Luxury’s Future: A Question of Trust
By Erwan Rambourg
In the past two weeks, the Kering group (owners of Gucci) committed to full carbon neutrality...
By Erwan Rambourg
In the past two weeks, the Kering group (owners of Gucci) committed to full carbon neutrality across the board, the LVMH group announced new commitments to protect the environment and biodiversity, teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the UN to say her generation would never forgive...
In the past two weeks, the Kering group (owners of Gucci) committed to full carbon neutrality across the board, the LVMH group announced new commitments to protect the environment and biodiversity, teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the UN to say her generation would never forgive the previous one for not having done more for the planet, and author Dana Thomas spoke to the media...
Hassan Hajjaj's Empowering Pop-Art
By Elisabeta Tudor
For over 20 years, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj has dedicated his life’s work to depicting Arab...
By Elisabeta Tudor
For over 20 years, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj has dedicated his life’s work to depicting Arab women and men, many of whom are his own friends. And most of the time, the international artists and musicians depicted in his artworks, such as rapper Cardi B, singers Rachid Taha and Keziah Jones,...
For over 20 years, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj has dedicated his life’s work to depicting Arab women and men, many of whom are his own friends. And most of the time, the international artists and musicians depicted in his artworks, such as rapper Cardi B, singers Rachid Taha and Keziah Jones, as well fashion designer Amine Bendriouich, amongst others, are featured in a controversial, pop-art...
Noir’s Ode to Nature
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do something in order to help nature, because even if it is stronger than we could imagine, it is really suffering now. The show was a beautiful metaphor expressed in the poetic fashion he is known for....
At Noir by Kei Ninomiya, the message was clear: we are provoking our own apocalypse so let's do something in order to help nature, because even if it is stronger than we could imagine, it is really suffering now. The show was a beautiful metaphor expressed in the poetic fashion he is known for. The dark location gained the finale effect – no bright LED lights, just a spotlight that followed the...
Paris Shows and Show Offs
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly divided between simple, yet edgy, young-designer presentations and blockbuster-worthy runway productions staged by famous fashion houses.  The Eiffel Tower was ridiculously dim on Tuesday evening, as...
As the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion shows come to a close, the French capital seems increasingly divided between simple, yet edgy, young-designer presentations and blockbuster-worthy runway productions staged by famous fashion houses.  The Eiffel Tower was ridiculously dim on Tuesday evening, as about 400 lights were instead illuminating the extravagant Saint Laurent fashion show. Set in the...
Can Blockchain Save the Fashion Industry?
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today,...
The answer is no. However, it can force the industry to practice what it preaches. The fashion industry, like many other retail sectors, is currently looking at the countless possibilities provided by blockchain technology to find sustainable solutions for their respective businesses. Today, Paris hosted its first edition of the Circular Fashion Summit, during which industry players discussed...
Paris’ Provocation and Prudery
By Elisabeta Tudor
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season...
By Elisabeta Tudor
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season it was brought to the fore with an unusually high level of provocation, fun, kitsch, and fetishism, despite political malaise, an environmental crisis, and economic uncertainty. In fact, a...
If, by definition, the garment is lifeless, it is brought to life on the runway – and this season it was brought to the fore with an unusually high level of provocation, fun, kitsch, and fetishism, despite political malaise, an environmental crisis, and economic uncertainty. In fact, a predominant theme of this fashion week in Paris has been the stark contrast between some designers'...
Celine's 70s Nostalgia
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away....
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away. The alluring imaginarium he created when he started his womenswear at Saint Laurent still lives in Celine prêt-à-porter. Two human types were facing on the catwalk: the sophisticated upper class lady...
Hedi Slimane’s vision of women is precise and strong; his design is unmistakable from miles away. The alluring imaginarium he created when he started his womenswear at Saint Laurent still lives in Celine prêt-à-porter. Two human types were facing on the catwalk: the sophisticated upper class lady and the still rich, romantic bohemian girl. The glossy 70s were heavily present in the collection:...
Decoding the Parisienne
By Alice Pfeiffer
Just over ten years ago, I came back to Paris after having spent a decade in London. I wore...
By Alice Pfeiffer
By Alice Pfeiffer
Just over ten years ago, I came back to Paris after having spent a decade in London. I wore plastic crowns of flowers on my head, Mad-Hatter-like tights, faux fur coats, and fed myself with pints and chips. That was then. Fast-forward to today, and I can’t help but notice that I wear more black,...
