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.
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.
This season, no single moment dominated the fashion conversation. But there was still lots to talk about. Today, BoF brings you our bi-annual post-fashion month feature, The Season That Was.
The day after Slimane’s grunge-inspired second womenswear outing for Saint Laurent, BoF examines the swirl of criticism the collection provoked and reflects on where the house may be headed.
PARIS, France — As the sun set on the great glass ceiling of Paris' Grand Palais Monday, the eyes of the fashion crowd turned on one man: Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane. Some fashion editors shook their heads; others smiled.
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.
This week, New York’s MADE platform for emerging designers arrives in Paris. But will its off-beat format and off-piste location translate within the highly-structured, traditional Paris fashion schedule?
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)
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