OPINION It’s a strange bind we find ourselves in. All ethnicities and body types are being represented on runways and in media, and that’s to be praised from the highest peak, but from this magnificent melting pot emerges only an endless parade of flawless Fembots. Their sameness is the ultimate denial […]

For autumn/winter 2019, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased a floral-themed fantasy display of artisanal skill for its couture collection during Paris Haute Couture Week. “Individuality is a value to foster and to protect. Every human being is different from each other, but we are all the same,” […]

Something rather significant was missing from the Paris haute couture shows which wrapped up on Wednesday night -- fur. Beyond the guest appearance of American designer Ralph Rucci, there was none of the luxuriantly sensual mink, fox or sable that for decades defined the autumn winter collections of […]

French designer Julien Fournie hailed witches as proto-feminist trailblazers who sent shivers through the patriarchy as he staged his Paris haute couture show in a church on Tuesday. The flamboyant couturier who believes that women should learn to love their curves, and knows how to make the best of […]

IN PICTURES Dutch fashion label Schueller de Waal teamed up with Pik Pik Environnement to present its first collaborative cleaning Initiative named ‘Litter’ during Paris Haute Couture Week. In front of the town-hall of the 15th arrondissement in Paris, a group of 50 models, “cool kids and volunteers” […]

Chanel’s new artistic director Virginie Viard displayed an ode to history, of the French fashion houses’ two most famous couturiers, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, who’s legacy could certainly be felt inside the elaborate library set concealed within the Grand Palais. The huge double-tier […]

With Nike hitting the headlines for its plus-size mannequin, we take a closer look at which activewear brands are celebrating size inclusivity and investing in plus-size ranges, as well as key brands to keep an eye on in the market. The Body Positive Revolution With traditional beauty ideals increasingly […]

IN PICTURES Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen has always had a way of mesmerising with her fantasy fashion made with cutting-edge technology, with movement a key theme, and for autumn/winter 2019 her haute couture collection showcased in Paris's Élysée Montmartre was inspired by the wind-powered kinetic […]

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