You can’t keep a good showman down. And few are better fashion fantasists than Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, whose latest collection was an homage to the one thing all of us have been gasping for – travel.
A golden metallic ear, with its own rings in the form of tiny worms; grasped by a black model, whose hand is covered in four golden knot-sized rings. She is dressed in a hooded jumpsuit and treats the ear as a mobile.
A busy weekend of action at the virtual Paris Fashion Week, where most of the online videos were shot thousands of miles away from the French capital. We look at five of the most notable houses over this past 48 hours.
Only Rick Owens could find this vision of Venice, a worn concrete military-style jetty jutting out into a gray Adriatic. Which felt a thousand miles from Piazza San Marco, but was only a 20-minute Riva boat ride away.
One has to hand it to Christelle Kocher, one of the hardest working designers in Paris, and a classically minded creator who creates edgy and contemporary clothes that look absolutely right for, well, right now.
One designer who has had an unusual career path is Andreas Aresti, a Queens-born designer who lives in the West Village, produces in Italy and showed his latest collection for Lourdes in Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
There are two opposing camps this season in fashion. One sees women post-lockdown refusing to sacrifice comfort for future; the other, led by Dolce & Gabbana, insists women are desperate for a night on the dancefloor.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.