Trending: Off-White
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is Off-White and who is Virgil Abloh, you ask? Well, get your facts checked and your...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is Off-White and who is Virgil Abloh, you ask? Well, get your facts checked and your fashionpedia updated as you might miss out on one of today's most promising ready-to-wear talents otherwise. Virgil Abloh is a designer, but a creative multi-tasker first and foremost.   (Régis...
What is Off-White and who is Virgil Abloh, you ask? Well, get your facts checked and your fashionpedia updated as you might miss out on one of today's most promising ready-to-wear talents otherwise. Virgil Abloh is a designer, but a creative multi-tasker first and foremost.   (Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION)   The scope of his work – Abloh is a fashion designer, but also a...
Dissecting The “F” Word
By Jessica Bumpus
A CUP of coffee between shows in Paris and the conversation turns to the only topic it can: what...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
A CUP of coffee between shows in Paris and the conversation turns to the only topic it can: what is going on in fashion right now? And by which we don’t mean hemlines, colours, and cuts. That’s what it used to be about: as simple even as that. Imagine. Now, technology, fast fashion, luxury, new...
A CUP of coffee between shows in Paris and the conversation turns to the only topic it can: what is going on in fashion right now? And by which we don’t mean hemlines, colours, and cuts. That’s what it used to be about: as simple even as that. Imagine. Now, technology, fast fashion, luxury, new names, old names, absent names, new markets, digital markets, demand, and impatience have all made it...
#PFW: See Now Buy Now
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Fashion month is cause for serious wardrobe (re)consideration. And no more so than Autumn/Winter...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Fashion month is cause for serious wardrobe (re)consideration. And no more so than Autumn/Winter 2016 when the whole fashion landscape found itself in flux and a new see-now-buy-now model became one of the biggest “trends” to sweep across the season. So we spent Paris Fashion Week trialling this...
Fashion month is cause for serious wardrobe (re)consideration. And no more so than Autumn/Winter 2016 when the whole fashion landscape found itself in flux and a new see-now-buy-now model became one of the biggest “trends” to sweep across the season. So we spent Paris Fashion Week trialling this – in imaginary terms – to compile our ultimate we’ve-seen-it-we’d-like-to-buy-it-now-please list....
How to Achieve Chanelegance
By Jessica Bumpus
IT was those slingback shoes from Fall/Winter 2015 (the only shoe of the show); it was that...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
IT was those slingback shoes from Fall/Winter 2015 (the only shoe of the show); it was that supermarket dash of a set for Fall/Winter 2014; it was checking ourselves into Chanel airways complete with our Chanel luggage and passport and cosy long-haul travel ensemble; it was the Chanel trainers...
IT was those slingback shoes from Fall/Winter 2015 (the only shoe of the show); it was that supermarket dash of a set for Fall/Winter 2014; it was checking ourselves into Chanel airways complete with our Chanel luggage and passport and cosy long-haul travel ensemble; it was the Chanel trainers that went head to head with Dior’s spangly variation in 2014; and it’s always always been the classic...
#PFW: SEE NOW BUY NOW
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The brands and the pieces we'd like to buy straight from the runway in the third instalment of...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The brands and the pieces we'd like to buy straight from the runway in the third instalment of our catwalk trolley dash in-keeping with fashion's new penchant for seeing now and buying now. If only...     VIDEO | NINA RICCI READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2016 PARIS VIDEO | NINA RICCI...
The brands and the pieces we'd like to buy straight from the runway in the third instalment of our catwalk trolley dash in-keeping with fashion's new penchant for seeing now and buying now. If only...     VIDEO | NINA RICCI READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2016 PARIS VIDEO | NINA RICCI READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2016 PARISDiscover all the looks online now.#NinaRicci #PFW Posted by...
Paris & the Dynamite Dress
By Jessica Bumpus
WHERE London and Milan were about playing dress-up, up up, Paris isn’t interested. Send a damn...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
WHERE London and Milan were about playing dress-up, up up, Paris isn’t interested. Send a damn good dress down the catwalk and the job is done. There are no fairy lights, bells, or whistles required here. Leave the accessories at home and show off the wonder of the one-piece. C’est...
WHERE London and Milan were about playing dress-up, up up, Paris isn’t interested. Send a damn good dress down the catwalk and the job is done. There are no fairy lights, bells, or whistles required here. Leave the accessories at home and show off the wonder of the one-piece. C’est tout.   (Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION)   The point was cemented most poignantly when Guillaume Henry...
Trending: Givenchy's Iconoclasts
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. And...
Riccardo Tisci is a trouble-maker. Since his appointment at the creative helm of Givenchy in 2005, Tisci has been turning the codes and standards of the French heritage house upside down, making Givenchy his own with his culturally loaded women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. And Tisci's collections are indeed worth the praise: the Italian designer has infused a good dose of...
#PFW: see now buy now
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
  In the second instalment of our see-now-buy-now shopping list at Paris Fashion Week, see who...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
  In the second instalment of our see-now-buy-now shopping list at Paris Fashion Week, see who and what has made the grade when it comes to our imaginary and premature seasonal trolley dash.      (Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION)   Chloé There are certain brands for...
