Paris Day 6: Modern Junya Watanabe’s Harajuku Girls and the New Coolness of Hermès
By Gianluca Cantaro
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark...
By Gianluca Cantaro
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark the comeback of the Harajuku Girls after 20 years, now updated in a modern-day style. They are famous for being the Japanese streetwear tribe that used to mix different traditional and trendy clothes,...
The kawaii models in Junya Watanabe’s show were couples, sisters, or just friends and they mark the comeback of the Harajuku Girls after 20 years, now updated in a modern-day style. They are famous for being the Japanese streetwear tribe that used to mix different traditional and trendy clothes, which started in the central area of Tokyo and was exported worldwide by Gwen Stefani with her...
Paris Day 5: Hedi Slimane’s New Celine
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show,...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show, and, for sure, the millions of people watching the show on streaming. The Celine 03 collection was the celebration of French chicness in 70s style, but also a starting point of a new aesthetic for the...
Hedi Slimane did it again. He surprised and wrong-footed lovers and haters sitting at the show, and, for sure, the millions of people watching the show on streaming. The Celine 03 collection was the celebration of French chicness in 70s style, but also a starting point of a new aesthetic for the designer, but still very rooted in his iconic DNA. He elaborated the classics of the decade in his...
LVMH Prize: Shaping the Fashion Industry of Tomorrow
By Elisabeta Tudor
Needless to introduce the LVMH Young Designer Prize anymore: for the past 5 years, the prize,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Needless to introduce the LVMH Young Designer Prize anymore: for the past 5 years, the prize, founded by LVMH, has allowed executive vice-president of Louis Vuitton and member of LVMH’s executive board, Delphine Arnault, and her team of experts to discover, support, and mentor the fashion...
Needless to introduce the LVMH Young Designer Prize anymore: for the past 5 years, the prize, founded by LVMH, has allowed executive vice-president of Louis Vuitton and member of LVMH’s executive board, Delphine Arnault, and her team of experts to discover, support, and mentor the fashion industry's up-and-coming talents. Kévin Germanier at the LVMH Young Designer Prize cocktail in Paris. Photo...
Paris Day 4: Rick Owens’ Glamour
By Gianluca Cantaro
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the aesthetic that “has power to mix high and low, pop culture and art, never being kitsch,” using the words that Alessandro Michele from Gucci used to describe it in Milano during the press conference of the...
Camp is the word of the moment. For the ones who don't know, it is the exaggeration of the aesthetic that “has power to mix high and low, pop culture and art, never being kitsch,” using the words that Alessandro Michele from Gucci used to describe it in Milano during the press conference of the Met’s next huge Costume Institute 2019 exhibition: “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” based on Susan Sontag’s...
Paris Has a Socio-Political Agenda – But is it Authentic?
By Elisabeta Tudor
During the Fall/Winter 2019-20 menswear season, designers already delved into socio-political...
By Elisabeta Tudor
During the Fall/Winter 2019-20 menswear season, designers already delved into socio-political themes in order to present their latest collections. From post-apocalyptical runway settings and over-protective staple pieces to rethinking pop-culture and finding life beyond earth, the latest men's...
During the Fall/Winter 2019-20 menswear season, designers already delved into socio-political themes in order to present their latest collections. From post-apocalyptical runway settings and over-protective staple pieces to rethinking pop-culture and finding life beyond earth, the latest men's ready-to-wear collections were reflecting our present times in many eclectic ways. Dior Fall/Winter...
Fashion Farm Foundation: Hong Kong Designers Take Over Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing, the Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), a Hong Kong-based non-profit governmental project dedicated to the creative industries, once again put mostly Hong Kong-based designer talents in the spotlight,...
As the presence of Chinese-based ready-to-wear brands during Paris Fashion Week is increasing, the Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), a Hong Kong-based non-profit governmental project dedicated to the creative industries, once again put mostly Hong Kong-based designer talents in the spotlight, showcasing the creative potential of a new generation of Chinese designers in the City of Light. Backstage...
Paris Day 3: Maison Margiela's Minimal Revolution
By Gianluca Cantaro
What if we could restore the world and go back to the pre-computer-generated culture? What if the...
By Gianluca Cantaro
What if we could restore the world and go back to the pre-computer-generated culture? What if the overstimulation of these degenerated times could end in a decadent process that leads us to the most authentic form reaching the core and the essential? John Galliano at Maison Margiela masterfully...
What if we could restore the world and go back to the pre-computer-generated culture? What if the overstimulation of these degenerated times could end in a decadent process that leads us to the most authentic form reaching the core and the essential? John Galliano at Maison Margiela masterfully explored this territory after the technology galore of the recent artisanal collection (the couture...
Kenzo’s Trendy Memento Capsule Collection Is Already Available
By Elisabeta Tudor
Yesterday, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put up a surprising and outstanding show in Paris for the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Yesterday, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put up a surprising and outstanding show in Paris for the fourth presentation of Kenzo’s Memento collections – and, as of today, this archive-inspired capsule collection is already available online and in stores worldwide. Kenzo's La Collection Memento...
Yesterday, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put up a surprising and outstanding show in Paris for the fourth presentation of Kenzo’s Memento collections – and, as of today, this archive-inspired capsule collection is already available online and in stores worldwide. Kenzo's La Collection Memento N°4 presentation in Paris. Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo. In fact, the Kenzo show was a...
