Marco Zanini’s Quest for Independence
By Elisa Carassai
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a...
By Elisa Carassai
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a background that counts experiences at Versace, Halston, Schiaparelli, Rochas and Santoni, the designer has, over time, developed a cult following his appointment at Rochas. It comes however, as a...
Marco Zanini is no rookie in the fashion system. With a background that counts experiences at Versace, Halston, Schiaparelli, Rochas and Santoni, the designer has, over time, developed a cult following his appointment at Rochas. It comes however, as a surprise, to why an experienced designer like Zanini would want to take a ‘gamble’ on himself and...
On a Hunt For Quality
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only worn 3 or 4 times. Then, I remembered that another button was detached from a jacket that was not much older; that the hem of a pair of trousers was beginning to unravel; that the lining of a coat was...
To kill time in this period of confinement, I set out to stitch the button on a coat I had only worn 3 or 4 times. Then, I remembered that another button was detached from a jacket that was not much older; that the hem of a pair of trousers was beginning to unravel; that the lining of a coat was loose by a few centimetres. That several parts of my dressing room were in need of small repairs...
Tokyo-Based Designers Reflect on the Effects of Covid on Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has...
By Elisa Carassai
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has been affecting every country, state and industry. Yet, how have designers been reacting? We talked to a series of designers who were supposed to present their collections at Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo...
While Italy may be at the epicentre of the pandemic at the moment, the Coronavirus crisis has been affecting every country, state and industry. Yet, how have designers been reacting? We talked to a series of designers who were supposed to present their collections at Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo and asked them about how, regardless of the cancellation of Fashion Week, they are reacting and...
Finding Joy in the Unexpected at Colville
By Elisa Carassai
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years...
By Elisa Carassai
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years working together, they both knew it couldn’t be the end of their friendship and mutual collaboration.And so Colville was born. Named after a street in London David Hockney used to haunt, the brand was...
When designer Molly Molloy and stylist Lucinda Chambers left Marni after more than 15 years working together, they both knew it couldn’t be the end of their friendship and mutual collaboration.And so Colville was born. Named after a street in London David Hockney used to haunt, the brand was established in Milan in 2018 and has become known for its rather unique and effortless way of merging a...
Blazé Milano and The Art Of The Blazer
By Elisa Carassai
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and...
By Elisa Carassai
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and remains an item of clothing with an innate timeless quality to it. After all, the garment has a rich history associated with it, as the prototypes of this item of clothing hail back to the uniform of rowers...
Regardless of where you’re from and what style tribe you associate with, the blazer is and remains an item of clothing with an innate timeless quality to it. After all, the garment has a rich history associated with it, as the prototypes of this item of clothing hail back to the uniform of rowers at Oxford and Cambridge, which were meant to keep them warm during chilly training sessions and...
Shanghai Fashion Week Goes Digital
By Alice Ierace
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks...
By Alice Ierace
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks ago, Shanghai Fashion Week announced the launch of a special edition in digital format: the Tmall Cloud Fashion Week.From March 24th to 30th, more than 150 fashion brands will be assembled in the cloud...
In order to help fashion brands and designers under the current Coronavirus crisis, two weeks ago, Shanghai Fashion Week announced the launch of a special edition in digital format: the Tmall Cloud Fashion Week.From March 24th to 30th, more than 150 fashion brands will be assembled in the cloud via the Tmall platform. Fashion insiders and consumers will be able to experience the unique format...
Carolina Castiglioni’s Successful Plan C
By Elisa Carassai
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in...
By Elisa Carassai
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in 2018. A true Milanese maven like no other and part of the Marni royal family (her mother Consuelo launched Marni in 1994 as a ready-to-wear extension of the family’s historic fur company...
It’s been almost officially two years since Carolina Castiglioni launched her brand Plan C, in 2018. A true Milanese maven like no other and part of the Marni royal family (her mother Consuelo launched Marni in 1994 as a ready-to-wear extension of the family’s historic fur company originally founded in the 1950s), Castiglioni used to be Marni’s Director of Special Projects and...
Portugal Fashion Week Celebrated 25 Years in Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal...
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry....
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry. Throughout this quarter of a century, Portugal Fashion has showcased, nationally and internationally, 1,986...
LVMH announces its 2020 Prize Finalists
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH...
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella...
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney - will select among those eight finalists the 2020 winner of the Prize as well as the winner...
Givenchy Appoints Renaud De Lesquen As New CEO
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president...
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a...
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a unique profile in the luxury industry. De Lesquen brings together a second to none experience in...
The technology behind identifying fashion fakes in the resale market
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing...
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces...
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces like TheRealReal and Fashionphile.The opportunity is obvious with ThredUp’s 2019 Resale Report...
Making A Seasonal Statement That Lasts
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then...
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then flare-up, and the (empty) seats in the first three rows were partially flooded. Was it Demna Gvasalia's...
Sacai's Chitose Abe To Design Gaultier Haute Couture
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been...
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture...
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture codes of the Maison. Japanese Chitose Abe from the house of Sacai will be the first designer invited...
Louis Vuitton Aesthetic Times Collision
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating different epochs to their aesthetics. The tie with past, present and future was the main focus and he questioned himself on what would have happened if countless ages had been united in the same moment...
Nicolas Ghesquière proposed the "anti total-look" working on the concept of time and relating different epochs to their aesthetics. The tie with past, present and future was the main focus and he questioned himself on what would have happened if countless ages had been united in the same moment and place. His narrative pushed the idea of wearing clothes with a careless approach and a freedom of...
Form Follows Function at Lacoste
By Alice Pfeiffer
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère –...
By Alice Pfeiffer
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère – French for left-handed—delivered a pared-down collection of rethought tailoring. One that she confronted with radical feminine touches that nevertheless given a boyish je-ne-sais quoi.A robe-like...
Intuitive and spot-on as always, designer Marie-Christine Statz, founder of the label Gauchère – French for left-handed—delivered a pared-down collection of rethought tailoring. One that she confronted with radical feminine touches that nevertheless given a boyish je-ne-sais quoi.A robe-like blazer opened the show and was followed by a wrap-around skirt with long fringes, and a full, Working...