THE INTERVIEW | Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut forges a new look based on three fundamental elements: couture, pop and sport. A nod to Monsieur Dior and the other great designers who over the years have built the image of this iconic brand....
Dio(r)evolution. The next step for the Dior woman starts with this mantra. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut forges a new look based on three fundamental elements: couture, pop and sport. A nod to Monsieur Dior and the other great designers who over the years have built the image of this iconic brand.  “I thought about being a woman who, for the first time, has this opportunity and who must speak to...
THE INTERVIEW | Junya Watanabe
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics....
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics. Lines. Colours. Prints. Patterns. Renowned partnerships with other brands. Today they tread Junya Watanabe’s catwalk, in his shows that ooze determination. Tomorrow they become an inspiration for the...
An antenna that captures signals from the future and can describe what will happen. Fabrics. Lines. Colours. Prints. Patterns. Renowned partnerships with other brands. Today they tread Junya Watanabe’s catwalk, in his shows that ooze determination. Tomorrow they become an inspiration for the entire fashion system. With a mechanism that gets lost in translation. There’s no need for too many...
Dior's New New Look: The Verdict
By Jessica Bumpus
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man –...
By Jessica Bumpus
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man – stayed (for a bit); then Raf Simons was brought in and everything was fine. Until he left. And one of the biggest jobs in fashion was up for grabs, yet again – a design team duo led by Lucie Meier...
The house of Dior has been through a bit. John Galliano went, Bill Gaytten – his right-hand man – stayed (for a bit); then Raf Simons was brought in and everything was fine. Until he left. And one of the biggest jobs in fashion was up for grabs, yet again – a design team duo led by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux stepping in, and doing so incredibly well at that, during the interim. And then...
The Many Personalities of Paris: Which One Is You?
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it sitting on a foam cube in a cult street-sports scene (Off/White). And somewhere between that traverse the future’s answer to streetwear (Paco Rabanne); fall down a rainbow-filled rabbit hole (Manish...
It’s amazing how you can start the day in a beautiful relaxed bohemian daze (Chloe) and end it sitting on a foam cube in a cult street-sports scene (Off/White). And somewhere between that traverse the future’s answer to streetwear (Paco Rabanne); fall down a rainbow-filled rabbit hole (Manish Arora); see the new state of sexy courtesy of fashion’s most social style master, Olivier Rousteing at...
Paris In The Beginning….
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days,...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days, plus Friday because of Dior. What you want to be doing is getting yourself here from the outset. Because the beginning of the week is rife with exciting new names and brands that are doing something...
It’s become universally known that Paris Fashion Week is no longer just about the last few days, plus Friday because of Dior. What you want to be doing is getting yourself here from the outset. Because the beginning of the week is rife with exciting new names and brands that are doing something different, this is where you’ll find those that compete with London for creativity and eccentricity –...
The One To Watch: Neith Nyer
By Elisabeta Tudor
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris....
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris. "You do not talk about Fight Club," joked Francisco Terra when discussing his Spring/Summer 2017 collection backstage. And indeed, there was no need to talk about it, as the runway would speak for...
"What's the first rule of Fight Club?" an editor asked backstage at the Neith Nyer show in Paris. "You do not talk about Fight Club," joked Francisco Terra when discussing his Spring/Summer 2017 collection backstage. And indeed, there was no need to talk about it, as the runway would speak for itself. Sporting an energetic mix of gender-bending outfits that made nods to various subcultures,...
Vionnet: Time For Your Close-Up
By Jessica Bumpus
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This...
By Jessica Bumpus
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This is a photograph of the South of France,” she points out backstage, minus 25 minutes before show time. Girls line up, make-up shots are taken, a run-through happens, and it’s impossible to navigate...
Goga Ashkenazi wants you to take a closer look at the house of Vionnet. A much closer look. “This is a photograph of the South of France,” she points out backstage, minus 25 minutes before show time. Girls line up, make-up shots are taken, a run-through happens, and it’s impossible to navigate the warren of the preparation bunker as the countdown continues.    Vionnet Fashion Show...
THE INTERVIEW | Dries Van Noten
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten,...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten, to open up a universe where everything matches effortlessly, with the style and elegance that is in the Antwerp-born designer’s DNA. Creative freedom that allows him to fly between art and music,...
Freedom. This first, fundamental word is the key to understanding the world of Dries Van Noten, to open up a universe where everything matches effortlessly, with the style and elegance that is in the Antwerp-born designer’s DNA. Creative freedom that allows him to fly between art and music, design and dance, travel and food and history and the younger generations. And freedom to grow in a...
How To Get Italian Style?
