What the Future (and Present) Holds for British Designers
By Marta Represa
This week has been a good one for British fashion: full of critically acclaimed collections by...
By Marta Represa
This week has been a good one for British fashion: full of critically acclaimed collections by emerging designers – Molly Goddard, Matty Bovan, and Rejina Pyo come to mind – and featuring more established brands than in past seasons – on top of Burberry, both Vivienne Westwood and Victoria...
This week has been a good one for British fashion: full of critically acclaimed collections by emerging designers – Molly Goddard, Matty Bovan, and Rejina Pyo come to mind – and featuring more established brands than in past seasons – on top of Burberry, both Vivienne Westwood and Victoria Beckham decided to show in the British capital again –, London Fashion Week had something to offer to...
Milano Day 1: Show Yourself and Seduce
By Gianluca Cantaro
Milano day one has shown the multiple personalities of the different players. Gucci has been...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Milano day one has shown the multiple personalities of the different players. Gucci has been today’s big thing. The starting point of the trip was the play of visible and invisible. In the era of social media, where the appearance went over the real substance of things, this concept reached the...
Milano day one has shown the multiple personalities of the different players. Gucci has been today’s big thing. The starting point of the trip was the play of visible and invisible. In the era of social media, where the appearance went over the real substance of things, this concept reached the point with perfect timing. Hide and seek. Tell and not tell. Fully dressed and naked. The acting life...
Six Collections to Take Another Look At
By Jessica Bumpus
Symonds PearmainSymonds Pearmain Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for...
By Jessica Bumpus
Symonds PearmainSymonds Pearmain Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.The brainchild of designer Anthony Symonds and stylist Max Pearmain, Symonds Pearmain began life at London Fashion Week showcasing with Fashion East. This season marked its first standalone...
Symonds PearmainSymonds Pearmain Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.The brainchild of designer Anthony Symonds and stylist Max Pearmain, Symonds Pearmain began life at London Fashion Week showcasing with Fashion East. This season marked its first standalone show, an intimate situation at the Matchesfashion.com Townhouse over at Carlos Place. Rugby shirts...
Despite Recession Milan Kicks Off on a High Note
By Sofia Celeste
As a nation, Italy may have ushered in 2019 with its third recession in a decade, but for now,...
By Sofia Celeste
As a nation, Italy may have ushered in 2019 with its third recession in a decade, but for now, the fashion industry is on an uptick – both in terms of revenue and as new brands.Arthur Arbesser Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.According to Confindustria...
As a nation, Italy may have ushered in 2019 with its third recession in a decade, but for now, the fashion industry is on an uptick – both in terms of revenue and as new brands.Arthur Arbesser Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.According to Confindustria Moda, the business lobby that includes nearly 70,000 fashion and textiles companies, the sector’s...
LFW: The Future is Now
By Jessica Bumpus
“In uncertain times, this is a sure thing,” read a line written across the Matty Bovan...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
“In uncertain times, this is a sure thing,” read a line written across the Matty Bovan invitation, in what would become a prescient sentiment across the five days of shows at London Fashion Week. Because, this season, a lot of designers played it safe. Something which can be seen as either a...
“In uncertain times, this is a sure thing,” read a line written across the Matty Bovan invitation, in what would become a prescient sentiment across the five days of shows at London Fashion Week. Because, this season, a lot of designers played it safe. Something which can be seen as either a positive or a negative depending on your outlook. Matty Bovan Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by...
TRUE OR FALSE? LFW GETS REAL
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
‘I don’t want a sound to pretend that it’s a bucket, or that it’s a president, or that it’s in...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
‘I don’t want a sound to pretend that it’s a bucket, or that it’s a president, or that it’s in love with another sound. I just want it to be a sound.’ Roksanda Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION.Those words – spoken by American composer John Cage as...
‘I don’t want a sound to pretend that it’s a bucket, or that it’s a president, or that it’s in love with another sound. I just want it to be a sound.’ Roksanda Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION.Those words – spoken by American composer John Cage as part of the soundtrack to Roksanda Ilinčić’s latest show – felt like a reprimand to an audience often...
Karl Lagerfeld: His Legacy is Here to Stay
By Elisabeta Tudor
Pictures of Karl Lagerfeld during his legendary runway shows from 2002 to 2019. Photos by Valerio...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Pictures of Karl Lagerfeld during his legendary runway shows from 2002 to 2019. Photos by Valerio Mezzanotti for NOWFASHION. As reported earlier today, legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85 after more than three decades at the helm of the iconic fashion and luxury...
