What's the score at Dior?
By Jessica Bumpus
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said press hover like flies around the Dior show. They always have, because it's always big news. Today was no different – and column inches will be filled with the backstory of Dior before we even get to...
Just as photographers hover like flies around specific street-style-worthy fashion press, said press hover like flies around the Dior show. They always have, because it's always big news. Today was no different – and column inches will be filled with the backstory of Dior before we even get to what came down the catwalk, so here's a quick overview of the latter before we get to the necessary...
Time For Tea Chez Schiaparelli
By Jessica Bumpus
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too like costume-box-dressing, which is tricky in a world where there isn’t much room for costume occasions as it is and where workwear-derived dressing (jeans et al) wins out. So it was nice to see a...
The issue concerning Schiaparelli on previous outings is that it’s always been a little bit too like costume-box-dressing, which is tricky in a world where there isn’t much room for costume occasions as it is and where workwear-derived dressing (jeans et al) wins out. So it was nice to see a tamer take from Bertrand Guyon, the new-ish installed designer at the resurrected house – he made his...
Let the couture games begin
By Jessica Bumpus
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense)...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense) and couture its weapon of choice (which again, we kind of know it is), then look to Donatella Versace to design the uniforms. There was an athletic freshness from the designer’s atelier collection this...
If the red carpet is a sport (and we know that it kind of is in the proverbial sartorial sense) and couture its weapon of choice (which again, we kind of know it is), then look to Donatella Versace to design the uniforms. There was an athletic freshness from the designer’s atelier collection this evening: encrusted and bejewelled racer-back gowns that seemed to be spun from a web of beading...
The Power of Youth: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #4
By Elisabeta Tudor
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the reins of Balmain in 2011, when he was barely 25-years-old, Rousteing has had a sky-rocketing career, so much so that he became a celebrity on his own, having Balmain hungry teenagers lining up for hours...
Young and fearless – Olivier Rousteing knows how to stage a good show. Ever since he took the reins of Balmain in 2011, when he was barely 25-years-old, Rousteing has had a sky-rocketing career, so much so that he became a celebrity on his own, having Balmain hungry teenagers lining up for hours in order to get their hands on his now infamous collection for H&M – and going completely nuts while...
Rebel Hearts: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #3
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear...
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.     But Couture is also important in Tisci's world, and the sophisticated yet edgy numbers that he...
The Show Must Go On: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #2
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited...
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited his guests to join his models on stage for a night at the Opera Garnier in Paris. “It was really...
Boys Boys Boys: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #1
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear...
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a...
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a fair share of the youth pie.     "I have so much time now," Raf Simons gushed...
The Kids Are Alright in Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” –...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion...
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion industry. In times where expensive and showy fashion labels are no longer available to a fashion-savvy...
TOP 10 FASHION MOMENTS OF MILAN MENSWEAR
By Sofia Celeste
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of...
By Sofia Celeste
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Milan menswear Fall/Winter 2016 fashion week has been rich in fashion moments. Here are ten more of them selected by...
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Milan menswear Fall/Winter 2016 fashion week has been rich in fashion moments. Here are ten more of them selected by NOWFASHION:   FENDI There was something reassuring and sexy at same time in this Fall/Winter menswear collection by...
The Risky Business of Buying Fresh Talent
By Sofia Celeste
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove...
By Sofia Celeste
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove hard to mirror the vanguard heavyweights like Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo who have the financial power to purchase the best yarns and textiles available on the market today.   At the...
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove hard to mirror the vanguard heavyweights like Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo who have the financial power to purchase the best yarns and textiles available on the market today.   At the end of the day, leaders here said buyers look to emerging Italian designers because of their proximity...
The Armani Chill
By Sofia Celeste
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector,...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector, Giorgio Armani's namesake and junior line are where we witnessed firsthand just how rampant the casualization of menswear is taking hold of Italy's traditional fashion sector.     At the the...
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector, Giorgio Armani's namesake and junior line are where we witnessed firsthand just how rampant the casualization of menswear is taking hold of Italy's traditional fashion sector.     At the the designer's junior label, puffa scarves were paired with velvet blazers and funky ski leggings,...
MARCELO BURLON MYSTIC SHOW AT MILAN FASHION WEEK
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music...
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music to start playing and the models to come out from backstage. Well, that is not all that happened yesterday at County of Milan’s. The show started with a strong and sacred moment, a real shamanistic...
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music to start playing and the models to come out from backstage. Well, that is not all that happened yesterday at County of Milan’s. The show started with a strong and sacred moment, a real shamanistic ceremony, performed by Marcelo Burlon himself. It took two weeks of training, as he explained during...
THE ART OF RE-USE
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his...
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his inspiration from the past, reaching into the house's 1970s memory vault to create pieces that were infused with what the show notes called Poetic Reactivation.       Plunging the audience...
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his inspiration from the past, reaching into the house's 1970s memory vault to create pieces that were infused with what the show notes called Poetic Reactivation.       Plunging the audience into a dense, red, almost pulp-like atmosphere, he brought to the catwalk a well-thought out ensemble...
Prada’s fashionable autodafé
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion...
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion week. It is not easy to digest Prada’s latest Fall/Winter show. The very first taste it leaves in your mouth is of extraordinary beauty and a great sense of modernity. You feel that there is something...
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion week. It is not easy to digest Prada’s latest Fall/Winter show. The very first taste it leaves in your mouth is of extraordinary beauty and a great sense of modernity. You feel that there is something incredibly mysterious and romantic about it, yet you are not sure if the message you got is clear enough...
DOLCE & GABBANA’S SPAGHETTI WESTERN
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many...
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many historical beauties were way off the topic at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter show. This time the designers have turned to a much subtler subject and if everyone thought we would see Sicilian-looking...
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many historical beauties were way off the topic at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter show. This time the designers have turned to a much subtler subject and if everyone thought we would see Sicilian-looking cowboys on the catwalk, well, we were all wrong.     Even if the invitation itself suggested...