A key test of a designer is influence – and few have had so much influence this century as Hedi Slimane, creative director of Celine, who sent out a haut bobo collection on Friday with plenty of cosmopolitan good taste.
At the Hyères Festival, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, creative director of Chloé and chair of the event’s fashion prize jury, enjoyed an off-the-cuff conversation about contemporary fashion design with FashionNetwork.com.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
Milan’s big debut this season was at Bottega Veneta, where young British designer Daniel Lee presented a punchy, tough-chic fashion statement, riffing and revolutionizing many of the codes of this brand.
After being helmed by the German designer for 35 years, the luxury label has opted for continuity with Virginie Viard, who will need to adapt to a market with an increasingly voracious appetite for novelty.
Kylie, Kim, Meghan and Cardi have been the top influencers in 2018, while ugly sneakers, skinny jeans, bike shorts, leggings and logos, logos and more logos have been fashion favourites, the annual Lyst index shows.
Fashion brands need to put their foot down and take action to prevent “a race to the bottom” in terms of discounts that threaten whole fashion retail eco-system, Farfetch CEO José Neves told FashionNetwork.com.