Meet The Man Making Couture Sexy
By Jessica Bumpus
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only...
By Jessica Bumpus
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only thing designer Alexandre Vauthier was worried about was whether his English would be good enough for a pre-show chat. He didn’t need to worry.       “The collection, it’s the right balance...
All calm and serene before the grand reveal of his couture collection this week and the only thing designer Alexandre Vauthier was worried about was whether his English would be good enough for a pre-show chat. He didn’t need to worry.       “The collection, it’s the right balance between being strong and feminine; there is a notion of the military but completely contrasted by the...
The Caped Crusaders of Couture
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort of defeats the point. But, this season, there is an overriding prevalence of one so far: the cape. Which is also in some ways quite perfect because when does one get to wear a cape in real life? And...
Couture, by its very bespoke and personal nature, tends not to lend itself to trends. That sort of defeats the point. But, this season, there is an overriding prevalence of one so far: the cape. Which is also in some ways quite perfect because when does one get to wear a cape in real life? And when does one get to wear couture in real life? They go hand in hand and are best done...
“Alien Glamour”: Francesco Scognamiglio
By Jessica Bumpus
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture...
By Jessica Bumpus
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture schedule for the first time this season.     “Couture is my DNA. It would be really impossible for me to do like a simple shirt or a simple skirt. When I do something super difficult, you...
Italian designer Francesco Scognamiglio felt more than a little bit at home joining the couture schedule for the first time this season.     “Couture is my DNA. It would be really impossible for me to do like a simple shirt or a simple skirt. When I do something super difficult, you know, for me, it’s super easy,” confessed the man himself backstage fresh from making his...
Do It Like VETEMENTS Does
By Elisabeta Tudor
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do when you're the hottest and most talked about fashion label of the moment? Before other brands dare to copy your best-selling items, you'd rather team up with them in order to produce a collection...
See How Demna Gvasalia is Leaving Indelible Marks on Our Collective Imagination What to do when you're the hottest and most talked about fashion label of the moment? Before other brands dare to copy your best-selling items, you'd rather team up with them in order to produce a collection together and thereby not only create a massive communication outreach but also reach a new audience of...
What kind of couture client are you?
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch...
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Article by Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch not shop, the collections provide the ultimate in a fantasy fashion playground – whether you're a true princess at heart or command something a little more conservative, or prefer the collectable and...
From the runway into your wardrobe...you wish! For those who attend the couture shows to watch not shop, the collections provide the ultimate in a fantasy fashion playground – whether you're a true princess at heart or command something a little more conservative, or prefer the collectable and outlandish, in your couture wardrobe. So if you could, what kind of customer would you...
The 10 Most Unexpected Trends of Menswear
By Jessica Bumpus
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing...
By Jessica Bumpus
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing trends were from this menswear season – they do tend to take hold quite quickly once you detect a mood. But there are always a few surprises along the way, too. Here are the 10 most unexpected menswear...
We already know who did what (look back over our extensive coverage!) and what the prevailing trends were from this menswear season – they do tend to take hold quite quickly once you detect a mood. But there are always a few surprises along the way, too. Here are the 10 most unexpected menswear trends we clocked over three weeks of shows during a whole lot of catwalking.     #1...
Positive Thinking With Paul Smith
By Jessica Bumpus
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this...
By Jessica Bumpus
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this season: a sense of cheer and optimism. Hoorah! “Happiness in this strange world we live in and the idea that Paul Smith always has strong spirit” was what he was going for, he explained backstage this...
Paul Smith only had one thing on his mind when it came to his Spring/Summer 2017 show this season: a sense of cheer and optimism. Hoorah! “Happiness in this strange world we live in and the idea that Paul Smith always has strong spirit” was what he was going for, he explained backstage this week.   The Paul Smith menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Gio Staiano for...
How to be a Bad Boy
By Elisabeta Tudor
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles,...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles, travel infused collections, gender fluid designs, and last but certainly not least, the bad boy effect. What comes to your mind when you hear "bad boy"? Independent, willful, rebellious, cocky, and...
