If any sector in fashion has enjoyed a global boom it is outerwear, from the ginormous success of Moncler to millions of ubiquitous puffers. However, few marques have married performance with polish as well as Mackage.
Three Paris-based couturiers - Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro, Stéphane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier - reminded how much life there is in the métier with inventive, classicism-with-a-twist shows and videos.
One can never fault the Milanese for lacking energy. Italy might be engulfed in a political sudden crisis in Rome. But Milan still made an impressive fist of its four-day menswear season that ended on Monday.
This weekend in Milano Moda Uomo, ending Monday, was a season of new designers and venerable insider's labels making important statements, as creative minds profited from the lockdown to explore new options.
Post-punks encountered urban gardeners in a frankly feminist though patently feminine Christian Dior pre-fall 2022 collection just unveiled in Paris, whose key inspiration was the founder of the house’s kid sister.