ACNE studios SS18

PFW SS18: Acne Studios

AN ECLECTIC MIX of patterns, pastels, silks and suits makes for an Acne Studios SS18 that is thrift- shop chic, a mix-and-match jumble of modes. Sampling the ‘70s through pinstripes, snakeskin flairs and high-s...
Balenciaga SS18

PFW SS18: Balenciaga

MORE is more at the Balenciaga SS18 show. Firstly, to discuss the unexpected Croc’s collaboration … although likely to be seen styled out by Rihanna somewhere, somehow, this is perhaps taking the ugly shoe tren...
OFF WHITE SS18

PFW SS18: Off-White

PRINCESS DIANA, muse to many, missed by most. Princess Diana, muse to Virgil Abloh, inspiration for Off-White's SS18 collection. Potentially the biggest risk-taking hybridising of styles of the current decade t...
Kenzo SS18

PFW SS18: Kenzo

DEFINING urban jungle, Kenzo returns to its roots as the SS18 collection boasts its multi-heritage origins in new-fashioned ways. Wild with bamboo prints, dark and red denims moulded into traditional Asian-styl...

PFW SS18: Lanvin

WITH only 40 days to create his collection, Olivier Lapidus showed at Paris Fashion week as the new creative director of Lanvin. Expectations were high for Lapidus, after the departure from two other creative d...
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PFW SS18: Saint Laurent

IN tribute with a capital T to the true Yves Saint Laurent girl, Anthony Vaccarello’s SS18 collection felt touched by the spirit of the recently departed Pierre Bergé. This was the first show the long-time busi...
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PFW AW17: Chanel

SPACE is the final frontier – and one for which fashion has always had a continuing fascination. Given that Karl Lagerfeld is far and away the master of dramatic presentation, it is fitting that he chose space ...
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PFW AW17: Mugler

DAVID Koma is now designing entirely for a Mugler woman that is very much à la mode. At Paris Fashion Week this season the brand’s creative director was finally able to delve into the house’s essence and resurr...
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PFW AW17: Balenciaga

DEMNA Gvasalia continued his rule of the roost in matters of cool at the Balenciaga AW17 catwalk show in Paris. Starting with a bang by warping clothing directly on the body, cumbersome leather and woollen chec...
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PWF AW17: Dior

EMPOWERMENT is a word that evokes images of suffragettes in white or, more recently, hundreds of thousands of people marching in protest. In the hands of Maria Grazia Chiuri in her latest ready-to-wear collecti...
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PFW AW17: Kenzo

KENZO’S creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim made a politically motivated call-back to the brand’s maverick fashion milestones for AW17. By showing us what Kenzo Takada achieved as a designer who soug...