection for the...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
“New York is the city of hopes and dreams.” Pierpaolo Piccioli presents a pre-collection for the first time, recalling the jazz era, Harlem, the 1930’s, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, the Cotton Club and Gospel. From floral embroidery, washed brocade and precious chemisier.   ​ Backstage at...
“New York is the city of hopes and dreams.” Pierpaolo Piccioli presents a pre-collection for the first time, recalling the jazz era, Harlem, the 1930’s, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, the Cotton Club and Gospel. From floral embroidery, washed brocade and precious chemisier.   ​ Backstage at the Valentino Pre-Fall 2017 show in New-York (Courtesy of PR)   The sky above New York comes...