Few houses in the artificial world of fashion make as much effort to connect to their roots as Dolce & Gabbana, whose latest collection was a charming and delicate ode to Italian craftsmanship and earthy Sicilian roots.
The web is brimming with all kinds of content, and labels have understood the appeal of strong visual images and storytelling through uber-curated videos, as shown by the latest ad campaigns by Versace, Gucci and GCDS.
Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
New York Fashion Week officially kicks off this Friday with a reduced season and a new crop of young hopefuls; though the most watched debutant will be Tom Ford, in his inaugural season as the president of the CFDA.
Designers have been rewriting the rule book for sophistication at this season's Milan Fashion Week Men's, with Marni and Magliano bringing suits up to date with a cool twist, while M1992 took a more structured approach.
The winter womenswear collections on show in Paris this weekend oscillated between a dark, rocky feel at Haider Ackermann, Balmain and Altuzarra, and a light and polychromatic aesthetic at Issey Miyake and Rahul Mishra.
Versace went to the stock market Friday night in Milan, for a runway show and not a flotation. Referencing all the house's codes and starring two generations of uber models, this was a great performance from Donatella.