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New York Fashion Week Highlights & Reviews

New York Fashion Week show reviews for fall/winter 2017 collections. It’s that time again: New York Fashion Week has returned to the city for more than a week of runway shows, presentations and beyond.The twice-annual fashion event runs through Feb. 16. Christian Siriano(Credit: Getty Images for New York Fashion Week / Slaven Vlasic) For years,…

Calvin Klein Makes Bold Anti Trump Statement At New York Fashion Week

With the help of David Bowie’s infamous song “This is Not America,” designer Raf Simons made a pointed message during his debut collection for Calvin Klein at New York Fashion week. Solis sent a model down the runway wearing underwear with the words “Fuck your wall” written on the back of them. Other pieces featured messages…

John Galliano Cites Selfie & Social Media Culture for his Maison Margiela collection at the Paris Couture Week.

Former Dior designer John Galliano cited social media and the selfie generation as inspiration for his latest Maison Margiela collection, unveiled at the Paris Couture Week. John Galliano’s affinity for the grandiose has defined his career awlays and Galliano had many things to say during his Maison Margiela Couture Spring 2017 showing.In addition to the usual craftsmanship…

“Vetements” Catwalk their Unconventional Clothes at Paris Couture Week

It’s couture but not as we know it.The wholly unconventional house “Vetements” — French for “clothes” — has been making waves ever since it burst onto the Paris Fashion Week scene.It’s a must-have brand and already a staple for self-respecting fashionistas. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA Photograph: WWD/REX/Shutterstock Tuesday saw an edgy, almost anti-couture, display that featured…

Alexis Mabille Brings in Monarch Styled Dresses at Paris Couture Week

For a designer that once told us his dream is to dress Queen Elizabeth, Alexis Mabille seemed to be making a direct plea with a collection topped by diamond crowns. Though Mabille’s signature bright colors are also favored by the queen, much of this collection wouldn’t pass the monarch’s muster. Some of the looks were more lingerie than luxe, in…

Alexandre Vauthier Showcases at Paris Haute Couture Week

A couture collection that sends out pairs of jeans as lead looks is certainly bucking convention, especially after the conservative craftsmanship of Chanel and Armani. But Vauthier is couture’s bad boy, cutting barely-there minis so very micro that the audience, seated below the mirrored runway, had a clear view of some models’ white undies.The bright…

Armani Goes East at Paris Couture Week

It was all about peaked shoulders and 1970s glamour for fashion icon Giorgio Armani’s Prive couture show.Asian styles and loose, silken silhouettes influenced the collection that warmed frozen guests with its bright colour palette.Saturated oranges and golden reds evoked the sun of the Far East.Shimmering sheer silks, plumed boas and fastidious embroideries made this an…

Chanel SS17 Paris Haute Couture Week Collections

Paris sparkled under Chanel’s stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week.Always highly anticipated, the Chanel show, held in the Grand Palais, kicked off the third day in the French capital’s haute couture week. Lily-Rose Depp models the wedding gown,…

French Lingerie Brands at Paris Haute Couture Week A Big Hit

For the first time ever, 14 French lingerie brands have come together to present their collections at a fashion show called “Lingerie, Mon Amour!” at the beginning of Paris haute couture week.Organised by Lingerie Française (the Association for the Promotion of Corsetry Industries) and supported by DEFI – La Mode de France, the Committee for…

Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture Show at Paris Couture Week

Giambattista Valli showed his spring 2017 haute couture collection on Monday in Paris’ Musée des Archives Nationales.Shifts of silk and duchess satin came printed with lily of the valley florals, as did tailored pajama suits. More frothy organza concoctions had ostrich feather trims, minidresses trailed puffs of silk tulle or parachute trains, while crystal-embroidered maxidresses…

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