Runway Reviews

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 2021 inspired by Venetian spirit

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 2021 inspired by Venetian spirit

04 Oct 2021

The long months of mask-wearing that followed the burst of the pandemic inspired Zuhair Murad to create a collection instilled with the spirit of the city where masks are quintessential: Venice.

For Winter 2022, the couturier is reinventing the flamboyance of the Serenissima where subtle Oriental influences prevail. He pays tribute to the City of the Doges which, while fighting invasions and battling diseases never let go of its passion for luxury, arts and beauty, its best weapons... Read More

Versace Spring-Summer 2021: welcome to Versacepolis

Versace Spring-Summer 2021: welcome to Versacepolis

16 Jun 2021

Over eighty percent of the ocean is completely unmapped and unexplored. A far greater percentage of the moon’s surfaces have been studied and recorded than the ocean floor has. The deep blue waters remain a mystery. To present Sprint/Summer 2021 collection Donatella Versace transports us underwater to Versacepolis. As the world resiliently adapts to the new normal, this sub-surface show setting is an opportunity for the Versace community to indulge in a little fantasy and dive headfirst into... Read More

Dolce&Gabbana's New Face of Devotion Bag Campaign SS21

Dolce&Gabbana's New Face of Devotion Bag Campaign SS21

19 Apr 2021

Lake Como is the background of the SS21 ADV Campaign dedicated to the Devotion Bag: a delight for the eyes made even more unique by the charm of the protagonist Monica Bellucci. Just three years after its launch, transported down the catwalk by flying drones, the Devotion Bag has already become an iconic Dolce&Gabbana model, presented in varying materials, shapes and sizes. A declaration of love and devotion to elegance, the craftsmanship and attention to detail sealed by the Sacred... Read More

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2020/2021

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2020/2021

11 Feb 2021

Across history, moments of reset, or restart, invariably put human values at the center. Humanism is the seed of rebirth.

Of ‘Grace and Light,’ the show marked the debut of a new era, with 16 immaculate silhouettes where the color white transmitted dreams and traced the contours of a new beginning with endless possibilities.

This is one of such moments. Focusing on fashion as the profoundly human activity of giving form to matter through the hands, shaping creations that the... Read More

Dolce & Gabbana's ode to craftsmanship

Dolce & Gabbana's ode to craftsmanship

22 Nov 2020

“Fatto A Mano” – it means made by hand. But it also means “that every human touch contributes to the creation of every garment”. And on this sunny Sunday in Milan, the Italian House’s savoir-faire was alive and well as show-goers had an exclusive look at the artisan’s mastery as they entered the venue. And so, the collection was a breath of fresh air that took our minds away from winter’s hardship. In the fashion industry, that meant turning any wintery staple piece into something that no... Read More

Gucci Fall-Winter 2020 -2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual

Gucci Fall-Winter 2020 -2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual

29 Jul 2020

Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.    Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to... Read More

Berluti Autumn Winter 2020

Berluti Autumn Winter 2020

05 Jul 2020

Heritage is the soul of menswear. A generational dialogue between tradition and change, it inspires and provokes the evolution of male dress. For Autumn-Winter 2020, Berluti intensifies and abstracts its own heritage in a free-spirited proposal for our time. Imagining what the maison’s century-old archives – entrenched in expert shoemaking – would look like had they encompassed tailoring, artistic director Kris Van Assche stages an exaggerated exchange between past and present. The... Read More

Longchamp FW 2020 Collection

Longchamp FW 2020 Collection

29 Jun 2020

For her fourth show at New York Fashion Week, Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine envisioned a Parisian woman who is constantly moving forward, ceaseless in her pursuit for what’s new, what’s next. She is the star of her own movie, a complex character built of layers, who is far from one-dimensional.

For Delafontaine, the starting point was the ’70s, a decade that encapsulates a free mindset, when self-expression was typified by the era’s leading ladies, including Catherine Deneuve... Read More

Chanel’s Legendary Story

Chanel’s Legendary Story

18 Mar 2020

If the nave of the Grand Palais has metamorphosed in a cloister garden for the Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, it is to transport us to one of the key places in Gabrielle Chanel’s childhood. After the death of her mother in 1895, she and her sisters were sent by their father to the orphanage of the ancient Cistercian abbey of Aubazine, in Corrèze, to live alongside the other little boarding pupils. It was in this timeless place hidden from the world, that the young Gabrielle was... Read More

Dior Men's Winter 2020-2021 Collection

Dior Men's Winter 2020-2021 Collection

04 Mar 2020

Past, present, couture. for the dior men’s winter 2020-2021 collection, artistic director kim jones draws on the dior archives and iconography to celebrate the house’s timeless elegance. a journey to the heart of haute couture and a tribute to judy blame, a pivotal figure and a symbol of creativity that always looks to the future.

The silhouettes explore values of excellence and authenticity, evoking fashion not just as a finished product but as a creative process. clothes, shoes and... Read More

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