The tree of life is the starting point for the Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Maison. This Dior collection is composed of a series of pieces through which folkloric imaginations resonate.
A vision that freely invests several models thanks to the profusion of embroidery, made of cotton threads, silk and rope. The shades of beige are sometimes punctuated by a touch of black or blue. These embroideries are... Read More
Continuing the label's story, Kristina Fidelskaya is proud to present her Autumn / Winter 2022 collection, named “In Silence”, inspired by a state of mind, a moment of silence. In the absence of speech, stillness forms, and clarity emerges – beauty becomes clearer. Beauty does not need to show off, does not compete, does not need to be in a rush – beauty is not loud. The allure of sonance is taken over by the serenity of delicate quietness.
The Autumn / Winter 2022’s looks are an ode... Read More
Kors leaned into what he does best, classic tailoring for dressing up during day, draped and asymmetrically cut jersey sequin gowns, dynamic knits, and lots and lots of statement outerwear.
“When I think about New York, it’s the stride, it’s always the stride,” said Michael Kors, previewing his fall collection about stepping out and turning heads.
Kors shifted his show to the evening hours this season, and enlisted Miguel to warm up the crowd. He got toes tapping, including... Read More
For the Fall 2022 Dior Men’s Collection, artistic director of menswear Kim Jones draws inspiration from an epochal figure, the author Jack Kerouac – a man who shifted writing as seismically as Christian Dior changed fashion.
Kerouac’s second Novel, ‘On the Road’, is widely agreed to be the defining work of the beat generation. published in 1957, the year of Christian Dior’s passing, it marked a new era for his métier, just as Dior’s debut ten years earlier had, in turn, for his.... Read More
The body, that of women in particular, is both a matter of fact and a cultural construct, of which beauty canons change over time, imposing now tense verticality, now soft horizontality, celebrating certain parts of the anatomy over others. In the system of Haute Couture this drive to idealization materializes in the body of the house model, on which everything is designed and built, becoming real while remaining an abstraction.
Driven by the urgency of rethinking the rituals and... Read More
By definition, haute couture is handmade, from start to finish. The labor-intensive process is hidden in the details, and to the untrained eye, all there is to see is exquisite runway plastered with detailed embroidery, fancy embellishments, and expertise in textile manipulation. But what we rarely think about is the time that goes into it. These made-to-measure designer items are akin to art, and many belong in a museum. For Dior’s spring-summer 2022 haute couture collection, sometimes it... Read More
Time stands still – a wave of consciousness overcomes you like the rising tide over a vast stretch of glistening sand. In a rush, like an undulation of emotions, the ripples of the waves crash creating a beautiful chaos, as the golden shores glimmer in the sunlight. A wild torrent of feelings, layers becoming undone – swept away with a serene calmness, into the now.
Barefoot on mid-August’s burnt grass, to the touch of softening leather car seats of a drop-top vintage convertible... Read More
The stars were out in more ways than one at Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2022 ready-to-wear show, set upon the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. — The place where stars like Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, and Judy Garland are immortalized with cemented handprints – Alessandro Michele hosted a bevy of A-listers, fashion insiders, and influencers to enjoy his “Love Parade,” which essentially paid homage to some of the people who made Hollywood,... Read More
Glenn Martens unveils his vision of Gaultier haute couture – the second designer to do so, after Chitose Abe of Sacai last season – Martens was doing what he does so well: exuding grace and humor under pressure. And make no mistake, the pressure is indeed on. “Apparently, with couture, you finish it the minute before it goes on the runway,” Martens said, with a laugh. “So, we are a bit stressed, but not for the first time.”
One of the looks he was furiously working on, viewed courtesy... Read More
It's finally here: Matthew M. Williams official runway debut for Givenchy. After having to debut and show the past few collections under remote settings, the Givenchy spring/summer 2022 runway show was the first full taste of a Williams production, complete with a live audience. And it was hardly a disappointment.
Young Thug provided the music to the entire show – a mix of previously unreleased tracks as well as songs from his upcoming album – while artist Josh Smith helped amp up the... Read More