By Jessica Bumpus
Ask anyone what Milan means when it comes to fashion and the answer is pretty much the same....
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Ask anyone what Milan means when it comes to fashion and the answer is pretty much the same. “Milan has always been the more ‘serious’ and ‘traditional’ city for runway shows. It guarantees top quality from brands with the more independent designers being in the minority,” offers stylist Grace...
Ask anyone what Milan means when it comes to fashion and the answer is pretty much the same. “Milan has always been the more ‘serious’ and ‘traditional’ city for runway shows. It guarantees top quality from brands with the more independent designers being in the minority,” offers stylist Grace Lam, a former fashion editor at Vogue China. Her sentiment is re-iterated by Caren Downie, brand...
Milan: Let’s Get Waist-ed & More
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s safe to say that Milan has felt the Vetements effect alright: dishevelled shirts and...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s safe to say that Milan has felt the Vetements effect alright: dishevelled shirts and oversized Balenciaga shapes in their plenty on offer for Spring/Summer 2017 – in fact, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a brand that hasn’t in some way or another been influenced, whether they realise it or...
It’s safe to say that Milan has felt the Vetements effect alright: dishevelled shirts and oversized Balenciaga shapes in their plenty on offer for Spring/Summer 2017 – in fact, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a brand that hasn’t in some way or another been influenced, whether they realise it or not. But that aside, there’s been another trend one simply couldn’t ignore. The waist. Belting it;...
The Catwalk and the Social Media Hussle
By Sofia Celeste
Fashion shows nowadays keep journalists busy with more than just their moleskins and a pen. The...
By Sofia Celeste
Fashion shows nowadays keep journalists busy with more than just their moleskins and a pen. The lights dim and the show kicks off – smartphones are aglow, snapping, filming, hashtagging...anticipating every next moment.   Season after season, the runway is becoming just as much a feast for the...
Fashion shows nowadays keep journalists busy with more than just their moleskins and a pen. The lights dim and the show kicks off – smartphones are aglow, snapping, filming, hashtagging...anticipating every next moment.   Season after season, the runway is becoming just as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the camera lens, especially with new social media windows like Instagram’s new...
Meeting Milan’s Happiest Man: Arthur Arbesser
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s something of a universal acknowledgment in fashion that Arthur Arbesser is a really great...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s something of a universal acknowledgment in fashion that Arthur Arbesser is a really great guy. He boasts a firm handshake, is full of beans, has great curly hair, and always seems to have a smile on his face. Plus he seems to have one of the speediest end-of-show runs we’ve seen – so much...
It’s something of a universal acknowledgment in fashion that Arthur Arbesser is a really great guy. He boasts a firm handshake, is full of beans, has great curly hair, and always seems to have a smile on his face. Plus he seems to have one of the speediest end-of-show runs we’ve seen – so much so, in fact, that we slightly worried he might fall over! But luckily, for him and for us, he didn’t....
Milan and the Pirate Invasion
By Sofia Celeste
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the...
By Sofia Celeste
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the foreign competition – let’s just say that the pirates, through the support of Milan’s fashion leaders, may have saved Milan’s ready-to-wear shows from becoming Paris’ wallflower little...
When a nation is vulnerable, that's when the invaders come. And while the locals may bemoan the foreign competition – let’s just say that the pirates, through the support of Milan’s fashion leaders, may have saved Milan’s ready-to-wear shows from becoming Paris’ wallflower little sister.    Arthur Arbesser Women Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 in Milan   An...
Vanotti on Being Compared to Armani
By Sofia Celeste
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the...
By Sofia Celeste
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the Lucio Vanotti Spring/Summer 2017 show where half the models swept by silently in white socks.    Lucio Vanotti Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Milan   Known for his...
Drops of water falling into a metal pan on the runway created a slow, smooth staccato at the Lucio Vanotti Spring/Summer 2017 show where half the models swept by silently in white socks.    Lucio Vanotti Fashion Show Ready-to-wear Collection Spring Summer 2017 Milan   Known for his minimalist urban fashions, the Bergamo native stuck to a monochrome color theme and Japanese-inspired...
Pausing For Thought at Bottega And Beyond
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the...
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the earthiest rainbow colour palette of a parade, a great call list of names (Lauren Hutton closed the show with Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, and Eva Herzigová, as well as Anna Cleveland). Tomas Maier took...
There was a wonderful moment this morning when, post an epic Bottega Veneta show that gave us the earthiest rainbow colour palette of a parade, a great call list of names (Lauren Hutton closed the show with Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, and Eva Herzigová, as well as Anna Cleveland). Tomas Maier took his bow and his entire team of creators and craft makers joined him. The atelier. The rest of Bottega...