Paris Day 2: Let's Go Back to Dreaming
By Gianluca Cantaro
The feminist proclama chez Dior  continues collaborating with Italian and American artists....
By Gianluca Cantaro
The feminist proclama chez Dior  continues collaborating with Italian and American artists. Starting from the show scenography that relied on the ABCs, where maxi prints portrayed different women in the shape of a letter, created by artist Bianca Pucciarelli Menna (1931), aka Tomaso Binga, a...
The feminist proclama chez Dior  continues collaborating with Italian and American artists. Starting from the show scenography that relied on the ABCs, where maxi prints portrayed different women in the shape of a letter, created by artist Bianca Pucciarelli Menna (1931), aka Tomaso Binga, a woman that choose the masculine pseudonym as parodying the privileges reserved to men alone. Her work...
Size Does Matter and Paris Has the Proof
By Elisabeta Tudor
Keeping away from the extremes is not on the agenda this season. On the contrary, designers in...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Keeping away from the extremes is not on the agenda this season. On the contrary, designers in Paris are opting for a "less is more" or a "more is more" philosophy. Either way, not only does size matter – be it Jacquemus’ itsy-bitsy bags or Anrealage's supersized ready-to-wear – size is crucial...
Keeping away from the extremes is not on the agenda this season. On the contrary, designers in Paris are opting for a "less is more" or a "more is more" philosophy. Either way, not only does size matter – be it Jacquemus’ itsy-bitsy bags or Anrealage's supersized ready-to-wear – size is crucial when it comes to determining a designer's next must-have piece for Fall/Winter 2019.Jacquemus...
MILAN Day 6: In With the Newness
By Sofia Celeste
Ever more an international hub welcoming new buyers from far afield, Milan Fashion Week is...
By Sofia Celeste
Ever more an international hub welcoming new buyers from far afield, Milan Fashion Week is catching up with the times.Atsushi Nakashima Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.As Italy’s top designers retire and/or their brands speak to an increasingly older...
Ever more an international hub welcoming new buyers from far afield, Milan Fashion Week is catching up with the times.Atsushi Nakashima Fall/Winter 2019 show in Milan. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.As Italy’s top designers retire and/or their brands speak to an increasingly older demographic, Italy’s Chamber of Fashion has been hard-pressed to render the ready-to-wear shows (which has...
Paris Day 1: Reaching Maturity
By Marta Represa
The atmosphere as Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Monday afternoon was a chill one. The fashion...
By Marta Represa
The atmosphere as Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Monday afternoon was a chill one. The fashion pack has come to appreciate this first day, in which only three young designer shows take place, allowing industry insiders to unwind for a minute after Milan and properly take in Parisian life before...
The atmosphere as Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Monday afternoon was a chill one. The fashion pack has come to appreciate this first day, in which only three young designer shows take place, allowing industry insiders to unwind for a minute after Milan and properly take in Parisian life before heading to the p.m. events.rokh Fall/Winter 2019 show in Paris. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for...
Milano Day 5: Milano is Moving On
By Gianluca Cantaro
The Dolce & Gabbana show virtually closed the Milano Fashion Week, even if the last show is...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
The Dolce & Gabbana show virtually closed the Milano Fashion Week, even if the last show is technically scheduled for Monday the 25th at 10.30 with Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura, along with the night event to celebrate the young talents and to look to the future of Italian fashion. The duo...
The Dolce & Gabbana show virtually closed the Milano Fashion Week, even if the last show is technically scheduled for Monday the 25th at 10.30 with Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura, along with the night event to celebrate the young talents and to look to the future of Italian fashion. The duo showed a long collection that showcased all their classics of timeless elegance. It was a kind of...
Fashion Strives for Diversity As Populism Spreads
By Sofia Celeste
At first blush… watching Winnie Harlow, a Jamaican Canadian model with vitiligo;...
By Sofia Celeste
At first blush… watching Winnie Harlow, a Jamaican Canadian model with vitiligo; Teddy Quinlivan, a transgender model and activist; and Stephanie Seymour, now 50, lead the runway finales during Milan fashion week… it might seem like we are living one of the most inclusive moments...
At first blush… watching Winnie Harlow, a Jamaican Canadian model with vitiligo; Teddy Quinlivan, a transgender model and activist; and Stephanie Seymour, now 50, lead the runway finales during Milan fashion week… it might seem like we are living one of the most inclusive moments in fashion’s history… One that does not discriminate against race, religion, creed, age, and,...
Milano Day 4: Defining the New Milanese Power Lady
By Gianluca Cantaro
These fashion week days are marking more and more that women are taking back a...
By Gianluca Cantaro
These fashion week days are marking more and more that women are taking back a power that, for a long time, they didn’t feel they had anymore. It seems like they are saying: “ok, the world is messed up; let us take the helm of it because you men wiped everything out.” This makes...
These fashion week days are marking more and more that women are taking back a power that, for a long time, they didn’t feel they had anymore. It seems like they are saying: “ok, the world is messed up; let us take the helm of it because you men wiped everything out.” This makes sense and seems to indicate that it will be the ladies, mothers, and householders par excellence who...