The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
The Belgian designer is taking his brand into women's fashion with a collection balancing minimalism with futuristic and psychedelic touches, as revealed alongside his latest menswear pieces in a moody, unsettling film.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Miuccia Prada didn’t stage any life shows this season in either Milan or Paris, though she did unveil two very carefully crafted videos, especially so in the case of Miu Miu, in Paris at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
Raf Simons has announced plans to show his signature collections next month, when the Belgian designer will finally debut a women’s collection some two and a half decades after launching his own label.