Alexander McQueen menswear Fall/Winter 2020 looks draw influence from the harsh environments of Northern British landscapes, windblown terrain, the earth’s minerals as well as ‘’the restained elegance of modernism’’ in regards to the Art Nouveau movement, Henry Moore’s drawings, and the label’s history, looking at heritage tailoring, uniforms, hybrids and garment beetling.
For Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Fall 2020 lookbook, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière looked to literature and film, creating 24 horror and sci-fi-inspired images that evoke movie posters and book covers to present the collection. ‘’Fashion is a novel’’, the brand claims in the look-book notes. And although the faux covers and posters draw inspiration from the ‘70s
This season, Sarah Burton decided to show her Alexander McQueen’s menswear in a presentation format. Held within the London Charterhouse, a historic complex of buildings in Smithfield, in the City of London, the collection is, in a way, a subtle dialogue between womenswear and menswear. The collection boasted a variety of influences. Firstly, from Japan
Moving on from ‘’A Clockwork Orange’’, the touchstone for his Undercover men’s Fall/Winter 2019 show, Jun Takahashi splashed creepy photo prints from Luca Guadagnino’s remake of horror epic ‘’Suspiria’’ across his women’s line. According to Vogue, Jun Takahashi contacted Luca Guadagnino about using stills from the film on garments for the collection. Guadagnino approved and
For Fall/Winter 2019, Givenchy presented a standalone collection that showcases its new vision of a complete, day to evening wardrobe brimming with contrast, eclectic pairings and a nod to the maverick individualism of the Nineties. Recast in a modernized way, the mood of the era comes through in a series of color-blocked suits; embellished pieces
Louis Vuitton womenswear‘s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière unveiled the lookbook for the French brand Pre-Fall 2019 collection. The lookbook features 17 personalities covering a broad generational swathe, with stars recruited from highbrow Oscar-winning movies and hit TV shows including: Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Léa Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Ruth Negga, Laura Harrier, Riley Keough, Sophie Turner,
Virgil Abloh’s interest in the unfinished came across very clearly in the Off-White Men’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection. For this collection dubbed ‘’Incompiuto Pt. 1’’, Abloh’s applied his passion for the incomplete to clothes themselves. He drew inspiration from the artist collective Alterazioni Video, which has made a 10-year study of unfinished public works in Italy.
Young Queen Elizabeth II, Adele Astaire, the artists Sylvia Fein and Hannah Höch, Erdem Moralioglu loves a strong female character and this season, he was inspired by Dame Laura Knight – the very first woman artist elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1936. He looked both to Knight’s impressionistic paintings and to
In the middle of the FIAC contemporary art fair which was held last month in Paris, Kris Van Assche unveiled quietly his first collection for Berluti to buyers in showroom appointments. It was presented in a temporary glass-walled pavilion designed by Jean Prouvé, set up on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Breaking with
The Balmain Homme Pre-Fall 2019 collection celebrated the boldness of modern Japanese design. The intoxicating and intrepid buzz of Tokyo’s streets, the dazzling neons of Ginza, the imaginative, insolent and visionary stylings of Harajuku and the vibrancy of Shibuya were reflected in the collection through its eye-popping palettes, unique illustrations and its bold tones and