Paris Dress-ing
By Jessica Bumpus
If you’re in the market for a new dress, there’s no place quite like Paris Fashion Week to let...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
If you’re in the market for a new dress, there’s no place quite like Paris Fashion Week to let your eye wander and go for a bit of a mental shop. The catwalks this past week have offered up some seriously covetable options. Here are some of our favourites.    John Galliano Fashion Show...
If you’re in the market for a new dress, there’s no place quite like Paris Fashion Week to let your eye wander and go for a bit of a mental shop. The catwalks this past week have offered up some seriously covetable options. Here are some of our favourites.    John Galliano Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Paris John Galliano Bill Gaytten went all Emma and...
THE INTERVIEW | Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
One month to go! @nicolasghesquiere. And a picture from inside the Niterói Contemporary Art...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
One month to go! @nicolasghesquiere. And a picture from inside the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Nicolas Ghesquière's Instagram account provides a countdown, a kind of virtual record of the new journey on which he is taking Louis Vuitton. Both a specific journey to the...
One month to go! @nicolasghesquiere. And a picture from inside the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Nicolas Ghesquière's Instagram account provides a countdown, a kind of virtual record of the new journey on which he is taking Louis Vuitton. Both a specific journey to the upcoming cruise collection fashion show in Brazil, and, more in general, the aesthetic revolution underway...
Paris: How The Tables Turned
By Jessica Bumpus
Cast your mind back and this time last year Paris was abuzz with new names – and Vetements, to...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Cast your mind back and this time last year Paris was abuzz with new names – and Vetements, to some, was still potentially just the french word for clothes and not the biggest thing in fashion. Ever. Demna Gvasalia, the man behind it all, would subsequently be scooped up by Balenciaga for the top...
Cast your mind back and this time last year Paris was abuzz with new names – and Vetements, to some, was still potentially just the french word for clothes and not the biggest thing in fashion. Ever. Demna Gvasalia, the man behind it all, would subsequently be scooped up by Balenciaga for the top job just vacated by Alexander Wang. Suddenly the old guard of Paris, home traditionally to storied...
Armani: When Milan (& More) Came to Paris
By Jessica Bumpus
In the town that couldn't exude more youth or verve or sense of cool if it tried right now, Paris...
By Jessica Bumpus
In the town that couldn't exude more youth or verve or sense of cool if it tried right now, Paris was surely then the sweet spot for Emporio Armani to up sticks from its native Milan and show for Spring/Summer 2017. Something of a significant move and a one-time only stunt from the designer for...
In the town that couldn't exude more youth or verve or sense of cool if it tried right now, Paris was surely then the sweet spot for Emporio Armani to up sticks from its native Milan and show for Spring/Summer 2017. Something of a significant move and a one-time only stunt from the designer for his younger and more accessible line, in a time of change and fashion flux it made total sense. Even...
Chanel: Into The Matrix
By Jessica Bumpus
We live in a technical world. We're plugged in, switched on, and everything that Star Trek...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
We live in a technical world. We're plugged in, switched on, and everything that Star Trek (sliding doors) and George Orwell (Big Brother is watching you) predicted has more or less come true. Or is about to. And in fashion, we're connected more than ever. Sharing, liking, streaming – and it's a...
We live in a technical world. We're plugged in, switched on, and everything that Star Trek (sliding doors) and George Orwell (Big Brother is watching you) predicted has more or less come true. Or is about to. And in fashion, we're connected more than ever. Sharing, liking, streaming – and it's a theme designers can't escape, not least because this is how they increasingly interact with their...
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
By Elisabeta Tudor
From New York all the way to London, Milan, and Paris, a few trends were domineering this...
By Elisabeta Tudor
From New York all the way to London, Milan, and Paris, a few trends were domineering this Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear season – think ruffles, frills, drop and bear shoulder styles, and Belle de Jour silhouettes that add a little charm and gloss to edgy, twisted, and sometimes gender fluid...
From New York all the way to London, Milan, and Paris, a few trends were domineering this Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear season – think ruffles, frills, drop and bear shoulder styles, and Belle de Jour silhouettes that add a little charm and gloss to edgy, twisted, and sometimes gender fluid silhouettes.    Rochas Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Paris   In...
Setting the Scene !
By Jessica Bumpus
Huge screens capturing the audience while they chattered and waited for the show to start,...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Huge screens capturing the audience while they chattered and waited for the show to start, subsequently followed by a man splashing around in the sea, the harsh noise of water crashing around him and his struggle with a barrel at Loewe (in fact, a piece by artist Magali Reus); models wearing...
