What Thebe Magugu's LVMH Prize Win Means for Africa
By Elisabeta Tudor
Yesterday, the South African designer Thebe Magugu won the famous LVMH Prize, which includes a...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Yesterday, the South African designer Thebe Magugu won the famous LVMH Prize, which includes a financial grant of €300,000, plus various benefits, including a year of mentorship by LVMH in multiple fields, such as brand image and communication, production and distribution, as well as sourcing,...
Yesterday, the South African designer Thebe Magugu won the famous LVMH Prize, which includes a financial grant of €300,000, plus various benefits, including a year of mentorship by LVMH in multiple fields, such as brand image and communication, production and distribution, as well as sourcing, among other cross-disciplinary subjects.Thebe Magugu at the finale of the 2019 LVMH Prize at the...
Willy Chavarria Makes Fashion “Great Again”
By Robin Torres
In an industry sometimes stiffened by traditions and gate keepers, Willy...
By Robin Torres
In an industry sometimes stiffened by traditions and gate keepers, Willy Chavarria – alongside a handful of emerging designers such as Puppets and Puppets or Palomo Spain, and more established ones such as Collina Strada and Telfar – represents a refreshing and necessary...
In an industry sometimes stiffened by traditions and gate keepers, Willy Chavarria – alongside a handful of emerging designers such as Puppets and Puppets or Palomo Spain, and more established ones such as Collina Strada and Telfar – represents a refreshing and necessary unconventionality. From realizing he wanted to be a fashion designer while working a part-time job at Joe...
LCF BA Show: Making Moves with Cautious Thinking
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s at a timely moment that the London College of Fashion BA show, shown this week in Stratford,...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s at a timely moment that the London College of Fashion BA show, shown this week in Stratford, was inspired by the theme “move.” All six of the college’s campuses will relocate to the East End hub permanently in 2022. And in the broader landscape of fashion, movement as an umbrella term, from...
It’s at a timely moment that the London College of Fashion BA show, shown this week in Stratford, was inspired by the theme “move.” All six of the college’s campuses will relocate to the East End hub permanently in 2022. And in the broader landscape of fashion, movement as an umbrella term, from sustainability drives to gender fluidity notions, is nothing if not incredibly prevalent right...
An Intriguing Roman Holiday: Jeff Bark's "Paradise Garage" and More
By Elisabeta Tudor
On the occasion of the summer edition of Altaroma, the Roman event dedicated to ready-to-wear and...
By Elisabeta Tudor
On the occasion of the summer edition of Altaroma, the Roman event dedicated to ready-to-wear and Couture was keen to show itself in a new light. If the event is in the process of reinventing itself and now aims to be a social platform dedicated to brands of independent creators, its side program...
On the occasion of the summer edition of Altaroma, the Roman event dedicated to ready-to-wear and Couture was keen to show itself in a new light. If the event is in the process of reinventing itself and now aims to be a social platform dedicated to brands of independent creators, its side program was especially successful in promoting culture and creation in the wider sense of the term. Jeff...
ITS 19 Awards: Sustaining Fashion through Transformation
By Rebecca Voight
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the...
By Rebecca Voight
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the ITS (International Talent Support) fashion and accessories awards held on July 12. The annual one-day event, launched in 2002 by Barbara Franchin, attracts top style talent to Trieste, which is...
Garbage, “armchair nostalgia,” and migration are some of the inspirations of the winners of the ITS (International Talent Support) fashion and accessories awards held on July 12. The annual one-day event, launched in 2002 by Barbara Franchin, attracts top style talent to Trieste, which is situated on the Adriatic, a whipped cream dream of Austro-Hungarian history on Italy’s far eastern border....
Guru Jagat: “Clothing is a living altar to the modern woman”
By Elisabeta Tudor
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los...
By Elisabeta Tudor
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los Angeles-based poet, artist, yogi, entrepreneur, meditator, and author, has decided to explore the realms of fashion in a sustainable, ethical, and most of all, spiritual way – and chose Paris to do so....
What do spirituality and fashion have in common? Much more than you think.Guru Jagat, a Los Angeles-based poet, artist, yogi, entrepreneur, meditator, and author, has decided to explore the realms of fashion in a sustainable, ethical, and most of all, spiritual way – and chose Paris to do so. Partnering with Le Paradox, a sustainable showroom and ethical communication platform run by the young...
Paris Haute Couture Day Four: Valentino’s Ode to Individuality
By Gianluca Cantaro
Take “Medea” by director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the elegance of the Armenian women with their...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Take “Medea” by director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the elegance of the Armenian women with their beautiful folk headgear, add a touch of Mongolian and Egyptian traditions mixed with a bourgeois Parisian lady from the Seventies and some Chinese paintings and decorations, and the dream by Pierpaolo...
Take “Medea” by director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the elegance of the Armenian women with their beautiful folk headgear, add a touch of Mongolian and Egyptian traditions mixed with a bourgeois Parisian lady from the Seventies and some Chinese paintings and decorations, and the dream by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino Haute Couture is served. Valentino Fall/Winter 2019 Haute Couture show in Paris....
By Gianluca Cantaro
“This is a collection hinged on past and future. It got back all the details we lost in the turns of time,” said Giorgio Armani before the show of his Haute Couture Privé collection for the Fall/Winter 2019/20, presented at the Petit Palais. “I wanted to also express the era in...
