Category: Paris

Haute Couture Paris

Paris Haute Couture A/W19-20: DIOR

In November 1944, an exhibition entitled “Problems of Clothing” was set to appear at MoMA. The exhibition underwent a retitle before its opening, officially named “Are Clothes Modern?” to be neither a fashion show nor a costume display, but a presentation of dress reforms. The quick title switch was an …
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Paris Haute Couture A/W19-20: IRIS VAN HERPEN

Iris van Herpen created a “Hypnotic,” a wow-worthy collection employing the magic of nature’s tapestries based on artist Anthony Howe and his entrancing sculpture, Omniverse. Emerging from behind the sculpture that started it all, models walked a runway in multilayered organza creations that entranced the viewers with their folds, curves, …
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Paris Haute Couture A/W19: RAMI Al ALI

Syrian designer, Rami Al Ali, returned to Paris for the sixteenth season to present his latest Autumn/Winter 2019 Couture collection at the opulent Hotel Ritz Paris recently. The venues historic walls provided an idyllic backdrop to showcase the designers 17 piece collection, inspired by the in vogue ‘Café Society’ of the …
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PFW Men: DUNHILL SS20

Inspired by Japanese design and its influence on Britain’s clothing culture in the 1980s, dunhill presented us with a collection of opposing forces. Classicism was distorted, the austere was re-imagined with elegance, and the subtlest of details turned simple basics into the highlights of the collection. Relaxed, wrapped tailoring similar …
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PFW Men: BERLUTI SS20

  Berluti’s Kris Van Assche embraced an elevated reality for Spring/Summer 2020, continuing his journey through the house’s heritage. Classic codes were updated, icons were used as a starting point for new pieces, and the previous season’s adventurous designs were amplified in color and detail—like the patina suit (made to …
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PFW Men: Louis Vuitton SS20

Recently in Paris on the streets of Place Dauphine, Louis Vuitton presented its Spring/Summer 2020 collection—designer Virgil Abloh’s third men’s collection for the house. The event, a site unlike any other, followed the designer’s recent campaign thread of “boyhood” and its many wonders. Bits of that wonderment first came into …
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PFW MEN: Acne Studios’ SS20

 As a brand that focuses on adding its own experimental spin to archetypes, Acne Studios’ Spring/Summer 2020 collection stayed true to its roots. Looks were pieced together flippantly—a scarf tossed around the neck; a sweater hung with trails of interwoven fabric; a shoe with apparently-ragged soles—evocative of a project created …