Fashion

Alaïa may have become a byword for a certain kind of glamorous silhouette, but that’s only one very sliver of the house’s vast repertoire. For fall, the Maison Alaïa studio focused on daywear, a direction reinforced by the profusion of flat footwear styles on offer, from slides and loafers to lace-up boots and knit sneakers.
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Having spent years training myself in the art of trend-hunting and It item–spotting, I could say confidently that I’m certain Dr. Martens boots are more popular than ever. In 2019, the heritage footwear brand reported double-digit growth (revenue stacks up now to a pretty cool £454.4 million—NBD), and that translates very visibly into just how often I
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For his second couture collection for Azzaro, Olivier Theyskens wanted the lineup to reflect his creative process, which spans ready-to-wear and men’s wear offerings. “By the time I get to the couture part, I often want timeless dresses, ones that are just an idea, sometimes disconnected from the season,” he said during a showroom preview,
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Stepping back a full century – perhaps in the hope that the 2020s will also roar – Russian couturier Ulyana Sergeenko sought escape in period glamor. With her 10th anniversary collection, she took inspiration from Russian silent-movie star Vera Kholodnaya to produce a lineup chock full of Art Deco references, from artist Erté and the
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Beyoncé: Ice Princess. That’s the visual inspired by Icy Park, the singer’s latest drop in her Adidas x Ivy Park collection. The third iteration of the collection is designed to bring the street to the slopes with an assortment of apparel, footwear and accessories that blend alpine-inspired elements with classic streetwear references. The size-inclusive collection
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Stéphane Ashpool whipped together an energetic film and clothes that reflected his view on street style — flashy and richly textured, with a streak of romance. A model flaunting a long trenchcoat in orange crackled leather trench gave it a dramatic twirl. Another wore a light pink suede bomber, embellished with shiny gold patches. Ashpool
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Like the soul-searching Peer Gynt, Sarah-Linh Tran and Christophe Lemaire compared their fall collection, with its wintry color palette and tone-on-tone layers, to an onion. It may be a humble vegetable, but it is also eminently versatile and full of flavor, so proved an apt metaphor. Intending to cater to the current need for protection
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Chinese designer Ziggy Chen, inspired by the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, a UNESCO world heritage site, fused natural and architectural influences in a wardrobe for the 21st-century gentleman. His softened-up three-piece suits, in a patchwork of natural fabrics sourced from small producers, had the look of worn-in military uniforms with their rows of contrasting buttons.
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You’d think that taking on an extra gig as creative director of Diesel would pile on the stress for Glenn Martens, but according to him, designing his Y/Project collection this season was a cinch. It’s the first time the Paris-based brand has merged men’s wear and women’s wear into a single unified collection, and Martens
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A yearning for unspoiled nature was the starting point for Wooyoungmi’s fall collection. “Like any other person, I’ve become increasingly more concerned by the environment. But after reading ‘The Memory’ by Bernard Werber, where the protagonists go back in the past and explore nature, and then ‘Forgotten Beasts’ from American illustrator Matt Sewell, I felt
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If you’re looking for some fresh outfit inspiration to potentially test out in 2021, you’ve landed in the right spot. That’s right. We took a scroll through the feeds of some of our favourite fashion follows to uncover modern looks that are simple yet incredibly forward. While you’ll definitely notice trendy elements in each, the common
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Many in fashion are playing it safe these days. In tough times, people tend to stick to the tried and tested. Not so 
Véronique Nichanian, whose fall collection for Hermès was a stretch for a house known for hewing close to its traditions and operating at a distance from the buzzy fashion world outside. The
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Capturing the essence of California, where the threat of natural disaster is everyday, and the future thinking to mitigate it a chief industry, L.A. designer Reese Cooper brought his men’s and women’s catwalk to the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. The tailoring-meets-outdoor gear head collection stood up to the dramatic indoor-outdoor setting, further elevating 23-year-old Cooper
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Lockdown is proving fruitful for Peter Dundas, who has just added men’s wear to his burgeoning lifestyle offer. He designed women’s pre-fall and men’s wear together, and the latter includes shirts and languid tops, all with a Seventies rock ’n’ roll feel. Dundas had already been doing men’s bespoke pieces, and said the time was
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Creating clothes in virtual times poses a unique challenge for fashion designers: how to make outfits that pop on the screen, but also look great on the body. Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter took a crack at squaring the circle with their pre-fall collection for Nina Ricci, which was all sharp lines and bold colorblocking.
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The late Joe Brainard has been described as an “unclassifiable” artist, though he is associated with the New York School of creative types that turned out poetry, art and performances in the 1950s and 1960s. Hard also to pigeonhole the men’s wear Jonathan Anderson creates for Loewe, consistently daring — and occasionally confounding. This season
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