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Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

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Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018

After years of shows in a windowless hall at the Palais de Chaillot, Giorgio Armani moved his Privé presentation to Paris’s Italian embassy, a fitting location for this emissary of Milanese elegance. In his program notes, Armani said that he sought to capture ‘’couture…as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection, the

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018

When it comes to putting on runway shows for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld regularly looks to – and reproduces – far-flung locations for inspiration, as building replicas of Parisian landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or a garden park inside the Grand Palais. For Fall/Winter 2018 Haute Couture collection, Karl recreated a stretch of stone wall and

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Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

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Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018

Presented in the enchanting Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Fall/Winter 2018 Haute Couture collection of Alexandre Vauthier celebrated the savoir-faire of France’s métiers d’art with retro french elegance and familiar architectural ‘80s silhouettes. ‘’When it’s pleated, it’s Lognon; when there are feathers, it’s Lemarié; when it’s embroidered, it’s Lesage; all the hats are Maison Michel,

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018

Is it possible to celebrate haute couture while also offering a critical reading of it? Is it possible to stay faithful to the strict rules decreed by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture while breaking them down to create a new order? These are the questions that Maria Grazia Chiuri raises in this Fall/Winter

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Vetements Spring/Summer 2019

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Vetements Spring Summer 2019

Demna Gvasalia, who had recently returned to his childhood home that was bombed out during the Georgian Civil War, wanted to embark on some storytelling to face his fears ‘’and painful moments that I never processed postwar in the Nineties’’. ‘’I dedicated this collection to Georgia, the Georgia where my brother Guram and I grew

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Givenchy Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

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Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018

After the death of Hubert de Givenchy in March at the age of 91, Clare Waight Keller thought it appropriate to make her Fall/Winter 2108 Haute Couture collection an homage to the founder. ‘’I am deeply saddened by the loss of a great man and artist I have had the honor to meet and get

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Jacquemus Men’s Spring/Summer 2019

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Jacquemus Men’s Spring Summer 2019

Presented on Monday on the Calanque de Sormiou, a staggeringly beautiful beach enclave on the outskirts of Marseille, Jacquemus’s first collection for men is ‘’something simple that will speak to people: he’s just wearing white underwear’’, notes Jacquemus. ‘’It’s like a [mini] vacation in the Jacquemus world’’, added the designer. The wardrobe was a relaxed,

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Lanvin Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 – Paris Fashion Week

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Lanvin Men’s Spring Summer 2019 - Paris Fashion Week

On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, Lanvin presented its Spring/Summer 2019 menswear presentation in the Palais de Tokyo. “To me this is such a strange season because so much is happening. And I really found the need to elevate. It’s not about streetwear or not streetwear, or do you like streetwear or do

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Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2019 – Paris Fashion Week

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Dior Homme Spring Summer 2019 - Paris Fashion Week

Two days after his friend and mentee Virgil Abloh showed his first runway at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones looked into the Dior archives as the inspiration for his debut collection for Dior Homme. Set up in the barracks of the Republican Guard cavalry regiment, the collection was a “a dual tribute – to the reality

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Hermès Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 – Paris Fashion Week

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Hermès Men’s Spring Summer 2019 - Paris Fashion Week

Presented at Palais de la Bourse, for the Hermès men’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Véronique Nichanian showed a younger, sexier side to the Hermès man. Inspired by the craftsman artsy in Lyon France, the French house took their design into a another level with the athletic references and a color palette of rich earthy colors such

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