The Paris haute couture season witnessed its last big event Wednesday with the return of Balmain to haute couture, where Olivier Rousteing concentrated on shape, looking into the house’s archives for sculptural forms.
The insistence of Virgil Abloh, red-hot menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, that he is not a designer has won him plaudits for self-effacement; but also, on the basis of this show, may well be partially true.
At Milan Men's Fashion Week, Dorian Tarantini for M1992 and Luca Magliano for Magliano showcased two high-calibre collections, well-crafted down to the last detail, each with a distinctive personality.
Donatella Versace has created the tiaras for the debutantes at next year’s Vienna Opera Ball, using Swarovski crystals to dramatic effect. All debutantes will wear the tiaras when making their debut on February 28, 2019.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
Swarovski has, finally, opened its doors to the curious and enquiring, welcoming several scores of editors into their brand new Manufaktur design studio, and a series of show spaces, on Wednesday afternoon.
Chanel has launched the images of its latest ambassador, Penelope Cruz, shot by Karl Lagerfeld in the house’s cruise collection. Cruz joins Chanel plenipotentiaries Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart.