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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...
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PFW SS17: Sonia Rykiel

THESonia Rykiel SS17 show at Paris Fashion Week was done in tribute to the late French designer who the industry lost due to complications from Parkinson’s disease on August 25, at age 86. Imparting je ne sais ...
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PFW SS17: Chanel

KARL Lagerfeld has always been one for the latest best thing. For SS17 that was tech. Lagerfeld, in a way only imagined by him and imaginable through the vehicle that is Chanel, manifested tech literally by sen...
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PFW SS17: Mugler

EACH season since his creative director role at Mugler began, David Koma has continued in the tradition of the brand to give each collection it puts out a hook. Usually vaguely thematic – though curtailed to ou...
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PFW SS17: Nina Ricci

PURPLE reigned at Guillaume Henry’s SS17 offering for Nina Ricci. Perhaps a tribute from an enthusiastic fan of Prince who just happens to have an atelier through which to express his emotions, or perhaps Henry...
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PFW SS17: Balenciaga

DEMNA Gvasalia’s raved over reinterpretation of Balenciaga for the fashion history books was instigated again for SS17 by the Georgian designer. Looking back, and then fundamentally forth, to Cristobel’s coutur...
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PFW SS17: Valentino

VALENTINO, since 2008 the result of a design duo acclaimed for stylish synergy, is now a one-man show. Pier Paulo Piccioli is that man – the sole creative director whose partner in cloth since around about the ...
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PFW SS17: Issey Miyake

FOR PFW SS17, Issey Miyake’s collection was bright bold and brash. Creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamea, inspired by the vivacity of living, filled this season’s collection with colour-blocked Kabuki. ...
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PFW SS17: Dior

IT WAS Dior Couture’s Chief Executive Sidney Toledano who hinted back in July soon after Maria Grazia Chiuri was appointed Creative Director of the brand that the world should “expect a new Dior”. After receivi...
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PFW SS17: Rick Owens

DARKNESS descended on the Rick Owens SS17 show in Paris this week. Staged in a coiling stone vault, the models upheld the same bold walk as seen in previous collections – again with human deterioration in mind,...
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PFW SS17: Saint Laurent

PARIS Fashion Week, SS17 – a season that will go down in fashion history as expectation rises in anticipation of how three of the fashion capital’s most high-profile houses will measure up under new creative di...