Runway Reviews

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture SS 2016

06 Apr 2016

The enfant terrible of fashion brings to the catwalk the magnificence of the Palace, the famous Paris nightclub that in the late 1970s and the mid 1980s was the meeting place of socialites, artists, designers and fashion icons. The models took on the runaway wearing flamboyant pyjama suits, Tuxedo jackets worn over sequins dresses or cinched at the waist with obi belts, men's shirts under transparent tunics and lace skirts. Each outfit seems to impress, seduce and get noticed, preferring... Read More

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture SS 2016

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture SS 2016

31 Mar 2016

Stephane Rolland staged a show in the spirit of the traditional Haute Couture shows, when models used to walk the runway with number cards in their hands, when their outfits were described to the audience with an announcement made as soon as they stepped on the runway. And while the show's choreography brought us back in time, the Couture offering itself was utterly contemporary. Collection-wise, Rolland went back to basics and showcased his signature styles only - a small offering of 17... Read More

Splash Fashion Xcess Summer’ 16 fashion show

Splash Fashion Xcess Summer’ 16 fashion show

27 Mar 2016

This season we embrace the other end of the style spectrum and celebrate the resurgence of Maximalism. Allowing your eclectic side to break loose, you open up the possibilities to think big and experiment with your sartorial choices. Titled ‘Splash Fashion Xcess’, the Summer 2016 fashion show brought together  color, embellishments, textures  topped with  grunge inspiration.

With two sub stories- Mod Maximalism and Grunge Maximalism taking centrestage, a little bit of everything seems... Read More

Christian Dior Pre Spring 2016

Christian Dior Pre Spring 2016

18 Feb 2016

Following the trend of these croisière collection, after Chanel at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul and Louis Vuitton at the Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs, today Dior chose to showcase its 2016 resort collection at the Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s retro-futuristic mansion designed by Antti Lovag in 1975. Palais Bulles, located between Cannes and Monaco, is considered an architectural utopia in which earth, sky and sea meet, a project (ended in 1984), in which the future is built... Read More

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture FW 2015/16

19 Jan 2016

Frank Sorbier has made a name for himself with his dramatic and poetic fashion shows, which are rather about creative performances than about wearable Couture pieces. And this season was no different, as Sorbier invited his guest to attend a performance in a theater on the right bank of Paris, which was fusing Africa-flavored music with contemporary ballet. Sorbier actually aimed to pay a tribute to the memory and achievements of the defunct Jacques Mouclier with this performance – the... Read More

Alberta Ferretti Pre Spring 2016

09 Dec 2015

Alberta Ferretti 

The collection opens with a series of outfits recalling faraway lands. Precious prints and fabrics appear to be a Western version of Indian and Middle Eastern traditions. Many pieces combine sheer materials with jacquard and floral prints, but there is also room for some safari-like ensembles, featuring sand-coloured jackets and trousers. Evening wear mainly focuses on black and white, clean shapes embellished with understated, couture waistlines and hems, as well as... Read More

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture FW 2015/16

09 Dec 2015

The Breton heritage and the customs and traditions typical of this French region inform this Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection. The designer gives the classic pea coat the couture treatment; these are accompanied, on the runway, by striped maxi skirts, sequined marinière tops, waders, galette or seashell shaped skirts and cylinder hats anchored by a ribbon 

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Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 2015/16

09 Dec 2015

The collection is a tribute to light and stars: jewelled belts seem like shining stars, while evening gowns are embellished with crystals and shimmering appliqués. Tapered tunics exhibit a sensual transparency through corolla skirts exposing the legs, that are sheathed in a pair of cuissardes. Evening gowns feature voluminous skirts and total look colours. Fluid, light fabrics alternate with lavish velvet, while tight, embroidered dresses are paired with tone on tone furs. However, at the... Read More

Playing princess with Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda FW 2015/16

12 Nov 2015

Remember that magical time in childhood when you or your daughter, sister or friend put on all the finery at home such as the silks and the dresses along with the family’s entire heirloom of jewels and paraded before the mirror for an entire day? Dolce & Gabbana pays tribute to this transitory period in a young girl’s life in its much-awaited Alta Moda collection of one-of-a-kind creations exalting the art of haute couture stamped by its signature artistry……

It was also a show... Read More

Moscow Fashion Week

11 Nov 2015

The Opening of 31st Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place on the 21st of October. Russian fashion guru SLAVA ZAITSEV traditionally opened MBFW Russia with the runway show of his new prêt-à-porter de luxe Spring-Summer 2016 collection Life Patterns. The collection featured flowing silhouettes, sharp lines, meticulously elaborated details along with ornamental, geometric and graphic patterns: apparently, the legendary designer decided to explore every possible option.... Read More