For Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection, Virginie Viyard and Xavier Veilhan headed to Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, Rue Cambon and found inspiration in the collection of objects, sculptures, drawings representing lions, does, stags, birds and camels displayed at this emblematic address. Reinterpreting the apartment’s bestiary in an exquisite way fit for a Couture collection, this world of animals came to life through embroideries on short tweed suits and coat dresses,... Read More
This season, Galeries Lafayette embraces the charm of the stunning coastlines, rich cultures, diverse trends and with its latest campaign, “Mediterranean Vibes”. Embark with us on a journey into the cities of sun and sand where hidden treasures, scents, and art collide to craft the diverse and multicultural richness of the Mediterranean coast.
Galeries Lafayette has always been a leader in fashion and style and will remain ahead of the curve in innovations and trends. The SS23... Read More
In 1308, the poet Dante Alighieri began what would be his masterwork, The Divine Comedy, a 14,233-line poem divided into three books: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
We all know this work, by name if not by heart. And yet when I revisited it recently, I was struck by something I’d missed when I first encountered it—not the horror of hell that Dante conjures so vividly, nor the sense of despair that overcomes you as you descend further and further into the realm—but by how the story... Read More
The Giorgio Armani Neve AW 2022/23 was presented in St. Moritz on 10th of December with a show held at the space in front of the Olympia
Stadium, the historic and evocative setting for two editions of the Winter Olympic Games (1928 and 1948), located just minutes from the city. The distinctive design perfectly matches the brand's style, making the space a natural theatre for the show and amplifying the surrounding scenery thanks to the existing structure with wooden seats, an external... Read More
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