Photo Diary | Paris Fashion Week, Days 1-6: Dries van Noten, Rick Owens, Lanvin, Dior, Stella McCartney

Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Today, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Anthony Vaccarello, Dries van Noten, Damir Doma, Manish Arora, Balmain, Rick Owens, Lanvin, Dior, Acne and Stella McCartney shows at Paris Fashion Week.

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Paris in August — Bonnes Vacances!

Eiffel Tower, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

While the rest of the fashion world is hard at work preparing for the busiest time of the year, many fashion businesses in Paris are closed. BoF pauses to look at the real reasons behind the month-long, collective break and to consider how and why it works.

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Haider Ackermann to Show at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris

Haider Ackermann Menswear at Pitti W, June 2010 | Source: Style Savage

ANTWERP, Belgium — Haider Ackermann will present what he has called a “men's wardrobe” on Wednesday, 26 June, as part of Paris men's fashion week. Ackermann has presented menswear once before. But this season’s Paris showing, the format of which has yet to be announced, will be the first time the designer will present menswear independently of his womenswear.

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Photo Diary | PFW, Days 1-2: Damir Doma, Dries van Noten, Balmain, Rick Owens, Lanvin

Mugler A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Straight from Paris, BoF’s contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Anthony Vaccarello, Damir Doma, Dries van Noten, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Gareth Pugh, Mugler, Manish Arora, Balmain, Rick Owens and Lanvin shows, held on the first and second days of Paris Fashion Week.

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Week in Review | Tectonic shifts in Paris, Thamanyah by Ahmed Abdelrahman, Blogger transparency, MFW Photo diary

Week in Review September 24-28

Raf Simons, Hedi Slimane and the Tectonic Shifts of the Paris Fashion Establishment (Insight & Analysis) “With fabled fashion innovators Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane scheduled to make their respective ready-to-wear debuts at Dior and Saint Laurent, two of French fashion’s most iconic houses, the stage is set for a historic Paris Fashion Week.” The Spotlight | Thamanyah by Ahmed Abdelrahman (Emerging Designers)

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Paris’ new generation, The Invisible man, Rocket Internet, China’s new consumer, Mei Lim Cooper

Veronique Branquinho and Cédric Charlier Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Style.com

Sense and Sensibility (IHT) “A new generation has grown up in Paris, without the bright, white light turned on those who are promoted — and then often deflated — by the big brands. Sense and sensibility are the key words for these creative souls who prefer to offer the wearable and affordable collections that resonate with women. They are for a world where wardrobes and lifestyles demand a reality check.” Fashion

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Why Isn’t the World’s Fashion Capital Producing More Emerging Fashion Businesses?

Cedric Charlier | Source: Courtesy Photo

As fashion month comes to a close in Paris, BoF examines the prospects for the city’s young fashion designers. PARIS, France — In today’s global fashion ecosystem, New York and London are veritable hotbeds of emerging designers. Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Joseph Altuzarra in New York and Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders and Christopher Kane in London are just a few of the rising names who have been able to

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Spring/Summer 2012 | The Season That Was

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a fashion season of extreme weather. After the New York Fashion Week schedule was upended, first by an earthquake and then by the State of Emergency declaration that came courtesy of Hurricane Irene, an unprecedented heat wave in Paris threw buyers, editors and bloggers into a wardrobe tailspin. The American editors were worst off, having packed for the European shows two weeks before Paris with no

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Steve Jobs’ legacy, Sea of change, Stubborn optimism, SuperGroup’s IT disaster, Kanye’s disappointment

Steve Jobs | Source: Wired.com

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 (Wired.co.uk) “The full legacy of Steve Jobs will not be sorted out for a very long time. When employees first talked about Jobs’ “reality distortion field,” it was a pejorative — they were referring to the way that he got you to sign on to a false truth by the force of his conviction and charisma. But at a certain point the view of the world from Steve Jobs’ brain ceased to become distorted. It became

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