Fashion weeks have been a professional highlight for editors and buyers since New York created the very first one in 1943. Their sense of identity and self-importance were cemented by which shows they were invited to attend and in which rows they sat. The New York-London-Milan–Paris circuit became a […]

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said Monday that the fashion industry must start "enforcing inclusion" on the catwalk and beyond. The British-born star, who has been outspoken about the racism she has encountered in the industry, made the comments in a video to open the virus-hit Paris fashion week, which […]

The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off Monday with the world of glitzy runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus. Paris haute couture and men's fashion weeks have been rolled into one, with labels making films to showcase their clothes instead of staging sometimes […]

In a sign of what might be the apocalypse, Michael Kors has announced he won't be showing his spring/summer 2021 collections at New York Fashion Week in September, assuming there even is a New York Fashion Week in September. Kors is the latest major designer to announce his departure from the fashion […]

When the first digital only London Fashion Week debuts this week, the entire fashion industry will be closely watching. If all goes well, London will set a precedent for digital showcasing and selling collections online. Should it fail, other cities will be transforming their own fashion weeks with […]

Models strutted the ramp with adhesive glittering rhinestones stuck around their mouths arranged in the shape of surgical face masks as the coronavirus pandemic took centre stage at a fashion week in Cape Town. Veteran South African designer Gavin Rajah on Thursday night used the stage at the African […]

At a time of worldwide social media usage and lightning fast livestreams a question arises: how do these factors impact the unchanged, traditional fashion weeks, and how is that impact made? Data research agency Launchmetrics and fashion search engine Lyst researched this issue. The conclusion: fashion […]

IN PICTURES Paris - Louis Vuitton ended Paris fashion week Tuesday with one of its most sublime shows, a "clash of epochs" extravaganza at the Louvre museum featuring a 200-person choir in period costumes that went from the 15th century to the 1950s. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere hired Stanley Kubrick's […]

Chanel designer Virginie Viard Tuesday signalled she may put an end to the brand's themed Paris fashion week spectaculars, a year after the death of her legendary predecessor Karl Lagerfeld. The German showman spent millions turning the vast Grand Palais into his playground, building a Chanel space […]

US rapper Kanye West was at the centre of a storm Monday after a Paris show by an acclaimed transgender performer was cancelled at the last minute to make way for one of his religious services. The mercurial singer took over the Bouffes du Nord theatre in the French capital for one of his famous "Sunday […]