Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
The house of Valentino has announced a surprise decision to stage its next runway show, a co-ed ready-to-wear collection in Milan, during this month’s Italian runway season, in the latest upheaval caused by the pandemic.
Pierpaolo Piccioli took Valentino haute couture home to Rome on Tuesday and into a giant sound studio in the city’s legendary film studios the better to capture the grandeur of a very particular collection and moment.
Day three of the first ever entirely digital French haute couture week began not with the unveiling of a collection but with a teaser from Maison Margiela, summing up the most puzzling Paris in memory.
The house of Valentino is planning a unique couture double header this July, a blend of physical and digital that will span two cities – Paris and Rome - the latest novel idea for presenting fashion during the pandemic.
The rumour had been circulating since April, and now it is official: on Tuesday, the US designer of the 1017 Alyx 9SM label will join Givenchy, succeeding Clare Waight Keller as the luxury label's creative director.
It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.