Burberry’s Q3 update offered further signs of the strength of the firm’s growth strategy. It had “a good quarter” and “continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new vision”.
Along with big names like Chanel and Dior, a number of other brands showed their vitality on Tuesday, with Julien Fournié, Stephane Rolland, Alexandre Vauthier and RVDK all presenting their contemporary twist on couture.
One of the key arguments for attending the haute couture shows in Paris in January is that one can get a first hand look, a sneak preview, at what movie stars may be wearing at Oscar time one month later.
Chanel couturier Virginie Viard went back to the roots of the house for inspiration this couture season, back before Coco imagined she would be a designer – all the way to her convent school deep in rural France.
The panel, which includes the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Yoon Ahn, will assemble in Doha, Qatar to choose five winners from five womenswear categories.
The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Men's fashion was hybrid at Sacai, rebellious and romantic at Dunhill, oscillating between past and future at Acné Studios, strength and fragility at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and sportswear and couture at Pigalle.
Influenced by El Greco, Alejandro Gómez Palomo presented a mature show in which electronic ravers dipped into the extreme baroque codes of the brand, all in front of a backdrop taken straight out of Holy Week.
Hermès called its latest menswear collection "Radical," which it was, though subtly so with a capital "S." Véronique Nichanian stuck closely to the brand's DNA, but chose details that made a truly special collection.
It was linen – perhaps the most summery material of them all – that the designer chose as his base for a fresh and ultra-sexy winter runway, starring top model Laetitia Casta, at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Saturday.
Having lost iconic designer Demna Gvasalia, the anti-establishment street-couture label sent out a host of celebrity lookalikes at its show at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Friday, with "Kate Moss" taking a starring role.