For wunderkind designer Demna Gvasalia the search for glamour leads through his worst nightmares, with the Georgia-born creator projecting the trauma of his past onto Balenciaga's Paris fashion week show. Models -- in square-shouldered jackets and tight mini dresses -- walked through a curved mirrored […]

In a city yet to name a back alley after Coco Chanel, Parisians stepped out Sunday to do their organic shopping at a street market named after fashion designer Sonia Rykiel. Hours earlier the city's mayor Anne Hidalgo -- something of a fashionista herself -- had declared Allee Sonya Rykiel open, with […]

OPINION London - The collective goodwill and hopeful anticipation the entire fashion industry held for Hedi Slimane’s new dawn at Celine was quashed from the very first look. Outraged editors, loyal Philophiles and any one with an opinion - cue all of Instagram - collectively panned Slimane’s Celine […]

Superstar designer Hedi Slimane declared that black is back Friday as he returned to the Paris catwalk after a two-year absence to revolutionise Celine. With his two biggest fans, Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld, sitting next to each other in the front row, Slimane drew a pitch-black portrait of his hometown […]

San Francisco ’s de Young Museum has opened the first major exhibit to highlight the growing modest fashion market. Contemporary Muslim Fashions explores the evolution of dress throughout the Muslim world with clothing displays, video installations and photography. There are also creations from both […]

OVERVIEWNow that we’ve said “ciao” to Milan Fashion Week and moved on to Paris, it’s time to look back at the main takeaways from the Italian catwalks. These are Milan’s main trends, according to a report by retail technology company Edited. As in New York, burnt orange, dark red and royal blue appeared […]

London-based womenswear label Deborah Lyons staged its debut catwalk collection aboard the Eurostar from London to Paris, featuring models wearing her spring/summer 2019 walking down the aisle of the moving train. The British designer transformed ‘carriage 13’ into the Orient Express, complete with […]

OPINION Serving up unpredictability, freshness, and provocation, Paris Fashion Week continues to cast a shadow over Milan, London, and New York. Its runways reveal much of what we’ve seen over this fashion month to be nothing but expensive clothes, just more stuff. In the era of landfills, labor abuses, […]

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