ZEGNA SARTORIAL EXCELLENCE

ZEGNA SARTORIAL EXCELLENCE

The centre of the catwalk, a soothing and interesting installation featured a mountain of cashmere petals falling from the ceiling and resembling the movement of autumn leaves. Zegna picked this scene to display Alessandro Sartori’s collection for next autumn/winter 24 25, in which cashmere reigns supreme. It is the trait d’union of a wardrobe made up of items that can be layered and mixed in a variety of ways, from tops to bottoms, up to…

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DIOR, EMPOWER THE MODERN WOMEN

DIOR, EMPOWER THE MODERN WOMEN

“Whatever you do, for work or play, do it with passion!” – Monsieur Christian Dior Dior presented its Fall-Winter 2023/2024 Women’s ready-to-wear collection at the Paris Fashion Week, with a spectacular installation suggestive of a giant octopus spanned the length and breadth of the runway, its color-rich fabric tentacles gleaming with thousands of tiny lights. It was the work of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. The key to this editorial look was the 1950 classic detailing,…

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HERMES TARGETS THE FASHION TRAVELLER

HERMES TARGETS THE FASHION TRAVELLER

“Clothes need to feel beautiful against the skin, and they need to be practical, too,” Hermes artistic director, Véronique Nichanian. This was an evening of lightness and glamour at Hermès, a collection combining nostalgia with exceptional quality and timeless design. The Hermès’ Fall/Winter 2023 collection was especially notable for its move away from the house’s classic elegance and toward an edgier, sexier look that displayed subtle futuristic details and bold colors. Véronique Nichanian on the…

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2021-2022

Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2021-2022

Painting is at the heart of the Chanel Fall Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture collection: “It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux,” explains Virginie Viard. “Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot’s…” It made perfect sense…

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2021-2022

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2021-2022

Another fabulous fairy-tale of Pierpaolo Piccioli, artistic director of Maison Valentino, unfolded today, as a final firework of Haute Couture fashion week in Paris. Indeed Valentino house presented in Paris, but this time the show took place in Venice. Driven by the need to create a community of artists around Maison Valentino, convinced that painting is to contemporary art what Haute Couture is to fashion, the Artistic Director Pierpaolo Piccioli brings a group to the…

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