  In the second instalment of our see-now-buy-now shopping list at Paris Fashion Week, see who and what has made the grade when it comes to our imaginary and premature seasonal trolley dash.      (Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION)   Chloé There are certain brands for whom the idea of a “girl” – or “woman” – really does exist. And Chloe is one of them. Clare Waight...
What does Paris mean?
By Jessica Bumpus
FIVE days of shows down (with old, new, emerging, and hyped names among them) and it’s the ideal...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
FIVE days of shows down (with old, new, emerging, and hyped names among them) and it’s the ideal time to check in and see what the lay of the Paris land is. What does it mean now? Front row this week and talk quickly turned to the early arrival of certain editors at the beginning of Paris when...
FIVE days of shows down (with old, new, emerging, and hyped names among them) and it’s the ideal time to check in and see what the lay of the Paris land is. What does it mean now? Front row this week and talk quickly turned to the early arrival of certain editors at the beginning of Paris when in the past we’ve been used to seeing them show up maybe for Lanvin, definitely for Dior, checking...
Paris: in the interim... From Lanvin to Dior
By Jessica Bumpus
INTERIM collections, they're proving to be a bit of a thing in Paris. Lanvin showed for the first...
By Jessica Bumpus
INTERIM collections, they're proving to be a bit of a thing in Paris. Lanvin showed for the first time sans Alber (Chemena Kamali and Lucio Finale steering the ship for the time being) and Dior showed its first ready-to-wear collection without a designated "name" at the helm – though we had...
INTERIM collections, they're proving to be a bit of a thing in Paris. Lanvin showed for the first time sans Alber (Chemena Kamali and Lucio Finale steering the ship for the time being) and Dior showed its first ready-to-wear collection without a designated "name" at the helm – though we had already experienced this same set-up during couture as seven design team members took the bow following...
Trending: Welcome to the VETEMENTS-mania!
By Elisabeta Tudor
Unless you've been living under a rock without any contact with the human species (or unless...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Unless you've been living under a rock without any contact with the human species (or unless you're not really interested in fashion – but if you read this, we assume that you are), you can't possibly have missed the VETEMENTS phenomenon.     Labelled as the next Martin Margiela by...
Unless you've been living under a rock without any contact with the human species (or unless you're not really interested in fashion – but if you read this, we assume that you are), you can't possibly have missed the VETEMENTS phenomenon.     Labelled as the next Martin Margiela by his peers and by the media, Demna Gvasalia, founder and creative director of the much-hyped women's...
Backstage talk: Manish Arora – French knighthood
By Elisabeta Tudor
Backstage after his runway show, Manish Arora was in a joyful mood. And he had plenty of good...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Backstage after his runway show, Manish Arora was in a joyful mood. And he had plenty of good reasons to celebrate: not only did he offer another beautifully executed and outlandish womenswear collection the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season, but he also celebrated his recent appointment as Chevalier de...
Backstage after his runway show, Manish Arora was in a joyful mood. And he had plenty of good reasons to celebrate: not only did he offer another beautifully executed and outlandish womenswear collection the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season, but he also celebrated his recent appointment as Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur.   Manish Arora ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 2016...
#PFW: See Now Buy Now
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The last season in which the shows will work in the way we (the fashion press and those who take...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
The last season in which the shows will work in the way we (the fashion press and those who take an interest outside of them) traditionally know them to, next season will see the first play-out of the new see-now-buy-now system, as instigated by Burberry and Tom Ford. Where they have gone, many...
The last season in which the shows will work in the way we (the fashion press and those who take an interest outside of them) traditionally know them to, next season will see the first play-out of the new see-now-buy-now system, as instigated by Burberry and Tom Ford. Where they have gone, many others have followed. Of course, not every fashion house is adopting said framework. But if they were...
Digesting Milan Fashion Week: The End!
By Jessica Bumpus
Prada’s Pirates: If only taking to the high seas could be like this. It was one of those Prada...
By Jessica Bumpus
Prada’s Pirates: If only taking to the high seas could be like this. It was one of those Prada collections that had us from the first look – a corset worn on the outside; a jaunty sailor hat perched atop the head; harlequin tights; bejewelled booties; and layers of layers of both meaning (a...
Prada’s Pirates: If only taking to the high seas could be like this. It was one of those Prada collections that had us from the first look – a corset worn on the outside; a jaunty sailor hat perched atop the head; harlequin tights; bejewelled booties; and layers of layers of both meaning (a comment on the facets of a woman’s personality) and clothes. In reality, the first two fashion mentions...
Milan’s Costume Drama: Miss Havisham Versus Norma Desmond
By Jessica Bumpus
WHEN you’re confronted with a catwalk laden with upturned pseudo-antique furniture and then...
By Jessica Bumpus
WHEN you’re confronted with a catwalk laden with upturned pseudo-antique furniture and then greeted by burning ball gowns (they steamed as they sauntered down said catwalk) and a stream of singed sequins, you can’t help but wonder whose fashion home you’ve accidentally stumbled upon: that of...
WHEN you’re confronted with a catwalk laden with upturned pseudo-antique furniture and then greeted by burning ball gowns (they steamed as they sauntered down said catwalk) and a stream of singed sequins, you can’t help but wonder whose fashion home you’ve accidentally stumbled upon: that of Great Expectations’ Miss Havisham or Sunset Boulevard’s Norma Desmond (both great style protagonists)....