In a world dominated by ever more alarming reports about the destruction of our seas, glaciers, insects and noble wild animals, almost the entire Haute Couture season was dominated by one key element – nature.
Some two weeks into the fashion season, designers who truly understand the concept of avant garde tailoring and a certain insurrectionary air, albeit with a hopeful tinge, dominated the past two days in Paris.
Two collaborations – one with mass and the other with hyper advanced mode – were the key to the latest collection by the house of Valentino, presented with consummate skill on Wednesday evening in Paris.
It was probably inevitable given the publicity she received in May for the Meghan Markle wedding dress, but Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller was named womenswear designer of the year on Monday evening.
On November 27, Valentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six.
Moncler has garnered immense attention for its House of Genius collaboration with a series of high profile designers like Pierpaolo Piccioli and Simone Rocha. But in many ways, its key collection is Moncler Grenoble.
The latest of Moncler’s new breed of Genius designer collaborations was unveiled at the weekend with the debut of 5 - Moncler Craig Green making the most of the buzz around the British menswear specialist at present.