How does fashion fit into a world turned upside down? Shows by Rick Owens, Jonathan Anderson at Loewe and Gabriela Hearst at Chloé offered intensely personal answers.
The industry pays tribute to the much-loved designer, whose death was announced on Sunday.
Paris Fashion Week was split into labels that returned to pre-pandemic norms and those that did things differently, reports Angelo Flaccavento.
Fashion insiders including Remo Ruffini, Dries Van Noten, Samira Nasr, Virgil Abloh and José Neves were joined by experts from the wider worlds of science, technology, politics, economics and more to reflect on a year of global crisis and what’s next for the fashion industry and beyond.
The final session of VOICES addressed how leading health experts and fashion leaders think about the consequences of the pandemic on health and wellness, including everything from how sleep patterns changed to unlocking higher consciousness.
Raf Simons and Muiccia Prada were also among the 20 industry stars recognised at the annual ceremony, which has been reimagined for the pandemic.
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John Galliano has never been afraid of excess, but there’s something about the language he has developed at Margiela that simultaneously, paradoxically releases and tames it.
Reality was front and centre at Paris Fashion Week, but this season’s winners both addressed and transcended our current state of affairs, reports Angelo Flaccavento, who beamed into Paris from his base in Italy.
The designer’s ‘show on wall’ concept was an irresistibly surreal invitation to surround yourself with Loewe, and a museum-worthy artifact of the Age of Covid.
For his latest JW Anderson collection, the designer presented a seductive, ingenious and necessary answer to the limitations imposed by catastrophe.
Despite efforts made to adapt real-life runway shows and collection presentations for the Men’s, Resort and Couture 2020-2021 season, many failed to have the same impact on brands’ marketing reach.