The Maison Mode Méditerranée endowment fund will finance 11 Mediterranean rim designers for the 2021-22 period, as well as two research fellowships and one project focusing on ethics and sustainability.
The world’s a stage and none more diverse than Paris couture. Where a Gibraltar-born designer creates couture for a Belgian maison; a Phoenician master in Beirut; and a young mum fashion godmother on the Left Bank.
The silence was intense at Balenciaga, for a show held without any soundtrack as Balenciaga returned to haute couture after half a century. The applause, however, was resounding for creative director Demna Gvasalia.
Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
Azzedine Alaïa was never, ever going to be an easy act to follow, but before an elite audience at the house’s headquarters, Pieter Mulier unveiled a striking and sculptural debut collection, to win a standing ovation.
A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
On Thursday, the South African designer, LVMH Prize winner in 2019, unveiled his first menswear collection at the Florentine show he is a special guest of, his half-ranger, half-cow-boy style both elegant and engaged.