Stella McCartney showed her new "skin-free skin" fabric at her Paris Fashion Week show on Monday and questioned the industry's use of leather and skins in an era where she says good alternatives are now available.
Après-ski, or rather post-match, was the feeling at Hermès this season, where the designer unveiled a free-spirited collection – ideal for Rocky Mountain High cocktail hour or a disco dance in Courcheval.
Inspired by 60’s style icons such as Françoise Hardy, Marianne Faithfull and Brigitte Bardot, Zuhair Murad presented his AW17 collection, proving his ability to incorporate his couturier skills to a ready-to-wear line.
Chez John Galliano it was all about Marchesa Luisa Casati, the legendary muse to the Italian Futurists who was famous for walking around Venice with a pair of cheetahs on a leash and wearing live snakes as jewelry.
It is all about volume and bold color in Paris this fall, and nowhere more so than at Akris Sunday evening where Mitteleurope’s most architectural designer Albert Kriemler sent out a brilliant selection of coats.
A brilliant fashion statement at Balenciaga, where its star designer mingled elements of couture, archival imagery, dramatic volume, and a sense of humor – who else but Gvasalia would make handbags out of car mirrors?
Chez Nina Ricci, the latest offering from designer Guillaume Henry took the house on a Western tour with Cowboy shirts, Dallas-style check coats and a dusty pastel palette worthy of the Four Corners and a John Ford movie.
California’s most watched designer Rick Owens meditated on the fall of civilizations in a show of multiple hats, staged dramatically in the depths of the Palais de Tokyo, with genuflecting colleagues in attendance.
A collection in black and blue – in all its hues - at Christian Dior, where creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri – the house’s first woman designer - has rapidly installed her cool lady meets brainy feminist aesthetic.