Fashion Forward Dubai - Middle East’s definitive fashion platform
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the...
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the Middle-East’s definitive fashion platform, which represents the roots, attitudes and lifestyle of the emerging Arab Fashion Community. A bold effort to ensure visibility and support for the talents of...
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the Middle-East’s definitive fashion platform, which represents the roots, attitudes and lifestyle of the emerging Arab Fashion Community. A bold effort to ensure visibility and support for the talents of regional fashion, the event is recognised as the most important fashion week in the UAE. It is also one...
The Dopple Gang
By Jessica Bumpus
After months of designing and making a collection, it's hardly surprising that certain elements...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
After months of designing and making a collection, it's hardly surprising that certain elements might rub off on a designer, their own style either influenced by what they've just created or an influence upon it. Either way, it makes sense that you'd see the designer's doppleganger taking a turn...
After months of designing and making a collection, it's hardly surprising that certain elements might rub off on a designer, their own style either influenced by what they've just created or an influence upon it. Either way, it makes sense that you'd see the designer's doppleganger taking a turn down the catwalk. Here, we round up "The Dopple Gang", as it were, the catwalk looks and the...
Paris Fashion Week in Review
Paris, known as the capital of fashion, officially closed the Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear...
Paris, known as the capital of fashion, officially closed the Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear season. Paris Fashion Week marked the return of the silhouette among other emerging trends but also Dries Van Noten's 100th runway show, Maria Grazia Chiuri's second ready-to-wear offering for Dior and...
Paris, known as the capital of fashion, officially closed the Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear season. Paris Fashion Week marked the return of the silhouette among other emerging trends but also Dries Van Noten's 100th runway show, Maria Grazia Chiuri's second ready-to-wear offering for Dior and confirmed comebacks of heritage Houses such as Mugler and Nina Ricci, without forgetting the usual...
Louis Vuitton's Louvre Spectacular
By Jessica Bumpus
An overwhelming theme of fashion week has been, understandably, what's happening in the world...
By Jessica Bumpus
An overwhelming theme of fashion week has been, understandably, what's happening in the world today - border enforcement, travel restrictions, the closing off of a world we once knew as celebratory, embracing and diverse.   The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear show in Paris...
An overwhelming theme of fashion week has been, understandably, what's happening in the world today - border enforcement, travel restrictions, the closing off of a world we once knew as celebratory, embracing and diverse.   The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear show in Paris (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)   Louis Vuitton is a house whose heritage resides in...
Fashion in a Flash #8
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that...
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that are making style headlines. Click back daily for updated instalments. It’s fashion in a...
Space: The Final Chanel Frontier
By Jessica Bumpus
The space race was on this morning for Chanel's lunar landing of a show, going where no fashion...
By Jessica Bumpus
The space race was on this morning for Chanel's lunar landing of a show, going where no fashion brand has gone before. Setting the scene (for they are always spectacular chez Chanel): a rocket waiting to lift off. Spoiler alert, it did for the finale. Well now that's the way to end Paris Fashion...
The space race was on this morning for Chanel's lunar landing of a show, going where no fashion brand has gone before. Setting the scene (for they are always spectacular chez Chanel): a rocket waiting to lift off. Spoiler alert, it did for the finale. Well now that's the way to end Paris Fashion Week and that's the way to thwart any and all other Insta moments. Karl had it...
Paris: Go Your Own Way
By Jessica Bumpus
By the time you get to Paris, as much as you expect to see the real emergence of the new season’s...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
By the time you get to Paris, as much as you expect to see the real emergence of the new season’s mood – or trends – you come to see established houses doing what they do best. They’ve made it, they’re up there and they really don’t need to reinvent the wheel too much to get it right. That, in...
By the time you get to Paris, as much as you expect to see the real emergence of the new season’s mood – or trends – you come to see established houses doing what they do best. They’ve made it, they’re up there and they really don’t need to reinvent the wheel too much to get it right. That, in fact, would be wrong. Look at who’s in the audience – it’s the customers. At Manish Arora, for...
