Kenzo Spring/Summer 2017

PFW SS17: Kenzo

REFLECTING on the Kenzo Takada collection of 1977, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon take us back to studio 54 in this Kenzo SS17 collection. Celebrating the euphoria of cultures, the show space was occupied with hum...
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PFW SS17: Louis Vuitton

SO Nicolas Ghesquière got the ‘80s bug too. Strong shoulders, power-dressing in the form of tailored suits, asymmetric jersey dresses, pointy boots, dramatic makeup, black leather, chunky gold jewellery and a v...
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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: Givenchy

SET among the d’Histoire Naturelle grounds, Givenchy SS17 took a futuristic approach to its ambiance and open-air surroundings – creating one of the most picture-perfect locations, that Paris Fashion Week has s...
Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2017

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: 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...
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PFW SS17: Lanvin

BOUCHRA Jarrar presented her first runway show for Lanvin for PFW SS17 – after having already presented an earlier Resort collection – which she staged against the backdrop of Salon de l‘Hôtel de Ville with a b...
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PFW AW16: Valentino

BALLET, movement and living in the moment – that was the inspiration behind Valentino’s AW16 collection. And the audience was most definitely living in the moment when seeing this dream of a collection parading...