fashion / 16.07.2021

Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli asked all invited guest to dress in white. The dramatics were reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s stately couture presentations in the 1980s, and Christian Lacroix’s genius soirées. He brought fashion’s color wheel, setting flamingo pink, chartreuse, violet, cocoa, and mallard green ball gowns one after another, for this stunning show. Womenswear and menswear offerings merged effortlessly, so persuasive in form, it truly was a wonder....

fashion / 11.07.2021

  Pyer Moss. Couture. Unimaginable. Historic. The future. Kerby Jean-Raymond is the first Black American designer invited by France’s Chambre Syndicale to show on the Haute Couture Week. The excitement is similar to watching fashion videos with Stephen Burroes another black designer of his times showing at the Battle of Versailles (the historic fashion show held on November 28, 1973, in the Palace of Versailles to raise money for its restoration). It is eight years since Pyer Moss was...

fashion / 10.07.2021

The roaring ‘20’s. We knew when we emerged from this panic, fantasy and luxury would persist. Hand-loomed tweeds and the stitch-work carried out by embroiderers and silk manufacturers is the part haute couture will play this year and next. The delicate nymph dresses, semi-transparent, pleated, crimped, hand-braided strands of silk, basket weave corsetry lives up to the pure romanticism of our expectations. The designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri has weaved her views on feminist consciousness in every piece and we find it fitting for society. ...

fashion / 05.07.2021

At this stage we are all wishing we were at the Rue de Moussy to see the debut collection honoring the legacy of thee Azzedine Alaïa! Pieter Mulier is the Belgian creative director who has taken the reins to the Alaïa house since the passing of our beloved Azzedine in 2017. 40 years ago Alaïa explained the codes of body con which he invented. All those codes were embodied in the deviously, sexy and slithering dresses that hugged the body but was in the...