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Monday 16 March 2009
And so to the accessory of the autumn/winter season, which may have been a restrained if lovely affair, at least in some designers' hands, but more than made up for any conservatism in dress as far as footwear is concerned. Enter the thigh-high boot.
Sunday 15 March 2009
Friday 06 March 2009
Seriously luxe, undeniably cool, Nicolas Ghesquière manages it season after season for Balenciaga. The label's autumn/winter collection, which opened Paris Fashion Week yesterday, combined decadent fabrics with the kind of modern, sexy shapes pursued by Ghesquière's hip devotees.
Friday 20 February 2009
The Central Saint Martin's MA course, as directed by the bellicose Louise Wilson, has long been recognised as a breeding ground for the capital's talent - alumni include Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Julie Verhoeven.
Friday 23 January 2009
The chief executive of Harrods has left the iconic London department store after less than a year in the role.
Sunday 04 January 2009
Monday 01 December 2008
Monday 17 November 2008
Ready to Wear: For Ghesquière, latex is noble because it comes from trees – it’s a natural texture
Monday 20 October 2008
Latex might not be most obviously elevated of materials ever to have inhabited the fashion firmament, but it is currently enjoying something of a moment, nonetheless.
Friday 15 August 2008
Percy Savage, an enigmatic, Zelig-like character, personified the world of fashion and spent a lifetime promoting it. Arriving in Paris from Australia in 1947, the year Christian Dior launched his New Look, Savage became a close friend of the great designer, who was to name Eau Sauvage after him.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The buying spree that characterises contemporary fashion goes back to the Nineties, when France's luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and its visionary CEO Bernard Arnault began to acquire designer labels with a voracity that was unprecedented.
Saturday 28 June 2008
Tuesday 03 June 2008
I first met Yves at his Paris atelier in rue Spontini, and he booked me straight away. I think I reminded him of a model at Dior who was Eurasian, and he was intrigued that I was from Hawaii. For him it was like I was from Mars – he didn't really travel that much apart from between London, Paris and Morocco. I think he once went to Tokyo, too, but he wasn't a big traveller.
Sunday 20 April 2008
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