Paris men's fashion week finished late Sunday with superstar designer Hedi Slimane's first menswear collection for Celine, which has up to now only dressed women. The "sultan of slim", who previously sent revenues soaring at Dior Homme and Saint Laurent, is credited with inventing the skinny look. And […]

It rarely sees the light of day but the upscale bra is the most tested, sweated over and highly engineered piece of clothing of all. AFP went behind the scenes at some of the most famous French lingerie houses to draw back the veil on the almost exclusively feminine world of bra making. No other item […]

Fourteen top French lingerie labels staged a huge rock concert cum fashion show Sunday in the city which invented sexy underwear. The musical extravaganza in Paris called "Lingerie Rocks" set out to show that in the era of #MeToo lingerie "was about making women feel good about themselves". Creations […]

Paris fashion week ended on Sunday, simultaneously closing the autumn winter 2019 men's catwalk season of the Big Four, being New York, London, Milan and Paris. It was a week of anticipation and debuts, with Hedi Slimane for Celine and Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy showing men's only collections […]

Patagonia has underscored its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2025 when the company will have a fully sustainable production cycle. The news was confirmed by Patagonia ceo Rose Marcario at the 2019 edition of the America's National Retail Federation's annual Big Show & Expo. Marcario stated Patagonia's […]

Many had thought it as good as dead, destined for a place in fashion oblivion next to plus fours. But this week a most unexpected thing has been happening on Paris men's catwalks -- the stuffy old suit has come back. In show after show suits and tailored jackets have shaken off the toxic baggage of […]

Dior set out to redefine 21th-century tailoring on Friday in a show which summed up a Paris men's fashion week in which the suit has made a surprising comeback. British-born designer Kim Jones drew inspiration from the French capital's heroic statuary to suggest that there was no better armour for the […]

Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing is on a mission to democratize fashion. Although that's not an easy feat when you're the man behind an exclusive luxury brand, he's riding the digital wave to make it happen. Balmain will be launching an app that will allow consumers to go behind the scenes […]

FEATURE Back in 2011, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet had a problem: it couldn’t find any local talent when looking for high-quality tailors. This realisation gave birth to Meesteropleiding Coupeur, a private school with a goal to revive the craft of tailoring. And so far it looks like it’s been successful, […]

Being a fashion buyer is one of the most sought after careers in fashion. Behind the glamorous image of a buyer who is travelling the world to select the latest pieces off fashion week runways is a job that requires a combination of skill sets to be successful. Solely responsible for selecting and ordering […]

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