This season's menswear had it all: deconstructed tailoring, punk and techno inspired styles, travel infused collections, gender fluid designs, and last but certainly not least, the bad boy effect. What comes to your mind when you hear "bad boy"? Independent, willful, rebellious, cocky, and certainly looking for trouble – discover this season's top 5 bad boys, their eclectic...
Paris: You’ve Been Punk’d
By Jessica Bumpus
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken to the catwalk this week.   The Louis Vuitton menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION   “There’s always something a little London hidden somewhere,”...
Paris is having a punk moment. Renegade spirit, plaid, studs, stylish anarchy: they’ve all taken to the catwalk this week.   The Louis Vuitton menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION   “There’s always something a little London hidden somewhere,” confessed Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones in his show notes, which outlined his conjoining of the movement...
5 Signs You’re a Balmainorak
By Jessica Bumpus
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial terminology for someone who is a little bit obsessive about a specific thing. And it’s safe to say that ever since he took over the helm of Balmain in 2011, aged just 24, Olivier Rousteing, with his...
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial terminology for someone who is a little bit obsessive about a specific thing. And it’s safe to say that ever since he took over the helm of Balmain in 2011, aged just 24, Olivier Rousteing, with his subsequent Balmain army and later the Balmainia that came with his H&M collaboration, is one man who has...
The Anatomy of Paris Men
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now almost over, we bring you the latest runway highlights.   Dries Van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for...
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now almost over, we bring you the latest runway highlights.   Dries Van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION   Deliciously Dries Van Noten Dries Van Noten has the artisanal magic touch....
Paris in a snapshot
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now underway, we bring you the highlights from all the best shows so far.   The Balenciaga menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis...
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now underway, we bring you the highlights from all the best shows so far.   The Balenciaga menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION   Boxy at Balenciaga Making his menswear debut for the house of...
Are You a Balenciaga Boy?
By Jessica Bumpus
Do you wear oversized jackets with elongated boxy shoulders? Do you wear to-the-knee, reasonably...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Do you wear oversized jackets with elongated boxy shoulders? Do you wear to-the-knee, reasonably high-heeled boots? Do they meet the hems of tight shorts? Does it look like you've put on your dad's smart going-to-work clothes as a kid and are wearing them far better than he ever could? If the...
Do you wear oversized jackets with elongated boxy shoulders? Do you wear to-the-knee, reasonably high-heeled boots? Do they meet the hems of tight shorts? Does it look like you've put on your dad's smart going-to-work clothes as a kid and are wearing them far better than he ever could? If the answer is yes to these, then, congratulations, you’ve passed the test and you may consider yourself a...
Talkin' About That Generation: All Of Them!
By Jessica Bumpus
Slick suiting is not the only thing on offer at Milan Fashion Week, axiomatic, of course at...
By Jessica Bumpus
Slick suiting is not the only thing on offer at Milan Fashion Week, axiomatic, of course at Gucci, but seen across the board. MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti – and now creative director at Emilio Pucci – is responsible for showing off its youthful and fun side: two words that, it’s fair to say, haven’t...
Slick suiting is not the only thing on offer at Milan Fashion Week, axiomatic, of course at Gucci, but seen across the board. MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti – and now creative director at Emilio Pucci – is responsible for showing off its youthful and fun side: two words that, it’s fair to say, haven’t always been associated with the fashion capital.    ​​ Backstage at the MSGM menswear...
Armani Me - Armani You !
By Jessica Bumpus
Showing us he has a good old-fashioned sense of humour and knows how to poke a bit of fun at...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Showing us he has a good old-fashioned sense of humour and knows how to poke a bit of fun at himself – or celebrate himself, or both – Giorgio Armani sent out a winner of a T-shirt among his Spring/Summer 2017 collection today: a black and white smiling portrait of himself, worn with a loose and...
Showing us he has a good old-fashioned sense of humour and knows how to poke a bit of fun at himself – or celebrate himself, or both – Giorgio Armani sent out a winner of a T-shirt among his Spring/Summer 2017 collection today: a black and white smiling portrait of himself, worn with a loose and light jacket as per the rest of the collection. It was fun and funny and deserved the on-cue...