The Colors of the Night: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Vampiric Autumn/Winter 2014-15

The enfant terrible of French fashion has always challenged and shocked with his singular collections—and this Autumn/Winter collection for 2014-15 is no different, with Jean Paul Gaultier projecting a glamorous world with the combined sensual atmospherics of vampire films and … Continue reading

New Tokyo Stories: The Avant-Garde Aesthetic of Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2015

Yohji Yamamoto needs no introduction to the fashion savvy. A genius that manifested in the fashion maelstrom that was 1980s Japanese fashion, Yamamoto has created a narrative of silhouettes and shapes that is utterly his—totally inimitable. Today, countless collections and … Continue reading

Man versus Machine: Thom Browne in Interview for Spring/Summer 2015

Step backstage at Paris Fashion Week for a rare chance to hear one of the principal menswear architects of his generation, Thom Browne, put his latest collection into his own words. Taking inspiration from the iconic 1982 film Tron and … Continue reading

Conscious Fashion Futures: Ethical Fashion by H&M, Kenzo and G-Star Raw

The fashion industry, often maligned as excessive or elitist, is far from passive to the problems of the world. Fashion consumers are looking with an increasingly critical gaze at how products are made and reacting negatively towards exploitative labour and … Continue reading

Backstage with Christine Phung on her Liquid Dilution-themed Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

As the title—“Liquid Dilution”—suggests, this collection explores the possibilities of water, with stories exploring the patterns of diffracted light and the sensations one feels when beneath the surface. Recognizing the graphical lace qualities that the sun and its shadows cast … Continue reading

Neil Barrett presents a minimal take on the contemporary urban male for Spring/Summer 2015

Jackets find themselves the focus of the Spring Summer 2015 collection from designer Neil Barrett. Harringtons, blousons, Chesterfields, boxy collarless bombers, fabric bikers, single-breasted dinner jackets and voluminous overcoats all showcase Barrett’s mastery at delivering impeccable fit and structure with … Continue reading

Rick Owens’ urban Faun for Spring/Summer 2015

Rick Owens showcases his menswear Spring/Summer 2015 collection, entitled “Faun”, during menswear week in Paris, with the iconic Eiffel Tower providing a traditionally Parisian backdrop to the otherwise progressive urban ensembles. Owens reveals that the inspiration for his avant-garde collection … Continue reading

Junko Shimada’s urban sportswear for Autumn/Winter 2014

Just a few looks in, it is clear that quilting was to be the key material of Junko Shimada’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection presented as part of Paris Fashion Week. Ribbed patterns, zigzag lines and sun motifs are sewn onto … Continue reading

Fashion Frontline: Lagerfeld Barbie and Shakira at Number One

Building on the success of its fragrance and beauty lines, Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is debuting two new product lines in its skincare range, one an advanced skin-purifying treatment, and the other aimed at skin hydration. Meanwhile, luxury … Continue reading

Get in the Ring: Thom Browne Milan Menswear Autumn/Winter 2014-15

When a fashion show is assembled in a colosseum-like venue, with a boxing ring in center stage and the Rocky theme as the opening music, you are left with no doubt as to the premise of the day. Designer Thom … Continue reading