Few Italians seem more at home in Paris than Gabriella Cortese, the founder of Antik Batik, the bold bohemian marque, which has debuted a collection with actress and activist Elisa Sednaoui to benefit charity Funtasia.
Is Charles de Vilmorin about to be the next big thing in French fashion? The omens seem propitious and judging from the collection video he showed Wednesday evening during Paris couture he certainly has the design chops.
The luxury group has narrowed down close to 1,700 applicants from around the world to 20 semi-finalists. Eight will be selected for the final at the end of February, when they will compete for a prize of 300,000 euros.
Men's fashion was hybrid at Sacai, rebellious and romantic at Dunhill, oscillating between past and future at Acné Studios, strength and fragility at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and sportswear and couture at Pigalle.
The Paris menswear week is starting on Tuesday in a city still disrupted by strikes. The official calendar features 53 Fall/Winter 2020-21 shows, with another 20 scheduled off-calendar - an unprecedented number.
Karl Lagerfeld's successor chose a travel theme and a Belle Epoque railway station setting, beneath the majestic skylight of Paris’s Grand Palais, to present a 2019-20 cruise collection that was both classic and modern.