Fashion

Dior Couture: an ode to Josephine Baker

Dior Couture: an ode to Josephine Baker

21 Jun 2023

Ever since she first exploded on the Parisian scene in the 1920s, Josephine Baker has been a muse to artists of all types: Whether on screen or on stage, through the written word or the sculptor’s hand, her life has been mined for inspiration time and again over the past century.

So, the only thing surprising about Maria Grazia Chiuri dedicating Christian Dior’s spring 2023 haute couture collection to Baker is that it’s taken the designer this long in her own seven-year tenure at the... Read More

Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection

Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection

22 Mar 2023

For Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection, Virginie Viyard and Xavier Veilhan headed to Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, Rue Cambon and found inspiration in the collection of objects, sculptures, drawings representing lions, does, stags, birds and camels displayed at this emblematic address. Reinterpreting the apartment’s bestiary in an exquisite way fit for a Couture collection, this world of animals came to life through embroideries on short tweed suits and coat dresses,... Read More

Galeries Lafayette takes on the Mediterranean Vibes for the SS23 collection

Galeries Lafayette takes on the Mediterranean Vibes for the SS23 collection

03 Mar 2023

This season, Galeries Lafayette embraces the charm of the stunning coastlines, rich cultures, diverse trends and with its latest campaign, “Mediterranean Vibes”. Embark with us on a journey into the cities of sun and sand where hidden treasures, scents, and art collide to craft the diverse and multicultural richness of the Mediterranean coast.

Galeries Lafayette has always been a leader in fashion and style and will remain ahead of the curve in innovations and trends. The SS23... Read More

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023

13 Feb 2023

In 1308, the poet Dante Alighieri began what would be his masterwork, The Divine Comedy, a 14,233-line poem divided into three books: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

We all know this work, by name if not by heart. And yet when I revisited it recently, I was struck by something I’d missed when I first encountered it—not the horror of hell that Dante conjures so vividly, nor the sense of despair that overcomes you as you descend further and further into the realm—but by how the story... Read More

Giorgio Armani Neve AW 2022/23 collection presented with a snow in St. Moritz

Giorgio Armani Neve AW 2022/23 collection presented with a snow in St. Moritz

13 Dec 2022

The Giorgio Armani Neve AW 2022/23 was presented in St. Moritz on 10th of December with a show held at the space in front of the Olympia

Stadium, the historic and evocative setting for two editions of the Winter Olympic Games (1928 and 1948), located just minutes from the city. The distinctive design perfectly matches the brand's style, making the space a natural theatre for the show and amplifying the surrounding scenery thanks to the existing structure with wooden seats, an external... Read More

The tree of life in Dior's Haute Couture FW22

The tree of life in Dior's Haute Couture FW22

12 Dec 2022

The tree of life is the starting point for the Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Maison. This Dior collection is composed of a series of pieces through which folkloric imaginations resonate.

A vision that freely invests several models thanks to the profusion of embroidery, made of cotton threads, silk and rope. The shades of beige are sometimes punctuated by a touch of black or blue. These embroideries are... Read More

Kristina Fidelskaya AW22 collection inspired by a moment of silence

Kristina Fidelskaya AW22 collection inspired by a moment of silence

12 Dec 2022

Continuing the label's story, Kristina Fidelskaya is proud to present her Autumn / Winter 2022 collection, named “In Silence”, inspired by a state of mind, a moment of silence.  In the absence of speech, stillness forms, and clarity emerges – beauty becomes clearer. Beauty does not need to show off, does not compete, does not need to be in a rush – beauty is not loud. The allure of sonance is taken over by the serenity of delicate quietness.

The Autumn / Winter 2022’s looks are an ode... Read More

Michael Kors Fall 2022: A lot of statement outerwear

Michael Kors Fall 2022: A lot of statement outerwear

06 Oct 2022

Kors leaned into what he does best, classic tailoring for dressing up during day, draped and asymmetrically cut jersey sequin gowns, dynamic knits, and lots and lots of statement outerwear.

“When I think about New York, it’s the stride, it’s always the stride,” said Michael Kors, previewing his fall collection about stepping out and turning heads.

Kors shifted his show to the evening hours this season, and enlisted Miguel to warm up the crowd. He got toes tapping, including... Read More

A celebration of Dior's ceaseless imagination

A celebration of Dior's ceaseless imagination

04 Jul 2022

For the Fall 2022 Dior Men’s Collection, artistic director of menswear Kim Jones draws inspiration from an epochal figure, the author Jack Kerouac – a man who shifted writing as seismically as Christian Dior changed fashion.

Kerouac’s second Novel, ‘On the Road’, is widely agreed to be the defining work of the beat generation. published in 1957, the year of Christian Dior’s passing, it marked a new era for his métier, just as Dior’s debut ten years earlier had, in turn, for his.

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Valentino: Anatomy of Couture

Valentino: Anatomy of Couture

27 May 2022

The body, that of women in particular, is both a matter of fact and a cultural construct, of which beauty canons change over time, imposing now tense verticality, now soft horizontality, celebrating certain parts of the anatomy over others. In the system of Haute Couture this drive to idealization materializes in the body of the house model, on which everything is designed and built, becoming real while remaining an abstraction.

Driven by the urgency of rethinking the rituals and... Read More

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