Just over ten years ago, I came back to Paris after having spent a decade in London. I wore plastic crowns of flowers on my head, Mad-Hatter-like tights, faux fur coats, and fed myself with pints and chips. That was then. Fast-forward to today, and I can’t help but notice that I wear more black, smoke like a chimney, and experiment very little, sartorially speaking. What, one may inquire,...
Rick Owens Aztec Alien Priestesses
By Gianluca Cantaro
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border wall between the United States and his country of origin. The beautiful alien figures seen on the catwalk were the result of the genius creative process of the designer. He started with Aztec...
Rick Owens keeps exploring his Mexican-ness, which has been pushed by the debate over the border wall between the United States and his country of origin. The beautiful alien figures seen on the catwalk were the result of the genius creative process of the designer. He started with Aztec reminiscences through the filter of 30s modernism, found in the alien headpieces and details on the dress...
Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's Flamboyant Debut
By Elisabeta Tudor
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest...
By Elisabeta Tudor
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest collection. The winner of the 2019 ANDAM Creative Label Prize (dotted with a 100,000€ financial grant and a year-long professional mentorship) presented his latest collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs...
"Flamboyant" is the word that best describes Nicolas Lecourt Mansion's fourth and latest collection. The winner of the 2019 ANDAM Creative Label Prize (dotted with a 100,000€ financial grant and a year-long professional mentorship) presented his latest collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris today. Featuring fierce evening and cocktail numbers with rich embellishments, Mansion's...
Maison Margiela's Forties Remix
By Gianluca Cantaro
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As memories are filtered by time, they are then distorted and often belie the original meaning. John Galliano, Creative Director, went into this process of elaborating the codes of those years by reshuffling...
Glitched nostalgia from the 40s with a perverse twist showed today at Maison Margiela. As memories are filtered by time, they are then distorted and often belie the original meaning. John Galliano, Creative Director, went into this process of elaborating the codes of those years by reshuffling them with digital-era language, generally fast and cursory. The past, present, and future were...
The Rise of Holistic Beauty
By Elisabeta Tudor
Four founders of Paris-based b-to-c organic beauty brands – Seasonly, Laboté, Typology, and...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Four founders of Paris-based b-to-c organic beauty brands – Seasonly, Laboté, Typology, and Holidermie – discuss their passion and willingness to advocate holistic beauty through their entrepreneurial and ethical-minded business models. What if real beauty comes from the inside?...
Four founders of Paris-based b-to-c organic beauty brands – Seasonly, Laboté, Typology, and Holidermie – discuss their passion and willingness to advocate holistic beauty through their entrepreneurial and ethical-minded business models. What if real beauty comes from the inside? Beauty-from-within continues to be a trending topic in 2019. The concept that our appearance outside is inseparable...
FFF Continues Its Expansion
By Elisabeta Tudor
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the rise in Europe. This Spring/Summer 2020 season was no exception. Once again FFF thrust new Hong Kong-based designer talents and their creativity into the Parisian spotlight.  The non-profit association...
Due to Fashion Farm Foundation's (FFF) efforts, the presence of China-based designers is on the rise in Europe. This Spring/Summer 2020 season was no exception. Once again FFF thrust new Hong Kong-based designer talents and their creativity into the Parisian spotlight.  The non-profit association was founded in 2012 by a group of enthusiastic fashion entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. It has been...
Guillaume Henry Revives Patou
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th anniversary. Guillaume Henry shares his ambitions for the French heritage brand, which has been dormant since the 1980s. With an out-of-the-ordinary vision, Henry hopes to awaken this sleeping beauty...
The fashion designer takes the reins at the storied fashion house, as Patou approaches its 100th anniversary. Guillaume Henry shares his ambitions for the French heritage brand, which has been dormant since the 1980s. With an out-of-the-ordinary vision, Henry hopes to awaken this sleeping beauty from a decades-long slumber.This afternoon, Patou will present its first ready-to-wear collection...
Dior Goes Green
By Gianluca Cantaro
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter show, the presentation of which coincides with the Global Climate Strike part of the Global Week for Future from 20th-27th September, as a reaction to the United Nations Climate Action Summit that...
After feminism, Dior goes into sustainability. This is the message behind its last prêt-à-porter show, the presentation of which coincides with the Global Climate Strike part of the Global Week for Future from 20th-27th September, as a reaction to the United Nations Climate Action Summit that took place on September 23rd in New York. This big event is related to the worldwide action part of the...