Givenchy’s Tribal-Meets-Machine Show Hits High

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Associated Press

PARIS, France — Givenchy delivered what could possibly be one of its most imaginative shows in recent memory for spring-summer 2014, a myriad kinetic play of stripes and color that confirms why designer Riccardo Tisci's collections are among the most eagerly anticipated on the Paris calendar.

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Photo Diary | Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Day 3: Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Kris Van Assche, Cerruti, Givenchy, Galliano

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Straight from day three of Paris Men's Fashion Week, BoF's contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde gives us a backstage look at the Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Kris Van Assche, Cerruti, Givenchy and Galliano shows.

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An Injection of New Energy in Paris

A/W 2013 looks from Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel and Emanuel Ungaro | Source: Nowfashion

How much deference does a newly installed designer need to pay to the heritage of a house? Today, Jessica Michault, editor-in-chief of Nowfashion.com, shares her reflections on a Paris Fashion Week that saw a number of new designer debuts at venerable French houses.

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Photo Diary | 10 Fashion Moments in Paris for Menswear A/W 2013

Raf Simons A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — As the Paris menswear shows concluded on Sunday evening with Hedi Slimane’s menswear debut for Saint Laurent, some notable figures in the crowd of menswear buyers and editors quietly grumbled that this was a lacklustre season. But as always, the enterprising Sonny Vandevelde was backstage to capture those off-the-cuff moments that can make even a ho-hum fashion week feel a bit more exciting. Standout shows

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Rebound in Hong Kong, Redcats sale near, Trussardi scion, Men’s market in China, RM Williams

Tory Burch | Source: Maria Shriver

Hong Kong Luxury Sales Rebound on Confidence in Mainland (Bloomberg) “Hong Kong’s luxury sales rebounded in a sign that confidence is returning to a Chinese economy that probably picked up pace in the final three months of last year after a seven-quarter slowdown.” PPR in Talks to Sell Redcats Unit to Alpha Fund for $156 Million (Bloomberg) “PPR SA owner of the Gucci brand, said it’s in talks to sell the

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Hedi Slimane’s debut, Givenchy rewinds, Reviving Schiaparelli, Hakaan mystery, Silver muses

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Nowfashion

Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent debut (Telegraph) “What was most suprising was that it was so unsurprising. It was exactly as expected: lots of masculine/feminine trouser suits, some beautiful wafty dresses and poet’s blouses (most of which we’ve seen before on Kate Moss and Stevie Nicks, although perhaps not always in quite such luxe fabrications) and a cool soundtrack, edited for the show by Daft Punk.

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