Pictures of Karl Lagerfeld during his legendary runway shows from 2002 to 2019. Photos by Valerio Mezzanotti for NOWFASHION. As reported earlier today, legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85 after more than three decades at the helm of the iconic fashion and luxury houses Chanel and Fendi, and his very own namesake brand.“The world has lost an icon," states Pier...
Karl Lagerfeld Dead at 85
By Sofia Celeste
“I have one tight concept, and I stay with it,” Karl Lagerfeld said of his success during one of...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
“I have one tight concept, and I stay with it,” Karl Lagerfeld said of his success during one of his last televised interviews.  Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010 show in Paris. Photo by Valerio Mezzanotti for NOWFASHION.On Tuesday, the House of Chanel said the...
“I have one tight concept, and I stay with it,” Karl Lagerfeld said of his success during one of his last televised interviews.  Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010 show in Paris. Photo by Valerio Mezzanotti for NOWFASHION.On Tuesday, the House of Chanel said the designer died, just a few days before the Fendi Fall ready-to-wear collection was expected to unfold in...
A London Trinity: The Staying Power of London's Legends
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and the shinily newest. So much so, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking the city’s old guard had disappeared. The bulk of the calendar is occupied by labels barely into their teens, with only a...
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and the shinily newest. So much so, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking the city’s old guard had disappeared. The bulk of the calendar is occupied by labels barely into their teens, with only a handful of names – Preen, Roland Mouret, Hussein Chalayan, Amanda Wakeley – past the twenty-year...
The Constant Evolution of JW Anderson
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since...
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since then and increasingly his namesake collections are falling more and more in line with the sophistication and poise possessed by his Loewe offering. It started last season and felt stronger this time...
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since then and increasingly his namesake collections are falling more and more in line with the sophistication and poise possessed by his Loewe offering. It started last season and felt stronger this time round – with moments calling to mind the assured shapes, colour combinations, and view point of a...
STORMY WEATHER: STAYING ALIVE AT LFW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last half-century; the tightly-packed seats, the shrieks of delight as guests greeted each other, the quiet hum of gossip in multiple simultaneous languages. But when you opened them, you were...
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last half-century; the tightly-packed seats, the shrieks of delight as guests greeted each other, the quiet hum of gossip in multiple simultaneous languages. But when you opened them, you were unquestionably in 2019 – in the raw concrete, high-ceilinged undercroft of a freshly-built Kings Cross office...
Meet Next Season's It Item
By Jessica Bumpus
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of said shirt, or something between the two, is headed for a comeback in your Autumn/Winter 2019 wardrobe. Just ask one of London’s newest and most interesting labels, Symonds Pearmain, who made its debut...
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of said shirt, or something between the two, is headed for a comeback in your Autumn/Winter 2019 wardrobe. Just ask one of London’s newest and most interesting labels, Symonds Pearmain, who made its debut outside of Fashion East this season, and add to that Wales Bonner and Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and...
Victoria Beckham from A to Z
By Jessica Bumpus
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of designers to stop using exotic skins among her collections – the first of which to take up this new policy was today’s Autumn/Winter 2019 showing in London. Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2019 show in...
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of designers to stop using exotic skins among her collections – the first of which to take up this new policy was today’s Autumn/Winter 2019 showing in London. Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.Her personal show notes described the importance of what women...
Was that Chloë Sevigny on the Simone Rocha catwalk? Yes!
By Jessica Bumpus
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a...
By Jessica Bumpus
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a clever take-note move from the designer who has so coined her aesthetic, and so early on in her career, that her shows tend now to veer on the to-be-expected side of the spectrum. Chloë Sevigny at the...
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a clever take-note move from the designer who has so coined her aesthetic, and so early on in her career, that her shows tend now to veer on the to-be-expected side of the spectrum. Chloë Sevigny at the Simone Rocha Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION.But...
Are you ready for your close-up? London Fashion gets straight to the detail.
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London Fashion Week is getting more and more compact. But whatever that may say about the health of the event itself, from a writer’s perspective it’s largely a positive. There’s more time to breathe; more...
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London Fashion Week is getting more and more compact. But whatever that may say about the health of the event itself, from a writer’s perspective it’s largely a positive. There’s more time to breathe; more breaks from the constant cycle of snapping, uploading, and posting; and time, too, to consider the...