Fashion in a Flash #7
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that...
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that are making style headlines. Click back daily for updated instalments. It’s fashion in a...
Female Empowerment & Fashion: Fake or Legitimate?
By Elisabeta Tudor
Female Empowerment – having or taking more control over all aspects of life as a woman, while...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Female Empowerment – having or taking more control over all aspects of life as a woman, while acquiring power in society. This term, which has caused a lot of ink to flow lately, has largely exceeded its essentially political, educational, ecological and social vocations. But, besides spreading...
Female Empowerment – having or taking more control over all aspects of life as a woman, while acquiring power in society. This term, which has caused a lot of ink to flow lately, has largely exceeded its essentially political, educational, ecological and social vocations. But, besides spreading the word of empowerment for marketing purposes, does the fashion industry actually practise what it...
Fashion in a Flash #6
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that...
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that are making style headlines. Click back daily for updated instalments. It’s fashion in a...
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
By Jessica Bumpus
In London right now, the Victoria & Albert Museum is busy preparing a new exhibition, Balenciaga:...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
In London right now, the Victoria & Albert Museum is busy preparing a new exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, which opens in May. Meanwhile, in Paris, the storied label was busy preparing its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the third ready-to-wear instalment from Demna Gvasalia. It’s still the...
In London right now, the Victoria & Albert Museum is busy preparing a new exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, which opens in May. Meanwhile, in Paris, the storied label was busy preparing its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the third ready-to-wear instalment from Demna Gvasalia. It’s still the hot ticket, the brand in his hands now alluding an austere cool that derives from Gvasalia’s own...
Star Turns: Mugler & Nina Ricci
By Jessica Bumpus
As the instalment of new creative directors go, there’s been a strong success rate in Paris of...
By Jessica Bumpus
As the instalment of new creative directors go, there’s been a strong success rate in Paris of late. Cast your mind back to two years ago, and there was quite the musical chairs situation going on: from Balenciaga to Carven and all the dots in between – Nina Ricci, Mugler, Guy Laroche, Saint...
As the instalment of new creative directors go, there’s been a strong success rate in Paris of late. Cast your mind back to two years ago, and there was quite the musical chairs situation going on: from Balenciaga to Carven and all the dots in between – Nina Ricci, Mugler, Guy Laroche, Saint Laurent. Of this mass shake-up – namely young and new names at established heritage houses – there have...
Fifty Shades of Blue in Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
Paris has still got the blues. Needless to say, with the current political climate both in France...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Paris has still got the blues. Needless to say, with the current political climate both in France and abroad; the ongoing concerns about immigration and racial issues, the never-ending discussions around Brexit and the rise of the far-right in France. This season, fashion designers might have one...
Paris has still got the blues. Needless to say, with the current political climate both in France and abroad; the ongoing concerns about immigration and racial issues, the never-ending discussions around Brexit and the rise of the far-right in France. This season, fashion designers might have one good reason or two to feel anxious about the future.   The Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2017...
Fashion in a Flash #5
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that...
Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that are making style headlines. Click back daily for updated instalments. It’s fashion in a...
Talking About: Dior & Off-White
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s something quite measured in the way that Maria Grazia Chiuri approaches the modern Dior...
By Jessica Bumpus
There’s something quite measured in the way that Maria Grazia Chiuri approaches the modern Dior woman. This season’s outing, her second ready-to-wear collection, but third in total for the house (couture back in January), seemed to combine a street sophistication. So hoods were plentiful but...
There’s something quite measured in the way that Maria Grazia Chiuri approaches the modern Dior woman. This season’s outing, her second ready-to-wear collection, but third in total for the house (couture back in January), seemed to combine a street sophistication. So hoods were plentiful but reincarnated in a demi-riff on the Bar jacket, as a new cape ideal. There was an overall utility feel,...