Ten minutes. Ten minutes is the average duration of a catwalk presentation. That is the length of time in which a designer can show a collection that is meant to capture the brand's image so convincingly that its clothes will want to be worn by consumers all over the world and featured in leading editorial […]

"Save Venice" was the theme of Vivienne Westwood's latest Paris fashion show as the famed designer and eco-activist called for action on climate change. The grand dame of British fashion brought a taste of Venetian carnival to the catwalk on the fifth day of Paris fashion shows on Saturday. Masked harlequins […]

Designer Raf Simons paid homage to Christian Dior's legendary love of flowers creating a mountain of 400,000 delphiniums in the heart of Paris, the centrepiece of a stunning setting to show the house's collection on Friday. The giant lavender hill created in the courtyard of the Louvre drew A-list celebrities […]

Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated Friday to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause. The only criteria for becoming one of the atypical models showing off the New York Creative Business House's […]

Sportswear permeated the spring/summer 2016 womenswear collections of Chloe, Carven and Paco Rabanne on the Paris catwalks Thursday, while Balmain unashamedly celebrated sexy women. Chloe's hippie sportswear Chloe mixed a long floaty skirt studded with small flowers and a two-colour tracksuit top, or […]

London - Subversive, artful and provocative seem to be essences of Rick Owens' catwalk presentations. For his spring summer 2016 collection, Cyclops, Owens showed models walking down the runway with other women strapped upside-down to their bodies, as if they were accessories, or siamese, tied to their […]

The second day of Fashion Week in the French capital saw John Galliano unveil a Japanese-inspired collection for Maison Margiela, bold patterns from Belgium's Dries Van Noten and Carine Roitfeld's designs for Uniqlo. Galliano also brought the "DIY" spirit to his second ready-to-wear collection for Margiela, […]

London - Once thought of as the creative highpoint of the global fashion weeks, Milan has slowly been slipping behind its world counterparts over the past years. This season however saw a series artistic highlights, as younger designers took the spotlight and brought the winds of change with them. With […]

Milan fashion week started off boldly, with Gucci paving the way for a season that will see a new romanticism alongside a maximalist take on colour, pattern and extravagent embellishment. Analysing the catwalk collections, what emerged were key materials such as fluid sheers and layered transparencies, […]

Giorgio Armani had three important things to say on Monday: yes, he can do colours other than grey and beige, no, he is going nowhere and no, he has not had a nose job. The first point was made by his Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection, an unexpectedly colourful affair suffused by various hues […]