The world’s a stage and none more diverse than Paris couture. Where a Gibraltar-born designer creates couture for a Belgian maison; a Phoenician master in Beirut; and a young mum fashion godmother on the Left Bank.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
The Istituto Marangoni has named Sonia Ben Maaouia to be the postgraduate program leader, on the Paris campus of the international fashion college. She joins the school after eight years with Karla Otto.
During Paris Fashion Week, showroom for up-and-coming brands Designers Apartment shone the spotlight on 13 innovative brands working to make a name for themselves in an increasingly competitive and harsh environment.
United Colors of Benetton’s global artistic director Jean-Charles de Castelbajac visited India and held a masterclass at Istituto Marangoni Mumbai. The designer spoke about his latest designs at a gala event.
Networking business Dysco presented Beta & Beyond: The Fashion Edition at Istituto Marangoni in Worli, Mumbai, to link industry professionals and explore opportunities presented by evolving technology in fashion.