Gaultier postponing Sacai couture collection
With the couture shows now cancelled, Jean Paul Gaultier has had to delay Sacai designer Chitose Abe guest designing his next collection. Abe will now unveil her collection for Gaultier next January during the planned next couture season. Couture Week was one of several Fashion Week's to be cancelled thanks to coronavirus, in addition to Paris...
Mar 30, 2020
Paris Men's and Haute Couture Week cancelled
The board of directors of the Fédération de la haute couture et de la Mode have cancelled Paris Men's Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week as coronavirus continues to ground international travel and plague France. Just today, the country's prime minister warned of an extremely high surge in coronavirus cases. Paris upcoming shows cancelled due to...
Mar 27, 2020
Haute couture turns back on fur, both real and fake
Something rather significant was missing from the Paris haute couture shows which wrapped up on Wednesday night -- fur. Beyond the guest appearance of American designer Ralph Rucci, there was none of the luxuriantly sensual mink, fox or sable that for decades defined the autumn winter collections of the elite Paris shows. More significant still,...
Jul 4, 2019
Fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier says he could go back on fur ban
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier said Wednesday he could go back to using fur if he could be sure it was entirely traceable. The flamboyant creator announced in November he was renouncing fur, a move hailed as a major victory by animal rights groups like PETA who have previously tried to disrupt one of his shows and occupied his Paris...
Jul 4, 2019
Video: Ziad Nakad's SS19 Haute Couture show
Ziad Nakad | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019. Source: FF Channel, YouTube.
Jan 23, 2019
Paris Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 Round Up
Paris Haute Couture fashion week Autumn/Winter 2017, if anything signified a shift in the fashion industry. As seasons continue to blur, this edition saw a host of ready-to-wear designers invited to show on schedule, in addition to menswear and womenswear being presented side by side, raising the question - is this the start of a fashion...
Jul 6, 2017
Look: Iris Van Herpen, the profound couturist shows her AW17 couture collection
Iris van Herpen, the unique avant-garde designer presented her autumn/winter 2017 couture collection in Paris on Monday. Inspired by water and air, and the fluidity of both - the designer collaborated with Danish ensemble Between Music. The group used instruments and sang while submerged in tanks of water. The perfect collaboration to accompany...
Jul 4, 2017
Paris haute couture extended by extra day
The French haute couture calendar has been extended with an extra day to accommodate a busy schedule. The autumn winter 2017/18 collections will begin Sunday, July 2 and end on Thursday July 6. The last day will be dedicated to haute jewellery. There are several debuts to the official couture calender this season, including the opening catwalk...
Jun 30, 2017
Haute Couture Week names guest designers
Moscow-based socialite and fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko and Holland-based Ilja have been elected as new guest members to the couture calendar in Paris this July, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has confirmed. Ulyana Sergeenko has been showing her signature couture line off calendar in Paris since July 2012, and has become known...
Apr 20, 2015