September’s Paris Fashion Week will feature a total of 92 houses, as Paul Smith and Raf Simons return, and scores of brands plan physical shows on the calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
Esteban Cortazar, who began his fashion career as a teenage wunderkind, returned to his pre-teen days in halcyon hipster days of nineties Miami for his new linkup with Spanish label Desigual that launches today.
No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard people have been working.
The menswear season in Paris boasts literally scores of nationalities, and plenty of designers who concentrate on wearable clothes with a twist, and a point of view. We look at four who summed up the impressive range.
Emanuel Ungaro has partnered with manufacturer GST, part of the Toma Italian Brands group to expand its menswear segment, still led by Philippe Paubert, and also has new licensees for footwear and leather goods.