Huge screens capturing the audience while they chattered and waited for the show to start, subsequently followed by a man splashing around in the sea, the harsh noise of water crashing around him and his struggle with a barrel at Loewe (in fact, a piece by artist Magali Reus); models wearing projection belts at Chalayan, graphics posted up on the wall while a voice read out aloud the show...
THE INTERVIEW | Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut forges a new look based on three fundamental elements: couture, pop and sport. A nod to Monsieur Dior and the other great designers who over the years have built the image of this iconic brand....
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut forges a new look based on three fundamental elements: couture, pop and sport. A nod to Monsieur Dior and the other great designers who over the years have built the image of this iconic brand.  “I thought about being a woman who, for the first time, has this opportunity and who must speak to...
THE INTERVIEW | Junya Watanabe
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics....
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics. Lines. Colours. Prints. Patterns. Renowned partnerships with other brands. Today they tread Junya Watanabe’s catwalk, in his shows that ooze determination. Tomorrow they become an inspiration for the...
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics. Lines. Colours. Prints. Patterns. Renowned partnerships with other brands. Today they tread Junya Watanabe’s catwalk, in his shows that ooze determination. Tomorrow they become an inspiration for the entire fashion system. With a mechanism that gets lost in translation. There’s no need for too many...
Dior's New New Look: The Verdict
By Jessica Bumpus
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man –...
By Jessica Bumpus
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man – stayed (for a bit); then Raf Simons was brought in and everything was fine. Until he left. And one of the biggest jobs in fashion was up for grabs, yet again – a design team duo led by Lucie Meier...
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man – stayed (for a bit); then Raf Simons was brought in and everything was fine. Until he left. And one of the biggest jobs in fashion was up for grabs, yet again – a design team duo led by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux stepping in, and doing so incredibly well at that, during the interim. And then...
The Many Personalities of Paris: Which One Is You?
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it sitting on a foam cube in a cult street-sports scene (Off/White). And somewhere between that traverse the future’s answer to streetwear (Paco Rabanne); fall down a rainbow-filled rabbit hole (Manish...
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it sitting on a foam cube in a cult street-sports scene (Off/White). And somewhere between that traverse the future’s answer to streetwear (Paco Rabanne); fall down a rainbow-filled rabbit hole (Manish Arora); see the new state of sexy courtesy of fashion’s most social style master, Olivier Rousteing at...
Paris In The Beginning….
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days,...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days, plus Friday because of Dior. What you want to be doing is getting yourself here from the outset. Because the beginning of the week is rife with exciting new names and brands that are doing something...
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days, plus Friday because of Dior. What you want to be doing is getting yourself here from the outset. Because the beginning of the week is rife with exciting new names and brands that are doing something different, this is where you’ll find those that compete with London for creativity and eccentricity –...
The One To Watch: Neith Nyer
By Elisabeta Tudor
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris....
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris. "You do not talk about Fight Club," joked Francisco Terra when discussing his Spring/Summer 2017 collection backstage. And indeed, there was no need to talk about it, as the runway would speak for...
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris. "You do not talk about Fight Club," joked Francisco Terra when discussing his Spring/Summer 2017 collection backstage. And indeed, there was no need to talk about it, as the runway would speak for itself. Sporting an energetic mix of gender-bending outfits that made nods to various subcultures,...
Vionnet: Time For Your Close-Up
By Jessica Bumpus
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This...
By Jessica Bumpus
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This is a photograph of the South of France,” she points out backstage, minus 25 minutes before show time. Girls line up, make-up shots are taken, a run-through happens, and it’s impossible to navigate...
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This is a photograph of the South of France,” she points out backstage, minus 25 minutes before show time. Girls line up, make-up shots are taken, a run-through happens, and it’s impossible to navigate the warren of the preparation bunker as the countdown continues.    Vionnet Fashion Show...
THE INTERVIEW | Dries Van Noten
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten,...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten, to open up a universe where everything matches effortlessly, with the style and elegance that is in the Antwerp-born designer’s DNA. Creative freedom that allows him to fly between art and music,...
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten, to open up a universe where everything matches effortlessly, with the style and elegance that is in the Antwerp-born designer’s DNA. Creative freedom that allows him to fly between art and music, design and dance, travel and food and history and the younger generations. And freedom to grow in a...