Maison Margiela staged a hybrid runway and fragrance launch on Wednesday morning, a timely gender-bending, transgressive fashion statement and a reminder of fashion´s ability to champion fresh ways of thinking.
It must have been a somewhat tricky week for Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent, with his far more famous predecessor, Hedi Slimane, being the center of attention once again in Paris.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
Simon Porte Jacquemus is without a doubt the most commercially successful young French designer this decade but somehow the local French jury doesn’t ever really give him much credit. Which doesn’t feel right.
Almost as much as he is a designer Alessandro Michele is a cultural phenomenon. Michele’s fashion shows for Gucci, where he is creative director, are more artistic happenings than mere displays of clothes.
Just one week after the Spanish luxury label’s last fashion show, in London, it has confirmed the departure of its head creative, Catalan designer Josep Font, its creative director for the past six years.
For its first ever show, the Italian sportswear brand presented a very convincing collection at Milan Fashion Week on Monday, subtly combining logos and updated vintage pieces to wow its audience. Mission accomplished!