“This is a collection hinged on past and future. It got back all the details we lost in the turns of time,” said Giorgio Armani before the show of his Haute Couture Privé collection for the Fall/Winter 2019/20, presented at the Petit Palais. “I wanted to also express the era in which we are living, with these deep changes; that’s why I wanted this collection to be neither rètro...
Paris Haute Couture: The Crucial Role of Jewelry
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past seasons, fine jewelry and high-end costume jewelry have taken a crucial place in...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past seasons, fine jewelry and high-end costume jewelry have taken a crucial place in Paris' Haute Couture calendar. Understanding this new trend, as well as the need to reinvent the way jewelry is exhibited and sold, Muriel Piaser, a Paris-based buying consultant, will unveil the second...
Over the past seasons, fine jewelry and high-end costume jewelry have taken a crucial place in Paris' Haute Couture calendar. Understanding this new trend, as well as the need to reinvent the way jewelry is exhibited and sold, Muriel Piaser, a Paris-based buying consultant, will unveil the second edition of Precious Room on July 3rd at the Palais Vivienne, where 30 meticulously selected...
By Gianluca Cantaro
The most unsophisticated mistake that you could make is to consider the Haute Couture just an excess of decorations for impossible clothing and large headpieces. On the contrary, it’s a matter of ability often based on the most difficult construction turned into something simple,...
The most unsophisticated mistake that you could make is to consider the Haute Couture just an excess of decorations for impossible clothing and large headpieces. On the contrary, it’s a matter of ability often based on the most difficult construction turned into something simple, light, and wearable. “We are living in a speedy society where everything is consumed by the next...
Paris Haute Couture Day One: Craftsmanship is Here to Stay
By Elisabeta Tudor
Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor have always excelled at showcasing otherworldly tailoring and...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor have always excelled at showcasing otherworldly tailoring and craftsmanship that comes with a sense of poetry. In fact, the designer-duo's historical take on fashion is often expressed through a range of story-telling Haute Couture numbers that look like soft...
Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor have always excelled at showcasing otherworldly tailoring and craftsmanship that comes with a sense of poetry. In fact, the designer-duo's historical take on fashion is often expressed through a range of story-telling Haute Couture numbers that look like soft armors at times, and always impress through their ingenious craftsmanship. For this Fall 2019 season,...
Acne is Chasing White Rabbits While Miu Miu is Taming Wild Horses
By Elisabeta Tudor
While the Haute Couture shows have barely started in Paris, some brands are taking advantage of a...
By Elisabeta Tudor
While the Haute Couture shows have barely started in Paris, some brands are taking advantage of a less busy schedule to unveil their commercial collections – such as Acne, with its Spring/Summer 2020 women's ready-to-wear, and Miu Miu, with its 2020 Cruise collection. Acne Studios Spring/Summer...
While the Haute Couture shows have barely started in Paris, some brands are taking advantage of a less busy schedule to unveil their commercial collections – such as Acne, with its Spring/Summer 2020 women's ready-to-wear, and Miu Miu, with its 2020 Cruise collection. Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear show in Paris. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.But although these two...
Luxury Multibrand Stores are the Future – And Browns’ Holli Rogers and Ida Petersson Tell Us Why
By Elisabeta Tudor
The “fashion month,” as we industry professionals call it, and its countless runway shows and...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The “fashion month,” as we industry professionals call it, and its countless runway shows and presentations of all kinds – from menswear, to Resort, and Haute Couture – is almost over for this season, and yet, we journalists are far from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, our...
The “fashion month,” as we industry professionals call it, and its countless runway shows and presentations of all kinds – from menswear, to Resort, and Haute Couture – is almost over for this season, and yet, we journalists are far from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, our reviews and trend reports are still causing much ink to flow. All the more reason to see how our...
Paris Day Six: Celine’s 70s Fascination
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s nostalgia for the Seventies was strong on the catwalk of Celine that closed this...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane’s nostalgia for the Seventies was strong on the catwalk of Celine that closed this June edition of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. A posse of cloned ephebic, yet fiercely romantic, boys strolled with bangs, sunglasses, and fists deeply inserted in their pockets. Celine Spring/Summer 2020...
Hedi Slimane’s nostalgia for the Seventies was strong on the catwalk of Celine that closed this June edition of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. A posse of cloned ephebic, yet fiercely romantic, boys strolled with bangs, sunglasses, and fists deeply inserted in their pockets. Celine Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.Two different worlds with the same...
Paris Day Five: Decoding the New Men’s Wardrobe
By Gianluca Cantaro
The disassembling and reassembling technique became the trademark of Chitose Abe at Sacai. This...
By Gianluca Cantaro
The disassembling and reassembling technique became the trademark of Chitose Abe at Sacai. This season, she explored a new path of this execution leaving back the colorful patchworks of motifs to go monochrome, without losing an inch of her style. She opened with an unexpected girly dress in...
The disassembling and reassembling technique became the trademark of Chitose Abe at Sacai. This season, she explored a new path of this execution leaving back the colorful patchworks of motifs to go monochrome, without losing an inch of her style. She opened with an unexpected girly dress in black and white made from a men’s tuxedo shirt on a black long skirt with a stitched bow tie hung around...