Ian Griffiths is one of the most happening designers in Italy. He has been working for Max Mara for the past 32 years, and though he effectively took over creative direction ten years ago, has never taken a runway bow.
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.
Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe that will be providing several models strutting down the catwalk during LFW.
Fashion cars and fashion have always been good friends. Just ask Tommy Hilfiger, who on Tuesday announced a multi-year partnership with Mercedes Benz to be the Formula One world champion team’s official apparel partner.