It’s at the Petit Palais museum that designer Giorgio Armani brightened Paris with his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Here was an ode to ikat, the Indonesian dyeing technique, whose dense, rich patterns seemed to inspire the Italian designer. Armani went for bold, not always harmonious pattern and color mixes, which felt new for him.
Gardens as metaphors. Signposts and signals for lives lived, friendships nurtured, seasons passed. From the walled ‘rooms’ of Sissinghurst to the orchards of Monk’s House and Hubert de Givenchy’s Clos Fiorentina, Clare Waight Keller considers gardens as a tapestry of time and circumstance – a timeless reprise for the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Created by Azzaro’s atelier, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection was inspired by the house’s past, ‘’all the sensual and daring attitude…with a futuristic feeling’’, said Gabriel de Linage, the brand’s chief executive officer. Silhouettes ranged from long to short, body-hugging to billowy, with a plethora of dresses. ©Azzaro
Chinese couturier Guo Pei sought to describe her Shangri-La in a high-fantasy collection for Spring/Summer 2020, full of fantasy silhouettes redolent of Asian mythologies, inspired by the Himalayas, symbol of elevation, a sacred destination within one’s mind. ©Guo Pei
Virginie Viard presented her second Haute Couture collection, for Spring/Summer 2020, for Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris, as usual. This time, the Grand Palais morphed into a replica of the late designer’s childhood convent school at Cistercian Abbey of Aubazine, where Coco Chanel spent part of her childhood at an orphanage. The theme
For the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection, titled ‘’Sensory Seas’’, Iris van Herpen brang her scientific fascinations up, by exploring the branching forms of dendrites and deep-sea hydrozoa organisms, their natural and varied states of movement. ”I was mesmerized with the way art and science merged the Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s
Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her latest vision for Dior, returning to one of her favorite themes – feminism – while also tapping into Greek mythology for the Spring/Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection. When finding inspiration for this collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri turned to one powerful quote of American feminist artist Judy Chicago: ‘’What If Women
For the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection, Schiaparelli’s artistic director Daniel Roseberry said he was inspired by the Sports Illustrated old swimsuit 1980s shots of Elle MacPherson, the Australian model famously nicknamed The Body, for a series of clingy, multicolored gowns, including one with a pink skirt that was wider than an inflatable dinghy. The
‘’It’s a broken heart, this season. I went through a heartbreak’’, French designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin said backstage about his Fall/Winter 2020 collection. ‘’I’ve created a special bond with my community and I felt I wanted to share that’’. Show notes explained that the creation of this collection – his fifth so far –
In the 1017 Alyx 9SM’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, creative director Matthew Williams has provided the wardrobe drawing on his autobiography, of his upbringing in Central California, together with his life today, Williams presents a notion of utilitarian glamour, of reality and fakery in one. ‘’This collection is about the blended versions of reality we all