Some two weeks into the fashion season, designers who truly understand the concept of avant garde tailoring and a certain insurrectionary air, albeit with a hopeful tinge, dominated the past two days in Paris.
Two collaborations – one with mass and the other with hyper advanced mode – were the key to the latest collection by the house of Valentino, presented with consummate skill on Wednesday evening in Paris.
It was probably inevitable given the publicity she received in May for the Meghan Markle wedding dress, but Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller was named womenswear designer of the year on Monday evening.
On November 27, Valentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six.
Moncler has garnered immense attention for its House of Genius collaboration with a series of high profile designers like Pierpaolo Piccioli and Simone Rocha. But in many ways, its key collection is Moncler Grenoble.
The latest of Moncler’s new breed of Genius designer collaborations was unveiled at the weekend with the debut of 5 - Moncler Craig Green making the most of the buzz around the British menswear specialist at present.
The Italian brand has announced the most recent development in its ongoing Moncler Genius project, with the opening of two locations in NYC and Tokyo and the launch of its latest collaboration with Palm Angels.
A purist statement of high fashion by the house of Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli referenced bohemian artists and even Saint Laurent´s Marrakech, in a show held at the back of Les Invalides.