5 Paris Talking Points
By Jessica Bumpus
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring 37-degree temperatures this week. It’s been hot. But it’s also been hot on the catwalks – Paris, as usual, pulling it out of the bag to push forward ideas or cement those we began to see emerge...
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring 37-degree temperatures this week. It’s been hot. But it’s also been hot on the catwalks – Paris, as usual, pulling it out of the bag to push forward ideas or cement those we began to see emerge elsewhere. And there have certainly been some surprises, too – glitter and disco dancing at Comme! An epic...
Trend Alert | The 50s vs 80s Face-Off
By Jessica Bumpus
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that...
By Jessica Bumpus
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that there’s no doubt, but thankfully they are moving on too. Following a wander into the Fifties in Milan at Prada and at Fendi, in Paris we’re seeing the era filter through into collections as well. At...
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that there’s no doubt, but thankfully they are moving on too. Following a wander into the Fifties in Milan at Prada and at Fendi, in Paris we’re seeing the era filter through into collections as well. At Ami, which was a beautiful and concise collection, wearable and sharp, not too directional but not...
All Hail The Hawaiian Shirt
By Jessica Bumpus
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a reprise of one wardrobe item in particular: the Hawaiian shirt. Ditching their usual  streetwear and sportswear garb for the colourful number instead, the menswear fashion set have been working their best...
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a reprise of one wardrobe item in particular: the Hawaiian shirt. Ditching their usual  streetwear and sportswear garb for the colourful number instead, the menswear fashion set have been working their best florals and palm leaves ever since Milan.  It's hardly surprising given that 34-degree temperature...
Louis Vuitton's Hotline to Hawaii
By Jessica Bumpus
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton...
By Jessica Bumpus
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2018 show - which was in fact inspired by the collection - but the fashion news was that the Hawaiian shirt is very much the item of the season, cemented so here as they wafted out in the best...
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2018 show - which was in fact inspired by the collection - but the fashion news was that the Hawaiian shirt is very much the item of the season, cemented so here as they wafted out in the best incarnations we've seen yet: sheer in black or red with paradise florals and lush...
The Balkan new wave – Balkan Fashion Week and ASVOFF9 in Sofia
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Philipp Plein's Milanese Triple Threat
By Elisabeta Tudor
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three...
By Elisabeta Tudor
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three shows. Uff! No designer other than Philipp Plein is crazy enough to commit to three massive show productions within such a short lapse of time, right in the middle of Milan's men's fashion week. Like...
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three shows. Uff! No designer other than Philipp Plein is crazy enough to commit to three massive show productions within such a short lapse of time, right in the middle of Milan's men's fashion week. Like it to not, we were intrigued, which is why we snuck in backstage after Plein's second show –  the...
Milan's Cool Club
By Jessica Bumpus
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider senses can definitely start to tingle when there's a new mood or feeling being set. Sometimes it's something that’s already been there, it just needs a little more help to be put on the map and become...
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider senses can definitely start to tingle when there's a new mood or feeling being set. Sometimes it's something that’s already been there, it just needs a little more help to be put on the map and become visible. In Milan right now, that comes via a handful of brands and labels that, vibrant in...
Trend Alert | Only Lovers Left Alive
By Elisabeta Tudor
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian...
By Elisabeta Tudor
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian fashion houses this season, unconsciously putting them in a Baz Luhrmann-esque face-off: two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Milan where we lay our scene. Both brands left quite an...
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian fashion houses this season, unconsciously putting them in a Baz Luhrmann-esque face-off: two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Milan where we lay our scene. Both brands left quite an impression, after showcasing their respective Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collections. Dolce & Gabbana, for...
Trend Alert | Venice Beach Calling
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear...
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear shows! The last day of the menswear fashion week in Milan has started and we have already been propelled into a Californication worthy scenario. Malibu 1992 and Palm Angels have yet to showcase their...
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear shows! The last day of the menswear fashion week in Milan has started and we have already been propelled into a Californication worthy scenario. Malibu 1992 and Palm Angels have yet to showcase their respective men's and women's wear collections – which promise to be very Californian-flavored, to say...
Only Prada Has The Answers
By Jessica Bumpus
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely Marni, MSGM, Sunnei and Damir Doma - the feeling is that there's not all that much to write home about. Notable names are missing, or opting to show somewhere else or via a new format, which leaves the...
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely Marni, MSGM, Sunnei and Damir Doma - the feeling is that there's not all that much to write home about. Notable names are missing, or opting to show somewhere else or via a new format, which leaves the schedule feeling a little empty in substance. Until Prada. Because what lacks elsewhere can be made...
Munsoo Kwon | Armani's New Protégé
By Elisabeta Tudor
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as...
By Elisabeta Tudor
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as discovering a new, up-and-coming fashion talent, and to assist to one of his first major outings. Today was such a day, as Mr. Armani invited the Korean designer Munsoo Kwon to showcase at his Teatro on via...
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as discovering a new, up-and-coming fashion talent, and to assist to one of his first major outings. Today was such a day, as Mr. Armani invited the Korean designer Munsoo Kwon to showcase at his Teatro on via Bergognone –a first for Kwon who staged his very first runway show in Europe during an official...
Is it about the fashion? Or the fashion moment?
By Jessica Bumpus
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the...
By Jessica Bumpus
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the girls might have been doing their best riff on Rizzo, who knows when Philipp Plein sent out a rendition of The Fast and The Furious meets Grease. The aforementioned looks wandered down a road-like...
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the girls might have been doing their best riff on Rizzo, who knows when Philipp Plein sent out a rendition of The Fast and The Furious meets Grease. The aforementioned looks wandered down a road-like catwalk - accessorised rather crassly with cigarettes one should add - and fast cars continued to...
INTERVIEW | Backstage with Virgil Abloh
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic...
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic collection at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, in what marks his most important show yet.   Laced with slogans which called attention to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the political turmoil worldwide, Off-White’s...
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic collection at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, in what marks his most important show yet.   Laced with slogans which called attention to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the political turmoil worldwide, Off-White’s spring 2018 collection hit a moral high note. Virgil Abloh (Photo by Gio Staiano for...
Pitti People
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also...
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has evolved into more of a Coachella for fashion. “I saw a guy roll in on a skateboard today, and I...
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has evolved into more of a Coachella for fashion. “I saw a guy roll in on a skateboard today, and I really have never seen that before at Pitti,” said Lee Oliveira, an international stylist and...
Pitti Uomo Celebrates Individual Harmony
By Sofia Celeste
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks...
By Sofia Celeste
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks strutting their unique personal style to the speaker-sounds of birds chirping at Pitti Uomo 92.  And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing....
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks strutting their unique personal style to the speaker-sounds of birds chirping at Pitti Uomo 92.  And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has...