How the small but growing fashion label Ludovic de Saint Sernin, powered by its designer’s own sexual awakening and once-taboo gay imagery, survived the pandemic with a little help from its Instagram community.
Fragile but focused, creative labels like Marine Serre, Y/Project and Ludovic de Saint Sernin are navigating rocky waters by engaging their communities and rethinking their role in fashion's ‘system’. Is it enough to make it through a make-or-break season?
"Bianca Saunders, Thebe Magugu, Chopova Lowena, Ahluwalia and Ludovic de Saint Sernin discuss this past year."
The retailer, facing growing pains of its own, is launching a new 'Innovators Programme' to bolster the fledgling labels that help set it apart from competitors in a crowded luxury e-commerce market.
Dunhill, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Acne Studios employed concept with varying degrees of success.
Ironically, while the world of womenswear is focused on body diversity and toning down sexual objectification, menswear is celebrating a hyper-sexualised Adonis, observes Liroy Choufan.
This season at the men's shows, theatrics were played up to cover a certain unworthiness of ideas and, sometimes, downright total nothingness. It's the clothes that must do the storytelling.
Hirotaka Sasako went from shop floor to buyer at Dover Street Market after impressing Rei Kawakubo. Now, he’s opening his own multi-brand store in Tokyo, stocking buzzy brands like Wales Bonner, Namacheko and Stefan Cooke.
Tokyo-based designer Masayuki Ino of Doublet was crowned the winner of the French conglomerate’s fashion award, while Rok Hwang was awarded the special prize after three selection rounds over five months of competition.
What does the potential sale of Lancel say about the Swiss conglomerate’s fashion strategy?
A-Cold-Wall, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Eckhaus Latta are among the finalists for the fifth annual LVMH Prize, the winner of which will receive €300,000 and a year-long mentorship.
This season, designers from around the globe placed their best bets on Paris as the ultimate showcase and marketplace to transform their creations into commerce.